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Old Red Maintenance Thread

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Fireball, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Dec 22, 2021
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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  2. Dec 22, 2021
    Jw60

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    How does the center hole look against some warn hubs?
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2021
    neohic

    neohic Gentleman Jeepist

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  4. Dec 23, 2021
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Fits and looks great with the old style Warn hubs:
    [​IMG]

    I'll probably keep the chrome closed-end lug nuts and I'll probably put the white lettering out again.

    Since I was screwing around, I grabbed one of the 34x9.50x15 Swampers off the flatfender:
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    The tall/skinnys sure look good. But not practical because:
    • Bias Swampers are terrible tires on the street and these particular ones are probably 30 years old.
    • The turning radius would be terrible.
    • The D27 in the front won't like it.
    • The manual Ross box won't like it.
    • A 3.73 geared Dauntless with a T-14 will have a hard time turning them. Low range isn't low enough already.
     
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  5. Dec 23, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    You had me at
    :whistle::D
     
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  6. Dec 23, 2021
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Interesting supply chain example.

    When I was getting this Jeep ready for the Early CJ5 2020 Colorado trip, I discovered my clutch linkage was about ready to snap:
    [​IMG]

    So on 7/13/2020 I ordered a new one from Kaiser Willys. On 7/14/2020 they told me it was back ordered. To get the Jeep ready for the trip, I welded/filed my old part to made it work:
    [​IMG]

    I figured the new part would show up in a month or so and I'd swap it out.

    ...then I completely forgot about it.

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    ...

    ...then yesterday to my complete and utter surprise, this showed up in the mail:
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    1 1/2 years later! I'm a little surprised Kaiser Willys didn't e-mail me first to see if I still wanted it before shipping.
     
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  7. Dec 24, 2021
    dozerjim

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    Nice wall art....your old repaired part will probably last forever....
     
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  8. Dec 25, 2021
    Fireball

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    Christmas afternoon project:
    [​IMG]

    The ivory looks good.
     
  9. Dec 25, 2021
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    Very nice , looks great.
     
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  10. Dec 25, 2021
    Jw60

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    I did that fix when I get my cj in 05 and still had to swap to heim joints in 2013 with the engine swap since it was worn again.
    There simply isn't enough surface area or lubrication.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2021
    Fireball

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    Managed to get two good coats on both sides:
    [​IMG]

    Wanted to get that done today while I could heat the shop up to the mid 50s. The new shop heater is sized for an insulated shop and the insulation isn't in yet. Temperatures are supposed to start plummeting to the low teens for at least a week. There is no way I could get the shop warm enough to paint after today. On a good note, we're almost done running wires and the Shop should be insulated for next winter.

    Hope to get the tires swapped on Monday.
     
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  12. Dec 29, 2021
    Fireball

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  13. Dec 29, 2021
    Fireball

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    OK, I love the look of the new wheels. Exactly the look I was hoping for.

    [​IMG]

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  14. Dec 29, 2021
    Lockman

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    Perfect, Man.......You did great !
     
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  15. Dec 29, 2021
    Ol Fogie

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    Man now I am in trouble, I have got to order new wheels.
     
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    Lockman

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    Yeah.....That's what I'm work'n on . I want them painted red , to match the body color , then a black pinstripe . :beer:

    Hey Fireball, do you have a tire machine in your shop ?
     
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  17. Dec 29, 2021
    Fireball

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    I wish. When things settle down here some day, I'm going to keep my eyes open for a used tire machine and balancer. It would be so handy.
     
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    sterlclan

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    it was untill the boy started driving..........then he used it to death changing all his buddys burnt off tires....
     
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  19. Jan 15, 2022
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee

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    Those rims look perfect for what you are achieving on your rig. Nice Jeep! What size tires are you on...may have missed it in this thread?
     
  20. Jan 15, 2022
    Fireball

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    Thanks! 31x10.50x15 tires with a Pro-Comp 2.5" lift on this Jeep.
     
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