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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. Sep 4, 2019
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn’t it be easier to find another oddfire or fix yours than make all new crossmembers and have to undo all the stuff you did for the clutch and all that? I’ll see what I can find for sale by me.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

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    Jeep battery seemed like it has been dying since the rubicon...don't think it liked the couple winch pulls. The battery was typical FLAPS and worked quite well....it had a 2 year warranty and went for 5 years without issue until a few weeks ago, but it rarely had to deep cycle as I don't use the winch all that much. Anyway it finally died and I had to decide what to replace it with...another FLAPS battery for $140 or so, or go upscale with AGM style deeper cycle like Odyssey or yellow top Optima etc, which run over $250...so after a bit of research and a 15% off coupon, I went with this: Duracell AGM
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    Its AGM with better deep cycling capability, MADE IN USA, and got decent reviews...all for just under $200. Its got a 4 year warranty so we'll see. One big downside, its not a common retailer so getting it warrantied when not here at home could be a PITA (the local store is walking distance from my house)....will keep you posted....at least the jeep started right up! Can drive it to work tomorrow....
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2019
    Muzikp

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    I was thinking I could send the flywheel to you.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2019
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I will definitely be interested in how the Duracell works, I am considering AGM batteries as well for the jeep and the boat.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Thank you very kindly for the offer. I bit the bullet today, I have decided to fix my engine. Crank kit on the way.
     
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  6. Sep 7, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Two steps back
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  7. Sep 7, 2019
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Ebay cassette deck from the 80's that ended up being free.
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    a set of cheapo 4" speakers that happen to say Renegade on them, $19. Both mounted on the passenger side to take advantage of existing weld-nuts and there's no room on the driver's side and I don't hear very well in my left ear anyway.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Renegade-RX42-4-Inch-Range-Speakers/dp/B0045SWDLC?ref=silk_at_searchhttps://www.amazon.com/Renegade-RX42-4-Inch-Range-Speakers/dp/B0045SWDLC?ref=silk_at_search
     
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  8. Sep 7, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    IMG_20190907_170237022~2.jpg These goodies came in already.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2019
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

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    Looks like we’ll have something to work on this week
     
  10. Sep 13, 2019
    tomasinator

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    My jeep project pile-o-parts came without the two grill support rods. I made some new ones out of 3/8" steel rod and all-thread from Home Depot.
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    I bent the rods to match those in a '70 cj5. The pattern I used:
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    I cut a slot in the end of each rod, made a little tab, and welded the tab to the rod.
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    At the other end of the rod I welded a section of all-thread. The original rods had fine threads, but my all-thread is just regular threads.
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  11. Sep 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Nice job! Looks great!
     
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  12. Sep 22, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    So...... I had an eventful Sunday. 1st one involved moving all my sensors, mounts , wiring, & vacum lines . Took most of the Day but Looks Mint , don't ya think ?
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    The second job involved a new Thrust Plate repair kit for my Buick 231. The OEM housing was a weak point , that when worn caused low oil pressure.
    New Thrust Plate.JPG I'll fire her back up Tuesday Morning ! Here's Hoping .......:bananatool:
     
  13. Sep 23, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Thats the smallest cat ive ever seen. Dont have emissions on my 65 so i never looked into it. Cool deal
     
  14. Sep 25, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    New valve covers leaked like Niagara Falls w/ an oil spill up River . :banghead: Ordered new Fel Pro # 1600 Cork gaskets . I'll report back, when I cool down next May ! :waiting:
     
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  15. Sep 25, 2019
    IRQVET

    IRQVET Member

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    Fel Pro is what you used, or what you ordered?
     
  16. Sep 26, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Used felpro # ? the 1st time . Using the thicker Felpro # 1600, proper hitack on the cover & very complete head prep . Went back on much better this time ! We'll see soon , I hope .:waiting:
     
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  17. Sep 26, 2019
    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I'm using F150 hubs on the Waggy D44 for my son's Willys, to convert it to 5lug. Wound up getting Scout rotors to make everything line up. But, the center hole in the rotor wouldn't fit the hub so I had to turn them down to fit. Could've paid a machinist, but I chucked em up in a brake lathe with the bit turned around and cut them myself....poor boys got poor ways! :lol:

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  18. Sep 28, 2019
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Well it IS a lathe and the hub IS brake-related! Yep, I've done similar things over the years. It's just that brake lathes aren't as versatile as REAL lathes so it can be quite limited!
     
  19. Sep 29, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Removed valve cover & started over. Cleaned head to perfection, scraped off original gasket, wire brushed cover, put down Hi Tack on cover, using the correct way, used a FelPro # 1600 extra thick cork gasket & re-installed.
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    No LEAKS ! :bananatool:
     
  20. Sep 29, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Completed Rosie's disc conversion today...... total 4 Hrs. of R & R time .
    It IS pretty Sexy!.JPG
    It IS pretty Sexy! 2.JPG Bleeding & Testing tomorrow , after rebuild of HydroBoost & new MC install :waiting: .........:whistle:
     

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