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    Thanks for the suggestions, gentlemen. The...

    Thanks for the suggestions, gentlemen. The Fee-Pro gasket set looks like a winner. I'm gonna check into the rest of the parts individually.
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    I'm knee deep in disassembling my T90 and Dana18....

    I'm knee deep in disassembling my T90 and Dana18. I'm amazed at how robust yet relatively simple these units are. It looks like both units will need nothing more than gaskets, seals, thrust...
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    gmwillys, that's would be a great snag, to get...

    gmwillys, that's would be a great snag, to get that kind of wire. On my '59, was the original wiring harness composed of the cloth coated wiring or was it the usual plastic coated wiring? I'm not...
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    I guess I'll take the advice provided and start...

    I guess I'll take the advice provided and start looking at a pre-made harness. I've done electrical work but it's surely not my specialty. Thanks for all the advice, gentlemen.
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    The steering box is done. Everything looks good...

    The steering box is done. Everything looks good on that end. My next project, when I get home, is to address the wiring harness. I'm debating on whether to build a completely new harness from...
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    I tried the freezer method and got the upper...

    I tried the freezer method and got the upper bearing race in place. Just took a couple of gentle taps. The lower race is still chilling. Hopefully it doesn't fight me too badly. Bmorgil, I don't...
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    Found a couple of gems this weekend while...

    Found a couple of gems this weekend while visiting my parents in Montana. Found the original owners manual! Never knew that it still existed. It's not in the best condition but its all there and...
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    Bmorgil, the idea of sending it to my machinist...

    Bmorgil, the idea of sending it to my machinist was an idea that I’d also considered. I’m gonna hit a few parts houses this week and see if I can get lucky first.
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    Well, I feel like I'm making some progress this...

    Well, I feel like I'm making some progress this month. Got the axels back on the chassis and she's setting on her tires. Still tons of things to do but at least I can look at something that shows...
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    I've currently got a 30 gallon Kobalt that I've...

    I've currently got a 30 gallon Kobalt that I've had for about 7yrs. It works ok for small jobs but I need something bigger for the new shop. I'm also looking for another tank to increase volume. ...
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    That's gonna be a lot less expensive than media...

    That's gonna be a lot less expensive than media blasting or buying another truck load of DA sand paper! Can't wait to try these abrasive brushes out!. Also on my list of things to get done is to...
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    gmwillys, that looks like what I need. I've...

    gmwillys, that looks like what I need. I've gotten just about everything I can with my DA. Looks like a trip to Harbor Freight for me. Thanks.
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    Haven't posted much lately. Still slowly...

    Haven't posted much lately. Still slowly chipping away at the old girl. I had a question about media blasting. I've been using a DA sander to get rid of the old paint, down to the original red...
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    I was able to talk my better half into helping...

    I was able to talk my better half into helping place the tub on the rolling chassis, once! She said that was more than enough. I ended up losing several of my mounting point marks and needed to...
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    Well, I was finally able to get out in the shop...

    Well, I was finally able to get out in the shop and get some work done on the CJ5. The new hat channel is all plug welded and dressed. That's a job I hope I never have to do again!! Today I get...
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    Thanks, bmorgil. I'm glad I didn't get stupid...

    Thanks, bmorgil. I'm glad I didn't get stupid and tear into it with a big hammer.
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    Ok, I'm trying to change out the transfer case...

    Ok, I'm trying to change out the transfer case mount in the cross member. I ordered the new mount from KW but can't get the old cup separated from the cross member. Did the original mount come with...
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    Haven't posted in a while but I'm still grinding...

    Haven't posted in a while but I'm still grinding away at the project. I got my chassis and axles media blasted and painted gloss black. I then had a local mechanic go completely thru both axles. ...
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    okiemark, I was surprised when I started the tear...

    okiemark, I was surprised when I started the tear down. I was worried that it would have been a lot worse. The jeep spent its first 35 yrs in south Louisiana, twenty miles from the coast, before...
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    bmorgil, I spent an hour or so on RA last night...

    bmorgil, I spent an hour or so on RA last night looking up parts. It's time consuming but I think it'll be worth the time. I think I've also decided that the chassis will be dressed up in gloss...
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    LarrBeard, I'm leaning towards the gloss finish. ...

    LarrBeard, I'm leaning towards the gloss finish. It should also be easier to clean. Bmorgil, I'll start doing some price comparisons to see how they compare. I'm pretty sure I can get them cheaper...
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    Question for the brain trust. I just dropped off...

    Question for the brain trust. I just dropped off my axles to have a thorough going thru before I get them painted. Everything looked good as far as the axle shafts, gears, etc. Looks like all I'm...
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    Thanks for the replies, gentlemen! I was worried...

    Thanks for the replies, gentlemen! I was worried that I wouldn't be able replicate the bars like the originals but once the paint is on you won't be able to tell. Now, for the next fun job. ...
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    Wow, time sure does have a way of getting away...

    Wow, time sure does have a way of getting away from you. Finally got back in the shop this week and decided that I was tired of my CJ having the snaggle tooth look. My grandfather cut out a couple...
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    Yesterday, I laid the tub upside down and started...

    Yesterday, I laid the tub upside down and started fitting the new hat channel. Spent most of my time taking measurement off the chassis, trying to accurately locate the chassis mount points. After...
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