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Pictures Of Lilly, My 59 CJ5

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by baldjosh, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2018
    baldjosh

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    last week I got tired of looking at the white wagon wheels and decided to move forward with them...I was going to powder coat them myself but then I noticed that I couldn't get them in my blast cabinet...oh well, I called the pro's and they charge 55 bucks a piece....in the end I think worth every penny not having to fight to remove paint, blast, and some how get them in the oven without brushing any powder off.
    I decided to go with the same powder as the frame...and I'm very happy with them!!! Gives Lilly a burley look!
    I call the color Charcoal...:sneak:
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  2. May 10, 2018
    baldjosh

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    About the same time I realized that though I'm along way from hearing the engine... one of the last steps for me will be the cooling system and the radiator needs attention. I would hate to get to the spot where I'm ready to turn the key only to have to wait for the repairs...so off to the shop went the radiator. Everything got dipped and pressure tested....needed a new core....cracks soldered up...and a fresh coat of "radiator black". this shop works on a lot of classic cars and semi truck radiators and has been in business for a long time so the extra $ I think was well worth it. I got a call yesterday that its done so I picked it up today...ready to go when needed...it turned out really nice
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  3. May 10, 2018
    baldjosh

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    Haven't had much time to do any more prep as I picked up another upholstery job...this one for the guy who is machining Lilly's engine...Barter:bananatool:
    that is now out of the shop so we will see what I get to...really just excited to go to work on putting the engine together!
    all caught up on Jeep news
     
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  4. May 10, 2018
    55_Willys_CJ5

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    Nice story and thread. Looking forward to the progress you make and the end result.
     
  5. May 13, 2018
    Muzikp

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    Wheels look good. Maybe I missed it, you already picked up the engine from the shop?
     
  6. May 14, 2018
    baldjosh

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    Thanks! Im pretty darn happy with them
    not yet...i might go by today and see where its at...I think he is pretty swamped with work
     
  7. May 25, 2018
    baldjosh

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    stopped by the machinists yesterday...still not done:banghead:
    things have been busy but I did manage to get a few things done, some random pieces powder coated
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    ordered a new E brake cable, its Omix but actually seems pretty nice
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    Ive been waiting to try a new high gloss powder that I ordered a while back...mixed results. I coated a stop lamp bucket for a buddy...that turned out real nice along with the e brake, but the glove box and cover, and grab bar for Lilly turned out milky and translucent in areas...seemed like I had enough powder on? maybe it got to hot. not sure if ill use it again or just go to paint for the gloss parts.
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    I had taken the distributer apart some time ago,
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    finally got the housing coated and polished the shaft up...cleaned the 2 oil wicks and resoaked in fresh oil. also put a strip of cloth down the sintered bushing and soaked in oil overnight as the baking of the powder coat allowed the lubricant to ooze out.
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    I'm happy with how it came out:D
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  8. Jul 29, 2018
    baldjosh

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    I got a call from the machinist mid last week, he finally had the engine up on the bench but there's a problem...the crankshaft rope seal is WAY to big. he had done some calling around and was told they didn't have seals the correct size. there was some confusion on the matter... so I started making calls...wound up talking to Dan who owns Classic Military Vehicles / www.jeep1942.com / He was super helpful and great to talk to, he gave me the number for a guy with Best seal to chat with and he said this is coming up more and more often. Best seal makes a rope and rubber seal that I was assured were both of top notch quality...really just my preference. I talked to the machinist and we decided to go with the rubber lip seal as they talked it up pretty good...hope itll last!
    heres a pic of the new Fel-pro rope seal next to the Best seal.
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    The machinist originally wanted to go rope, but Dan at classic really sold me on the rubber as the crankshaft was just freshened up, no pits or issues.

    Also found 4 tire dollies on craigslist...Ive wanted a set since I got the jeep as space is always at a premium. they are nice heavy-duty aluminum with good castors...the price was right and the guy was about a mile from me:bananatool:
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    Every few months I like to shift everything from one side of the shop to the other and deep clean...then shift it all to the previous and repeat. every thing is on castors and now... so is Lilly:D
     
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  9. Jul 30, 2018
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    Can you come by my place every month and shift everything and deep clean? I'll buy you dinner... any drive-thru of your choice, any single item on the kids menu.
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2018
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    Good grief that took awhile...super excited to resume work on the Jeep!!!
     
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  11. Aug 17, 2018
    baldjosh

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    I've been chomping at the bit to get the engine in my shop and as soon as i do...things get busy!
    i found some time over the last couple days though...cleaning, scrubbing, degreasing, scrub, scrub, scrub...
    masked up
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    3 coats of paint
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    finished product...:rofl:I say that like its done...
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    Its hard not to put the horse before the cart...keep thinking ill install the motor, then remember ive got a million other things to do first...
     
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  12. Aug 24, 2018
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    2 steps forward...1 3/4 steps back. valve train in, cover on. timing cover, water pump, oil pump and distributer, a few other odds and ends...and the oil pan, sealed up nice with "the right stuff"...love that stuff till i hate that stuff because that stuff is a pain in the stuff to remove when you have to pull the oil pan...
    threaded the crank to flywheel nuts by hand, but as i started torquing them down something felt like :poo:

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    5 of the 6 actually came up tight but the 6th one spun...after pulling the flywheel off it was pretty apparent that all 6 were suspect...??? Im flabbergasted...
    i guess in the end i am better off then this grenading itself down the road.
    ... ill be spending some time on my back

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    Is this fun or what???

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    the best part is the constant worry that a little piece of sealant or gasket will clog the oil flow somewhere and starve a bearing or ???
     
  13. Aug 24, 2018
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    Its on a stand, why didn’t you just roll it over instead of laying on your back to scrape?
     
  14. Aug 25, 2018
    baldjosh

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    all the scrapings fall on the ground...not in the engine.
    it wasnt too rough, and now its done. rear cap pulled off, new hardened bolts back in, tapered bolts were fine, cap back on with new goo around cap and seal gizmos.

    I just thought of something in that last sentence...both tapered bolts look great...the other four look terrible...wonder if they were not original or non hardened or???

    oh well, new oil pan seal at my FLAPS this morning and back to it...
     
  15. Aug 31, 2018
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    couple days ago i got the new bolts in and got it sealed back up (not with "the right stuff" ). rented the hoist again and got it in place:D 20180829_170224.jpg 20180829_170247.jpg

    seems an awful lot of the clay brown on the tranny and t-case but once the tub is on it wont be seen as much and i think its gonna look good.

    I started bolting up parts and discovered one of the threaded holes for an exhaust stud is stripped out :banghead:
    Helicoil will hopefully make it all better...wish i had noticed this right off the bat...would have had the machinist do it on his bench
     
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  16. Aug 31, 2018
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    Awesome work. Lily is coming along nicely. Before you know it you will be out wheeling around.
     
  17. Aug 31, 2018
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    Really nice work. Waiting for the final day
     
  18. Aug 31, 2018
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    Wow, just got thru reading the history of lily. You have come a long way with patience and diligence. Old iron has a lot of challenges. Nice when projects like lily, come out looking at least factory level or better.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2018
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    Great progress!!! You decided to keep the Ross box instead of saginaw I see.
     
  20. Feb 10, 2019
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    Not a lot to update but I feel it's time to add something to this thread....
    A lack of Jeep money has sapped my motivation...i've done a few things over the last few months with parts I bought a long time ago...and set on the parts rack to stare at…

    Yeah...going with the Ross box for now...there seems to be no rhyme or reason to what i am keeping original...and the stuff im updating/changing

    Toyota starter installed…
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    Delco 1 wire mounted using willys overland alternator mounting kit and large pulley...Im very happy with this kit...the only issue i had was the pulley was too thick to mount on the alternator Shaft
    ( Like a dummy I bought the alternator before the pulley arrived in order to choose wisely ) One of the guys at the FLAPs i bought the alternator from has a lathe and happily turned the pulley so it would fit.
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    I decided to get the tub on and rigged up a set up to do so...2x6 chunk across the roll up door tracks, some rope and a come-a-long.
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    The jeep was originally uncovered in a barn full of chickens and chicken poo...so i finally drug the tin out into the driveway and washed the years of gross-ness off.
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    That's when it dawned on me that the tub was covered in the same layer of crud....so the tub comes off again to get a bath.

    Time to take the rigging down...instead of using the ladder i lust swat at the 2x6 with a broom, which comes out, catches on the rope, and swings back into my forehead ...nice gash and a concussion...spent some time feeling pretty woozy and dry heaving


    I had ordered a push on shift knob that was not so easily pushed on...I threaded the tip of the shift cane and drilled the knob out and used a stainless t-nut to thread the knob down into place.
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    Good news is Im back to work, so eventually i will have some Jeep funds again.:bananatool:
     

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