Well last night I had to replace both u-joints on my rear driveshaft. I went under the Jeep to put on a new muffler and bumped the driveshaft and noticed that it moved about 1/2-3/4 of an inch in all directions. Pulled the shaft and two of the caps on one joint had the bottom part broken off and there were no needle bearings left anymore. For some strange reason that solved my mysterious clunking noise, the banging in corners and a random squeal that started...
1980 cj7 258 weber,5'' of lift,33'' boggers,lincoln locked,lockright and a snorkle...Khaki Jeep Club member No. 1
1984 cj8 350 on 35's..the wifes
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Hehe I'm doing the exact same thing as you, 84jeepcj7. Except I bought a dashboard and windshield frame locally here for a good deal. The dash was pretty nasty, but it was totally rust-free, so I tore out all the gauges and the stainless overlays yesterday night, then ground it to the bare metal and sanded it smooth. I had already taken the glass out of the windshield frame I bought (it was tinted blue and I didn't like it), and I'm going to use the glass in my CJ7 now and install it in my new windshield frame tomorrow. I also ordered all the gaskets and everything. I'm in the process of coating the dash and windshield frame with POR-15 tonight, and then I'm going to prime, sand, then prime, then paint tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have enough time to get the glass in and install everything.
I'm also going to tear down the front end and grind, sand, prime, and paint the fenders, hood, and grill. I'm also going to hit the firewall with some gray rust coverter and clean it up really nice. When I'm done she should be looking a LOT better, but I still have the body to grind and paint as well, and 2 minor rust holes to patch up.
And hopefully with lots of that POR-15, new weatherstrip and gaskets, and lots of silicon, she will be leak- and rust-free in the future...
1986 Jeep CJ7 4.2L I6 T176 (restoration in progress)
1961 Willys 4x4 Wagon L-226 I6 T90 (restoration also in progress)
Some of you have read my posts in the last six months asking for opinions on why my newly rebuilt engine is popping and sputtering on acceleration. I have checked out everything that everyonme suggested. Thanks, by the way for giving so much input. While checking the fuel pump pressure, I discovered electrical tape in the rubber gas line. Maybe my mechanic had the steel line coming out of the fuel pump taped shut while he was working on the engine and forgot to remove it when he hooked up the carb?!?!?!? I don't know, but you are looking at one happy CJ owner now!!
'83 CJ-7 Renegade......258, Holley 390, Offy Intake, Clifford 6 into 2 Headers, Clifford Cam, Juicebox TFI, LUK Pro Gold Clutch, Flowmaster Hushpower II's, 4 row radiator, 20 gallon tank, and blazer heater motor so far!!
Bolted my new (rebuilt) 360 to my "Bombproof" motor mounts in my rebuild. First major piece since finishing the frame (2 coats por and 2 coats chassis black).
Black 94 YJ, 4.0 L, 5 speed, RE 2.5 Standard Lift, 2" BL, 32 X 11.5 Mud Rovers on Black 8 X 15 steel Pacers, Warn winch.
78 CJ5, rebuilt 360, with T-18 Transmission, D20 transfer with teralow, Dana 44s with OX lockers front and back, 4.88 gearing, SOA with RE 1.5 lift springs and high steer, 37x13 Boggers on 16" MT Classics : Project Jeep
i woke up at 6.30 in the morning today,got bored and wanted to drive my CJ around the lake and when i tried to start the engine oopps no spark ,dead battery. luckly i had a new optima red changed with the old one.
Yesterday I bought 5 15x10 steel wheels for 20 bucks so today I going to clean them up to paint. Put the thermostat in my spare 258 with the 4.0 head work on the YJ power brake and power steering upgrade.
-Changed motor mounts
-Resealed oil pan (please dont leak, please dont leak, please dont leak)
-Found X-Case shifter linkage holding on by 2 threads of a hand loose nut. . I tightened that up before bad things happened. Nice catch, me!
Went out to the garage and removed the half inch of ice under my project.
Waiting for the temperature to rise so I can install the fuel tank/filler/vent/neck/pump/lines/filter......
and crank this beeotch up!!
1984 CJ7 Mud Slingin Rust Bucket
90 YJ tub
Ford Mutt 5.0( 69 block, 89 EFI)