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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Patrick, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Oct 25, 2019
    shadetreetim

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    I drove it again tonight about 10 miles. Driving with one hand it seemed more stable than the other night with two. Probably just getting used to it. With the 1" lift shackles I inherited on it, I know the Caster is off. I'll measure the toe in tomorrow morning. I would be happy to get it to cruise at 70.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2019
    homersdog

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    Early CJ5s (through 71) get squirrelly just because of the Ross steering, but you have an intermediate (72-75) that has factory Saginaw steering. If it is loose it needs to be looked at for worn parts or bad alignment. A sway bar would be a band aid, it would not be a fix.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    My Ross box steering is nice and tight still. Works great with the stock size tires, no wandering or death wobble. No Squirrels ;)
     
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  4. Oct 28, 2019
    Lockman

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    Our Jeeps are Pretty much expected to get " a little floaty " over 85 MPH >>>>:crazy:

    To help with Tim's OP, Does it have it's OEM Stabilizer bar and Shock ? that's the one that is horizontal . Look there first .
    The plus side is you're head'n in the right direction with the front Disc brake conversion . Get the remaining rear Drums machined & cut also. Your gonna find it's , IMO & recent experience , at least a 75 % improvement ! :whistle:
     
  5. Oct 28, 2019
    shadetreetim

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    It does not have a stabilizer on it.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2019
    wiffle9

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    71DA7F40-010F-44B8-867F-1E298098066A.jpeg Here’s the before and after of my 52 M38
     
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  7. Oct 29, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Eye spy some Toy parts. :sneak:
     
  8. Oct 29, 2019
    wiffle9

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    Yes indeed. There’s a few.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2019
    Gregory Plouff

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    It looks great, nice job
     
  10. Oct 29, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I think we’re going to need to see a few “during” shots.
    :watch:
     
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  11. Oct 29, 2019
    wiffle9

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    ITLKSEZ

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    I’d say so! :D
    Very nice job.
     
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  13. Nov 1, 2019
    shadetreetim

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    I continue to cross items off my to-do list. Rewired everything front to back that was suspect, built my own harness where needed. Nice to have all lights working correctly and water / oil gauges. Still need to address heater.
    [​IMG]

    Next up on my list was banishing the squirrels in the handling. Purchased 4 degree steel shims to get caster in range. Before tearing it apart I could see some of the spring bushings were bad. Pulled the front springs and the rear bushings had no rubber left at all. All springs were bolted on with 3/8" bolts when 7/16" would fit correctly. Checking toe-in it was at 3/4" in. Shocks did not rebound when compressed. All being addressed as I put it back together.

    Expect big improvements in handling next time I drive it.
     
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  14. Nov 1, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    You will definitely notice! It's a great feeling when everything works :)(y)
     
  15. Nov 1, 2019
    masscj2a

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    Is that a hen decoy or did she get paid for the layout shoot? Great job on that build by the way. I like.
     
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  16. Nov 2, 2019
    wiffle9

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    That turkey followed me for about 30 minutes on the trail. It was a pretty decent spotter for the most part.
     
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  17. Nov 3, 2019
    masscj2a

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    That's awesome.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2019
    1953_M38A1

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    1953 M38A1, later model cj grill. Sbc 283 motor.
     
  19. Nov 23, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    How hard was it to make the later grill work considering doing this on my65
     
  20. Dec 1, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I have never had a Ross box that wasn't worn out. I suspect most others haven't, and that's why we all think they're squirrelly. I am planning on rebuilding the one in my son Alekczander's CJ2A though, so hopefully no squirrels make a nest in it!
     

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