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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:46 PM   #8236
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Like I told 800 other people.. My tires will hit before the shovel does. Never has my mirror even hit a tree.
I'm not mocking the idea. I'd just put it on the other side so you can see it maybe. I love my bumper handyman holder and still use it, but it did cost me a jack when a stray branch caught my hitch clip just right. If it was on my driver fender I may have seen it. Also depends on the wheeling you do but I laid mine on the pass side last time I was out, wound up driving it out but it happens. If your confident there is no way you'll loose your shovel go for it. I made another jack holder in the bed for when I'm in the trees now.

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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:49 PM   #8237
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I'm not mocking the idea. I'd just put it on the other side so you can see it maybe. I love my bumper handyman holder and still use it, but it did cost me a jack when a stray branch caught my hitch clip just right. If it was on my driver fender I may have seen it. Also depends on the wheeling you do but I laid mine on the pass side last time I was out, wound up driving it out but it happens. If your confident there is no way you'll loose your shovel go for it. I made another jack holder in the bed for when I'm in the trees now.
I know your not mocking it. I am just saying, Ive never come close to hitting my fenders.

My bumper is going to have my hilift.
Driver side will have the axe.
Pass side will have the shovel.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:58 PM   #8238
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I know your not mocking it. I am just saying, Ive never come close to hitting my fenders.

My bumper is going to have my hilift.
Driver side will have the axe.
Pass side will have the shovel.
Sounds good then. My jack system is simple with small chunk of exhaust tube on one side and a pin on the other. If in trees I would change to a locking wing nut though lol.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:17 AM   #8239
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Sounds good then. My jack system is simple with small chunk of exhaust tube on one side and a pin on the other. If in trees I would change to a locking wing nut though lol.
I ordered the tube mount for the Hi Lift. So I can mount it on the bull bars of the ARB. But nice set up.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:26 AM   #8240
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I ordered the tube mount for the Hi Lift. So I can mount it on the bull bars of the ARB. But nice set up.
That's my lazy farmer bumper I made after getting stuck pulling a irrigator. Then was pulling another one day and ripped the bolts out of the frame, so I welded 1/2 in bolts 10 inches down the frame. It holds now lol. Works really well having the jack, a hitch, and the winch, but a lot of the time I made a receiver mount for my generator that rides up there most the time. Works awesome if it didn't look so hillbilly lol.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 05:36 AM   #8241
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If I drank we would have a deal lol. Just pm me when you start, I'll give you my number, if you have power tools, and a ratchet wrench you'll have it done in 45 mins tops. Get to it. I agree with the axle moved back you may not need to cut, let's find out.
Ha. Very rarely do I drink. First of all, alcoholism runs in my family. Secondly, I have better things to spend my money on, like my ZJ. I usually use beer as joking bribe. I'll definitely let you know before I do it. My buddy is probably going to let me use his shop so I can get it up on a lift and have access to all the power tools I'd need. That'd also be killer if I didn't have to cut my slip yoke. I think I told you before, the DS I got from the JY has a very shallow dent in it. I guess with all the power tools, I could probably find something to cut the slip yoke with should I need to trim it.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 06:08 AM   #8242
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Also looking to fab up a mount for my Shovel. Ill be doing an axe on the other side.

More in my build thread. Link located below.
Quick fist clamps. You can get them at endroad.com.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:56 AM   #8243
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That'd also be killer if I didn't have to cut my slip yoke. I think I told you before, the DS I got from the JY has a very shallow dent in it. I guess with all the power tools, I could probably find something to cut the slip yoke with should I need to trim it.
When we did the 242 swap in the 5.9, the problem wasn't the yoke bottoming out against the output shaft. Instead, the front of the yoke hit the oil slinger. There was like maybe 1/4" between the yoke and the slinger when at ride height. We decided to go the driveshaft cut down route because we didn't want to lose spline engagement. It was pricey, but at least it was done correctly.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:08 AM   #8244
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Quick fist clamps. You can get them at endroad.com.
Friend who is a fire fighter told me about those. That was my plan to use them. Just gotta find a way to lock it up.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #8245
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When we did the 242 swap in the 5.9, the problem wasn't the yoke bottoming out against the output shaft. Instead, the front of the yoke hit the oil slinger. There was like maybe 1/4" between the yoke and the slinger when at ride height. We decided to go the driveshaft cut down route because we didn't want to lose spline engagement. It was pricey, but at least it was done correctly.
I'm not too sure what you're talking about but I'll definitely make sure to check the DS clearance with all the components underneath at ride height and while it's up on the lift. I'll guesstimate the clearance when the suspension is fully loaded then by seeing what it does at normal height and when it's unloaded. I'm hoping to not have any clearance issues. And, like I said, if worst comes to worst, I still have the DS from the donor.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #8246
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Ha. Very rarely do I drink. First of all, alcoholism runs in my family. Secondly, I have better things to spend my money on, like my ZJ. I usually use beer as joking bribe. I'll definitely let you know before I do it. My buddy is probably going to let me use his shop so I can get it up on a lift and have access to all the power tools I'd need. That'd also be killer if I didn't have to cut my slip yoke. I think I told you before, the DS I got from the JY has a very shallow dent in it. I guess with all the power tools, I could probably find something to cut the slip yoke with should I need to trim it.
I used a chop saw.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #8247
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Heading to home depot for the hardware to build my zj drawer system
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #8248
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Moggie99...man, I'm jealous...could you do me a favor: mail me some gas, maybe a few thousand gallons? Lol..sure, they might have issues trying to mail a flamable, hazardous liquid...just ask nicely, I'm sure they will let it slide this one time.
I don't think that Empost and the USPS would be too happy. Sorry.

On topic: changed the oil on my front diff.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #8249
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Lets see between today and tomorrow I am putting in a new exhaust manifold, driver side engine mount,oil pan gasket, and rear main seal.
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 02-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #8250
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For anyone bored here's a vid I made the other night when I went out drifting with my friend and his suby

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