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62 Cj5 In Cypress, Tx;)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Dne007, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Sep 13, 2019
    Dne007

    Dne007 New Member

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    THanks Tim, I passed your info on to my brother. He can talk to the machine shop people;)
     
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    txtoller

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    Man, you are going to town! Keep up the good work!
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2019
    Dne007

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    If I wanted to relocate my battery/ or batteries to the cowl location~ I don't see how to remove this battery cover to make it happen?

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  4. Sep 14, 2019
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

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    I like the older rims and those gnarly old tires (and aggressive tread) just because they're radically different from modern stuff.
    I think that tire pattern and/or tire is still available... STA Super Traxion®

    I'm guessing it's no longer a removable panel (?) because the CJ's and the military M38A1's were made in the same factory and that lid was made non-removable because civilian Jeeps had no need for it.
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2019
    timgr

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    The cover is vestigial from the M38A1 mil model, from which the CJ-5 was derived. Just covers the hole and is welded on, AFAIK.

    It's the length of two batteries, because the M38A1 was/is a 24V system.
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2019
    Dne007

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    hm, I'll take a closer look at it when I have it upside down on a rotisserie, just difficult to look at it~ my neck doesn't work all that well~ ;) I would really open up the engine compartment! not much going on this weekend due to kids being here, but Monday we should be getting at it again~ I'll be back!;)
     
  7. Sep 16, 2019
    Dne007

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    Today Robo and I moved the frame outside, used the crane to lift the frame as needed. We bought the wet sandblast system from Northern tool and 2 - 50lb bag of media at 4.98 per bag. I'm impressed by the blaster! We didn't take the completely off, but it would have. Robo did the blasting which was fine with me! Rain is supposed to set in over the next couple days (hope hope), but we have plenty to do. It's so difficult to get my brother to push the button to order parts! grrr;) I have a gallon of phosphoric acid of which I wiped down the frame after blasting. IT prevents flash rusting. Nasty stuff but works well. I think we're just going to Krylon paint it black, but I prefer a cheap HF paint gun to paint it.
    I'll be back;)

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  8. Sep 19, 2019
    Dne007

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    Hi, my how time flies! 1) What's a good place to buy the alternator conversion from? It's just a GM alternator, right? The new wiring harness (EZ) will be plug and play?
    2) Transmission and transfer case: I didn't drive it, but Robo says it shifted fine and wasn't noisy, but does leak out the front seal. I honestly don't want to get into the clunk of cast iron, so, what should I (we) do?
    Other than that, Rob's finally getting around to ordering parts, almost had to break his harm to hit the button on the first order! lol
     
  9. Sep 19, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Yup, ya gottta spend the money or sell it as an unfinished project in a couple years.
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2019
    Dne007

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    It's not so much about spending money, it's finding the best deals to save some money;)

    Rob n I moved the frame to my larger area to dry sand blast areas which needed it, then wiped it down, then sprayed it. Parts are in route, so maybe Monday we can start some frame re-assembly;)
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  11. Oct 17, 2019 at 9:24 AM
    Dne007

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    Sorry, I've been busy with other things~ however, moving right along~ ;)

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    Things after having been blasted, cleaned, assembly line for painting
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    Rebuilt engine back in place. the overhaul cost Robo 1600.oo, new cam, new sleeves.
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    We have all the parts for the transmission and hopefully get that done today and maybe get it installed.
     
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  12. Oct 17, 2019 at 9:29 AM
    Focker

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    That's looking great! :clap:
     
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