The story of Peggy's jeep.

sdsupilot

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There has been some discussion on 6 bolt hubs. After I broke a factory 5 bolt, I replaced that hub with a 6 bolt locking hub.

I have 3 hubs to show some differences.
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On the left is from a 76-80 CJ7 with disc brakes. Middle is a 70s CJ5 with drum fronts. Right is my 81CJ8. The only difference I’ve seen is the back of the hub is machined flat for disc brakes. Drum hubs will not work, that is unless you have them machined.

From the inside, the above 3 are identical. Some years may use different wheel bearings, but the diameters are the same. The outside of the 6 bolt units stand about 1/8” higher from the WMS than the 5 bolt. Imagine that difference is for the locking hub itself.
 

sdsupilot

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OKC
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OK
Its been a year since the swap was completed. I've logged right at 3000 miles. Overall, very happy with the swap/efi/auto setup. I am still running my DIY shifter for the 241. The Lokar shifter for the 700r4 is perfect for street use. I still get about the same crappy mileage as before.

This year I don't have many "big" changes planned. I need to get a new (or working) clock and tach (mine works, but is 4 cyl). The only other squawk would be the vent/heater cable is still broken. I just plan on driving and enjoying it.

Happy Scrambing!
 

sdsupilot

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OKC
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OK
Time to start some safety upgrades. I added the rear family cage a few years ago, now I am going to add to the front. The main issue I have with front cages is access in and out of the jeep. I’m 6’2, so I need as much space as possible in an already small CJ.

I could buy one of the commercial dash mounts, but most I found were $400 before shipping. I found some 3/16 x 4” strap and fired up my grinder. Cut a notch for the windshield and added a bit to capture the windshield.

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Used an old dash to use as a template for the holes. Some minor fitting and I have this:

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Now I just need to add a ledge for the tubing to sit on.
 

Randyzzz

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You might want to countersink those 3 bolt holes and use flat head Allen bolts. The factory bolts were too thick and the doors wouldn’t close when I first tried that. Nice start on the brackets!
 
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