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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 9, 2022
    dnb71R2

    dnb71R2 SuperDave 2023 Sponsor

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    Agreed - I did want to make the point that if somebody wants to upgrade their ignition system, KEEP ALL of your old parts until you're satisfied with the upgrade. I sold my old stuff as soon as I got the new electronic system going. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Dec 9, 2022
    timsresort

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    You just need to have faith in the new stuff. I have a long track record with HEI components lasting a long time. Sometimes I think about replacing them just because they are old, but who knows about the new parts? If it ain't broke, leave it alone, (and carry spares).
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2022
    3b a runnin

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    Started mocking up the power steering for the tan cj5. Found this at the scrap yard.
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    and beginning to see how it fits. Had to reclock the DUI
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    then hung it all to paint it
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    I've ordered the input joint, pitman, and hoses. Wish me luck.
     
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  4. Dec 12, 2022
    dnb71R2

    dnb71R2 SuperDave 2023 Sponsor

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    Ahhh...the luxuries of having a V8 and being able to reclock the dizzy wherever you want it!
     
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  5. Dec 12, 2022
    BadGoat

    BadGoat How High Can You Climb?

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    I used a Chevy bellhousing, but I also used an SM465 and an adapter to the Dana 18, so that was natural. I also used a FiTech ECU and harness with the stock intake and injectors. For me, the self learning feature in the aftermarket ECU's outweighs the cost compared to using factory computer and harness. I'd use a Holley computer next time just because their support is better than FiTech's.

    Mike
     
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  6. Dec 18, 2022
    Dave Deyton

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    Gave the grandkids a ride in the M38A1 yesterday.
    They were wrapped up like Eskimos.

    Giving Grandkids a ride in M38A1 12-17-22 resized.jpg



    Despite it being cold, everyone had a great time.


    Dave
     
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  7. Dec 18, 2022
    Ohiowrangler

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    I live in the land of Ohio, where they use your tax money to rust your jeep to the ground. Today was cold, so it was brake line day. Says I can't post pictures, to big.

    Latest decorations. Ron
     

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  8. Dec 18, 2022
    Ohiowrangler

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  9. Dec 19, 2022
    txtoller

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    Yesterday, I got the body moved over in the shop, brought the frame in, so I can start striping it down. Did get a couple of photos of the the hood out in natural light.

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  10. Dec 19, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    I built a latch that holds the tire carrier open.

    A couple metal tabs one welded to the carrier and one to the bumper.

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    I bent a ramp into the tab on the bumper and it latches without lifting the handle when I push it open.

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  11. Dec 19, 2022
    Beach66Bum

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    Drove in the snow :D
     
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  12. Dec 20, 2022
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Where did you get that latch handle? I’m assuming it is spring loaded?
     
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  13. Dec 20, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    It is spring loaded. It was scavenged from a hitch mounted luggage rack.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2022
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    I've been cleaning and painting all the sheet metal parts; once they're dry, the fhead will be ready to meet the frame.

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    Managed to button up the knuckles. Set the preload on the tight side just in case this Jeep gets larger tires. I used flange sealant around the spindle and thread sealer on the bolts in hopes of keeping leaks at bay. Instead of whipping up some knuckle pudding, I opted for Lucas Hub Oil.

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  15. Dec 21, 2022
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    As much as i love the F-Head that engine & that truck are not going to be a good match :(
     
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    Jw60

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    I hope you didn't put sealer on the spindle bolts without backing plates in place.
     
  17. Dec 21, 2022
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    I have to install the disc brake brackets after I find them.
     
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  18. Dec 21, 2022
    Steamboat Willys

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  19. Dec 23, 2022
    3b a runnin

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    Cold and windy tday, so I worked in the shop.
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    I had issues with my horn contact on the column on the 73, so I Bubba'd a fix for it.
    the plastic holder for the contact was broke, and it seems to be unobtanium
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    so I looked around the shop, and found a piece of 1 1/2 plastic pipe and made something that works. I pop riveted the contact to the plastic and stakeon
    not pretty, but functional
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    Jw60

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    Pm me that picture and the dimensions of the plastic boss, hole centers and diameter of the column. if I get to it I get to it. PETG should be fine and I have black.
     
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