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Items For Sale or Trade / Free Jeep Stuff
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:16:44 PM »
First off, I'm not really a member so hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by posting..... but it is free stuff.
A tie rod from a narrow track Dana 30
Some spring hangers and shackles
A couple of clutch pedals '81 and '67
A drag link from a Chevy 10 bolt
A cover plate
Some steering brackets
Maybe some more as I clean up
Nothing worth much but I thought I'd offer it up to some brothers and sisters in Christian before I scrapped it.

Items For Sale or Trade / Free Jeep Cherokee
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:25:08 AM »
Of course there's a catch. Here's the deal. This guy is selling a "whole" Cherokee for $150. https://fresno.craigslist.org/pts/5567754706.html

I went and looked at it yesterday and it has been pretty well picked over. Most of the interior is missing. No trans or transfer case but it is a roller. As I left the guy says "I'll sell it to you for $80." I'm tempted but all I need from it is the steering column, shaft to the steering gear and the pitman arm. That's every bit of $80 to me. So.... I have no problem buying it but I don't want to deal with the carcass. If I buy it and take those parts, would any of you want the remainder? It would not be cost effective to put back to a running Jeep. It would only have use to someone looking for parts. The motor is still in it. You can contact me by text or phone. Richard (559) 289-7755. The Jeep is near McKinley and Marks.

Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: May 09, 2016, 07:40:53 PM »
Ironically it was the rear half that I thought you folks might recognize. It came from a dairy farm in Hanford and a very nice man with a well sorted out Samurai and 4x4him windshield decal helped me load it. It looked like this.

Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: May 09, 2016, 07:35:44 PM »
Sorry for the delayed response. I got the brown Jeep from a fellow out in Madera. It was in an open front carport and had a broken cam in the odd-fire v6. I remember the shop was behind a house and the owner had a freakishly large dog. It looked like this prior to my mutilation.

4x4 Tech Assistance / Re: CJ5 Front axle location
« on: March 22, 2016, 08:15:55 PM »
The engine is mounted. The sump is to the rear. Everything is just tacked in place. Engine is nearly as far to the rear as possible  (within 2").  I don't have the steering box mounted yet so maybe I need to do that first. I don't think it will hit the pan but I should probably take your advice with the springs. Wheelbase is already a bit long so I was hoping to move the axle rearward. I read an article about setting up 4 link stuff and with all the talk about squat, dive, weight transfer I thought this way would be easier. I appreciate the help.

4x4 Tech Assistance / CJ5 Front axle location
« on: March 22, 2016, 09:03:59 AM »
Well first off I hope I'm not breaking any rules here by asking for assistance since I'm not officially a member of your group but my Google search came up empty so I thought you guys might know the answer or at least where to point me for the answer. I'm using a custom frame for the jeep I'm building so I don't have anything mounted as a reference point. I'm at the point where I need to locate the front axle. Can anyone tell me the distance from the firewall to the centerline of the front axle. I am doing a shackle reversal and it has a 5.3 motor so I don't know if that requires moving it forward at all. The springs are 2.5" lift YJ springs.

Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:39:36 PM »
Last set of photos and probably a lot more information than you were looking for.

Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:37:25 PM »
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Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:36:33 PM »
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Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:35:14 PM »
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Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:34:14 PM »
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Self Introductions / Re: New member in Fresno
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:33:12 PM »
The frame is custom. All of the jeeps (3 of them) I bought had junk frames. It seems as though there was a theme. The frame is nothing fancy. Just 2"x4" 3/16" wall tubing. I found the design from a JP magazine article and added about 36" to the center. The doors are another story. Initially I figured out how to do it with 1 splice but I ended up finding another tub that was in better condition. I removed the rusty rear tub and now have just a door panel insert. The first photo shows the current state of the project and how I did the connection. The last photo shows the first marriage. In case anyone else is dumb enough to do this. The first way is much easier as it only has one splice. The trick is that you have to find 2 old CJ tubs that aren't rust buckets. I felt lucky to find one.

Self Introductions / New member in Fresno
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:44:04 PM »
I've been informed that there is a healthy Jeep vs. Toyota rivalry here. So in full disclosure I'm a Jeep guy but have a lot of respect for the Toyota (my Camry has 200k+). The Jeep is a long way from joining you on the trails. It's a long-term project. I'm a member of Trinity Community Church in Clovis, married and have 3 daughters. In my wilder youth I had a 72 blazer that I ran most of the trails near Huntington Lake. I wanted to get back into 4 wheeling but remembered how rough the crowd can be. A foray into Pirate 4x4 and a day at the rock crawl at Huntington this summer let me know that hadn't changed. Nice to find a Christian group of wheelers.

Oh and the Jeep is a CJ5 that has been stretched to a 4 door and will be getting an aluminum 5.3 and 4l60e. Hence the screen name

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