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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #76
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Nice man. Much better than what I started with lol
Look what I started with lol

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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #77
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Haha nice.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #78
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Having done both, I'd recommend sticking with the YJ hood. Making the TJ hood work at where it meets the cowl can be a lot of work and it may not come out all that great unless ur good with bodywork. The yj hood flows better with the cowl and the corners can be worked on to fit almost perfectly with the TJ grille. One work of advice, make sure to bring out the TJ grille forward. The more it sits forward, the better the corners will look. Then all u need is a little massaging of the hood's sharper corners and it'll blend just right. I haven't done that yet since I mite hiline in the near future so I don't wanna work I it unnecessarily. And it still looks fine.



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That's without any reshaping.

Looks good. I cut the grill rod mounts off my yj grill and welded them on the tj grill.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #79
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Looks good. I cut the grill rod mounts off my yj grill and welded them on the tj grill.
Nice. I can tell u put a little work into the hood corners. Did u do anything specific or just a little massaging to round them out? Ill probably end up doing that when I hiline that's why I'm asking.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #80
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Man I wish you lived near me... I have been trying to get my yj straight but keep running into issues, I read all these builds and it gives me hope lol. I was going to start a build thread but never really got into taking pics.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #81
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I reshaped the whole front of the hood, I bent the inner corners down a little to help with the gaps.

I grew up a mustang guy and still have a mid 9second stroked stang but I am bored with it so I started playing with jeeps..I always loved wranglers but all my friends still only build mustangs..Sorry if Clogged up your build thread. Here is a pic of my stang if you want I can delete the pics.. I'm looking to sell the stang this summer to fund my build. I need a new converter and front rims then its gone...
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #82
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I reshaped the whole front of the hood, I bent the inner corners down a little to help with the gaps.

I grew up a mustang guy and still have a mid 9second stroked stang but I am bored with it so I started playing with jeeps..I always loved wranglers but all my friends still only build mustangs..Sorry if Clogged up your build thread. Here is a pic of my stang if you want I can delete the pics.. I'm looking to sell the stang this summer to fund my build. I need a new converter and front rims then its gone...
No need to apologize for anything. We're here to talk. Nice stang. I got my 65 this past summer. It's currently sitting on jacks. I gotta cut out most of the rear end and weld in all new metal from the torque box out. Fun... What u mean by needing to get ur yj straight? What's wrong with it? What does it need?
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Unread 02-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #83
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For the longest time I would get both these jeeps mixed up. Almost identical.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 08:07 AM   #84
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replaced the trans but it still shifts funny in third. I rebuilt the t-case but it still makes a high pitch whine in 4h, now the 4.2 has a miss till it is warm and seems to be running very rich. Seems like one step forward and five steps back. gets old when everytime I repare something it does not work right or something else goes wrong..
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Unread 02-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #85
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replaced the trans but it still shifts funny in third. I rebuilt the t-case but it still makes a high pitch whine in 4h, now the 4.2 has a miss till it is warm and seems to be running very rich. Seems like one step forward and five steps back. gets old when everytime I repare something it does not work right or something else goes wrong..
If ur still having shifting issues u might wanna look at ur slave. As for the noise in 4hi, have u checked ur front ujoints? What about ur diff? Bearings? Seems like u tackled the big jobs before eliminating other possible causes. I e been there too and learned from it. I'd rather spend the time diagnosing. As for the 4.2, is it carbureted? I know those can be a pain...
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Unread 02-02-2013, 01:15 PM   #86
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The case that was in it was bad. The chain was rubbing really bad and caused it to cut into the case. The trans was bought used and after I installed it found it to shift into third with a little grind,not to bad but still does it. I plan on pulling the 8.8 apart and replacing the pinion and axle bearings this coming week.

Just wanted to say thanks your build gives me the inspiration and motivation I need to keep on wrenching. Now I just need to find some local wheelers to go out with.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #87
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The case that was in it was bad. The chain was rubbing really bad and caused it to cut into the case. The trans was bought used and after I installed it found it to shift into third with a little grind,not to bad but still does it. I plan on pulling the 8.8 apart and replacing the pinion and axle bearings this coming week.

Just wanted to say thanks your build gives me the inspiration and motivation I need to keep on wrenching. Now I just need to find some local wheelers to go out with.
Ha thanks man. Keep wrenchin n enjoy ur jeep. I know I do. All the people I wheel with I've met thru a Facebook jeep/ offroad group. I suggest u look for one in ur area. They're all on Facebook. And if u ever come my way, let me know. We'll hit up Rausch creek!
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Unread 02-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #88
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Today I mounted some LED flood lights to my stinger. The brand is "TUFF". They cost about $50 for the pair without wiring hardware. They're real stout for the price and have great reviews. We'll see how bright they really are on e I wire them up.



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Edit: wired them up today. Took a pic in daylight. Ill take a pic at night on Sunday when I go wheeling.



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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #89
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After my last wheeling trip I had some shackle inversion issues when hitting big rock. I have boom shackles but my dumbazz put them on the wrong way. So this would happen:



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So I took a few mins to flip them to do it right:



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Stupid of me I know, but I thought I'd post this on here as a heads up in case anyone else is... Well... As dumb as I am lol
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Unread 02-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #90
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No spring damage hopefully!?
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