2015 winter project - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 36 Old 12-18-2015, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
station10fd
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lubbock
Posts: 259
2015 winter project

This years winter project is going to be a refresh of most of the suspension parts up front.

[IMG][/IMG]

5 years ago I installed an old man emu lift. I went with the cs014F springs up front because at the time I just had the 4 banger and stock bumper. It rode perfect and was level front to back. Since then, I've added and SBC and a much heavier bumper. The front has started to sag with the extra weight. I've ordered two CS036R springs for the front which should level things back up.

[IMG][/IMG]

Also planning on putting the rugged ridge heavy tie rods in using the goferit bushings on a tie rod flip.

[IMG][/IMG]

Also replacing the ball joints to hopefully give back my return to center steering problems I've always had. Most will have to wait till after Christmas before the wife will release parts to me including a powder coating kit and oven. So I'll just start by dismantling some stuff.

[IMG][/IMG]

station10fd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 Old 12-18-2015, 05:57 PM
Jim1611
Web Wheeler
 
Jim1611's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6,772
I want to see more pictures without the cover! Nice!!
Jim1611 is offline  
post #3 of 36 Old 12-18-2015, 11:36 PM
RedNeckCorvette
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,021
Yupp - She is a Beauty
RedNeckCorvette is offline  
post #4 of 36 Old 12-19-2015, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
station10fd
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lubbock
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim1611 View Post
I want to see more pictures without the cover! Nice!!
I'll be glad to pull the cover off and take a few jeep porn shots

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

It's come a little ways since pulling it home 6 years ago.
[IMG][/IMG]

I pulled my air dryer off the wall and emptied the desiccant from the tube and baked them for a couple of hours to bring back the nice deep blue. I hear powder coating likes nice dry air.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

My lovely wife comes out to the garage and says "hey, what are those new looking things?".....she found the new drag link and tie rods, she took them away to wrap....looks like I'll spend the week cleaning the engine bay up.
station10fd is offline  
post #5 of 36 Old 12-19-2015, 07:40 PM
RedNeckCorvette
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,021
Do you have any pervatures with the rear wheels off?
RN
RedNeckCorvette is offline  
post #6 of 36 Old 12-19-2015, 08:08 PM
rixcj
Web Wheeler
 
rixcj's Avatar
1979 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Saunderstown
Posts: 2,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedNeckCorvette View Post
Do you have any pirvatures with the rear wheels off?
RN
That's funny! You were being funny, right?

station10fd...that's a beautiful Jeep! I tip my hat to you!

Rich

'79 CJ5, AMC 360, t-18/d20 twin stick, dana 30/amc20(Mosers), Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley 600, ps/pb, DUI HEI, 'glass tub/1pc. tilt nose, 33x12.50 BFG AT's.

There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
rixcj is offline  
post #7 of 36 Old 12-19-2015, 09:40 PM
roadhog304
Registered User
1973 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Leon
Posts: 894
What a beautiful Jeep. Not sure what you are going to clean under the hood

1973 Jeep CJ5 Amc powered resto-mod
1976 Jeep CJ7 GM powered future 1 ton crawler
roadhog304 is offline  
post #8 of 36 Old 12-26-2015, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
station10fd
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lubbock
Posts: 259
The Wife released all the goodies, so time to get to work. I started on one side getting things dismantled.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

Got a couple parts cleaned up

[IMG][/IMG]

First try at powdercoating

[IMG][/IMG]
station10fd is offline  
post #9 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 05:35 AM
rixcj
Web Wheeler
 
rixcj's Avatar
1979 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Saunderstown
Posts: 2,249
Looks like you're doing a nice job!

What is the picture of the of with the "silver" steering knuckle? Is that just wire brushed shiny, pre-powdercoat? It doesn't look bead blasted....looks too shiny for that...

Rich

'79 CJ5, AMC 360, t-18/d20 twin stick, dana 30/amc20(Mosers), Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley 600, ps/pb, DUI HEI, 'glass tub/1pc. tilt nose, 33x12.50 BFG AT's.

There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
rixcj is offline  
post #10 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 07:03 AM
Ken4444
Corripe Cervisiam
 
Ken4444's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,151
Nice work. What are you baking the parts in?

"I give you a republic, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin
Ken4444 is offline  
post #11 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Jcowart62
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Horton
Posts: 47
You definitely have your work cut out on that engine compartment, great looking jeep
Jcowart62 is offline  
post #12 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
station10fd
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lubbock
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by rixcj View Post
Looks like you're doing a nice job!

What is the picture of the of with the "silver" steering knuckle? Is that just wire brushed shiny, pre-powdercoat? It doesn't look bead blasted....looks too shiny for that...

Rich
Yes, that is the knuckle after blasting. Santa brought me a blaster cabinet. I'm using black diamond fine. Still learning how to use it. I'm having some clogging issues, maybe I need a better water separator.

[IMG][/IMG]

Santa also brought this little oven for my powder coating.

[IMG][/IMG]

I would love to have a full size oven in the garage, but I'm flat out of room.
station10fd is offline  
post #13 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 09:08 AM
y2k-fxst
Registered User
1964 CJ6 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North English
Posts: 726
Bigger parts you might have to do in the house oven when the boss is not home. Found that having a pot roast ready to go in with lots of onions helps to mask the smell and/or appease the boss when she gets home!

I own a Harley and a JEEP, still some people can't figure out why I'm broke!
y2k-fxst is offline  
post #14 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
station10fd
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lubbock
Posts: 259
Did a little work on the axle shaft tonight since we're snowed in.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

New ujoint and powder coat

[IMG][/IMG]

Enlarged holes in the knuckle to 3/4 inch for the goferit bushings

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

I've read on other tie rod flip threads that Keith said using this on the bushings is just as good as welding

[IMG][/IMG]
station10fd is offline  
post #15 of 36 Old 12-27-2015, 10:22 PM
y2k-fxst
Registered User
1964 CJ6 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North English
Posts: 726
Quote:
Originally Posted by station10fd View Post
I've read on other tie rod flip threads that Keith said using this on the bushings is just as good as welding

[IMG][/IMG]
As long as the shoulders are on top of the arm there should not be any problem, unless they come out when you replace tie-rod ends and are seized to the taper. That Loc-Tite retainer stuff is good, just never use it on anything you might want to take apart again. But, you might want to throw an extra bushing in your trail kit if your luck is as good as mine though!

I own a Harley and a JEEP, still some people can't figure out why I'm broke!
y2k-fxst is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome