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Supertrooper's CJ5 build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by supertrooper, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Apr 3, 2013
    fhoehle

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    I dig that little pull type slave....was cogitating in the back of my mind about my clutch linkage for a while now, and that looks like the nicest solution yet.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2013
    supertrooper

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    no, i havent mounted it yet. i need to figure out the steering column and shaft location to make sure the pedals fit.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013
    supertrooper

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    i think i have the steering figured out. im mounting the column a little higher on the dash and firewall like the intermediate cjs. i also need a third ujoint and a heim joint to clear the headers. the YJ pedals are mounted to the firewall but i need the shorted the pedals and trim the mounting bracket to clear the column. i also installed the e-brake handle and the wiring harness/fuse block. the column is a hot rod column from speedway and i really like it. i had to shorten it but it was easy to do.
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  4. Apr 8, 2013
    cj6/442

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    Super T- this rig looks better and better every time I check the thread . looks great !
     
  5. Apr 8, 2013
    givemethewillys

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    I really like your steering column idea, I would love to see more pics of it as you go. My project is closely trailing behind yours and it looks like I have a similar path to take to get it completed. Good luck and keep the pics coming! :)
     
  6. Apr 14, 2013
    supertrooper

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    i wasnt sure how long to column needed to be so the column i ordered was 36" long so i could shorten it if needed, i had to take off 7''. this is after i shortened it.
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    here are the pedals set up after the mount was trimmed. i still havent found the right pedal length and angle that im 100% happy with.
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    today i ran the wires for the rear and started the running the engine wires. i also cut the opening for the gas filler and installed it and installed the taillights and license plate.
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  7. Apr 21, 2013
    supertrooper

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    change of plans for the gauges. autometer jacked up the price on the speedometer i was going to buy so i cheaped out and im reusing the stock one. today i got the steering figured out and mounted with exception to the dash/column mount.

    for the lower column mount i used some steel plate and a 1 3/4" exhaust clamp.
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  8. Apr 21, 2013
    hudsonhawk

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    Very Nice, Its all coming together.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2013
    Posimoto

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    Are you able to make all that work with only one pillow block? Or is there another one I can't see? I like the black paint on the steering.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2013
    supertrooper

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    there is only one. the steering moves smoothly with no wobble.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2013
    Posimoto

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    Great. With the block located so far from the u-joint I thought it might cause some wobble. You have more angle to deal with than I did to get around the manifold.
     
  12. May 28, 2013
    supertrooper

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    havnt posted in awhile so here is an update. i finished wiring the engine and the rear section of the jeep. i also ran the wires for the spot lights inside the windsheild frame. i bought a roll cage kit from extreme custom parts and still need to install it. im using an aluminum 3 core radiator for a early 90's 5.0 mustang. it is about 6" narrower and a little taller than the stock radiator. i made some mounting brackets out of 1/8" plate and since it is kinda close to the engine i mounted the electric fan on the front side. the 15 gallon gas tank is installed with a new skidplate. i still need to go to the steel yard to get material to make a new seat mount. the column to dash mount is finished and welded to the column. to get the YJ pedals to work i had to shorten the pedals and raise the pedal mount 1" on the firewall to reduce how far the pedal traveled to be comfortable. i still need to get a lower radiator hose, fuel pump to carb fuel line and a battery then i should be able to try to start the engine and getting closer to :driving:
     
  13. May 29, 2013
    Alan28

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    Very artistic work. When I look at my Jeep, and all what you've done, I say to her : "you very nice like this, my Jeep, just some paint for summer look and it is OK, you don't need any more repair".

    I don't want to touch one more bolt. It will be the same for you soon. The end.

    But your most difficult task is coming : what color (or colors)... for painting!
     
  14. Jun 6, 2013
    supertrooper

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    i got the new clutch installed today, it was a huge PITA doing it by myself. i also finished buliding a new seat mount with tilt forward passenger seat. i just need to wire the gauges and the dash section will be done. still have a bunch of little things to do. one of the last big things is putting the rollcage together.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2013
    supertrooper

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    today i tryed to start the engine for the first time but the were a couple problems. first problem, the two rigt side freeze plugs are leaking. second, the mechanical fuel pump has a crack near the outlet fitting and started spraying gas everywhere when i tryed starting it. luckly both are cheap and easy to fix. i ordered a new pump and it will be here tomarrow. if i can get the jeep running all ill need to do is test drive it and install to cb and ill be a go for rubican this year.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2013
    supertrooper

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    IT RUNS!!!

    i got the new fuel pump and freeze plugs installed. after messing with the timing a little she fires right up and idles good. but like everything on this jeep i take one step forward then two steps backward. there is a bad leak from the top of the saginaw box and the oil pressure gauge shows zero. i pulled the valve covers and it looks like the heads arnt getting oil mehh.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2013
    cj6/442

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    if i can get the jeep running all ill need to do is test drive it and install to cb and ill be a go for rubican this year.[/QUOTE]


    OK ,I'll be blunt .......this worries me, you should plan on driving it as much as possible for the next few weeks.in the heat and change the oil before the trip.
    also I have some homemade rockers for a 5 if you want ,,,,rusty,,,, but free.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013
    supertrooper

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    thanks for the offer for the sliders. ill pm you later this week to set up when to pick them up. in my post you quoted i was a little simplistic. i know a test drive isnt good enough to be ready for the almost 1,000 mile round trip. i need to get it drivable, insured and registered asap, hopfully by this weekend. the plan it to drive it to work for the next couple weeks then change all the fluids and check all the nuts and bolts a couple days befor the trip.

    btw your rigs looking great. i cant wait to see it in person.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013
    cj6/442

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    ok cool , SO glad to hear that. I was with a group years ago and the guy had never put it in 4wd, it locked up soild as soon as we hit the granite slabs...the sliders will get you by but their not fancy ......but they do have surface rust. they came on my 6 tub from Dummy
     
  20. Jul 4, 2014
    supertrooper

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    Its been a long time since ive updated this thread. After not getting the jeep ready to make last years Rubicon trip I took the rest of the summer off from working on it. I was having issues with the clutch and brakes and just ran out of time to make the trip. I still havent fixed the clutch and I want to reroute the brake and fuel lines to clear the exhaust better. I picked up a dana 44 front axle from a k10 chevy with plans to narrow it an replace the dana 27. Then I fount a complete dana 30 for a price I couldnt pass up. I kept the lsd from the 44 and gave the housing away. I regeared and replaced all seals and joints in the d30. Today I got tre flip inserts from TMR Customs and installed them. The TMR inserts are around the same price are around the same price as goferit inserts after shipping but the TMRs allow use of the castle nut and cotter pin. I also ordered big daddy hd tie rod and draglink. They took 2 weeks to arrive but they are really nicely machined and finished. Thanks for the recommendation cj6/442, btw you were right about the diff cover being really close to hitting at full lock. The tir rod clears by 1/2".
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