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The Official "What The Heck Is This?" Thread

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

  1. Oct 30, 2018
    timgr

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    100% original. It's not a bumper as such. It's the rear cross member.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    PeteL

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    yeah it is. factory tailpipe exits at the right.
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Technically it's a cross member not a bumper & it is actually that way from the factory. IIRC it's only longer on the driver's side for the the license plate, it looks weird but it's right.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    tarry99

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    License plate holder...
     
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    homersdog

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    that's normal, license plate hanger. They are all like that from Toledo.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2018
    truckee4x4

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    Two questions for the experts this morning.

    First is regarding the clutch/brake cross shaft. I finally got a good look at this part on my 66 CJ5/V6:


    Photo Dec 03, 6 04 23 PM_small.jpg
    Nice "field repair" huh? Here are my questions:
    1. What good does the cotter pin inboard from the arm do? Is this OEM?
    2. Obviously the washers are a repair, is this a common failure point?
    3. Is the washer outboard of the frame OEM?
    4. Is the protrusion on the shaft outboard of the frame the woodruff key, and is this OEM? (Replacement part: Brake & Clutch Pedal Cross Shaft Fits 41-71 MB, GPW, CJ-2A, 3A, 3B, 5, M38, M38A1)
    5. If I hammer on the key to get it down into the shaft, is that the way to get the shaft out to repair or replace?
    I'm debating the Advance Adapters chain clutch as suggested by Moses Ludel in his Jeep Restoration Guide when I start putting her back together in 2025. Anyone have any thoughts/comments there?

    Question 2:

    Are those plates on the transmission support cross member OEM? My mechanic buddy and I started at the driveline for a good long while this AM and he came away with "I can't really think of a reason why anyone would do that." Here is another picture:
    20181201_GK_untitled shoot_Photo Dec 01, 3 37 57 PM.jpg

    Thanks guys!
     
  7. Dec 4, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

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    The spacers are factory except the longer one
     
  8. Dec 4, 2018
    FinoCJ

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    Except I think there is only supposed to be 2 spacers on each side for a v6 (at least with a T14/D18) - maybe the T86 had some different number of spacers?
     
  9. Dec 4, 2018
    Johns1967CJ5

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    T86 4 spacers
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Dec 4, 2018
    J.P. Thal-Larsen

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    The offset rear crossmember post, more of a "why the heck is this?" question, got me thinking about this:
    2018-12-04 13.32.15 (800x450).jpg
    Why the heck is the shroud above the radiator offset/sloped?
     
  11. Dec 5, 2018
    Keys5a

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    I always assumed the right grillbar had a higher forward mount to help clear the hose connecting the carb to the firewall mounted air cleaner.
    -Donny
     
  12. Dec 5, 2018
    J.P. Thal-Larsen

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    OK. Makes sense when looking at a factory engine.
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Dec 10, 2018
    Hellion

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    I also confirm 4 spacers, all uniform in size, for the crossmember of a V6/T86AA transmission.

    You and I have the same transfer case mount rubber/'Z' bracket. There's been some debate that V6 models shouldn't have one of that style.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2018
    Twin2

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    question 1 that's a woodruff key ( half moon in shape ) take a chisel and tap it up and out
    shaft is available at walcks
    question 2 spacers 2 - 4 needed . what ever it takes to keep transfer case from hitting bottom of floor
    never know why PO did that
     
  15. Dec 10, 2018
    jzeber

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    I have the AA chain clutch and it works great. For me it was a huge improvement over the original cable.
     
  16. Dec 12, 2018
    truckee4x4

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    Photo Jul 16, 10 59 06 AM.jpg
    Warning - potentially dumb question. What is the purpose of whatever this thing is that the PO welded in 4 places to my front crossmember? Winch mount? If so, i doesn't have any holes to mount anything to it, and it's crooked when you stare straight down on it from above. I really feel like cutting it off...but before I do that I thought I'd see if anyone can tell me a good reason to leave it?
     
  17. Dec 12, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    The bullbar? I'd chop it off.
    Bullbar - Wikipedia
     
  18. Dec 12, 2018
    Hellion

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    Leave it! The General Lee has one. :lol:

    (not the real Daisy)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Twin2 and 3b a runnin like this.
  19. Dec 12, 2018
    PeteL

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    Push bar or brush guard. In Australia, a 'Roo-Bar.

    In the Eighties a lot of cars and trucks had them. Okay for mounting and protecting driving lights.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2018
    Hellion

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    And that reason has had me eyeing a pair of bumperettes just to have something out there besides the hitch thingamabob. Well I do have a spare tire...
     

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