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Unread 07-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #961
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Where can you buy that steering skid?
Edit: looks like I'm slow

It's on savvyoffroad.com

It's a little hard to find. ..I think its under the bumper section or something


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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #962
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Back from Vacation... Gerald had a box waiting for me when I got home...


Got one on order. I'm assuming you can't get a wrench on the backing nut for the frame side bolt
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #963
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Got one on order. I'm assuming you can't get a wrench on the backing nut for the frame side bolt
I just dropped the flange nut into the opening, stuck my finger in to get the bolt started and the flange nut did it's gripping thing and no wrench needed. All tight and happy.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #964
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Holy Crap it's been more than 6 months since my last post in this thread! Yikes

My Front ARB that I popped Out last June (Post 942) is still sitting in a box on my Garage Floor after it was fixed up by ARB... I don't have a great selection of shops within an hour or two from my home that does gears and lockers, nor do I have the time off during the week to drive it anywhere, so no idea when it's going to get done.

I guess I haven't been wheeling since then... Ugg that's painful to think about. So many things that I'd like to/need to do and no $ to do much of it I guess... maybe I can get some plans in place to get some work done this summer.

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Unread 03-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #965
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Damn! Thought you sold the jeep or something! Or succumbed to the SC hippy peer pressure and traded it in for a Prius!
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Unread 03-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #966
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Damn! Thought you sold the jeep or something! Or succumbed to the SC hippy peer pressure and traded it in for a Prius!
Nope no Prius... actually bought another "Gas Guzzler" ... I own 4 Vehicles now (3 Jeeps) and not a one gets better than 15MPG. The "hippie's" here in Santa Cruz County love me!
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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:45 PM   #967
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Well, finally something semi Jeep related to report...

I found a cheap used Color matching hood on Craigslist. The hood wasn't perfect, mostly straight on the sides but it looked like there was some semi fixed banged up section on the front...but fine if I someday damage mine, or decide to Highline a hood, etc, I thought it would be OK to have an extra. I've pissed away $40 in a lot worse ways...



Also in front of the hood is the box for a replacement from Tom Wood front drive shaft (actual shaft is behind the hood). My woody that's on there has seen some better days and I think a bit vibes and won't hold grease (nor able to easily add grease as the Zerks all got muched in Johnson Valley last time)... it will be fine for a trail spare. Now I just need to talk @MrBlaine into sending me up the Aluminum Re Belly section that is cluttering up his Garage and I'll be able to get rid of at least part of the heave monstrosity of the RE LA Belly Pan... I'd like to use the Savvy surfboard Engine Skid to replace the heavy Jeep Medic I have now, but I'm afraid that might be more work than I'm capable of to make work and a trip to SoCal to see Blaine and Kat isn't in the cards any time soon.

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Unread 03-25-2014, 10:22 PM   #968
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I saw that hood on CL. Nice score! Maybe a candidate for a highline some day? You need to get out there and hit some trials! Our NorCal group was hoping to get out and hit Hollister this weekend, but with the weather being crap, and other prior commitments, it's not looking good for many.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 11:12 PM   #969
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I saw that hood on CL. Nice score! Maybe a candidate for a highline some day? You need to get out there and hit some trials! Our NorCal group was hoping to get out and hit Hollister this weekend, but with the weather being crap, and other prior commitments, it's not looking good for many.
The guys from the Santa Cruz 4Wheel Drive Club went down to Hollister this past weekend and apparently had a great time!

No wheeling in my immediate future until I get my front Axle redone (Gears/ARB re-installed, etc)... Unfortunately I have to take a vacation day (more like 2, one for drop off, one for pick up) from work to get my rig to a shop worth taking it too to do a ARB install... so that just hasn't happened...and not likely soon... Hard to just cancel 6-8 hours of meetings that are booked up weeks in advance. Not that I'm complaining, but I do wish there was a shop that I could trust that was closer.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:16 AM   #970
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Yeah, I have the same problem up here. Not much talent to pool from for doing gears. Closest place for me is 1.5hr drive. Luckily for me, I can't afford to do gears yet anyway, lol!
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Unread 03-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #971
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Yeah, I have the same problem up here. Not much talent to pool from for doing gears. Closest place for me is 1.5hr drive. Luckily for me, I can't afford to do gears yet anyway, lol!
I think I'm going to try a shop down in Seaside (near Monterey) for the gear/ARB re-install whom I've heard good things about from a few folks, but have never used personally (which of course worries me).... about an hour away from here, but still 2+ hour round trip, and at least 2 trips.

I'm getting itchy now that I'm spending a few more minutes on JeepForum every day.... Not having done any wheeling in almost a year sure has saved me some $... I haven't busted anything, or needed to do any immediate upgrades. I think I've put about 100 miles on the Jeep since last June (my insurance company keeps asking me to confirm my ODO cause I don't think they believe me).

I know the first time I go out (depending on where I go) I'll be pissing and moaning about my steering (Someday would like MrBlaine's Black Magic PSC Hydro Assist), or I'll take another chunk out of the side of one of my OEM Gambler rims (want some "real" beadlocks), or I'll tweak a fender some more(Have been eyeing some type of new front fenders since tweaking mine a few years ago), or figure out that I have a need for a "real" roll cage, or get hung up on some rocks and swear up and down about my RE Long Arm, or, or, or... Sigh...

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Unread 03-27-2014, 10:32 AM   #972
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100 miles in a year? So sad! You just need to get out and wheel again! anywhere! You don't have to hit the big boy rocks to have fun wheeling. Just get out and hit the hills, get away, and drive that poor thing before the tires rot off! LOL!
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Unread 04-05-2014, 01:14 PM   #973
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Well, this is a big accomplishment per my recent past few months...

Actually rolled the TJ out of the Garage, Washed and Gassed Up (likely first time since last summer for Petrol)


Also, after taking a closer look in the daytime at my $40 Craigslist hood, I have to admit that it isn't quite as nice as I had hoped... Maybe worth the $40 I paid for it (assuming it still fits my rig), but certainly quite a ways from "nice". Maybe I"ll install it before my next trip to Johnson Valley so I don't care as much about damage...

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Unread 04-05-2014, 03:46 PM   #974
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Throw on a Chris Durham hood and build some new inner fenders
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Unread 12-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #975
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Got a couple small things on the way from 4LowParts/TRE (Tactical Recovery Equipment)... will get pics...


Still need to get my front ARB R&P reinstalled... it's been WAY too long, looking back on this thread, it was June of 2013 that I pulled the ARB out... Will make it my new years resolution so maybe I can it rolling so I can plan for a spring Johnson Valley/Hammers trip (if MrBlaine and Gerald would still put up with my whining for another weekend).

Hopefully more to come and not another 6-8 month lull in updates!
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