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Hello....i'm An Addict And This Is My 6!

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by txtoller, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2019
    masscj2a

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    Used the same brake booster on my 47 cj2a. Worked great.
     
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  2. May 15, 2019
    txtoller

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    Great news!
     
  3. May 24, 2019
    txtoller

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    Well, here is my plan....The 6 ready for the Rubicon and maybe the Sierra Trek in 2020. This is going to be a challenge!
     
  4. Jul 19, 2019
    txtoller

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    Well, this just hit a snag...sounds like I will have to rebuild the top half on the 6!:banghead:

    Looks like I might as well do a frame off....
     
  5. Jul 19, 2019
    Walt Couch

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    Project creep????
     
  6. Jul 19, 2019
    txtoller

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    Hell, I hadn't even really started on it, was going to take down to get inspected...:rolleyes:

    Now, have the axles out, transmission coming out, and all new spring set up coming.:worry:
     
  7. Jul 19, 2019
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    Yup - scope creep...

    You know how to stop that don't ya? Just start with saying "frame off restoration/resto-mod".... See my current build for example :D
     
  8. Jul 19, 2019
    txtoller

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    I was always, going to do a major resto-mod...just wasn't planning on the motor.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2019
    masscj2a

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    Yep, ain't it always the way. Original plan is: buy a runner and drive it a few years, work on the immediate needs, then take it off the road (after you get another runner) and do a resto. Then this happens.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2019
    txtoller

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    Got the axles out of my 69-6 and got it cleaned up and in my 71-5. I ordered the Rocky Road YJ kit for 6 and should be here in a couple of weeks.
     
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  11. Aug 2, 2019
    txtoller

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    The Rocky Road YJ kit is no it's way should be here on Tuesday!

    I have the axles out of the two jeeps. Pulled the covers off the 69 axles, they are 3.73, the 30 is open and the tapered 44 is locked. Did clean up the 30 cover and got some paint on it....Hopefully, the new owner will love it!

    Hint, the 6 new color!!!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 5, 2019
    txtoller

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    Springs arriving a day early!
     
  13. Aug 15, 2019
    txtoller

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    Ok, I need some tech advice for my brakes on the 71. I swapped the axles and hooked up the brake lines bled the brakes and all seemed well. Except, now my Mico Lever lock with not hold pressure? I have it set up on the front brakes, and it worked fine, before I switched axles, now I get nothing!

    All lines are tight no leaks...I'm stumped.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2019
    johneyboy03

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    Air trap in the system maybe ???
     
  15. Sep 23, 2019
    txtoller

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    Well after taking almost a month and a half to actually get everything for my Rocky Road YJ spring kit, I started to get the hangers on!

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  16. Sep 23, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Interested to see if your front shackles come out with a proper angle. I've seen a few, including mine, that have the shackles angled back into the spring, instead of forward away from the spring. If I was to do this again I would take some more measurements of a stock YJ setup. Then consider moving one of the hangers/brackets to get the proper shackle angle.

    You can kind of see the issue here.


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  17. Sep 23, 2019
    txtoller

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    I will look at that once I start on the front.

    My first take on the kit, parts are quality, instructions take some reading, read more than a few times before I started.

    One would think that they could post a lot more pictures (on web) to give examples... just a thought.
     
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  18. Sep 23, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Looked this up for me as much as anything. I'll check mine in the next couple days.

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    112mm is 43.78" (maybe)


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    44.25" from another source.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2019
    txtoller

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    Thank you!
     
  20. Sep 23, 2019
    txtoller

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    So my question is, anyone else that did the yj conversion have to place the front/rear shackles to correct the geometry?
     

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