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Unread 03-13-2014, 01:31 AM   #241
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How you like the Cobra classic? I think I'm going to get one of those.
I like it so far, it's my first cb radio, and I don't have it tuned in very well, but with my little experience I can say I have zero complaints so far, the lights in the background are really nice

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Unread 03-13-2014, 10:31 AM   #242
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Used the ol' zj to tow my next project Any guesses? Also these doors come off really easy, I should have done this years ago sent from, uh
The wiring wasn't a pain to deal with when you took off the doors?
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Unread 03-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #243
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there's either a screw of its clipped together better yet you remove them yourself? there flippen heavy.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #244
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The wiring wasn't a pain to deal with when you took off the doors?
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there's either a screw of its clipped together better yet you remove them yourself? there flippen heavy.
Yep just a screw to undue the wire harness. Annnd no, hahah I had a friend help me, and I also used a trash can under the door to help with holding it.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 01:17 PM   #245
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Sweet. Maybe I'll do that when it gets warmer!
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Unread 03-14-2014, 01:35 PM   #246
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I took the doors off the niner myself little help from the floor jack putting them back on, it's not horrible, but it's not fun.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #247
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Doorless ZJ Mod Write Up

Copied from my write up here

So I've seen lots of threads of those xj guys modding their door hinges to make for easy door removal, so I got to thinking; why not try this on my zj?

Tools needed:

10mm socket with ratchet and extensions
T25 torx bit
Dremmal or similar cutting tool
1/2" drill bit with drill
Welder

Parts needed:

Zj door
1/2" clevis pins x2 (Per door)
Spare metal for bracing (optional)

First thing you've gotta do is take your doors off and unplug the wiring harness (on the pre 96 zj this is done by unscrewing the t25 bolt that holds the harness in.)

If you can find a trash can or a chair that fits under your door it makes life easier


Next your going to want to cut off the bottom of the doors hinge like so



You want to do this on top and bottom, you should be left with this



Next you'll tap out the old pins as well as the bushings on the part of the hinge that attaches to the jeep itself.

Now take your 1/2" drill bit and drill the pin hole on the door side of the hinges to 1/2" size. Take your 1/2" clevis pin and slide it in (note you will need to cut the top clevis pin to approximately 1" in order to make it clear the body line on the door)





Now weld the clevis pin in on the top and bottom hinge, making sure to keep the pin straight so that it will line up fine.

I also took this time to cut out some box tubing to use as extra support on the hinge to keep it from bending. This is the result after painting Note I'm very new to welding, so don't judge





The top clevis pin is around 1" long, and the bottom one is around 2" long, this is helpful for installing as you can do the bottom one first, then the top. Also when you cut the pins make sure to grind the edges to make a point so that the doors will slide in easier

Here's the hinges on the Jeep


With the door slide back on


The door lines up surprisingly well, it sits ever so slightly low, so in order to compensate for this I bent the Jeep side hinge up ever so slightly. I will later go back and weld a washer or two onto the door hinge in order to help it line up. That's it, door removal made easy

Video of doors in action (jeepforums being picky and is only posting the link and not the video

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Unread 04-02-2014, 12:46 PM   #248
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Welded my glasspack back on, nice to have a muffler again, that jeep was loud...

On a side note, Jeep Jamboree called me today and told me they have an open spot on the oak ridge trip next week. I'm gonna have to push hard to get off of work but hopefully I can make it out
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Unread 04-03-2014, 10:55 PM   #249
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Needs moar videos! It's looking so good

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Unread 04-04-2014, 07:49 PM   #250
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So ever since the lift I've been battling driveline vibes from the rear driveshaft. For awhile I blamed it on improper pinion angle, but after a few weeks of tuning I got the angle almost perfect, however I still had vibrations. After doing some researching I realized that the problem was with the driveshaft itself. As some of you may recall I had my stock shaft shortened last fall to fit my 2"bb with the 231 ext slip yoke case. Well with the taller lift my shortened driveshaft was too short. So I bought a different shaft from a forum member on here, however the one I got from him was slightly too long (I knew this before I purchased it). So to fix this I stretched the rear axle back around an inch. And now, I am about 95% vibration free.

Before "stretch"


After


It's easier to tell a difference in person, but I did move it back
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Unread 04-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #251
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Looks good bud..
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Unread 04-09-2014, 08:10 PM   #252
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Looks good bud..
Thanks man!
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Unread 04-09-2014, 08:17 PM   #253
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hit a little mud the other day, my buddy called me up telling me he was stuck out in some trail. So I go out there, tug him out, then as I'm backing up I slip into the ruts and get hung up on my axles





Driving fail on my part It got me thinking though, I really need a winch. So I ordered up the RC winch plate, haven't decided what winch yet, I want to get a Warn, we'll see if money allows.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #254
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Looks like a good time! After my last mudding trip a winch is also up on the list.
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Unread 04-12-2014, 11:14 PM   #255
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hit a little mud the other day, my buddy called me up telling me he was stuck out in some trail. So I go out there, tug him out, then as I'm backing up I slip into the ruts and get hung up on my axles Driving fail on my part It got me thinking though, I really need a winch. So I ordered up the RC winch plate, haven't decided what winch yet, I want to get a Warn, we'll see if money allows.
The smittybilt xrc8 is great for $299. And I scored an ARB bullbar off Craigslist so I would sell you my old winch bumper. Not familiar with how that works though, I guess we would just have to trust each other for me to send it and you to send the money?
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