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Steve's 70 CJ5 Restore

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Steve's 70-5, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Aug 9, 2020
    3b a runnin

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    That color is sexy!!!
     
  3. Aug 10, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Thanks for all the "Likes" and positive comments

    Need to get carb adjusted which will mean some work.
     
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  4. Oct 2, 2020
    RJ Pops

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    That is really nice! Curious what you did with they hydraulic
    clutch and brakes.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Do not understand question
     
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    tripilio

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    Steve, do you have drawings/plans for the tire carrier? Looks nice and exactly like what I want installed on mine! Thanks!
     
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    Steve's 70-5

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    No plans. Just built it on the back of the Jeep.
     
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    tripilio

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    Awesome! Can you take a few close-ups, if you don't mind me copying it? Thanks!
     
  9. Nov 6, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Put a 12si, 3 wire alternator in. Running a little better. Still trying to figure out timing.

    The hydraulic clutch is preforming well.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Still fooling with timing, pulled the carburetor and reset float height. Tighten some screws that were not as tight as they should have been. I think I have sealing up several vacuum leaks. Timing set at 12 degrees running better. Will set timing at 5 degrees tomorrow and see how it drives.
     
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    Steve's 70-5

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    Set timing at 6-7 degrees, drove pretty good what little I drove it. Going to work on getting licensed. Then HEI distributor goes in
     
  12. Nov 22, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Got the Vin. plate cleaned up and installed. Hope to take and have it inspected and have license plate by the end of the week.

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    I feel the carburetor still is not right, going to get some different size jets and change them out and see what that does.
     
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  13. Nov 23, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Made the first road trip today, 18 miles. Drove the Jeep to the Sheriff inspection station and got inspection. Was a little worried about the drive since this was the first trip. Been doing some short drives on the neighbor street, the Jeep was a little squirrelly under acceleration. Adjusted the toe in and that really helped. Was a good trip, had to deal with starting on a hill at a stop light, e brake worked good. Hope to get a license plate tomorrow.
     
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  14. Nov 27, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    Started on this build January 2, 2013. Got a tag for it and can now drive it on the road. Never thought I would be driving the Jeep on the road

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    What I did:
    Dana 30 front axle
    Tie rod flip
    12 s alternator
    Power steering
    Flaming River steering column with tilt
    Roxor hanging pedals
    Roxor power brake booster and master cylinder
    Roxor hydraulic clutch master cylinder
    Disc brakes front and rear
    E brake on rear disc brakes
    Best top seats
    Swing out spare tire carrier

    Parts in garage to install:
    Rear gas tank
    Buick NOS, HEI Distributor
    Speed Hut cluster
    Rear seat??

    Future:
    EFI ??
     
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  15. Nov 27, 2020
    givemethewillys

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    Your punch list looks the same as mine! How do you like the roxor pedal setup so far? I came to the conclusion yesterday that my plan to get it "good enough" with the ross steering and in-floor pedals just isn't going to cut it. I have a set from an xj, but I don't know how hard it will be to adapt it.

    Your jeep looks incredible by the way, great job on it!
     
  16. Nov 27, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    I am happy with the Roxor set up. The hydraulic clutch is good and it takes little effort to work the clutch. The release is smooth. Power brakes are great. After I put some more miles on the Jeep I will probably bleed the brakes again. The Roxor parts were as a easy install, could install the pedals in a day. I did a thread in the Roxor section on the install.
     
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    Fireball

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    Congrats! It turned out great.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2020
    Allan

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    That’s dedication!
     
  19. Nov 28, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

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    In the building time, I got divorced and remarried. Moved 2 times, changed jobs twice. Worked out of town for 2 years and did very little to the Jeep.
     
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  20. Nov 28, 2020
    Allan

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    Unreal, it’s hard enough when the stars are aligned as you very well know, Jeep looks awesome!
     

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