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post #376 of 825 Old 09-09-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah same reason I want my jeep to be built a little better before i try all the fun stuff. No one wants to be "that guy"
Your Jeep doesn't fall under that category. You take care of yours and if it breaks its not because neglect.

Not having your recovery hooks properly attached makes you "that guy".

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post #377 of 825 Old 09-09-2013, 12:52 PM
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Looks like a fun place with some cool views! Sucks about the breakage....

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Its not so much bad luck as it is lack of maintenance. That old XJ is beat and not taken care of at all.
I just had this happen to me this weekend. Kids XJ is beat and he doesn't know how to do much of anything mechanical. Drivers front tire fell off at the end of the day because there was nothing left of the bearings in his D60. Brake caliper was pretty much only thing holding it on. Turned a fun day into a nightmare of getting him out the last part of the trail on onto his trailer.

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post #378 of 825 Old 09-09-2013, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like a fun place with some cool views! Sucks about the breakage....

I just had this happen to me this weekend. Kids XJ is beat and he doesn't know how to do much of anything mechanical. Drivers front tire fell off at the end of the day because there was nothing left of the bearings in his D60. Brake caliper was pretty much only thing holding it on. Turned a fun day into a nightmare of getting him out the last part of the trail on onto his trailer.
Its a beautiful place. At least he picked a nice place to break down.

I saw that in your thread. Looks like it was a bad weekend for the XJs!
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post #379 of 825 Old 09-14-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well did the Motino do over run along with John Bull again. Only 2 of us, forgot how fast it goes with that small a group. Actually got home pretty early.


mj8 by Moabrubi, on Flickr


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Quick video I just slapped together. I have no idea why the quality sucks, maybe time for a better camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQEO...ature=youtu.be
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post #380 of 825 Old 09-14-2013, 09:34 PM
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Cool video, Looks like some fun spots on that trail. nice YJ also.
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post #381 of 825 Old 09-14-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cool video, Looks like some fun spots on that trail. nice YJ also.
Yep fun trail. Ready for some winter wheeling though.

It's probably the most capable YJ that I've wheeled with and it's still on leafs, he hasn't linked it yet. He's got a manual shift AW4 in there which I really want in mine. It's pretty slick.
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post #382 of 825 Old 09-14-2013, 09:46 PM
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Yep fun trail. Ready for some winter wheeling though.

It's probably the most capable YJ that I've wheeled with and it's still on leafs, he hasn't linked it yet. He's got a manual shift AW4 in there which I really want in mine. It's pretty slick.
I wheel with a sprung over YJ on 35's all the time.... he goes everywhere I do. They can work very good and be very simple compared to a TJ.
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post #383 of 825 Old 09-14-2013, 10:07 PM
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Nice vid, looks like Steve got his Jeep working good

My Tinkering and wheeling thread http://tinyurl.com/pbwdm5u
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post #384 of 825 Old 09-14-2013, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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I wheel with a sprung over YJ on 35's all the time.... he goes everywhere I do. They can work very good and be very simple compared to a TJ.
Seems like spring over does the trick for those. They behave a ton better on the rocks, lots less bouncing from what I've seen . Put guys on fancy suspensions to shame

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Nice vid, looks like Steve got his Jeep working good
Yep that AW4 setup hes got is pretty awesome. I want one
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post #385 of 825 Old 09-27-2013, 10:31 AM
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This picture is awesome...
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post #386 of 825 Old 09-27-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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This picture is awesome...
Yup. I dont see those little guys around that often so its always cool to stumble upon one.
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post #387 of 825 Old 09-28-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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New project Its a 1947 Bantam trailer. Just like an M416 but with a factory tailgate and round fenders. Got some pretty cool plans for this thing for multi day trips instead of trying to stuff a bunch of crap in the TJ.


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post #388 of 825 Old 09-28-2013, 04:32 PM
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Sweet!

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post #389 of 825 Old 09-28-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yep it's a little rough around the edges. Dented and rust that the guy painted over but it should be sweet when it's done.

Some plans. Nothing set in stone now just some ideas I've been coming up with.

Sandblast entire thing. Guy I bought it from painted over rust. He used a TON of paint!
Repair rust holes
Add a taillight on the passenger side. (Bantam T3's only have a tailight on the drivers side)
Extend tongue and add a coupler hitch.
Add some shocks
Beef up rear crossmember
Fix tailgate so it sits even, add latches so it's stayed closed more firmly
Fuel/water can holders
SOA
Possibly a new axle with brakes to accommodate 5x4.5 pattern wheels for larger tires
Different fenders if necessary. I do like the flat M416 fender look so might go that route anyways.
Build a lid
Power?
Rooftop tent
Line-X interior
Paint outside to match Jeep

I know I'm missing stuff. But here's sort of where the builds going. I've already learned a lot with this trailer. Went to pull the wheels off to check everything out and the left side lug nuts would NOT come off! Well after tinkering with it for a couple minutes I found out that they are left hand thread. What the heck!
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That things awesome!

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