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post #1 of 11 Old 06-26-2016, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys and gals I haven't really posted much. I want to post a rebuild thread where I can share my most likely painful and dirty rebuild of a 1976 cj5.

The suspension is about 90% done. Just need to alter the bump stops and get the track bar on.

The engine is a whole mess. Its a 4.2l inline six. The rebuild of that is coming soon.

At the moment I am just working on what ever I can do to it. Which is at the moment the tranny and transfer case/brakes.

At the current moment I can't post pictures like I would because its not letting me on my phone. I will once I get able to plug my phone into the computer. (Never mind got it to work haha.)

The first picture is my Tran mount. The one after it is the brake shoe equalizer. The others are pictures of the jeep and the engine and the old transmission/transfer case.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-26-2016, 05:02 PM
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Nice! I'm looking to get into a 5 and start rebuilding in the next 6-9 mo. Seeing things pulled apart makes me want to find one sooner.

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Nice! I'm looking to get into a 5 and start rebuilding in the next 6-9 mo. Seeing things pulled apart makes me want to find one sooner.

Yeah most of this jeep was torn down when I got it. The owner put a 4in lift with pretty much new suspension.

Currently making the old driveshafts look new.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-27-2016, 06:29 AM
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Good luck! Would you mine measuring the height of your new transmission mount? I installed a new one on mine and it was a 1/2" taller than my old mount. Not sure if the old mount was worn that much or I was sold the incorrect mount. Thanks

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Hey guys and gals I haven't really posted much. I want to post a rebuild thread where I can share my most likely painful and dirty rebuild of a 1976 cj5.

The suspension is about 90% done. Just need to alter the bump stops and get the track bar on.
1976 CJ's did not have a track bar, they were added to the YJ's. What you have pictured in the second picture with your, good looking dog, is a sway bar.

I own a Harley and a JEEP, still some people can't figure out why I'm broke!
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-27-2016, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Good luck! Would you mine measuring the height of your new transmission mount? I installed a new one on mine and it was a 1/2" taller than my old mount. Not sure if the old mount was worn that much or I was sold the incorrect mount. Thanks
Thanks!! I need all of the luck haha. It looks like about 2" to 2 1/16" height wise.


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1976 CJ's did not have a track bar, they were added to the YJ's. What you have pictured in the second picture with your, good looking dog, is a sway bar.

Yes yup. Haha I always get mixed up with the names or I forget the name and end up saying track bar😩. She's a good looker alright 😀.
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Thought I'd give a small update here. Just freshly painted my drive shaft and currently painting the trans bracket.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-09-2016, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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So I managed to do some work to the jeep. I had sliced my thumb open pretty bad. (Sucks having no health care). I installed the rear driveshaft thanks to this awesome forum. Also the tranny and transfer case is on and sealed. Yay! No leaks lol. Then I started working on my brake lines in the rear. All in all I have been making progress. Also tomorrow I am going to press my front driveshaft u joints in and possibly installing it
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lookin good.
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lookin good.
Thanks!!😊any progress makes me happy when I make it lol. Now I'm waiting to get out of work so I can work on her.
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I have been busy this year and got a late start this year. With that being said I have made tremendous progress though. My engine is at the machine shop getting machined along with my head and crankshaft. New valve job on the head.

I also got the parts needed for my sway bar. I put the 4in adjustable end links due to my 4in lift. I did notice though that my jeep did not originally have a sway bar because there are no holes and the previous owner bought the sway bar as a mod to put on. Thanks to keith460 on this forum as I managed to find his pictures with his measurements of his bracket on the frame. I will be doing that here very soon.

I ordered my holley carb rebuilt kit. Just waiting on that to come. I also ordered all of my parts for my clutch linkage and the parts inside the bell housing. I will be putting a new throw out bearing in today and getting the bell housing all painted up and nice looking.

That's really it for the moment till next paycheck (laughing face).
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