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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. Jan 31, 2019
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Member Sponsor

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    I was driving mine around the block a couple months ago. Only the parking brake which kind of worked a little!! But my wife and I had fun doing it!!
     
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    I replaced all the brake lines, master cylinder and one drum and wheel cylinder, rebuilt the other 3 wheel cylinders, so brakes are as good as they will get until I upgrade to disc or at least to a dual reservoir master cylinder.

    But I am sure you had as much fun as we did.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    Scored a full set of rims and 31x10.5x15 tires today. Tires aren't great, but way better than what was on there, and instant 3" lift over the 235/70/15 that were on there. Willard is starting to take shape.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Brown and white Santa brought my mufflers, exhaust pipe ( how sad is it you can't get a length of pipe at flaps around here?)and a fondly gazed at Mojave Heater. I dropped it all in the 14°garage unceremoniously and retreated back to the wood pellet stove to sulk.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2019
    vvarasv

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    Installed the new to me soft top.
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  6. Feb 1, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    That’s a great fitting/looking top
     
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    The top looks nice! It looks much warmer there than it is here! I had a heck of a time stretching mine on and I had it sitting inside my house beforehand. It was about 5*F when I put mine on though :lol:
     
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  8. Feb 1, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    Jeep looks good. Looks like a DS drop on the front axle.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2019
    vvarasv

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    Good eyes!
    It’s a grand wagoneer dana 44.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2019
    tomasinator

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    I went out to the driveway this afternoon to work on my jeep. My plan was to install the transmission cover in the tub and all the other covers in that area and hopefully figure out the gas pedal and linkage. However, I'm the king of dinking around. I get out to the jeep and notice there's moss growing all over the driveway, so I get out some moss killer and sprinkle it around. Then I go to fit the transmission cover and find several of the mounting nuts are missing. What kind of nuts are those, anyway? They look like they clip in and can float around. I take a picture of them and post a picture on ECJ5 on another thread. A few people identify them and where to buy them. I order some. Back at the jeep, I'm adjusting the transmission cover and realize, "Hey, I should connect and bleed the hydraulic clutch while it's easy to get to, before covering it up." In order to bleed the clutch cylinder, I need to install the master cylinder and pedals. I go get the key to the shed, go unlock the shed, and find the box with the pedal assembly. The new master cylinder is already getting rusty. I better paint it before I install it:

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    After it dried an hour, I installed it in the firewall and hooked up the brake and clutch lines:

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    The pedal side:

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    Then it started raining and I pulled the tarp back over the project. A professional dinker at work.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2019
    Bowbender

    Bowbender I'm workin' on it! Sponsor

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    I finished making the tie rod and drag link for my steering conversion. Recently got the steering gear and steering shaft / steering column put together. Had to relocate and modify the shock mount in the process.

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  12. Feb 7, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Adjusted Valve Lash, but made no improvement to tapping noise in engine. I also tightened up the Ross Gearbox to the Frame, turns out (pun intended) both bolts were loose.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Id like to do this as well, how hard was it? I got both the rocker arm cover gasket and side engine cover gasket and it seems pretty straightforward, I’ve just never done it before. My rocker arm cover gasket is leaking so I figured while fixing it I may as well check and adjust valve lash! (y) Any tips are appreciated!
     
  14. Feb 7, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    it was not hard at all. make sure you have a 1 3/8" socket to turn crank over. Mark your plug wires and remove plugs to relieve compression while turning by hand. I used the opposing valve method. I followed this video.
     
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  15. Feb 7, 2019
    baldjosh

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    Nice...valves are not to bad...just a little patience
     
  16. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:56 PM
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I always feel a little tension in the room when I bring the "outside dog" inside from the bitter cold beside the "inside puppy."

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  17. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:07 PM
    baldjosh

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    that thing just looks mean!!!
     
  18. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:08 PM
    73 cj5

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    Is that the brake assembly for the varg? XJ/YJ/CJ?
     
  19. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:26 PM
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Man, good eye. I had to zoom in on my own pic to see what you were talking about.
    It's from a Volvo of course. :cool: And no, I can't use it. The Varg's pedal assembly has to be totally fabricated from scratch. :cry:
     
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  20. Feb 10, 2019 at 8:08 PM
    Twin2

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    can't hide nothing from these guys . you know picture of jeep is one thing . but we like to plunder in garage area :bow: too
     

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