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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. Feb 10, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Destroyer of Jeeps Sponsor

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    :lol: It was fair game sitting in the back of the Varg. I spy with my astigmatism eyes....

    Under dash pedals or under the floor I wonder.
     
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  2. Feb 10, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Neither. :whistle:
     
  3. Feb 16, 2019
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    made a license plate bracket for the tire carrier. In the original position hanging from the rear frame cross-member my tags were always getting bent up. Now that the tags are made of aluminum they are not easy to straighten, so I wanted to get it up out of harms way.

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  4. Feb 17, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    Looks great. Nice solution. Neat how the plate matches paint.
     
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  5. Feb 18, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Midwest traveler

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    I worked on this a few... dozen days ago. I thought I would get it done and do a little write up since it is not the easiest thing to find. But I haven't finished so here is the teaser.
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    [​IMG]V6 throttle pedal compared to loaner pedal
    [​IMG]V6 throttle pedal arm test fit.
    These things aren't easy to find so I stole it out of my father inlaws 69 dauntless CJ5 to make a copy with some changes to get around my 4.3s HEI distributor. that arm is the one I haven't gotten to yet but this setup has brass bushings and a stainless bracket. :cool:
     
  6. Feb 18, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    Rebuilt YF carb with NOS Jiffy kit. What a difference. The original accelerator pump shaft was seized onto the housing and there were no check balls in the original. It’s a wonder the Jeep even ran.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2019
    dane71

    dane71 Member

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    I found a mystery purple wire on the dash, decided to figure out what it went to. After a lot of thinking, figuring out how to navigate the wiring diagrams, and looking at things, I figured out the previous owner had to remove the oil sending unit to install the mechanical gauge. That also explains the missing warning light from the gauge cluster. It took me longer than it should but I feel good now! I'm gonna tee in a switch someday to add the warning light back. I'm a sucker for having everything functional and it'll get my attention better than the gauge could.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2019
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Sponsor Sponsor

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    Working on the motor swap in the 3B. I think the 231 v6 is somewhat lighter then the f head, although more torque. I decided to do something a little different with the motor mounts. I made a mount for the Novak motor mounts, and bolted them to the frame instead of welding the Novak mounts to the frame. I think it will work. Each mount has 2, 7/16 bolts down through the frame rail, top to bottom. Anyone see a need to weld the home made mounts in addition to the bolts?
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    Front bolt is angled because I used the existing holes from the f head motor mounts.
    I think it is fine, but I'm not a fabricator either. What y'all think?
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Looks good to me.(y)
     
  10. Feb 20, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Destroyer of Jeeps Sponsor

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    x2. I bolted my replacement engine mounts on the 2A and the hardware never failed.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2019
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I like the idea but having a critical bolt put in caddy -wampus like that would keep me awake at night.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Spent about 4 hours getting the Mojave heater installed. About half that time laying on my back contorted up. Working under a flatfender cowl is not on my favorites list. It's in there, I have some loose ideas for a plenum but with spring coming that will have to wait
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  13. Feb 24, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    The little things in life.
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  14. Feb 26, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Swapped out a saggy rear driver side leaf spring. Jeep sat a good 1.5” short on the drivers side so I just swapped one. It sits perfect now! New 5-leaf pack, shackle, U-bolts, and pivot eye bushing. Only problem is now the new black leaf pack makes the rest of my frame and drivetrain look crusty :lol:

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    Oh, and that oil under there isn’t from the Jeep, it’s from my old floor jack that works faithfully but leaks like crazy. The Jeep has been pretty good lately, no drips at all (knock on wood)
     
  15. Mar 2, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I made a solid link for my plow that I can swap in at times like now, when I need positive pressure on my blade. Trying to scrape through the packed snow to get some rocks showing.

    Made from the dash support tube from an Isuzu rodeo. :D I made it to utilize existing holes, but I think I might move the bottom link in a little closer to the jeep for more travel.

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  16. Mar 3, 2019
    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs Sponsor

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    Unfortunately, my snow plow is hand operated....
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  17. Mar 3, 2019
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    that's a great picture of your Jeep!
     
  18. Mar 3, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Hey! You got some snow! Maybe it's the beginning of a crazy snow-filled March.
    :waiting:
     
  19. Mar 3, 2019
    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs Sponsor

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    4-5" overnight & a couple more this afternoon. It's rare that we get a snow that can't be cleared with a stiff broom...once upon a time (20+ years ago) I made extra $ doing commercial snowplowing but it just doesn't snow much anymore.
     
  20. Mar 3, 2019
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

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    24" in the mountains today! But yea, only about 4" at my house in town.
     

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