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Operation Finish Dreams Cj-6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Hasenpfifi, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Feb 8, 2019
    Hasenpfifi

    Hasenpfifi New Member

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    It's been over 11 years since my dad started and stopped the rebuild on a 1957 CJ-6. When we started it I was around 7. Now I'm 18 and finishing highschool and have been inspired to complete the rebuild with my dads help for my senior project. Since I decided to do it for my senior project I'm on a time crunch so I have about 2-3 months to complete the Jeep! Pictures will come as I work through it! Earlier pictures of when my dad first bought the Jeep could be hard to find but If I find any I'll post them!!
     
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  2. Feb 8, 2019
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Good luck, sounds like a great project. My son built a 1968 Nova with my dad, his grandpa. It was a great learning experience and time he cherishes.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    Hasenpfifi

    Hasenpfifi New Member

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    Does anyone know why it's not giving me the option to upload files off my computer? I can't seem to post any pictures...
     
  4. Feb 8, 2019
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

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    They generally need to be hosted on a remote site - many of us use Beaming Pix as it was created by one of our members (maybe dad can help pay the small annual fee - or maybe you can use his account?). You can load pics into the forum's media gallery - and then post them in your thread - but its pretty small storage and fills up quickly unless you reduce the photo size before uploading. Bpix has an auto resize option when you upload - a very nice feature.

    here is a link about BPix
    http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/new-image-hosting-site.126152/

    here is link for posting through the forum's gallery
    http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/posting-photos-via-the-ecj5-media-gallery.78830/
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2019
    Fly Navy

    Fly Navy Member

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    You can host photos on Flickr for free, up to 1000 photos, and post them from there.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    txtoller

    txtoller Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Not to take away from Focker, I will check the site out shortly, there is also, postimage.org.

    Oh, yes welcome to another CJ6'er!
     
  7. Feb 8, 2019
    windyhill

    windyhill Sponsor Sponsor

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    Working on brakes. We have dana 30 installed with disc brakes, and are hooking up a dual reservoir master cyl. that we got a while ago from R & P. (nice looking setup) I planning on running a T for the break light switch then up to the front, T to the two front hoses. Rear just gets a line to the rear hose over the axle? Do we need a proportioning valve or anything? It's been a while, were getting back into this.

    Here's pics of the Herm setup and the R&P Setup, which we decided to go with for this project.
    CJ6 herm MC.JPG cj6 R&P MC.JPG cj6 R&P MC2.JPG
     
  8. Feb 8, 2019
    windyhill

    windyhill Sponsor Sponsor

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    CJ6 frame.JPG Here's a The run down on our project and where we are at currently.
    A Late 50's CJ6 with a V6 swap, a Rebuilt SM465 mated to Dana 18 with Novak adapter. We will be running a Warn overdrive, PTO adapter, and twin stick Ramsey PTO winch. For the rear we're not 100% sure but are leaning towards a rear Ramsey PTO winch as well. :sneak:
    To make room up front for the winch we're re working everything with Herms Power steering kit, and some custom steering shafts. It's really tight, we're close but not there yet. We have rebuilt a disc brake dana 30 and installed a True-trac locker and heavy wall tie rods.
    Out back it's resting on the stock dana 44 but we have a flanged 44 which will be getting stuffed with 5:38's and a E-locker and then installed.
    Rancho 2.5" springs (I think) and 32-33" tires.
    The Odd fire hasn't been run in 15 years so are figuring it will need a complete rebuild.
    Body is in relatively good shape, it needs hat channels etc, underneath, and some other love, but has the original floors etc. still in it.
    We are trying to fit in a 60/40 split bench as well but haven't figured how to run it with the twin stick pto levers that get moved back for overdrive. We will finish it off with a rust free venting windshield I got in AZ years ago. :beer:
     
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  9. Feb 8, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    That's worth the 11 year wait.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2019
    Focker

    Focker I Hate Being Bi-Polar, It's Awesome. Staff Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I replied to your PM. Try it now and let me know.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2019
    jwmckenzie

    jwmckenzie Sponsor Sponsor

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    Welcome to EJC5. From your Avatar looks like your front end sheet metal is painted Indian Ceramic with an off white inset. My CJ6 is a '67.

    Jon.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2019
    Hasenpfifi

    Hasenpfifi New Member

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    Yup that worked! Thanks so much!
     
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  13. Feb 9, 2019
    Hasenpfifi

    Hasenpfifi New Member

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    CJ-6.JPG Body .JPG

    Left is where the Jeeps progress stood 11 years ago. Right is it's current state.
     
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  14. Feb 9, 2019
    txtoller

    txtoller Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Great start!
     
  15. Jun 7, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    So did this happen??
    :watch:
     
  16. Jun 7, 2019
    Hasenpfifi

    Hasenpfifi New Member

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    Umm... Working on it still. Might I have been a little gutsy to begin with! don't tell dad...
     
  17. Jun 7, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    You can do it. Make a plan, stay focused and try to tackle one task at a time. All 3 things I am terrible at but as the old saying goes “those who can’t do, teach!” Lol in my defense I have a bad case of HLS....... short for “hey look squirrel”. :whistle:
     
  18. Jun 7, 2019
    Chilly

    Chilly Active Member 2019 Sponsor

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    There were times when I felt overwhelmed with the body work. Scraping off undercoating, for example. Sometimes the hardest part of a particular task is the starting of it. Take a breath, set your jaw, resolve to work efficiently for one hour on the task you are dreading. Next thing you know it's two hours later and you made progress. Do that a few times a week.

    What is the job you are dreading? Maybe we can offer some tips, or at least encouragement.

    Last night I was at friend's garage working on assembling my 304. Man, did I want to stop at 1930 and go have a beer or three. Almost left. Instead, I stayed and installed both cylinder heads. Tonight is Friday. I'm planning to WANT to have a few beers right after work. Instead I'll run straight to his place and install intake manifold, oil pan, vibe damper, pulleys, etc.
     
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  19. Jun 7, 2019
    Hasenpfifi

    Hasenpfifi New Member

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    The biggest wall I keep hitting is time. School has been super busy the last few months but I just graduated highschool. I have a lot of trips planned this summer however so it's gonna be hard to get a whole lot done this summer! won't stop me from trying though!
     
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  20. Jun 7, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Destroyer of Jeeps Sponsor

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    I had the same plan when I was in high school; fix the Jeep and drive it. It took me two years to make my cj5 roadworthy and I only drove it twice senior year. Not sure it was worth the trouble looking back now.

    X3 on time management and staying focused on one thing at a time. Wasted more time and money on other junk cars while I’ve had my 3b that I could’ve done everything for it three times over.

    Looks like a great start. Good luck.
     
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