Welcome back to the cj world!!! Just remember there never finished so take your time and enjoy...
is this the same issue with the AMC20 rear? discovered today that is what i have in my rear. is there a visual difference between the regular and hardened pin?Well, you are a CJ guy, so you know the rules!
Service EVERYTHING, from fuel/air filters down to flushing the brake system with some fresh fluid...
Can't trust ANYTHING the PO might (or probably Didn't... DO!)
The only big red flag I see is the 'Power Trax' locker in the front.
When you service the front diff, you might want to check the center pin in that locker.
I've never had any luck with them. Broken half a dozen in the past few years.
There is a hardened pin, but they charge you extra for it...
Typical, don't put the hardened pin in the thing in the FIRST PLACE!...
Once the hardened pin was in place, I didn't have issues with them...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/my-bbc-cj-project-1019388/I'm not that terribly experienced with CJ's.. I had a CJ8 for a bit but I never did much to it. My other project Jeep was a TJ.
I had it in the shop cleaning it up and checking it out today for a bit. It is really rough sheet metal and bondo wise, but the frame appears okay. It's going to take a lot of work I can see that but that's what I wanted, something to keep me busy.
The powertrax just got put in, but I'll be sure to check it out. He sent the original spider gears with me, as well as an aluminum intake and two brake wheel cylinders.
I've just got to sit down and set my plan for a Stage 1 build. I know I need a better crawl ratio.. am I on the right track with the SM465 or is there a better way?
That thing is a monster for sure!http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/my-bbc-cj-project-1019388/
check this jeep out and ask KW, about the trans. I think he still has that same trans in his monster jeep
:highfive: YES! I like where this is headed.Front tube fenders and an Optima red top battery showed up today. Top should be here tomorrow. Lift kit, wheels and rear tube flares should be here next week. I cannot wait.
Yep the old ones are. They're 29x12.50r15's. I'll bet they're nearly as old as I am.papa355 said:lol.........
Are those dick cepek tires? hard for me to read the side
ohh, DUH! i didnt even think about rubbing. i told you all that because that is what we determined here this past weekend. before we decided on a new tie rod, we adjusted the old one. had to bust out the torch, massive pipe wrench, and a 4 foot metal pipe to break it free to turn it outwards. invest in all of the above and pb blaster. and motrin.I wondered about getting a drop pitman arm. I will look into that and see if I have even turning center to lock each side. Thanks for the input, I do appreciate it. Biggest reason I say I can't turn very sharp is because the tires rub on the springs. I ordered some 1.25" spacers to solve that problem.