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Unread 02-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #166
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Took the Jeep for a couple more test drives today. So for all is well, the miss has not returned, YEA! It still amazes me how much pep the Jeep has with the 3.07 gears and 31" tires. Now to not break an axle (too soon). The shifting seems to be better after a couple of kick down cable adjustments. It's now shifting just above 4,500 RPM when the pedal is to the metal. the Jeep is as with all projects not done, but I can now safely and enjoyably drive it again.


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Unread 03-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #167
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Started building the Rock Sliders today. Decided to use a piece of the 2" x 4" x 0.120" steel tubing I had left over from the Power Wagon Stake Bed project, and split it rather than having a piece of steel bent. Since these are not my permanent Rock Sliders. Once I swap in some 1 ton axles and build by own Tube Fenders and Rear Fender Flair, I'll need to build new matching Rock Sliders. Now to get some tubing and finish them off.


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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #168
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Finished the fabrication of the tubes for the Rock Rails. I've got a total of probably 12 hours of design and fab into them. Now to finish some cleaning and the paint them. The extend out from the body by 3.25"


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Unread 03-07-2013, 06:30 AM   #169
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I like how you angled them wider towards the back.

What did you use to cut the tube?
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Unread 03-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #170
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Bill,

Thanks, but the wider to the rear is an optical illusion. The rear flairs are wider, but I kept the rails at a constant width. The square tubing round cuts was with a hole saw, and a cut off wheel for everything else.

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Unread 03-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #171
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Got around to finishing cleaning up and painting the Rock Sliders and got them installed as well. I also checked my fuel pressure, Engine running it's at 32.5psi, under under acceleration it goes up to 40 psi.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:54 AM   #172
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Well done Sir, your attention to detail is most impressive. How's the onboard air project coming along?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #173
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Thanks Jranger35. I've not finished the on-board Air, I need to get/order a tank that will fit under the back of the tub. I'm working on a CJ6 right now, so my YJ isn't getting much attention.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #174
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I am absolutely inspired by your build. Thank you for posting every step of the way. I too have a 93 sitting in my garage needing a lot of attention. Your build has given me the kick in the pants I needed to get moving on it again.

Thanks again and please continue.

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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #175
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Appauldd, Thank You. As they awlas are it's not done, but I can drive and enjoy the Jeep again.


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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #176
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Need some 15"x10" 4.5" back spacing YJ wheels

Swapped Tires and Wheels with David (Son-in-law, Courtney's husband). He needed a more fuel/driving friendly setup on his daily driver, and my 31's were what he needed. His 33's look good on my YJ, but his shallow back spacing (3.75") causes the tires to stick out further than I like, and cause some clearance/rubbing issues. Now to either find a set of 15x10" wheels with 4.5" of back spacing, or start doing some clearanceing. I'd rather find the wheels, and will still need to do a little front clearance work.






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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #177
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Looks good Will, I like the Will-Power.

Dad just went under the knife, should take about 2 hours or less.

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Unread 06-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #178
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Thanks Bill, keep us posted on the surgery.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #179
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I like the larger tires and low backspacing. A cheaper route might be a little lift or alternate flares instead of changing wheels.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #180
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The MIJC gathered at Dukes for a little Independence Weekend off-road wheeling fun. I drove the YJ down and back to go wheeling. I averaged 16.8 MPG on the drive, the YJ ran great down and back. This was the first wheeling trip with the Jeep since the "transmission job", and it was a good breakdown run. I forgot to disconnect the front sway bar on the morning run, and did well, but had to bypass two trails as I could not flex enough, and needed a front locker. I did not have to get pulled out or break out the winch, so that was good. I was surprised though that I actually had the rear tires rub my tub wheel opening I'd enlarged. When the rear tire was stubbed in, it was contacting the bump stop and the wheel opening at the same time. Looks like I either try and open the wheel well more, or add a small spacer to the bump stop. The front seems to clear well, except for rubbing the fender flares, which is no big deal. I now have a better idea on what I need to do next to improve the Jeeps capabilities, and that would be a front locker, and rear disc brakes. Lower gears won't hurt, but I had plenty of power to spin the tires and sling mud high and far. It was as always a great time at Dukes place, and with the exception of both front bumper ends getting bent, and one off-road light getting tweaked, I think I came out relatively unscaved.

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