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Project Snowshoe

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, May 2, 2020.

  1. Aug 12, 2020
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher

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    I pulled the mouse infested heater out. It has both cold air hose clamps still! I will be saving those for my ‘56 farm CJ5.

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    This jeep had an aftermarket windshield wash setup in it. I hope to reuse the washer fluid bag.

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    The foot pump is all dried out and cracked. Luckily I saved all original windshield stuff off the ‘70 cj5 I took apart. So I have the original dash hand pump and cowl nozzle to make it all work.

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  2. Aug 13, 2020
    GillaFunk

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    Wow....manual foot-pump.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Made some repairs to the driver's door. The lower hinge was snapped off, so I welded that back on.

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    I had some other doors that I took out of a dirt pile and at least the driver's had the latch. Too bad the outside door handle was missing and the spring was rotted inside, so I improvised.

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    I used a Chinese allen wrench from a furniture kit as a handle. It works!

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    I had the steering servo leftover from when I did Ted's power steering setup, so I put that in the steering shaft.

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  4. Aug 17, 2020
    garage gnome

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  5. Aug 17, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    What is a steering servo? Like electric power steering?
     
  6. Aug 18, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Its a control valve for the hydraulic assist I'll be putting in. Hydraulic assist is far better than a power steering box because it puts the stress on the axle and tie rod, where it should be. All the stress is removed from the frame, suspension and drag link.
     
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  7. Aug 18, 2020
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    Iiiinterestiiiing..... looking forward to seeing that.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2020
    garage gnome

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  9. Aug 25, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I had a heavy duty Dana 25 diff cover kicking around. So I welded on the hydraulic cylinder mount to that. After a coat of chrome in a can, it came out pretty good! :D

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    And the hydraulic cylinder all mounted up to the jeep.

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    I also mounted a power steering cooler in the grille. Next is dropping the engine in!

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  10. Aug 31, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I made up a very simple power steering pump mount for the V6. I really like these all star pumps. Very easy to work with.


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  11. Sep 1, 2020
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  12. Sep 2, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Dropped the V6 in yesterday from the donor jeep and there is one issue. I love how the engine matches the jeep.

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    The driver's side manifold heads right to the steering shaft. I'll cut it and weld it back together once I get the transmission in.

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  13. Sep 3, 2020
    OzFin

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    Looking good. Thanks for posting all the part numbers (y)

    Side note: Sweet Mfg. is less than 3 miles from my work, I've been there a few times to pick up goods but I always get a better price when I order from a second party performance supplier like Summit, Jegs, etc.
    I can get product shipped to me from across the country for less $ than what it cost when visiting them on my lunch break and picking it up in person :confused:
     
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  14. Sep 3, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Strange how Summit can sell things cheaper than the manufacturer. I could never figure that out.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    When I got my Flaming River steering column, was talking to tech person at Flaming River. Got everything figured out. He asked if I was ready to order. I told him I can get it cheaper though Summit. He said ok, call back if there is a problem.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2020
    garage gnome

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    I put the transmission in today. Its finally starting to come together! Hopefully it will run soon!

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    I used the 1970 transfer case mount too, since the hole didn't line up in the crossmember.

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  17. Sep 27, 2020 at 8:44 PM
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    I had to modify the driver’s side manifold to clear the steering shaft. I cut it apart and tig welded it together with special filler rod.

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