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Unread 01-23-2009, 09:47 PM   #766
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Hey Grizzly, you must be bored, you posted 3 in a row, Your welcome on the help, it was good to get out of the house. I thought the flares looked good when I left but I'm sure they are even better with the little tweaking you did on them. I picked up some steel at the yard today, started making some front hooks on the GC hopefully I do it right and they don't rip out the first pull I do.

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Unread 01-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #767
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Glad you got the spacers in, but you should have spoken up. Maybe next project. I am debating on when to start to rebuild my front axles. I have not done a knuckle type axle since an early flattie years ago, the Toy is similar though. I got all the seals and rebuild parts in this week. Also ordered a 2meter Ham radio-should be in next week. That will get installed asap.
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Unread 01-24-2009, 12:03 AM   #768
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Hey Grizzly, you must be bored, you posted 3 in a row, Your welcome on the help, it was good to get out of the house. I thought the flares looked good when I left but I'm sure they are even better with the little tweaking you did on them. I picked up some steel at the yard today, started making some front hooks on the GC hopefully I do it right and they don't rip out the first pull I do.
How'd your tow hooks go today? Sorry I couldn't have been of more help but I was onsite at a customers location in Clinton, MA - which is where I'll be all weekend...

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Glad you got the spacers in, but you should have spoken up. Maybe next project. I am debating on when to start to rebuild my front axles. I have not done a knuckle type axle since an early flattie years ago, the Toy is similar though. I got all the seals and rebuild parts in this week. Also ordered a 2meter Ham radio-should be in next week. That will get installed asap.
Hey TW; let me know when you start that, I'd like to stop by and see how it all works - I'm a firm believer in "The more you know...". And congrats on your 2meter; that's one of those things on my bucket list - but it's more towards the bottom... P.s. And Griz definetly spoke up, if you go back a few pages you'll see that just about everyone in ID offered to help...(I did notice that you only offered to help AFTER he was done...)
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Unread 01-24-2009, 12:27 AM   #769
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Board and coils....

Really, the coil thing turned out to be pretty simple afterall. Once again, I do appreciate the offers. Now the flares were a different story. I know I might have to relinquish my man card for saying this but I was actually pretty sore the next day. And Sinbad did most of the work!
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Unread 01-24-2009, 01:29 AM   #770
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Really, the coil thing turned out to be pretty simple afterall. Once again, I do appreciate the offers. Now the flares were a different story. I know I might have to relinquish my man card for saying this but I was actually pretty sore the next day. And Sinbad did most of the work!
Sucks getting old doesn't it...
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Unread 01-24-2009, 01:32 AM   #771
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Don't really have much to say about this except you need to sign this...

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Unread 01-24-2009, 11:16 AM   #772
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Chili- after he was done???

"I haven't bought the 1 inch spacers yet. It won't take them too long to get in, I'll order them tomorrow. Sinbad-I would love to borrow/rent those compressors from you and then set up a time with Chili and Tumbleweed, I'll bring a pizza and we can knock those bad boys out."



Chili, the birfield axles are not too bad, just really messy. They use about 10 times more grease than the unibearing setups. I have not decided yet if I am going to "cheat" and split the felts and rubber wipers so I do not have to pull the knuckle balls off and apart. That is the worst part, setting those trunion bearings. Cleaning off the crud is going to take the longest time. Not sure if my seal puller will get the inner axle seal out-might have to make one.




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Unread 01-24-2009, 12:40 PM   #773
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Broam17 - thanks for the info. Finding a quality mechanic that charges a fair price and stands behind his work can be difficult. Where is his shop located?
Hey Paul its in Nampa

Elliott's Auto Repair

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Unread 01-24-2009, 03:03 PM   #774
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Chili- after he was done???

"I haven't bought the 1 inch spacers yet. It won't take them too long to get in, I'll order them tomorrow. Sinbad-I would love to borrow/rent those compressors from you and then set up a time with Chili and Tumbleweed, I'll bring a pizza and we can knock those bad boys out."



Chili, the birfield axles are not too bad, just really messy. They use about 10 times more grease than the unibearing setups. I have not decided yet if I am going to "cheat" and split the felts and rubber wipers so I do not have to pull the knuckle balls off and apart. That is the worst part, setting those trunion bearings. Cleaning off the crud is going to take the longest time. Not sure if my seal puller will get the inner axle seal out-might have to make one.




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Unread 01-24-2009, 11:06 PM   #775
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[QUOTE=ChiliPalmer;6421733]How'd your tow hooks go today? Sorry I couldn't have been of more help but I was onsite at a customers location in Clinton, MA - which is where I'll be all weekend...



Chili, I made the brackets today, I found a 4" x1/4 flat steel for in the frame then used another 4x 8 under that all 1/4". I used the 4 existing bolt holes along with one hole back farther that had the nut welded on. I put a angle iron under that for strength for the bend upward, so I have like 3/4" along with the subframe to pull from, I don't thing it will go anywhere, The hooks fit right out front with no cutting of the bumper. can't see any brackets either.
Have a safe trip home
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Unread 01-25-2009, 12:27 AM   #776
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Cool; glad to hear it turned out ok. Not sure if I said this when you were there but now that I've thought about it the reason I used 2 pieces (then angle and flat bar) was simply to move the tow hook down a little bit so I didn't have to trim the bumper for them to fit (now that I've typed it out I do remember saying it when you were there.).

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How'd your tow hooks go today? Sorry I couldn't have been of more help but I was onsite at a customers location in Clinton, MA - which is where I'll be all weekend...



Chili, I made the brackets today, I found a 4" x1/4 flat steel for in the frame then used another 4x 8 under that all 1/4". I used the 4 existing bolt holes along with one hole back farther that had the nut welded on. I put a angle iron under that for strength for the bend upward, so I have like 3/4" along with the subframe to pull from, I don't thing it will go anywhere, The hooks fit right out front with no cutting of the bumper. can't see any brackets either.
Have a safe trip home
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Unread 01-25-2009, 07:50 PM   #777
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Well, tore into one front axle today. 6 hours later got it almost wrapped up. At some time the birfields tore the heck out of the inner axle tubes and knuckle. Had to do alot of machine work (filing) to get the new seal in. In the process ruined the other seal I had for the other side. Now have to order another one. I know better than to think it would go smooth and easy but did not expect this much of a pita.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 10:45 PM   #778
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Hey everybody! So i need opinions from everyone anyone. Im torn wether or not to tear out my carpet out. Its not my daily driver but i do take it out when it snows. So just wanted to know what people thought.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 11:08 PM   #779
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Hey everybody! So i need opinions from everyone anyone. Im torn wether or not to tear out my carpet out. Its not my daily driver but i do take it out when it snows. So just wanted to know what people thought.

I would say no, its going to rattle alot, and I think it will be colder inside. youll regret it on the drives out to where you wheel.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 02:28 AM   #780
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I'm personally a fan of carpet but that being said I don't, and never will, have carpet in my XJ. It will eventually be covered in Line-X (or similar product) to keep the noise to a minimum. If you search jpmagazine.com they have a pretty good article on keeping an M715 cool in the summer by using a roll on bedliner and some self sticking insulated material. That's ultimately what I'd like to do.

If the carpet is in good shape I say leave it in for now; if/when it starts to stink then yank it out...
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