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Focker's '71 CJ5 Drivable Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Nov 8, 2014
    oddfirejeeper

    oddfirejeeper Active Member

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    like the fenders
     
  2. Nov 12, 2014
    Focker

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    Slow but steady progress.

    I made a bracket that bolts to the grill and the tube will be welded to it.
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    After a lot of grinding...Wish I was a better welder!
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  3. Nov 21, 2014
    Focker

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    Minimal body putty & sanding the first coat of paint. I'll apply a 2nd coat and call it good and move on to the driver's side.
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  4. Nov 23, 2014
    ShowMeGuy

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    Fender mod looks good.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2014
    Focker

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    Thanks, it's not bad for my first attempt and it sure beats buying a $200 kit. I'm fond of the flat fender look since previously owning a '42.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2014
    Focker

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    Finished the fenders.

    The driver's side didn't turn out as nice as the passenger. It was crinkled when I started...I tried to straighten it out the best I could. Looks good from here tho!
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  7. Mar 8, 2015
    ojgrsoi

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    Looks good to me. I like it all. Any updates?
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2015
    Focker

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  9. Mar 14, 2015
    Focker

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    [​IMG]

    Bought a hitch lock and slipped a nut over the shaft...Welded it and cut it off.
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    Perfect fit...This should keep the honest thief from using my tow bar to haul off my Jeep.
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  10. Mar 17, 2015
    homersdog

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    That's a good looking Jeep, Focker!
     
  11. Mar 17, 2015
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Looks good. What brand did you use for bedliner?
     
  12. Mar 18, 2015
    Focker

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    It's from Harbor Freight, it went on really well.
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  13. Mar 25, 2015
    Focker

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    Received my new aluminum radiator the other day. I was dumb and didn't get one with mounting tabs or drain valve. :banghead:

    Speedway Chevy SBC/BBC Universal Aluminum Radiators
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    Had to fab a lower bracket for the radiator to sit in.
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    Proud of this weld...The rest are crusty but I didn't have to break out the grinder for once.
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    Upper bracket pieces ready for welding.
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    Painted and mounted.
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    Almost ready...Have to track down a lower hose tomorrow. The lower flex hose I bought today was too long.
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  14. Mar 25, 2015
    47v6

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    Looks great. I had to do something similar. Make sure you put some rubber or something to keep the steel from rubbing a hole in your tank. My bottom hose just wasn't going to fit, so i had to improvise. I cut it in half and then used a piece of stainless handicap bar to make the section i need. Ghetto, looks trick, free and now funny too. That radiator will cool your engine a lot better than a brass/copper one.
     
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  15. Mar 25, 2015
    Focker

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    I cut some rubber off the old hose and placed between the bracket and radiator, hard to tell but it's there.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2015
    tymbom

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    Looks good. Do you have plans for a fan shroud?
     
  17. Mar 25, 2015
    Focker

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    I don't have a better pic of what was there other than this. You can see there were just two metal side pieces acting as a shroud. Do you have any suggestions for something better? Maybe a visit to the wrecking yard and search for a molded plastic type?
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  18. Mar 25, 2015
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Saw something like this on the tube a while back- looks like it does a neat job-

    Building A fan Shroud CAUTION LONG AND PIC HEAVY!! - JeepForum.com

    H.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2015
    47v6

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    I don't have shroud either and its pretty sketchy. I am actually thinking about running an electric fan and getting rid of the steel one. "Thinking".
     
  20. Mar 25, 2015
    Focker

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    Thanks for giving me another "To Do". :D
     
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