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post #6556 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 11:40 AM
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I got a 242 bezel and shift plate from the JY today for when my 249 dies. It's fine right now, but I know the day will eventually come when the VC is no longer good. I'm ready for when it does. I also managed to get some tow hooks and a front skid for todd4198's ZJ while we were there. All in all, it was a pretty successful day at Pick N Pull.


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post #6557 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 12:08 PM
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i drove close to 100 miles today, found out my cruise control works, and counted 96 other jeeps on the road. all good things..
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post #6558 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 12:30 PM
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Changed t-stat....possible issue?

Well, I replaced my thermostat today without too much difficulty. I do have a question though....
When I got the one (a Stant 195 degree rated one) I tried to push in the plunger part that moves and it was damn near impossible. When I took out the old one, I tried the same thing and it moved pretty easily with a little bit of force. Is that normal? I've never had to replace a t-stat before...lucky I guess. I was quite surprised at the difference between the movement of the 2 t-stats. I'm really hoping I didn't get a defective one or that the original one was still fine. Opinions?

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post #6559 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 01:29 PM
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I got a 242 bezel and shift plate from the JY today for when my 249 dies. It's fine right now, but I know the day will eventually come when the VC is no longer good. I'm ready for when it does. I also managed to get some tow hooks and a front skid for todd4198's ZJ while we were there. All in all, it was a pretty successful day at Pick N Pull.
Not to mention it was only like $30 for the hooks and skid. Finally had a successful day at pick n pull for once. Too bad we broke 7 of the 8 bolts that hold the tow hook mounting plates on...
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post #6560 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 04:03 PM
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What can/should I fab up from this...
5 x 2 1/8, .25wall....

I have 2 pieces ,7 ft long....

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...230_165748.jpg

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post #6561 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 04:12 PM
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What can/should I fab up from this...
5 x 2 1/8, .25wall....

I have 2 pieces ,7 ft long....

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...230_165748.jpg
sliders
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post #6562 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 04:18 PM
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Stupid short in my tag lights that I thought I had fixed got me pulled over. Got off with no ticket just a verbal warning to get them fixed. I'm going to run all new wires and just bypass the hatch wiring all together.
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post #6563 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 04:20 PM
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sliders
Be a little too big, no? I have some pipe, 2" OD .25 wall also. Have ALOT of it. Would that be better. Just don't know what to make with that rectangle tubing....

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post #6564 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 04:51 PM
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Sliders or crossmembers

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post #6565 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 05:05 PM
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Took it out and wheeled a little and got some good footage with my new GoPro hero! Just trying to figure out these files and then I will upload a vid.

And my hook up backed out, anyone know where I can get a 242 shift plate? It's the flat plate with the rectangle cut in it that hooks up to the tcase and to the Z bar and stock linkage.

Rockauto? Any online place? I am in desperate need, thanks!

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What can/should I fab up from this...
5 x 2 1/8, .25wall....

I have 2 pieces ,7 ft long....

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...230_165748.jpg
where did you get that?
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post #6567 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 05:47 PM
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where did you get that?
From a buddys house. Had it laying around. got that, some steel plate, angle iron, and channel iron for $50. Not bad. All 1/4".

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Sliders or crossmembers
Thinking of a beefy xmember, and adding tcase skid plate. Then making some brackets for the "home made long arms". Ill see what happens

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post #6569 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 06:56 PM
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Took it out and wheeled a little and got some good footage with my new GoPro hero! Just trying to figure out these files and then I will upload a vid.

And my hook up backed out, anyone know where I can get a 242 shift plate? It's the flat plate with the rectangle cut in it that hooks up to the tcase and to the Z bar and stock linkage.

Rockauto? Any online place? I am in desperate need, thanks!
I just popped my 249 bezel out, took it apart and cleaned the paint off the bottom of the clear glass (so where it would normally have 4h-n-4l it was clear, and you could see the bulb under it). Then I just traced the size on a piece of paper, scanned it into my computer, and set a template up in InDesign with the 242 shift pattern on it. Printed that on a piece of transparency at work and stuck that under the piece of plexy (or whatever plastic it is) and put everything back together. Looks like factory. I may have the file around somewhere still I'll look for it for ya


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Thinking of a beefy xmember, and adding tcase skid plate. Then making some brackets for the "home made long arms". Ill see what happens
Pretty much what I'll be doing here shortly

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post #6570 of 45363 Old 12-30-2011, 07:46 PM
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CHecked afew more things on the old girl for the trip back to Savannah tomorrow and about got in a wreck where i bet i would of rolled. going down a two lane road (Polk Parkway) I was passing a car and just as there front bumper got to my drivers door they went to turn into me (Low siting car and me in a raised up ZJ. i was gonna roll if it went under me) It got so close i could of opened my door an inch and it would of hit them but by that time i cut away from them

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