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post #151 of 729 Old 07-11-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Why are you pushing for aluminum so badly? If you're really that set on it, call your local metal place and ask them to put a radius bend in a sheet of 3/16 or 1/4" alum. Also, as far as the gas cap- I took a small chain and rivited it to the outer funnel surround, then to the cap itself. Now it's on a chain
Because I'm stubborn I might call a place tomorrow. And yes! I plan to do something just like that. Maybe I'll do a write up on it


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post #152 of 729 Old 07-13-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ordered a pair of these, flasher relay, smaller backup lights, and an LED bulb for my dome light. Even better... I should have new meats by Monday.


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post #153 of 729 Old 07-16-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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KM2's are mounted. Ride a lot nicer than the worn a/t's. Absorb bumps much better as well. The shop aired them up to 40 psi, I feel that's too much. Need to get my bump stops set correctly too.





Discos are in too...


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post #154 of 729 Old 07-17-2012, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Turned 18 today, went wheeling to celebrate! The KM2's did great and the discos were fun to try out. Got my flasher relay in too. Hoping to pickup a front drive-shaft tomorrow. Here's a bunch of pics:








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post #155 of 729 Old 07-17-2012, 11:58 PM
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Dear KoKo,

Happy Birthday.

- Dave

P.S. That TJ of yours would look awesome if it had more aluminum on it. What's the holdup?


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post #156 of 729 Old 07-18-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Dear KoKo,

Happy Birthday.

- Dave

P.S. That TJ of yours would look awesome if it had more aluminum on it. What's the holdup?

Thank you fellow wasteland survivor! All funds went to tires I'll just use the scrap from your trunk for corner guards

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post #157 of 729 Old 07-22-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a front-driveshaft, still need to get the last u-joint out. Excited to have 4wd back again! Been waiting on the tail lights too long, luckily I don't work tomorrow, so i'm picking them up directly from the post office in the morning. As for corner armor, I'm thinking about going with Warrior's aluminum version. They're rather cheap and may not be Savvy-quality, but they'll do what I'll need them too. Now to relax for the rest of the night.

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post #158 of 729 Old 07-24-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Got a hold of my tail lights yesterday. Ran around for 2 hours to different hardware stores trying to find a 4 1/2" hole saw that would fit a 1/4" drill, as it turns out I have a 3/8" contrary to what one of the local hardware employee's told me. My ******* should've just looked. Anyways, it ended up being $40. Tried taking the cheap way out and used the jigsaw with a wood blade. Not such a good idea. So I bit the bullet and tried the hole-saw on the other side. Much nicer! I picked up a metal jig blade and cleaned up the mauled up hole. Once they fit, it was on to wiring. What a *****. I used Stu Olsen's site as reference, but somehow I was still having wiring problems. First the LED's wouldn't work with the headlights on, then the right blinker would turn on both blinkers. After rearranging wires I think I got it right. Getting back at it this morning.



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post #159 of 729 Old 07-24-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Buttoned up today, turn signals and brake lights work. Unfortunately, my running lights don't, and thats a BIG problem driving at night. I also mounted up my spare, painted the rear bumper, and relocated the license plate. Pretty pissed about the lights not working perfectly. Just leaving it for now.


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post #160 of 729 Old 07-27-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Got the shaft put together yesterday and crawled some rocks to try it out. Worked flawlessly until on the way back when a cap popped off at 50 mph. Gave me a scare, next time i'll make sure the snaprings are fully in.




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post #161 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 12:01 AM
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dude nice jeep. i wish i could do all that stuff to my JK but unfortunatly my mom prohibits that. anyway i got a CJ5 for building up and wheeling.

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Those tail lights look awesome! I love the smoked background with clear lens. I went with Walmart cheapos, which don't get me wrong are amazing, but those would look so much cooler. Unfortunately, I am super picky about the light pattern on my rear lights so unless they come in the 6 outer 4 inner LED pattern they won't work for me.

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post #163 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Those tail lights look awesome! I love the smoked background with clear lens. I went with Walmart cheapos, which don't get me wrong are amazing, but those would look so much cooler. Unfortunately, I am super picky about the light pattern on my rear lights so unless they come in the 6 outer 4 inner LED pattern they won't work for me.
Thanks! They're just a basic 14 diode design. These were probably made in the same chinese factory as your Walmart brand.

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dude nice jeep. i wish i could do all that stuff to my JK but unfortunatly my mom prohibits that. anyway i got a CJ5 for building up and wheeling.
Thanks man, learn on the CJ and maybe you'll inherit the JK one day.

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post #164 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 01:40 AM
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Thanks! They're just a basic 14 diode design. These were probably made in the same chinese factory as your Walmart brand.

Thanks man, learn on the CJ and maybe you'll inherit the JK one day.
The JK is mine no mods til college.

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post #165 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Right, misunderstood ya. Sell the JK to build the CJ

4 A.M. UPDATE: Drained the D35, painted the cover, curing over night. Figured out why my snap-rings are popping out in the front DS. After smashing on it to get the original u-joints out, I deformed the edges on some parts of the yoke. These deformations closed the gap in some parts of the snapring grooves. I'll open them up with the dremel. I really just want this front driveshaft in without vibes or clunks or explosions. Looking into the Rokmen trail corners. I have a feeling this build thread is taking a turn away from uber-light parts. Seems impractical when you look at the cost, especially as a college freshman.

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