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Unread 08-30-2013, 06:56 PM   #271
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I really thought I was going to assemble both differentials today. NOT. Ran around getting the rear axle bearings pressed on. Ran around getting hardware etc. Spent way to much time grinding and shimming the rear axle bearings.





But it is almost done. Just need to bolt the other side together.

Oh, and get this. I spent months deciding on what I thought would be the best tire for my usage. I decided on the Mickey Thompson ATZ. Now that I can see this thing getting on it's feet soon I order the tires. OBSOLETE. Nobody has them. The replacement is the ATZ P3. Similar. Slightly more aggressive looking and a 3 ply sidewall for the off roading that I won't do much of. They are on their way.

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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #272
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Geeeez, that's purdy.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #273
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Made progress today. Finished up the rear dif. ( Bad picture sorry.)




And got a start on the front.



ARP bolts came so I can put the 5.0 together. Spent 9 hrs a day out there for the last few days and things are coming together very well. Super excited.

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Unread 09-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #274
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Took way more time than I had figured but finally this is done.




And this is done except for one problem. The big dif cover and the big tie rod hit when at max turn. I either have to remove some steering at the full stops, or do a tie rod flip. Haven't figured that out yet.





Then I started to put the engine together. Lots of the ARP bolts don"t fit on the front end because this is now a franken engine.





And the junk yard accessories brackets I got are not fitting to good. The power steering bracket hits the fuel pump, that the donner vehicle didn't have, and a few other problems. I'll work more on that tomorrow.

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Unread 09-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #275
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Lookin' good pops! Let me know when it's time to flip the frame.

Nice thing about 4x4 builds: you can see the undercarriage bling. lol
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Unread 09-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #276
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Found it again. I ran across this thread a few weeks back but couldn't remember the name so I couldn't finish reading thru it. Nice work, detailed and fast.... holy cow your crusin' right along with this build. But your not cutting corners, that's good. Great job.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #277
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Found it again. I ran across this thread a few weeks back but couldn't remember the name so I couldn't finish reading thru it. Nice work, detailed and fast.... holy cow your crusin' right along with this build. But your not cutting corners, that's good. Great job.
Thanks Renegade!

I'm pretty obsessed with it at this point. Spending all day in the garage and all night on the computer ordering the next thing I'll need. It's getting exciting now. I hope to have it on it's feet in the next couple of weeks.

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Unread 09-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #278
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Well I decided I need to go with the tie rod flip. Not so much because it will retain my full steering capabilities, but mostly because the bar is blocking my JEEP logo dif cover. Can't have that. lol

I decided to go with this kit from Ken Thompson at the Jeep Co-op. I studied them all and this seemed to me to have the best mechanical integrity combined with ease of installation.


http://blackmagicbrakes.com/Jeep_Co-Op.php

Parts on order!
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Unread 09-03-2013, 11:08 AM   #279
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More running around town chasing bolts and things. This is my local parts chaser. It's a hoot!




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Unread 09-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #280
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Are those the stock e7 heads? What cam? Looking good bob
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #281
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Are those the stock e7 heads? What cam? Looking good bob
I don't know what heads they are. Whatever came stock on a 1984 Mustang GT. But when I built this engine 10 years ago I hand ported them and we installed chevy 1.94/1.60 valves. The cam is a roller Crane that makes power above 4K. That should be ideal for a Jeep right? LOL
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #282
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Got the engine mocked up this morning, chased around for bolts, and started permanent assy this afternoon. Pan and front end is mostly on. should be able to finish it in another day or so.

Odd yellow light for some reason. It is supposed to be silver ish.






But alas, work has again raised it's ugly head so no Jeep work for the next 2 days.

Called and checked on the tires. Shipping direct from Mickey Thompson in 3 days. Can't wait to see them on the rims.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #283
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My wife would love that bike. She had one of those CB125's in a light blue, not sure of the year. She had it as a teenager and then it sat for years. I had got it running once but not for long. Then it sat again for years and she sold it to the neighbors grandson. She mentioned it the other day and wished she still had it. (not sure why???)

I know what you mean about the obsession. I wish I had that kind of time to put into my build. Heck I might be driving it by now. It's def. a labor of love!
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My wife would love that bike. She had one of those CB125's in a light blue, not sure of the year. She had it as a teenager and then it sat for years. I had got it running once but not for long. Then it sat again for years and she sold it to the neighbors grandson. She mentioned it the other day and wished she still had it. (not sure why???)

I know what you mean about the obsession. I wish I had that kind of time to put into my build. Heck I might be driving it by now. It's def. a labor of love!
I got the bike a couple years ago from a friend. I rebuilt and painted it. It's a 1973. Fun. I have another 1966 Honda 90 in pieces waiting for the treatment.




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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #285
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Okay maybe I missed this...... but I'm gonna assume your either retired or laid off. One project at a time is all I can handle and that's takin' forever!
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