1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

1965 Cj5 Tuxedo Park

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 65seejayfive, May 19, 2019.

  1. Jul 2, 2019
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum ‘66 Tux Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Big Island on...
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,039
    So nice! (y):D:beer::clap::bow:
    How did it feel hoping in just after finishing!?
    Huge smiles for sure!
     
    65seejayfive likes this.
  2. Jul 2, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    My wife and little kiddos went to bed last night so I went out and finished it. I couldn’t sleep thinking about those brand new u-bolts just waiting for me! It felt real good, very happy with the look! I still have a big smile on my face :D
     
    Beach66Bum likes this.
  3. Jul 2, 2019
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum ‘66 Tux Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Big Island on...
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,039
    I bet!
     
  4. Jul 2, 2019
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

    Denver, CO
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Messages:
    2,428
    Well done! Looking great.
     
    65seejayfive likes this.
  5. Jul 7, 2019
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Sponsor Sponsor

    Sheboygan
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,383
    Me too....wtf?
     
  6. Jul 13, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    So I got the Jeep aligned Thursday and it drives way better than it ever did before! Only issue is I have this nasty sound (like metal rattling) while coasting, NOT under load. No problem, I think it is just the exhaust contacting the brake bellcrank setup or it could be u-joints since I lifted the Jeep. Both easy fixes....so I thought. I go to pull the rear shaft and everything comes free but ONE nut on the e-brake drum where the companion flange and driveshaft hook up. It kept spinning the bolt with it and I could not get to the other side, no matter how hard I tried. Nothing I did; hanging on the driveshaft to put pressure against the bolt head, prying with a pry bar the get pressure, nothing worked! :steamed: So, that one got cut off with the die grinder. Finally the driveshaft was out! I took it with me to work because I was actually working in a heavy equipment truck shop for a customer running some circuits and conduit (my day job) and asked the guys if they could press in my new u-joints and tack weld the bolts the the drum. Absolutely! Everything is now all bolted back in and ready to go. I let the tcase and tranny drain overnight so I’ll fill them up this morning and take her for a spin! :bananatool:

    I wish I had gotten pics of the old u-joints. There were needles missing, rust and pitting on all the surfaces (inside the bearings) and marks and indents showing lack of lubrication or dirt sometime in its life. I’m glad they are replaced, they were in bad shape.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 13, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Just got back from taking it for a test run all bolted back together with new u-joints and fresh oil in the transmission and tcase. No noises and drives great! (y) Now to give it a wash!
     
    Beach66Bum and Lockman like this.
  8. Jul 14, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Mounted up my seat brackets, took some finesse but they are in! Took a tip from Johns1967CJ5’s thread and fabbed up a plate to bolt the passenger seat onto the frame. The driver side bolted right up.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 20, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
  10. Jul 20, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
  11. Jul 20, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    I’ll post some vids tomorrow from the obstacle course, good and fun day! Hot though.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
  13. Jul 21, 2019
    Focker

    Focker That's what I do, I know things and I fix stuff. Staff Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Tri-Cities WA
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    6,219
  14. Jul 21, 2019
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum ‘66 Tux Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Big Island on...
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,039
    Oh Ya! Awesome :)
     
  15. Jul 21, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Not very wild wheeling but was definitely a lot of fun the last two days. I had a blast! A lot to see and do, it was just SUPER hot! Got 2nd place in my class which I did not expect. There were supposedly 600+ Jeeps pre-registered with even more registering at the gates! Met a lot of awesome people and gained a lot of great contacts. (y)

     
  16. Jul 21, 2019
    Hellion

    Hellion Banned

    Eastern TN
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2016
    Messages:
    496
    Good show, glad you paid special attention to the vintage iron. 2nd place!
    Did you receive anything besides a trophy?

    Cool video but was hoping to hear some engine and drivetrain noise,
    not a selection of music. :p

    :booo:
     
  17. Jul 21, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Nope, just a plaque. I’ll take it! I wanted to put some sound in there but it was my first time with the GoPro. The audio wasn’t very good, didn’t pick too much up.
     
    Focker and Hellion like this.
  18. Jul 21, 2019
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum ‘66 Tux Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Big Island on...
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,039
    That was great to watch, thanks for sharing with us!
     
    ojgrsoi and 65seejayfive like this.
  19. Jul 28, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Not trying to jinx myself but the Jeep is running fantastic lately! I still need to find TDC so I can actually set time correctly (my crank pulleys don’t seem to have a mark ANYWHERE, I’ve looked about 10 times now!) I am just enjoying the heck out of driving it. Ordered some 4 degree caster shims to get my alignment even closer to perfect (is that even possible?) Thought I’d share some pics of feeding some of the cattle this morning. The Jeep sure comes in handy going from farm to farm and makes doing “chores” fun :D

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Beach66Bum and Focker like this.
  20. Jul 28, 2019
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum ‘66 Tux Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Big Island on...
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,039
    Such a great looking Tux! Man I wish we could going cruising together! I am all by myself on the south end of the island over here. All the vintage jeeps I see are military.
     

Share This Page

New Posts