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Project Jerry Rigged Wtf Was I Thinking.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeep peep69, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2022
    jeep peep69

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    20220214_134520_compress24.jpg 20220214_134515_compress42.jpg 20220214_134520_compress24.jpg 20220214_134515_compress42.jpg More cutting ,welding banging, measuring, and tweaking. The rear sping hanger are on and burned in . I boxed the frome at the rear hangers with a small piece and extended the factory boxing at the front hangers to give a little more support. The front bumper got shortened and tapered not perfect by any means but lots better than the brick **** house proof thing it started as.
     

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  2. Feb 14, 2022
    jeep peep69

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  3. Feb 16, 2022
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    When you get to the point of assembling the 283, you may want to weld a skid plate on your oil pan. This one served me well for almost 4 decades. 3/16's.
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    I hope your rear axle shaft grinding works out ok. Most, if not all, factory axle shafts are induction hardened and the depth of that hardening can be rather shallow-say 0.050 to 0.060". It doesn't take much reduction in the diameter to remove that or severely compromise it. I think one is better off enlarging the spindle bore-to a point anyway. The caveat being if those shafts are chrome molly which is typically through hardened.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2022
    jeep peep69

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    Good idea on the pan. The shafts I only ground about 0.20 off of right at the end of the splines on the hub side there was a raised area around a half inch long that was to large to slip the spindle over I won't be able to remove the axle unless the spindle is removed first I put this together on the cheap side with parts I had on hand got the shafts for cheap if I ever have problems I'll replace the spindles with the ones Brennan makes or use Dane 44 ones.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2022
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    Forward progress was made today it is on two wheels and two jack stands now . Got some paint squirted on it and all new spring bushings . New rear shock mounts. And the axles under it. 20220304_143305_compress61.jpg 20220304_143253_compress7.jpg
     
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  6. Mar 6, 2022
    jeep peep69

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    More things got done today. The Saginaw steering box got mounted. I really agonized over this at first I over engineered it. then had to stop and make it strong but simple. Postal frames are boxed and have inserts in the holes so I just reused them holes to bolt my 1/2" plate to the frame with 4 bolts and 2 bolts through the plate to the gear 2 directly to the plate and 2 bolts through the plate to the gearbox I'll also weld the plate to the frame in a couple places. 20220306_100449_compress65.jpg 20220306_100449_compress65.jpg 20220306_174015_compress6.jpg 20220306_100449_compress65.jpg 20220306_174004_compress16.jpg 20220306_173905_compress48.jpg
     
  7. Mar 10, 2022
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    Got the front cross member built and installed. Notched for the steering shaft and crank pulley. Just for Howard a pic of my small but clean work bench.
     

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  8. Mar 11, 2022
    Norcal69

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    Whenever someone asks you..... Where is the beef?
    Just point to the front crossmember!
    Looks great from here!!!
     
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  9. Mar 19, 2022
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    Little more work done got the rear cross member body support built and fuel tank temporarily in 20220312_121409_compress54.jpg 20220312_121352_compress74.jpg
     
  10. Mar 19, 2022
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  11. Apr 3, 2022
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    Got the transmission and transfer case and cross member with new mounts got some of the brake lines roughed in lots of little thing go in to putting one of.these things back together I feel like I own stock in the hardware store all the bolts washers nuts and other miscellaneous things I've bought
     

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  12. Apr 6, 2022
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    Yep it's a Jeep just like a dog marking it's turf. Rear out put on transfer case is leaking past the seal already and it's not even close to running
    I'll have to address this double up the seal or something. 20220406_152804_compress23.jpg
     
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    It might be the speedometer gear. Mine was leaking there after filling until I attached the cable. At first I thought it was the rear seal.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2022
    jeep peep69

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    It could be I welded the hole shut on the in side because I'm not going to use a cable. No gears left in it I'll look in to it
     
  15. Apr 6, 2022
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    RTV on the splines fixed mine
     
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  16. Jun 12, 2022
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    20220612_144631_compress54.jpg Got the Brennan Mecalf wheel spacers for the front axle so the wheels will clear the rotors quality workmanship on these well worth the money it took a little trial and error on the studs but finally found the correct length I attached a photo of the part #so others doing this can get the correct ones a little bit easier than me 20220612_143853_compress8.jpg 20220612_143912_compress88.jpg
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2022
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    Like Jzeber said, RTV on the splines of your rear output shaft will likely fix the leak. BTDT.
     
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