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post #61 of 730 Old 08-31-2010, 11:48 AM
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Nice repair on the skid plate.



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post #62 of 730 Old 08-31-2010, 11:48 AM
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Any time you need it.. The friend that I take the jeep to when I'm working on it has an 84 CJ7 that has been sitting up for a few years since life got in the way and I tend to tinker around with it a little bit at a time when I'm not tinkering on mine.
If he would just let me have my way with it ,I could probably have it up and running after a good solid weekend of piddling. But he knows once I get it running he will loose his free time to riding trails with me..lol
There is a CJ5 down the road that has been sitting in the same spot for awhile and I keep hoping to see the owner out in the yard every time I go by to stop and ask about it, but no luck yet.
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I know what you mean. I'm constantly on the lookout for the next project or parts. I wished I would have been faster on this one a few weeks ago from Tally BEEP BEEP JEEP Parts for sale . Lot of potential for parts, tub and wheels. There's a huge number of people leaving Tyndall over the next 6 months, so I expect the lemon lot and craigslist to be full of good finds. If I see something jeep related you may be interested in, I'll let you know (if I don't get to it first ).

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I live on craigslist and jeepforum..lol With my job I have alot of time on my hands...might get 1hr of work out of a 9hr day.. the rest is either here or CL or different jeep club sites to see where some locals are wheeling besides the places I already know..
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post #65 of 730 Old 08-31-2010, 05:38 PM
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Nice metal work on the skid, once it's painted you won't even know it was repaired.

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Took a few days to get that ugly, flaking orange paint stripped off, but finally got the primer on last night.

1st pic is halfway through the process. 2nd is primed.

My plan is to paint the jeep a yellow color with everything else black. Looking at color chips at my paint store I like Indy Yellow Pearl. Sooo, I'll paint the Eng, tranny and xfer case black. Of course the downside is hard to see oil leaks. No worries though, this baby won't leak a drop...I hope

I want to get to a rolling chassis, but for now, everything is stored in the garage out of the way. Think I'll tackle rebuilding the xfer case and tranny. Then I can get the springs in, drop the drivetrain all at once.

I'm done with the jeep until Monday. Wifey's dragging me back to Biloxi for the weekend.
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post #67 of 730 Old 09-02-2010, 12:21 PM
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Working on Jeep's is always a gamble. i say take some of that CJ budget and hit the casino's. Who knows, you just might win yourself that new paint job!
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Working on Jeep's is always a gamble. i say take some of that CJ budget and hit the casino's. Who knows, you just might win yourself that new paint job!
Wifey said the same thing, though I think she meant she plans to use my CJ budget money for her to gamble...

Whenever we go, I take a small tool kit and visit junkyards. Still a lot of rotted jeeps from the salt water Katrina sent on shore, so parts are hard to find, but sometimes a gem pops up. Beats sitting in a casino with the noisy racket of a slot machine.

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Back from Biloxi. Had a lot of fun, but wasn't very successful at the tables or picking the junkyards for jeep parts.

Ordered a transmission and transfer case rebuilt kit which should be here tomorrow. Cleaned up and inspected the transfer case parts and ready to rebuild. Wire wheeled a few more parts plus disassembled/cleaned/inspected the manual steering box.

1st pic. Transfer case tore apart, inspected and cleaned up

2nd pic. Steering box. Nothing major found, other than some nasty 25 year old grease. I'll try and find the seals and replace them. Not planning on using this box as I want to put a junkyard power steering setup in. I just tore this one down for the fun of it.
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Back from Biloxi. Had a lot of fun, but wasn't very successful at the tables or picking the junkyards for jeep parts.

Ordered a transmission and transfer case rebuilt kit which should be here tomorrow. Cleaned up and inspected the transfer case parts and ready to rebuild. Wire wheeled a few more parts plus disassembled/cleaned/inspected the manual steering box.

1st pic. Transfer case tore apart, inspected and cleaned up

2nd pic. Steering box. Nothing major found, other than some nasty 25 year old grease. I'll try and find the seals and replace them. Not planning on using this box as I want to put a junkyard power steering setup in. I just tore this one down for the fun of it.
I wish I had the guts to do what you're doing! I'm scared to death to tear down a gear box. Looks great so far. I know getting your engine cleaned up has to feel good. It has a lot of BANG for the buck!

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Your work area sure looks clean!

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Your work area sure looks clean!
I had to clean it up that morning to find all the tools I was missing

I've reviewed your 1st page posts about rebuilding the tranny and xfer case, especially the 300 bearing location and sizes. Much appreciated.

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My transfer case is finished, except for paint and got started on the transmission rebuild.

I was a little apprehensive about rebuilding the transfer case, but it really wasn't too bad. The only lesson learned i can provide others is to not rely on only the FSM. It's good as a general guide, but weak on specific how to's. Any time I got stuck, this and other sites proved invaluable. The Terra Low instructions on JBConversions really came in handy dealing with the shift rails. Installing them in the support first and then installing the support and feeding the rails into the forks was so much easier than the way the FSM directed.

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Cleaned up and ready to rebuild.


Almost done. Next is the intermediate gears. Thought the needle bearings would give me a lot of problems trying to keep them together, but turned out to be no issue.


Finished product. Needs a good cleaning and sealant trim and it'll be ready to paint.


Got started on the transmission. It was in much better shape than the transfer case and probably has been rebuilt once or twice before. Decided to rebuild it just in case. That way, if something screws up with it, there will be no one to blame but me.

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Front and rear main bearings came out without too much of a fight. Only problem I had was my puller was too short for the front bearing. You can see the mod I did to my puller. Worked like a champ.


Gears all cleaned up. Case is soaking. Last person who rebuilt this tranny worked under the adage of the more sealant, the less it'll leak...Overnight in the parts washer will make it easy to scrap off.

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Those are great before and after shots. Congrats on the rebuild.

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post #75 of 730 Old 09-10-2010, 07:09 AM
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You're really getting the work done! It's a great idea to rebuild things before they get a chance to really cause trouble. Great work.


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