Little by little. I'm notgoing for a full restoration, but I'd like to get everything looking better/functioning better when and where possible.
I still miss your cherokee...so sad.
Thanks for all the parts man! I made use of the switch and the gauges, probably cant use the window cranks (wrong style) though. Sad! We'll see about getting the glvoe box in as well.
shes still around man. its getting some armor stripped off to pay for a DD but for the mean time, its going to my gf's dads place and getting a cage, axles locked and some other junk to it and getting painted and used as a trail rig so its not dead yet
__________________ 1996 XJ on 36" TSLs, 4", locked F/R, stretched
I know what you mean about previous owners and their "idea" of wiring. I had such a mess in my 77 GMC after 2 dash fires I gutted it out completely and got a EZ kit. I couldnt even understand what they guy was trying to do under there but there was a TON of extra blue wires and electrical tape. All blue wire, he must have got a deal on blue wire and electrical tape. I even found a wire come off the cold side of a fuse slot and screwed to the firewall WTF?
Makes you wish you had a "previous owner seeking missile".
hahaha, all mine seems to be blue as well. Did you see the pictures a ways back that showed under my dash, and under my hood?
I got the new starter in. Hot dang, it cranks like a champ now! Way faster with more ease. I suppose thats good. Not bad for 40 bucks, and it was probably the fastest repair i've ever done, took like 20 minutes, including getting out the tools.
Just read through the whole thing. It looks good Dr. Marn!
2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport S
3.6L V6 - Manual
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport
4.6L Golen Engine Stroker
6.5" TnT Customs Longarm Kitl Ford HP D60 l 6.5" Rock Krawler Coils l TnT Customs HD Trac Barl Omix Ada HD SYE l 1" UBEsl CV Driveshaft l39.5" IROKsl 17x9" Pro Comp 98sl High Clearance Shock Mounts [COLOR="red"] l Hidden Hitch l AJs Custom Front Bumper l SONY Xplod stereo l Alpine Speakers l TnT Frame StiffenerZ l 22" RE SS Brake Lines l 1.5" TnT Customs Boomerang Shackles l Sterling 10.25 *FULL WIDTHS* l JKS Mini Skids and Sway Bar Brackets l 7/8" Heim Joint High Steer
Note the clean red liquid along the seal? Yeah, seems to be leaking out the side of the gasket.
I was tired of seeing tranny fluid on the ground every morning, so decided to take action. Went and bought a new filter/gasket and 6 quarts of ATF +4.....and got ready to make a huge mess.
Drained the tranny, and cleaned everything up. Why there is no drain plug is beyond me...(yes, those are christmas lights)
the mating surface on the pan seemed fine, i cleaned it up a little and cleaned out the pan/removed the crap from the magnets. The old filter had no filter material in it...and was pretty gray with stuff...
buttoned it up....all nice and clean.
Went for a spin, parked it and went to bed. This morning I looked under the truck and.....
Tranny fluid on the ground.
Son of a b.....there wasnt THAT much, but still, this is frustrating. I checked the pan bolts, and several of them seemed looser than I left them. I have made absolutely sure not to over tighten them, as I dont want to smoosh the gasket, but they seemed less tight than i made them, so i snugged a few of them up, and we'll see where that gets me.
the fluid seemed to be leaking along the edge of the pan, as before. The bolt heads were dryish, no drips pooling on them, so, i think it just wasnt tight enough.
I am quietly following along with dreams of one day doing my own Waggy rebuild. But I think I need to wait until I can get some more time and a dedicated garage stall for a full-on frame-off restoration. Maybe after I retire from the Army in 7ish years. Until then, I'll just follow your build.