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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by bdford123, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Sep 29, 2008
    bdford123

    bdford123 Member

    Breckenridge, CO
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    I am interested to know what everyone has done to their jeeps that is special, neat, personal, or just plain out there. Stuff like gauge panels, heated seats, tow hooks, back seats, jerry can mounts, winches, carpet, radios, or anything under the hood, air horns, electronic ignition, heaters, whatever...Pics great tooR)
     
  2. Sep 29, 2008
    jonnyspile

    jonnyspile Do you smell that???

    Southern Oregon
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    I took a locking Tuffy-like stereo console for a CJ-7 and made it fit between the seats of my 67. Also made some cupholders out of pvc that will hold a 64 ounce soda. I'm pretty proud of both of those. Don't have any pics though....:(
     
  3. Sep 29, 2008
    Desert Runner

    Desert Runner Member 2024 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

    Hickory, Pa
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    Even though this is in the early section

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    Air horns, W/on board air of course, stacks, 500W amp W/bose speakers plus other odds and ends:flag:
     
  4. Sep 29, 2008
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    I made a hand throttle out of my daughters 10 speed clicker,monkeys works awsome and can be fine tuned one click 800 rpm will go just above idle for a faster slow crawl ,,and 4-5 clicks is great for a cruise control ,you just always need to remember it's clicked up before you push the clutch in R)R). I also put cj7 springs on my 5 and did a shackle reversal . ...it does dive when you brake but the ride I feel is worth it when running down a sand/rock wash ....you will get used to it. and speed bumps will not throw your neck out. and 2 gas tanks, I was always running out of fuel edit needed to add more fox shocks a T 18 ,dana texas 300 , HEI, lockers , an Offy intake so when we go to Glamis I can throw the 4bbl on .and Beard suspension seats, and a jeep heater for my wife.
     
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  5. Sep 30, 2008
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

    Happy Valley, OR
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    FF conversion in rear, front dana 44, 4 wheel disc brakes, PTO winch, later model w/s with bottom wipers, Locker's front and rear, Buick V-6, on board air, comfy bucket seats, remove interlock in 18 transfer case, wide ratio Saginaw 4 speed, lift, 33" tires, Definitely saginaw power steering, high output alternator, larger radiator, better heater.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2008
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

    NorthWest Indiana
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    11" brakes and dual MC.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2008
    jeepdaddy2000

    jeepdaddy2000 Active Member

    Eagle Point oregon
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    Reverse shackle, boxed frame, HEI, T18, dual tanks,traction diffs fore and aft ,power steering, 33% highr flow radiator, shroud, heavy duyt fan, high volume oil pump, Rochester Q jet(not sure if the 4bbl is really worth it since the stocker simply ran sooooo well), 11 Waggy brakes.


    Ahhhhhhhh............my kingdom for an OD!!!!!
     
  8. Sep 30, 2008
    Chris Insull

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    Chesapeake, VA.
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    Trail rash...:twisted: followed closely by the Pertronix, P/S, O/D and MTR's.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2008
    jayhawkclint

    jayhawkclint ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Oklahoma City, USA
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    Do you have pics of your shroud? I swear one of these days I'm going to find a junkyard shroud that fits the stock radiator. Don't know how many I've pulled home to date that have been soooo close, but yet so far.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2008
    dohc281

    dohc281 It is what it is.

    Laurel Springs, N.J.
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    :iagree:

    Plus adding pertronix, and an alternator.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2008
    jeepdaddy2000

    jeepdaddy2000 Active Member

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    Jayhawkclint,
    The good news is I have one, the bad news is isn't stock. I simply bent a two(or so) inch piece of tin around the fan and attached it to the flanges on the radiator.It isn't one hundred percent efficient, but it helps a lot. If I got really fancy, I would cut out some pieces of tin, scribe and remove the arc of the fan, and further enclose the fan by welding them to the edges of the existing enclosure. But, to be honest, I'm thinking of experimenting with some electric fan configurations in the future and not really willing to do more with it. I can try to give a picture, but it really isn't much to look at, although it sure helps do the job. The fan will pull at your clothing through the radiator at idle.
    Scott
     
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  12. Oct 21, 2008
    bdford123

    bdford123 Member

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    Today, I put a manual passenger side wiper on. THe original that I had did not have a spring to apply force to the windshield, but I modified it today with a new chrome wiper assembly, keeping the interior handle the same. Kind of wish that I had put it on the driver side, stronger than the 12v motor that powers the driver side...

    Keep them coming...
     
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