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Project Jerry Rigged

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeep peep69, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Nov 29, 2020
    jeep peep69

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    So I bought this 1961 cj 5 about 6 months ago the only thing it had that was any good was a clean title and current tags. The body is in fair shape a few wrinkles and some rust in the floor boards that will need to be repaired. 20201129_144610_compress1.jpg 20201129_144622_compress51.jpg
     

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  2. Nov 29, 2020
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    The frame is complete toast the plan is to build a new frame from 2×4×3/16 box tubing. 20201129_144700_compress66.jpg 20201129_144806_compress25.jpg 20201129_144753_compress78.jpg
     
  3. Nov 29, 2020
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    Wow thought my frame was f@##&d. I’m Interested in seeing how your new frame turns out as I’m at the same point in my Jeep build.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2020
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    Got some work done today on the rear axle cleaned up all the old greese scraped off two piece axle shafts and 9 inch brakes removed in preparation to put 11 inch brakes and full floating axles on it. Just need to wipe it down with greese remover and paint next
     
  5. Dec 13, 2020
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    Got the spindles cleaned up and the intermediate gear out of transfer case to go to the machine shop to be sized to fit in rear axle and tapered bearings installed in the intermediate gear. 20201213_164944_resize_6.jpg 20201213_165005_resize_13.jpg
     
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  6. Dec 20, 2020
    jeep peep69

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    Lots more cleaning today 60 years worth of cooked on crud. Got the spindles and intermediate gear boxed up and sent off to Mcruff. My next thing to do is try and resurrect the transmission it was full of water and like three inch’s of something that resembled road tar with a horrible stench.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2021
    jeep peep69

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    20210116_195228_resize_39.jpg 20210116_165803_resize_90.jpg 20210116_165754_resize_87.jpg 20210116_195228_resize_39.jpg 20210116_195238_resize_74.jpg 20210116_165731_resize_33.jpg 20210116_165803_resize_90.jpg 20210116_165731_resize_33.jpg Made some progress on the rear axle today my spindles came back from Mcruff he did an excellent job of sizing them to fit the axle housing. Painted the axle and backing plates and did some body work on the differential cover it had a large dent in it.
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2021
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    Got the hubs installed today. I like to hand pack the wheel bearings no clean way to do it just got to dig in and get sloppy. Tried to change the pinion bearing but flaps gave me the wrong one. Also waiting on studs and lock nuts for the locking hubs. Took the shift rods out of the vinegar solution and cleaned them up they are not salvageable so back to the drawing board on what to do for.a transmission this heap came with 2 but neither one is any good. 20210117_135710_compress0.jpg
     

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  9. Jan 30, 2021
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    More work today on the rear axle my cobbled together with used parts full float conversion is fighting me the axle shafts I bought were 1/6" to large in diameter for the d30 spindles so out came the die grinder with a flap wheel to resize inside of the spindles and the axle shafttook a while but I go it done.. one side is done with hub installed with arp studs and lock nuts 20210130_153044_compress8.jpg 20210130_170232_compress22.jpg
     

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  10. Feb 5, 2021
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    Today was a bad day it seems like I've been taking one step forward and two backwards. I went to put the rear cover on the rearend and seen a bolt on the power lock carrier that looked weird checked it and it was broke off in the carrier. Everything comes apart again pull the carrier and disassembled it got the broken bolt out luckily it came out easy drilled a couple small divots in it and used a small punch to spin it out done for the day I will put it together in the morning. 20210205_160845_compress78.jpg 20210205_160845_compress78.jpg 20210205_160845_compress78.jpg
     

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  11. Feb 5, 2021
    timsresort

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    I kind of arrived late, but if those are D30 spindles, and 19 spline axles, you have to take like .010" out of the middle to get them through the spindle. There are guys exploring ways to get 30 spline axles through there, but that's another topic.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2021
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    Ya I kind of discovered this the hard way but was able to nibble enough out of the spindles and off the middle of the shafts to get them to fit a coworker trued them up for me where the inner bearing rides on the shafts so we are good to go now till the next lion roars.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2021
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    Success finally done with the rear axle if I was to work on more axles I would make a jig to hold it.jack stands work but my wife found no humor in sitting on the axle to hold it in place while I torqued the pinion and carrier bearing caps. 20210206_162832_compress91.jpg
     
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