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Rusty 1970 Cj5 V6 Restored With Mb Body

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by VintageIron41, Oct 18, 2023.

  1. Oct 22, 2023
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    The factory 64/65 Buick air cleaners will fit under the low flatfender hood. Here's the one in my Dad's Jeep. He welded stock 225 mounts to his frame, and the air cleaner actually has a 1" or so spacer under it:
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    They aren't easy to find, but there is a really nice one on ebay for $350.00: https://www.ebay.com/itm/144258626404

    For a spacer, these generic 2 5/8" diameter hot rod spacers can be made to work.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2023
    Andrew Theros

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    IMG_2952.jpeg It’s not very classy, and I don’t think I would do it on a nice Jeep like yours but a Denisons chili can can be cut to whatever length you want and fits nicely on top of a 2G.
    I needed a bit of clearance for the choke linkage.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2023
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    As another mix master (the Blue '49 is on a 5 frame and drive train) I have gone to putting a body lift on as I do swinging pedals and such too. Before that, I would build a cold air tube intake for the air and roll it off the side with a cone or box filter. Worked pretty good, but the body lift gave me more room for other things too and just became my defacto go to.
     
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  4. Oct 27, 2023
    VintageIron41

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  5. Oct 27, 2023
    VintageIron41

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    Thanks all for the air cleaner suggestions!
     
  6. Nov 5, 2023
    melvinm

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    Do you You have pictures of the floor that shows the clutch and brake pedals and steering column and gear shift levers ?

    Your Jeep looks great , Nice Job.
     
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  7. Nov 6, 2023
    VintageIron41

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    Thanks Melvinm! I don't have any pics of that area but will take one. I can tell you that I had to elongate the clutch and brake pedal openings in the tub but not by a lot, too a fellow machinist made an adapter for the brake pedal that aligned the pedal linkage better with the hole in the floor. The floor plate over the transmission has to be opened up a bit but a shift boot covers it to give you an idea of how much you have to open it up. I haven't finished working on that plate so when you see the pic keep that in mind. Since winter is approaching I just wanted to get it to the point of drivability using the winter to do some tweaks to the project.
     
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  8. Nov 6, 2023
    melvinm

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    Thanks for the reply I will look forward to seeing the picture . I AM doing the same thing
    using A CJ3B body .
     
  9. Nov 8, 2023
    VintageIron41

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