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Unread 10-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #166
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Well here we are, months later, and the YJ is still a pile of parts

The ZJ is running good though, which I guess is important because I need that engine to be reliable. I think when DST kicks back in next year I will begin tearing the ZJ apart and begin preparations to transfer the engine in. Still need my trans and accompanying clutch components..

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-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 10-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #167
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Glad to see an update good luck! My 5.2 swap is going to take a while also.
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build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #168
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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #169
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Sub'd up! Im in the same spot man, just a pile of parts waiting on funds to pick up so I can finish it. To bad your not 8 hours closer so we could dial them in together. I feel like mine is never going to end.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #170
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I'm still waiting on the guy who is doing my welding to get done. Everything was supposed to be done weeks ago.

Once he finally finishes all that up, I can start moving forward with this **** again.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:08 PM   #171
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I think I'm going to find my own welder and do everything myself. I have plenty of time to practice...

I'd feel better knowing I did everything myself.

I drove the ZJ again tonight (right now it's basically just an offroad toy, expired tags) and noticed the battery was very low, it barely started and kept stalling every now and then. Once it charged up everything was fine, I hope whatever is sucking on the battery goes away when I gut the Jeep...
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-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:14 AM   #172
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I think I'm going to find my own welder and do everything myself. I have plenty of time to practice...

I'd feel better knowing I did everything myself.

I drove the ZJ again tonight (right now it's basically just an offroad toy, expired tags) and noticed the battery was very low, it barely started and kept stalling every now and then. Once it charged up everything was fine, I hope whatever is sucking on the battery goes away when I gut the Jeep...
It was either save up $3000 for the welder I want, or pay out roughly $1000 to have all my stuff welded. I already bought all the parts a long time ago, I just needed to weld them. One idiot who I used to work with proved to be one of the most unreliable people I've ever met, so I said **** it and paid a guy who just started an off road business. Dude's welds are , worth it if you ask me.

But yeah, agreed, I'm buying either a Lincoln or Miller 240 amp MIG and doing everything myself sometime in the near future. Not because I don't trust the guy or anything like that, kind of a pride thing more or less.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #173
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Not trying to derail this thread or start a debate here, but learning to weld will probably be one of the best investments any jeeper can do to his/her jeep. I think anyone who wants to modify their jeep should learn to weld (sort of an unwritten oath). I self taught myself growing up on our ranch with an old Lincoln tombstone welder.A few years later I picked up a cheapy 110v mig welder and experimented with that.

Two years ago when I was doing my 8.8 swap I shelled out the cash for a Lincoln 180 mig welder. What a difference a good welder can make, I went from making decent welds to them looking real good. Im no expert by any means and always say im going to take a night class at the local college and learn to really weld, but I am so glad I spent the money I use it for everything even make some money off of it now and then. Once again not trying to derail and get a big debate going on welders.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:13 AM   #174
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I've been kinda keeping my eyes/ears open for an inexpensive Lincoln on craigslist. Figured I'd rather save up and buy a name brand model rather than investing into some cheap POS.
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-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #175
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I've been kinda keeping my eyes/ears open for an inexpensive Lincoln on craigslist. Figured I'd rather save up and buy a name brand model rather than investing into some cheap POS.
Yep the best advice I can give is get a Lincoln, hobart, or miller and a minimum of 180 amps and you will never regret it.
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build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
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Unread 10-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #176
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Yep the best advice I can give is get a Lincoln, hobart, or miller and a minimum of 180 amps and you will never regret it.
X2. I use to own a Hobart Handler 180 ten years ago, until it had gotten stolen. Best little welder that I have ever had. I currently own a Craftsman 180, but it isn't quite the machine that the Hobart was.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:30 PM   #177
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DAMMIT... Went to go hop in the ZJ and do some shenanigans in the rain and the thing barely cranked, then promptly stopped cranking... Thinking I might need new battery terminals, these ones are junk.

EDIT: Took the 7 months old battery to AutoZone and they exchanged the POS Valuecraft with a dead cell with a Duralast, which has a better warranty and is less expensive. The refunded $$ bought me new marine grade battery terminals and put some change in my pocket
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[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/another-5-2l-yj-thread-1503048/"]My 5.2L Build thread[/URL]

-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:26 PM   #178
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Not trying to derail this thread or start a debate here, but learning to weld will probably be one of the best investments any jeeper can do to his/her jeep. I think anyone who wants to modify their jeep should learn to weld (sort of an unwritten oath). I self taught myself growing up on our ranch with an old Lincoln tombstone welder.A few years later I picked up a cheapy 110v mig welder and experimented with that.

Two years ago when I was doing my 8.8 swap I shelled out the cash for a Lincoln 180 mig welder. What a difference a good welder can make, I went from making decent welds to them looking real good. Im no expert by any means and always say im going to take a night class at the local college and learn to really weld, but I am so glad I spent the money I use it for everything even make some money off of it now and then. Once again not trying to derail and get a big debate going on welders.
Yeah I don't think you're really going to get an argument out of anybody here about that one, buddy! We can all agree with what you said.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #179
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Hey stop arguing in my threads









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[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/another-5-2l-yj-thread-1503048/"]My 5.2L Build thread[/URL]

-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #180
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Hey stop arguing in my threads









It's ok if we argue in here as long as we argue like Canadians!
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