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Unread 08-20-2013, 01:19 AM   #256
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Update 08/15/13:

Got laid off from work. Going to have to put major projects on hold for now. These include 8.8 axle swap, D30 regear, 4.2 rebuild and Howell TBi.

List of inexpensive and free things could be done meanwhile I enjoy time off and find a new job:

- Finish welding and install Ammo can center console
- Bedline inside tub, get rid of carpet
- Troubleshoot CB radio, fix, tune
- Install on-board air

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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:07 PM   #257
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Taking advantage of free time, was able to finish the center console. Came out perfectly leveled and evenly centered. We cut 1x1 square pipe, shaped and sized onto the contour of the tub, leveled the army can, then ran 4 1/2" bolts through.

I would still like to add cup holders and a few other items, but for now it's great, secure and works as an arm rest. One of my favorite mods!

Holes for 1/2" bolts that go through the tub and secured from under Jeep:


Rear feet prior to spraying with primer:


Front feet shaped to fit the uneven floor:


Nice padlock I got with one of my rifles, better used here. I finally have a locking center console!!!


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Very useful mod, holds a lot more stuff, works like an arm rest and looks bad ***. Total cost - $25
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #258
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Man. Ammo boxes here are way expensive at the local surplus store. I like it. Although if I were to do one I'd try and rig up a tuffy style lock just because I had padlocks.

Amazon has these expandable water bottle holders for bikes. They might work well with the console. No point in having open containers in a jeep anyhow.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #259
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Sucks to hear about the job but the ammo can turned out sweet
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Unread 09-03-2013, 11:12 PM   #260
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Anything new here? Love what you have done so far. Hope you found or got a lead on a new job.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #261
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Whoa I didn't realize you lost your job. I'm sorry bro.
If you need anything or if I can help in any way, let me know!

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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:46 AM   #262
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Sucks to hear about the job but the ammo can turned out sweet
Thanks buddy! Eh, I'm bummed about the job as I really enjoyed what I did. Defense industry budget cuts and reduction in force led to some major layoffs at our once ~1200 people team. I worked as an RF technician in a secret lab tuning defense electronics. Hopefully I can find something at least within electronics field and get close to my old pay.

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Anything new here? Love what you have done so far. Hope you found or got a lead on a new job.
I do have a few awesome pics from last weekend at Big Bear! Still gotta upload. Meanwhile I'm applying for jobs!

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Whoa I didn't realize you lost your job. I'm sorry bro.
If you need anything or if I can help in any way, let me know!

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Thanks bro!! I got a little severance pay and unemployment to get me by meanwhile I find something. Really appreciate the support guys! I haven't checked my thread in a couple of weeks. Been taking care of family and other obstacles in life. Staying positive and moving forward!!

How's ur Jeep doin, hopefully you get her fixed asap!
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #263
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Update: sometime at the end of August

GF and I have a trip to big bear planned for labor day weekend. I felt uneasy driving 3hrs each way without doing proper maintenance check along with fresh oil and such..

As the Jeep continues on going up higher, my life reaching anything under the hood gets more and more difficult To overcome, I threw together a little service "bed" for myself:


Discovered the vacuum lines to be a complete disaster. Charcoal canister was wired *** backwards, pcv valve tied into a wrong plug, etc, etc..


Fixed everything down to one vacuum line for the dizzy:


Threw in a new Fram along with fresh Mobil 1 10w40 full synthetic, tidied up some wires, installed my washer fluid reservoir:


Relocated the hi-lift over to front, I can't make up my mind!


Friend came over and threw on a hard top, weather report said it was suppose to hail:


We were set to hit the road up to Big Bear Lake, CA
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #264
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #265
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Pics from the trip:


on the way up to Big Bear:


our cabin parking lot:


near some random museum:


Rattlesnake Canyon trail:




Gold Mountain trail:






yet another view point:
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #266
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Looking great bro!
I dig the hi-lift on the front!

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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #267
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Aired back up at a local shopping center while GF was shopping:


Her awesome outfit I bought for the trip


A pic in front a random house with wood bear up front:


Nice view point:




This shot reminds me of a view from a small airplane:


No idea what the metal is used for, looked like a good spot:


Another view point:


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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #268
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Uhg, there's not many places I miss more than big bear. Builds coming along great!
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #269
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One can never be too careful or prep for too long. Lets just put it this way. GF and I are very lucky to be back home and alive.

Somehow a caliper bolt backed itself out and had us driving around like this:






We wheeled for hours and drove home down a windy road then freeway. All along I heard a little click and thought it was the sway bar disconnect making noise when brakes were hit. Got out several times to inspect it, nothing looked out of place. Till we got home and I took the wheel off..

Very lucky to be here... From now on, I'm looking over absolutely everything before leaving for a long trip


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Looking great bro!
I dig the hi-lift on the front!

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Thanks bud!!
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #270
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One can never be too careful or prep for too long. Lets just put it this way. GF and I are very lucky to be back home and alive.

Somehow a caliper bolt backed itself out and had us driving around like this:






We wheeled for hours and drove home down a windy road then freeway. Very lucky to be here... From now on, I'm looking over absolutely everything before leaving for a long trip



Thanks bud!!

HOLLY SH^& thats just down right SCARY

Indeed lucky that did not end up leaving you in a Bad Spot
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