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PAST EVENTS: / Re: Fall Colors Tour (FCT) 2018
« on: October 01, 2018, 08:44:24 PM »
Thanks Tim for posting, and Tom; FCT would not be the same without the sweet puppies!

Muley, thanks for the good brew! I'll be sure and bing the Blonds next time!

I love hanging out with you all. Damn I'm blessed!

PAST EVENTS: / Re: Colorado Fall Colors Tour 2015
« on: October 05, 2016, 03:36:50 PM »
Tumbleweed 3A -

PAST EVENTS: / Re: Colorado Fall Colors Tour 2015
« on: October 04, 2016, 08:57:28 AM »
I agree - okay the plan is we meet Saturday morning at the cabin! I'll bring the donuts, Tim you bring the coffee, and John can start the fireplace up!

Those are some GREAT pictures - I have to get some therapy - been looking at the pictures of 2016 trip almost everyday. I really need to get my mind back on the job, well at least until May 2018 and then they can have it all, I'm going jeepin!


PAST EVENTS: / Re: Colorado Fall Colors Tour 2015
« on: September 28, 2015, 04:04:17 PM »
Thanks John, it was also my priviledge to meet you and finally hang out with the coolest crowd of flat fender enthusiasts. What a blast.......

Check out a few shots from FCT 2015 with a record crowd! I believe there were 34 Jeeps this year - someone correct me if I'm wrong.

A mile long Jeep convoy is very impressive!

PAST EVENTS: / Re: Colorado Fall Colors Tour 2015
« on: September 18, 2015, 08:51:27 AM »
Just wanted to shout out to all my CJ3A friends to watch for pictures of the Fall Color Tour this next week. The CJ2A page will have all the latest and greatest pictures.

Hope we have a good representation of CJ3A's


PAST EVENTS: / Re: 2016 Black Hills Jeep Meet - June 2016
« on: December 31, 2015, 03:06:45 PM »
I'm in the same place as John not retired yet but soon (2018) unless I hit the jackpot sooner. I only have 3 weeks vacation and this year wife said the beach better be on the list. Great video and I hope the tradition continues as this will be on my list of must see and do! So I'll just have to keep dreaming and check in daily.

PAST EVENTS: / Re: Fall Color Tours, Nathrop, CO, 9/22-9/27 2014
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:45:23 PM »
I hope he is too! Just got my engine back today from the rebuilders - stupid work thing is getting in the way of having fun these days. I am working a printing show in Chicago that week. Since I don't have my CJ ready for the road it is a little easier to bear.

As usual me and hundreds of others will be eagerly scanning the pictures that jpet sends out and all we can do is be there in spirit. 2015 is already on my reserved list for Colorado and in particular meeting a great group of people.

As promised:

I have mine set up just like Tom - had no issues once I installed the booster as I call it. I do the same thing - when I need it I just flip the switch and I am good to go. I know a lot of guys do not have this problem but I have had issues with mine for as long as I can remember. Even in Texas when it is hot I need to use the electric pump at times.

I'll take a picture of mine so you can see where I mounted it.


What did you use to bend the brake arm?� I don�t have an oxy-acetylene torch. Best I can do is MAPP.� Will that be hot enough?


I heated with oxy-acetylene. I suppose you could do MAPP but you need to get it red hot. Took me a couple of trys to get the correct bend I needed to clear the hole without rubbing. I would try the MAPP and see if it works.

Hi Tumbleweed!

I got the 5/16"-24 Clevis on eBay.� Can't remember the seller, but they were around $4.00 each.� I picked up some 5/16" steel rod at the hardware store and threaded them.� �I made the pins by cutting off a 5/16" bolt and drilling a hole for the cotter pin.� Although, you can get the pins at any Ace Hardware.� It's a fun project and makes that 'link' nearly indestructible.�

George, I did the same thing as Hawk and could find everything I needed at Ace.� I'll add that you will not be able to find clevis' and all-thread that match threads.� I looked everywhere and the only option is to make your own.� For the clevis pin, I just took one of the ones that comes with a bunch of holes already drilled and then just cut it down to the length that would fit in the opening.

Thanks guys I knew I could count on you. I have been wanting to do this for a while. See you boys soon!

Very interesting - I don't think my brake arm has that bend in it. I'm gonna try to take it all apart later and get a better pic. Maybe it's from a later model?
Yes interesting but if I look at mine they have some strange bends as well. I also made a slight bend in my brake arm as it would rub on the tub. I put a little heat to it and bent it a little to clear the opening in the tub floor.


Do you have deatils on the clevis pins? Also did you thread the rods yourself? I was looking at making the same mods to both my jeeps.




Post a picture or two and let us see what you currently have. I think you will still have to do a few modifications to the repo tubs. Do you have a welder?

I'm in the Ft Worth area if I can be of any help to you. A lot of folks on the CJ3A and CJ2A forum have done amazing work at reviving old tubs.

It does take time and yes a little money but not thousands to weld up. Nice thing is you can get sheet metal and fabricate some of your own parts. Floor panels are fairly cheep and hat channels are as easy to come by. Just a thought......but we look forward to seeing some pictures.


bverboy, do you have an issue with the radiator overflowing when the engine is hot?

I assume you have an L134?


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