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Unread 10-13-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
CreepinRocks
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CJ5 Drivetrain build

I recently decided to do a build on my drivetrain. I currently have a 79 cj5, v8, t150, and dana 20. I recently bought a dana 300 so I'm starting the build thread with that.

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Unread 10-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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I didn't get any pictures of the tear down. I got it down to the case, soaked everything in gasoline, and started prepping for paint.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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started off by taping around the edges of all of the openings. I cut the bolt holes open and re installed the aluminum inputs and outputs. cut off all the excess tape and finished taping up the rest of the holes.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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got the transfer case painted today. hit it with the wire brush before I shot it with the rattle can. two coats of primer and three coats of mat acrylic black. threw it in my mom's oven. she didn't like that very much.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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Unread 10-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #6
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Today i honed the bearings out a little bit so i could put the case back together while i wait for the rebuild to come in.

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Unread 10-17-2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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I have a dana 300 overhaul in my future. I hasn't failed but, I need to replace the syncros in my t-176 and plan to give my transfercase some attention while I have it out.

Who did you buy your rebuild kit through?
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Unread 10-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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I found the kit on ebay. from what I have read online just make sure you have access to a press, a set of feeler gauges, and tons of Vaseline. I'll post the link to the ebay page.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=251166098646
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Unread 10-17-2012, 10:45 AM   #9
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Nice tear down. I think my wife would have chased me out of the house if I baked a part in her oven... and rightfully so. You know people have been poisoned that way. You may want to remember that for next time.

I just let it sit in the sun for a few days.

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Unread 10-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #10
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I had no idea. I think Im going to pick up an oven on craigslist so I can bake stuff safely.
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