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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Feb 14, 2020
    WestCoastPat

    WestCoastPat Member

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    The only thing I can do to my 1969 CJ5 V6 is miss it-and I still do. Still own it but it is sitting indoors in Salinas, CA. stripped of almost everything that unbolts or lifts off. Someday... WestCoastPat
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2020
    txtoller

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    All I have done was clean up my shop some...to get ready for the next project.:oops:
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2020
    Lockman

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    X2..... was able to locate a series 3 case for my D44 LS install. Saved by Ebay, Tom in Lake Havasu, AZ...... 40 bucks , comes tomorrow.
    Must clean area.............
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2020
    johnD

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    trying to get the rear light working without lighting up the dash lights!
     
  5. Feb 17, 2020
    tomasinator

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    I had an extra 2m antenna and decided to install it on my jeep. In the area I ride. there's a 2m repeater on top of Goose Peak:
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    I drilled and tapped the rear bumper and mounted the antenna. I threaded the coax under the frame and up through the locking box between the front seats.
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    My wife and I took the jeep out to see if we could reach the repeater.
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  6. Feb 17, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Did you make it?
     
  7. Feb 17, 2020
    tomasinator

    tomasinator Member

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    We "reached it" metaphorically by radio waves. We had to get out in the jeep in order to get Goose Peak in "line of site" for the 2m radio signal to reach the repeater at the top of the mountain. Goose Peak is probably buried under 10' of snow right now.
     
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  8. Feb 18, 2020
    fhoehle

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    I called the machine shop to see how it is going. I am itching to start assembling the Dauntless. He said not much longer. Seems like a good machinist, not in a hurry, methodical. I guess this counts for what I did to my Jeep today.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2020
    shadetreetim

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    This past weekend we went out to Ocotillo Wells again. The lack of a functional fuel gauge bit me in the a**. I had "filled it up" before the trip, but apparently it clicked off way before being full. It clicked off multiple times after that and I assumed it was full. But out on the trail it suddenly sputtered to a stop, fortunately in a wash with lots of traffic. Fortunately a flock of JKs? gaggle of JKs? herd of JKs? happened by and sold me 5 gallons.

    Returning home I finally figured out how to hold the pump handle to get it to not click off. This time I filled it till it was lapping out the fill tube. I have metered the sending unit and know its functioning properly, and the wiring is brand new and tested, so I ordered an Autometer gauge to install. Plus I'll mount a spare gas can on the tire carrier.

    What I did FOR our Jeep;
    On our trip to Ocotillo Wells last month I was ogling the toy haulers and wondering if my little CJ would fit in one. Lady Shadetree and I went on a quest to find a toy hauler of just the right size, and towed a used one home last Thursday evening. We left on Friday afternoon for Ocotillo Wells with the Jeep snugly stored inside. After flat towing and van camping for years, we were marveling over the living space we had, and the convenience of a real toilet and shower.
     
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  10. Feb 18, 2020
    SoCalNickG

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    Have been using a toy hauler for years. The older I get the more often I enjoy the conveience of the private toilet---sometimes four or five times a night if the beer has been flowing.:rofl:
     
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  11. Feb 19, 2020
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Im not the only ham on here yay lol
     
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  12. Feb 19, 2020
    Desert Runner

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    Still working on my daughters Escalade swapping motors. BUT
    I thought I would do a little project on the Jeep. Preparing for my April SoCal trip, I decided to remove the rear seat. On the last 15 trips I have used the rear seat once. Behind the seat is my recovery gear, jumper cables, snatch block, shackle, tree strap and 2" receiver shackle.

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    Seat removed

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    And new storage installed :clap:

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    :coffee:
     
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  13. Feb 23, 2020
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    I have lived in the Dauntless to T18 clutch hell for several weeks. Countless hours of measuring, clearance checking, calculations, etc. Third slave cylinder bracket was the final version. It boils down to if you are using a hydraulic slave you cannot exceed a 2:1 clutch fork ratio. Almost all slaves have around 1.25 max travel and it takes about 5/8" to get throwout with air gap to properly operate the 10.5" GM clutch. I finally resorted to a run of the mill Luk clutch and pressure plate. No amount of voodoo could get my centerforce to operate properly. Seriously it kept me up at night and 3 days ago I just about dragged out the Commando 400 and went slush box.
    The aha moment came after fishing out the Wagoneer bellhousing and clutch fork that donated the T18. That fork was way shorter than the GM fork. Mechanical/ cable setups are far more forgiving in the amount of fork travel you can get. Hydraulics require a tighter window.
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  14. Feb 23, 2020
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    And on a beautiful 59° Sunday the end result is this. For the first time in 30 years, under it's own power. I think it's a 3 beer night..
     
  15. Feb 23, 2020
    73 cj5

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    :clap: Eyyy, way to go!

    Now, time to start another. (y)
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2020
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Thats great so rewarding when it finally works right
     
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  17. Feb 23, 2020
    Lockman

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    Congratulations Rich (y) She sounds great ! Way to stick with it, my Friend .
    Richie
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2020
    Norcal69

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    Button things up and head west for summer!
     
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  19. Feb 23, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    Sweet man! Congrats!!!
     
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  20. Feb 24, 2020
    durk

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg floor trans cover needed some new metal:)
     
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