79 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby jaber » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:16 am

You are moving along nicely, nice work.
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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:28 am

Finished the exhaust.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:29 am

Also got the fuel lines plumbed and the fuel sensor wired.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:34 am

Had plans to wire the fan and temp sender today. I over tightened the sender sensor and sheared it off. I was frustrated so I called it a day. Going to go help a friend do his front knucles.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:27 pm

In the last week I've got a little bit done.

Gauges
Stated plumbing the ps and hydro boost.
Secure battery.
Tach sender.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:02 am

I have not updated this thread in a while. Mostly cause I have my website that I document everything in. It is on IFSJA too but that site is a POS lately. It keeps crashing. You can check out the full build with pics: http://lobie4x4.com/the-jeep/
I have rebuilt the tranny last week. It's been going good. We pulled our 30 ft camper to URE this week and will stay through ECU wknd. Its about 150 miles with no major issues. I do need a new steering box.
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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby Resbum » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:33 am

Cool beans. Glad you made your goal of attending ECU. :ymapplause: I officially backed out of attending Ouray last week. Oh well, there's next year.

Freakin' IFSJA I'm still trying to figure out how to get in so I can move my build thread over here. I didn't realize there were issues with management over there until I started reading the posts in here.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:12 am

Resbum wrote:Cool beans. Glad you made your goal of attending ECU. :ymapplause: I officially backed out of attending Ouray last week. Oh well, there's next year.

Freakin' IFSJA I'm still trying to figure out how to get in so I can move my build thread over here. I didn't realize there were issues with management over there until I started reading the posts in here.

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Yeah, not sure what's up with IFSJA. That's why I originally put my build over here. Then decided I wanted my own web page.
It seems Stuka has his stuff together here. There's just a decade of good info on IFSJA. It's ashame the owner won't hand it off to someone.
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78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby Jwalton23 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:28 am

Glad you carried over I was watching your build with envy and jealousy. :) I saw the video of you snapping parts off road. It looked like it preformed well. How did the suspension flex?
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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:38 am

Jwalton23 wrote:Glad you carried over I was watching your build with envy and jealousy. :) I saw the video of you snapping parts off road. It looked like it preformed well. How did the suspension flex?


Suspension is not bad. The rear has the original leafs. I had to add an add-a-leaf to pull the camper. We road a couple trails yesterday and it was doing good. I've been easy on it cause I need to get the camper home. I try not to do hard stuff. Just makes the back and wallet hurt :-q
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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:31 am

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3/7/12

Did some work this evening.
UPS came so I got lots of parts. Should keep me busy for a while.
Installed the oil pressure sensor and wired it. Put a new thermostat in.

Made the battery tray.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:32 am

3/7/12

Have all the gauges now. Started mocking up the instrument cluster.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:33 am

3/8/12

Have a 3 day wknd coming up so I've been thinking about what I'm gonna get done. One of the items is to wire the rad. fan up.

There are 2 switches that control when the fan comes on and goes off:

1) coolant temp
2) A/C

I also want the ability to manually override the fan to come on or to stay off (crossing water or something).

This is what I have come up with.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:34 am

3/8/12

Worked on the wiring posted above. Should have it done tomorrow. Also painted the cluster. Should have that done tomorrow too. Then I'll plumb the ps and hydro.

Picked up some turn signal indicators and some other stuff to finish the wiring. Dash should turn out good.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:34 am

3/9/12

Paint was pretty much dry this morning. I put the gauges in. Turned out pretty good.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:35 am

3/9/12

Got 2 things checked off the list today. Secure the battery and wire the fan.

Started plumbing the ps and hydr boost. I ordered some reusable fittings and hose so I could make them myself. I thought the gear box pressure port was 3/8" inverted flare but it is actually 7/16". I couldn't finish it today. They don't have a 7/16" fitting and can't find one. Going to have to use the original ans add I splice fitting.

Also worked on wiring the dash.

Hose / fittings and the first hose I made.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:35 am

3/9/12

Wiring

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:36 am

3/10/12

Finished the gauges this morning and installed it in the jeep. I had some red LEDs from a previous project so I swapped the bulbs out for the LEDs.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:36 am

3/10/12

Also installed the tach sender. It reads off the damper with two magnets adjacent to each other. Similar to a reluctor ring in modern vehicles for speed sensors.

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Re: 78 Cherokee Chief Cummins 6bt with ford one ton axles

Postby lobie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:37 am

3/10/12

I was asked years ago to post up some tech on how i swapped the bulbs out for LEDs but I never wrote anything up. Here it goes:

This is for VDO gauge lights but I have done basically the same thing for Auto Meter gauges. The way I have done it the bulbs can be converted back. I didn't damage any of the contacts in the assembly.

The bulb assembly:

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Holder without the bulb:

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The LED I used with a pre-installed resistor:

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