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post #16 of 30 Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Attempting reply from phone...drgonzo92, thanks for checking in. I've actually made some of the adjustments you've mentioned. I just need to spend a moment updating the thread. Look for updates soon, including the SYE

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post #17 of 30 Old 10-09-2012, 10:42 PM
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There are two of my foavorite threads for steering help. I did both along with ball joints tie rod ends and new hub and u-joints up front. Aligned myself bya thread and went for a ride. Positive steering control in the city on the ineterstate and wheeling in the dirt. Let go of the wheel at 60 straight as can be and firm. Here are my two threads and you should find them helpful both take about an hour each and the lower steering column bearing requires help on the reinstall of the gearbox after the bearing is installed. The bearing from ebay <$20 shipped nd the adjustment on the steering box cost me a six pack. Enjoy and see if you need this to help out they are low budget.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/l...t-pics-741968/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...riteup-498155/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...gnment-994928/
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post #18 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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First off, nice ride. I had a 92 and I also put the OME lift on it. Loved it. Ride and flex was great. I did have the same situation as you. I ditched the track bars. Only ran the sway bar. I put an SYE kit in mine to account for the vibration. I did run the transfer case drop for maybe 2 weeks and had minimal vibes. You can do a motor mount lift, but most of them require a 1" body lift. If your fine with that, then go for it. I liked the extra strength of the SYE Kit and Tom Woods driveshaft. As for the wandering and bumpsteer, I did upgrade my SS. I went with a Rancho upgrade, but the OME is a better one. I ended up having to put a drop pitman arm on mine. Alot of people dont need it, and some people do. Once i did that on mine, and got an alignment, it was perfect. Ran it for 8 years no issues. If you are gonna wheel it, i might get different rear shackles. I had ones similar to yours in the rear, and when flexing, the rear shackle comes back and the crossbar in the shackle hits the frame. Alot of people get the boomerangs for that reason. Best of luck with this build. I will keep an eye on it. Reminds me of mine.
I actually have a transfer case drop on her now, but have a SYE and Tattons drive shaft sitting on my workbench. As for my bumpsteer its all but almost eliminated. I also ended up putting a drop pitman arm that came attached to a rebuilt steering box that I picked up for practically nothing. As for the shackles I plan on replacing my 1" lift Daystar shackles with no lift Crabtree boomerangs. I think that will also improve the steering, making it nearly perfect.
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post #19 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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There are two of my foavorite threads for steering help. I did both along with ball joints tie rod ends and new hub and u-joints up front. Aligned myself bya thread and went for a ride. Positive steering control in the city on the ineterstate and wheeling in the dirt. Let go of the wheel at 60 straight as can be and firm. Here are my two threads and you should find them helpful both take about an hour each and the lower steering column bearing requires help on the reinstall of the gearbox after the bearing is installed. The bearing from ebay <$20 shipped nd the adjustment on the steering box cost me a six pack. Enjoy and see if you need this to help out they are low budget.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/l...t-pics-741968/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...riteup-498155/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...gnment-994928/
Very good stuff. Thank you!
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post #21 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Updated Monstaliner pics

Finished lining the tub. I think it came out really nice. However, I'm on the fence with the kick plates/faux rocker panels.







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post #22 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Refurbishing hardtop

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Just kidding - I actually forgot to take some before pics, but the guy I got my top from had that Monstrosity too!

Here are some in process shots. This is after 3 rattle cans of Krylon Fusion. The weather went to heck and was unable to finish. This week looks like plenty of sunshine.



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post #23 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hardtop wiring questions

I posted this in the YJ technical forum, but figure it would be ok to link here too. Mods, if not let me know.

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post #24 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Soundbar project

Picked up a Bestop Super sound-bar recently. It needs some work- the bracket is busted up, but I think I can bring her back to life.

Started tearing her down tonight:

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post #25 of 30 Old 10-14-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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I actually have a transfer case drop on her now, but have a SYE and Tattons drive shaft sitting on my workbench. As for my bumpsteer its all but almost eliminated. I also ended up putting a drop pitman arm that came attached to a rebuilt steering box that I picked up for practically nothing. As for the shackles I plan on replacing my 1" lift Datstar shackles with no lift Crabtree boomerangs. I think that will also improve the steering, making it nearly perfect.
I forgot to mention, I did go with the OME steering stabilizer.
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post #26 of 30 Old 10-15-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Decided that since the hard top I'm working on has wiper and defrost, that I'd like to have it all working properly. My current rear wiring harness and under dash harness weren't going to cut the mustard, so I started pulling it out this evening. First problem I ran into was figuring out how I'd get to the wiring on the passenger side taillight without dropping the gas tank. I could pull the wire out, but not the loom that runs from taillight to taillight. At one point I accidentally pulled the wire too far and there was no turning back. I ended up snaking a piece of speaker wire from one side of the loom to the other so in the future i can pull the passenger taillight wires through.





I actually had a heck of time getting the wire through the loom, but with some persistence it finally made it.
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post #27 of 30 Old 10-16-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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More progress on my dash rewiring. Dash out, I'll probably pull the harness tomorrow.

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post #28 of 30 Old 10-20-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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More photos of my hardtop restoration











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post #29 of 30 Old 10-20-2012, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Dash and wiring harness out.

Yeah, I've got about 10 different projects cooking at once.


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post #30 of 30 Old 10-21-2012, 01:54 AM
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I had an alignment done this morning. Jeep tracks perfectly straight, but I realized what I was calling bumpsteer may really just be play in my steering box.
I have about a half inch side to side play at the steering wheel before the wheels turn.
When I grab the steering shaft right above the steering box I can turn the shaft about a quarter of an inch before the pitman arm moves. Before the lift I never noticed this, but I'm thinking the lift may have accentuated the problem????

I'm going to try the steering box adjustment today.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...riteup-498155/
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