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post #1396 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 03:53 PM
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I love the STTs and have run them for years on numerous Jeeps. Glad to see your local shop can get them. If you ever run into issues getting them, I use a shop in Mooresville that gives me great prices on them. I know that's about 2 hours from you but it seems like you travel a lot.

Trailer looks AWESOME.


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post #1397 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 03:57 PM
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That trailer is coming out nicely. I'm with you on the wiring, I truly lack that skill.

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post #1398 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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You sold a canoe without telling me?! Party foul!!
I sold two of them this week , does that make you feel better ?

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I'll trade you a bunch of Jeep parts for it if you'll ship it to me.
Now we are getting somewhere , do I need to send a check back to you via your shipping agent when we are done?

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That is what I am planning on doing with my left over alum if it ever arrives.
I plan on hitting the machine shop next week to see what kind of drops they may have .

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I love the STTs and have run them for years on numerous Jeeps. Glad to see your local shop can get them. If you ever run into issues getting them, I use a shop in Mooresville that gives me great prices on them. I know that's about 2 hours from you but it seems like you travel a lot.
If the local deal falls through I will check your place out but I would prefer to stay local for potential warranty issues . I am heading to Hickory tomorrow , you never know where I am going to be .

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Trailer looks AWESOME.
Thanks , watch for the update tonight after the fireworks .

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That trailer is coming out nicely. I'm with you on the wiring, I truly lack that skill.
Thanks but this time we killed the 12 Volt! Having a Nuclear Engineer in the house helped substantially

Pics tonight after the fireworks . Happy 4th everyone and thanks to all who serve and have served .

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post #1399 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 07:54 PM
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Now we are getting somewhere , do I need to send a check back to you via your shipping agent when we are done?
I am an oceanographer on an off shore drill rig. I will give you $30 above your asking price if you hold it for me. I can have my secretary send a mail order and arrange pickup at a later date. Yes?
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post #1400 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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I am an oceanographer on an off shore drill rig. I will give you $30 above your asking price if you hold it for me. I can have my secretary send a mail order and arrange pickup at a later date. Yes?
Your enrgish is entirely too good


This is the wiring that came out from under the Jeep . It had over 30 splices and it was a fire waiting to happen . So all of that came out and this is the newly rebuilt trailer tap / tail light harness .

The new harness is Occam approved I still cant believe how bad the old harness was , and how simple it ended up .

After all that wire was pulled and the new harness was fished in this was the reward .

We have lights ! Another day of welding / patching and I will start the body work . The goal is to have it shot in an epoxy primer and all welding complete by the end of next week . Oh yeah , theres the whole licensing thing to deal with too .

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post #1401 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 10:15 PM
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Your enrgish is entirely too good


This is the wiring that came out from under the Jeep . It had over 30 splices and it was a fire waiting to happen . So all of that came out and this is the newly rebuilt trailer tap / tail light harness .

The new harness is Occam approved I still cant believe how bad the old harness was , and how simple it ended up .

After all that wire was pulled and the new harness was fished in this was the reward .

We have lights ! Another day of welding / patching and I will start the body work . The goal is to have it shot in an epoxy primer and all welding complete by the end of next week . Oh yeah , theres the whole licensing thing to deal with too .

Sweet. Its looking like it coming together nicely.

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post #1402 of 4125 Old 07-04-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet. Its looking like it coming together nicely.
Getting closer , and I didnt burn anything down fixing the 12 volt !

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post #1403 of 4125 Old 07-06-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Today I got the shop cleaned up , rebuilt my lawn trailer and finished up the wiring on the LJ . Its not very exciting to look at but it does make for a clean install .

Donor metal and tab template .

The tab cut out , and factory wire loom holder .

Wire loom holder installed on the tab.

The tab and the wire loom holder installed . Like I said nothing too exciting to look at , but it does mean that the wiring on the LJ is 100% complete and ready to tow the trailer .
I really wanted to go get it inspected last week , but with the wiring and family in town it didnt happen . Hopefully this week I can get it legal and in primer .

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post #1404 of 4125 Old 07-06-2013, 08:26 PM
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So if I read correctly in another build thread, you are talking about doing the jana kits and still keep the stock lockers? Why? I know you could still upgrade the lockers later, but kinda seems dumb to upgrade the part that isnt the weak link...

Just go ahead and replace them. I cant express how much I love having the detroit in the rear now. I wheeled my LJ harder today at URE than I ever would have with the rubi locker back there.

URE is awesome right now with all the rain we've been having lately btw.
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post #1405 of 4125 Old 07-06-2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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So if I read correctly in another build thread, you are talking about doing the jana kits and still keep the stock lockers? Why? I know you could still upgrade the lockers later, but kinda seems dumb to upgrade the part that isnt the weak link...
Yup Jana gears on stock front lockers front and rear . The fronts are a decent design and they eliminate the LSD that likes to let loose in the rear .

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Just go ahead and replace them. I cant express how much I love having the detroit in the rear now. I wheeled my LJ harder today at URE than I ever would have with the rubi locker back there.
I like having a selectable locker , but I cant afford to change out to ARBs in addition to regearing . I think the front Rubi air locker will hold up to my light foot
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URE is awesome right now with all the rain we've been having lately btw.
I am sure it is some tire spinning, red clay covered goodness . I like the lack of dust , but cleaning up the mud afterwards almost makes me miss the dust .

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Yup Jana gears on stock front lockers front and rear . The fronts are a decent design and they eliminate the LSD that likes to let loose in the rear .


I like having a selectable locker , but I cant afford to change out to ARBs in addition to regearing . I think the front Rubi air locker will hold up to my light foot

I am sure it is some tire spinning, red clay covered goodness . I like the lack of dust , but cleaning up the mud afterwards almost makes me miss the dust .
Ask kyle craig how well his front rubi locker worked in the rear.

Mud wasn't too bad, it was so gunky that it didn't really fly up much. Still got my Jeep filthy, but not as bad as you would think. My hot pressure washer made quick work of it!
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Ask kyle craig how well his front rubi locker worked in the rear.
I didnt realize he blew one up , time to go do some more reading .
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Mud wasn't too bad, it was so gunky that it didn't really fly up much. Still got my Jeep filthy, but not as bad as you would think. My hot pressure washer made quick work of it!
Nasty mud , but its fun to spin around in .

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I didnt realize he blew one up , time to go do some more reading .
Reading? Don't you have barbeque to eat?

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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post #1409 of 4125 Old 07-06-2013, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Reading? Don't you have barbeque to eat?
I currently have Q' bloating , need to read to distract myself from the self induced pain .

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I currently have Q' bloating , need to read to distract myself from the self induced pain .
Excellent...my work here is done.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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