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Project 72 heap part 2
« on: March 26, 2006, 06:22:10 PM »
Here is the dash installed, although I got it ripped out again to do some wiring. I clear coated the ss with an orange artists tint after scuffing it a bit with a grinder (yes on purpose). Of coarse I already scraped it up a little, but hey its a jeep be thankfull it does not have mud all over it already. And yes to all you car thieves out their it has no key! I hate keys and see no point in a jeep. If a car thief really wants it he will get it key or not, besides who is going to want to steal a 72 heap, especially a short wheel base one with 35's? Hope he does not take any corners fast if he does  :o Don't worry I am not entirely trusting in our fine public, It will have a kill switch or two  ;D


I will have more pictures as soon. Just ran into some major problems with my pressure plate/clutch. I just need to get a bionic leg installed to press the darn thing in! I have a feeling I am going to have to buy a new pressure plate, because my linkage modifications certainly are not working. Can you say over budget!!!
« Last Edit: March 26, 2006, 06:37:45 PM by Hasselholf »
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 06:31:40 PM »
Brakes are done finally. One more final bleeding and that is that. Took a little longer than planned because...... I screwed up. I bent all the lines bled everything and then decided I did not like the way the lines ran so I ripped them out and ran new lines. Unfortunately steel is harder than brass and my flares were a little over torqued the first time. So I had to order another distribution block.

Here is the finished product:

Big 80mm calipers for the front

I stuck with the cadillac calipers I just could not give up that $80 a piece core charge. I took the old ones from my dodge back to autozone and they gave me new ones  ;)


And to top it off I decided to do a little test project. Instead of using the cadillac parking brake I put this all hydraulic line lock in no electric at all, If it doesn't work I can always fab up a cable.
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 06:41:45 PM »
Radiator is in. I had this alum. one from a project I never got around to doing just had to do some fancy routing of the bottom hose.

Here is the clutch slave cylinder. Unfortunately I had to tear everything out again and pull the pressure plate. The one I got is just too heavy and was bending my pedal assembly along with my leg. I called ram and they said to send it back to them and they will re-spring it from 2400lbs to 1800lbs.

Who needs a heater? Good place to mount my computer and amp don't you think?

And here is my HIGH DOLLAR SECURITY system for both my computer and amp. Total cost $2.00 and it even came with air vents:

Time to go watch that season one Miami Vice dvd  ;D and down a tasty beverage.
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 01:24:19 AM »
Nice. I thought of the 'Wedding Singer' when Drew Barrymore's husband to be is asked if he's missing Miami Vice and he said, no... reruns, so I'm good. Or something to that effect. Nice work... I figure any progress is good, even if it's slow. What's next?
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 12:12:48 PM »
Nice. I thought of the 'Wedding Singer' when Drew Barrymore's husband to be is asked if he's missing Miami Vice and he said, no... reruns, so I'm good. Or something to that effect. Nice work... I figure any progress is good, even if it's slow. What's next?
Season two of coarse  ;D ;D
along with wiring and more wiring (it is like eating grapenuts, no matter how many spoonfulls I eat the same amount remains in the bowl). I still have to finish welding my headers. I went to do that late sunday, but I could not find where I put the bungs. Still have not found them.
Wait to you see what I picked up today  ;)
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006, 09:14:16 PM »
What did you pick up today??? (April 9th really...)

Did you find your bungs...

Did your grapenuts disappear. ;D

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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2006, 02:13:41 PM »
I will post pics this weekend, should be done the grapenuts by then. Only 2 seasons of Miami Vice out now, halfway through season two.

l have been working on this heap but am having a hell of time getting the tranny & clutch assembly to work. I have literally taken the thing out 8 times in the past 3 weeks. Just when I think I have the right combination the damn shifter rods lock up on the tranny so now I have to tear it apart and check the springs and balls. Hopefully it is nothing serious. It is starting to wear at me big time.
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2006, 07:46:30 PM »
This is the pressure plate that has given me grey hairs. Even after I lowered it from 2400# to 1800# it was still giving my leg and pedal assembly grief.


This is what I wanted in the first place, but the idiotic tech at summit said it didn't exist and I would have to buy two kits, one for a ford another for a chevy. My advice call the company direct and get the part # from their tech!

Unfortunately I do not know if it works yet as the shifting rods locked up on my T-176. What a better way to spend memorial day than tearing apart a tranny  ;D
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2006, 07:54:44 PM »
Check out this baby. My rear mounted battery box. I finally called in a favor from my machine shop friend who I do cad drawings for on the side. I designed this myself. Unfortunely I did not build it, but at least I did all the design. Since this is 72 cj5 and their is no chance of a back seat or anyone sitting in one I decided to move the battery to the back. I sectioned it off for my starter solenoid/fuel pump relay and the larger section is for tools (necessity for a jeep)


I will post another pic tomarrow with it installed, I hope


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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006, 05:28:57 AM »
Nice box. You could put some ice and a few sodas in there. ;D
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2006, 10:47:09 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D That sure is a nice box! now all you need to do is fab up a jerry can/bumper jack rack and install it so all of us can comment on your nice box and your cool rack! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2006, 02:11:38 PM »
I love diamond plate. :D
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2006, 02:54:28 PM »
;D ;D ;D That sure is a nice box! now all you need to do is fab up a jerry can/bumper jack rack and install it so all of us can comment on your nice box and your cool rack! 8) 8) 8)

Nice one Andy! I wonder how many caught that.

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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2006, 12:24:51 AM »
That one went right over my head because I'm a good boy with only good thoughts... ;D
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2006, 05:04:59 PM »
Ofcoarse it will have to be oversized and supported, do not want it to sag or worse break under extreme conditions would we.  ;D

Good news, tranny is in. Was not as bad as I thought. Really not much to them things. Only bad part is the shift fork appears to be the wrong ratio as I have no clearance on release. But you know what F'it I will deal with that in the winter. On the electrical, and finish welding those headers, and no I never did find the bungs. Had to buy new ones.
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Re: Project 72 heap part 2
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2006, 06:30:20 PM »
I bet you find those bungs within a week of having bought new ones. I hate it when that happens, but at least you'll have spares.

I agree. Deal with it when you have to. Happy wiring...
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