Nate's 2002 TJ, simple but effective.... - Page 52 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > Nate's 2002 TJ, simple but effective....

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineSavvy Billet LED Tail LightsLight up the holidays with LED lights from JeepHut

Reply
Unread 03-21-2013, 09:38 PM   #766
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
I'm claiming victory over that damn diff cover. After a lot of grinding, and some more grinding.... and some more. And some more on the GTS, and then loosening the GTS and using a pry bar and then retightening it to get that extra 1/16th in. I finally have clearance. Unfortunately I ground a hole in the damn thing haha. So I'm taking it off..... gonna add some material from the inside, make it pretty again and this ordeal will be over. WOW.... sometimes it's the easy things.

gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #767
G Beasley
Web Wheeler
 
G Beasley's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 5,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
i finally have clearance. Unfortunately i ground a hole in the damn thing haha.
d'oh !
__________________
Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #768
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
d'oh !
At that point it was lucky it was attached to the jeep.... or it would have been thrown out of the garage into the street. All is well though.... It's back on and playing nice. I'm about to roll the jeep out of the garage, wash it, and drive it to work today as a little shake down. THEN some actual wheeling tomorrow. I should have some good pics to post up.

I think besides picking up a couple spares, this thing is MOAB ready. I'm going to keep the wheeling trips between now and then to a minimum not only to save money, but to also avoid any potential breakage that could mess up my trip!
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #769
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Got that layer of dust cleaned off it.... nice day today, now a long day of work ahead. Lookin clean though I think.

gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #770
bobthetj03
Web Wheeler
 
bobthetj03's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake County, Ca.
Posts: 4,967
Ooh shiney!
When you said you were using 760 ujoints for the axle, did you mean Spicer 5-760x ujoints?
__________________
Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 02:00 PM   #771
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobthetj03 View Post
Ooh shiney!
When you said you were using 760 ujoints for the axle, did you mean Spicer 5-760x ujoints?
Yes sir.
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #772
MO2500
Fabramicator
 
MO2500's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 6,704
Looks very clean
__________________
My Jeep Build
Useful tech links:
Stu-Offroad - great technical write-ups!
What's a CV shaft and why do I need one?
Driveline 101
TJ Specs
-Mike-
MO2500 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #773
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by MO2500 View Post
Looks very clean
Thanks man, she aint been cleaner or newer underneath, since new. I noticed that the front tires look a lot more straight up and down after backing into my parking spot at work also. They always kinda got a gangsta lean to them after backing in and turning into my spot that I shrugged off as no big deal........but I guess it WAS the ball joints. Glad to see I tightened everything back up.
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #774
bobthetj03
Web Wheeler
 
bobthetj03's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake County, Ca.
Posts: 4,967
You gonna cruize up and wheel with us tomorrow? We'll be meeting in the day use area next to the obstacle course bout 10:30.
__________________
Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #775
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobthetj03 View Post
You gonna cruize up and wheel with us tomorrow? We'll be meeting in the day use area next to the obstacle course bout 10:30.
No man, sorry. Not that I don't want to. It's just a little further than I feel like going tomorrow. I've been thrashing this week all my spare time working on the Jeep. I'm planning a relaxing short wheeling day with my son in a little play area only about an hour from home, gonna do a little shooting, wheeling, eat at my favorite mexican place on the way down........ Kinda have it all planned out. I'll catch up with you guys soon though. Maybe even a Sierra trail run????? I could host the **** outta some trail runs up here from mild to wild.

Have fun tomorrow though! Post lots of pics! I want to see whatever updates they've done to the man made stuff.....
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #776
bobthetj03
Web Wheeler
 
bobthetj03's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake County, Ca.
Posts: 4,967
No worries! We hope to plan a Rubicon run or Slick Rock run. Maybe a High Lakes trip this summer.
__________________
Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #777
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobthetj03 View Post
No worries! We hope to plan a Rubicon run or Slick Rock run. Maybe a High Lakes trip this summer.
Please include me in these plans! I'm looking to branch out into the more northern trails from my area. And if you are ever looking to head a little more south.... I've got about 10 trails with your name on them.
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #778
bobthetj03
Web Wheeler
 
bobthetj03's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake County, Ca.
Posts: 4,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Please include me in these plans! I'm looking to branch out into the more northern trails from my area. And if you are ever looking to head a little more south.... I've got about 10 trails with your name on them.
I'm game for that! I'm not afraid to travel a little. Hell, I'll be driving 4.5hrs tomorrow just to get to Hollister! I'm trying to convince the wife to drive to Moab next year! So far I'm not having a lot of luck, lol!
__________________
Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #779
jermeyg
Registered User
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rosamond, CA
Posts: 546
Jeep looks good!
jermeyg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #780
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by jermeyg View Post
Jeep looks good!
Thanks man!
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.