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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. Dec 2, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    Ah,,, once the "make over" is complete it will be :twist:
     
  2. Dec 3, 2019
    Dphillip

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    Forum member fhoehle inspired me to rebuild my hood hinges. I thought it might be wise to first practice on a cheap pair from Ebay. I ordered a pair, which arrived and they appeared to be a matched pair with the same paint color and same amount of old rust but one of the hinges has a hole in the hinge. It doesn’t look like someone drilled a hole in the hinge but rather the hole was made when the hinge was manufactured. Is this a hole for oiling the hinge and since only one hinge has the hole is this not a matched pair?

    Not that it really matters, just curious?
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  3. Dec 3, 2019
    PeteL

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    Just pump oil into the right-hand hinge until it comes out the left one... :rofl:
     
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  4. Dec 5, 2019
    fhoehle

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    Those are newer hinges but same principle. I believe that is an oil hole
     
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  5. Dec 7, 2019
    tomasinator

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    I made a replacement for the missing pin in my PTO shifter out of the non-threaded section of a bolt.
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    Installed.
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    My wife helped me bleed the brakes by pressing the brake pedal. Then it was time to take the jeep on its first drive in years. I bought this project as a pile of parts in 2016:
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    The jeep started and I drove it out of the garage. I powered up the street turned around and came back down, pulled into the driveway, then out again for another lap before backing into the garage. The engine runs rough, the exhaust smells like uncombusted fuel, and the brakes barely work. I can't decide if I should be elated it moved under its own power or depressed how far I am from claiming victory.
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  6. Dec 7, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    Celebrate all the small victories!
     
  7. Dec 7, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    Sounds like a perfectly running CJ. (y)
     
  8. Dec 7, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    ...long as ya got a chunk a wood fer parking brake!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2019
    fhoehle

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    Sounds like a victory to me!
     
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  10. Dec 8, 2019
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    It is a win anytime you can venture out with it and return operating under its own power.

    You've come very far for starting with a pile of parts.
    Celebrate :beer:
     
  11. Dec 8, 2019
    PeteL

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    Anything that starts and moves has good potential. Big step forward!
     
  12. Dec 9, 2019
    commanlerwrangdo

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    X2!
     
  13. Dec 10, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I installed the hinges and mirror brackets with my son CJ on Saturday. I "let" him crawl under the dash to get the hood hinge washers and nuts. The old Tom Sawyer "painting the fence is fun, not work" trick doesn't work as well as it used to. He's getting too old. Lol Time to start having Al or Ana or Zeke do the uncomfortable work...they're still naive.
     
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  14. Dec 10, 2019
    PeteL

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    Yes, when my daughter was young I learned that "Can I do it?" actually meant "I want to try it once - and once only." :D
     
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  15. Dec 11, 2019
    fhoehle

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    fhoehle

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    givemethewillys

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    Today I got the first parts delivery for my dauntless swap/rebuild! My original plan was to just tear the motor down and make sure everything was in one piece, buy a gasket kit, and put it back together. The machinist got a little overzealous though, and bored the cylinders. 030 over after discovering a bit of pitting on a single cylinder.

    So, I ended up getting new pistons, rings, freeze plugs, a double roller timing set, gaskets and seals. I've had a rebuilt t18, comp RV cam, fresh (leak free???) D-18, and fresh axles ready for a few years now. I'm excited to finally put them together and get the jeep on the road!
     
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  18. Dec 11, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    No extra thumpa thumps in the bump stick?
     
  19. Dec 12, 2019
    givemethewillys

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    Can you elaborate? Do you mean extra horsepower? Lopier cam? I'm swapping from the f-head, so the dauntless should have all the power I'll need. My goal is to comfortably drive 65, while having a lower first gear than it did with the t-90.
     
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  20. Dec 12, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    Lopier cam or just a new cam and cam bearings in general. I do agree with you, I've too much cam in my 4.3 ( sae 269/284 202/213 @.05) but stock cams tend to be a compromise and restricted by emissions. at the time i built my motor I was focused on towing trailers, not lugging around obstacles.
     

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