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dison001 03-19-2013 12:55 PM

New to me 78 CJ 5
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Just got my new CJ towed in. 78 with the 304 and the 3 speed. Tub is decent. Should run. Problem is the PO lost the keys. I'm In the process now of swapping steering columns, as I have a similar yard Jeep.
Swapped a couple guns I don't use for it, delivered.

RustyNutts 03-19-2013 01:22 PM

cool, a new toy to spend money on!!:cool:

I've never seen diamond plate running boards before, you could store supplies in those if they had doors.

maybe that's where the keys are! JK

dison001 03-19-2013 04:04 PM

Never enough time or money. If the weather cooperates, should have it running soon.

dison001 03-25-2013 10:27 AM

Ok, between work and the crappy weather there's not been much Jeep time. I got the steering column out. Just was getting ready to put it back in when I decided to change the steering wheel to a compact one, since my gut isn't compact and my new fiance is growing it:). Do have a question. The Jeep doesn't have a breather on top of the carb. I can't seem to find 1. Anybody else had this issue? Suggestions?

dison001 03-26-2013 03:26 PM

Got the steering column back in, hooked a battery up, and dumped a little gas down the carb... Got some life! Tomorrow gets a spray can rebuild, and possibly start dropping the tank, as the po said it leaks pretty bad.

agear 03-26-2013 04:07 PM

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Get rid of those side steps. Good Gawd

dison001 03-26-2013 04:09 PM

It's on the to do list. Just not very far up it.

dison001 04-02-2013 01:30 PM

Ok. Been a little bit since I've messed with the Jeep. Got the motor to start by dumping a little gas in the carb. Well, what did I do, I left the good battery from my truck in the Jeep, to find out I have something drawing power and killing my battery.

dison001 04-02-2013 01:33 PM

Anybody have any diagrams of what vacuum lines go to the carb?

turbogus 04-08-2013 04:26 PM

When I first got 'Black Betty' ('78 CJ 5 Renegade) she looked much the same as yours, same body color, same spice top, and very similar bumper, except the PO welded on a tow bar. Wish I could find the photo, here's the progress so far;

Replaced the ratty spice top with a black Supertop, swapped the Corporate 20 with bent axle tubes for a Dana 44 w/Posi added SRC bumper, winch lights and other such. Latest project is updating the cooling fan.

dison001 04-08-2013 05:58 PM

Pretty sharp. Stuff like that keeps me motivated. Spent most of the afternoon out messing with it today. Got it to RUN. Sure, I had to bypass the tank, but it ran pretty good. Goes into gear and moves. Dropped the gas tank. Was full of what used to be gas, now its just nasty. Tomorrow, will go through the lines and check for leaks. Maybe put the new tank/sending unit in.

dison001 04-09-2013 07:02 AM

Anybody know of a thread here that describes the process of rewireing with 1 of the painless kits? 1 came with my jeep, brand new in the box

dison001 04-09-2013 03:39 PM

Working on the wiring today, and had an epiphany. There should be a permit required to purchase wire ties, wire nuts, and electric tape in bulk.

turbogus 04-10-2013 08:14 AM

Painless Wiring makes some great products, but while thier gear is Chateau LeFete in quality it seems thir kits are priced similarly. As for me and my budget, I tend to roll my own, but after learning of some excellent tips from JeepHammer,

I'm getting better at this.

dison001 06-08-2013 08:47 PM

Well, its been awhile since I updated. The painless is partially done. Under the dash is right. Little man and I worked under the hood today. Awesome day. About a third of the way done under the hood with wiring.

The time now is 11:03 AM.

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