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post #436 of 1979 Old 07-10-2011, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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tjjeepkid- I'll snap some photos today.


I finally got all my lighting working fully! Here's a pic of the Jeep at night, and one of how bright the street became with everything on. Props to my new camera- these photos look sick considering how dark it was when they were taken.





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post #437 of 1979 Old 07-10-2011, 09:31 PM
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What have you been getting MPG wise? Gas station got you strapped down?
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post #438 of 1979 Old 07-10-2011, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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What have you been getting MPG wise? Gas station got you strapped down?
Wish I could answer that, but I haven't put the correct speedo gear in my transfer case. I'm showing 35 mph while actually doing 30 mph. I'll let you know when I get the new piece in (I ordered it Tuesday of last week from Morris 4x4). Supposedly 4.10 and 35s is ideal for gas mileage so we'll see
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post #439 of 1979 Old 07-11-2011, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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So here are the photos of the tie rod/drag link end boots that are demolished after 2 weeks. I just ordered the Energy Suspension replacement boots for $3.99 to replace them. I got 2 sets, so 4 total so I have a spare. Hopefully the alignment will be in tact after replacing these. And hopefully my loose steering column will tighten back up with the boot on there. It's been horrific since these wore down on the Pitman arm.

PS my new camera ROCKS. I love how detailed these stupid pics are.








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post #440 of 1979 Old 07-11-2011, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Also, for anyone in the MA/NH area.... here's a black TJ hard top on Craigslist for $400...


http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/pts/2487863155.html



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post #442 of 1979 Old 07-12-2011, 07:54 AM
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PS my new camera ROCKS. I love how detailed these future wheeling pics will be
Corrected for you!! Lol
I think you will have fun with that camera!!!

Also to get your mileage
Divide your speculated speed by your real speed then multiple that number by your odometer reading

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post #444 of 1979 Old 07-15-2011, 03:12 PM
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Just stumbled across this....


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post #445 of 1979 Old 07-15-2011, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Just stumbled across this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-r2-ktY38M
That's so awesome! Thanks for the link
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post #446 of 1979 Old 07-17-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Alright guys so here are some updates. I replaced the dust cap on the drag link this weekend, and it certainly helped with the steering. I had about 3" left and 3" right with the steering wheel of play before the tires actually started turning one way or the other... making it very dangerous to ride on the road so I hadn't been driving it. I'll need to do the TRE and other end of the drag link this week when I can get the tires off to alleviate the pressure. Anyway, steering tightened back up and there is MUCH less play. Only problem I had was that the grease gun I have wouldn't fit the zerk fitting correctly, so I had to put grease in the dust cap and THEN put it over the bolt to keep it greased.

I also took some time to finally install my CB's coax cable. I hadn't done it yet because I don't have an SWR meter and hadn't wanted to bother. Finally did it... ran the cable down the brake light, behind the license plate bracket, and down the length of the frame underneath and then through the firewall to the CB. Swung by Advanced Auto Parts and picked up some 2.5" exhaust clamps and installed my Hi-Lift to the roll bar as well.

Steph and I washed the Jeep today, too and I got some pics of it just sitting in the driveway. Finally got around to taking those pics of the tire coverage that tjjeepkid had asked for a few days ago. Just for disclamer's sake, the steering wheel was turned a little so that's why the front drivers side tire seems off a little.

Anyway that's that. All that really remains to make this this semi-complete (for this stage) is some new springs for the front to level it, and the Novak shifter assembly. In the next year or so I'll finally get around to a tummy tuck, SYE, and CV shaft to make it complete. I'm really pretty happy with how it's turned out.


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post #447 of 1979 Old 07-18-2011, 08:52 PM
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You gotta get rid of the "action ford" sticker. I hate when the dealer puts that sticker on vehicles. Just a suggestion.
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I like how you mounted the hi lift with the clamps. I may have to change mine around to that.
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post #449 of 1979 Old 07-18-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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You gotta get rid of the "action ford" sticker. I hate when the dealer puts that sticker on vehicles. Just a suggestion.
It's one of those things I've been meaning to do for years. It's actually rather small on the TJ itself so it's hard to see. But yeah. I'll have to do that


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I like how you mounted the hi lift with the clamps. I may have to change mine around to that.
How is yours actually mounted? I had thought you did the clamps trick, which is what inspired me to get off my *** and finally mount this thing up. For others that don't know, it's 2x 2.5" pipe clamps and 4 10mm butterfly nuts. Had to turn down the tip of the hi-lift, but it fits well
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It's one of those things I've been meaning to do for years. It's actually rather small on the TJ itself so it's hard to see. But yeah. I'll have to do that

How is yours actually mounted? I had thought you did the clamps trick, which is what inspired me to get off my *** and finally mount this thing up. For others that don't know, it's 2x 2.5" pipe clamps and 4 10mm butterfly nuts. Had to turn down the tip of the hi-lift, but it fits well
Looking great bud
Now I got to get mine going haha
Wheeling soon???

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