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Unread 05-17-2009, 12:41 AM   #46
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Love the parking lot work shop man! good job.

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Unread 05-17-2009, 01:18 AM   #47
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Great work!
I was wondering what caused the original owned to sell the axle...
Looks like the wheel might have come off while moving and broken or melted the brake discs... which would explain the twisted brake plate?
Well, the rotors looked fine as you can see in my first couple pictures of the axle. They were just were just really rusty. I think the brake shield got bent up when removing the axle to put it on a shelf for storage or just carelessness by a worker getting ahold of it the day I wanted it. You know how some of those junkyard workers are.

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Lol you did all that in a parking lot. Nice work.
Thanks. Only got bugged by the cops once!

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We have the same red and black jackstands I'm pretty sure

Good work, I now have more pictures to reference when I do the swap
Glad I could help.

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Nice work dude
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Love the parking lot work shop man! good job.
Thanks, it was definatly something different. It makes you motivated to finish so you can drive out of there.
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Unread 05-17-2009, 01:31 AM   #48
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Congrats, your WJ is coming along nicely ; keep up the good work.

(Note to self, never complain about my wrenching space again, lol).
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Unread 07-14-2009, 07:22 PM   #49
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Bringing this back from the dead. This thread might have been more lively this summer if I had gotten a job and some income, but you all know how bad our economy is in the crapper. Been doing odd jobs here and there to earn some money to make simple repairs to the Jeep as well as minor upgrades.

Got a small update with a simple mod that I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm finally got rid of that crappy double CV front driveshaft. The boot ripped on my 2nd CV shaft on the transfer case side. I told myself I'm not getting another CV driveshaft. Thanks to skain8, I got his old double cardan front driveshaft and D30 yoke for a pretty good price. It will be going on as soon as I get my transfer case yoke from Kolak.







Will post a picture when I get it all installed as always.
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Unread 07-24-2009, 07:12 PM   #50
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Got my new ujoint transfer case yoke from Kolak today. Looks great.

Part #: 05019514AA



I guess I made a bad assumpsion by thinking I could just find the bolts needed to connect the tcase yoke to the driveshaft at Lowes. I couldn't find a single bolt that would fit in there. The threads were the right pitch, but they were either to big or to small.

Other than a junkyard, anyone know where I could get the 4 bolts required to mate the tcase yoke to the driveshaft? Anyone got any laying around?
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Unread 07-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #51
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Just been doing a little brainstorming tonight.

Out of curiousity, anyone with a WJ run a wheel with 3.75" backspacing? I've been looking at the Cragar V5 wheels alot lately and have seen they don't come in the 4" backspacing that I'd like (at least for 5x5). I plan on running 33s on one of their 15x8 wheels. I also noticed that those 15x8 wheels also have a -19mm offset. I know that means that the wheel has more of a "deep dish" look to it, but would it make it stick out further?

Thoughts? Opinions?
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Unread 07-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #52
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I looked at those when I was getting new wheels. It was between those and the soft 8s. I wasn't sure if they would rub or not so I just went with soft 8s. If you decide to get them, I would order one and test fit it first.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 08:29 PM   #53
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I'm new here, and I just wanted to say Nice Work! I have a WJ and can't freakin' wait to start building it. Finances are keeping me at bay for now, but that is likely to change soon. Your WJ build is inspiring to me. Keep it up!
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Unread 07-26-2009, 09:29 PM   #54
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Looking good Bama I'v always liked your jeep
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Unread 07-26-2009, 09:30 PM   #55
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I'm new here, and I just wanted to say Nice Work! I have a WJ and can't freakin' wait to start building it. Finances are keeping me at bay for now, but that is likely to change soon. Your WJ build is inspiring to me. Keep it up!
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Looking good Bama I'v always liked your jeep
Thanks guys.

Good luck in the ROTM WJ04.
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Unread 08-01-2009, 04:56 PM   #56
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nice WJ. it looks HOT.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 01:27 PM   #57
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nice WJ. it looks HOT.
Thats going to haunt me now.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #58
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Got bored today and figured I'd do a cheap and easy mod. I actually stumbled across this the other night and knew this was actually something that I kind of wanted/needed. What I ended up making was a holder for my front sway bar when I disconnected it. I don't really know why I've waited this long to do this, but it looks like it will work great. Heres what I ended up getting at Lowes:

2 5/16" x 3-1/4" zinc plated eye bolts
2 1/4" Spring links
4 5/16" washers
2 5/16" hex nuts
2ft of black oblong chain
1 box of 3/4" zinc plated open S hooks

Total: $8.10



I started by cutting the 2ft chain in half. Then I took a pair of channel locks to bend the S hooks in order to make a loop out of the chain.





Next, I found a perfectly sized hole located near the winshield washer tank. If any of you still have the factory plastic fender lining, the hole is hidden underneath the fender lining.



Fits perfect in there.



From the other side.



The passenger side is exactly the same way. It has the same hole in the same place. Its a little tricky to tighten the bolt from the inside under the battery tray.



Fender lining trimmed up to allow room for the bolt.



Finished product. Looks like it will work awesome.

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Unread 08-03-2009, 08:59 PM   #59
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Nice looking WJ. Just curious, what are you studying at Purdue? I'm in college search mode and have been looking at going to school there.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 11:03 PM   #60
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Nice looking WJ. Just curious, what are you studying at Purdue? I'm in college search mode and have been looking at going to school there.
I'm studying Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET). About to start on my senior year. Its basically a more hands on form of EE. I didn't want to go through first year engineering or high level math and physics courses cause that just wasn't for me. I like it. I'm trying to get into some special classes to follow my intrest in electical power (transmission and distribution) right now.

I love it there in the fall and spring. Winter is just not my thing being a born and raised southerner. My freshman year we had a snow storm (about 20" in non-drift areas) that cancelled school for 1.5 days. I about went nuts cause that was the first time I had seen more than like 3" of snow. I love the campus though, very pretty. Football games are fun as hell. Just pay Purdue a visit. If you ever do, I can give you a tour if you'd like. Holler at me if you stop by and I will PM you my number.

Best of luck finding a college.
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