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"the Love-seat Jeep" Named For The 60/40 Seat

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Dave B, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Jun 25, 2020
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Appears the passenger seat hinge mountings have been moved to the left for whatever reason--the two original holes they didn't use (one on each mount) can be felt inside the toolbox.

    Regarding the function of the seats--Yep, a long galvanized lever (just above the gas tank) releases the slide mechanism on the driver's 2/3. The slider allows about 5 inches of travel. With the 2/3 seat as far back as possible, the lower frame is about 1/2" from the wheelhouse---at that point, when hinging the back forward it misses clearing the steering wheel by about an inch & quarter (1-1/4").

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  2. Jun 25, 2020
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Some info.was already noted, but....

    A 3-speed transmission-----assumed to be a T86AA, as it is a cane shift; with an assumed single-stick Spicer 18 transfer case & the third stick is for the PTO (Disengage/Forward & Engage/Rearward).
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  3. Jun 25, 2020
    Keys5a

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    I believe the lever for the slider changed with the '66 model year. Yours protrudes forward, and the '65-earlier sticks out the side near the fuel fill recess.
    -Donny
     
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  4. Jun 25, 2020
    Keys5a

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    All V6 Tuxes were cane shift, as were some earlier MKlll Tuxes. All the F134 MKlV Tuxes were originally column shift only, unless it had the optional 4 speed. Your assumptions are correct.
    Your seats are a great example of original stock upholstery. If you recover them, save the old covers for patterns.
    -Donny
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2020
    jeepermc

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    I don't have a tux, but I do have a 66 CJ-6 that has the 1/3-2/3 bench. Neither seat has sliders, both fold, passenger tumbles, and they had coil springs before I added seat pans and foam and had them recovered. Passenger side mounts to the toolbox.
     
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  6. Jun 26, 2020
    timgr

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    This sounds like what I recall and what they picture in the '74-80 parts book.

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  7. Jun 26, 2020
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Beautiful day for a Shade-tree Mechanic. Built a battery hold-down bracket. Removed, cleaned , gapped the spark plugs.

    Why would the PO have been running AC R46SZ spark plugs? It's a points and condenser distributor, not HEI

    AC R46SZ ---- R = Resistor; 4 = 14mm; 6 = heat range cold 1-9 hot [6 is above center]; S = Extended tip; Z = Special gap [usually denotes a wide gap] In my case--a .060 gap

    The 46SZ plug is designed for wider spark gaps needed for HEI ignition. But, this "point & condenser Jeep" is running good with the AC R46SZ

    Could it be because of slow moving snowplow/winter work? I believe snowplow work is all the PO did with it.

    The plugs were very clean upon inspection; no gray, no tan, with a faint touch of black, but almost none. Light, light wire brushing and they look new.

    Would it be good to get plugs with a .035 gap?


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  8. Jun 27, 2020
    timgr

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    Also, I expect front seats that fold without latching became illegal after the standards revisions of the late 60s. This could explain why the earlier seats both folded, and the later seats were fixed. The '76-up seats are still 2/3-1/3 type, but a rigid molded foam style.

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  9. Jun 27, 2020
    bigbendhiker

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    I don't recall seeing too many CJ's with whitewalls, but I like the look on yours. You sir, have a really nice looking Jeep! Congratulations!
     
  10. Jun 27, 2020
    timgr

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    I would run what's there. Seems like the ignition is in good condition. I would replace the ignition wires routinely. They are usually neglected and you can't tell much by looking. Hoses and belts too. Really the first thing I'd do is remove the plow and broken winch. Then fix the brakes and drive it around some.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2020
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Thanks---the black wheels didn't keep me from buying it--lol. They grow on ya--may not paint them white as the others, we'll see.
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    1967 CJ5 ---------------------------------------------------- '78 CJ7
    Why the snowshoes? Because in Minnesota you're either in winter or preparing for winter! Same with the firewood.
     
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  12. Jun 29, 2020
    Keys5a

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    Tim, its interesting that Kaiser continued with the same coil spring 1/3-2/3 seats into at least '66. The brochure for the '66 model year touts the "new" molded foam seats, but it looks like if you got the 1/3-2/3 seat, it was still the earlier design. Maybe the molded foam style was only for the bucket seats. With Jeepermc, we have at least three members with '66 models with the coil spring 1/3-2/3 seat that was used on the '64 and '65 Tuxes.
    Your post #26, shows the 2/3 drivers side seat with a fixed back, and no provision for an adjustable slider. I have a 1/3 passenger seat that is illustrated with the latching mechanism, but my original Tux version does not have that feature. The Tux drivers seat, and the recent examples seem to have a separate base (horizontal front bar, 2 bent brackets at rear bed) with a slider mechanism.
    -Donny
     
  13. Jul 2, 2020
    jeepermc

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    Really close to mine. Mine doesn't have the latch on the back of the passenger seat, and the inner hinge looks different for passenger side also.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2020
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Planning to pick up an aluminum hardtop for the 1966 CJ5 today. The seller would like to see a my Jeep, but the 1966 "Love-seat" CJ5 is not road-worthy, so will be taking the 150 mile road-trip in the 1967 and hopefully, temporarily mounting the hardtop to bring it back to the 1966 "next winter's project".

    The $200 hardtop looks good in pictures--glass looks good--doors look good--but we will see! Guess the trip will be today's adventure at the least!
     
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  15. Jul 12, 2020
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    Good luck on your trip!
     
  16. Jul 12, 2020
    eyotajeeper

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    Hmm, seems to me I just saw your '67 on my way home yesterday. I almost pulled over to give it a look, but was on a mission and had to put the blinders on!
     
  17. Jul 13, 2020
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    I will tell you the gracious Lord spared me from a possible serious accident today. I was running the old 1967 Jeep, averaging about 50 mph, and I get to Cass Lake, MN and notice something is slightly off with the steering--but the steering has been a little "loose". I'm going to continue--but no, I'm concerned (prompted by the Lord?)-- I make a couple of slow, slow-speed turns in town AND the tie rod stud falls AND I have zero steering. If that would have happened on Highway #2 at 50 mph. You may now be reading my obituary!

    It doesn't end yet, across the road from where the Jeep is disabled there is a service garage that is "never" open on Sunday--and this day they are. Kind a salvage-get by--don't throw it away service garage. We scrounged through their "junk drawer" and found the exact fine-thread nut to make the 5-minute repair. And, the 150 mile round-trip is completed without further excitement! -----------Had to share the "What a Day!"

    With some "elbow grease" and more---the top will shine up! A picture with bad evening lighting---
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  18. Jul 13, 2020
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Part of the day it was pulling loaded hay wagons west of da' Range. But, could there be two Aqua CJs? Tell me it isn't so! o_O
     
  19. Jul 13, 2020
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    Holy cow that's scary! :shock: You definitely have someone watching over you.

    The top looks good!
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2020
    Admiral Cray

    Admiral Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member

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    You should buy a lotto ticket too...
     

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