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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #8686
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Did a complete brake job, pads/rotors/calipers all around. $25 a caliper, and the old ones probably hadn't been touched in the last 6 years or so. (Bleeders rusted solid.) Advantage is that it took me less then 3 hours from wheels off to wheels on, I know that if I'd tried to yank the old bleeders much cursing an time wasting would have occurred.

Can't say I stop any sooner, but its nice knowing that the brakes are in good condition with plenty of material on em.


Now to order the parts for my parking brake... I'm really looking forward to that since the shoes have no friction material left, and everything is rusted solid.

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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #8687
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Did a complete brake job, pads/rotors/calipers all around. $25 a caliper, and the old ones probably hadn't been touched in the last 6 years or so. (Bleeders rusted solid.) Advantage is that it took me less then 3 hours from wheels off to wheels on, I know that if I'd tried to yank the old bleeders much cursing an time wasting would have occurred.

Can't say I stop any sooner, but its nice knowing that the brakes are in good condition with plenty of material on em.


Now to order the parts for my parking brake... I'm really looking forward to that since the current shoes on it are nonexistant, and everything looks rusted solid.
You mean the shoes are gone, not there ?
If all the parts are there, take them off, if you cant get the cam and levers out ,zip tie them for now.
If e brake parts ,break, come apart ,can screw stuff up, like ABS sensor and your new parts
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Unread 02-28-2012, 01:41 AM   #8688
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You mean the shoes are gone, not there ?
If all the parts are there, take them off, if you cant get the cam and levers out ,zip tie them for now.
If e brake parts ,break, come apart ,can screw stuff up, like ABS sensor and your new parts
I didn't touch the parking brake, and its been non-functional for the last 8 years. I doubt that swapping the rotor is going to cause it to sprang apart when its been rusted solid for years. I got my terminology wrong, where the friction material should be is rust with no hint of friction material. Since the old rotor had a nice a nice rust belt where the inner drum should be the two don't touch, so I wasn't going to mess with it without the parts to replace it.

The shoes are present and accounted for, any friction material however has left this world years ago.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 02:26 AM   #8689
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I didn't touch the parking brake, and its been non-functional for the last 8 years. I doubt that swapping the rotor is going to cause it to sprang apart when its been rusted solid for years. I got my terminology wrong, where the friction material should be is rust with no hint of friction material. Since the old rotor had a nice a nice rust belt where the inner drum should be the two don't touch, so I wasn't going to mess with it without the parts to replace it.

The shoes are present and accounted for, any friction material however has left this world years ago.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #8690
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Hahahaha you guys make me laugh with your Nickelback stuff.

I would never dream of living in Alaska, but I must admit that life there looks awesome in many ways.

Most of the snow is gone, but here is my ZJ having some fun in a small snowbank

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Unread 02-28-2012, 05:50 AM   #8691
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Is a non-factory installed seat even legal? I'm just wondering. And you should see if a tj rear seat will fit. Just get the brackets from a jy or something and bolt them down.
IDK about states with inspections, but i know here in Florida, if the seat is firmly bolted down, and has properly working seatbelts, its legal.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 06:55 AM   #8692
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IDK about states with inspections, but i know here in Florida, if the seat is firmly bolted down, and has properly working seatbelts, its legal.
I'm in California and as long as it's bolted down and has seat belts your legal. I'm sure that will change in this communist state of Gov. Jerry Brown!!
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Unread 02-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #8693
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Not today, I guess... but yesterday (Sunday), I replaced both front axle shafts. Just got new tires (my 2nd set of Pirelli Scorpion ATRs - love that tread), and when I had them mounted & balanced, the shop mentioned both of my CV boots were completely ripped up (somehow I didn't notice that when I did a full brake hardware job a month or two ago... ). Shop quoted me ~$600 for parts & labor. I did it for $120 parts

... then again, it also took me about 8-10 hours (from starting lifting it to cleanup being complete, and including a couple of breaks), mostly because it took 4-6 hours to get the @#*@#*@# hub assemblies off the steering knuckles, since both they - and the bolts that held them in - had rusted solid. Thanks to PB Blaster, a BFH, combination wrenches, and finally a hub puller, I got them out.

Man, it's satisfying to finally get a job like that done, but boy was I pissed about 2/3 of the way through (before I was certain I was gonna be able to get them out)...

once you have the three bolts out just thread the front one in a good bit and put a socket extension between the socket and innerC at the tube.
turn steering wheel
instant press and the hub will pop out

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Is a non-factory installed seat even legal? I'm just wondering. And you should see if a tj rear seat will fit. Just get the brackets from a jy or something and bolt them down.
you can legally ride in the back of a pickup truck as long as you're sitting in the bottom of the bed.
seat belt safety would be the problem there
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Unread 02-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #8694
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In Indiana, as long as your in front of the rear axle, you can ride in a bed. At least that's how it used to be.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #8695
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In Indiana, as long as your in front of the rear axle, you can ride in a bed. At least that's how it used to be.
PA only ride in the bed of a pickup @ speed 35mph and under even if you have seats bolted in with seat belts as i did in my old low rider, I asked what about the Subaru Brat "oh thats illegal in PA" damn Commonwealth Laws
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Unread 02-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #8696
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Did some flexing this weekend



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Unread 02-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #8697
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once you have the three bolts out just thread the front one in a good bit and put a socket extension between the socket and innerC at the tube.
turn steering wheel
instant press and the hub will pop out
Yeah, I tried that. It didn't work; all it accomplished was causing my power steering fluid to pop and spray out the cap from the hydraulic pressure. I figured I didn't want to cause any MORE problems (I am PRETTY sure that's the only place it leaked from; if I blew out a seal, looks like I'm doing another job THIS weekend), so I stopped and got the hub puller... the driver's side hub came off nicely with the puller; the passenger side assembly split into two, exposing the ball bearings, and I had to then connect the puller to two out of the three bolts (threaded backwards into the hub) and crank it way, way down before it FINALLY popped off. I was able to put the hub assembly back together (and VERY careful not to get any dirt into the wheel bearings), so I re-used it instead of buying a new one. I'll check it next time I rotate the tires; if there are any signs of wear / junk in the bearings, I'll replace it.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #8698
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Yeah, I tried that. It didn't work; all it accomplished was causing my power steering fluid to pop and spray out the cap from the hydraulic pressure. I figured I didn't want to cause any MORE problems (I am PRETTY sure that's the only place it leaked from; if I blew out a seal, looks like I'm doing another job THIS weekend), so I stopped and got the hub puller... the driver's side hub came off nicely with the puller; the passenger side assembly split into two, exposing the ball bearings, and I had to then connect the puller to two out of the three bolts (threaded backwards into the hub) and crank it way, way down before it FINALLY popped off. I was able to put the hub assembly back together (and VERY careful not to get any dirt into the wheel bearings), so I re-used it instead of buying a new one. I'll check it next time I rotate the tires; if there are any signs of wear / junk in the bearings, I'll replace it.
Just go ahead and get a new hub. Its a factory pressed assembly. and as a rule of thumb, if it splits then get a new one.
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I ordered two different caps for my Hummer style snorkel, well see which one makes the most sense when they get here!
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Unread 02-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #8699
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picked up a 99+ intake and neon injectors all for $75, and I didn't even have to pull them!
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 02-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #8700
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Trans started slipping so threw in some lucas,hope that helps for a little till I can get the last few parts for the 5speed swap
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