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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. Jul 15, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    First attempt with fuel. You can see I dialed the advance back. I was going for a 20 min cam run in at 2k, it wasn't charging. Either the alternator is shot, I'm lacking excitation or there's a wiring issue. I shut it down right after the footage stops. I'll futz with it in a few days when I have time. The Buick valvetrain is not adjustable. Once i get it sorted I'll fine tune it with timing light and vacuum gauge. I'll post a video after at idle. You'll find it very interesting....
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2019
    Lockman

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    Gm Hydraulic Lifters ? Your right, I already find it very interesting ! Thanks .
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019
    jeepstar

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    Got 6 more disk brake brackets made and painted up.
    And you get disk brakes! And you get disk brakes! And you get disk brakes!
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  4. Jul 17, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Even with my public school education I see you have 5 brackets there.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I’m so confused. :confused:
     
  6. Jul 17, 2019
    Muzikp

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    Looks like 7 to me :D
     
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  7. Jul 17, 2019
    jeepstar

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    one was just an older one. 6 of the 7 are new. i just painted them all.
    i took a brennan plate to a local guy to have them reproduced.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    Found a nice replacement side mirror that is very close to the original. It’s actually a GM original part, correct for the vintage. The Tuxedo Parks most likely shared the chrome 5” side mirror with other vehicles in the day. Just like the chrome rear license plate light was used on other vehicles (Dodge truck I recall) just not chromed.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2019
    KeithR

    KeithR New Member

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    Took the top off for the summer

     
  10. Jul 18, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Washed/waxed her tonight and ran out of daylight. Getting ready for this Saturday and Sunday for the 23rd annual All Breeds Jeep Show in York, PA at the fairgrounds. Will def post pics! Im most looking forward to getting the old girl out on the obstacle course, rocks, and dirt mounds (y) although it’s gonna be a hot one. I believe temps here for Saturday will be 97 with heat index of 110.
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  11. Jul 18, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Where did you find this, Roy? That looks darn good!
     
  12. Jul 19, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    Thanks! :)
    I had the bracket and arm, so only needed the mirror. Wow! After searching everywhere, I went on a whim and looked at Summit Racing!
    Crazy! They actually carry this GM vintage correct 5" mirror! Even has the chrome acorn nut!
    $16 USD ! I should have bought 2!:D
     
  13. Jul 20, 2019
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    All my spring bushings were in bad shape, so I have spent the past couple of weeks pulling all four springs off, knocking out the old bushings, repainting the springs, and putting in Energy brand polyurethane replacement bushings.

    Front Leaf Spring Bushings - Jeep CJ5 - 2.2101

    old bushing showing way too much neglect:
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    springs in primer
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    painted:
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    rear shackles were shot (front were okay):
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    new bushings from Energy and rear shackles from Crown (I didn't use the crown bushings):
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    The jeep rides and handles significantly better and is noticeably quieter.
     
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  14. Jul 21, 2019
    73 cj5

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    I decided to redo the 3b frame again. Cut off the spring hangers. I might cut the rear portion of the frame off and but I'm undecided.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Sweating profusely and fine tuning ignition timing is not recommended. I was reminded about the H in HEI ignition.....:shock:
     
  16. Jul 21, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    YIKES
     
  17. Jul 21, 2019
    Lockman

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    OW , Brother .....Your hair a 'lil more curly now ? :oops:
     
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  18. Jul 25, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Heavy Metal Sponsor

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    Yesterday's trip to Tennessee was successful. I got the unicorn.

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  19. Jul 27, 2019
    neohic

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    Found a neat CJ7 yesterday around town. We seemed to be going to the same places! Parked next to each other three times within an hour in three different parking lots.

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  20. Jul 27, 2019
    Muzikp

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    So 3 different auto parts stores didn't have what either of you needed? :D
     
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