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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. Nov 16, 2021
    Rodney

    Rodney Member

    Sierra Foothills
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    Little people!
     
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  2. Nov 16, 2021
    Lockman

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    Careful of leading Political posts.
    Um, Er , ummmm......Sorry , nevermind:lol:
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2021
    Downs

    Downs Kubota Orange Rattlecan

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    Got the frame cleaned up with the wire wheel and needle scaler, cut off the rusty battery tray and welded in a new one and welded up a series of cracks on the front of the frame and used the flap wheel to clean up those and some other nasty welds the previous owners have done. Tomorrow I hope to lay down primer and paint on the frame but they're calling for a very windy day so I may not be able to without moving it into the garage. This is the last large item before I can start going back up with this project. I have a giant pile of parts just waiting at this point but I"m sure I've forgot a few things and will be waiting on parts at some point.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2021
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe salesman

    Maryland
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    Got the MasterCraft Nomads installed.
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  5. Nov 17, 2021
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Blind and Dirty 2022 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Driver side corner went on lots quicker. A little experience pays off.

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    First layer of filler on driver side.

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    Last bit of filler (hopefully) on the passenger side.

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  6. Nov 17, 2021
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

    PNW
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    got some new tires for the 5 Deestone 7.00x15

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    Next to the Goodyear 7.00x16 for the 2A

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    Dog helped me take them to the tire store to get them mounted.

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    I think the 5 is her favorite vehicle if the doors are off.

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    I was thinking of getting some for the Defender in a 7.50x16 but after driving these around I dont think I can give up my Open Countrys. I like the look of these tires for sure and they ride pretty well. They are just loud..
     
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  7. Nov 18, 2021
    fhoehle

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    Well, I changed the oil in Farm Jeep Willy. Amsoil Zrod 10W30. New Wix filter. Been on Amsoil since break in. It will now be an easier life, as it's going from towing our Jayco 17' camper to being towed via a 2001 Winnebago Adventurer 35U. Based on an F550/V10 chassis it appears.
     
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  8. Nov 19, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    Started on the tire carrier.

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  9. Nov 20, 2021
    Cj5dale

    Cj5dale Member

    East Tn
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    Don’t laugh but.....

    I was trying to get my manual windshield washers working on my ‘70 Cj5.

    Here’s the pic before I started....


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    Well, true to fashion when I start messing with things, somehow I broke the darn thing....

    After an exhaustive and unsuccessful search online for a replacement, I was left with trying to fix it.

    Two toggle bolts, a garden hose washer, and a house door latch plate later, I finally got it to work!
    Works like new!:bananatool:

    Just don’t look under the dash. You’re gonna see this. :shock:

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    Lesson learned? 50 year old plastic parts are BRITTLE!
     

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  10. Nov 20, 2021
    Lockman

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    Maybe spraying it with Silicone or FluidFilm will help restore it? Works great for me.
     
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  11. Nov 20, 2021
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    I was test fitting after making repairs. It's best to keep the sheet metal on to cover up my carelessness. :oops:

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    Still have overspray to wipe off, but it's ready for another ride.

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  12. Nov 20, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    More tire carrier. Copied the angled latch from someone here.
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    Not welded yet. I need to work out a stop and the other part of the latch. The A-frame is from my swing down carrier.

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  13. Nov 21, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    The ole’ girl is officially hibernating. :cry:

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  14. Nov 21, 2021
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe salesman

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    Why? Fun time Just starting
     
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  15. Nov 21, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    That’s what the other Jeep's for. :sneak:
     
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  16. Nov 21, 2021
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe salesman

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    Do they begin pretreating and salting on labor day like in the east?
     
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  17. Nov 21, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    Pretty much. :n:
     
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  18. Nov 23, 2021
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    I've had a terrible driveline vibration and noise since my last off road trip and finally decided to check it out.
    https://i.imgur.com/uqNmaNx.mp4

    Guess another yoke and u joint is warranted.
     
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  19. Nov 25, 2021
    bigjohn

    bigjohn Member

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    I’ve barely started let alone wrenched on the 75 in months since a few other projects showed up. I traded a flex fan to a buddy for this lower profile race fan. I haven’t run a mechanical fan for probably 12 years after a few fan vs radiator incidents. I’m hoping this will allow the electric fan to just help out in hot slow days.

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  20. Nov 25, 2021
    Fireball

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    I run a 17" fan that style on my 71 with the Buick 350 because it's all I can fit. With a shroud and aluminum radiator it kept the
    Jeep cool in 104 degree weather over the summer. I have an electric pusher I can add but haven't needed it.
     
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