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MD Juan Tub Kit 1969 CJ5 4CLY (7/2016)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Wirework, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 30, 2017
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Sorry to see that after my two year commitment to "Photobucket", they pulled the plug withoit any warning on 3rd party photo hosting... (expletives deleted). If I can find another host site, l could try to repopulate this thread with the original photos....

    ....does anyone out there really care??
     
  2. Jul 30, 2017
    timgr

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    Everyone is rightly complaining about the Photobucket change.

    One thing you could do - rather than repopulate the whole thread, you could make an album on anthoer hosting site that includes all the pictures. Then you could edit the first post in your thread and direct the reader to the album. Should be easy to figure out the picture locations by the context of the text in the thread. Would require some effort from you, and a little more motivation from the reader, but would be a good deed IMO. These archived threads are a valuable resource.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2017
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Thanks for the idea. I'll look into it.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2017
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Yes.

    As Tim says... These archived threads are a valuable resource.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2017
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Question:
    How did you organize your pictures on your computer?

    I fixed all my threads (that I cared about) by replacing over 500 images. It can be done, but it'll take some commitment.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2017
    Chuck W.

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    I enjoyed your photos, but I know it's a lot of work to restore them.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2017
    WestCoastPat

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    Focker-Is there any way you can help him get his pics posted-maybe your site? I know it can be a lot of hours sitting at a puter, but it sure seems like it would be great to see them from the texts. Since I don't have my JEEP with me I don't have many JEEP pics. If I sign up for your hosting site, could he post his pics on it? WCP
     
  8. Jul 30, 2017
    Focker

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    I called you and left a message...Feel free to call me back.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2018
    Hellion

    Hellion Regurgitated

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    Johns1967CJ5 has been rebuilding his '67 CJ5 thread with the missing photos. His thread and others like it are invaluable resources, especially with the photos and accompanying text intact, otherwise adding an album and trying to sync photos with the description in the thread, it wouldn't have any cohesiveness.

    I vote for restoration.
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2020
    Jp274

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    Id love to have these photos back up. I've used them multiple times through my restoration
     
  11. Jan 16, 2021
    Miketheforester

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    I just read your whole thread, gave me a lot of ideas for my new ‘69 project. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2021
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Ok. I'm about to rebuild this site photos via Focker's site :)
    Awaiting approval.

    I'll also create a new thread for an olive drab canvas soft top (military version but on a modified 'old school' bow frame) I'm about to launch.

    Hope to catch your interest!! :)
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2021
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Just to start off...

    I noticed I left a few things hanging when I signed off last time. I was fighting a temp & fuel gage issue. These were notorious for burning up their internal "voltage regulator" if they were ever powered with a bad ground (or no ground). Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get satisfactory performance to save my life. Finally I just threw in the towel, bought a $3 voltage regulator kit and soldered it together.

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    The standard gages rely on a heating wire wrapped around a bi-metalic strip with an electrical contact on the end.

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    The contacts are normally closed. When current flows through the heating wire, the heat expands the two metals in the bi-metalic strip. One metal has a higher expansion rate than the other, so the strip bends. That opens the contacts, the current stops flowing, the heating stops, the bi-metalic strip cools, the contacts then close and start the cycle all over again. The open circuit/closed circuit cycle happens very quickly and produces the electrical equivalent of a voltage drop.

    The mechanisms driving the gage needles rely on this lower voltage to work properly. My gages could not be relied on to consistently produce a reliable voltage so I bypassed the part of the gage which produced the lower voltage, and fed them a reduced voltage from my $3 voltage regulator (5VDC).

    One of the gages (fuel gage) has three posts on its back. One post gets 12VDC (the "I" post). And one of those posts (the "A" post) feeds a reduced voltage to the other gage. And the remaining post (the "S" post) is connected to the appropriate sensor (fuel level sensor or engine temperature sensor).

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    I disconnected the 12VDC supply (I) and fed my externally regulated voltage to the center post (A) of the three post gage. The second Gage is also connected to that post, so both gages get regulated voltage (5VDC) from the same external source.

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    I will confess that my $3 voltage regulator is a cheap import and I bought three of them, and the first one only lasted about 5 years... about 300x longer than my fuel gages previously lasted, so I'm ok with that... So, I'm pretty sure I'll run out of me before I run out of voltage regulators. :)

    I mounted my voltage regulator in a two gang plastic covered junction box (waterproof) and mounted that to the outside of my glove box under the dash.
     
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  14. Oct 25, 2021
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    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    I also added an aftermarket "Jerry can".

    People seem to expect military jeeps to have a Jerry Can strapped on somewhere, so why not !?! My Jeep is Vietnam Era (like me), so I studied Vietnam war photos to see how the Jerry Cans we're mounted. The Marines seemed to often strap them to the back, supported by the driver's side bumperette. I blew up a few of the old photos and identified an inverted "Y" strap set which I then found on line.

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    As you can see, these were actually used on the M151s... hmmm... creative license?

    The aftermarket can came in red... now it's olive drab :)

    Here's how it turned out:

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  15. Oct 25, 2021
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    And after searching nearly 5 years, I found an original rectangular CJ5 passenger side mirror which exactly matches my original driver's side mirror.

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    I was convinced they were extinct or made out of Unobtainium. The eBay seller had mismarked it as a driver's side mirror but its support post was bent which made it look damaged. I snagged it for less than half of what I would have paid for it :)
    I had to clean it up a bit, prime and paint it to match my Haze Grey Navy Jeep, and reassemble it .. and I broke the glass. I said a bad word. :( It's now back on the list for new mirror glass.

    But I hung it anyway :)

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    A few people commented in other posts that the passenger mirror was difficult to see. So, when I installed mine, Joe and I took out the lower bracket bolt and rotated the shaft to find the best position we could. Then we marked the new hole position, filled the hollow shaft with a solid plug, welded the original hole closed, and drilled a new hole for the lower bracket bolt. It worked great and we have no problem seeing the passenger side mirror.
     
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  16. Nov 2, 2021
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    11/2/2021, 2:49 AM
    completed conversion of picture hosting to Beaming Pix !!!!!

    enjoy.
     
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  17. Nov 2, 2021
    Fireball

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    Thanks for taking the time. It's great to have this thread back together again.
     
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  18. Nov 2, 2021
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    If anyone finds anything I missed, please let me know and I'll do my best to fix it !
     
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  19. Nov 7, 2021
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    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Here's another post rebuild addition...

    I like to take my coffee with me in an insulated travel mug but didn't want to add anything too obvious or which would be completely out of character for a 1969 USN vehicle. So I got myself a few aircraft clamps and fabricated a cup holder attached to the seat support.

    I'm sharing it here because it kind of makes me smile.

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  20. Nov 19, 2021
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    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    So I finished the 1969 MD JUAN Jeep build, brought it home from Joe's garage, and claimed one half of our two car garage for my US Navy tribute Jeep, where it has resided for 4 years. In addition, we each have a car and recently replaced hers with a plug-in hybrid (Chevy VOLT). We'll, guess where the 230 V power is for the charger... Yep, in Jeep territory. So, I was ... persuaded... to add a parking pad for my Jeep beside the current garage. A roof was planned for "later".

    This isn't a particularly difficult project. I finished it for my 70th birthday, so it's within range for a lot of people. I'm retired and have plenty of time.

    The only tools I needed were a shovel, wheelbarrow, rake, hand compactor, a level, long straight 2x4 (for leveling), and a dead blow hammer. I also bought a diamond embedded saw blade for my Ryobi table saw to cut the pavers when needed.

    I'm about to reveal what a cheapskate I am but remember, I'm retired, so my labor is sort of "free" and I enjoy keeping busy. Also, a year before, I had bought a small 4x6 utility trailer I didn't really need, which ended up being $700, and I was anxious to justify my purchase to my wife. Also, while most landscape supply stores deliver, I didn't want their heavy trucks on my driveway anyway.

    My little trailer could carry just one bucket of whatever (dirt, sand or stone), and my back could physically manage just three(3) front loader buckets a day. I also picked up the pavers myself, but that took several trips because of their heavy weight.

    And I had two places in my yard to consume the "fill" (dirt) which I (and the dog) excavated a shovel (or paw) at a time.

    The chosen parking spot was the previous location of our underground heating oil tank which had already been removed and backfilled 8' deep with compacted 2A gravel. But the parking spot had to be bigger than the filled area. So I excavated two feet deep around the filled area's perimeter + 18", (and "yes" that is the crazy dog helping with the excavation)...

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    and filled it with compacted 2A gravel, blended it with the existing fill, and using the compactor, level, and 2x4, I finished it with an appropriate slope (1/16" per foot, ...I think) away from the house.

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    Then I laid several 1" dia plastic water tubes (mine are pointing "down hill") across the compacted sloped gravel to control the depth of the setting sand. Then Is simply smoothed the sand at 1" thick, using the long 2x4.

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    Of course my insane dog chased a grinny (chipmunk) through it after I had it perfect, so I had to do it again...

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    Next day I began laying the pavers and finished in about 3 more days. You'll notice I left the white 1" tubes in the sand until the last moment... in case the dog came back... and I added a mini invisible fence spot transmitter (visible in lower right corner) to chase her away. No more puppy paw prints!

    I chose the block pattern right out of the manufacturer's book (Techo Block, I think). I used two block styles, one for the main parking area and a second (curve-able) to finish the edge.

    I had to saw cut only a handful of pieces at the straight edges (to maintain the chosen pattern), but every piece at the angle edge and those meeting the edge pieces at the curve all had to be cut. :(

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    The day I finished laying the pavers and before I could fill them in-between with setting sand, my wife populated my new Jeep parking pad with outdoor furniture.

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    So guess who got to keep his Jeep in the garage :)

    Yep... still in there.

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