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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. Apr 14, 2018
    Karl Childers

    Karl Childers Member

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    My Jeep got new leaf springs on all four corners this afternoon. It's been a long time coming! Since I bought it it has had a bad list to the right way beyond the usual Jeep "lean". I have no idea what the PO did to the springs that were on it but it leaned something awful. Now the stock height is restored and it sits level again. I came away pleased after a test ride, although there was one more leaf on each of the new springs compared to the ones that came off the ride was firm not harsh. The project was well worth my time.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2018
    homersdog

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    With Saginaw conversion, taken today. (Engine is running like crap, I am chasing a vacuum leak.)
     
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    Steve's 70-5

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    Sunday, put the fenders and hood on for the last time. Transmission covers on. Heater air intake hose installed, that was fun.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2018
    Macgyver

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    image.jpeg Got the new bracket welded on and reinforced that part of the frame. I hope I got it on straight!
     
  5. Apr 18, 2018
    Macgyver

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    image.jpeg Also, got new springs mounted. The old ones where completely flat. I'm trying to get as much as I can before summer. Can't get much done when it's 110 deg. Work continues to get in the way of my projects.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2018
    Macgyver

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    Way better nice work!
     
  7. Apr 18, 2018
    Macgyver

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    image.jpeg Need some help. I'm working on my front end and wonder about greasing the locking hubs. On the left it has a snap ring. In the past I would remove it and springs and ball bearings would fly out. Can I (should I) take it apart to grease. On the right, if I grease the pins and push them in is that good. Of course cover everything with grease as well. Also I have red grease. It says not to mix with other grease. I've cleaned all parts as well as I could. Should I use another grease? Axle ect is out for disk conversion. Sorry to ask dumb questions. Thanks
     
  8. Apr 19, 2018
    commanlerwrangdo

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    The parts inside on the left are shorter and smaller diameter versions of what's on the right that stay in place nicely with the red grease.
    Usually, the bearing race is worn out inside of that hub on the left, meaning the rollers that go evrywhere are worn out as well.
    IMHO, that exact part is a common drivetrain noise that folks will say "it always sounds like that." I don't know if there is a whole replacement bearing sold for that.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2018
    garage gnome

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    This project required lots of work and deep thought. But I managed to get it done. After carefully measuring with the highest precision instruments known to man, I put the correct decal on Ted's air cleaner. Its very precision.

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  10. Apr 19, 2018
    homersdog

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    "Service air cleaner weekly" My how times have changed!
     
  11. Apr 19, 2018
    Macgyver

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    Would it be wise to remove the snap ring and attempt to grease it. Or would I never get it back together. Thanks for reply
     
  12. Apr 19, 2018
    Macgyver

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    image.jpeg I was putting things back together today and noticed one of the bolt holes on the knuckle was stripped. I stopped with the brake install for now. Was thinking about trying weld it up and re-thread. Or getting a new knuckle. Or just using 5 bolts to hold the bracket on. Has anyone had a problem with this, any advise?
     
  13. Apr 19, 2018
    45es

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    Might want to try a heli-coil to repair the stripped out thread.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2018
    Macgyver

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    Thanks, I'll look into that. Have never done one, but I'll give it a shot.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2018
    Rich M.

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    Pull the knuckle and convert to studs. Pretty simple, safer too.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2018
    Bowbender

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    This. I got a box of button head bolts from McMaster Carr.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2018
    3b a runnin

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    I set the motor and trans back in the chassis. Long way to go!
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  18. Apr 21, 2018
    Macgyver

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    How do I secure the studs into knuckle? The only studs I've seen have threads on both sides.
     
  19. Apr 21, 2018
    Macgyver

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    Thanks searching!
     
  20. Apr 23, 2018
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Yes, pull that snap ring and check where the bearings ride in that little race. Check the rollers for smoothness. If all is OK, your red grease should be able to allow you to re-assemble it. I usually load up the race with the grease then install the rollers into the greased up race.
     

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