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CJ5 Assembly

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ Builds' started by TxCj5, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Jan 25, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    A454F3C7-747C-490B-8C02-523668AD16BD.jpg E25A86D7-4C4E-4B28-9D87-DBC066F1C4C2.jpg Purchased this project in December 2020. Someone started tearing it down but then lost interest. I assembled what was there to see what all was needed. My first goal is to get it to pass inspection.
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    Got the lights working, rebuilt the carburetor and installed the duel exhaust. Started cleaning the engine. Next up in installing the correct radiator (it’s on order). 839854F0-953A-4026-8E0E-14694CA92688.jpg A384FA20-11AA-43C3-972D-F0A414F220D3.jpg 957BD789-8FDD-4271-A091-A2E2AF04AAC3.jpg 839854F0-953A-4026-8E0E-14694CA92688.jpg
     
  3. Jan 30, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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  4. Jan 31, 2021 at 6:27 AM
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    I was looking on the fire wall and saw this. It’s broken and does not prevent the engine from starting. Does anyone know what it was for? I am thinking it was left over from the original engine set up. 6BA4CB38-7E1B-4F33-A9B6-B0D628F77C84.jpg
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2021 at 5:38 PM
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  6. Feb 24, 2021 at 5:56 PM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    That looks like a ceramic terminal block. If the ceramic is broke where there is no connection terminals you might be able to epoxy it back together or buy a new one.
     
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  7. Feb 26, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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  8. Feb 27, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    Coming together. F834CD2A-F303-4128-B9D2-A632717D05FF.jpg
     
  9. Mar 19, 2021 at 10:35 AM
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    Nice job @TxCj5 ! Great project and nice clean shop. I’m kind of old school, and need an orderly environment to work on vehicles. Your garage looks like one of those places. Keep the updates coming.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    Added fender flares 273D0844-89D0-4F29-9779-856246D1D5BA.jpg
     
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  11. Mar 30, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    Installing windshield glass. DC07CB58-7F44-4693-AEC9-EC54D651CE26.jpg66E0EB82-4FE9-403E-8D86-68F927C17D10.jpg
     
  12. Apr 7, 2021 at 6:48 AM
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    Adding color
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  13. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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    Looks awesome :101010:
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2021 at 3:21 AM
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  16. Apr 16, 2021 at 3:26 AM
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    Next up is the dash assembly 257ABDC7-D9B9-4BB1-B7DC-FF31C1EF57A0.jpg
     
  17. Apr 16, 2021 at 7:08 AM
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    Just curious @TxCj5 - is that how these vehicles were designed, without a rear tailgate that could be lowered? I’ve seen some with tailgates and some without. Was this an option?
     
  18. Apr 16, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    As I understand it, the tailgate was optional.
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    Interesting - that brings basic to a whole new level! It’s too bad there is no market for inexpensive basic vehicles anymore. A bygone era.
     
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