Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.
His momma's gonna tear him a new one for wearing those nice clean clothes for that kind of work!
Not sure the fender will buff out but the patina makes it a keeper.
I can't wear a pair of clean jeans for more than ten minutes before something dirty happens.
As for white a Tee, that ain't happenin' ever. There is a reason bikers wear black.
I'm on a bit of "house arrest" after spending too much time on this 3B over the last week, so I only had two hours to work last night. I had a midnight curfew.
Another "some day I'll fix that" item: I removed the t-case shifters from this 3b many years ago and fabbed a plate that locks it into low or high. Racing these jeeps is so violent, it was common for the weight of the shifter to knock the t-case into neutral if you didn't take precautions, either with a plate like this, or bungees on the shifters.
Unbolting the plate and getting under the jeep in the mud with a prybar every time I wanted to shift from low to high got old 12 years ago. Time for some shifters.
This is a total rush-job, but I need shifters! I bent up some 1/2" pipe and slipped them over the ends of the shift rails. I fabbed up a plate with a 5/8" nut welded to it to accept a sleeved bolt. This plate bolts to the T-18 top cover. The sleeves will get the tabs welded to the underside, and some shifters will get welded to the top sides. I'll finish it up tonight... If I'm allowed out of the house.
My dad used to be able to change a rear end and remain clean. That Gene skipped me and went right to CJ. He did put overalls on later though. Me, when I think about working on a project while I'm in church, I will look down and find a stain. Just for thinking about working on stuff.
It's got so much patina the body is ready to fall off.
I think I have some fenders that you could cut up and piece together with his that would make it safer to walk around it with out getting wounded.
I got the shifters finished last night. I have a Dana 20 with the interlock pill removed, so the left shifter controls the rear output independently of the right shifter controlling the front output. I can run any combination of ranges (or neutral). It's not for everybody, but I love having the options. Both shifters forward is low range 4wd, and both shifters back is high range 4wd.
Maybe I will take you up on that.
this is priceless, did one with the boy,have been rebuilding transmissions and rear ends with alarming regularity ever since...
Picking up parts for the winch rebuild, everything cleaned up, ready to put back together. Gas tank sealed inside, ready to go in for the final time
Solved 2 problems with $0!
Well I kicked the can down the road until spring anyway.
My jeep battery has been getting weak lately, and Saturday in the parking lot at work it was done. I had to get a coworker with a JK give me a jump. Dang.
But at the same time I had been thinking about bringing my boat batteries in the garage so I could keep them charged over the winter.
And I am trying to keep from spending money with Christmas coming up, a daughter going to college next year and a power steering project already eating up my Jeep budget.
Then a light bulb went on over my head! My boat starting battery is a series 24, is fairly new and is needing something to do over the winter! It is plenty big enough for a little ole' v6!
Problem officially kicked down the road until spring time!
Found the brown wire wasn't plugged into the blue wire on the Spartan turn signal pigtail which meant no signal/flasher/brake lights to the rear. Connecting those wires repaired the signal/flashers but still no brake lights. Cleaned the terminals on the break light switch and now I have brake lights.
Opened up the turn signal housing to see if I could get the indicator light to work. Bad bulb but still no go with a new bulb. Had voltage with a test light so ? I tried using the turn signal housing as a ground to test for voltage and there was none. Removed the housing and sanded the inside of the bracket and the steering column where it mounts. That did the trick. I also tightened up the two screws inside the housing. All works well. This is the first Jeep I ever bothered to fix that light. It's kind of a cool feature.
You can sort of see the shiny on the steering column and the light ON. Why does this simple stuff take all afternoon?
With Moab trip coming up this weekend (drop me a line if you are going to be out there), it was time to swap the carb jets to one size bigger. I've been running 47 jets which work really well here in Colo at the high elevations, but Denver is kind of the bottom limit - if not pushing it a bit too low. So swapped in the 48s last night and should be good to go for Moab (4000') and will leave them in throughout the winter and spring here in Denver. Will swap back to the 47s next summer when the high elevation trails open back up.
Why would you want electronically controlled TBI when you can have this kind of fun a couple times a year...
Sat and stared at the back of my CJ-6 trying to picture a recessed 4 inch led stop\tail\turn\backup light instead of what I have. Then I'd use my current bumper mounted LEDs on the windshield pillars to shine forward n a bit sideways.
I took one of my hood hold downs off to clean and paint it yesterday afternoon. Got interrupted so decided to wait until today to finish. Now I can't find the dang thing. I have looked everywhere.
I know, I know....I'll find it in the last place I look.
Wow, I bet mine look like that underneath. I never thought to look under those, glad you posted that.
Did you look on top of the tire?
Its in your toolbox, 3rd drawer down. At least that's where I find everything I put down. Usually I absent mindedly stick it in the toolbox with the tool that took it off.
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