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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #27961
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Make something like that or buy that. Just make sure to use the proper welding rod when welding the truss to the diff. Steel doesnt like being welded to cast iron.
Its pricey is the only drawback to that truss. Im going to look into making my own some more

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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #27962
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Thanked it for saving my life after I hit some ice this afternoon and lost control. Spun across the road into oncoming traffic, struck a big white pick-up truck but I'm not sure when. Only know that because I saw him parked way up the hill from where my ZJ finally came to a rest. I Had to have struck guard rails 3 times. There's damage on every side, the worst being on the passenger side and the rear. It looks like she's gone, but if there's any fitting final act for a Jeep it's to take a beating so it's owner can walk away unscathed . Pics will follow.
Good thing you walked away from that.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #27963
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Got a refund of $13.something from ironman4x4fab.com. I guess they had a sale going on, so they refunded some money back on my mounts.

That was nice of them lol
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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #27964
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The very first pic shows just how badly the rear passenger side is smashed in. That's the worst body damage and what will probably be the nail in her coffin. It's banged in so bad the interior in the that area has snapped off and the steel is jutting in. But she's also banged up all over, front driver wheel/tire are done. She can still turn so I'm unsure of any suspension/axle damage. However she doesn't run, will turn on and try to run for a 15 or so seconds before dieing. I'd guess a pinched fuel line but couldn't really look everything over. The body is bent all over, both passenger side doors are pretty damaged and the hatch is completely done. Rear tail lights and the rear bumper are just gone. the whole front end bumper cover/grill/headlights are loose and barely hanging on. Waiting to hear from the insurance company now .
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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #27965
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Good thing you walked away from that.
Yeah when it was over my initial reaction was "oh ****... I'm completely fine." It's worth noting that my airbag didn't deploy, even after all of that. Honestly it's a good thing, it would have done more harm than good. It's just a little surprising.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #27966
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The very first pic shows just how badly the rear passenger side is smashed in. That's the worst body damage and what will probably be the nail in her coffin. It's banged in so bad the interior in the that area has snapped off and the steel is jutting in. But she's also banged up all over, front driver wheel/tire are done. She can still turn so I'm unsure of any suspension/axle damage. However she doesn't run, will turn on and try to run for a 15 or so seconds before dieing. I'd guess a pinched fuel line but couldn't really look everything over. The body is bent all over, both passenger side doors are pretty damaged and the hatch is completely done. Rear tail lights and the rear bumper are just gone. the whole front end bumper cover/grill/headlights are loose and barely hanging on. Waiting to hear from the insurance company now .


bummer man
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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #27967
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bummer man
Yeah, I've had lots of project cars but I had her longer than anything else. A year and 2 months, I loved this truck. I still need to hear from the insurance but seeing as I only have liability I can guess the outcome. I'm hoping they'll pay the tow/storage fees and I should be able to take out some of her goodies before she's scrapped.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #27968
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The very first pic shows just how badly the rear passenger side is smashed in. That's the worst body damage and what will probably be the nail in her coffin. It's banged in so bad the interior in the that area has snapped off and the steel is jutting in. But she's also banged up all over, front driver wheel/tire are done. She can still turn so I'm unsure of any suspension/axle damage. However she doesn't run, will turn on and try to run for a 15 or so seconds before dieing. I'd guess a pinched fuel line but couldn't really look everything over. The body is bent all over, both passenger side doors are pretty damaged and the hatch is completely done. Rear tail lights and the rear bumper are just gone. the whole front end bumper cover/grill/headlights are loose and barely hanging on. Waiting to hear from the insurance company now .
That sucks man. Sry to hear that. Glad she kept you safe on your wild rude!
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #27969
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That really does suck. Glad youre ok. Ive went on some wild rides before and i know exactly how you felt while it was happening

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Unread 12-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #27970
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I've found some antifreeze on the top of my intake the last week. Started off with the hose being slightly loose(I should have tightened it prior to negative temps), so I tightened that and when I did tightened the thermostat housing bolts a bit too. Well then either that or one of the two other fittings that taps into the manifold on the passenger side was leaking cause that's where the antifreeze was coming from after that. So today I threaded the two fittings out(broke the sensor while I was at it so if anyone knows what sensor it is let me know) and used thread sealer and rethreaded them. Also did the thermostat housing gasket. And I made such a mess and it's so dark that after my test drive I can't tell if it's still leaking from somewhere or if it was from the beginning. Idk. Im done with it for tonight. Did get my front driveshaft in and my wj horn swap done tho! And greased all my u joints. So some good to accompany a lot of annoying lol.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #27971
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It was definitely a surreal experience. Until today I had never had any problems with traction in the snow. This morning before this had happened I had spun out and ended up on the side of road on one of the back country roads up here. After today the idea of driving in the snow honestly freaks me out a bit. In a scenario like this what would have been the best immediate action to take, if any? With the first spin out I was gradually losing control and tried to correct it with steering. I at least probably should have shoved it in to 4WD PT and tried to get control back but I didn't act quick enough, the first time I had time to think and act (the 2nd time happened in an instant). Yes for both incidents I was reluctantly in 2WD, the roads were mostly clear and I didn't want to strain my T-case by keeping it in part time.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #27972
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What is this trim piece called? On each side of the windsheild on the A pillar. Its all dryed and cracked and Id like to find a replacement if they are available and fairly cheap.



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Unread 12-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #27973
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It's just called windshield molding
http://www.moparpartsoverstock.com/s...roduct=6837200
Link is just for an example, I'm sure you can find it cheaper.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #27974
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It's just called windshield molding
http://www.moparpartsoverstock.com/s...roduct=6837200
Link is just for an example, I'm sure you can find it cheaper.
Thanks. Ill have to look around more, definitely not paying that much for those things.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #27975
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It was definitely a surreal experience. Until today I had never had any problems with traction in the snow. This morning before this had happened I had spun out and ended up on the side of road on one of the back country roads up here. After today the idea of driving in the snow honestly freaks me out a bit. In a scenario like this what would have been the best immediate action to take, if any? With the first spin out I was gradually losing control and tried to correct it with steering. I at least probably should have shoved it in to 4WD PT and tried to get control back but I didn't act quick enough, the first time I had time to think and act (the 2nd time happened in an instant). Yes for both incidents I was reluctantly in 2WD, the roads were mostly clear and I didn't want to strain my T-case by keeping it in part time.

What are you running for tires? It sounds like you hit ice, and the only way to be sure of traction on that is chains or studded tires. That's why I bought a set of studded snows and spare wheels this summer. Where I'm at, it's rain which turns into ice as the temp drops. And since I work at a bar, I'm driving during the coldest time of the day. Lucky for me that's usually only a few weeks a year.
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