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Unread 01-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #781
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I hasn't caused a problem as of yet but when I noticed I pushed on the shaft at the slip joint and it had some play plus I saw the tension spring peeping out of the outer part.

So while I haven't had any problems, it's best to address it when I can.
Ok, I had to take the end loose off the box in order to get it forward enough to bolt everything up. I'm thinking the slip part of the shaft is maxed out, I'm going to play with it more later this week. Not in the mood for spending more money especially after having to replace the springs.

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Unread 01-23-2013, 04:51 AM   #782
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Ok, I had to take the end loose off the box in order to get it forward enough to bolt everything up. I'm thinking the slip part of the shaft is maxed out, I'm going to play with it more later this week. Not in the mood for spending more money especially after having to replace the springs.
Do what NHfireYJ did. See post #89.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...35/index6.html

You could snag a spare steering shaft from a cherokee and hack it up.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 05:15 AM   #783
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Might have to so that.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #784
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The jeep in it's new home.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:14 PM   #785
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The jeep in it's new home.
Congrats on the garage purchase.....

Oh and the house too
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Unread 01-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #786
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Unread 02-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #787
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Well we're pretty much settled in at the house. I've taken care of a few things so now I think I can tinker in the garage.

I have a (2) 4' fluorescent hanging lights I need to install. One I bought and the other I found in the basement. They have a standard 3 prong plug on them but I found a wire at the back of the garage I can make work.

Another thing I am going to get is a floor jack. Not the dinky small ones, a bigger one. I was thinking Big Red but if anyone has other suggestions for getting one at a local store let me know.

I cranked the jeep up yesterday and cleaned some stuff out of the way in the garage. I noticed a good pool or gear oil from the front pass. side and a drip from the diff. I went ahead and ordered (2) pass. side axle seals, the intermediate shaft bushing, and a pinion seal (it seems to be leaking too). I may clean the axle up a bit and throw some paint on it. The next step is to repair the body mounts. I plan on taking the bolts out of one side, loosening the others and jacking up the body. Put a jackstand to hold it up and then jack up the sunk in mounts and weld the tops to the frame.

I need to change the transmission fluid and repair my torque arm stud and bushings yet again. I keep deforming the cross member/skid which keeps pushing the stud up and crushing the bushings. I plan on getting a UCF high clearance skid in the next several months.

I also need to replace my cross pin in my D30 and put a proper roll pin in. Years ago I think I installed the wrong cross pin and the roll pin was too big. It went in but not all we way and when I tried to get it out I broke several drill bits. I plan on doing it right this time.

Once all that is done I can at least drive it around town.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 08:43 AM   #788
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I got a 3 ton jack from auto zone. Along with a pair of 3 ton jack stands. I've been very pleased with it and they are pretty stout. Can't remember how much I paid though.

Don't forget I have the D30 carrier and the xj shafts.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:05 AM   #789
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I got a 3 ton jack from auto zone. Along with a pair of 3 ton jack stands. I've been very pleased with it and they are pretty stout. Can't remember how much I paid though.

Don't forget I have the D30 carrier and the xj shafts.
Oh yeah. I forgot about that. I still have a spare for the pass. side I believe. Once I break that one the XJ shafts are going in.

Do you remember how much the Autozone jack was?
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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #790
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Oh yeah. I forgot about that. I still have a spare for the pass. side I believe. Once I break that one the XJ shafts are going in.

Do you remember how much the Autozone jack was?
I think it was around 150 for the jack and stands. I can't remember. I went to autozone online but didn't see my jack. Sears may have good deals, but they haven't impressed me. My dad has gone through a few.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:36 AM   #791
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I think this is my favorite build thread on the whole forum. Congrats on the garage; makes things a heck of a lot easier. Garage use is basically the main reason why I come home from college every weekend.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #792
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If your a Costco member, I remember seeing a nice jack there for sale. They have a pretty good return policy too. If you're able to break it, they'll exchange for a new one.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #793
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Unread 02-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #794
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Well we're pretty much settled in at the house. I've taken care of a few things so now I think I can tinker in the garage.

I have a (2) 4' fluorescent hanging lights I need to install. One I bought and the other I found in the basement. They have a standard 3 prong plug on them but I found a wire at the back of the garage I can make work.

Another thing I am going to get is a floor jack. Not the dinky small ones, a bigger one. I was thinking Big Red but if anyone has other suggestions for getting one at a local store let me know.

I cranked the jeep up yesterday and cleaned some stuff out of the way in the garage. I noticed a good pool or gear oil from the front pass. side and a drip from the diff. I went ahead and ordered (2) pass. side axle seals, the intermediate shaft bushing, and a pinion seal (it seems to be leaking too). I may clean the axle up a bit and throw some paint on it. The next step is to repair the body mounts. I plan on taking the bolts out of one side, loosening the others and jacking up the body. Put a jackstand to hold it up and then jack up the sunk in mounts and weld the tops to the frame.

I need to change the transmission fluid and repair my torque arm stud and bushings yet again. I keep deforming the cross member/skid which keeps pushing the stud up and crushing the bushings. I plan on getting a UCF high clearance skid in the next several months.

I also need to replace my cross pin in my D30 and put a proper roll pin in. Years ago I think I installed the wrong cross pin and the roll pin was too big. It went in but not all we way and when I tried to get it out I broke several drill bits. I plan on doing it right this time.

Once all that is done I can at least drive it around town.
Congrats on the garage!
I got my Sears (craftsman) 3-ton HD with the pair of jack stands on sale for $100 about 20 yrs ago. Still going strong. Very heavy long-frame jack, you try not to pick it up very oftem because it weighs a large fraction of my own weight I have to get help to put it in a truck bed... I've serviced everything with it including fully assembled concrete forms and semi trucks at work. In addition to my own junk.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #795
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Can't beat $10 at a garage sale. It came with stands too that are currently holding up my Dana 30. Old Penske car care.

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