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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:17 AM   #226
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Haven't had much time to work on the Jeep lately. Worked some overtime, got sick, and been looking into opening another business (Jeep related )

Ordered some chrome block hugger headers and they arrived today.


im sure youknow already,,dont waste time with the gaskets they sell,,go straight for the copper ones then you wont be changeing them every 3-6 months..i used to hate those days when i could only afford the paper ones..

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Unread 03-10-2010, 12:54 PM   #227
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im sure you know already,,dont waste time with the gaskets they sell,,go straight for the copper ones
That is the plan

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Awesome so far.
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Unread 03-13-2010, 04:06 PM   #228
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Installed the headers and ran into a problem with one of the holes in the block. Taped it, but it was to far gone. Guess I'll helicoil it next week. Used the paper gaskets for now till I get copper ones.


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Unread 03-15-2010, 04:13 PM   #229
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Got the stripped hole Helicoiled today. Got nice and tight and hopefully it will stay that way.

For those that read Peterson's 4 Wheel & Off-Road, I'm going to submit this picture for the upcoming "your project trucks" section. Hopefully it will make the cut Put all the parts on for the pic and now I really want it finished!

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Unread 03-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #230
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its going too be sweet when finished
in a couple yrs or less i see it being real sweet knowing you
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Unread 03-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #231
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Is a project like that ever finished :-)

Makes me miss my old 82 scrambler, was just getting it where I wanted it when a damn drunk hit me head on and ruined it ! Can't wait to see the next pics of your!
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Unread 03-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #232
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in a couple yrs or less i see it being real sweet knowing you
I hope it don't take that long, it's already been long enough. Wanted to finish it by this spring but now I'm shootin for fall (Jeeptoberfest).

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Is a project like that ever finished :-)
I'm sure my wife and wallet hope so!

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Makes me miss my old 82 scrambler, was just getting it where I wanted it when a damn drunk hit me head on and ruined it ! Can't wait to see the next pics of your!
Thanks, and sorry to hear about yours. What a shame.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 08:04 AM   #233
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It's been a couple weeks, hows it coming? LOVE this project. Wish I lived a little closer I'd be over every week.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 06:30 PM   #234
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It's been a couple weeks, hows it coming?
I've been sitting in my shop and looking at it quite a bit Get a little down here and there but nothing really worth posting about. Paid my property taxes and waiting to hear from my accountant on how much I owe the IRS so can't spend to much money on it right now. Next week I'm going to try and do new cap, rotor, wires, plugs and get the carb hooked up.


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LOVE this project. Wish I lived a little closer I'd be over every week.
Your welcome over anytime. Been meaning to ask, how did the axles work for ya?
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Unread 04-08-2010, 07:11 AM   #235
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Your welcome over anytime. Been meaning to ask, how did the axles work for ya?
They are working out well and cleaned up nice. The front has a little too much play and makes a clanging sound when I go over a bump, but other than that everything is wonderful. I can use 4th and 5th gear again. 3.54s work well, I think a 3.73 would be ideal since it's a daily driver. But that will have to wait until I'm ready to do lockers and 1 piece axles.

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It turned out to be an expensive swap but well worth the money and effort. I put new stainless brake lines on, turned rotors and drums, rebuilt calipers and wheel cylinders, new bearings, all the bushings, sway bar links, stabilizer, all the bolts, leaf springs, greasable shackles, 1" body lift, and on and on..

Your project and fab skills are an inspiration to all us newbie jeepers! I want to learn to weld damn it! I'm talking to a guy over on tbaja about helping me fab up some sliders using your design. I asked Johnny if he had any more of that landing mat stuff too!
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Unread 04-08-2010, 11:40 AM   #236
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Glad they are working for ya and it looks nice cleaned up

If Johnny can't get anymore of the matting let me know, I think there is enough left over to make another set. I'll have to dig it up and look.
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Unread 04-08-2010, 10:07 PM   #237
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Great build so far. Rig has really come along way in a short period of time.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 06:01 AM   #238
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Great build so far. Rig has really come along way in a short period of time.
Thanks....
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Unread 04-09-2010, 10:43 AM   #239
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Got the new dist. cap, rotor, plugs in. Reused the old wires for now, going to get some orange ones later. Also put some oil in and a new filter on. Called about a starter this morning and found a new one for cheap. Maybe next week I'll pick it up.


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Unread 04-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #240
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what front axle is that?
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