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Unread 12-14-2009, 11:30 AM   #196
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You wanna talk about inspiring? I feel like i'm watching one of Chip Foose's builds or i'm back in the factory in '88. Too much man, too much. Keep up the awesome work

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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #197
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You wanna talk about inspiring? I feel like i'm watching one of Chip Foose's builds or i'm back in the factory in '88. Too much man, too much. Keep up the awesome work
I don't know about all that dude, but thanks. Actually I'm in need of a little inspiration myself right now. Read on...
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:14 PM   #198
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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #199
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Today was cold early, but it warmed up later and managed to got a little done today. I took my boys to breakfast and afterward we hit my favorite haunt. The Pull a Part. They've been open a while now, and they are starting to get some nicer stuff in. Today's haul included a left D35C axle, a '87 3 row radiator (for my '89 XJ) and a '99 WJ booster and master cylinder (for the MJ) got it all for the grand total of $57.32. Sweet. The booster/MC...



When I got home I bleed the brakes and installed the drive shaft and after charging the battery she fired off like a champ. I decided I'd drive it around the neighborhood to check the brakes etc. I zip tied the rear load sensing valve wide open for 50/50 proportioning. The brakes are awesome. Nice flat strong stopping, even on the old single diaphram booster. That's where the good ends. A couple of loud pops and a bang, then the bad starts...



The u joint straps I though were tight apparently weren't, sheared off 3 of the 4 bolts. I pulled the DS slid it in 4WD, limped back home and tucked it away in the basement. To add to my aggravation the water leak I thought I had put to bed months ago is back, the LF power window regulator quit, the front diff cover is leaking and two of the studs for the seat sheared off.

I never understood why people named their cars, but I think this one has earned all the names it was called today. Too bad I can't write them down here. I'm really burned out on it right now, It can sit in the basement til after Christmas. I'm done fighting it for a while.

Peace folks, and Happy Holidays.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 10:22 PM   #200
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Jeff....sorry to hear about all the bad stuff that happenend. I know the feeling...I really get frustrated with my truck sometimes as well. Like you it's best to just take a break for a while and come back another day.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 11:05 AM   #201
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That is not fun at all, but that's a jeep for you. Stick with it. It'll be worth it in the end.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 11:18 AM   #202
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I thought it was a bad idea to name cars bad names, James Dean named his Porsche "Little Bastard" and look what it did to him. If thats not enough, google the curse about that car.


I'm just sayin'.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #203
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I thought it was a bad idea to name cars bad names, James Dean named his Porsche "Little Bastard" and look what it did to him. If thats not enough, google the curse about that car.


I'm just sayin'.
Not to hi-jack but that porsche was truly cursed.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 02:41 PM   #204
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I thought it was a bad idea to name cars bad names, James Dean named his Porsche "Little Bastard" and look what it did to him. If thats not enough, google the curse about that car.


I'm just sayin'.
I don't understand naming cars. I've sweet talked them, cursed them (sometimes in the same breath), but never named them. To each their own, though. I refer to it as 'the truck'. I never really read the details of James Dean's wreck.



The curse theory is interesting stuff. Can't say I buy into it though. Skinny tires and drum brakes are the perfect combination for disaster.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 03:03 PM   #205
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Jeff....sorry to hear about all the bad stuff that happenend. I know the feeling...I really get frustrated with my truck sometimes as well. Like you it's best to just take a break for a while and come back another day.
Thanks Lincoln, Happy Holidays.


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That is not fun at all, but that's a jeep for you. Stick with it. It'll be worth it in the end.
I agree.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #206
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Unread 12-18-2009, 03:16 PM   #207
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I don't understand naming cars. I've sweet talked them, cursed them (sometimes in the same breath), but never named them. To each their own, though. I refer to it as 'the truck'. I never really read the details of James Dean's wreck.



The curse theory is interesting stuff. Can't say I buy into it though. Skinny tires and drum brakes are the perfect combination for disaster.
while you're wating for the snow to melt- here's an intersting way to pass 7 minutes of time on the subject

YouTube - Curse of the James Dean Car

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Unread 12-22-2009, 11:41 AM   #208
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I got so inspired with this thread, that I bought my own MJ.

I'm selling my other car and needed another project and it seemed like a good fit. I hope my junkyards in Charlotte are as good as the one you have in Winston Salem. If you need some inspiration, just think back to when you first got started. Cause if you felt then like I feel now, then that should be all the inspiration you need. Good Luck!
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Unread 12-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #209
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I got so inspired with this thread, that I bought my own MJ.
I'm selling my other car and needed another project and it seemed like a good fit. I hope my junkyards in Charlotte are as good as the one you have in Winston Salem. If you need some inspiration, just think back to when you first got started. Cause if you felt then like I feel now, then that should be all the inspiration you need. Good Luck!
Thanks, I like the MJ, you just don't see a lot of them. Looks like you have a nice one to work with. Start a build thread and post your plans. Good luck, let me know if I can help out.

If you haven't seen it yet, you should check out WoodKrawlers...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/99-mj-build-881250/...he's got a real nice build under way.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 06:30 PM   #210
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I'm subscribed on both your's and his thread. Here's mine. I saw your thread on the comanche club forums, but I can't post because the administrators haven't approved my account yet.
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