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Builds: Gary updates his CJ-5

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Gary sent me an update on his CJ-5 project.  Thanks for sharing Gary.

Gary writes, “I wanted to share a few pics of my project. I am very close to putting my body back on. (hopefully this weekend)

Also, I included a couple pics of an idea that I have for the old style master cylinder. I always hated having to unbolt the plate to check the fluid.

This is my solution- I took the cap and drilled and tapped it to 1/8 pipe threads. Then I took a small drill bit and opened up the vent hole that is on top of the cap so it could be filled with a JB weld type material. I threaded a tubing adapter to the top of the cap.

I purchased a fluid reservoir off ebay for around $10, this has a cap with a modern style vent and your brake fluid can be checked at a glance.

I don’t know if anyone else has tried this, but I see no reason yet why it will not work, but I will let you know if I have problems with it.


2 Comments on “Builds: Gary updates his CJ-5

  1. Doug Duncan

    Yeah, I did the same thing except I didn’t drill out the vent hole – just plugged it. Got a reservoir with low-fluid sensor from a junk yard and connected it to the tapped master cylinder with a brass barbed fitting using fuel line tubing.

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