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Scott's '66 Make It Driveable Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Buildflycrash, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. May 3, 2022

    Buildflycrash The pride of Cucamonga 2022 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Gulf Breeze FL...
    Jun 5, 2007
    I did check that weld and it looks fine. Just an illusion in the photograph.

    Another short update. (Again all this was posted on "What did you do to your Jeep today?" thread.)

    I have several hundred miles on the Holley Sniper now. I did have a blackout / dead system issue a few weeks back. It would loose power and shut down completely. Left me dead on the trail / road 4-5 times. It always restarted after several minutes of giggling wires and pushing on connections. I seemed to find the problem was with the factory installed inline fuse. One of the legs on the blade fuse was bent and not installed in the fuse holder properly. Since then It has worked perfectly. I love the fact that the 231 starts within a second or two of turning the key. no choking , no pumping the gas, Nothing but letting the fuel pump get up to pressure and start the engine. Vroom!!


    As you may know, I have a RR YJ conversion spring kit on this Jeep. I use 2.5" lift, very soft springs (rough country I think). Off-road these springs are great but on-road I had huge problem with body roll. I've had a later model CJ Sway bar sitting in the garage for about a year. No mounts or links so it was going to be a little bit of a project to get it installed. I got the correct 7/8" mounts on Amazon but when I held it all up there the mounts didn't line up with the frame unless they were pushed out into the the bends of the sway bar. I made a couple HD brackets to weld inside the frame rails and that seemed to be just right.


    Sway bar links from Rough Country. I think this is the one.

    The holes on the swaybar ends are bigger than the bolts (metric) on the links. I found a metal shock bushing that I pounded into the swaybar ends. I cut off the excess and drilled it out a touch to get a good fit to the link bolts.


    Very please with the difference it makes on the road.

    Also a few weeks back I made a bracket to hang a radiator overflow tank.


    This thing is getting really close to being done! :bananatool: (I cant believe I wrote that).
    Last edited: May 3, 2022
  2. May 8, 2022

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    Virginia Beach, VA
    Apr 28, 2011
    humm I can't see pictures anymore :confused:
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  3. May 8, 2022

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    Sedalia MO.
    Apr 8, 2008
    Same here worked when I "liked" the last post
  4. May 16, 2022
    Renegade ll

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    Thayne Wyoming
    Feb 17, 2013
    Wow Scott you have done a ton of work on your jeep. I can't wait to see it in Colorado. Nice job!!!!
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