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Unread 04-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #301
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Didn't get it all done today. Pitman arm TRE ended up being a PITA. Took four hours, a couple dozen heat/reheat cycles with the butane torch, a pickle fork, a TRE puller, a 6 foot breaker bar, and TWO BFHs to get it off. I guess 230,000 miles on a part will do that. It's all off. New stuff is on, but not torqued. The wheels are aligned, but the steering wheel is still off. Wheels are painted. Shocks are painted. New Rancho SS is painted. It's a big mofo.

This is the only picture you get until the whole thing is done.



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Do you know what kind of transmission that thing had. It never shifted.
It did too. I don't know exactly what it is. I know he has like a 2800 rpm stall. It's probably one of Martin Saines creations, but I really don't have any idea. It's set up to race. I know one of that guys ZJs is goes sub 10 seconds in the 1/4 mile.

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In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #302
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Got called into work yesterday and today. Jeep is still sitting in the barn in hover mode. Stuck driving the astro van all weekend.

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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #303
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So. The good news. Steering linkage is done. New SS is in. Wheels are painted. New shocks are painted and installed. Everything is put back together.

Now the bad news... There isn't any! My front end clunks from the worn TREs are gone. The steering wheel has almost no play in it. The bump steer is gone. No DW yet (I only ever got it twice on the stock stuff, so here's hoping it's gone for good). She drives like a new car. Totally quiet except for the exhaust... Just the way it should be. Thanks Kolak!

Working in the barn was kind of a pain in the ***, but not bad. Just really dusty. I need a garage of my own.


Duplicolor wheel paint...




Cleaned, wetsanded, then cleaned again. The closest wheel in the picture had some drips in it. I had to re-sand and re-paint that one. LIGHT coats!


The lips got taped off for the initial paint. I need to take my Dremel and clean/polish the lips the way I want them.


I don't remember who it was that did a write up on painting the BACK of the wheels, but I stole that idea. They look better.


Out with the old!!!


In with the new!!!



All put back together. God damn does she need a bath after playing in the snow.



I like this better than the red...


Shot of the back end.
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In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #304
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Damn Good Job!!!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #305
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You gotta do something about that d35. I'm liking the wheel paint though, really good look for the niner wheels. If the paint on the vents holds up I may have to do the same to mine, the paint is almost gone on them.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #306
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You gotta do something about that d35. I'm liking the wheel paint though, really good look for the niner wheels. If the paint on the vents holds up I may have to do the same to mine, the paint is almost gone on them.
Thanks. The 8.8 is coming... Don't worry. Good things come to those that wait. That's what I keep telling myself...
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In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #307
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Wow. Those wheels!!!!!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #308
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You gotta do something about that d35. I'm liking the wheel paint though, really good look for the niner wheels. If the paint on the vents holds up I may have to do the same to mine, the paint is almost gone on them.
X2 with the paint! What color/brand/type of paint did you use?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:54 AM   #309
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X2 with the paint! What color/brand/type of paint did you use?
Duplicolor "high performance" rim paint. It's whatever flavor of grey metallic Advance has.
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In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #310
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Just another day at the office.

EDIT. Hmmmm. An upside down day at the office. Stupid iPhone. Too late now.

DOUBLE EDIT. Does the picture look right side up to those of you in Australia?

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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Duplicolor "high performance" rim paint. It's whatever flavor of grey metallic Advance has.
Thanks! Gonna have to make a stop by Advance this after noon
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #312
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Saw the old dub again today. The dude still has my Jeepforum and VMI stickers on it. And my won't-pass-inspection-in-Virginia head and tail light tint. Glad it's not in a junk yard...

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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #313
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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #314
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^^^^^ that bumper!!!!!
besides that lol great build!!! sorry about the PO treating you so badly, been there done that, still doing that!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #315
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Good news: got the paint for the bumper and touch up stuff for the rest of it. Finally

Bad news: looks like the 408 is out. I went riding yesterday. I have to have another bike. Thats all there is to it. Looking for an air/oil cooled, carbureted bike in the 750-1100 cc range. Ideally an 86-93 GSXR.

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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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