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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. Dec 12, 2018
    PeteL

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    I like bumperettes (on my YJ and M38A1) mostly because they make a very handy step.
     
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  2. Dec 14, 2018
    truckee4x4

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    I even have an Australian wife, I should have just asked her. But then she would have come into the garage and laughed at my lack of progress.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2018
    tripilio

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    What is this? It seems to go from a bolt to a fixed bracket. What does it do?
    IMG_20181223_134323330-459x816.jpg
     
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  4. Dec 23, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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  5. Dec 23, 2018
    PeteL

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    Oh no.... not again. :cry:

    That is the Johnson Cable for the Yoyodyne Overthruster.
     
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  6. Dec 23, 2018
    tripilio

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    What is it doing in my jeep?
     
  7. Dec 23, 2018
    Bowbender

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    It's helping you back up ;)
     
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  8. Dec 23, 2018
    Hellion

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    I spit my drink all over the keyboard. :D

    It's for warp speed, isn't it?

    You should remove it as soon as possible and report back.
     
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  9. Dec 23, 2018
    Hellion

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    She might've hurt your feelings but don't all those wise folks say that a man who makes his wife laugh has a happy marriage and all that?

    Women love a funny man. :rofl:

    I bet her Australian accent is fabulous. . . .
     
  10. Dec 23, 2018
    PeteL

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    It's the stay cable. It just stays there.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2018
    New to the cj5

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    Restoring 1976 CJ5. Can you explain what this is on the passenger side front frame? received_2307135892895630.jpeg received_1874286402670556.jpeg
     
  12. Dec 24, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    I'm not entirely familiar with the AMC frames, but it looks like a bracket for a torque snubber. There should be a flat casting off the side of the front axle housing that would contact the rubber bumper (that goes) on that bracket under heavy braking (or axle wrap under heavy acceleration). It prevents the front driveshaft from coming in contact with anything during suspension cycling.

    First post! Welcome to the forum!
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2018
    tripilio

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    Can anyone tell me if I am missing a bracket (where the high-tech pencil is pointing) for the floor support or my frame is like that? Is a 62 cj5. IMG_20181224_114528201-459x816.jpg
     
  14. Dec 24, 2018
    TIm E

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    You are not missing a bracket, there is not one in that location on the driver side.
     
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  15. Dec 24, 2018
    tripilio

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    Thanks! One less thing to worry about/fabricate!
     
  16. Dec 24, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    IIRC, there's not one there because the gas tank is above there. I guess they didn't want the bolt punching/rubbing through the tank.
     
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  17. Dec 24, 2018
    TIm E

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    I think you are correct. The deceptive thing about a bare frame or rolling chassis is how far back everything is. The back of the seats nearly line up above the rear axle!
     
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  18. Dec 24, 2018
    jpflat2a

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    Are you using my name in vain here ????
     
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  19. Dec 24, 2018
    PeteL

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    Your name is Yoyodyne? That's very unusual.
     
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  20. Dec 25, 2018
    Hellion

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    Where's your E-brake drum?
     

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