The Cinder Block Loses a Wheel VIDEO ON P. 15

Discussions about the devices that supply a means for movement of people and goods.

Moderator: ZS Global Moderators

User avatar
Oneswunk
* * * * *
Posts: 8333
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:18 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: Well, your mum rang about you going round tomorrow night, and then Liz rang about the two of you eating out tonight, and then your mum rang back to see if I wanted to eat her out tonight.
Location: Delaware county PA
Contact:

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Oneswunk » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:46 pm

Haven't had AC in a couple years in my XJ. I'm thinking about charging it so the wife and boy are comfortable but they don't complain. So it may just end up onboard air this fall.


Get to hot drive neked
KEEPER OF THE MEATWORLD SPICEWEASEL.
JoergS wrote:The power of 30 English longbowmen, at your fingertips... sweet.
Vicarious_Lee wrote:I have boners in places I didn't even know I had dicks. :D :D :D

My B.O.A.T
My jeep build
My FAKs
Image

User avatar
crypto
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 16637
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:37 pm
Location: City of Saint Louis

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by crypto » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:22 am

Hey all,

The past couple weeks, Ive done a little work on the truck, but nothing that makes for good pics.


New coil, new plug wires, and a Pertronix ignitor magnetic pickup to replace the breaker points.

I did some reading on the pertonix before putting it in, and learned its not complex enough to be solid state. Its only about as fancy as a electric guitar pickup. Its just a coil, so I'm confident it will not blow up when the world ends. And, I'm keeping the original points just in case.


The Pertronix really makes a difference. The thing runs a lot smoother now.


Fixes to make in the next 2 months:

1. New aluminum radiator
2. Electric radiator fan to replace flex fan
3. automatic choke
4. Front main seal replacement
5. transmission dipstick tube gasket replacement
MF'N TEAM LEADER

"Some people think that the best way to stop the leopard is to cut the horns off the gazelle. This, my friends, is insane."

Image
Image

User avatar
Tater Raider
* * * * *
Posts: 6737
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:53 pm
Location: Meatworld

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Tater Raider » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:08 am

I like what you did with the points and thanks for the info on how EMP proof the replacement is. :)

User avatar
congochris
* * * * *
Posts: 3153
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:02 pm
Location: Colorado Springs-ish

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by congochris » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:24 am

You going to shell out for a new exact replacement aluminum radiator, or try to splice in an OEM radiator that's aluminum? I know the Explorer's came with aluminum, one of those from the V8 explorer's might be big enough. Or maybe one from a full sized truck. Might be worth wandering through a u-pull-it yard with a measuring tape.

User avatar
crypto
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 16637
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:37 pm
Location: City of Saint Louis

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by crypto » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:05 pm

I'm going with an aftermarket 4-row radiator from one of the big catalog parts places.

Getting an OEM one is pretty much a no-go because almost any radiator made in the last 25-30 years needs to sit in a shock-mount thing, instead of being bolted directly up against the front clip like this one is. I dont feel like trying to fab up new trays like that, so I'll just get an aftermarket radiator that's the right size and has direct-attach brackets on it.
MF'N TEAM LEADER

"Some people think that the best way to stop the leopard is to cut the horns off the gazelle. This, my friends, is insane."

Image
Image

User avatar
Czechnology
ZS Member
ZS Member
Posts: 9341
Joined: Mon May 07, 2007 10:50 pm
Location: PDX-ish

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Czechnology » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:30 pm

crypto wrote:I'm going with an aftermarket 4-row radiator from one of the big catalog parts places.

Getting an OEM one is pretty much a no-go because almost any radiator made in the last 25-30 years needs to sit in a shock-mount thing, instead of being bolted directly up against the front clip like this one is. I dont feel like trying to fab up new trays like that, so I'll just get an aftermarket radiator that's the right size and has direct-attach brackets on it.
I really hope my current OEM radiator lasts 30 years like the original did, because I bought the last one I could find in the US. :ohdear:
Nothing is ever what it seems, but everything is exactly what it is.
Vicarious_Lee wrote:If Nutnfacny were an 8-ounce chicken fried steak, he'd come with 72 ounces of batter around it that you have to slash through to get to it.

User avatar
congochris
* * * * *
Posts: 3153
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:02 pm
Location: Colorado Springs-ish

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by congochris » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:41 pm

crypto wrote:I'm going with an aftermarket 4-row radiator from one of the big catalog parts places.

Getting an OEM one is pretty much a no-go because almost any radiator made in the last 25-30 years needs to sit in a shock-mount thing, instead of being bolted directly up against the front clip like this one is. I dont feel like trying to fab up new trays like that, so I'll just get an aftermarket radiator that's the right size and has direct-attach brackets on it.
Hmm, the one in my 86 Ranger (from an early 90's 4.0 explorer) mounts into slots in the fan shroud which is then bolted to the front clip. Likely way too small for a V8 though. Double the size of my original though. :D

User avatar
Dawgboy
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 3072
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:35 am
Favorite Zombie Movies: Shaun of the dead, Fido
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Dawgboy » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:10 pm

I have heard the Radiator at BJ's is an ok radiator for the price.
shrapnel wrote:Dawgboy, please refrain from stirring shit for the sole purpose of stirring shit.
[ZS/]# .40/Pie/CERT/Wireless...
My homebrew stove kit
IMPROVED Solar Redneck Hot tub
Dawgvan
Chupa Chihuahua
GHB

User avatar
crypto
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 16637
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:37 pm
Location: City of Saint Louis

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by crypto » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:07 pm

Dawgboy wrote:I have heard the Radiator at BJ's is an ok radiator for the price.

Yeah, Im looking at that one:

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-609.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The builtin transmission cooler is a big attraction for me, given that my current radiator is leaking where the cooler is attached to it.
MF'N TEAM LEADER

"Some people think that the best way to stop the leopard is to cut the horns off the gazelle. This, my friends, is insane."

Image
Image

User avatar
Blasphemous
* * * * *
Posts: 2516
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Blasphemous » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:26 pm

My personal opinion, but I am NOT a fan of internal transmission coolers. I prefer a properly sized remote/external cooler.
Veteran of Z-Con 2006-2010
Image

User avatar
Tater Raider
* * * * *
Posts: 6737
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:53 pm
Location: Meatworld

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Tater Raider » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:26 pm

Blasphemous wrote:My personal opinion, but I am NOT a fan of internal transmission coolers. I prefer a properly sized remote/external cooler.
I'll buy that. :)

User avatar
crypto
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 16637
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:37 pm
Location: City of Saint Louis

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by crypto » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:48 pm

Given that the extisting one is 20+ years old, also leaks, and was literally screwed into the fins of the old radiator, I will respectfully disagree with you in this case.

I'm also going to remove the ridiculous external spin-on oil filter block that is a secondary transmission filter, because that assembly also leaks.
MF'N TEAM LEADER

"Some people think that the best way to stop the leopard is to cut the horns off the gazelle. This, my friends, is insane."

Image
Image

User avatar
MaconCJ7
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 2251
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:28 am

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by MaconCJ7 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:51 pm

Edited because I clicked on the link. Go for it
Image

younggun85
*
Posts: 90
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:47 pm
Location: Ottawa

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by younggun85 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:40 pm

I have to say I have to agree with the preference for an external transmission cooler. I've seen to much cross contamination at work due to internal failures causing transfluid in the coolant, and to a far lesser extent coolant in the transmission. I'm a mechanic by trade and have changed a hundred or two radiators in the last decade or so.

User avatar
Ducky
* * *
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:57 am
Location: Not because I want to---- Texas----

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Ducky » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:12 am

Any updates on the truck?

I just got mine the other day.
It's a 74 J20 witha 401. I'm in the process of striping it down and cleaning it all up right now.

I have a request.
Mine came with no headliner at all.
I was wondering if you had a headliner in yours and if so could you post a picture so I know what it is supposed to look like.
Thanks.
:: Lets eat Grandpa! Lets eat, Grandpa! :: Commas, they save lives!
My Ultralight Stove

User avatar
Braxton
ZS Board Member
ZS Board Member
Posts: 1840
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:12 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: I love them all.
Location: Cahokia IL

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Braxton » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:30 pm

Things may have in fact gone wrong today.
Image
Jeriah wrote: you are NEVER completely certain of any other human being: not your parents, not your brother, not your wife, nobody.
Actually I think under some circumstances people sometimes don't even know themselves, but that's a bit existential for this thread. :lol:

elricfate
* * * * *
Posts: 2647
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:36 am
Location: Dublin, Ohio
Contact:

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by elricfate » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:27 pm

Braxton wrote:Things may have in fact gone wrong today.
:rofl:

What did you two do?

Edit: oshit, I just saw Facebook. Poor Brick.
ElricFate's DIY .22/.177 Bullet Trap
ZombieSquad Reservist
I survived Zombie Con 2014/2015 (Tickcon)/2016

User avatar
Tater Raider
* * * * *
Posts: 6737
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:53 pm
Location: Meatworld

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Tater Raider » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:08 pm

Not catching the FB feed. Pics? :(

User avatar
jamoni
ZS Member
ZS Member
Posts: 14985
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:50 pm
Location: st louis

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by jamoni » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:10 pm

You guys aren't going to believe it.
JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
squinty wrote:I reserve the right to yell "Dookyhole!" - or it's Hebrew equivalent if such a thing exists - whilst dispensing a barrage of palm strikes at my opponent.

User avatar
Confucius
* * * * *
Posts: 2765
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:17 pm
Location: The last, best place

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Confucius » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:16 pm

jamoni wrote:You guys aren't going to believe it.
It's a 48 year old jeep, I'd believe anything besides "it works flawlessly".


I'm going with fire...

User avatar
Vicarious_Lee
* * * * *
Posts: 6650
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:21 pm
Favorite Zombie Movies: 28 days later, Resident Evil 2, Shaun Of The Dead, Bowling For Columbine, Farenheit 911
Location: Tumblrina City, TX

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by Vicarious_Lee » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:19 pm

Confucius wrote:
jamoni wrote:You guys aren't going to believe it.
It's a 48 year old jeep, I'd believe anything besides "it works flawlessly".


I'm going with fire...
I'm riveted to this thread, and that's exactly what I fear. :ohdear:
duodecima wrote:The tinfoil's a clever idea...
Image

User avatar
MaconCJ7
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
Posts: 2251
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:28 am

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by MaconCJ7 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:57 pm

Are y'all keeping us in suspense for a reason, or just because it's fun?
Image

User avatar
ace of shades
* *
Posts: 105
Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 7:06 pm
Location: dead center of Oregon

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by ace of shades » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:06 am

I've been refreshing the page for a half hour and no news. Fire has been mentioned, but I am going with either stolen and wrecked, or wrecked. It's the season for that kind of thing, And all across the msg boards that seems to be a common theme.

(also, subscribing, this was a good build, and what is now looking like a good "re"build)
I hear what you're saying - I just don't respect you enough to give a fuck about your opinion

The VolksRodders Forum - cut, weld, drive

User avatar
jamoni
ZS Member
ZS Member
Posts: 14985
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:50 pm
Location: st louis

Re: "The Cinder Block" (64 Jeep Gladiator) Now with ZS logos

Post by jamoni » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:06 am

I can't pretend to know the motivations of others, but I'm doing it out of pure meanness.
JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
squinty wrote:I reserve the right to yell "Dookyhole!" - or it's Hebrew equivalent if such a thing exists - whilst dispensing a barrage of palm strikes at my opponent.

Post Reply

Return to “Transportation”