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post #31 of 127 Old 07-29-2009, 05:18 PM
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where is the progress man im looking for some inspiration. o and what are you gonna put in for a locker???

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post #32 of 127 Old 07-29-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I've actually got a lot done, just no pics yet.

The rotors/hubs are off and the driveshafts are out. Need to get a pickle fork to get the knuckle off.

I'm thinking of an ARB in the front, still undecided on the rear.

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post #33 of 127 Old 07-29-2009, 09:49 PM
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i WOULD SPOOL THE REAR I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT RUN SPOOLED AMC 20'S AND HEY HOLD UP PERFECT. I MEAN IF YOU ARE PUTTING A TUN OF MILES ON EVERY WEEK MAYBE IT ISN'T A GOOD IDEA BUT OTHERWISE GO FOR IT. ALSO I MEAN A FULL SPOOL NOT A MINI OR A WELDED OPEN DIF A FULL ON SPOOL.
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post #34 of 127 Old 07-29-2009, 09:55 PM
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/ CAPS........off

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post #35 of 127 Old 07-29-2009, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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i WOULD SPOOL THE REAR I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT RUN SPOOLED AMC 20'S AND HEY HOLD UP PERFECT. I MEAN IF YOU ARE PUTTING A TUN OF MILES ON EVERY WEEK MAYBE IT ISN'T A GOOD IDEA BUT OTHERWISE GO FOR IT. ALSO I MEAN A FULL SPOOL NOT A MINI OR A WELDED OPEN DIF A FULL ON SPOOL.
This is my DD (including the icy winter), so no spool here. I still want to keep it very streetable.

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post #36 of 127 Old 07-30-2009, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, now for some update pics

Here is the axle stripped down to the knuckles and with the shafts pulled


And the shafts themselves


Today, I picked up a pickle fork and knocked the knuckles off. They actually came pretty easily, I expected more of a fight.




It is actually kind of funny that before I stripped this thing down my dad and I could barely lift it. It weighs almost nothing now compared to then.

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post #37 of 127 Old 08-02-2009, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I got something non-axle related done today. Removed all the excess wiring from the computers. There was A LOT of useless stuff in there and it feels really good to rip it all out.

This isn't even all of it, just round 2

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post #38 of 127 Old 08-07-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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I also picked up a mil-spec 20L (5gal) fuel container. They actually won't even sell these to the public in the U.S.

I got mine second hand from the Canadian military (I have a connection). I also found a place where I can purchase a good spout and a red strap for the cap, as opposed to the yellow diesel one.






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post #39 of 127 Old 08-07-2009, 09:05 PM
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Is that a crack in the last pic on the gas can? Nice jeep by the way, i still want to do those tail lights you have but i havent had the chance to swing by Princess auto
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post #40 of 127 Old 08-07-2009, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is that a crack in the last pic on the gas can?
No, just a line from the manufacturing, but you had me running out to check.

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post #41 of 127 Old 08-07-2009, 09:16 PM
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No, just a line from the manufacturing, but you had me running out to check.
LMAO It looked like a crack or a seam that spit.
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post #42 of 127 Old 08-07-2009, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I also have some pics of the knuckles stripped down. I think I am going to use electrolytic rust removal on these, opinions?

As you can see, the studs are removed. This had to be done to get the spindle off.


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post #43 of 127 Old 08-08-2009, 05:52 AM
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ha, i also have a yj and plan to repaint.
I noticed on your yj in some of the pictures from the painting process
it appeared it was covred in something. Is that bondo ? or is it some greenish colored primer.
I've never actually seen that before
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post #44 of 127 Old 08-08-2009, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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ha, i also have a yj and plan to repaint.
I noticed on your yj in some of the pictures from the painting process
it appeared it was covred in something. Is that bondo ? or is it some greenish colored primer.
I've never actually seen that before
It is a primer, not sure of the make though. I've used it before with good success.

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post #45 of 127 Old 08-09-2009, 08:10 AM
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I sell paint at work "Napa". Most of the green primers we sell are self etching type. They are made to go over bare metal to get the best adhesion.
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