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1964 Cj3b Build. My Second Jeep.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Buildflycrash, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Sep 15, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Upgrade the front seal to the one piece neoprene seal. Also agree with a new cam and lifters, stock or performance. Since you have the front cover off disassemble the oil pump, check for wear. If the pump cover is worn rebuild with the steel wear plate, available at TA performance or Rock ( it's a Melling part) Be sure to pack the pump with petroleum jelly. All this coming from the guy who's rebuilt 231 ran a total of 20 min before needing a rebuild again :schooled:
     
  2. Sep 15, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    It all seems like good advice. But considering the source.....
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    I ordered new stock cam and lifters. This part wasn't hard at all once I got started.

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    Trying to keep it all together.


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  4. Sep 16, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Then Last night Noah (73 cj5) stopped by with his friend Andrew and took the F-head back to Mississippi.
    I let them do 95% of the work (for a free engine). Nice to meet Y'all Hope that thing isn't complete Junk.

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    Easy to see why these CJs went to a "high hood". This thing is like 4' tall!!


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  5. Sep 16, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Much appreciated Scott. We had some bomb smoked chicken and zucchini before we started tearing it down. The CJ5 looked and sounded great. I finally got home at 4 am.

    Engine oil looked clean. I’m going to oil the cylinders and turn it over and see if it’ll fire off. This one is getting the name “Hurricane Agnes” ;)
     
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Finally got the sheet metal bent for the replacement of the edge of the windshield frame. I really like this part - making old junk usable again. I'm no expert and it's not close to prefect but it will work and look decent.

    This is the "before".

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    Top edge was really bad

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    Here is the after.

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    I like tools.

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  7. Sep 18, 2019
    IRQVET

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    Those HF angle grinders are worth their weight in gold.
     
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  8. Sep 18, 2019
    txtoller

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    I buy one whenever they have them cheap. I then take apart and add grease to the workings and they run so much better.
     
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  9. Sep 18, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Calling the windshield frame done for now. I did a coat of brush on rust converter. Putting it up in attic with the tailgate.

    The hood is a real mess so I found a reproduction hood for 1/2 of Kaiser Willys price. Picking it up next weekend at N GA swap meet.

    Next I’ll remove the fenders and get them cleaned up. Then on to the tub.

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  10. Sep 18, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Your old hood looked pretty solid and straight. Oh yea, on the tub I saw some rot in the hat channel on the passenger side but besides that it looked solid...with the flashlight.
     
  11. Sep 18, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    PO used it as a trampoline then put 1/4” of Bondo over half of it. It is solid as far as rust.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2019
    GeorgiaFlattie

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    Nah his old hood is total garbage and needs to be replaced.


    Disclaimer: I'm the guy he's buying the new hood from. LOL It's a small world.
     
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  13. Sep 19, 2019
    GeorgiaFlattie

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    If you're interested a buddy has a pair of Buick fenderwell headers he isn't going to be using and he'll be at the swap meet too.
     
  14. Sep 19, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Cool, it will be fun to meet another forum member. This 231 I bought has nice stock manifolds that I think will clear steering mods. I'll try to stick with that for now. I do need Buick V6 Power Steering bracket If you ever see one laying around.

    Are Y'all bringing your Jeeps to the Swap Meet? I plan on trailering my CJ5.
     
  15. Sep 19, 2019
    GeorgiaFlattie

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    Hopefully I'll be bringing my beater 3A and I'm pretty sure he's bringing his stretched M38.
     
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  16. Sep 19, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Oops. I said I was moving to the fenders but I forgot about this.

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    The fan shroud was pretty much all just rust. The radiator was poked a few times but the grill looks really good. Should only be a couple hours to get it cleaned and primed.


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  17. Sep 20, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    I spoke to soon again. I guess I’m going to learn some new welding skills.

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  18. Sep 20, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    IRQVET

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    Please tell me that's the bottom of the grill. Because if its not I think you just unlocked some sort of a achievement medal . . .
     
  20. Sep 21, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I think Matt at 1/4 Ton Military up in north Georgia has NOS windshield top channels to finish the frame.
    -Donny
     
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