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post #796 of 75472 Old 03-18-2007, 10:22 PM
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finished up re-installing my new cage. some wire management under the hood, added in an extra fuse block above the battery. re-mounted my ARB switches. installed my new diff covers.

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post #797 of 75472 Old 03-19-2007, 02:03 PM
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Since I have the engine out and in about 50 pieces, I thought I would work on the interior.

Took out the seats and carpet and found a decent floor. Nothing except a little surface rust:

Then I figured that the A/C hasn't worked in nearly 20 years, I might as well get rid of all that crap under the dash. Now I have leg room
Here's the offending part:

And the resulting spaghetti under the dash:

I got rid of all the A/C wires, and tied up the rest (radio, speakers, etc).
Next step is to Herculine the entire tub and plug some of the holes where the A/C lines ran.
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post #798 of 75472 Old 03-19-2007, 02:32 PM
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Fixed the sagging skid plate after the jackhole who fixed my AX5 did a half-assed job putting it back on.

Of the three bolts on my drivers side, he torqued out 1 fine, cut one off, and stripped the nutsert out of the other.

Jacked up the skid plate with a 1 1/2 ton scissor jack, drilled out 1/2" holes for the cut-off bolt and the stripped one, and extended the holes all the way through to the other side of the frame. Sprayed some rust inhibitor inside, and put 6 inch galvinized grade 8 hex bolts through to the top of the frame. Washers on both sides, and two nuts on the top of the frame, and no more sag.

Now to fix all the other rattles.

I got a Jeep, it's lifted and it's got crap bolted to it.
Color by Rattle-Can.
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post #799 of 75472 Old 03-19-2007, 02:33 PM
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Over the weekend: Fabricated rear bumper/tire carrier, reinforced rear cross-member and repaired a crack in the gas tank.

'91 YJ 4.O, Auto, Rr. D60 w/ 35 Spline Alloy USA Axles & Detriot Locker, Fr. D30 True-Trac, 4.56's, 4.5" Deaver Springs, Bilstein 5100's, 1" BL, Rubi Flares, 35x12.50 MT/R's on MT classic II's, Detroit Locker, Vanco Big Brakes, Booster & Master, Warn 9000XDI, York OBA, AA SYE & TW's DS's, Teraflex Belly Up, Rocker Guards...
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post #800 of 75472 Old 03-19-2007, 11:32 PM
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I attempted to reconnect the linkage to my interior passenger door handle so I can open the door from the inside, but it got dark. Working nights and waking up at 5pm sucks. Maybe tomorrow I'll take the door off so I can work on it inside.
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post #801 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 07:19 PM
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Started it up for the first time ever:


It's all downhill from here.


2006 TJ X (Stock - w/ Borla Cat-Back Exhaust)

Built a YJ from the ground up:

- '04 4.0L (4,000 miles), NV3550 (0 miles), NP231 w/ HD SYE (9,000 miles), 33x12.50x15 Pro-Comp AT's, HP D30/8.8 (4.56 gears), ARB Lockers front and rear w/ compressor, hard/soft tops, full/half doors.
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post #802 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dbikers
Last weekend i put my suspension lift (Black Diamond 3.5") on.
From this...

To this....

Today i put on a 1" DAYSTAR kit and new(er) tires....

I think i'm done for a few weeks.....
Are those the stock tires you had on before the new ones? what size are they? thanks alot
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post #803 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 08:31 PM
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Gave the Jeep a well deserved bath, washed all the red Moab dirt and dust off the exterior. Spent extra time cleaning the engine and underneath. Wiped the dash all down, now I just need to vacuum the carpet. Then everything will be nice and clean and ready for the next wheeling trip.

Having steering fluid come bursting out of the cap and spraying your engine makes a sticky red mess everywhere when you mix the fluid with dust. We were just happy it was from an over full reservoir and not a leak.
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post #804 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 08:46 PM
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Took the hard top off, put the soft top on. Pulled the winter tires off, put mud tires on. Cleaned up the newly acquired 8.8 getting ready to install after some more cleaning, paint, and brakes.

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D30 w/yukon alloys, lock right, jb4x4 bracket, Rusty's HD tie rod 8.8w/ LSD,SOA xj rear 100" wheelbase, homemade greasable boomerang shackles, SS braided lines, 1" prothane body lift, 35" TrXus M/T, smitty built XRC.
lots of gen right armor and rear stinger.
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post #805 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 08:48 PM
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This was yesterday, but I broke my horn while fixing my loose steering wheel, washed it and made an oil catch can out of a coffee can. Today I changed the oil and cleaned all the leaked oil from the engine bay (coming from the air box, hence the catch can).
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post #806 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 08:50 PM
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went to the beach in mine

13 Rubi
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post #807 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 10:04 PM
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I changed the oil, and installed a hand throttle.

'87 Wrangler, Stroked with a few other toys...
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post #808 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 10:25 PM
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Put my summer top on....

Live in SE WI? ----->
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post #809 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 11:00 PM
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front shackles and new cb att. wire

/l , [____], '87 YJ 4.2 Auto Howell EFI
l---L--[]lllllll[]- lifted and locked on 35's
()_) ()_)--o--)_) Super 30 and 44, 4.88's
l____l 09 JKU Sahara Rock Krawler 2.5
(OlllllllO) Ripp supercharger 35x12.5's 5.13's
[]--O--[] magnaflow D.I.Y. exhaust -James-
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post #810 of 75472 Old 03-25-2007, 11:10 PM
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took the top of, FINALLY!!!

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