New To Me 1970

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  1. Oct 30, 2017
    hudsonhawk

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    that will buff out. Don't worry about it. ;)

    Nice pair of CJs.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2017
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Scary as it looks, if the piston would move at all and get out of there, AND the bleeder screw comes loose, I've cleaned, honed and re-sealed cylinders that looked like that. Wheel cylinders are over-rated! LOL.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Today was pretty good. Finished the brakes on the front and my assistant (grandson) helped me bleed the brakes. Closed up the MC, floor and reinstalled the seats. Test drive went well. Here is a new view outside the garage for the first time in a while. The tires are P215-70-15. They are 5 ply tread (two steel, two polyester, one nylon) and 2 ply sidewall.
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    FinoCJ

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    What is your paint/surface/cleaning/polishing materials of choice? Looks great - you are inspiring me to try and make my paint look a bit better.
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    Thanks. I have used Turtle Wax polishing and Turtle Wax Speed Compounds. I am too cheep to buy a buffer so I use an old foam headlight polishing pad, water and old T-shirts. It makes a good glamour shot in the shade as well as looking acceptable at 25MPH or 35 feet. You might want to zoom in and you can see it is somewhat shiny beat up paint.
    And then that dang Focker got me using the BEAM IT and now I feel bad if I don't post a photo. Notice my assistant (grandson) peeking out from behind the driver side wiper blade.
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  7. Nov 6, 2017
    kelleesimms

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    Nice find.

    That's a lot of polishing!
     
  8. Nov 7, 2017
    1957Willys

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    That is way cool I have been looking for a DJ3,DJ5 or DJ6. Does it have a I beam front axle or a round tube front axle?
     
  9. Nov 7, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Mine has the tube axle.

    JEEP used the Clark Reverse Elliott I beam axle and four lug wheels on the DJ3A and DJ5/DJ6 through 1967.

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    Photo of a 67 chassis by Greg Risk.

    1968 brought out the non driving Dana tube axle and 5 lug wheels. This tube axle appears to be the same front axle used by AMGeneral on the Dispatcher 100 (DJ5x).

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    70 tube axle with 12 leaf front springs. :confused:
     
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  10. Nov 7, 2017
    jeepstar

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    HA! I love it! a little polishing and TLC and it looks REALLY nice!! keep up the good work!
    any other "big" plans in the works? drive it as is?

    I like how well your engine bay cleaned up. did you [pressure wash it? soak it with engine degreaser or oven cleaner?
     
  11. Nov 7, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    The fenders/painted surfaces were cleaned with a dry kitchen brush and then soap and water. The battery tray, support rods and air cleaner assemblies were cleaned, sanded and painted. On the block I just wiped it to remove a little grease.
    It came from the factory with dual note horns of which only one was still there. I changed the horn to a more jeep sounding horn. The battery was reversed and I replaced the battery cables which were toast. I also added a pipe cap over the disconnected heater box.

    Future plans are to fix the brake lights and align the front end. I am also considering a new fuel tank as this one seems to have a pinhole somewhere on top. Don't know if I can repair it or not.
     
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  12. Nov 7, 2017
    1957Willys

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    Does it have a T90 transmission and is the radiator different? Because it looks smaller than a factory CJ radiator?
     
  13. Nov 7, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    It has a T96 three speed. The radiator is narrow-from an earlier model or M38A1. it may have had a wide radiator to match the grille. The home made plate that fills in the gap is a 1/4 steel.

    If anyone has a 70 or 71 F134 I’d appreciate seeing a foto of the radiator setup.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2017
    kelleesimms

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    I like the combination Acme/Home Depot RH emergency brakes!
     
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