I think I managed to get the transmission dip stick tube back together, but not some of my finest work. It got bent and now I'm just worried about water getting in there. I slapped some RTV around it and my secure it further with a hose clamp. I know it is ****ty, but I was tired and frustrated. Come to think of it. . . That's how I usually am when I'm out in the garage, so this fi is just par for the course.
The bellypan was fighting me, so I left it, showered, and took a much needed nap. I am in the process of doing my monthly work shift rotation. Switching from Mid shift to Day shift, so I'll get the belly pan and control arms slapped back on another day.
Oh, I had one more failure today as well. . . Since I was so tired and my brain was not cooperating I figured I would tackle something easy. . . . To pop off the front wheels and install my wheel adapters. I took the driver's side off, put the first piece of the adapter on using red lock-tite and torqueing to specs. THEN of course I hit a snag. The 2nd piece of the adapter doesn't f'n fit over the lockout hub. It is a good 1/8th inch too small. First the guy sent me the wrong size open end lug nuts, now the 2nd piece of the adapter is the wrong size. . . **** THIS ****!!! I emailed him, but if he doesn't have a damned good solution that can remedy this issue quickly I will just be asking for a full refund. I'm chomping at the bit to get my 35's mounted and under the XJ, but I'm not mounting them until I have the adapter issue resolved. ****!