Haven't done anything to the jeep, been busy with work and school but I have done quite a bit of work to the trailer. Still need to replace the deck and install the front brakes. Wiring is finished with exception of some wire loom and one ground wire. Tomorrow I plan on finishing up the wiring and then cut the boards down to install them. After that, If I have time, The front axle may get brakes.
I believe I should win the "best Neighbor award". Just got finished at 1045pm putting the boards on my trailer. That entailed a circular saw cutting the 20' boards down to 18' and then pounding them into place... Still need to load the jeep.
I will be moving next year. Everyone I talked to said they would be sad to see me gone. I told them that they wouldn't have to deal with all the cars (5 people live in my house, I rent out 3 rooms to pay the bills plus my fiance). They said that good neighbors are hard to come by. I guess me being friendly to them overcomes the 5 cars outside, flat bed trailer, occasional additional vehicles, and occasional garage noises.
Took it out for the last time this year and the last time before I tear it down at my Club's Toys for Tots run.
Had a great time. i broke a brake line on the driver front side. Also having some trouble with my PSC box or probably the pump. It's really stiff to steer and has been since I put it on. I'm hoping that it's air in the lines.
List of things that are going up for sale.
TJ30 4.88s lockright Yukon shafts knuckle over JCR offroad steering HD 1/4" lower mounts (rustys?)
TJ44 rear 4.88s Detroit Alloy USA shafts Clayton Truss heavy duty lower mounts
36" TSLs slightly grooved on Steel Wheels. 2 are mounted on weld on bead locks and the other 2 aren't. never got around to welding them up, but I have the bolts and rings to be welded on
35" Pro Comp AT tires on 15x8 aluminum wheels They probably have less than 15000 miles on them
Big Daddy Offroad HD tie Rod
35" Old style MTR <350 miles of street use on a 15x8 steel wheel
RE 4.5 Springs Front and Rear
3 11" BBCS shocks
2 13" BBCS shocks
Rear TJ bumper with D ring point and Receiver Hitch
Possibly for sale
Front tube fenders Poison Spider
Drove it to the Car wash to give it a bath before I put it before the build up. The underside was pretty dirty from a few weeks ago's Toys 4 Tots run.
It was pulling to the right pretty badly on the way to and from the car wash. I didn't realize until I was about 2 blocks from home why it was pulling so badly. That's when I realized/ remembered I had broken driver side front hard brake line on the last wheeling trip. It wasn't leaking since my buddy did a really good job pinching it.
I'm pretty proud of the top sticker... Finally finishing school in December with my Masters in Mechanical Engineering and I start at Cummins in January. I'm really Excited.
I just hope I can finish this stage of the jeep's buildup before my wedding in May. Also trying to sell my house here in Louisville and find a new one in Columbus, Indiana.
Also looking for suggestions for Daily Driver Vehicles for my 75 mile drive to work and 75 miles back home until I move. Thought about buying a new one, but it's not worth it to me. I'm thinking once I move up there I may have to cross over to the "Dark Side" and find a Bright Silver 4 Door Wrangler as a DD for when living close to work. The jeeps would have to match of course.
i love my new 4 door. less than 200 miles on it and I'm averaging 18mpg. not stellar, but it should improve as the motor loosens up. then it will take a nose dive as soon as the 5.38's get put in the diffs
2010 Magnetic Toyota 4Runner Trail Teams
One day. Until I move I will be driving 150 miles a day so a JK isn't too practical. Originally I thought of getting a Sahara, but When in Rome, Why not get a rubicon. That and I will get below invoice pricing on all chrysler products.
Today I pulled the Rear diff skid off. Nth Degree/AEV
It's now for sale separately. $150 shipped via USPS I will get actual photos later but here's one for now off AEV's site.