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3b Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Jul 12, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    Interesting. Even the clip at the mount looks the same.

    Actually, now that I think about it, yours has a ball socket where mine has a hole for a bolt.
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Yep. I actually cut up two throttle brackets off a wagoneer to mount the cable. I welded one to the valve cover after getting the throttle setup and then drilled a 5/8 hole in the firewall, cut it in the shape of a square with a carbide burr, and then cut the second bracket square end off and welded it to the firewall.
     
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  3. Jul 13, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Here is the cheap front driveshaft; it's ok I guess. ~16" of travel and I suspect the welds will fail before anything else.

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    Yesterday I modified an alternator mount and swapped the alternator pulley then found the correct length belts to make it all work.

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  4. Jul 13, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I was removing the tail lights and this one was stuck so when I hit it with a hammer the corner fell off. :lol: I'm done with the cage so I guess it will be coming out for welding and I can try my hand at......bodywork.
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  5. Jul 15, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Pulled the cage and welded it up. I used an engine hoist as a fork lift. It was sketchy removing it but luckily nothing bad happened. Now for some light tub patching.
     
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  6. Jul 27, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Last week I had to put down my pup (13 years young) in the worst way possible (because of the covid crisis vets require an appointment) and it really killed my enthusiasm among other things :(. Well I finally made peace with my actions and decided to stop moping around and do something.

    I made a mistake when I welded on the spring perches. The caster was negative so I ordered shims/spring bolts a few weeks ago and they finally arrived. I got them installed and steering geometry seems to be much better among other things.
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2020
    bigbendhiker

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    So sorry for your loss. Having a dog as a companion is one of the best things in life and having to say good bye is one of the worst. You have my sympathy.
     
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  8. Jul 27, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    This. Sorry man.
     
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  9. Jul 27, 2020
    Fireball

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    Losing a dog is really tough. Having to do the task yourself is even worse. Very sorry for you loss.
     
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  10. Jul 27, 2020
    Snoops

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    So sorry to hear, that can really tear your heart out.
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Gathering more brake parts. Corvette non power master cylinder.
    The stock tie rod is bent and the tre's are worn out so I made another list of items to get. Eventually everything will be new.
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  12. Aug 4, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Last weekend was like a mini vacation. I still have to get a couple small items then I'll put the axle shafts in. I don't know how long the axle shafts will last. The splines are worn to a sharp point.
    I used the freezer part of a refrigerator and a microwave to install most of the bearings/races. We used the arms of a 2 post lift to hold the axle and drive on rack for the workbench.

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    I have "fixed" the rear floor. I cut out the old stuff and dropped in the new. I wouldn't do it this way if it was something I planned to show off. Good for a junk yard dog though (y)

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  13. Aug 4, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    o_O
     
  14. Aug 4, 2020
    73 cj5

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    See the blue paper towel to the right? I wet it then squeezed out the excess water then threw it in the microwave. I didn't blow up the microwave or ruin my bearings (not visibly anyhow).
     
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  15. Aug 4, 2020
    Dne007

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    I'm very unfamiliar with microwave ovens, but how exactly does it heat metal? :shrug:
     
  16. Aug 4, 2020
    73 cj5

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  17. Aug 5, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I made a mess. I also learned to fill in 1/2” gaps. Thin crusty sheet metal kept blowing out so it took ~5 hrs to tack all this.

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  18. Aug 6, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I was going to use a tapered 44 originally and had ordered these brake caliper brackets. I redrilled them and now I’m trying to mow .010 out of them so they’ll slip over my axle bearings.
    My thumbs are sore. I need a mill... :gaah:
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  19. Aug 8, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I painted the floor and reinstalled the cage.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2020
    Muzikp

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    Fixed it for you :D
     
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