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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:02 AM   #29491
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Man all this talk about e-fans. The e-fan I'd put together had some nice chunks taken out by the water pump pulley on my 4.0. Ultimately, probably a good thing it drew more power than the alternator could generate; it probably would have gotten me into trouble had I kept it.

As far as the whole lug thing goes, I know about all that. I just estimate it's all still in good enough shape that as long as I don't beat on it, it should be fine. The plan for now is, once I get the new tires, have one of the local shops I work with break their tools getting the lug nuts off. And if they break studs, I'll let them pound new ones in. Come on, flat rate, do your worst.

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Unread 01-13-2014, 02:46 AM   #29492
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Installed my e-fan today, was a pita but I got it! Along with the thermostat. Would have done the water pump but ran out of sun light.
My silver on/off/on switch mounted. The e-fan was within an inch of the water pump, but it worked.
Mine is pretty close, but I still had enough room to squeeze a big M30 nut onto the water pump. I'd say it's about an inch away with the nut on there.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:48 AM   #29493
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Here ya go. Doesn't show the 2nd bolt but I'm sure you can figure that out lol. Had to pull the hood for that but I took some measurements for a mount for a hi-lift jack mount up there I had to trim a little of the wiper cowl to get them back far enough to clear the corner of the hood when it opens and grind down a piece on the fender to get them to lay flat. But the ridge wasn't there on my buddy's '95
Hope you don't mind I'm stealing this idea lol...I'll give you props wherever it's needed its deff I good simple way to do pillar lights
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:52 AM   #29494
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I finally installed my new replacement headlights. The originals were 21 years old, and badly yellowed, even after cleaning and polishing them out once. I can't wait to drive it after dark now.

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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:53 AM   #29495
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So I finally got around to start fabbing my front shocks in now that deer season is over. I did finish the season strong


the 14" bilsteins wont fit in the stock orientation by any way shape or form, So for the top I used a hole saw to drill out for the shock eye to pass into the engine bay then repurposed my old rear sway bar bushing saddles for the upper mount


Then I cut out the factory axle side mount, trimmed a plate to match the side of the control arm tab, and welded a shock tab to that.


how it mounts...


Then I got the shock mounted in and played a little bit. This thing is gonna be fun!! shouldn't have to worry much about lifting a tire! I started on the drivers side because it was the hardest as far as clearances go (brake master cylinder right above) and I hope to get the passenger side done this week.


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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #29496
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That is a lot of tasty venison. I can't say that I'm not jealous. The ZJ is nice too.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:01 AM   #29497
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So I finally got around to start fabbing my front shocks in now that deer season is over. I did finish the season strong the 14" bilsteins wont fit in the stock orientation by any way shape or form, So for the top I used a hole saw to drill out for the shock eye to pass into the engine bay then repurposed my old rear sway bar bushing saddles for the upper mount Then I cut out the factory axle side mount, trimmed a plate to match the side of the control arm tab, and welded a shock tab to that. how it mounts... Then I got the shock mounted in and played a little bit. This thing is gonna be fun!! shouldn't have to worry much about lifting a tire! I started on the drivers side because it was the hardest as far as clearances go (brake master cylinder right above) and I hope to get the passenger side done this week.
Can I come over for dinner? Lol...that bumper is wild btw
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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:11 AM   #29498
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That is a lot of tasty venison. I can't say that I'm not jealous. The ZJ is nice too.
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Can I come over for dinner? Lol...that bumper is wild btw
sure!, its a bit of a ride though! I had a decent year, 8 nanny does and only 1 buck, should be enough meat to get me through the spring. I am pretty proficient at filling the freezer
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Unread 01-13-2014, 10:18 AM   #29499
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Saved another one today with open heart surgery and a nice remanded jasper engine the pics kinda suck Cuz its on my cell phone and I'm still at work putting this new motor in lol I love my job.



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Unread 01-13-2014, 10:50 AM   #29500
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sure!, its a bit of a ride though! I had a decent year, 8 nanny does and only 1 buck, should be enough meat to get me through the spring. I am pretty proficient at filling the freezer
I would buy some jerky off of you
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Unread 01-13-2014, 11:54 AM   #29501
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Hope you don't mind I'm stealing this idea lol...I'll give you props wherever it's needed its deff I good simple way to do pillar lights
Patent pending.

Jk man. Go for it lol. Aside from the minor trimming to the wiper cowl, it's pretty straight forward. If you need any measurements just let me know and I'll do what I can
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Unread 01-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #29502
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fixed my check engine light, now I have a spare bulb
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Unread 01-13-2014, 03:04 PM   #29503
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I would buy some jerky off of you
Ever eaten the venison hot sticks?

PS. wish I could weld like that speedbucket, nice!
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Unread 01-13-2014, 03:17 PM   #29504
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Had a guy stop me on the way home today and ask me if my ZJ was for sale. Told him for the right price everything is. He has my phone number now. To be continued...
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Unread 01-13-2014, 03:54 PM   #29505
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Uni I looked at those welds and was scrolling down the page to reply with a like comment and you beat me to it. Those welds look like they were poured on.
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