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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. May 22, 2020
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2020 Sponsor

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    half yes, half no....I'll post up in the wagon thread....today was the test of driving it around after the most recent valve cover redo - can drive it without leaking a quart of oil in 50 miles, but its still too much for wanting to drive it anywhere other than around town locally....so it still overheats until I can figure out a better shroud or electric fan/shroud and it still leaks too much oil for significant usage. You guys will be disappointed, but I did post it for sale today (its all nice and clean and driveable) and the throttle linkage helps as well as its pulling more vacuum at idle, so I was able to turn down the idle screw, and readjusted the idle mix (and set it up just a bit rich to see if that helps cool), so I think the intake manifold is sealed much better. We'll see...
     
  2. May 22, 2020
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Tell whoever buys it that they have to carry on the build thread here (y)
     
  3. May 23, 2020
    Fireball

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    You need to inlcude the link to the listing!
     
  4. May 23, 2020
    officer_friendly

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    Got a new set of shoes for my CJ5. 35x12.50R15 BFG KM3 mud terrains, my 12 year old MTR’s were finally worn out and the sidewalls delaminating. While I was at it I ordered a new set of wheels, 15x8 steel with 2.5” backspacing, for a wider track width so the 35’s will not rub as badly.

    Old Tires/Wheels
    New

    I’m planning on hitting the trail tomorrow, can’t wait to test out these new tires.
     
  5. May 23, 2020
    Lockman

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    I tried , also ?
     
  6. May 23, 2020
    givemethewillys

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    Love the look of those km3's, report back how you like em!
     
  7. May 23, 2020
    clay

    clay Driving

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    Been gone from here for a while to restore a 67 mustang, I am trapped at home like most so I decided to give the Jeep a facelift. Stripped it all the way back down to the rolling chassis and cleaned everything up and painted it. I know the trim line on the mustang door is a little off (looks worse in the picture). It was so nice working on the jeep with no doors to mess with.
     

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  8. May 23, 2020
    tom h

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    Best of both worlds, beautiful job , enjoy.
     
  9. May 23, 2020
    Twin2

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    yep both look good (y)
     
  10. May 23, 2020
    colojeepguy

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    2 great looking vehicles!
     
  11. May 23, 2020
    Lockman

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    Nice man, What Color is your Jeep ?
     
  12. May 23, 2020
    clay

    clay Driving

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    Burgundy from The Coating Store
    Burgundy Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint Kit Item #: SGCW121-BCCKIT

    Price: $274.99

    I thought it was a little dark but once I put everything on it looks nice. I was happy with the way it sprayed and color sanded, The ford color for the Mustang was almost $700 so I was more than happy with how the Jeep came out.
     
  13. May 23, 2020
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Is your tub , fenders & windshield from an Intermediate ?
     
  14. May 23, 2020
    clay

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    Windshield is. The tub and fenders are fiberglass so I don’t know.
     
  15. May 23, 2020
    Lockman

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    Gotcha......... Thanks, 'cuz it kinda looks like Mine .
     
  16. May 23, 2020
    Fireball

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    The burgundy looks great on a jeep. Nice toys!
     
  17. May 24, 2020 at 6:18 AM
    rusty

    rusty Well-Known Member

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  18. May 24, 2020 at 6:27 AM
    Rick Whitson

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    Looks Great, and Fun. Good Luck.
     
  19. May 24, 2020 at 12:29 PM
    homersdog

    homersdog Tulsa, Ok 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Improved the mount of the passenger seat. This is a result of the recent rollover posts in which folks are talking about the passenger seat flying out during a rollover. When I was in HS in the late 70s I was giving a friend a ride home. I forgot to tell him to put his seat belt on. I didn't have the top on. A quick left turn and the passenger seat along with him tipped up and started flying out. I quick grabbed him by the belt loop and kept him from completely leaving! We laughed it off but when I got home I was shaking. I told myself to make sure people put on their seat belts.

    So the recent comments made that memory come flooding back. When we as CJ enthusiasts think of our experiences we are thinking of it from the drivers point of view. The drivers seats are bolted in solid. If you are a passenger you expect the seat to be solid too. You don't expect to have the sh*t scared out of you.

    My CJ5 never had the latch on the rear of the passenger seat, not even the loop it latches to. The front pivot points are a poor design. It is a 7/16" double D shaft with 5/16" across the flats. The hole is 1/2" diameter with 3/8" slot for removal . No wonder the passenger seats shake, rattle and roll constantly! Our passengers know this but we as drivers don't think about it.

    I give full credit to Doug (colojeepguy) for this design.
    I found the NOS rear latch on Ebay.
    I ground off the old pivots.
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    Drilled them out to exactly 1/2"
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    bolted them in. The bolts are a little long because I wanted a little shoulder for the pivot.
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    The seat is as solid as a rock.
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    Welded up a little footman loop for the latch.

    This improvement was 40years overdue! Thanks to Colojeepguy for the idea!
     
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  20. May 24, 2020 at 1:50 PM
    Cowboyjeeper

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    that a scout or ford box? Sounds like just waht the doc ordered for my v8 swap
     

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