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Unread 03-27-2007, 11:43 AM   #826
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After tweaking the old POS Carter to death and all the other $$$ I've poured into it I finally got 12 mpg!!

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Unread 03-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #827
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After tweaking the old POS Carter to death and all the other $$$ I've poured into it I finally got 12 mpg!!

Carter????


woo on the 12 mpg, though. I think my jeep is at 15 mpg.....when it's actually on the road.


I think today I'll try to install my brake calipers, and tighten all my ubolts down. joy!
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Unread 03-27-2007, 04:01 PM   #828
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Road tested and made final tweeks to my 8.8 swap and SYE/CV install.
Loving the 4.10's.

Purchased Cobra CB radio/antenna.

Cleaned it!
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Unread 03-28-2007, 09:46 PM   #829
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changed my front diff fluid

and the girlfriend helped


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Unread 03-28-2007, 10:19 PM   #830
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i pushed the water off of the tarp i have it under......im determined not to put my top back on till october
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Unread 03-29-2007, 10:21 PM   #831
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Today:

1: rotated the clip thing around the tie rod end so it clears the leafpack
2: bled the brakes
3; broke one of the bleeder valves off (it would not turn-rounded)
4. bought a cheap grinder, a pump thing for diff fluid, misc tools
5. removed rear u bolts and attempted to thread them more w/ a die. hardly scratched it. so then i just put some washers in to space it out, and tightened them up until i couldnt tighten anymore
6. replaced tie rod end dust boots with poly ones/greased them up.
7. put one wheel back on the front. tightend. would not turn. probably mismatched rotor.
8 removed wheel


maybe some other stuff, i really dont remember.

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Unread 03-29-2007, 10:30 PM   #832
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Are you replacing all of them, or everything but the speedometer and tach? I'd like to replace mine someday. How much if you don't mind me asking?
i already have an aftermarket tach to get an accurate reading from the 4.3...
for tranny temp, coolant temp, volts, fuel level, oil pressure and mechanical speedo, was $260 delivered from egauges.com
got the bezel from 4wd.com to mount all the gauges into, basically a replacement for the bezel that surrounds the factory junk gauges....
may wanna shoot me a pm if you need any other info as i forget to check in this thread most of the time....

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Unread 03-29-2007, 10:45 PM   #833
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It wasn't today, but two weeks ago I was on spring break. I noticed a rust spot coming through, about the size of my thumb nail. So I figured I had a few days to take care of it in between my other project (which I'll mention later). Besides a little spot on my windshield channel (which I have to touch up every $#@^! year, this is the only other body rust.... and I have OCD so my vehicle has to be perfect. ha ha..... I guess I'm lucky with PA winters only have that much rust)

Anyway, that little rust spot turned out to be this underneath:


Now it was already mid-week on my spring break, so I didn't have time to order a new fender from Quadratec. I absolutely HATE bondo, but I figured screw it, I'll replace the fender come summer time.

#2: Fresh metal welded over the rust and bondo'd over to give a smooth body line:


#3: Primer and painted:


#4 Good as new:



PS: Good thing I didn't buy a new fender out of the catalog right away because I got a brand new fender off a guy for $50 bucks. He ordered one but in the meantime sold his Jeep (big mistake!).

Anyway.... about the "other project." About 2 years ago my grandmother decided to stop driving and gave me her car. 1986 Pontiac 6000 (the Hooptie as I called it). It was rusted out everywhere and had a primer gray paint job. But I didn't care. It was a good little gas saver.... plus it was awesome having two vehicles so I could run to the parts store when I was working on my Jeep. But over this past X-mas break my Dad said he was going to drop the insurance on the car and that I should sell it for $150 bucks and keep the money. I honestly didn't want to get rid of it, but I couldn't afford insurance on two vehicles at this point in my life. I asked him to let me keep it for a little longer and make it more aesthetically pleasing because the car ran great... it just looked like a POS. He agreed.

So I stripped down almost the whole car to bare metal, welded fresh metal where there were some bad rust holes, used bondo to get smooth body lines, and painted it. Here you go (not bad for my first time painting a whole car):




It cost me $145 in materials, a case of beer for me and my buddy, and my whole spring break, but a woman that comes into the bar I bartend at bought it from me for $800 bucks when I mentioned that I had finished the car.

She had it exactly 5 days, and here is the result:

and


The point of this ramble is don't drink and drive. She fell asleep behind the wheel going home from the bar and hit a telephone pole. My poor Hooptie got smashed. Her 2nd DUI in as many years.

I'm new to the forums, so if this is frowned upon just tell me and I'll edit out the whole non-Jeep related part of this post.
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Unread 03-29-2007, 11:15 PM   #834
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Took care of the vacum 4x4 deal. Just moved the collar to engage and plug the vacum lines. Tomorrow I'll add some more gear oil and ATF. Probably clean it up a bit before I go back to college and let it sit.
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Unread 03-30-2007, 12:16 AM   #835
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I changed my transfer case fluid and my air filter.
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Unread 03-30-2007, 12:42 AM   #836
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Drove it, running the beach...no 4wd yet but working on it still. Still a pleasure to run the damn beast!
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Unread 04-01-2007, 10:29 PM   #837
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Put on a new Black Diamond steering stabilizer on this weekend. The steering is so nice, it almost feels like its broken. The jeep hits bumps and the steering wheels stays put! Best $50 I've ever spent.
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Unread 04-01-2007, 11:23 PM   #838
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Originally Posted by Axl Jack
It wasn't today, but two weeks ago I was on spring break. I noticed a rust spot coming through, about the size of my thumb nail. So I figured I had a few days to take care of it in between my other project (which I'll mention later). Besides a little spot on my windshield channel (which I have to touch up every $#@^! year, this is the only other body rust.... and I have OCD so my vehicle has to be perfect. ha ha..... I guess I'm lucky with PA winters only have that much rust)

Anyway, that little rust spot turned out to be this underneath:

I've taken up the Herculined tub project and i think i may have the same problemo :/
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Unread 04-02-2007, 12:33 AM   #839
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Took out my transmission/transfer case getting ready to take the transmission in to get rebuilt. I've been working it all weekend acctually, just a bit at a time. Im still a beginner and so far this is the biggest project I have done yet.
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Unread 04-02-2007, 08:15 AM   #840
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Jeep project of the weekend:

Was perfectly satisfied chilling on the couch all weekend (long week), until Sunday, when there was nothing on TV. Decided I had to do something or I would go insane.

Replaced front shocks on the '93 heep. It had originals, and when I took them off, they did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. And I wondered why it was riding like a tank. Picked up some Monroe OEM-style shocks from Advance and rattle-canned them ugly yellow bastards black.

Three hours, one can of PB Blaster, a BFH, four Bud Lights, and a lot of swearing later, it feels like a new Jeep.
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