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SSDutch - a 1964 CJ6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Boyink, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Nov 24, 2007
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yea..well...I still want a cover for the motor but we'll see if it's possible once everything else is done..;)
     
  2. Nov 25, 2007
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    Is that an unlicensed nuclear accelerator under your seat? ;)
     
  3. Nov 25, 2007
    Jeepman252

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    Dutch version of flux capacitor...8)
     
  4. Nov 25, 2007
    Boyink

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    No...I'm just happy to see you....R)R)R)
     
  5. Nov 25, 2007
    jd7

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    :shock:eeewwww:rofl:.......
     
  6. Dec 1, 2007
    Boyink

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    Man..strange to come update this thread seeing David as the last guy to respond. Gonna miss him. :cry:

    Back to the water tank project today:

    I went and got all the fittings so I could better estimate where to mount the pump. Once that was figured out I put some mounting screws through from the bottom, welded them into place, then ground the heads flush. Now the pump can just slip down on the studs and get secured down.

    I also re-visited the ammo-box-as-pump-cover idea, this time flipping the box over and using the bottom as the pump cover. I think this will work - I’ll need to put some larger holes in the sides to accommodate the water inlets and outlets. I’ll also need to notch the top to allow the fill elbow to get mounted - but all in all for a $7 start I can work with it. Height-wise it'll end up right about the same as the rear floor - almost planned...

    Note that in this pic the water tank isn’t fully into the frame - I’ve a fitting installed that’s keeping it from sliding in place. Once mounted there will be about 1” between the tank and pump cover.

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  7. Dec 5, 2007
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    I hear ya brutha -- I'm still bummin'. :cry: 3,035 posts from him, locked in time for us.

    Ah yes, flip the ammo can -- good idea! another great consumer product from Boyink!
     
  8. Dec 5, 2007
    fourtrail

    fourtrail Built not Bought

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    Probably a dumb question not knowing the size of the tank, could you have cut the bottom out of an old fuel tank and set it down over the top of the tank and pump? Then run the fill/pressure lines up the filler neck and still used the gas cap.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2007
    Boyink

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    Nope. Shape is wrong, and I had to mod the fuel filler inlet in the body in order to get the rollcage lifted out. Good idea though - that'd be stealthy.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2007
    Boyink

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    OK -

    Here's where I'm at. There are so many constraints with this setup I'm amazed it's still coming together. I've cut holes in the ammo can to accommodate the water connection to the tank and the outlet. Today I did the notch to accommodate the water fill elbow.

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    But - it all eventually goes together and looks like it'll work. I'll mount a switch and light on the front of the ammo can for turning on the water pump.

    You guys see any issue with painting the tank itself black? I'd just like it to not be so visible under the seat.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2007
    jayhawkclint

    jayhawkclint ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Dang, Mike, looks great! Not to make more work for you, but how 'bout a simple sheet metal cover that would slip over the whole package to sort of make it monolithic and blend in like a factory tank would've? Even one step furher, mount the skin of a gas cap to the filler neck on the outside.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2007
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

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    With a black tank you might get warm water...But then the fuel does not fair too badly in a black tank.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2007
    Boyink

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    Well - mainly because my sheet metal skills aren't up to that task, and it's a really odd space to try and fit anything more into. Although I could probably just have used the rollcage as a base and put sheet metal around it (rather than under it), but that would make all this work on the pump enclosure a waste..;)

    I really don't want to make it look like a gas tank in anyway - I'd hate to have someone "help out" by filling it up inadvertently...

    On the black tank and water temp - I guess I figure that'd be nice most of the time as the water will probably get used more for cleaning things than drinking.

    Oh - forgot I also want to be able to see the water level in the tank. Even if I paint it I'll tape off a vertical stripe so I can see the level.
     
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  14. Dec 15, 2007
    bkd

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    Mike one of the problems you may run into is algae over time....in the nursery business we paint any clear liquid tanks black to deflect sunlight thus less algae....don't think it's gonna make much diff in water temp....you probably wanna plan a schedule of cleaning w/ a solution that includes bleach (food grade) to keep the tank clean
    Looking good!
    Jim S.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2007
    Boyink

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    Thanks Jim - didn't know about the black paint lessening the chance for algea.

    The RV store has some treatments for keeping the tank sanitary as well.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2008
    Boyink

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    Sheeshe...slipped to page 6 even...:rofl:

    After 3 months of doing nothing I finally got back in the garage tonight.

    Attached shows the fruit of tonights efforts - but I have to give Steve Lane a chance to guess first as it's all his fault...
     
  17. Mar 25, 2008
    w3srl

    w3srl Semi-retired in Florida Staff Member

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    Jeeze Mike, I can't remember what I had for breakfast most days and you expect me to remember what I suggested you do 3+ months ago? R)

    I give up.
     
  18. Mar 25, 2008
    Boyink

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    3 months? R)

    Further back than that...you gave me part at Tellico...
     
  19. Mar 25, 2008
    w3srl

    w3srl Semi-retired in Florida Staff Member

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    Ah so! :D

    She's a fit then?
     
  20. Mar 25, 2008
    Boyink

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    Isn't mounted yet - rivets didn't want to pound out of the frame. Looks like it'll bolt up with one extra hole to drill though.
     

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