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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 31, 2022
    Jon B.

    Jon B. Retired three times; still working.

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    I used my home-made puller to take off the rear hubs from the wagon. The puller is ugly, but functional.

    the driver’s side had only three remaining studs (I didn’t twist them off!), so I had to weld a bolt onto one of the stubs to use the puller. It took three attempts but I really burned the third bolt in, and it held. A four-pound hammer on the end of the puller convinced the hub to let go.

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    I’ve been waiting for the plasma cutter to be repaired, but got a call that the fix was about the same cost as a new one. So, the cutoff wheel came into play.

    Now to order new parts…

    Jon B.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2023
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Active Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Finished up the Saginaw power steering on the tan cj5
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    and rode it out for a biscuit this mornin.:bananatool:
    It does great.
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2023
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    Installed a 12 volt defroster fan, some new gauges and new speakers in Snowshoe. I love having the radio in the glove box. It has an app for the phone to make the phone into a remote!
     
  4. Jan 2, 2023
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Active Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    I also added a little heat shield for the pressure hose
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    wish there was a better option for clamps
     
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  5. Jan 2, 2023
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb

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    Looks like a good idea. Have you noticed that you have a loose header bolt?
     
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  6. Jan 2, 2023
    3b a runnin

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    Not loose. It has a double washer on it. I think they are Nordlock washers.
    Thanks for the input. I definitely checked with a wrench to be sure.
     
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  7. Jan 2, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    I used these on my radiator hoses...better than the worm gear style. Summit Racing.

    Vibrant Performance T-Bolt Hose Clamps
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  8. Jan 6, 2023
    dozerjim

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    Finally installed a water temp and fuel gauge in plow jeep, already had oil and volt meter, all are hanging under the dash,thinking about mounting in the dash but haven't decided where
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    Cut up a couple 3'x4' rubber mats from Home depot to use as floor coverings.

    Got a gauge and Tested the fuel pressure from the pump.

    And finally/embarrassingly.... Attempted to clean out the oil bath air filter. Wasn't sure what "solvent" to use so I used brake cleaner. Big mistake.....
    It ended up taking off the finish hahhaa. Looks like this unit was previously repainted by the PO. I guess I'll be refinishing it in the future. For now, I'm embracing the patina :rofl:
     
  10. Jan 7, 2023
    Andrew Theros

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    FC1E9506-22B6-4B8E-B3D1-9E984AB80F65.jpeg Cleaned and painted with added ground wire. Now it goes in the box with the speedo I got from @mike starck to wait for a new wiring harness later this year (knock on wood). Anybody have a knob for the end of my switch?
     
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  11. Jan 10, 2023
    Fresbone

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  12. Jan 10, 2023
    txtoller

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    I was debating to do my axels in grey to match my body color....you just sold me on it!
     
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  13. Jan 10, 2023
    Stakebed

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    After reading Donahue's book The Unfair Advantage, and reading Penske's policy of painting chassis and suspensions gray, I've adopted a similar philosophy. Works great for spotting leaks and cracks plus gray reflects light much better than black leading to greater under car visibility.
     
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  14. Jan 10, 2023
    txtoller

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    I will leave my frame black, it will need some contrast!
     
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  15. Jan 10, 2023
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Administrator Staff Member

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    When I rebuilt Tonk I was seriously considering painting the insides of the frame rails gray, I didn't but I kick myself every time I'm underneath squinting to see something :(
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2023
    Norcal69

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    There needs to be a Ford vs Ferrari style movie made about Mark Donohue, American Motors and Penske.
     
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    Fresbone

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    I really liked the look after I blasted them, so I was trying to match a cast iron look. This is “Chrysler Anvil.” The secret sauce is that I have absolutely no eye for color, so I did what the expert at the auto paint shop recommended. I painted my frame black. I need to hit the frame with another coat to get into the nooks and cranny’s. I hope to have a roller within a few weeks. Glad you guys like it. I appreciate all the help this forum has given me.
     
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  18. Jan 10, 2023
    hotdogtaco

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    I bought a universal winch plate form tractor supply on the way to work today.

    Hopefully this weekend I can work some magic and form it into a mounting setup for my Koenig 100...fingers crossed.
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2023
    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs

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    Washed off all the mud from August 2nd on Williams Pass.
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  20. Jan 14, 2023
    Stakebed

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    Man, that's pretty.
     
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