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07-26-2019 01:50 PM
Glennwoudenberg
willys

Wish I had time to use her more... anyone interested in buying?
07-06-2017 07:22 PM
Glennwoudenberg Hit the dunes today... nothing broke!!!
03-17-2017 01:10 PM
GTOffroader Sent you a PM. Adjusting your original design for different length springs in the rear and just wanted to see how you did it.
03-17-2017 01:07 PM
Mieser
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Pretty neat. I might have to release that frame design to the public now
Did this frame layout ever get released? Thanks
I can. I just need a place to host the files. I can't attach pdf or dwg/dxf files on pirate....
03-17-2017 12:47 PM
GTOffroader
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
Pretty neat. I might have to release that frame design to the public now
Did this frame layout ever get released? Thanks
03-13-2017 06:26 PM
CDA 455
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Yes, that's the deal. If it's lower than the reservoir it will run right out. When the master cylinder is fully released it opens past the little hole in the bottom of the reservoir to refill itself for the next pump. It is essentially wide open then. Sometimes it takes way longer than you would think, but once it starts it develops a good flow and the bubbles move on through.
Very interesting.
03-13-2017 05:38 PM
WILLYN
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So no pumping of the brake pedal?


Just let gravity help the fluid find it's way out?
Yes, that's the deal. If it's lower than the reservoir it will run right out. When the master cylinder is fully released it opens past the little hole in the bottom of the reservoir to refill itself for the next pump. It is essentially wide open then. Sometimes it takes way longer than you would think, but once it starts it develops a good flow and the bubbles move on through.
03-13-2017 05:31 PM
CDA 455
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You can also get a 2nd master cylinder cap and glue a hose fitting onto it. Pressurize the system with a large volume of extra fluid and open the bleeder screws.

So the hose is attached to a pressurizing container of brake fluid on one end and glued/clamped to a master cylinder cap on the other?
03-13-2017 05:26 PM
CDA 455
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That sounds like a plan. It will make for some interesting reading.
As far as the brake bleeding goes, I've had real good luck with good old gravity. Put a hose on the bleeder, crack it open, wait five or ten minutes. Once it actually starts moving through there you can watch the bubbles come out. Leave the cap off the reservoir and top it off as it goes. My wife loves it when she doesn't have to help with that!
So no pumping of the brake pedal?


Just let gravity help the fluid find it's way out?
03-13-2017 05:15 PM
WILLYN That sounds like a plan. It will make for some interesting reading.
As far as the brake bleeding goes, I've had real good luck with good old gravity. Put a hose on the bleeder, crack it open, wait five or ten minutes. Once it actually starts moving through there you can watch the bubbles come out. Leave the cap off the reservoir and top it off as it goes. My wife loves it when she doesn't have to help with that!
03-13-2017 02:54 PM
Glennwoudenberg
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The bikini plan looks pretty good to me. It would be good for unexpected rainstorms too. It will probably need some real strong magnets to hold the doors down.
I was thinking having the door "inside" velcro to the inside of the door opening and velcro straps to the a pillar of the cage. It would just be a quick thing for the unexpected like you said.
Rare earth magnets are cheap and it is easy to get with 20-30 lb attraction. my plan for fender flares is match the arc of my rear wheel well with a piece of 16 ga that is 6' wide, weld some tabs to it and use the magnets to secure it to the inside of the body panel wheel well. 4 magnets holding it in place can have approx 100 lbs force so it wont go anywhere. I should be able to do something similar on the front fenders.
I can stow them in my lock box in the back.
03-13-2017 08:46 AM
GTOffroader
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It is possible and the jeep drives true and steady at 85 mph, but it is not an optimal setup for offroad with a 13.5" rear driveshaft
But it's possible! I'm planning a small (2-4") stretch and figured I was stuck with a 3spd auto.

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does the cap actually hold pressure?
Yea, every time you step on the pedal it pressurizes the system.

The DIY $20 brake bleeder
03-11-2017 08:33 AM
CDA 455 What a great thread for us 'original Jeep' lovers .
03-11-2017 08:26 AM
Mieser I tried strong magnets on mine along the bottom edge of the doors during the UA2015 trip. It worked ok, but eventually the magnets started to rip through the fabric in the doors. With the wind buffeting they would slide up and end up on the top of the door rail also.

If I was going to do it again, I would do the quarter turn boat style fasteners along the lower edge. The front edge on mine was screwed to the windshield frame. The top and back edge was industrial velcro. The doors rolled up against the windshield frame when not in use. It was nice that you could actually 'deploy' the doors while driving if you where careful.

My windjammer rolls up under the B-pillar in the cage.

Overall it worked pretty well for something I made out of tarps from Home Depot and window material from Walmart sewn together on a $20 thrift store machine....

03-10-2017 06:20 PM
WILLYN The bikini plan looks pretty good to me. It would be good for unexpected rainstorms too. It will probably need some real strong magnets to hold the doors down.
03-10-2017 04:22 PM
Glennwoudenberg
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Just read your entire thread and I'm encouraged by the fact that you stuffed a 4spd auto without stretching the body as I was under the impression that was next to impossible. I'm lazy and want an auto with an OD so this is very good news to me.
It is possible and the jeep drives true and steady at 85 mph, but it is not an optimal setup for offroad with a 13.5" rear driveshaft
03-10-2017 02:48 PM
Glennwoudenberg
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I love the look of your jeep with no flares. Your build was one that I followed while building mine. My flares may look like shit but here's what my rig looks like after a full day wheeling at Rausch Creek!

Note the lack of mud on the doors and side of the top, just saying. You can tell by the tires we were in some mud. These fenders were made to be legal here in Delaware. I thought I would make some way smaller panels to replace them after inspection, but after wheeling them many times with similar results I've decided they are just fine. My old CJ5 with Desert Dogs and no flares was basically a mud pump, picking up mud and pumping it into the jeep.
Yep, I may need to design a bikini that is built like an envelope so that the attached soft doors and rear panel can be folded up under the bikini > or something like yours attached with a magnet and stowable. You top turned out cool! i likw the look of the rivets!
03-10-2017 02:44 PM
Glennwoudenberg
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Originally Posted by GTOffroader View Post
You can also get a 2nd master cylinder cap and glue a hose fitting onto it. Pressurize the system with a large volume of extra fluid and open the bleeder screws.
does the cap actually hold pressure?
03-10-2017 01:49 PM
GTOffroader
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Have you tried reverse bleeding? ( pushing fluid from the calipers up to the master cylinder )

That solved all my problems. I went from the pump/hold/crack for HOURS to being able to bleed the entire system by myself in like 10 minutes.

I used a small yard sprayer to build a contraption to do it. A tight fitting hose on the bleed screw seems to be enough to work past a 2psi residual valve. I am sure there is some kind of fitting that would work better.

You can also get a 2nd master cylinder cap and glue a hose fitting onto it. Pressurize the system with a large volume of extra fluid and open the bleeder screws.
03-10-2017 01:47 PM
GTOffroader Just read your entire thread and I'm encouraged by the fact that you stuffed a 4spd auto without stretching the body as I was under the impression that was next to impossible. I'm lazy and want an auto with an OD so this is very good news to me.
03-10-2017 05:12 AM
WILLYN I love the look of your jeep with no flares. Your build was one that I followed while building mine. My flares may look like shit but here's what my rig looks like after a full day wheeling at Rausch Creek!

Note the lack of mud on the doors and side of the top, just saying. You can tell by the tires we were in some mud. These fenders were made to be legal here in Delaware. I thought I would make some way smaller panels to replace them after inspection, but after wheeling them many times with similar results I've decided they are just fine. My old CJ5 with Desert Dogs and no flares was basically a mud pump, picking up mud and pumping it into the jeep.
03-09-2017 09:45 PM
a3dhunter I don't think it would work, maybe full soft top without doors would keep it from hitting you from behind but still throw stuff onto your side and the windshield. Even with that I have had stuff thrown from the front tires into my face. Full top with doors is the only true protection in my opinion.
03-09-2017 07:23 PM
Glennwoudenberg Having 7 inches of tire sticking out from the fender sure results in mud slinging everywhere going down gravel roads in the rain! I think fender flares and mudflaps look like shit. Is it possible to create a bikini top which extends down to the tailgate? I wonder if this would at least keep the stuff from hitting me from behind ....
10-06-2016 04:40 PM
Glennwoudenberg Messing around with the tuning and it appears that the electric fan is creating a bunch of turbulence into the KN filter and messing with mass air sensor. It starts dumping fuel when the fan kicks on and runs pig rich. Working on a solution to shroud the windy side of the filter. Maybe improve my crappy mileage.
Sway bar turned into an expensive PIA. Needed to move front lower shock mounts so needed shorter shocks for new position. Definite improvement with the lean.
Got my inch of ride height back by replacing small leafs...funny how that little bit of change makes me catch my leg every time I get in the jeep!
07-21-2016 09:47 AM
danielbuck the center of my hood lifts a bit at highway speeds too. I've thought about putting a footman loop on the underside of the hood lip and using a strap to help hold it tight.
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