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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Jun 28, 2018
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Destroyer of Jeeps Sponsor

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    At request, I've made this thread to keep track of my progress on the Jeep.

    I wire wheeled and sandblasted a wheel. I'm going for the "stock" look so I painted it white.

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2018
    homersdog

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    Well I'm glad you've started a thread, but we're going to need more background info on the project, and you know how we love pictures!
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I bought this Jeep back in May from Nate and had it shipped down here. I don't know the previous history prior to now.

    It's got a 2A frame, D25/D41 5.38, L134, T90, D18, M38 repop tub, and 3a windshield.

    I'm just working on what I can to keep it on the road and "make it mine". I have plans for it but they're constantly changing so who knows.

    MB/GPW Axles (for the 4.88)
    Overdrive
    Lockers
    T98, T18, or NP435L
    Jerry Can and mount
    axe/shovel
    oba
    2a windshield
    Canvas top
    Disc Brakes
    Winch: Warn/Belleview M8000, capstan winch, or pto winch
     
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  4. Jun 29, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher Sponsor

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    The previous owner was an old guy who passed away. I bought it from his son and wife. He was a linesman that loved to tinker. I guess he owned land up in Vermont and would drive the jeep up there and run his sap lines and play with his bulldozer.
     
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  5. Jun 29, 2018
    duffer

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    Unless you are doing an actual restoration, and from your list that doesn't appear to be the case, I see little point in switching the windshield. Function wise, the 3A version is much better and a lot stronger.

    And you probably don't want the MB/GPW D23 rear axle, 4.88's or not. Full float for sure but REALLY wimpy axle shafts. I had a friend back in the late 60's who still ran that axle in his MB. He became very adroit welding the shafts back together. Even a 10 spline D44 is an improvement on those-and for which 4.88's are available.

    That said, nice project.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2018
    73 cj5

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    What kind of riding was he doing? I figured for driving around town and light off-roading it’d be ok.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2018
    duffer

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    I think you would be fine with a more or less stock Jeep (little added weight and stock tires) and light wheeling. But even that granny gear 4 speed is going to increase the loading.
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2018
    garage gnome

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  9. Jul 1, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Well I replaced the positive battery cable, starter solenoid, the battery wouldn’t hold a charge, and then the starter stopped working.:censored:

    6 hrs messing with this starter:n: When I took it apart one of the brushes fell out and I soldered it back, cleaned up everything and it is grounding out somewhere. I think I’ll just buy a hand crank.

    Edit: I replaced the bushings and it works now:confused: my vom says it has a short still? Think I’ll let sleeping dogs lie.
     
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  10. Jul 3, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Decided to patch the exhaust today. It just misses the fuel and brake lines and doesn't rattle. A few more adjustments and it'll be done.
    Just a tad bit of rust on the hat channels; it's what I can't see that bothers me.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 10, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I was on the way back home from some trail riding and when I hit the brake pedal it went to the floor. Thankfully the parking brake works and I made it home with no accident. The left rear wheel cylinder sprung a massive leak.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Might be a good time to upgrade to a dual mc too.
     
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  13. Jul 10, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I've got a list of everything for a disc brake swap. I'll do the front brakes first then do the rear.
    ** I need an adapter for the brake hoses to the lines and I believe this is it. Inverted Flare, 3/8-24 to (Male) ISO/Bubble Flare, Metric 10mm x 1


    95 Geo Tracker calipers, pads, rotors, and passenger front brake hose

    BECK/ARNLEY 0856369
    A-1 CARDONE 19B1212
    A-1 CARDONE 19B1213
    DURAGO BR3222 X2
    SUNSONG 2202365 X2
    3/8 split washer X8
    3/8"-24 x 1-1/4" Grade 8 Hex Cap Screw X12
    12mm1.25 x 30mm Class 8.8 Hex Cap Screw X6
    12mm-1.25 Class 8 Fine Thread Hex Nut X6
    BrakeQuip BQ8095 Banjo Bolt M10 X 1.0 X2
     
  14. Jul 13, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Had a destructive day today. The only thing holding the MC on the jeep was the pushrod and brace. Also, the brake arm bushing is gone.
    I am upgrading to a dual reservoir mc. I found this Wilwood 260-7563 Tandem Master Cylinder w/ Remote Reservoirs, 1 Inch

    My next problem with this setup will be the oil cannister which is mounted on the firewall. I guess I could move it back to the block or the passenger firewall if I remove the heater. :shrug:


    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jul 13, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Yikes!
     
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  16. Jul 13, 2018
    73 cj5

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    :lol: I was shocked how easy it came off then I saw where the nut had worn through the factory mount. Just glad it never broke while I was driving. the pedal had a bit of play in it but it did stop good.
     
  17. Jul 13, 2018
    garage gnome

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    I know it stopped good. I drove that jeep quite a bit around town!
     
  18. Jul 14, 2018
    73 cj5

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    So I was going through all the parts I got with the 66 CJ5 and I found a Novak hydro clutch retrofit kit. I have just about everything but a good engine and a few misc pieces to swap in a gm powerplant. I was thinking of swinging pedals, XJ maybe or a Wilwood setup. I'd be interested to hear any suggestions.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Halfway there,,,,

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  20. Jul 15, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Ahh man, that little 4 banger ran so good! It’s sad to see it go.
     

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