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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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i was realy borded.

I picked at something that has been a PITA for years over the weekend.

But again, no one cares!

Actually I invented a stupid little tool that cost about $6 at Lowes... You can likely do it at any big box hardware store, Lowes is just closer to my house.

But who really needs to dissect a CJ and put it back together? Well I do but again not much of an audience.

What would you do with a 5/8- 11 x8 bolt?


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Transmission mount arm repair/replacement?
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Transmission mount arm repair/replacement?
Remember it's old 80's CJ... No transmission mount arm that I can think of.

Think about making a tool from a 5/8 - 11 x 8 bolt, and a couple of nuts, also a few washers modified ever so slightly. To give a little better hint... Front Axle.

Will take and post some pictures sooner or later.


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It's a good thing you posted that. I've been racking my brain trying to remember where I used such a fastener when I did the restoration of my '78. At the time I made up a spreadsheet of most of the fasteners so that it would only take one trip to the bolt store, but it's disappeared.

So, to the question at hand, sounds like a seal installer to me.

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Jim, I've got that spreadsheet... email me with your email addy... and I'll send it to you.
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What's the title of it? The E-mail address is in your PMs.

Your supply of Jeep information continues to amaze me!

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So, to the question at hand, sounds like a seal installer to me.
Close, you have the idea. You must KSS!

Here is a pic from over ten years back...



Notice the needle bearing in the spindle. The other side I already had out, it doesn't look as sad. I have tried using many different things to remove these darn little needle bearings. One of the best MacGyver rigs included battery terminal puller parts and a big punch. Bought a Harbor Freight three jaw puller, broke that on it's first attempt.

So a solution came to mind recently.



One 5/8 - 11 X 8 bolt, $2.47 + Two 5/8 - nuts, $0.20 + Four 5/8 grade 8 washers, $2.08 = $4.75, $0.33 tax (to add to the Indiana surplus while not fixing the roads) Total $5.08 not counting the little bit of JB Weld holding the one nut to the bolt.

Don't ya wanna know how it works?



Put the two cut up washers under the needle bearing.

Then slide in the bolt along with turned down washer that fits inside of the spindle bore.



Actually this is spare spindle that has been laying around for years and the needle bearing would not need to be replace if it were cleaned up then greased.





Add the washer turned down to fit inside of the needle bearing, tighten the nut and it is ready to put into the shop press. That is the way that I do it, you could just beat on it with a big hammer for the same result.



More fun later...


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Are there pictures in this thread? I don't see any.

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Are there pictures in this thread? I don't see any.
That is strange, they are all gone. Let me see if I can fix them.


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OK, I think that the pictures are there again (had to use different URLs).

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That's pretty clever, Dale. You KSS too.

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