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Unread 11-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #5866
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Big and green? If you get angry do your clothes tear off? Always wanted to ask why the pants are the only thing that stayed put.
No more like big and green and heavily armed like the super mutants from fallout 3. And yeah, if the pants stayed kinda makes you wonder what happens to the underwear. gives new meaning to the phrase tighty whities.

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Unread 11-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #5867
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Well, I'm officially back among the living; don't tell anyone, though, because the holiday was actually quite nice.

It took me awhile to look over all of the helpful tips that people posted about gears; I'd be lying if I said I understood everything at this point. I do think that I need to procure a spreader, though; I'm sure I could easily do the job without one but I'd rather have it on-hand and not need it than to do it the other way around. Therefore...

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A spreader is really easy to build. I am building one next week for my upcoming regear.
...I'm hoping that this is the case. I looked up quite a few designs and it seems that there are two basic ways to go about it: you either build one that bolts into the cover holes on the side of the housing, or you build one that clamps into the recesses that are sort of there for that purpose. The former is far more popular than the latter, even though it seems that it could introduce a bit of unwanted deflection into the housing...perhaps not enough to matter. I don't know which one I'll go with, yet...but either way I could use the welding practice.

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I was just going to recommend that...saw this a while back and it popped into my head when this discussion came up, this particular one is kind of ugly, but did the job beautifully apparently...
That's the popular variant...and yes, it's ugly but it works. Mine will probably be uglier.

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Like said, it would be easy to make one. 3 pieces of flat bar, two bolts and nuts, some all-thread and two nuts for that.
That's pretty much the summation of it that I got, yes. A single bolt and nut on the outermost cover holes seems like it would work best for this design...but I still think that stretching the case along the central axis - i.e. the recesses that are sort of there for that purpose - would be optimal.

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Long time reader first time poster here. I started reading this thread last week and I've taken a wealth of information from it. Now it's time for the boys and I to get out to the shop and get the old CJ running.
Damn right, it's time for that! Glad to have you along for the ride.

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Deal, on the condition that since I deal with radiation if i turn huge and green and stalking around the wasteland that you will do the same for me!
You know I hate a Super Mutant. If you're Hulking-out, though, I gotta let you live, 'cause the Hulk is awesome.

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I'm in Dallas right now for training. Figured while I was a bit closer, I might as well grab some Shiner. It gets better the closer you get. Having one for you tonight Sundowner. To your health and happiness!
I'll return the favor with some Highland Winter Ale tomorrow. If I'm feeling up to it, I might scrap those axle wedges on Friday.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #5868
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You know I hate a Super Mutant. If you're Hulking-out, though, I gotta let you live, 'cause the Hulk is awesome.

Completely off topic but if that is the case I highly recommend the two issue graphic novel Future Imperfect starring Big Green himself.

I digress, back to topic!
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Unread 11-28-2013, 10:13 PM   #5869
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Unread 11-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #5870
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Today's Jeeping: Wedge-removal from an axle housing, and possibly a factory swaybar removal, too...all depending on whether or not I feel energetic, of course.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 07:03 PM   #5871
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Feeling energetic?, Bah bah bah, Come on,man!!! You know who the star of this thread is. Where's the Annabelle?
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Have we given up entirely on this " girly things" kit or did I miss it during my adventures in working 14 hour days?
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Heading that way after lunch , should I bring a camera to satisfy the masses ?
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I've worked with a Dana 30 and an 8.8, and in both cases, er, situations the carrier came out with little effort. I suppose, though, if you were setting up a new gear set a spreader would be needed.

I'm rather ashamed to admit this is the first time I've read this thread in quite a long time. I didn't read very far back, so disregard this if I'm rehashing previously articulated ideas...
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Update: Much work and appertaining tiredness. I have pictures of axle progress, but I haven't sorted them out yet...mostly because I'm slack. Oh, I also have a red tailgate sitting on my porch; that's Beasley's fault.
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Look where the Dead Monkey is today... Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque...
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Ahem: "Pics or it didn't happen."
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Ahem: "Pics or it didn't happen."
. I have to shrink them first so I will give you a pictorial of his travels in a few days, he might even be going on a long sea voyage south in a few weeks to The Land Downunder.....
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