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Unread 05-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #26176
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haha. it was fun trying to carry it after i took the tie rod off. at least with it on it had to turn both knuckles. without it they were flopping in whatever direction haha

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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:03 PM   #26177
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I used just a standard 2 wheel dolly like your tree one but mine is lighter duty. I use that for moving it around the property, just grab one end and stand it up on end then slide the dolly under it so that you're basically wheeling it around on end vertical. Then I'd wheel it to the end of the vehicle and lay it back down on the ground. From there I'd push and pull it and drag it into place across the concrete floor. I didn't care about scratches though, mine aren't pretty like yours. After I have it roughly where I want it, I'd lift up one side by myself and kick a jack stand under it, that's really fun I must say! Then go to the other side and repeat. Be ready for it to twist on you depending on how the pumpkin is oriented and weight distribution fighting with gravity. Basically I then go side to side raising it with the jack stands till it's higher then where I needed my leafs (spring under) and then I installed my leafs. Then I simply lifted each side kicking the stands out and lowered it onto the leafs. Once on both leafs I wrestle it into position on the leaf pins and go from there.

If you're spring over I'd hang the leafs, push it under and then lift it up to the bottom of the leaf pack and support it there somehow, wood blocks, straps off the cab, something... Hold it in the air till you can get the ubolts on and started...

Fun stuff!!!!
Rear axle: bolt wheels and tires onto axle, roll into position under vehicle. Adjust vehicle height to get springs into place.

Front axle: Temp fab a drag link to keep the knuckles from flopping about. Then same as rear.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #26178
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Rear axle: bolt wheels and tires onto axle, roll into position under vehicle. Adjust vehicle height to get springs into place.

Front axle: Temp fab a drag link to keep the knuckles from flopping about. Then same as rear.
guess we can do that.

no need for a temp tie rod! I have a real one! woo!


Aw crap, i'm going to have to get this **** aligned huh?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #26179
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Hey Everyone! Well, I finally towed my CJ5 home from Oregon. Used my 05 Tacoma, and a car hauler, to do it.

Now that we've got all of our DMV issues handled, I've been starting to inspect her myself and build my list of things to do. I won't for a minute pretend to act like I know what I'm doing, as I have very little mechanical experience. I've done simple stuff in the past like stereo systems, brakes, a couple of alternators, and your normal fluid changes. The main reason for going with an older jeep, was the general simplicity of the engine compartment.

As I see it so far, I have two major issues. My first issue is that the tranny has a hard time shifting from reverse, into any forward moving gear. I can get it there. It's just a PITA! Running through the gears is, otherwise, not a problem. My other issue, which I find a little more immediate, is the drivers side floor pan. The floor pan has some rust, a grouping of tiny holes, and a crack about four inches long.

I'm going to start with the floor pan. I want to fix this right and I'd like your opinions on how I should proceed. Here are some pics...
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #26180
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lol.

I seriously wouldnt worry about it.

are you planing a full resto or do you want a fun decent looking trail rig?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #26181
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otherwise, just get a new floor pan and weld it in?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #26182
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I want a nice running trailing rig that I won't go Fred Flintstone out bottom of! I've got chicken legs and that will be WAY to much work! LOL

I'm split on how much resto I want to do.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #26183
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just welder up unless there is serious rot down there. Thats essentially nothing. lol.

is it really thin and crunchy or just a split in it?
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or trade me the CJ for my waggy.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #26185
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Rear axle: bolt wheels and tires onto axle, roll into position under vehicle. Adjust vehicle height to get springs into place.

Front axle: Temp fab a drag link to keep the knuckles from flopping about. Then same as rear.
I was assuming you had to still get the axles from the back yard to the front and thought you had a gate to get thru which would make putting the wheels on and rolling it a bit hard.

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I want a nice running trailing rig that I won't go Fred Flintstone out bottom of! I've got chicken legs and that will be WAY to much work! LOL

I'm split on how much resto I want to do.
Do you want 100% stock looking floor board or are you fine with a patch? You could cut it out and simply weld a panel right in place of it but it wouldn't have those beads rolled in it.

That or quadratec sells whole replacement floor panel sections depending on the year that I think are exactly what you need for $65 according to the book in front of me.


Looks like part number 32507.01 for the driver or 32507.02 for the pass.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #26186
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I want a nice running trailing rig that I won't go Fred Flintstone out bottom of! I've got chicken legs and that will be WAY to much work! LOL

I'm split on how much resto I want to do.
If a resto I would probably clean up the metal, weld up the crack, then paint with rust-oleum. If I was going trail rig, I may or may not weld it up. Just clean up the metal and lay down some bed liner. It really depends on how far you want to go with it.
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Thankfully, just split. The concern comes from how bad I've seen other people's rust issues get. LOL I don't want to be in that boat and want the Jeep around for a long time.

Thanks for the input!
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On a side note, I was able to get logged into the skf page finally!!!! No I gotta do some measuring tonight and see if I can get lucky enough to find a seal that will fix my major issue rather then having another part custom made! A seal would be a heck of a lot cheaper and easy to swap!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #26189
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If a resto I would probably clean up the metal, weld up the crack, then paint with rust-oleum.
This is exactly what I was considering. Just trying to learn what I can, and be open to advice from people that have been at this for a while!

Thanks Andy!

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Thankfully, just split. The concern comes from how bad I've seen other people's rust issues get. LOL I don't want to be in that boat and want the Jeep around for a long time.

Thanks for the input!
now that your jeep is out here, the rust is done doing what it'll do. let sleeping dogs lie....weld it up and lay down some bed liner. out of sight out of mind!
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