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post #61 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 03:58 PM
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That rear diff cover is an unmistakable dana model 20, 29 spline 2-piece axles, narrow track, and should be offset because of the QT transfer case

Front should be a dana 30, narrow track, with either 27 or 31 spline axles

According to the tag, 3.54 ring and pinion

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Joon, it's not the Blackberry, old age is catching up to you ...the rear axle is an AMC Model 20, not Dana, it was manufactured in-house.

The Dana 20 is the transfer case.

And, FTR, I didn't see 80cj's answer, when I was typing this, so apologies for duplicate info.

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As for the loom separators, if you're missing any, you should be able to get them from any Mopar restoration site. I redid the 360 on my Dodge motorhome and got brand new ones that were an exact match.

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I would drive Grandpas Jeep the way grandpa had it..... No Renegade stickers and decals.... No way.... No how.... You have enough for sure documentation, pictures, and original Grandpa artifacts left in the Jeep to make it a very unique and special piece. If it was mine I would even try to duplicate the vintage fishing gear that should be in it (which I am already blessed with because my grandpa gave me all of his old fishing gear).

I would get my hands on as many pics as possible and make it as accurate as possible to the pics. A true, certified Grandpa Jeep.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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I appreciate all the wisdom fellas!

Ordering gaskets for my diffs tonight.
New tires are getting installed tomorrow afternoon.
Oil, filter, and transfer case fluid I'm changing tomorrow.
Also going to test the transfer case chain tension while I'm down there, but it doesn't make any noise when driving so I'm thinking that's a good sign. If the chain does need replacing, I've read that the Crown version is Chinese junk and to get the one from BJ's.
Also want to get some shock measurements to figure what length to buy for a stock Jeep.


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As for the loom separators, if you're missing any, you should be able to get them from any Mopar restoration site. I redid the 360 on my Dodge motorhome and got brand new ones that were an exact match.
I'm hunting for em, but having a tough time. The one's I have are broken and look original. White plastic. I'll keep searching...
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For the quadratrac shifter, forward is low range, then neutral, then high range. To shift between them, you'll want the transmission in neutral.
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I would drive Grandpas Jeep the way grandpa had it..... No Renegade stickers and decals.... No way.... No how.... You have enough for sure documentation, pictures, and original Grandpa artifacts left in the Jeep to make it a very unique and special piece. If it was mine I would even try to duplicate the vintage fishing gear that should be in it (which I am already blessed with because my grandpa gave me all of his old fishing gear).

I would get my hands on as many pics as possible and make it as accurate as possible to the pics. A true, certified Grandpa Jeep.
100%.
He fished from his boat but he hunted quail from the Jeep.
I have his old guns and early 1960's Buck 121 knife.
Not that I'd leave any of that inside the Jeep...
But I hear ya. No Renegade stickers. I'm still trying to decide what to do about the rear step bumper. Early photos show it was painted Alpine White to match...but he clearly painted black over it at some point. There's several layers with white popping through in places. I think he just rattle canned it black every so often.
Do I leave it alone? Or strip it and go back to white? Tough call...

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100%.

But I hear ya. No Renegade stickers. I'm still trying to decide what to do about the rear step bumper. Early photos show it was painted Alpine White to match...but he clearly painted black over it at some point. There's several layers with white popping through in places. I think he just rattle canned it black every so often.
Do I leave it alone? Or strip it and go back to white? Tough call...

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Personal choice, ether way is right. I kind of like the black.

You're in AZ right?
Keep the old AZ plates if you can.

If the DMV want's 'em just tell them they are lost,
so you can put them on if you ever decide to show it

Edit; just saw you sourced the vintage plates, cool!
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I appreciate all the wisdom fellas!

Ordering gaskets for my diffs tonight.
New tires are getting installed tomorrow afternoon.
Oil, filter, and transfer case fluid I'm changing tomorrow.
Also going to test the transfer case chain tension while I'm down there, but it doesn't make any noise when driving so I'm thinking that's a good sign. If the chain does need replacing, I've read that the Crown version is Chinese junk and to get the one from BJ's.
Also want to get some shock measurements to figure what length to buy for a stock Jeep.




I'm hunting for em, but having a tough time. The one's I have are broken and look original. White plastic. I'll keep searching...
I save all links, so I'll find them and PM you.
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Did the 76 Renegade have a tailgate?
As far as I know all CJ-7's had tail gates. CJ-5's were available with a solid rear panel, Renegade or not.
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I'm hunting for em, but having a tough time. The one's I have are broken and look original. White plastic. I'll keep searching...
American Parts Depot have them listed on their parts catalog under the electrical instruments and tune up section. Scroll about half-way down the page.
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American Parts Depot have them listed on their parts catalog under the electrical instruments and tune up section. Scroll about half-way down the page.
Wow! That's them! Thanks again!
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Stoked these just arrived!

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You got the correct manual. I just bought a used 1976 CJ7 with a straight 6 and manual transmission. I really like the way your grandfather took care of his Jeep. I was looking at your photos and seeing what I might be missing since mine was used as a hunting jeep. I live in Prescott Valley, AZ. and there are lots of nice trails to drive. Take a look at your radiator to make sure it's clean inside. I had to flush mine a couple of times and was getting a lot of brown rust from the radiator and the block, now it's clean and stays at 185. I've only driven mine on the street and since this is my first time owning a jeep a friend of mine is going to teach me about shifting in the mountains... Keep it stock, that's what I'm trying to get mine back too.
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Gas tank looks like an aftermarket from Aero. Nice looking rig.

Look it's a 4.6!
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Joon, it's not the Blackberry, old age is catching up to you ...the rear axle is an AMC Model 20, not Dana, it was manufactured in-house.

The Dana 20 is the transfer case.

And, FTR, I didn't see 80cj's answer, when I was typing this, so apologies for duplicate info.
Take it easy on Hoss. He probably had one too many Dog Beers the night before!
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