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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 8, 2022
    Downs

    Downs Rattlecan All The Things!

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    I used to run these tires in the past. Back then they were a good deal. Significantly cheaper than buying new. The last time I looked at them, not so much. Even at my smaller tire sizes, it was the same cost or sometimes cheaper to buy new manufacture Coopers than to buy the remolds. I've probably ran 4 total sets of treadwrights on XJs in the past.
     
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  2. Sep 8, 2022
    Downs

    Downs Rattlecan All The Things!

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    My single stick was pure slop. I went to a JB Conversions twin stick (didn't remove the pills) and have been super happy with it other than some stick rattling noise.
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2022
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe salesman 2022 Sponsor

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    IMG_20220909_140428333.jpg Checked tcase fluid ( overdrive paranoia) its full. Checked the rear which has a leaky pinion, topped it off. Previously changed the jets back, put the vacuum gauge and timing light on for some tweaking. Got the BFG's mounted, now I have 5 tires and rims alike.
    Bbq chicken run and picnic Sunday . Calling it good for fall activities. Made the winter mod/ repair list. Beautiful weather today.
     
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  4. Sep 10, 2022
    Downs

    Downs Rattlecan All The Things!

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    Been busy and not able to post much. I'm slated to go to Arkansas on a trip Thrus-Sun this week coming up and was going to tow the CJ2A up and use it. Well about a week ago it got jammed in gear and I tore into it to find 2 of the 3 synchro keys missing one end and one of them had backed out and bent at a 30-degree angle. I made the decision to pull the transmission and tear it down for a rebuild, and wound up having to order a lot of parts. The transmission didn't make funny noises and when I was redoing, the CJ2 shifted great, so I didn't overhaul it while I had it out. Don't fix what isn't broken. Yesterday I found out I will not have the parts I need in time, so the CJ2 is no longer going with me to Arkansas.

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    So now the CJ5 is going, but I've had some oil burning issues. I could find no reason for it to be burning oil, and a compression check showed 140-150 across all cylinders (304). I decided to pull the intake manifold and inspect it. When I pulled the manifold, I found what looks like leaking occurring in the center port (exhaust cross over for the heat riser/EGR?) of the head and what looked like wet intake runners from oil. The passenger side center port had a huge amount of carbon/crud built up around it, to the point it was packed around the #6 intake valve push rod. I spent a lot of time scraping and vacuuming what I could out of this area of the engine and installed a new valley pan with black RTV around the water ports and #3 aviation gasket sealant around the rest. Tomorrow when I get home from work, I'll refill the coolant and see what happens.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    Free Jeep is gone today to get the wire harness installed. So I got a chance to clean up Althea. I have not done a thing to her since I got home from Colorado (except swipe the windshield).

    Had to use the hose inside the jeep and soaped the dashboard and rollbar which rarely get cleaned.

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    Since the windshield and bikini top went with the Free Jeep the cover I had on her wasn’t very effective at keeping things dry. My tool bag, recovery gear and spare parts bag were all wet from recent rain storms. So I dumped everything on the bench to dry out.

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    Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to put it all back together.
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2022
    Boyink

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    Thought it was an engine oil leak, but thinking now it's tcase. Puddle didn't look that thick, but it wasn't red either.

    Anyway - off to the shop for a repair, also having a new oilpan and some control arm bushings installed. Also an oilchange. A year goes by and I haven't even put 2K miles on it.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2022
    Fireball

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    Gave the '71 its second of the twice a year cleanings.

    Polished and waxed it since the hood and fenders were starting to get a haze. The paint looks pretty goof for being 51 years old:
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    Cleaned up the inside too. It's so dusty on the gravel roads here even the interior gets completely covered in dirt:
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    Still need to pick up some Meguiar's vinyl protectant for the top.
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2022
    Stakebed

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    Impressive
     
  9. Sep 17, 2022
    homersdog

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    I added 4 degree caster shims to make my steering a little less "darty". I measured the caster angle to be about 1.5 degrees, so I think it needed to come up a bit. The steering seems to be improved but I have not taken it on the highway yet. I got the shims from WFO concepts. I also used Rancho's heavy duty ubolt kit #RS714. This kit was cheaper than buying the stock replacements on line or at the flaps. The tie rod just clears the shocks but I think it will be okay. The Ubolts are larger diameter than the stock ubolts so I had to drill out the plates to 1/2".

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  10. Sep 17, 2022
    Ohiowrangler

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    /Does the tie rod clear the shock at full lock on a turn? Ron
     
  11. Sep 17, 2022
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash More or Less in Line. 2022 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Good day on the ‘66. Back in shape to daily drive this week.

    New detachable links on the sway bar. Please remind me to remove links before going off-road. They bind a little at full droop.

    New bushings on the front shackles. Don’t over torque the bolts it tears them up very fast. Only 25lbs. with locking nuts.

    Glass installed in bottom wiper windshield frame I got from BBob in Colorado . Glass has one crack across the passenger side. I bought a new piece of glass on EBay but they are having trouble shipping it to me in one piece.
     
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  12. Sep 17, 2022
    homersdog

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    Yes just barely
     
  13. Sep 17, 2022
    Ohiowrangler

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    Just checking, got bit by not checking, Ron
     
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  14. Sep 18, 2022
    Stakebed

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    My CJ5 was quite "darty" on the highway. An alignment check showed it had toe out. An adjustment to 1/8" toe in greatly improved the straight line stability.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2022
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I have the toe in adjusted corrected, but positive caster is solving another issue. Positive caster should help the jeep track straight without correction from the driver & it helps the wheels return to center after a turn.
     
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  16. Sep 18, 2022
    Stakebed

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    I agree.
     
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    Fireball

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    Caster shims are the number one improvement I've made to any of my Jeeps.
     
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  18. Sep 19, 2022
    txtoller

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    Made a bunch of powder over the weekend.
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  19. Sep 19, 2022
    Stakebed

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    Not a big thing.

    While Yellowjacket is at my mek-a-nik for ball joint replacement and other front end work
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    I had the chassis and engine steam cleaned beforehand. So the cleaning was so effective that swathes of paint were removed. Bare metal remained. So my guy allowed me to come in today and spot prime the bare metal areas. After which, I spot painted with Rustoleum semi-gloss black. Just some quickie rust prevention as I'll likely be towing Yj home in rain.
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  20. Sep 20, 2022
    Dave Deyton

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    Finally got a good weather, low humidity day. Cleaned, etched, and painted the 11 in. backing plates. Now to order the brake parts for the 64 CJ5.

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