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Scott's '66 Make It Driveable Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Buildflycrash, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Aug 30, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    The old harness’ refused to stay adjusted tightly. Cynthia approves of the new 4 point harness.

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    FinoCJ

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    how do you have the over the shoulder strapes anchored in the rear?
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    I drilled a hole in the floor and put the biggest washer I could find under the bolts.
     
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    FinoCJ

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    Assuming I keep working on the 58 wagon, I would like to replace the seats and would like to figure out more than just lap belts...3pt shoulder belt is tricky as there is nothing to mount the high point to without drilling through the body. Been thinking of using some nice corbeau bucket seats (https://www.4wd.com/p/corbeau-moab-...m_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1) and harness mounting to either the seat bracket or through the floor. Not sure how functional a 4pt harness is for daily driving/cruising. I hate loosing originality, but if its going to be more than an ice cream getting, have got to figure out some sort of comfortable seats. Of all oddity, I kept the OEM low backs with lap belts in the cj - which is probably the one that could use 3 or 4pt harness and highbacks for safety....but the low backs just seem right to me.
     
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    BadGoat

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    I have the same Tanaka harnesses in red in my 65, mine are bolted to the side of the fender well, but it's the same basic concept. Technically these are not installed correctly (mine too), as they should be anchored no more than 10 degrees below the shoulder. Apparently the risk is of spinal compression during an accident.

    For daily use, we usually resort to just the lap belts, but it only takes another 30 seconds to hook up the shoulder belts.

    Mike
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    The Tanaka ones are the set that came out. The new (hopefully better) harness' are from Ace's Racing.
    4 Point Harness With Ez-Buckle
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    So I spent an afternoon Monday after work getting everything back into the jeep( floor mats , Tools bags, console spare tire carrier, bikini top). Just needed the one back-ordered spring to get back on the road. I got a call from my office and UPS showed up yesterday with the spring! One look and I knew it was wrong. It had like 7 leafs instead of 4. I ordered a ProComp and they sent an Old Man Emu. A call to 4WD and hopefully the correct spring is on the way - from California! It’s going to be several days before I’m back on the road!
     
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  9. Sep 14, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    I finally got a replacement spring and installed over the weekend. 4WD .com really screw up by sending me the wrong spring then after I returned it they just couldn't seem to get their crap together and ship a replacement. I ordered one from an EBay vendor and it took a few days to arrive from Vegas.

    On the Saturday test drive I noticed some dragging and poor braking from the front left. Upon further investigation I found the I totally screw up the inner wheel bearing by not installing the nuts and lock washer correctly. :cry:

    Here's the spindle with the remainder of the bearing still stuck on.

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    So, the wheel hub is shot from the wasted bearing going around in there. It will be a couple days before QuadraTec can deliver the new hub. :banghead:
     
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