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

'71 CJ6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 458soco, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Aug 25, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Well I’m deep now!
     
  2. Aug 27, 2018
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Sponsor Sponsor

    Sacramento Ca.
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Messages:
    896
    Deep in awesomeness!!!
     
    '74Renegade likes this.
  3. Aug 27, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Worked late last night and got it on the rotisserie. I'm not good with woodwork so building this thing really kicked my butt.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2018
    givemethewillys

    givemethewillys Sponsor Sponsor

    New Kent, VA
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    Messages:
    859
    Love the wood rotisserie! Just be careful with welding sparks, you don't want one to smolder and burn the place down. I was thinking about building a rotisserie very similar to yours, as woodworking is much more natural for me than metal work.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Are these pieces running from the back to the frame factory??
     
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    Keys5a

    Keys5a Sponsor Sponsor

    Florida Keys
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,216
    I've never seen that brace, but I've never been in that deep on a CJ6. I'd say that it is original due to the square re-enforcement plates near the tailgate opening where it is attached to the bed floor. Does your Jeep have the fuel tank under the rear bed?
    -Donny
     
  7. Aug 31, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    It does have the rear tank.
     
  8. Sep 18, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Got some parts in today. Kit is from Herm, looks nice!
     
    Danefraz and Muzikp like this.
  9. Dec 21, 2018
    txtoller

    txtoller Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Weatherford, TX
    Joined:
    May 28, 2014
    Messages:
    554
    Any updates on this?
     
  10. Dec 22, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Not a whole lot. It’s been a crazy crazy month or so. I’ve got two engines setting in the shop and got the frame ready to be cleaned and start beefing it up. I’ll prob start some decent updates after the first of the year.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2018
    sgogpn

    sgogpn Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Glendale, AZ.
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    322
    I've got a 72 CJ6 project sitting in the shop. Ill crawl under and see if mine has that bracing and report back...

    Mike
     
  12. Dec 27, 2018
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Thank you!
     
  13. Dec 27, 2018
    Alan28

    Alan28 Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Châtillon en...
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,613
    Many specialists in this post. Above mmy competences I can only say : you are chiefs.:bananatool::study:
     
  14. Jan 7, 2019
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    So I got some work done this weekend. I got the frame completely stripped and started cleaning it up. I found one small crack near the rear drivers front spring hanger but that looks like it. The engine.... most probably saw that cluster in the for sale section :banghead:. I have had a lot more experience with AMC era jeeps than Kaiser so please excuse my stupidity. That V6 had the cracked block, I bought a 302 before I even knew the block was cracked. Well since you cant sell an engine with a cracked block I decided to take it to a friend's dad who is an incredible welder and see what he can do. He says its fixable so if it comes back and is up to par i'm going to freshen it up and just use it. I like the idea of keeping the buick instead of the 302 now. I also ordered a new rear crossmember and a trans crossmember, the rear one was not there and the trans one had more holes than metal. So I need some advice please. I'm kinda lost on what trans to use. I have a friend who has a NP435 that I can get cheap (will need going through) but i'll need an adapter bellhousing and a transfer case adapter. I wanna keep the factory rear axle and transfer case. What do ya'll recommend?
     
  15. Jan 9, 2019
    windyhill

    windyhill Sponsor Sponsor

    PA
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,400
    NP435 and 302 would be a nice combo. I went buick v6, sm465 to stock tranfer case on my cj6 project. I like the Ford t18 / 225 swap in my 3b better which would be similar to the 435 I believe.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2019
    jeepermc

    jeepermc Member

    Western WA
    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    919
    The NP435 is a great trans, similar in gearing to the T18. In a CJ-6 it will be fine, but in a short 5 or Flat fender, things get tight. The NP435 adapter is 5 or 6" long, while a T18 adapter is only about an inch to adapt to the T-case. Both can be easily adapted to a Ford small block using factory parts. I'm not sure about adapting the T18 to a V6, but it's been done many, many times.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2019
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    Can anyone tell me what this bracket is (not the one that holds the brake line)?
    upload_2019-3-20_20-32-55.jpeg
     
  18. Mar 20, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

    Maryland
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    586
    Used on v6 models to keep from bashing the oil filter. Should be a corresponding snubber on the ps of the factory 27 front.
     
  19. Mar 21, 2019
    458soco

    458soco Sponsor Sponsor

    North Georgia
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    175
    I think I read that here. Thank you
     
  20. Mar 21, 2019
    fesser

    fesser Napa, CA Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Napa, CA
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    487
    That brace was not on my 75 CJ6.
     

Share This Page

New Posts