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Muzikp's Sometimes Driveable Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Muzikp, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Jun 30, 2020
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Rubicon prep continues

    Finished the gears in front axle. Needed a case spreader to get it out :susp:

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    I'm getting older and remembering Tcase shift patterns is getting harder so this went on

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    The sticker came with two smileys, spare tire brake light and windshield seemed appropriate

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    And got a shift knob since I stole my old one for the twin stick.

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  2. Jul 19, 2020
    Muzikp

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    Even tho the Jeep and I are still not on speaking terms I'm pressing on :mad:

    Made a plate to mount the winch, which I painted and made all sexy but didn't take a pic. I have 1/2" plate on the outside of the frame horns, PO nicely welded them on. I decided to just drill and tap the plate to hold the 90 degree angle pieces.
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    This mount is overkill and a bit on the heavy side.
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    Got the winch mounted and started making progress on the hole for the cable and installing the fair lead.

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    Just need to take the cut off wheel and connect the holes, to make a... hole. Then mount the fair lead and go get stuck.

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    And previously there was some concern over the bend I put in my tie rod to clear my power steering gear. After a little testing it was a valid concern. So I plated it like so, tests are good now.

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  3. Jul 20, 2020
    '74Renegade

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    Glad to see you're back at it.
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2020
    Muzikp

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    Finished up all the details and wiring etc for the winch, came out nice.

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  5. Aug 8, 2020
    Muzikp

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    After driving this thing a bunch more and listening to the noise I've become 88.3% certain my noise is from the Tcase. Picked up this Dana 18 from @Jeepsterjim

    It has very little wear on the shafts and gears so expecting this to be a major improvement over my totally worn out sloppy one.

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    And rebuilt the insides and stripped all the funk and debauchery off.

    Ready for paint

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    Primer

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    Paint

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    Final assembly with shims and correct end play

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    And installed it. But I don't have any oil and am too tired to go get some so there's always tomorrow for a test drive.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2020
    Jeepsterjim

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    Glad the X-fer was in decent condition. It's hard to know until tearing them apart.
     
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  7. Nov 7, 2020
    73 cj5

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    How'd the test drive go?
     
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  8. Nov 7, 2020
    Muzikp

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    Well, I still haven't put oil in the transfer case... but I did drive it from the driveway into the garage. At 0.36mph, over a whopping 11' backwards and 13' forwards it was flawless, no vibrations, no shakes, no noises :rofl:.

    At this point I don't know when I'll have time to revisit it. My Dad moved into my place and needs 24/7 care so for the foreseeable future I'm in a non Jeep stage of life. Luckily my Dad is improving, slowly, but definite improvement. After the stroke he is learning to walk all over again and has even made a few unstable passes across the living room with just the assistance of a cane (and me preventing a couple spectacular crashes). That's a huge improvement from a month ago, even holding on to something and standing up was nearly impossible.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I understand. Hope your dad gets better. We went through all of that that with my grandfather.
     
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  10. Nov 7, 2020
    OzFin

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    Yep, family first. Good to hear your dads improving.
    You'll get at the JEEP again when the times right.
     
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  11. Nov 7, 2020
    Snoops

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    Glad to hear, send him our regards and wishes for as speedy recovery as possible.
     
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  12. Jun 6, 2022
    Muzikp

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    Hoping this delivery will kick start some progress on the Jeep. It's been a LONG LONG time since I focused on it. Since I have power steering I wanted a smaller steering wheel. I ordered this 14" aluminum job from Summit and the adapter that fits the ECJ column.
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    In case anybody is wondering which steering wheel adapter fits our ECJ's it the Grant 4405. Our columns are 36 spline 3/4" shaft if that helps anyone.
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    Here is the adapter front and back
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    The adapter fits absolutely perfect, I thought for sure I would need to modify it somehow.
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    Here is the size comparison between stock 17" wheel and 14" wheel.
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    The only modification I had to make was to drill the center hole of the steering wheel slightly larger to fit it over the 3/4" shaft.
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    And there it is installed, it is so much more comfortable now. It felt a little claustrophobic before.
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    You can see in that last picture that I have the transmission hanging from a couple tie-down straps. Everything is disconnected except the cross member. Just need to lower it down now. The next project is to rebuild the SM420, it's making more noise than I can ignore these days. I bought a rebuild kit so... how hard could it be? :worry:
     
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  13. Jun 6, 2022
    47v6

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    Its not that hard.
    http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/117467/
    some pics, digital format of the manual for SM420 and other links
     
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  14. Jun 6, 2022
    baldjosh

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    you've got plenty of options for mounting the brodie knob...:rofl:
    good to hear youre back at it, looking forward to updates
     
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  15. Jun 6, 2022
    Jeepsterjim

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    JAMES!
    Good to see you are back at it! Really like the new steering wheel setup. Would be fun to meet up again with friends and grab a bite to eat.
     
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  16. Jun 6, 2022
    Muzikp

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  17. Jun 6, 2022
    Muzikp

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    Winning!!!

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    Pretty good progress for an after work garage session.
     
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  18. Jun 7, 2022
    Muzikp

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    Pretty far in to the transmission rebuild now. It's all disassembled.

    But...

    The noise you hear in this video is exactly like the noise I was hearing while driving. Is there any chance the reverse shaft could be spinning and rubbing like this while using forward gears?



    @47v6 How do you get this shaft out of the TC adapter? I've removed the snap rings on both sides. Do I press it out?

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  19. Jun 7, 2022
    Muzikp

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    Started the afternoon by striping off the bell housing and cross member.

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    Then I lifted this thing onto the bench. Only minor swelling in my thorax, pelvic girdle and Anterior and lateral thoracic regions, minor displacement of my cranial cavity and 7 burst veins in my forehead. I'll be ok in a few weeks, thanks for your concern.

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    Why is it so heavy!

    The rest of these photos are more for me to remember how it came apart, but who knows some of you people might get some enjoyment out of them so here they are.

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    And I showed this snap ring who's boss that's for sure... No idea how to get that out without ruining it.

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    Pulled this bearing and the lower shaft came out.

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    And now I'm left with this

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    Everything is in really good shape. The two bearings on the upper shaft were very smooth and not likely to be the source of my awful noise. One of the bearings in my TC adapter sounds a little suspect but nothing alarming. Once I get the shaft out of the TC adapter I'll be ready to clean and reassemble everything.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2022
    47v6

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    I can't remember how to get the shaft out, probably have to press it out. All my transmission and driveshaft noise was in my transfer case. Once I rebuilt it with new gears, shafts and AA tapered bearing conversion, it all went away...

    My synchro issues were similar solved by adjusting my clutch a bit tighter to fully disengage at full pedal..

    Good luck!
     
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