The Official "What The Heck Is This?" Thread

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Jan 30, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Here is a better photo. The splice is just for the temp gauge. Looking from this angle it looks like it has been there a day or two.

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  2. Jan 30, 2017
    Focker

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    Way better angle. Judging from the FSM (near the front of the manual) it looks like it could be some sort of resistor. It's mentioned in the testing process. I'm not home right now to give you the pg number.
     
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    Twin2

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    yep was put on old vehicles for radio noise
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    It is a voltage regulator capacitor. So now which side of the coil would it be connected to? Don't guess I need it but it is there to balance the circuit.
     
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    Walt Couch

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    Most likely the PO had a CB in the Jeep at one time. That is a static suppressor/condenser/capacitor (take your pick) and it connects to the positive side of the coil. They were also mounted in other places like generator and regulator etc etc.
     
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    1960willyscj5

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    Ignition suppressor for keeping that annoying buzz from your AM radio.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2017
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    Looks like a cable end bracket, but where does it go? My ebrake cable has a different type attaching it to trany cross member. Part measures 2" wide, 1 1/8" deep

    It's probably easy one, but my brains not registering it.
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    Edit: came with my '71 CJ5
     
  10. Feb 15, 2017
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    Standard on all old cars............Good thing there is some age in the group here.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2017
    Wirework

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    Hi.

    My brother and I are doing the MD Juan tub kit build. Yestetday I found a rear seat on Craigslist for $25, advertised as a "CJ seat in good shape, but muddy from off road use". Since I can fix any upolstery issue, I figured I could take a chance for $25, so I bought it.

    Sure enough, it needs new fabric, but the metal supports, padding and latches, etc, all look good. One bonus (?), it appears to have front pivots and the seat folds down, so it is a fold and tumble style.

    It came without hardware. I have found online several examples of the front pivot attachment brackets which we can likely duplicate in an afternoon.
    Here are the seat front pivot brackets.
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    And i'm guessing these are the appropriate pivot brackets (from ebay).
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    But I have not found any example of a rear bracket which would attach properly to the seat's single rear attachment "spool".
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    And here is the single spool screwed out of the rear underside if the seat.
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    I see other online examples that integrate a floor latch into the seat belt tie down, but nothing that would grab a spool like this one.

    I need your help, please, in identifying the seat so I can track down how it uses that center bottom rear spool to b attach to the floor.

    And nearly every fold-and-tumble seat uses "C" shaped side brackets mounted into the rear fender walls to capture pins sticking out the seat sides where it folds in half. I'm guessing this one could do the same.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2017
    Framer Mike P

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    Hi Jim. That looks like the fold and tumble seat. It started in the cj7 about 1985 and was used through the end of the yj in 1995. That looks like the right floor bracket. There are two mounts on the fenderwells (I have an extra pair of these - let me know). The bolt at the rear of the seat simply sits on the floor and should have a rubber bumper type cap - they always seem to be missing or worn halfway through and about to fall off. The seat I have now has for bolts - my memory of my brothers cj7 was three but I could be wrong. I would search along the back edge of the seat and see if you can find 2 or 3 holes and try threading a bolt in.
     
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    Wirework

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    Thanks, Mike. I didn't think to look for two more "feet", that is a good idea. I'll have to look for some appropriate rubber for a foot! I'm glad it doesn't get another latching mechanism bolted to the floor. I like a smoother floor.

    I'll send you a PM about the side brackets. Thanks.

    We are pretty handy in the bracket department and we don't really mind making them if we are confident in the dimensions. But I keep expanding the project; we never talked about a rear seat until it showed up with me today. :whistle: So Joe might appreciate my finding these side brackets instead of our needing to make them.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    CJ3A grill. What were these holes/brackets for?
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  15. Feb 22, 2017
    1960willyscj5

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    wasn't there a thin plate that went across there forming a top to cover the radiator?
     
  16. Feb 22, 2017
    PeteL

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    Good question… Holdover from MB. Unused in examples I've seen.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    What was it on the MB?
     
  18. Feb 22, 2017
    PeteL

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    I don't know, me.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2017
    Dave B

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    Can't tell if this is as original-- Does it strengthen where the window frame sits on the hood blocks?
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  20. Feb 22, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    Interesting theory! I like it!
     

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