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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #151
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Both look great! I know what you mean on the weight difference, the cable is a lot heavier and rope looks better too.

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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #152
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You should post a few over all pictures I'd like to see it maybe a few with some flex I have to same year and model thanks
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #153
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Both look great! I know what you mean on the weight difference, the cable is a lot heavier and rope looks better too.
It does look good. So good in fact I decided to make a "bling" shield that doubles as a UV shield LOL. The shield did remove the "take me" look it had,

This is the first "rope" I have used on a winch. After installing, I am not as hesitant. It feels super stable and fairly abrasion resistant. I was thinking it would abrade by just dragging it out, but now i feel more comfortable.

I built the shield out of black Kydex. It is a thermo plastic and molds at about 300f. I used a heat gun to warm it and a gloved hand to form it. To cut it, you score it like tile and snap it then emery paper the edges smooth. Pretty simple, I use it to make knife sheaths for fixed blades.

I used a couple of tabs of Velcro to hold it down, so it comes off easy.











And the tools used for the project.............

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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:01 PM   #154
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Nice, that will also protect from uv rays too.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:02 PM   #155
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You should post a few over all pictures I'd like to see it maybe a few with some flex I have to same year and model thanks
I have not really had it out yet. We did one short trip in it and did not get many pics. We are headed out for a week soon, I will get some pics for sure. So far it has been details, way too many of them!

Have you had yours long? I like our '72 for sure.

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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #156
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Man she is looking good I have been using the Spectra line since the 90s lol well the boats anyway imagine 1 inch line lol very light and strong and very $$$$ and we run it thru the roller chocks it fairs very well.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:25 PM   #157
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Both the $$$$ and working load is mind boggling! I had to "google" roller chocks LOL. They look like they could dish out some abuse. Kinda like a two way fairlead.

Speaking of mind boggling, your in pretty deep eh?

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Yeah no to deep "yet" lol but hopefully she is running next time off. Found a very small crack on the passenger side frame up towards the front will weld it also. Hope to be able to convert to disc up front also.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #159
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I have not really had it out yet. We did one short trip in it and did not get many pics. We are headed out for a week soon, I will get some pics for sure. So far it has been details, way too many of them!

Have you had yours long? I like our '72 for sure.

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I haven't had mine log a few months I really like it tho hard to buy parts with 2 kids an 1 on the way and I'm only 22 but hell ill get them when I can and until then ill just go sit in it and imagine 😀
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Did our first long trip with the CJ5. Went good for the most part. Had one major issue with a "mysterious oil leak". It leaked 2.5qrts in about 10 miles! I could not see were it was coming from, looked like the fuel pump was the culprit. I decided to get it off the trail so it wouldn't contaminate the countryside and drove it to a gas station to get a couple more quarts to make it back to camp. Got a fuel pump and that slowed the leak but did not stop it. Lucky for "google"! I googled "fuel pump oil leak sbc" and found other key words like "mysterious" and "weird" or "elusive". Turned out to be a bolt missing that is used to hold the pump rod back while installing a fuel pump was missing. I am not sure if it fell out or was never there. Once I put a short 3/8"-16 bolt covered in silicone the problem was solved. Was weird because it would only leak under a load, you could not watch it leak. Frustrating.

The new carb was worth the effort, the Jeep gets 10.5mpg off road. Loads of torque too, generally everything was doable at around 1500 rpm, just creeping along, no bouncing or jarring like my old Scout II. The lockers certainly are peace of mind. I used them a few times on some slick rocks and you could feel the tires bite and grab with no bouncing back and forth while slipping.

I chickened out on the flat towing bit and bought a cheap trailer the day before we left, towing it was easy and hassle free.

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And here is our "trailer Queen"

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Glad to hear that everything went well, aside from the mysterious oil leak that you were able to fix.

Great job building this tastefully built/capable '5!

Looking forward to following along with upcoming projects/trail reports!


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And here is our "trailer Queen"

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Update,

Been out wheeling a bit around so cal and having fun. A few problems with the carb last two times out. Flooding a lot after it is warmed up. Starts cold like a top.



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