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I Can't Leave Well Enough Alone

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 27, 2019
    windyhill

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    Sweet Nate! So it was red under all that yellow...it was meant to be! Looking good!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019
    garage gnome

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    Everything was red originally, including the hitch and arms. I was looking at the pictures you sent me last night so I can get it mounted up this week.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    garage gnome

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    Got the hitch on tonight! It was quite the battle, but its there. Now to make it work...

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  4. Feb 16, 2019
    garage gnome

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    A little more progress made today after working on the Fummins. I got the hydraulic pump installed. Tomorrow I hope to get the valve in and try it out!

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    And few more shots of the hitch and arms.

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    This arm is adjustable just like on a tractor.

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  5. Feb 24, 2019
    garage gnome

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    Got the 3 point hitch working today! I need to either get a smaller plow or remove one of them. I don't think a CJ5 can pull a 16" two bottom plow on the plow day I'll be doing.

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    And I mounted the control valve between the seats. It is supposed to be further forward, but I have the 60/40 seat.

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  6. Feb 25, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Gonna need some bumper weights.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2019
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    It has the front weight. Just too big of a plow for the Jeep
     
  8. Feb 25, 2019
    Admiral Cray

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    Test it out by plowing some snow and post a video...
     
  9. Mar 14, 2019
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    Got the tail lights and brake lights working! Also greased up the hitch so now it is all happy like.

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  10. Mar 15, 2019
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    I would absolutely love to have a setup like that. That’s so neat to see a rare setup like that still functioning.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2019
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    Major progress made today. I found a smaller 2 bottom plow. The Jeep doesn’t squat so bad now.

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    I added some helper coil springs from a trencher jeep.

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    After installing the springs. It sits MUCH better now. It rides really hard now with no weight hanging off the back and seems more bouncy now.

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    Also got the pto working! I had to notch the 3” box tubing spacer for the driveshaft to clear.

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    And the most important addition, the varmit gun holder! I bought this mount to use on Ted, but it wouldn’t fit like I wanted it to. It works with my ruger 10-22 carbine and my favorite, the M1 Garand. :D

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  12. Mar 16, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    That garand will handle even the toughest of varmits at a safe distance haha cool setup though. Bet my ar coyote gun would fit nice in a setup like that
     
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  13. Apr 12, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Last year, the hydraulic cylinder for the Stratton lift started to leak internally. The lift would drift down and I could pick it up by hand too. I figured the plunger seal had blown. Yesterday, I tore into it.

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    After degreasing it, I found there was a big snap ring holding the gland on. I was also happy to see some original red paint, so I know this is the original cylinder to the Stratton lift.

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    After removing the gland, there was the same snap ring inside to keep the plunger from coming out. It is a very simple cylinder, just a bunch of O-rings. The O-ring for the plunder had torn, which I knew.

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    The eye of the cylinder had to be cut off in order to remove the gland and replace the O-ring seal on the shaft. The rod is staked in place to the plunger.

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    The old rod seal (right) was very hard and pretty worn. I replaced it with a standard O-ring from my kit.

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    I installed the new seal with some white lithium grease.

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    I checked the dust seal and it seemed to be okay, so I decided to leave that. I did scrape out the gunk that had built up around it.

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    Then I sanded the rust off where the gland was. I was careful to not hit the bore of the cylinder.

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    I tig welded the eye back on the end of the rod, keeping it straight and aligned. Of course, I put the gland back on too. Monday morning, I'll go to my local rubber supply company and get the two large O-rings I need for the plunger and gland.

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  14. Apr 12, 2020
    Admiral Cray

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    I'm glad to see you practicing your Coronavirus protection wearing gloves...

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    Don't want to see Ted come down with anything...
     
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  15. Apr 12, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Yeah better safe than sorry.
     
  16. Apr 13, 2020
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    Nate,
    I'll put a link to this post under the Stratton information section. While you are in there, can you take some measurements and see if there is a modern cylinder that could be used if you had to replace the original?

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  17. Apr 13, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Yes, I can do that Barry.
     
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  18. Apr 13, 2020
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    I picked up my O-rings today to finish the rebuild. I put the weird plastic spring? behind the O-ring on the plunger. The gland had no backing washers.

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    Lubed up the bore so the O-rings would't cut when sliding them in.

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    And reinstalled the inner snap ring.

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    For this job, a big pair of snap ring pliers are needed. I would also recommend the locking type like these.

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    Gland and outer snapring reinstalled.

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    Prior to putting the cylinder back in the jeep, I air tested the cylinder to make sure there were no leaks. I had none at least! :bananatool:

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    I put the street 90's in with thread tape and dope. After installing it back in the jeep, the hitch works great again!

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  19. Apr 13, 2020
    garage gnome

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    Barry, here are the dimensions of the cylinder.

    Collapsed length, eye to eye: 14 3/8"
    Extended length, eye to eye: 18 7/8"
    3/4" eyes
    3 1/2" diameter case
    1" shaft

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  20. Apr 15, 2020
    garage gnome

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    The farm jeep is happy again!

     
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