Fun with Jeep Build - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > Fun with Jeep Build

Jeep Grand Cherokee Mirror - Side ViewJeep Grand Cherokee Headlight AssembliesThe Retrofit Source / JW Speaker LED Headlight GROUP BUY!

Reply
Unread 03-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
Gordy_M
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chula Vista
Posts: 2
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.

Gordy_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-28-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
csouers
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 2,027
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)
__________________
1998 Bright Platinum ZJ 5.9 Limited - 5.9l, 46RE, NV-242, D30/44a (Trac-Loc) w/3.73s - The DD
1999 White XJ Sport - 4.0l, AW4, NP-231, D30/8.25 w/3.55s - The Rig

My Photography
csouers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.