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Scott's '66 Make It Driveable Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Buildflycrash, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Feb 28, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Nothing special here. I'm learning as I go along. The jeep is a 66 and I'm a few years older than her. I've never had much Automotive experience. As I've driven a new truck since I've been able to afford to.
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    I've had this Jeep in my garage for nearly 10years. I just didn't think I was up to the task of making it safe. In the mean time I've stalked a little here and recently posted a few questions. I've collected a lot of new and used parts and now I'm ready to rock.
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    I'm definitely doing the following before I start driving her.....
    1 Replace floor, riser, floor supports and patch a few rust holes.
    2 Power steering
    3 Dana 30 swap w/ disc brakes
    4 All new brake lines
    5 New fuel tank and fuel lines. (under seat plastic)
    6 New seats
    7 Straighten frame - driver side near pedals seems tweaked
    8 Paint frame - Frame is mostly rust free (body is off so might as well)
    9 New wheels (black) and tires (BFG AT)
    10 New windshield frame and glass
    11 AA chain clutch linkage
    12 YJ springs front and rear.

    Going to paint only as needed this time around with rattle cans.
    I'll try to keep y'all updated with lots of photos.
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2018
    Muzikp

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    Nice, sounds just like what I'm in the middle of. Looking forward to following along.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    I forgot a big one.
    12 YJ spring conversion.

    Home a little late so no work on Jeep tonight.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2018
    Tom_Hartz

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    Sounds like a great plan. You have described my plans for the 67 I have. The AA chain linkage is done.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2018
    jflots

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    what's the advantage of the chain linkage?
     
  6. Mar 1, 2018
    sterlclan

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    It doesn’t bind up when you twist the Jeep. And it’s smoother
     
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    Muzikp

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    I love super simple things that work well and the AA chain clutch linkage seems like exactly that. It's easy to adjust and I feel like if I had to, I could fix it with a potato and plastic spork in the middle of nowhere somehow, it's super simple. But even with it my pedal still binds up, I had to make a bigger hole in the floor so the pedal wouldn't bind up on the floor. Works great now.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Here is where we are today. Took the floor supports off and started to get some of the floor loose. I have to free up the rear deck next as I think I'll replace the riser before I cut out any more flooring.

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    Getting the tool box out was not easy, but I am getting better at cutting and bashing spot welds.

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    We are taking the engine & transmission out this weekend.

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  9. Mar 4, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Is there a boot that covers clutch fork on V6?
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  10. Mar 4, 2018
    Muzikp

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    Yes, I bought an Omix one and it wore out from just being installed before I ever really put any miles on it. I would like to find a better quality one.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    I want to weld this riser in so bad. But I’m waiting for approval of my buddy who knows a little about what I’m doing. [​IMG]
     
  12. Mar 4, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    [​IMG]

    We’re supposed to be putting it together but the frame is a little tweeked so out comes the drivetrain. Easy for a coat of paint too.

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  13. Mar 5, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Did a little cutting and grinding this morning.

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    First fitting of the new floor pan.

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    The more I work on this the more issues I find.

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  14. Mar 7, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Small accomplishment for most but I just welded a nut on and extracted my first broken bolt!!
    2hrs and 2 broken fender bolts out.
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  15. Mar 8, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Used threaded rod to hold up center section and had to do a bit of hammering on firewall to get some wrinkles out. Real close to welding the first floor piece in.

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  16. Mar 9, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    First floor pan welded in.

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  17. Mar 9, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    What is my best next step for sealing these floor pans? I’ve seen epoxy filler and seam sealer used. What are the advantages of each? Is there other better options? (Besides perfect welds)
     
  18. Mar 9, 2018
    Andy Salagaj

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    Jeep - Just Eats Every Penny>>>
     
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    sterlclan

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    personally id epoxy prime first and use brushable sealer after.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    What is brushable sealer? What product do you use?
     

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