Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.
Hi-lift Jack refurb. And install.
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.
that lift looks nice, what paint did you use?
That is tractor supply implement paint in Ford 9n red. Over primer/sealer
Started tearing down for the power steering conversion.
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Easy...You join BeamingPix.com.
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.
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.
It wasn't a radical angle change but that's interesting! Where would I find the adjustment specs?
I think it's:
But it's best at this point to wait for Oldtime to check in because he knows for sure.
but if it was fooled with by a PO it would be nice to have back in speck, im interested in the outcome!
In the FSM, under steering.
Marry me you fool.
Today I replaced the rubber hose from the fuel pump to the carb with a hard line (on a '68 cj5).
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.
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.
Making progress on my Saginaw conversion a little bit everyday. Doing a trial fit-up yesterday and this evening, I have become concerned the tie rod is too close to the springs. Soooo...I placed an order to goferit for a tie rod flip kit.
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