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Unread 08-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #91
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I'm really liking your build. I have a '49 and thought I'd be happy with a newer '79 CJ5 running gear in it. Until I saw yours. Now I'm thinking.........................................$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Thanks a lot.
Mine has a 71 cj5 rear axle (d44) and a 78 front axle (d30) and the front springs are from a later cj, its just everything else.....

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Unread 08-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #92
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Got the bedliner sprayed today. Sanded everything down with 80 grit, then washed it with soap and water. Looks alot better I think.

Before:


After:




Next is to paint the cage ad put that back in! then on to wiring.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #93
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Finally stopped working long enough to take a couple pics of the color. For whatever reason it is very hard to photograph and have it look like it does in real life. It tends to be yellower than it does in person. Finished up one rocker guard as well

Anywho, heres the pics.







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Unread 09-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #94
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Finally remembered to take some pics. Things seem to be coming along nicely.

Grill on and one fender mocked up and painted.


Drivers side rocker guard. Its sandwiched between the frame tie in plates for the a pillar


Passenger side rocker guard


Dash coming along nicely. Got most of the gauges in and wired. Also filled the butchered radio hole compliments oof the previous owner. I think it adds a nice touch.


Center trans hump almost finished


Rear flare installed. Just barely fits larger wheel opening


Electric fan and radiator mounted up. Fan is a Jegs unit for a foxbody mustang mounted sideways. Tight, but it all fits
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Unread 09-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #95
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Built a hoop to help protect the radiator, but also needed something to hold the upper shock mount. Everything is .120 wall. Plated the frame under the main hoop as well.



Built a "stub" off the main hoop, welded a 1/8 inch thick grade 8 washer to the front of it and drilled all the way through the main hoop for the shock mounts. Pics to better explain.




Ended up using some 14 inch travel rancho's. I know 14 inches of travel is overkill, but I got them for free from a friend of mine, and they were brand new in the box. They just needed bushings as he lost the ones that came with them.

As always open to comments!
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Unread 09-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #96
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Nice jeep! I like the 302 in a old jeep.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #97
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Finished up the passenger side a pillar frame tie in. It sandwiched the rocker guards and the floor between the foot plates.

The frame has a plate welded on for support. its 1/4 inch, and both plug welded (5 1/2 holes) and welded around the perimeter.





Yes, those are hockey pucks. They are cheap, and plentiful.

OK, so I am also having a hard time deciding whether or not to run the rear flares. I am planning on adding 1.5 inch wheel spacers in the rear.

With:


Without:


Opinions on the flare situation? My state is not real bad about tires sticking out, but it does come up from time to time
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:50 PM   #98
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The flare looks great - I'd go with them.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #99
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Nice build, I love how you make all the fab work, and make it all look easy.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #100
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Nice build, I love how you make all the fab work, and make it all look easy.

I like to fab stuff, but it is mostly out of necessity, Almost nothing is made aftermarket for these kind of builds on the early stuff. As for the easy part, I don't post pics of the mistakes.....

Thanks for the compliments too!
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Unread 12-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #101
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more progress, swapped in a scout D44 front, rear to follow

You can kinda see the track width difference between the front and rear in one of the pics. About 7-8 inches or so.




Heres the start of the ourboard brackets. I still need to box/gusset them, but ran out of ambition (it was about 10 degrees outside, so it was about 50 or so in the garage)



Heres the "new" scout D44 rear


And the shackle angle I was talking about in the other thread (opinions?) It seems to work great for mostly down travel which is what I need
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Unread 01-22-2014, 09:45 AM   #102
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ok, more progress. ITs been really cold up here, so its been hard to get any ambition to go out and work on this thing.

Got the rear scout D44 all swapped in. I decided to bite the bullet and swap in the link set-up from the other axle.


Also decided that scout backing plates and drums are way to damn expensive, so discs here we come.

Picked up some VW 99 and up beetle/jetta/golf etc rear calipers with e-brake for cheap money.
Started making brackets. Carboard should hold up just fine, they are only rear brakes, right?


Going to use 95 tracker front rotors (solid) for the rears, but I have to wait until 1:30 to pick em up at the parts store...

And here is the new track width.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 04:01 PM   #103
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Got one side of the rear disc swap done!

I cut out the brackets, then bolted them up to the caliper. I used a c-clamp to engage the e-brake to center the caliper on the rotor and placed heavy tacks on the bracket. Then removed everything including the axle and burned it in.

The bracket didn't come out as symmetrical as I would have liked, but the holes are evenly spaced and the caliper sits level on the rotor, so I guess thats what matters

The bracket is 3/8 thick. Should I add a gusset or two?





The Volkswagen calipers seem to fit perfectly on the tracker front rotors.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 06:21 PM   #104
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Finally got over the flu enough to get something done. Managed to finish up the front spring outboard brackets, get the new extended brake lines installed, and started to set the caster on side.





Not sure why it looks like I painted it blue.... its really black


setting caster.


Any opinions on what to set the caster to? I have read between 6 and 8 degree's, but have also read, the larger the tires, the less caster you want.
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Unread 05-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #105
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Dragged it outside for some poser shots. It has more flex in it, but after breaking two straps and maxing out the engine crane, I called it close enough.

Also shown is the new steering, 1 1/2 DOM with Chevy "1 ton" tie rod ends. Flipped the tie rod to the top, otherwise the pass side wouldn't clear both rod ends.





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