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post #1 of 37 Old 03-19-2013, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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New to me 78 CJ 5

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.

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post #2 of 37 Old 03-19-2013, 12:22 PM
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cool, a new toy to spend money on!!

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
congrats
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post #3 of 37 Old 03-19-2013, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Never enough time or money. If the weather cooperates, should have it running soon.
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post #4 of 37 Old 03-25-2013, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #5 of 37 Old 03-26-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #6 of 37 Old 03-26-2013, 03:07 PM
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Get rid of those side steps. Good Gawd

1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
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post #7 of 37 Old 03-26-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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It's on the to do list. Just not very far up it.
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post #8 of 37 Old 04-02-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #9 of 37 Old 04-02-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody have any diagrams of what vacuum lines go to the carb?
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post #10 of 37 Old 04-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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HOLY SCHNEIKIES!
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.

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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post #11 of 37 Old 04-08-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #12 of 37 Old 04-09-2013, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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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
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post #13 of 37 Old 04-09-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #14 of 37 Old 04-10-2013, 07:14 AM
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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,

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/be...1/#post7724128

I'm getting better at this.

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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post #15 of 37 Old 06-08-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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