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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. Nov 27, 2016
    tarry99

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    Rich , in response to your PM on this subject...........looks good from my viewpoint ........although , the angle of the input shaft / steering gear box mount should be adjusted up a little when going through the new tubing tunnel so that the coupler inside has enough room for attachment and movement...........I like to build a short spud a few inches long there using a coupler at one end and the standard spline at the other end that connects to a steering U-joint once outside the tunnel.........all of which should be pointed towards the steering column exit at the firewall in a manner that best complements the angles to and from those points.

    That is also a long Pittman Arm off the sector shaft.........which will generate more steering motion as compared to the input at the steering wheel..........meaning the steering input to the tires may be fast to react...........that length (Pittman Arm ) should also be compared to the length of the steering knuckle arm from the center pin.........same length equals one to one and so on.......
    just pointing out that these parts should be thought out prior to welding the steering gear box mount in until you have settled on the right length Pittman Arm.........and so on based on the above mentioned points.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2016
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    Keep leaving the camera in the basement, and not really much to yet to document a build with......

    The body is really toast. gonna have to replace the entire floor area, and half the rockers, and the whole rear corners.....

    But the frame and body were free, so I can't really complain
     
  3. Nov 30, 2016
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Looks good Rich. On my CJ the PO did not do that for the steering shaft and just cut out the frame. Someday, I just may have to deal with that.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2016
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Ah yes, the joys of Jeeps in the rust belt!
     
  5. Nov 30, 2016
    ITLKSEZ

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    If you haven't made it permanent yet, I might suggest scooting the box forward just a hair more. You have it about where mine is on my 3B, and there are deep gouges in the tie rod where the pitman arm/tie rod end has made hard contact... and mine has a shackle reversal. Yours will actually swing forward under compression, closing the gap even more.

    I know it's hard to visualize, but without radius arms and track bars to positively locate the axle, leaf springs allow a ton of axle movement under abuse.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2016
    68BuickV6

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    Love that camper! Once I have space for one I wanna get a small one like that.
     
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  7. Dec 8, 2016
    jwmckenzie

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    Changed pan gasket today on the Dauntless. Note to self.. "When you have the engine in the engine stand replace all gaskets, it's gotta be easier."
     
  8. Dec 12, 2016
    Dphillip

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    I made a tube crossmember to increase my ground clearance. I now need to made a skid plate to protect everything.
     
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  9. Dec 12, 2016
    wheelie

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    Where did you get the ends with the rubber bushings for your cross member?
     
  10. Dec 12, 2016
    Dphillip

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    Barnes 4WD Parts. Highly recommended, really high quality pieces and only 35 bucks for the pair.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2016
    Lilbuff63

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    IMG_2308.JPG IMG_2309.JPG Had my neighbor sandblast my Dana 30 knuckles, shot them with primer so they don't rust. I think I'll finish painting them, then touch them up after the ball joints are installed if needed. Wish I could have him blast my axles as well.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2016
    fhoehle

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    It's light, only like 1800lbs with stuff on board. Tows well. The Dauntless handles the load ok.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2016
    PeteL

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    Paint them. Traditional primer, at least, is permeable to moisture and does not prevent rust.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2016
    Lilbuff63

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    Thank you for the advice, I will paint them as soon as possible!
     
  15. Dec 27, 2016
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Finally got some time to install my birthday present over Christmas. Valve covers should be worth 10Hp
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  16. Dec 28, 2016
    3b a runnin

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    Pulled the trans and transfer case out of the 3B yesterday. Trying to stop a few leaks. Changed the input bearing to a sealed unit from Novak. Just paying more attention to basics.
    Gotta tinker with one of them.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2016
    wheelie

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    Peaked in the garage to check the battery minder. Will check again in a week or so. That is all. Carry on.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2016
    jwmckenzie

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    Been chasing gremlins in the 225 since I put Claudia Jean back on the road. I made a decision to not go into the motor but just clean it up, fresh coat of paint and see what happens. Low compression in #4 and heating issues, turned out to be cracks in both heads and #4 intake beat to "H-E-double hockey sticks". The PO or POs had the heads off, new gaskets, shims under the valve springs, etc., so probably were chasing the same problems.

    My "parts" motor had two good heads, that look to be un-touched, so I feel blessed this evening.

    Is it a motor or engine?
     
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  19. Dec 29, 2016
    ITLKSEZ

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    I was always taught a motor is electric, as compared to an internal combustion engine.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2016
    Mark Wahlster

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    Last few days I have been welding the New Left side Rear Panel and Lower Cowl section on. Yesterday I finished up the Lower cowl section (I am waiting on a new Wheel House to Side Panel gusset to arrive and that will be the last thing to weld in. I have most of the welds in the Rear Panel ground down and have a few more to do between the Lower Cowl and Firewall. I should finish them up yet today. I have a few detail things to do on the Left side then its on to the same thing on the Right side. Hopefully much less of a learning curve now that I have the left side behind me.
     

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