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Unread 05-13-2008, 09:35 AM   #16
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Well its all done now. I have been driving it around for a little while and everything seems to be working great. I ended up having to replace the radiator. Finding one to fit was a pita. I used a Wrangler Chevy v-8 conversion aluminum radiator. Here are a couple pics of the Jeep.







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Unread 05-13-2008, 10:25 AM   #17
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nice rig, enjoy
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Unread 05-13-2008, 11:01 AM   #18
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That looks great.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 11:43 AM   #19
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What a great deal to start with...$1,500.

Looked rather solid, and looks even better now.

Does it have a fiberglass tub? If so, thats even a better deal.

Are you gonna keep it, or make some money off that gem?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 11:45 AM   #20
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Awesome job!!!
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Unread 05-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #21
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Is that an aftermarket or custom front hoop?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #22
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Nice looking 5 you got there.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 01:42 PM   #23
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Also could you tell us what kind and size of wheels you got on her.

Once again, nice looking lil' 5, that i'm still jealous about the deal you got!
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Unread 05-13-2008, 03:04 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone.

It is a fiberglass tub. It is old has seen better days but it is still better than rusty steel.

Kentrol front hoop. Its a good fit and tied into the frame. Its for protection and looks great too.

The wheels are Pro-Comp 17x8 and the tires are Pro-Comp ATs. I like them it will be a street machine with hardly any off-road use so the tires will work great
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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:02 AM   #25
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Wow... i wish i was half the mechanic that you are... My Jeep is very similar to yours and after reading your thread I'm really amped up about finishing my '69.. I think that the only difference as far as the OEM goes, is that you had a 3speed, and mine is a 4.. I really wish I still had my Jeep Essentials book.. (I believe that is what it was called.) Because it was like the Bible for Jeepers. I had detailed specs of each year... ANYWAY... can you tell me what model T-Case and Tranny are on my stock '69?? I think T-90 is in there somewhere, but I'm a noob when it comes to Drivetrains.

Nice Jeep!!
aaron

Oh...btw, If you care to see my Dauntless Kaiser... I have threads on this site, and also EarlyCJ5.com
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Unread 09-02-2010, 06:43 PM   #26
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Did you have to make the seat mounts for the Bestop Seats? I can't find replacements for my 66 on the web
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Unread 12-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #27
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I just bought a 66 cj5 for $1500. and I have a few questions for you?

The dauntless v-6, when you rebuilt it did you do anything to it? such as a power cam or what?

Someone has rigged a set of headers on mine. did you keep the stock ones or did you put an aftermarket on it?

Why did you go with a ford trans? at the end of the day it is still 1 to 1 ratio to the axles. I am looking for a t-90 to replace the t-86 or should I?

did you box in any of the frame while you were cleaning it?

And last one

Did you change any of the suspension arrangements. like the polyurathane bushing?

Thanks
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Unread 01-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #28
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Bloodx, if you have a factory 4-speed from that era, it would be a t -98 and quite "rare". They are pretty hard to find parts for but people will pay a pretty penny for them.

As far as the t-86 is concerned, the t18 is a MUCH stronger transmission. It is still a 1:1 ratio but first gear is 6.3:1 vs the stock 2something:1.

You can put the gears from a t90 into a t86 case to strengthen the t86 slightly, but I think the t18 is the best swap out there for these jeeps! My '57 is getting a dauntless and a gm t18 as we speak

Sorry to jump in on your thread, awesome job!!!!!!
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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #29
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t86 no good,t90 better bearings,headers bad, no box

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I just bought a 66 cj5 for $1500. and I have a few questions for you?

The dauntless v-6, when you rebuilt it did you do anything to it? such as a power cam or what?

Someone has rigged a set of headers on mine. did you keep the stock ones or did you put an aftermarket on it?

Why did you go with a ford trans? at the end of the day it is still 1 to 1 ratio to the axles. I am looking for a t-90 to replace the t-86 or should I?

did you box in any of the frame while you were cleaning it?

And last one

Did you change any of the suspension arrangements. like the polyurathane bushing?

Thanks
the t 86 should be replaced with a t 90, stronger bearings, same ratios; headers bad, can you find oem exhaust manifolds with the heat sinc flappers still functioning?; only box rotted frame spots. OK bubblehead, when you get to the alternator wiring tell me what you did, Dale
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Unread 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #30
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UI got a rebuilt tranny from Herm's shop up by VanCouver, wa and all the stuff needed to over haul the Dana 18. now just getting it all back together will be the fun part.

Almost tempted just sell the damn thing and be done with it.
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