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Buffs 58 cj5 build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Lilbuff63, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Sep 3, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Sep 23, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Big things are happening in Buff’s garage! I still have to clean up some of the wiring and get rid of things I don’t need but actually think I might be able to fire this thing up this week. Still a lot to figure out like steering shaft and throttle linkage but it would be nice to just hear it run!
     
  3. Sep 23, 2019
    Danefraz

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    That's looking really good.

    What battery tray did you go with, it looks nice.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Ruffstuff specialties optima battery tray, still needs some paint!
     
  5. Sep 25, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    I’m pretty happy to hear this thing fire up the first time, no hiccups, no backfire, only ran it for a second. It’s fairly loud due to the open headers. I’m still nervous about things working right, there is plenty of oil pressure, haven’t ran it long enough to open the thermostat but it sounds pretty darn good for my first motor!
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    I think I got my Herms power steering setup “figured out”. I’ll have to see how it goes after I get the power steering hoses hooked up. It’s definitely tight, I might even try to dent the header a little bit, I just don’t want to mess up the ceramic coating.

    Looking down it’s pretty tight! 740DC63F-149F-4F5D-94BF-91DD8F185934.jpeg

    The u-joint angle at the column looks kind of big but everything moves nicely with no binding. I think I compare it to a drive shaft but this is obviously operating under very low RPMs.
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  7. Oct 1, 2019
    txtoller

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    Looks good!

    A little tight, but I don't think you will have a problem.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2019
    scott milliner

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    This is my steering clearance with stock Astro Van manifolds.


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    I would also point out that TBI's don't like to ice up, so the heat riser is needed.

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  9. Oct 2, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Hmmm, I don’t have that option on my headers, wonder if there’s something else I can do? Thanks for the pics, it’s definitely a tight fit!
     
  10. Oct 2, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Yeah, I think it will be ok, I just get nervous!
     
  11. Oct 17, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Finally got this thing out of the garage! Open headers, no shocks, just the e-brake, just took it down the block. It’s getting closer!
     
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  12. Oct 17, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    It is registered and insured and I did have the seat belt on.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2019
    baldjosh

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    well...safety first and all that...lookin (sounding) good (y)
     
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  14. Oct 19, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Looks like I got a little “Jeep lean” going on, I’ll have to get the roll cage and everything in it and see how it looks.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Been keeping busy picking away at this thing, roll cage and seats are mounted! I’m going to tie the roll cage into the frame. 2BE25ADA-B531-4B8F-BF63-6F34BCE4433F.jpeg
    Got an accessory panel with usb, volt meter, lighter, and some switches. Built a mount for it and added a tach and switches for the heated seats! 9870DEF0-77D5-4D25-8EA7-7295D1CB5639.jpeg
    Got the shocks mounted and checked out for clearance, I ended up flipping them so the fittings are in the engine bay. Not crazy about the remote reservoir but doesn’t cause any clearance issues. F88046C7-BA45-47F3-B9FC-4871B533579D.jpeg
    Flexing it out to check for clearance, rear tires hit tub on the inside before anything else even gets close. Might add 3/4 wheel spacers in the rear for more clearance, that would bring the rear out flush with the front. F6878666-2524-40A2-B984-8678505F3D43.jpeg 4617EAAC-2B55-4CF3-AF6F-A04E83D65454.jpeg
    The little details seem to take a lot of time. Looking forward to getting the exhaust done hopefully sometime this week and get everything dialed in so I can go take my Dad for a ride!
     
  16. Nov 4, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    That all looks Great!!
     
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    txtoller

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    Coming along nicely!
     
  18. Nov 17, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Drove the Jeep to Lake County today to see the O.J. (Original Jeeper)! I was happy with how it handled coming over the hill. It’s geared a bit low so rpm’s are a bit high(2,800 at 60). Got about 16 mpg from Cotati to Lower Lake. I have an overdrive on the way so that will help a lot. My Dad was happy to see how it looks!

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    It’s come a long way! A407F13E-D740-4188-B477-D42ED9527DDF.jpeg
     
  19. Nov 18, 2019
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    Got out on some dirt roads today. My Dad had a good time, not sure how long it’s been since he road in the Jeep, probably about 15 years when it was still his. We sat at the top of the hill, ate a sandwich, drank a beer and BS’d for a while! Didn’t need 4wd but checked it out anyway, crawls pretty slow
     
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