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post #45391 of 70709 Old 06-16-2013, 07:48 PM
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Worked on my sons YJ. We replaced the turn signal and intermittent wiper switches. Of course one of the heads on the three screws stripped so we will finish up tomorrow. What a PITA to replace these switches.

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post #45392 of 70709 Old 06-16-2013, 08:27 PM
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You got 7" of lift from a 2.5" spring? That's not good lol.

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From lift + tires he could get the 5" he corrected to, chances are the springs will settle a bit though





All I did today was put gas in the heep. Reaaaaally wish the school would pay me back. I'd like to get a Quadratop and use what's left of the stock top as a summer/safari top

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I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.
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post #45393 of 70709 Old 06-16-2013, 10:57 PM
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Friday- installed repaired windshield washer tank.

Today- installed new Alpine mech-less stereo head unit to replace older Alpine unit.
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post #45394 of 70709 Old 06-16-2013, 10:59 PM
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There is hope in the GC general discussion forum. Some decent rigs in there.

But trust me, I understand, hence why I keep sticking around here haha
/f12 is where the party is...
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post #45395 of 70709 Old 06-16-2013, 11:03 PM
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Well, today was project day: after a dump run with a trailer piled high of reno refuse, and a trip to Costco, I declared that for my Father's Day enjoyment, I was booking the rest of the day to get some stuff done on my rig.

First up was to properly install and wire a new antenna for the CB, instead of the mag-mount stuck on the front cowl:







Long one for better range:


Short one for heavy bush (since the fiberglass sticks aren't all that flexible):


Took a while to get both sticks tuned properly, but they're bang on now.

Then I moved on to relocate the trailer connector that kept getting the crap beat out of it on washouts... you can see what's left of its bracket on the right in the first pic. Previous owner did that. I moved it to somewhere a little more protected.







Not shown is the tailpipe that was rattling against the side of the gas tank because of a hack-job holding its rubber shock absorber to a section of frame with some coat-hanger wire...

All in all, a pretty productive afternoon, methinks!
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/f12 is where the party is...
QFT
Every time I decide to poke my head out I crawl back and swear oaths to never sell my YJ lest I wind up in one of those Jeep god forsaken places....

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post #45397 of 70709 Old 06-17-2013, 05:34 AM
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Well...Its in!



Had my buddy follow me back to my garage and he said it looked great! No crab walking, drove straight, nothing weird. Felt great inside too, no noises, no pulling.(All in front wheel drive).Still have to get the drive shaft cut and balanced and hook up the new soft line. I let someone borrow my double flaring set and never got it back so hes bringing it by today and helping me bleed the brakes

Hows this angle look? I feel like it might be a bit low but my motor mounts are shot and I figured I could do a 1" mml and worst case scenario, some shims


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post #45398 of 70709 Old 06-17-2013, 05:56 AM
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That angle doesn't looks to bad at all, once u cut ur shaft down n put it in ull really see how it lines up. I doubt ur gona have to mess with it a whole lot tho, it looks to b pretty good.
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That angle doesn't looks to bad at all, once u cut ur shaft down n put it in ull really see how it lines up. I doubt ur gona have to mess with it a whole lot tho, it looks to b pretty good.
That makes me feel a bit better lol No one that was helping ever did a rear end swap before and Im the only jeep guy there so I did the best I could with the angle finder, eyeing it up and looking at every write up on this forum.

Im going to call the local drive shaft place today and see if I can get that done today or tomorrow. The anticipation is killing me lol these little drives are such a tease!

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post #45400 of 70709 Old 06-17-2013, 07:29 AM
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Did some 2WD wheeling up to West lake & Strawberry lake. I need to adjust the OX cable some, it wasn't engaging. I got to put some miles on the 8.8 & new gears & it did well. No vibes or gear noise!

Mike

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I picked up a surplus box that used to house a radio/satellite kit. It is a near perfect fit in the rear of my YJ. I plan to store all my gear in it and bolt a cargo basket to the top for securing coolers and such. It is waterproof too!

Here are some pics...






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I picked up a surplus box that used to house a radio/satellite kit. It is a near perfect fit in the rear of my YJ. I plan to store all my gear in it and bolt a cargo basket to the top for securing coolers and such. It is waterproof too!

Here are some pics...




Nice box!
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re-upped my membership today. I guess it expired last night.

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Nice box!
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I picked up a surplus box that used to house a radio/satellite kit. It is a near perfect fit in the rear of my YJ. I plan to store all my gear in it and bolt a cargo basket to the top for securing coolers and such. It is waterproof too!

Here are some pics...
Nice, I'm trying to see if the Planetarium director will part way with his older telescope travel boxes that aren't in use anymore for this reason, make some locking sliders so I can make space and switch around stuff still. He's got these smaller ones that will fit perfectly on the wheel wells just under the rollbar angles.

Patched up the cooling system leaks and made damn sure everything was buttoned up right. Now that I'm more out of my funk (new PTSD meds are working much better and the marriage is settling back down to normal), I can pay more attention to detail. I was getting derailed for a bit there, but am better now.

Scrapped my initial framework design for the center console and decided on project board instead of metal reinforced angle iron, just to simplify the design. I'll still reinforce it slightly to support up to a person's weight so it doesn't break on me, I have a press-tester I can use on that, goal is at least 250 lbs. This will house the media head unit, amp, locking storage and cupholders. Will post more details on it later.

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