Gotta nother update that I will do in two posts.
I've been working on this and that, trying to get it safe enough to drive to my driveway where I can wash it for painting.
Stuff like the brakes. I got the parking brake cables hooked up, but I need to redo the main one that goes to the back junction. I have a brand new one that Jeff was going to use for his CJ5, and it is pretty darn long--longer than where it should be for the CJ7. I can make it work but I'm going to use big zipties.
Getting the rear drums off and getting those new parking brake cables in is a lot of fun
Here they are being bled:
I bought new front calipers ages ago. I should have checked the bleeder valves when I bought them because the driver's side would have been returned. It was seized up something fierce. Heat, hammers, and vice grips couldn't get the sucker out so we ended up bleeding it through the brake line, which wasn't easy.
I knew I was going to get transmission fluid all over me when I dropped the pan to replace the TH350 filter, so I decided to get grossed out over the gear oil instead. I've done this before for my YJ, and I don't think there is anything as gross as gear oil as old as me:
It will take months before the smell in my shop goes away
I don't know how to tell what gears I have. Maybe one of you experts could take a crack at it from the numbers?
Here's my Jeep's bum all bolted up with her new knickers:
Onto the transmission pan. I had to daintily get all the bolts loose and lower it without it spilling all over me. No such luck.
That body armor is all sorts of useful!
There was a ton of crud in the transmission pan. Super gross--so I scraped it clean and then I replaced the filter which was also in poor shape. The filter was that square thing with the two bolts in the picture, in case it helps.
Next I needed to fill the gas tank. This was a very slow process as I can't hook up the filler pipe yet. I should have put it on temporarily but I was dumb and kept transferring gas from my 5 gallon to my 1 gallons. xD Then I poured gas down the delivery pipe so the pump wouldn't get airlocked:
Next post coming in a min...