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Inventoried the parts I have and what I need for the M38 engine swap.  Moved the CJ5 into the garage and put the soft top on.  That is one job I hate doing.  It is tough to do and I prefer to drive with the windshield down.  

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Originally posted by 64CJ5 64CJ5 wrote:

Inventoried the parts I have and what I need for the M38 engine swap.  Moved the CJ5 into the garage and put the soft top on.  That is one job I hate doing.  It is tough to do and I prefer to drive with the windshield down.  


Swapping out the mighty pinto motor Tom?
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Yes.  I do not claim to be a mechanic but will admit to being a parts replacer.
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I have to start coming up with names for my Jeeps Smile

What I did over the weekend was assemble new brake shoes and wheel cylinders on the backing plates in preparation of rear axle reassembly, already have those on the new front axle. 

This week I will begin the assembly of the rear axle, and hope to have time to install the new brake lines and master cylinder this weekend. Once this is all completed, both axles will be as close to new as I can get them, the Jeep will have completely new brakes, bearings and seals on all four corners. 

Everything in the steering system from horn button to king pins is new or rebuilt.

Exciting that the old gal is so close to being ready for a test drive. 

I am sure she will drive a lot better than that first drive I took last Spring around the dirt road through my back fields.
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Giving a name to a Jeep makes it harder to part with it.  When we had cows we only named the milk cow.
Did not name the horses we planed to sell or trade.
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there are days, that a name making it harder to part with, is a good thing. 

like a dog, kicking it really only hurts you in the end. 
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We once named a bull "Loomis" after a brand of meat products of the time called "Granny Loomis".

Named a hog "Sausage Balls", named one cat "Dammit" and another "Airborne" 

I always named the horses I intended to keep, and the ones I decided to part with were often called names not appropriate for polite company.

My dad always named his vehicles. He had an old Ford he called "Ole Blue". The car was a tan color, so I asked him why he called it that. "The engine is blue" was his response. 
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Wheels painted and reinstalled. Glad to have completed before it got too cold to paint.
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Hey John, looks good!

I took a moment to look at the data plate on the firewall.
S/N 14098.
Earlier than I remembered.
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More progress on the 48...










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I'm still in parts-acquisition mode and picked up a very nice original rear seat for my '45 project. The plan is to strip down all the cushions, replace any springs that might be weak, then recover with new padding and covers that are as close to original as possible. Also sandblast and paint the frame.






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I didn't like the strap and buckle for retaining my gas can, couldn't seem to get it as tight as I wanted. I found an online company that makes ratchet straps to order. I got flat hooks, a sewn on pad, rubber cushion and the length I wanted. for about $15.00. It's a little thing, but the can is very secure in the holder now and doesn't rattle.
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customtiedowns.com will make them with stainless steel hardware. i had them make some up for my boston whaler and was very happy with the quality. the ratchets were fairly low profile also.
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Drove it out of the woods behind my dad's house where it's been sitting for 5+ years!! A few hours of fiddling and she fired right up. It's in rough shape, but it'll be a fun project for my son and I. When I drove it out of the woods my son went to hop in the passenger seat and he said "dad there's no floor!!" To which I replied "there hasn't been a floor on the passenger side for 20 years!!
I'm sure we'll learn a lot from this forumn, thanks for letting me join.
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Installed Skyjacker hydro 7000’s today. Painted black for that sleeper look.

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Front axle work is complete, including 11" brake conversion. I plan to swap in the new axle this weekend and finish plumbing in the new brake lines for the front. This is a NOS M38A1 axle, so while mechanically "New", it was probably in storage since I was a kid so with emphasis on the "O" of "NOS" I replaced the pinion and hub seals, and the 11" conversion along with new brake lines takes care of all the other rubber components. Being a Marine M38A1 axle it has a limited slip differential. 

I have a military surplus M38 bleeder cap for the Master Cylinder which has a hose barb installed. These were intended for pressure bleeding the brakes which makes that job a whole lot faster and easier to do solo. Just pump up the pressure bottle, check for leaks, and then starting at left rear open up the bleeder valve until no air bubbles appear, then move on to the other three. 

I have considered leaving that cap on and routing a hose to a remove reservoir but haven't decided that is necessary with a completely new system which shouldn't leak anywhere, so that cap may reside in the tool box with my other brake tools so I can use it for the intended purpose on more than one Jeep.

My ancient Chihuahua "Chubby" got into a box of parts and chewed up some of my new "Ever Dry" spark plug boots. It was kind of funny, the old guy can't hardly get up and down the steps anymore, but he followed me down the steps to the basement, and while my attention was on what I was working on he somehow drug a box twice his size off a bottom shelf, got into it and opened the package of six spark plug boots. I heard him chomping on something and making contented noises, so I turned around and saw him tossing one of the boots and going after it. It was so funny to see that old dog acting like a puppy again I just couldn't be mad at him. Six to a kit anyway, so the one he destroyed doesn't matter, I only need four.

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More progress.  Got the wiring installed and tested (minus the gas tank wiring).  All the lights work!  Installed the windshield, and restored license plates.  If you all are looking for a nice restoration of vintage plates, Lee Lawson does a great job (arkpl8s@att.net).











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That Jeep is too pretty to get mud on it Wink
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