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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #4321
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #4322
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Just something to consider......
Hmmm... I might actually try that.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #4323
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Just something to consider......

Instead of replacing the mounts, add weld washers. 2" dia x 3/16" thick with a 9/16" center hole. Bolt them up, weld them on and trim the remainder of the thin stock mount off. You've now got >1/4" thick contact surface and a little extra clearance without having to cut the stock mounts off. If you really do end up trashing them, then you're only out a few washers. I did that to my stock front LCA frame mounts and ran them that way for quite some time. They held up great.
That's not a bad idea; I hadn't considered reinforcing the stock mount, but it's a pretty sensible notion. Extra clearance is always good...if I'd had another 1/8" or so under the mounts I wouldn't have hit them at all.

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Hmmm... I might actually try that.
Just when we think we have something figured out...

My replacement plan was to swap in the new control arms and then get everything dialed in nicely - since they're going to be adjustable, I'm almost sure to get one of the lengths adjusted incorrectly - and after having done so, replace two mounts at a time. I can unbolt an arm from the frame side, cut the mount off, bolt the new mount to the control arm that's already length-adjusted, tack the mount in place exactly where it needs to be, and then remove the control arm and burn in the weld. Naturally, if there's a way to screw up what seems to be a screw-proof system, I'll find it...but it's a sound strategy in theory.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #4324
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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #4325
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Paint to match the hard deck or what?
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There better be pictures of Annabelle installing said louvers....
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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #4327
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Oh naw ya dinnint! Your black to white ratio is reaching equivalency! And I mean that in a cosmetic way!
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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #4328
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Paint to match the hard deck or what?
The satin black will be close enough for now; remember that I'm going to refinish the deck and that I've not been entirely happy with how the paint has held up. You're on the right page with the eventual plan, though; Bonus Points awarded for Thinking Ahead.

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There better be pictures of Annabelle installing said louvers....
Remember how I said that if people were patient they'd get to see her poking holes in sheet metal...?

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Oh naw ya dinnint! Your black to white ratio is reaching equivalency! And I mean that in a cosmetic way!
Oh yes I did...and I'm still going to do the hinges, too. In fact, I might do those while I have the hood detached for surgery. Greta will be down for a day or three. Hmmm...
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Unread 04-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #4329
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The satin black will be close enough for now; remember that I'm going to refinish the deck and that I've not been entirely happy with how the paint has held up. You're on the right page with the eventual plan, though; Bonus Points awarded for Thinking Ahead.

Remember how I said that if people were patient they'd get to see her poking holes in sheet metal...?

Oh yes I did...and I'm still going to do the hinges, too. In fact, I might do those while I have the hood detached for surgery. Greta will be down for a day or three. Hmmm...
Atleast your gettin stuff done. I wish I could say the same.
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Nice man, I like the pattern on that louver.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 03:45 PM   #4331
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Does anyone in the wasteland know what tj fuel filler neck has the same size hose as a yj? Or are they all the same. I had one person say tanks are exactly the same, and another say fuel hose on filler neck to tank different size between tj and yj. The reason im asking is for my quarter panel armor, I want to relocate fuel fill higher, before I buy quarters with tj spot and shape. I appreciate any help. Oh, sorry for hi-jacking sundowner.back to your regularly scheduled program allready in progress.................................
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Unread 04-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #4332
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Does anyone in the wasteland know what tj fuel filler neck has the same size hose as a yj? Or are they all the same. I had one person say tanks are exactly the same, and another say fuel hose on filler neck to tank different size between tj and yj. The reason im asking is for my quarter panel armor, I want to relocate fuel fill higher, before I buy quarters with tj spot and shape. I appreciate any help. Oh, sorry for hi-jacking sundowner.back to your regularly scheduled program allready in progress.................................
Just cut your existing one and splice in a piece of soft gas line from autozone using the metal hose as a splice bit. Some hose clamps and you are done. Be careful changing the angle of the dangle, your gas will start to back up on you.
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Just cut your existing one and splice in a piece of soft gas line from autozone using the metal hose as a splice bit. Some hose clamps and you are done. Be careful changing the angle of the dangle, your gas will start to back up on you.
Cut what? Is the tj filler hose the same size as the yj hose? Im not asking shape or length, just diameter.
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Nice man, I like the pattern on that louver.
I do too. It's the most pleasing of the panels that I found, and it's also the one that DOESN'T HAVE A BIG, STUPID LOGO CUT INTO IT.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 06:00 PM   #4335
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Cut what? Is the tj filler hose the same size as the yj hose? Im not asking shape or length, just diameter.

So you are trying to use a TJ fuel filler and attach it to a YJ tank?

You clearly haven't pulled it out and looked at it. It's like a cup, with a long metal neck, and then there is rubber hose that increases in size and attaches to the tank. So you cut off the neck/pipe portion and use it as a splice so you can use hose clamps on it without collapsing the new soft hose sections you put in. Then you can make it as long as you want.

I would assume it's the same size. It's about an inch if I remember right. Why? I have used a TJ filler with a YJ bezel before, and I have chopped my TJ filler neck to hell and back to make it work with the TNT stretch corners I ran. The bezel bolt pattern will match up IIRC. I have changed the routing all around making it larger and bigger just like I mentioned to you earlier. You don't have to be so smug. I gave you a solution. Use it or don't. Sorry for trying to help.
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