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Project...Kahuna 66 cj6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by bkd, May 11, 2007.

  1. Sep 21, 2010
    krkx93

    krkx93 Member

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    yea im thinking that mabee the rubber is jsut worn out and not holding enough tension r sumthin.
    they close tight but the windsheild still wiggles around and they come undone no matter how tight i put them
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010
    Posimoto

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  3. Sep 21, 2010
    HeavyIron

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    I had a set of those on my 72 when I sold it, wish I would have swapped em onto my 74 before I did that. They were solid and held the window solid.

    I'm glad you got your old friend back on the road Jim :stout:
     
  4. Sep 21, 2010
    krkx93

    krkx93 Member

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    those r pretty slick engineering. im sure i could fab up sumthin that would work just as well with scrap i got layin round here.
    might not be as pretty as that nice allum. but hey itll work right?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    glad to hear it's back up and running
     
  6. Sep 22, 2010
    willys59cj5

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    Hey Jim, Glad your back in business again.:beer:
     
  7. Sep 22, 2010
    EricM

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    Congratulations!

    Can we finish the run now?

    You might be able to get those latches cheaper from Herm.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2010
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member Sponsor

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    took the 6 about 10 miles into the mountains behind Somis for a scout campout.....had to go down a steep tractor cut road to get to a wash where we camped. Coming out in 4X it did great, seems to shift and sounds great.......sooooooooooooooo happy to be cruizen the Jeep again :D
    Jim
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  9. Sep 25, 2010
    Posimoto

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    Glad to hear you conquered that T18. :beer: with a :stout: back!
     
  10. Sep 25, 2010
    '72CJ5

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    Have you had any issues with the winch under the bumper compared to how you used to have it on top?
     
  11. Sep 25, 2010
    bkd

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    not at all....it's pretty protected with the hangers for the shackle reversal there, thought about attaching a skid under the bumper for more safety.......have to think about it more
    Jim
     
  12. Aug 8, 2011
    SKT

    SKT I Like CJ's...

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  13. Aug 10, 2011
    bkd

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    well............was very relieved that my tranny problem only ended up being a loose OD.:D
    still have a couple projects left.......have most of the parts gathered for doing OBA, probably later in the fall......and I'm still running the F-Head radiator (which has cooled fine) but want to switch over to a larger unit , maybe a Mustang rad??????
    all in all very happy with the mods and performance......havn't done any serious wheeling since Big Bear, was suppose to be on this latest Rubicon trip but things didn't work out for that........planning several local runs over the next few months however
    Jim
     
  14. Aug 10, 2011
    Posimoto

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    So, are you all buttoned up and back on the road?
     
  15. Aug 11, 2011
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member Sponsor

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    No...been absolutely buried with work.......hope to get to it this weekend

    Sent from my DROID2 using Tapatalk
     
  16. Aug 12, 2011
    jasonjp62

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    and I'm still running the F-Head radiator (which has cooled fine)

    You say the F head radiator cools your 5.0 well? even on the trail? I was thinking of using one on a project with a 232 in it!
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011
    bkd

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    My son has been driving my 6 to school this year, he called me several weeks ago to say there was something really wrong with the rear axle so after inspecting the broken u-bolt we had it flat bedded home.......axle moved several inches, broke the centering pin and the brake line..........
    I'm updating the cause and fix so nobody else copies my faulty engineering and ends up like I did
    this is what it looked like when I finished it way back on page 40 of this thread
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    the top plate though 1/2" thick bent over the axle to the point the ubolts loosened up and one eventually sheared..........glad there was no injuries to my son .....
    the fix involved cutting down square pipe that is 3/16's thick, I drilled 2 1/2" holes in the middle
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    then I split them down the middle so theyed fit over the axle......I drilled out 5/8"s holes for the new 9/16" ubolts to go through
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    then mounted them and put the 1/2" plate back on top.....torqued to 90 pounds I feel alot more confident I won't have further issues
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    I need to weld shock mounts to my axle in the rear now to allow for more travel but that was on the to-do list anyway
    Jim
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    Just an FYI - I usually see those top plates welded together (didn't see it in your write up so I thougth I would mention it).
     
  19. Oct 26, 2011
    bkd

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    Welded solid or tacked together?
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011
    Patrick

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    You just had a flat plate on top of the axle tube?
     

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