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Post by JimmyJackClaypool » Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:03 pm

Well mine is 8 lug and I'm thinking about going to the 6x5.5 pattern. I already have extra wheels and a new set of 33x10,5 BFG's from my Toyota.
I come from the crawler world where everything gets a Dana 60 and 14FF. But I have no desire to go that route. I think this J3800 is going to get 6 lug axles and stay a cruiser.

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Post by Yeller » Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:27 pm

Haha I do too, built buggies for a few decades. I do plan on doing some towing but still really don’t need a FF rear axle, I’m really just challenging myself
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Post by tgreese » Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:36 pm

JMO - I'd just leave it alone and drive it. I presume you want it as a cool old 4x4 truck, not some other project. Seems like a lot of work for nothing if you aren't planning to wheel it hard. Closed knuckle axle is strong enough, but the turning radius is not great. You can convert the front to disks pretty easily using Chevy brackets and calipers, or buy a kit. If you need advice on the brakes or servicing the closed-knuckle axle, ask here or check the early CJ-5 forums. All the Jeep closed-knuckle axle outers from this era are essentially the same.

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Post by JimmyJackClaypool » Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:19 pm

I think you’re right. I’ve been thinking about it. It’s be easier to find wheels that fit right than swapping both axles. I just wrapped up 3 years on my Toyota and im out of energy.


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Post by JimmyJackClaypool » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:10 pm

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So the first thing done so far. The old Rochester was puking fuel. There was no phenolic spacer and I think the gasket was wrong. So I ordered a Trans-dapt 2040 adapter and a an Amazon carburetor and it purrs. Next to reseal the th400 pan ann and see if it will go into gear.


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Post by Yeller » Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:04 am

Tgreese is right the turning circle on the closed knuckle front axle is not great, I think my crew cab dually turns shorter......
The bus I ride is so short it is a yellow Smart Car full of squirrels, monkeys and clowns.


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Post by JimmyJackClaypool » Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:22 am

Yeah I’m kinda used to closed knuckle limitations. Toyota on 37’s don’t turn so great.

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Post by Yeller » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:15 pm

JimmyJackClaypool wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:22 am
Yeah I’m kinda used to closed knuckle limitations. Toyota on 37’s don’t turn so great.
That you are
The bus I ride is so short it is a yellow Smart Car full of squirrels, monkeys and clowns.

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Post by Ethan Connor » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:58 am

Welcome and it's nice jeep. It's looking a little bit rusty. So my advice is to go for a new paint job and replace the rusty items and then it will look like brand new Car. 😄😄😘😘


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Post by JimmyJackClaypool » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:02 am

Well life comes at you quick. Took a nasty fall out of the back of my Toyota and busted my face and broke my wrist. Gonna be sidelined for 6-7 weeks. Image


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Post by Chubbinius » Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:34 pm

Dang, sorry to hear that. Hope you heal quickly and get back to it! Rest up!
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Post by Yeller » Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:49 pm

Ugggg that sucks! Take it easy and heal up. Broken wrists suck, takes a long time to get full strength back. If your doc does not prescribe physical therapy at least visit a therapist and get some advice and exercises to do, it will help immensely.
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Post by oregonphil » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:57 pm

Toyota rodeo! That hurts, fractured my left wrist as a teenager and many years later had carpal tunnel surgery on same wrist. And I am left handed :banghead: It does take a while to mend, it will get better. Good luck.

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