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post #61 of 127 Old 11-04-2009, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Still waiting on the lift, supposedly it shipped last week.

D30 should be arriving any day now, any recommendations for a good axle paint?

I just plan to freshen it up a bit- new seals, one piece shafts, u-joints, maybe a diff cover


Also noticed strange noises coming from the rear axle area. My guess is something to do with the drum brakes.
I'll take a look on the weekend as it doesn't seem too serious right now.


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post #62 of 127 Old 11-17-2009, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Small update- my 4.10 Dana 30 arrived- it is a little rusty, but nothing a sandblaster won't take care of. No pics yet because I forgot my camera.

I also installed an interior heater. When I wake up in the morning I turn it on with a remote controlled outdoor power bar and the jeep is nice and warm when I get in. I also don't have to scrape my windows. I also has a nice disconnect so it is easy to take out in the summer.


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post #63 of 127 Old 11-29-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Decorated for Christmas...the only use I've found for my inverter so far


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post #64 of 127 Old 12-02-2009, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Some packages arrived today, courtesy of UPS





My transmission also gave out, pushing my AX-15/NP231 to the top of the list. I ordered a SYE today and plan to do the entire lift and transmission change over the Christmas break.

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post #65 of 127 Old 12-07-2009, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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My SYE kit arrived today, but it will likely be a while before I can install it because finals are coming up


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post #66 of 127 Old 12-07-2009, 11:51 AM
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Nice looking 87. I went after an 87 this time. I wanted an AMC, and I wanted a wrangler, so that narrowed it down to an 87 ha ha. I went out of state to virginia to get mine to avoid the rot tssue's. Mine had an awesome frame and body with a 125,000 miles. The body had a few dents, but I escaped the rust. The engine ran great, but decided I wanted a built 258. I went with a holley 470 TA 4 barrel on an offy intake, comp cam, 4.0 head with rollor rockers, header, DUI distributer, MSD, and so on. I don't miss a V-8, this thing romps. The holley TA series carbs are made for off road and will take some extreme angles. I love my 87, it's old school enough that it's easy to mod, repair and work on, but new enough that parts are still available and easy to come by. I hope you enjoy your 87 as much as I do mine. AMC rules!!!!

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post #67 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 03:30 PM
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looks sweet.
whered u get the heater from?
and hows it hooked up?

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post #68 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 03:37 PM
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I'd also like to know more info about that heater... I really need one!! hahaha

Jeep looks great!
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post #69 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 03:40 PM
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LOVING the big plans you have for this thing! Keep the pictures coming and keep us posted. Looking forward to seeing your YJ flexed out!

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post #70 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got the heater from Canadian Tire, so I'm not totally sure it is available in the States, although you could probably order it online. It is called a "Lil' Buddy car warmer" for those interested.

I'm finished finals tomorrow and will have a lot of free time. Hopefully transmission swap next week (assuming I can find all the parts I still need locally) and then the lift as soon as I can fit it in afterwards.

I'm looking forward to seeing it flexed out too, I have been waiting a long time to do this

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post #71 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 04:27 PM
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sorry for all the questions about the heater but I have a few more haha
but is it just like a regular heater ?
and how does it hook up? thanks again

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post #72 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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It plugs in to a regular wall outlet, just like you would a block heater, but I have mine set up on a remote-operable outlet. So, when I wake up in the morning I turn it on with the remote and by the time I get outside the interior is slightly warm.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask, I can take some pics when it warms up a little.

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post #73 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 06:12 PM
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Still waiting on the lift, supposedly it shipped last week.

D30 should be arriving any day now, any recommendations for a good axle paint?

I just plan to freshen it up a bit- new seals, one piece shafts, u-joints, maybe a diff cover


Also noticed strange noises coming from the rear axle area. My guess is something to do with the drum brakes.
I'll take a look on the weekend as it doesn't seem too serious right now.

What about that Dana 44 you were working on?

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post #74 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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What about that Dana 44 you were working on?
Too much money right now. I'm going to build it for 35's over time with an ARB, gears, and a full refurb (seals, bearings, etc.)

I added up the total cost of building it like that and it was a lot to swallow.

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post #75 of 127 Old 12-15-2009, 06:38 PM
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Ok, I know what you mean.

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