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Fun with Jeep Build

1 - Rust forming on never used installed parts as build is taking years.

2 - Turning over engine and forgetting metal screw inserted in mopar mpi distributor used as improvised position locking pin.

3 - Spending hours to find given parts/tools like locking wheel lug nut key.

4 - Tear edge of new WARN wheel hub grease seal lip when leveraging off it to get off mis-threaded locking nut.

5 - Getting XJ front CV driveshaft from auto-wreckers for CJ rear, having it balanced then learning it won't work at my higher driveshaft angle.

6 - nv4500 wrong one ordered. had to cut down output shaft, order new input shaft. Then learn trans fluid is outrageously priced.

7 - Giving Border Parts original CJ steering wheel to win favor. did not work.

8 - Buying yokes, then new style yoke straps then getting new CV driveshaft and needing new style yoke. Yikes.

9 - Expensive stuff bought from M.O.R.E. Steering box hanger, shackle/shackle hangers, SOA spring perches. Ended up not using any of it as it ended up not the best fit for my build.

10 - Building a Jeep is also building a mechanic shop with Quincy air compressor and soldered pipe air lines, HF 12 ton shop press, HF engine hoist, HF engine stand, HF red bandsaw, Hobby Air respirator, HF drill press, HF blast cabinet, Wilton vice, Eastwood powder coat kit, Craftsman 6" grinder, paint cabinet, metal bench, gottrikes bender plans, Lincoln SP 135 MIG welder, Smith Oxy-Acetylene guages, Craftsman 31/2 ton floor jack and 6 ton jack stands, Ingersoll Rand air tools, etc.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-28-2011, 02:37 PM
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This probably belongs in general discussion. This is a section for the BUILD of your Jeep, not the PROCESS of building one. (That's not exactly right. But you get the idea)

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