What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by Kowpie » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:52 pm

This is great! So basically, we love machines and working on them... lots of them. Thanks for sharing. I've been out for a bit and enjoyed catching up. Never in a million years would I have guessed a shear would've shown up!
'73 J4000, 6000#, 258, T18/D20, 4.09 (working on it and leaving it stock so I can use it!)
'78 Wagoneer, 401, TH400/QT (next in line for an LS swap, sitting patiently)
'79 CJ7, 304, T18 (Novak adapter)/D20, 35", 4.56:1, SOA, Shackle Reversal (done)


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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by threepiece » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:43 pm

Kowpie wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:52 pm
This is great! So basically, we love machines and working on them... lots of them.
Yes we do! I almost always have a machine project in my shop weather it be a restoration or a built from scratch. Most of the machines in my shop we’re bought used or saved from scrap. Last year I “redid” a 3 HP, 16” Delta Radial Saw that I purchased from the scrap yard for $95. I also this year made this dump contraption for my tractor it has a swivel caster that weighs over 300 lbs. check it out: https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=50209
I used to name my FSJ’s after their previous owners, I realized I had too many when I had five named Rick.

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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by Kowpie » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 pm

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Yes we do! I almost always have a machine project in my shop weather it be a restoration or a built from scratch. Most of the machines in my shop we’re bought used or saved from scrap. Last year I “redid” a 3 HP, 16” Delta Radial Saw that I purchased from the scrap yard for $95. I also this year made this dump contraption for my tractor it has a swivel caster that weighs over 300 lbs. check it out: https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=50209
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That caster wheel swivel device thingy is a beast! Did you ever get it hooked up? How close to Flint? That's where I was birthed.
'73 J4000, 6000#, 258, T18/D20, 4.09 (working on it and leaving it stock so I can use it!)
'78 Wagoneer, 401, TH400/QT (next in line for an LS swap, sitting patiently)
'79 CJ7, 304, T18 (Novak adapter)/D20, 35", 4.56:1, SOA, Shackle Reversal (done)


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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by threepiece » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:22 am

Kowpie wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 pm
That caster wheel swivel device thingy is a beast! Did you ever get it hooked up? How close to Flint? That's where I was birthed.
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No I haven't used it yet. At this point it is still an untested experiment.

I'm near Detroit.
I used to name my FSJ’s after their previous owners, I realized I had too many when I had five named Rick.

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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by carnuck » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:04 am

I had a ‘66 Fairlane ST from the original owner. 3 on the tree with O/D. I started fixing it into a Tbolt copy then sold it and my 40’ GMC coach. Sold the house after Y2K and the neighborhood got rough (cop was shot less than a block away and chasing stolen cars made the area a demolition derby.
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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by BCRAWLER » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:03 am

1970 GMC, sort of. 78 frame, 84 350 motor, turbo350 and 205 transfer. Cab was from 2 wheel drive. Easy to work on, no computer required.ImageImage

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1980 Cherokee,360/727/208, propane powered,unknown lift,31' Adventuro's on Chevy rims,Warn winch
1980 J10,360/standard/208, stepside
1970 GMC 4X4 Pickup, 78 frame, 84 350, Turbo 350/205, patina galore
1986 Blazer K5, 350/205/465 trans
1990 Cherokee XJ, about to scrap for FSJ parts, gone to parts graveyard in sky

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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by Grand_Wag_85 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:04 am

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You know it's bad when your car is on the EPA's 10 most wanted list!

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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by Renodemona » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:29 pm

I have a 1956 Ford Fairlane that was my wife's grandfather's he bought new in 1956 and walked down the line with it (he worked for Ford in their finance and legal department). It was still his car that he drove from time to time until the early 1990s when his health declined. She remembers riding in it as a kid going to school around 5th or 6th grade. After he passed her dad got it and took it up to Idaho and used it as a back up car and drove it from time to time until 2009 when he moved to Nevada. The Ford went down to California to a family friend's ranch where it sat until last summer. We rescued it from under an old oak tree. In the interim the engine had been opened up to the weather and lots of bugs and critters had taken up residence. After a lot of cleaning and shop vacuum it is finally ready to go into the garage to start the restoration. It is getting a new crate 302 and C6, mild/stock build. The goal is to make it to Cruise Night by the time the daughter is 16...she's 8 now...so....fingers crossed haha!
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1976 Cherokee w/t 'Susan' 401/TH400/QT(PT)
FiTech Go EFI, Edelbrock Performer intake
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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by letank » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:42 pm

Ha, ha, ha, we have this old mercedes, the panzerwagen... almost better mpg than the FSJ... 14mpg freeway... the ignition is a bit of a mess... so I am working on a back up, either the MSD, the duraspark or the GM hei chip...
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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by PossumJr » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:50 am

Currently have a '70 Ford LTD 4dr sedan sitting in the driveway that's my current project. Thought to myself "man I really need a land yacht", and now I do. In the process of pulling the 351w out to do a quick rebuild and hopefully put on a couple go-fast parts since I hear a faint knock, it smokes like a freight train, and has 2 cylinders with 30 psi of compression. Next question is if I feel the desire enough to pull the WER rear end out to put in a proper 9" so it can actually take some power and make it not be a one-legger, plus 2.75 is weak sauce for just about any engine.
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Re: What Do 'Yuse Guys Like to Rebuild Besides FSJ's?

Post by GoMopar440 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:36 am

Currently just have my 75 Dodge W300 Power Wagon Cab and Chassis to go with my 75 J10 Thriftside. They're like brothers from another mother. The Power Wagon is definitely the Jeeps big brother though. It's a 1 ton and has a 440 wedge engine with a granny low 4 speed, NP203 TC (full time), Dana 60s front and rear with 4.88 gears. The rear axle is a DRW, but is the narrow version used on the C&C trucks. It's a long term project and I've already finished a lot of the engine work. The 440 now has aluminum heads with Ferrea valves, a hyd roller cam, roller rockers, gear drive timing set and is getting a full sequential fuel and spark EFI conversion via a MegaSquirt MS3/3X ECU that I built. Definitely a looong term project that I'll be working on again after I get the J10 working reliably.
'75 J10 Thriftside, 360, TH400, BW1339

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