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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. Jun 17, 2022
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash More or Less in Line. 2022 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Still waiting for the new shackle bushings to get the jeep rolling again. In the meantime I installed HD draglink and Tierod.

    this one fought me.

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    I had the bend up for additional clearance. New one is much heavier.

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  2. Jun 17, 2022
    Rich M.

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    Flipped?
     
  3. Jun 17, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    The draglink is.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2022
    Andrew Theros

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    Today I installed a cheapie tachometer and a horn button. I already had wiring harness up on my list, but getting behind the dash again may have moved that up a bit.

    Horn is a button (visible near the tach, 5500 rpm), I need to search the forum to find a way to use the button in the steering wheel with a saginaw conversion. 530D9365-A588-4CD0-9DF7-16B8EA1E5A82.jpeg
     
  5. Jun 20, 2022
    Downs

    Downs Rattlecan All The Things!

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    Knocked out a couple of hours in the garage before the heat got too high. Finished out the steering and got the engine/trans/tcase in the CJ2A.

    The wide angle setting on my phone made the CJ5 look a bit weird.
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  6. Jun 20, 2022
    Dave Deyton

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    • Installed the new 24V solid state voltage regulator in the M38A1, and took it for a drive. 11 in backing plates for the 64 CJ5 are cleaned and painted. Next to order the other brake hardware from Rock Auto.

    Dave
     
  7. Jun 23, 2022
    Rich M.

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    Draped a sheet over the fence and aimed the headlights. On the NH ride the od popped out of direct a couple times on me. I tore off the cheesy boot and threw it away. I'm pretty sure that was making it pop out on the rougher spots. Still I put a stiffer spring in the detent. Retorqued the od attachment bolts, indeed they needed it. Despite my best efforts, couldn't make it pop out on the test drive.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2022
    ADKJeep

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    James,

    I’m worinh on a similar conversion, same two knuckle. Wondering if you used the stock bellcrank. Mine has a bit of a drop o it. Concerned that it may not not clear the drag link.

    Thanks
     
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  9. Jun 25, 2022
    FinoCJ

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    yes - used the stock bellcrank (as came with the ross box) - I'd have to go look, but I don't think it has any drop to it. The tie-rod/drag link joint is tight clearance above the leaf spring - a set of caster shims help immensely with the clearance, although I installed them to get the increased caster. Was kind of a double win-win kind of thing.
     
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  10. Jun 25, 2022
    ADKJeep

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    Appreciate the tip on the shims. The bell-crank is a replacement, could be different. After another look, it looks like I might be able to mount the tie rod above the bell-crank rather than below. Only one way to be sure. Thanks!
     
  11. Jun 27, 2022
    Rich M.

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    As an update to the OD. I got AA on the phone and they said they had some od's get out the door without the detent spring and ball. On the way at no charge with apologies.
     
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  12. Jun 27, 2022
    PeteL

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    Today, I figured out that my YF carb float valve was sticking. Seems to be the fuel affecting the rubber tip. Sanding it lightly "cured" the symptoms.

    Anyone know a source for a good float valve replacement, without buying a whole kit? It is the spring-loaded type, for '56 F-head.
     
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  13. Jun 28, 2022
    Downs

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    Yesterday I finished up most of the engine accessories on the CJ2, oil filter cannister, alternator, intake/exhuast, carb, fuel pump, oil feed and return lines for the oil filter assembly, distributor along with a Pertronix electronic drop in ignition, then got most of the clutch linkage assembled except I forgot to order the "adjustment yoke", so I put an order in for that along with a few other odds and ends. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the exhaust dropped in and welded up. Getting really close to time to put the tub back on. And I still need to order up new drive shafts.


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  14. Jun 29, 2022
    Ol Fogie

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    Yep, cleaning them can be done, I cleaned a sticking rubber tip on one with steel wool, It sort of had a polishing effect on the rubber. Worked well.
    Might try Mike's carburetor. He may have the valves separate from buying a whole kit.
     
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    Ol Fogie

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    Question, I noticed sitting on your battery tray some green colored bolts, are they a special coating bolt for something?
     
  16. Jun 29, 2022
    colojeepguy

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    Lockman

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    So.....Today I got the Hitch the way I wanted it.
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    So......while I was on a Roll ,I got the spare started. I'm pleased....I think ?
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  18. Jul 1, 2022
    dnb5853

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    I replaced the fuel tank sending unit. What a PITA! :banghead: The forward skid plate bolts are hard to reach. Those Z clips for the aft tank mounts are a bear to position. It's like a twisted puzzle to assemble. I had this apart 10+ years ago, installing a new tank & sending unit, thinking I would never do it again. But, SIGH, the sending unit partly failed, and I like to know how much fuel I have. I bought two new sending units. The Crown is a more robust unit, so I used that one.
     
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    Lockman

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    Sorry Man.....Yeah, all gas tanks are a PITA. Brake fluid blows pretty bad too. :bananatool:
     
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  20. Jul 2, 2022
    Twin2

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    wow you got a hole under jeep :shock:
     
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