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Unread 05-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #241
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"Is that thing stock?"
Your life must have been complete at that point. I feel like that's the ultimate compliment for you to ever hear.

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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 05-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #242
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Glad to hear you got everything worked out. Great looking Jeep and build, I eventually plan to do something along the same lines with mine. Though for now I'm enjoying the way it looks and will be focusing on the motor next (300k+ miles and still running). I'll admit you got me hooked on the stock rims look. I've been keeping an eye on craigslist for TJ moabs.

Too bad you're going to be in northern New Mexico in July or I'd offer to buy you a beer.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 06:47 AM   #243
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Your life must have been complete at that point. I feel like that's the ultimate compliment for you to ever hear.
I would love to pretend like I didn't do a little jig in my chair....but that would be a lie.

You know me too well, ha ha.

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Glad to hear you got everything worked out. Great looking Jeep and build, I eventually plan to do something along the same lines with mine. Though for now I'm enjoying the way it looks and will be focusing on the motor next (300k+ miles and still running). I'll admit you got me hooked on the stock rims look. I've been keeping an eye on craigslist for TJ moabs.

Too bad you're going to be in northern New Mexico in July or I'd offer to buy you a beer.
Thanks, man! I appreciate it.

Yeah, too many people on here encourage lifting too fast just for the sake of lifting. Better to wait, wheel, and learn and deal with the existing issues before creating more.

And man, after two weeks on the trail, I'm sure a beer would be *real* good, but even if you were going to be in the north, I'm not sure the Boy Scouts would approve, ha ha!
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Unread 05-31-2012, 10:00 AM   #244
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Took the JK up to the Whites this weekend for a bit of backpacking. I gatta say, it's a much more comfortable vehicle for road trips, both for me and the dogs. And I finally get the half-doors and sunrider thing. It's just that much easier to get the sun and wind in your face. It would have really been a pain driving the 2.5 hours in the YJ. (I'll fix the front yoke as soon as I get a decent financial buffer again)



(Also...that was Bean's first backpacking trip! 15 miles. I was pretty impressed with the little guy. That's almost 50 in corgi miles.)
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Unread 06-11-2012, 08:42 AM   #245
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The YJ had a number of milestones this weekend!

First off, right as I was about to leave for the run, I look down and see:



My siblings and I have always had really old cars and we consider that the single-most important mileage milestone, ha ha.

This run was also the Jeep's first time on a run with the new setup and did exceptionally well. There were plenty of pictures and video taken, so hopefully I'll have something more to post soon. It was a decently difficult trail instead of the usual just sort of trail riding. Ryan and I were quite pleased with the now-proven capability of our rigs.



On the other end of things, a ballsy stock JKU went on the run as well. He definitely got hung up quite a bit, and needed a hi-lift once, but he made it through everything that we did. All these JK haters have clearly never wheeled with one. Factory capable.

Also...this happened:



That TJ has 7" of lift, 35" mud terrains, and locked/locked and still got stuck *immediately* and needed to be winched out. It was just two and a half feet of slightly more viscous quicksand. Insane.

Would have been me if he hadn't tried first.

The YJ also got it's first ever real paint damage.



Definitely my fault. I got cocky and wasn't paying attention to my line and slid sideways into a rock. Rocker panels would have prevented it, is the kicker, but they'll also fully cover it up when it comes time, too.

So overall, very pleased with how it went. *Long* frickin' run. Left at 7:30am, got back at 9:15pm.

Hopefully I'll post up some more pictures after they get posted on the NSJ site!
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Unread 06-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #246
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Here are some photos of Geoff's YJ (and Geoff!) on the run. I literally couldn't stop mentioning how easily this YJ walked over everything! It sure has come a long way in the year since we started wheeling together. My co-pilot Eric even commented repeatedly on how much of a "sleeper" your rig is, simply because it still looks stock yet was owning those ledges and rocks!











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Unread 06-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #247
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So some good news and bad news....

Good news: Despite initial panic after last weekend's run upon seeing brake fluid dripping over everything and a low fluid level, I do *not*, in fact, have a leaking master cylinder. I just am really sloppy pouring brake fluid and hadn't cleaned up the drips or topped off from the last time I bled (hell, the line I thought was leaking turned out to be the hard section of an evap line, it just had drips from above on it).

Bad news: Because of driving around with a front driveshaft with vibes, my newly rebuilt front driveshaft has *a lot* of play in the slip joint. Fudgenuggets.

No problem though! I still have my spare...that I brought to the scrapyard....saturday. Poopshoot.

So for now I'm just going to pull the front DS and throw it in when I need to wheel (I'm planning on converting to front u-bolt yoke anyhow, so it won't be too bad). I found another one on Craigslist for $50 that I'm sure I can talk down and then spend $70 or so to balance or I can drop almost $400ish on a CV version (read: TJ style) from Tom Woods to eliminate all concern of vibrations with a locked front-end.

Personally, I'd rather spend that money on rocker panels and a new pinion yoke, especially when I can just pull the DS until needed.

And in the meantime, I'm prettymuch ignoring the Jeep until after Philmont. My main concern is going to be backpacking and mountain biking. (Besides, the motorcycle deserves a little attention. I'm even dropping a whole $20 on the motorcycle to replace the taped on turn-signal stalks, ha ha ha )
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Unread 06-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #248
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Pulled the front driveshaft this morning. Holy world of difference Batman. 65+ with almost no vibes.

It seems like it was worn while on the Jeep, but on the bench it doesn't seem so bad, so I'll hold off on buying a new DS just yet. I'll just buy a new yoke when I get back from Philmont and see what difference that makes. I really should not have been daily/distance driving with the vibes I had.

It's becoming painfully obvious to me what a mechanical hypochondriac I am, ha ha.

However, while crawling underneath today, I noticed a slight RMS leak. Oh well. Add another item to the list that will be fixed when I rebuild the transmission. In the meantime, I'll just let it leak.
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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:50 PM   #249
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We had Sears points to redeem, but my wife decided she already had enough clothes, shoes, and jewelry...so we bought tools instead.

True story.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #250
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We had Sears points to redeem, but my wife decided she already had enough clothes, shoes, and jewelry...so we bought tools instead.

True story.
I didn't know such a thing was possible... Enough Shoes? Clothes? Jewelry? My fiancée would call that blasphemy! haha

Great build! I enjoyed learning from what you have learned from! (if that makes any sense..)

I still have everything stock.. besides wheels. I will be purging through all the builds before I start a Need/Want List.

Hopefully soon.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #251
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I didn't know such a thing was possible... Enough Shoes? Clothes? Jewelry? My fiancée would call that blasphemy! haha

Great build! I enjoyed learning from what you have learned from! (if that makes any sense..)

I still have everything stock.. besides wheels. I will be purging through all the builds before I start a Need/Want List.

Hopefully soon.
Thanks, man. Yeah, I try and document the mistakes just as much (if not more) than the successes, as I know that's what helped me when I started!

In other news, here's some daydreaming in Photoshop:

Original


Black


Matching Bedliner




The Zombie Sunset Orange color is what we're eventually planning on Monstalining the JK with, so when Dianna started complaining about rock chips in the grill, I started dreaming....

(Dianna really likes the black. I really like the orange. I figure you can plasti-dip over the orange if she doesn't like it, right?)
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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #252
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Pictures are fixed! (Evidently the other photos were https://)

Dianna likes the orange but is worried it's too bold. She loves the black though.

Here's the interesting bit, though. She's tentative to change the exterior because she loves seeing the true-to-original Islander YJs and wants hers to be that iconic and original 15 years from now.

.....I have trained her *too* well, ha ha.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #253
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Okay so... my opinion, for whatever it's worth. With the orange, it looks to me as if you wrecked the front end in a crash and simply settled for whatever grille the local junk yard had in stock. I could understand the interior being monstalined that color, but I think the front is best suited in black.

The exception to that would be if you kept the grille blue, and did orange around the grille slots, and headlight sockets.


That all being said, if she wants to keep it stock, you've done well
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Unread 07-03-2012, 06:11 AM   #254
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What about something like this? I like the blue/orange better personally.




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Unread 07-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #255
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I agree with Ryan on this... And like he said it would be sweet to do the interior that orange!
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