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Old November 6th, 2020, 19:02
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Today's CJ progress. Brake master Cylinder on but not hooked up or bled yet, pedals hung, clutch adjusted, tub wiring harness laid out and partially hooked up, heater/fan box, fresh air vent and drain line in, tail lights installed, e brake pedal hung and hooked up, hi beam switch in and hooked up.

Also ran down to a nearby town and picked up an OEM windshield for the new frame.





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Old November 11th, 2020, 09:21
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Got the interior wiring knocked out, got the tail wiring mostly done except for the grounds, and got the engine bay wiring harness laid out. Waiting on the copper tubing kit for the oil pressure gauge, removed the wiper hardware out of the old windshield frame, hand pained the Jeep embossing on the tailgate, and the CJ-5 emblems. You can tell where I was a little shaky on some of that lol. And epoxied the original worn/faded AMC emblem back on the tailgate.





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Old November 11th, 2020, 17:43
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It seems like everything is going to places, I can't wait to see how this build will turn out.
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Old November 12th, 2020, 18:42
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Its starting to look like something now. Brakes bled, wiring nearing completion. It does crank. Both fenders and grille on. Shifter installed, oil pressure line ran gotta clean up the wiring around the battery.
Even with the painless harness wiring is still time consuming. Im glad i decided to NOT build my own harness.





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Old November 15th, 2020, 06:29
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Made some good progress yesterday. Fired it up for the first time since I started the tear down. Waterpump is eating itself though so have a new one coming in today, about to go out and pull off the old one in preparation. Still waiting for front seats to come in along with front bumper and bumperettes. Prepped the new windsield frame with the wiper hardware and whatnot. Going to get it in place before putting in glass. Hope to have it inspected and registered in the next week or two. Fuel gauge doesn't work. Not sure what's going on there. I think it may be the sender but I checked it with the OHM meter before putting it back in and it checked out.









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Old November 15th, 2020, 18:45
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Water pump removed waiting for replacement. Back seat in along with its seatbelts. Windshield frame, windshield and wiper assembly in place, tailgate installed, finished up the battery tray install, the support arm that came with it was way too short but I happened to have another support arm that looked like it as for a fender that fit perfectly.

Installing that glass took a good chunk of the day lol









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Old November 16th, 2020, 20:56
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Almost there. Most of the soft top hardware is on. Front bumper on, front seats in, New water pump in, no coolant yet and belts are loose. Letting the RTV cure till tomorrow, horn in, rearview mirror in. Once the wiper blades come in it'll actually pass inspection.







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Old November 17th, 2020, 19:03
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It together enough to move under it's own power. A few things popped up that I'm going to have to figure out. T-Case will randomly pop out of 4low. I've read this can be an issue of worn intermediate gear bearings or thrust washers but the t-case was rebuilt with all new bearings and thrust washers. I have zero power steering, I think I may have possibly put the pressure valve in the wrong way? But overall it's running better than before.

I promised the kids we would tool around our small property when I got it running enough to move. So I strapped them into the back seat and we went and played a little bit.








Afterwards I changed the oil and collected an oil sample to send off the to lab. I'll see how it's looking on this first unknown oil change.
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Old November 17th, 2020, 20:03
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I think it is worth noting that you started this project in July and then got slowed down by a leg injury, yet you still managed to disassemble, rebuild and reassemble this Jeep in about 4 months. That is impressive.

Nice work.

Now, what's next?

Maybe something British?
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Congratulations Looks good kids seem to enjoy the ride
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I think it is worth noting that you started this project in July and then got slowed down by a leg injury, yet you still managed to disassemble, rebuild and reassemble this Jeep in about 4 months. That is impressive.

Nice work.

Now, what's next?

Maybe something British?
Now is fixing all the little things i missed or didnt properly assemble along the way haha. I figure it will continue to be a smaller project for the forseeable future.

Example. Sounds like ive got a pretty bad exhaust leak when under load. Been trying to locate with no luck. Tcase linkage is pretty worn and while it shifted fine on the bench I dont think its getting the shift shaft all the way to the 4 low detent due to wear.

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Rollbar and bumperettes on, adjusted the idle screws on the carb, found out I assembled the power steering pump wrong so fixed that, and used one of my original cammie blouses to make a set of chain sleeves.







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Now is fixing all the little things i missed or didnt properly assemble along the way haha. I figure it will continue to be a smaller project for the forseeable future.

Example. Sounds like ive got a pretty bad exhaust leak when under load. Been trying to locate with no luck. Tcase linkage is pretty worn and while it shifted fine on the bench I dont think its getting the shift shaft all the way to the 4 low detent due to wear.

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I would say that is less about you mssing details and more about the vehicle being a Jeep.
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Figured out the 4 Low issue was being caused by the boot being pinched between the shifter and the inspection cover. Fixed that up by moving the boot further up the shifter.

Day before yesterday I had to reseal the exhaust headers and used some permatex ultra copper this go round. I had 3 leaks per bank with the dry Fel Pro gasket. I went with a differet felpro gasket his time and used the ultra copper and it seems to have fixed my leaks. I also took it into town and got it inspected and road legal which is when I noticed how bad the exhaust leaks were.

Yesterday Now that the CJ5 is into road legal running shape I took the kids out on a loop of some dirt roads. The wife opted out for now lol. They also wanted to go camping and we weren't able to make it up to Oklahoma/Arkansas for the weekend so we took them to the back of the property to go camping for the night. The oldest wanted to drive her Jeep. I'm going to have to add some self tapping screws to it's "tires" for traction purposes. So we putted into the back field in low range 1st gear.









Next on the list is a new fuel level sender, I didn't realize that the old pickup needed a "sock" filter so I can't pull the last 3 to 5 gallons out of the thank and the old sender isn't working right. Not looking forward to dropping the tank. I may put that off till later this week. I've also got most of the parts I need to rebuild the suspension back to a factory format on the way as well.
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Dropped the tank and got the new sender in. All working now. Until I figure out how accuate it is I'll continue to carry 5 extra gallons with me.

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