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post #31 of 46 Old 09-22-2020, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't make much progress on the T-case past painting it.* Still waiting on a thrust washer and had to order some more adjustment shims for the output assembly since it had zero clearance with the new bearings.* Did get the trans back in frame along with the cross member and new starter.






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post #32 of 46 Old 09-22-2020, 02:52 PM
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Nice work!
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Spent most of the day messing with the CJ. Got the pulley and reservoir on the PS pump after painting it.



Got both diff's drained and refilled with new gear oil. The old stuff was pretty disgusting and the front diff had obvious water contamination but luckily the gears were spared. The rear diff is leaking from the pinion seal already so I get to drain that again and replace that seal the diff cover is also leaking a little bit, ordered a new rubber seal for that. Yay. Front diff sealed up fine.



Replaced the rear rubber brake line from the frame to the axle. Pretty sure it was the original. Need to do the front's eventually but they'll be easy to do even with the tub on the frame.



Got a little carried away with my big press while changing U-joints and busted the ear off of the slip yoke of the rear driveshaft. That was an 80 dollar mistake. More like 100 after I get the shaft rebalanced.



The front drive shaft has a ton of play but the splines on the drive shaft look fine so going to test the new slip yoke on it and see if I can salvage the shaft with a new 80 dollar slipyoke vs 250-300 for a whole new front drive shaft.



Painted a few odds and ends here and there but getting closer to having the driveline/frame wrapped up and starting on the body work on the tub.




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Resealed the steering gearbox and got the transfercase as far as it will go without the output assembly shims I need. Also inspected the front drive shaft and its not going to be salvagable



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Painted some more odds and ends

Got the Tcase finished with exception of the shift shaft seals, all I needed was the thinnest shim in the new pack of shims to get within spec ha. Amazon dropped the ball on the seals and lost them so had to reorder.

Rear driveshaft rebuilt with new slip yoke

Replaced Valve Cover gaskets. Engine is a little sludgy. More than I would like but I'm going to ride it till it won't go anymore. Compression is still alright.

Got the clutch linkage rebuilt

Steering gearbox mounted back on the frame

Remounted the headers

Reconnected the exhaust

Replaced the ancient spark plugs

Remounted the carburetor

Started trying to reverse the hack job one of the previous owners did with all the emissions gear.

Put the sending unit and new seal on to the gas tank

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Yesterday I started cutting the rot out of the body and got the passenger side floor panel cut to size and tacked in place. And painted one side of the tailgate.




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Got the floorboards and patches stitch welded in and sealed. One set of patches i made a little oversized and went with a gauge heavier steel and did a full seam weld on both sides because thats where the seatbelts will be bolting through.

Hoping to get the underside and maybe the inside of the tub primered and painted tomorrow. Then try my hand at Bondo for the first time on two patches i did on the side of the tub.

Goal is to squeeze another 3 to 5 years out of the current tub then drop a new one on possibly





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Burned up a lot of paint and primer today doing the underside and inside of the tub.





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Oh and make sure you gave decent PPE. These are the prefilters for my organic vapor canisters.



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Tore the AMC 20 rear axle down on the CJ. One of the previous owners apparently did me a favor and put one piece axles in it at some point. Got a good chunk of the work done. Got the carrier bearings removed and new ones put on along with the ring gear. Got the old pinion races out. Tomorrow I will start going back the other way. Not looking forward to setting up the pinion depth. The original setup used a large shim under the bearing race. All of the rebuild kits come with shims that go under bearing cone. And none of them are of similar size to the original shim.















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Finished up the AMC20. That was my first gearset install. That was my last big obstacle with the frame and drivetrain going to drop the tcase and driveshafts in tomorrow then I'm down to some bodywork and paint. I can kind of see the light at the end of this tunnel.

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Looks fantastic, I'm currently in the middle of a 76Cj5 restore/restomod myself (post is 76 CJ5 build) it was moving along nicely as a father son project until I went through throat cancer treatments and that stalled everything. Between everything that fell behind during that ordeal and the rest of life's projects we're starting back onto it finally. I hope mine comes out half as nice as yours is looking
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Looks fantastic, I'm currently in the middle of a 76Cj5 restore/restomod myself (post is 76 CJ5 build) it was moving along nicely as a father son project until I went through throat cancer treatments and that stalled everything. Between everything that fell behind during that ordeal and the rest of life's projects we're starting back onto it finally. I hope mine comes out half as nice as yours is looking
Screw cancer. Hope you got it beat back. Ill go look for your post.

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Rest of the drive train is now in.

Got the PS pump and hoses hooked up.

One of the previous owners replaced the low pressure line with a section of airhose it looks like.

Got the fuel tank backin as well with new hardware and Rubber lines.

Today im going to try to "unf%$k" the emissisons lines and routing. Unfortunately many of the factory emissions parts are MIA from the previous owners.







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