What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

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

  1. Dec 5, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Hi-lift Jack refurb. And install.
     

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  2. Dec 5, 2017
    Dphillip

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    I was inspired by member Rich M. who installed a support bearing for his steering shaft. I installed one myself by welding a support plate to the frame and shock tower which allowed the support bearing to intersect with the steering shaft through a opening in the inner fender. My steering shaft is not straight to the gear box, I have a dog leg angle in it to clear the exhaust manifold with hot rod style U-joints on each end. My steering seems slightly tighter now since the bearing install.

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  3. Dec 5, 2017
    baldjosh

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    that lift looks nice, what paint did you use?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    That is tractor supply implement paint in Ford 9n red. Over primer/sealer
     
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  5. Dec 7, 2017
    homersdog

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    Started tearing down for the power steering conversion.

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    Focker how do I get images from imgbb to show up?
     
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  6. Dec 7, 2017
    Hellion

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    What primer/sealer?[​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 7, 2017
    Focker

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    Easy...You join BeamingPix.com. :D
     
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  8. Dec 9, 2017
    Karl Childers

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    Something pretty simple but maybe overlooked by people returning their old Jeeps to stock. I was messing with a bunch of details yesterday one of them being adjusting the toe in on the front end when I noticed that the steering stops were out quiet a ways. Turning the wheel lock to lock there was a big gap between the front of the tire and the leaf spring. This made sense because I knew in the past the jeep was lifted and had really large tires on it that needed more clearance. I backed off on the stops until there was about 5/8'' clearance at full lock. I took it for a drive, nothing rubbed and the difference in the turning radius was very noticeable. This might be something for members to take a look at if your'e running stock wheels and tires.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Be careful- those are there for more than keeping the tires rubbing. There's three kinds of front axles out there- Rzeeppa, bendix & Spicer, each has a different minimum turning radius & exceeding it can result in broken axles.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2017
    Karl Childers

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    It wasn't a radical angle change but that's interesting! Where would I find the adjustment specs?
     
  11. Dec 9, 2017
    cadwelder

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    I think it's:
    Rzeppa 29°
    Spicer 27°
    Bendix. 23°

    But it's best at this point to wait for Oldtime to check in because he knows for sure. (y)
     
  12. Dec 9, 2017
    baldjosh

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    but if it was fooled with by a PO it would be nice to have back in speck, im interested in the outcome!
     
  13. Dec 9, 2017
    PeteL

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    In the FSM, under steering.

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    baldjosh

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    Howard Eisenhauer

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  16. Dec 10, 2017
    tomasinator

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    Today I replaced the rubber hose from the fuel pump to the carb with a hard line (on a '68 cj5).

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  17. Dec 10, 2017
    fhoehle

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    Took off the spare tire carrier for another foot of room in the garage over the winter. When I do it I always love how the back of the Jeep looks.

    Also, I don't know if this counts, but I had a bad dream that my carb gasket kept going bad under my 2g, even though I blocked off the ports under the carb.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2017
    Karl Childers

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    27.5 degrees I will check what I have next work session. Stuff goes out the key board before my brain is fully engaged. The internet has made me lazy.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2017
    PeteL

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