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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. Oct 18, 2016
    wheelie

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    Front axle is back under the JEEP. Brake lines hooked up. Springs attached and new bushings. New u bolts. Gotta bleed the brakes tomorrow or Thursday, attach shocks, steering components, adjust wheel bearings, install hubs.........got the corn head grease for the knuckles. Gotta get the GL-4 and friction modifier then see if I have a driveshaft laying around that will work........oh yea, gotta change the front yoke on the transfer case to the big one.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2016
    3b a runnin

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    Maiden Voyage for the blue CJ 6 today. Drove it to town to get an inspection sticker. Has paper tags for now. the pics are a few days old, so it they don't show the Skyjacker 2 in. lift. Wow what a difference in the f head in the 3B vs the oddfire in the cj 6. the OD sure makes a difference too.
    couldn't a done it without all you guys on this great forum. Thanks all
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2016
    Framer Mike P

    Framer Mike P Member

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    Wow, that is a great looking pair of Jeeps. And I like that you have room for a third one...
     
  4. Oct 20, 2016
    Broylz

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    Looks great!
     
  5. Oct 20, 2016
    3b a runnin

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    thanks guys
    I enjoy building them almost as much as driving them
     
  6. Oct 21, 2016
    55_Willys_CJ5

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  7. Oct 22, 2016
    wheelie

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    Bled the front brakes, pumped corn head grease into the knuckles, reattached the shocks and tie rod ends. During the process I found......bad master cylinder reservoir gasket, that my shocks are too short and limiting down travel, and one of my urethane bump stops just kinda fell off (hard and brittle after like 20 years or so).

    I also found that Rancho's website blows and that they offer very little support for our old cj5s or their old lift kits for our antiques. I was gonna buy Rancho parts to replace the Rancho parts that are in need of replacement but, they apparently don't have the bump stops anymore. I'll start searching for something else and for some other shock with more travel. But, i really like the RS5000 hydraulic shocks.

    Forgot to get the friction modifier for the front power lock so, filling it will have to wait until next week. Then torque the u bolts, put the wheels/tires back on, adjust the wheel bearings, put the lock outs on, and tune the front brakes. Then, i think, I'm ready turn some figure 8s to work the friction modifier into the clutches. Almost there. Might have a touch of the flu next week.......cough cough, sneeze, cough.

    Oh wait, gotta swap the front output yoke on the transfer case and see if the used driveshaft I found in the garage will work.....at least temporarily.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2016
    mickeykelley

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    Took a drive up the highway a little and ran out of gas 50 yards from the entrance to our property on the return. So I push and wife steered. Gotta get the gauges working. Haven't had to push a vehicle since college days and it was not fun.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2016
    DHill78

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    I bought a non-running 72 cj5 a little over a year ago. Got running, and drove it intermittently, but it's mainly collected dust in the garage. PO had put a 401 in place of the 304, but it isn't in good shape. Smokes like a freight train. I've been waiting patiently for the day I could start tearing it apart, (I coach two daughter's softball teams), our last tournament for the year ended about 7:00 pm yesterday. I took the hood off the jeep at 9:00. The rebuild has started...

    I did start a build thread when I bought it, I'll begin updating it soon.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2016
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Cad day ( cardboard aided design) made the plates to box front frame rails and a few other things. IMG_20161030_121859_161-1.jpg IMG_20161030_125740_716-1.jpg IMG_20161030_132938_662-1.jpg
     
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  11. Oct 30, 2016
    Macgyver

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    IMG_0059.JPG I got my front cage tacked in today. Last thing before I leave the inlaws house. Won't be back to work on it until the end of next month.
     
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  12. Oct 30, 2016
    68BuickV6

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    In one of the stranger incidents I've seen, my buddy accidentally ran over my hood a couple times out in arizona earlier this year.
    At a small festival earlier this year, I was driving around on site and, playing around on the hills too. Drove around with the windshield folded down the first day. Second day I just took it off and put it in the back of his Tacoma. Later on that afternoon I was having alternator trouble, so to charge the battery I took the hood off and put cables on the the battery. Something came up we all wanted to rush down to, so we pulled the cables off the Jeep and drove it down from our seculded camp. Being that we had his truck parked next to the jeep hood (on the ground), in a dead end camp, in an area no one drove around in except me, we thought the hood would be fine on the ground. I left the Jeep parked outside of camp (too tired to wheel it back).

    Later that night someone in our group fell off a small hill and injured their ankle. My buddy with the Tacoma is an EMT, and brought all his stuff, so he rushed into his truck and drove out there to check on the guy who fell. In the adrenaline rush he forgot about the hood and did a three point turn on top of it. He heard the noise and wondered what on earth was going out on his truck.None of us saw it until we woke up the next morning.

    The hood is still sitting at his place in vegas while I decide what to do with it. Until then, here's the pics that I have left on my phone.
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  13. Oct 30, 2016
    ITLKSEZ

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  14. Oct 30, 2016
    Macgyver

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  15. Oct 30, 2016
    mickeykelley

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    Just took Willie down by a small creek and some back roads driving close to home. Getting more and more comfortable so will start venturing further from home.
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  16. Oct 30, 2016
    nickmil

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    I walked by two of my Jeeps, sighed that I couldn't work on them, and kept walking :(.
     
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  17. Oct 31, 2016
    68BuickV6

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    Yeah, that was my reaction to. Definitely one of the stranger things that's happened to me. He immediately offered to buy me a new hood. I haven't gotten on it yet.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2016
    Desert Runner

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    If you remember from my Winch thread, I had a lever for PTO engagement. But that didn't work to well so I changed over to a cable today, routed it thru the firewall and down thru the trans tunnel. Then I dropped the PTO adapter to fix the front output oil seal. Shaft Dia is .875 and seal seat is 1.400 but the only seal I could find has an outer dia of 1.375. So I degreased everything, and used JB weld (Steel) to hold it in place. I get to reassemble everything tomorrow.

    Jay :coffee:
     
  19. Nov 3, 2016
    fhoehle

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    Early Musket season 2016.jpg Went out in the early muzzleloader antlerless season a couple weeks ago and put this doe in the freezer. Farm Jeep Willy's tire carrier came in handy.
     
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  20. Nov 4, 2016
    fhoehle

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    Nice pair of Jeeps there, beautiful garage as well!!
     

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