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Old September 25th, 2020, 14:53
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Re: 1976 CJ5 Project

Spent most of the day messing with the CJ. Got the pulley and reservoir on the PS pump after painting it.



Got both diff's drained and refilled with new gear oil. The old stuff was pretty disgusting and the front diff had obvious water contamination but luckily the gears were spared. The rear diff is leaking from the pinion seal already so I get to drain that again and replace that seal the diff cover is also leaking a little bit, ordered a new rubber seal for that. Yay. Front diff sealed up fine.



Replaced the rear rubber brake line from the frame to the axle. Pretty sure it was the original. Need to do the front's eventually but they'll be easy to do even with the tub on the frame.



Got a little carried away with my big press while changing U-joints and busted the ear off of the slip yoke of the rear driveshaft. That was an 80 dollar mistake. More like 100 after I get the shaft rebalanced.



The front drive shaft has a ton of play but the splines on the drive shaft look fine so going to test the new slip yoke on it and see if I can salvage the shaft with a new 80 dollar slipyoke vs 250-300 for a whole new front drive shaft.



Painted a few odds and ends here and there but getting closer to having the driveline/frame wrapped up and starting on the body work on the tub.



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Bummer on that ear. Those things happen.
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Old September 26th, 2020, 18:51
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1976 CJ5 Project

Indeed. Im not sweating it but the front driveshaft is shot. The splines are worn to a knife point.on the ends and all of the blue coating is gone. Going to have to go new on that one. Probably Tom Woods.


Resealed the steering gearbox and got the transfercase as far as it will go without the output assembly shims I need. Also inspected the front drive shaft and its not going to be salvagable.



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