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Unread 01-20-2012, 12:50 PM   #3646
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BTW, if anyone is bored around 4:30-5ish this afternoon/eve and wants to lay under a jeep to help me lower the transmission down that would kick ***. My friend last night ended up having to work late and I'd really like to get this thing down tonight so I can get the converter and floexplate down and get the flywheel and clutch installed and start moving forward rather then tearing apart on Sat! LOL I have beer to offer and it really shouldn't take more then a couple minutes, it's just a matter of sliding it back on the stand I have it on right now, then lifting it off the stand on to the floor. I can probably do it solo but cause of the awkward position I'd rather have another set of hands.
i did it all by myself with a harbor freight transmission jack, and picked up the tranny/tcase as a unit by myself a few times too. well, at least enough to drag it.

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Unread 01-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #3647
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I love FSJ. Check this Golden Eagle out.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #3648
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Never read about this before. Origin of the name

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Origin of the name

There are many explanations of the origin of the word jeep, all of which have proven difficult to verify. The most widely held theory is that the military designation of GP begat the term Jeep and holds that the vehicle bore the designation GP (for Government Purposes or General Purpose), which was phonetically slurred into the word jeep. However, an alternate view launched by R. Lee Ermey, on his television series Mail Call, disputes this, saying that the vehicle was designed for specific duties, and was never referred to as "General Purpose" and it is highly unlikely that the average jeep-driving GI would have been familiar with this designation. The Ford GPW abbreviation actually meant (G for government use, P to designate its 80-inch (2,000 mm) wheelbase and W to indicate its Willys-Overland designed engine).

Many, including Ermey, suggest that soldiers at the time were so impressed with the new vehicles that they informally named it after Eugene the Jeep, a character in the Popeye cartoons created by E. C. Segar. Eugene the Jeep was Popeye's "jungle pet" and was "small, able to move between dimensions and could solve seemingly impossible problems."[5]

Words of the Fighting Forces by Clinton A. Sanders, a dictionary of military slang, published in 1942, in the library at The Pentagon gives this definition:

Jeep: A four-wheel drive vehicle of one-half- to one-and-one-half-ton capacity for reconnaissance or other army duty. A term applied to the bantam-cars, and occasionally to other motor vehicles (U.S.A.) in the Air Corps, the Link Trainer; in the armored forces, the ½-ton command vehicle. Also referred to as "any small plane, helicopter, or gadget."[citation needed]

This definition is supported by the use of the term "jeep carrier" to refer to the Navy's small escort carriers.

Early in 1941, Willys-Overland demonstrated the vehicle's off-road capability by having it drive up the steps of the United States Capitol, driven by Willys test driver Irving "Red" Haussman, who had recently heard soldiers at Fort Holabird calling it a "jeep." When asked by syndicated columnist Katherine Hillyer for the Washington Daily News (or by a bystander, according to another account) what it was called, Irving answered, "It's a jeep."

Katherine Hillyer's article was published nationally on February 20, 1941, and included a picture of the vehicle with the caption:

LAWMAKERS TAKE A RIDE- With Senator Meade, of New York, at the wheel, and Representative Thomas, of New Jersey, sitting beside him, one of the Army's new scout cars, known as "jeeps" or "quads", climbs up the Capitol steps in a demonstration yesterday. Soldiers in the rear seat for gunners were unperturbed.

Although the term was also military slang for vehicles that were untried or untested, this exposure caused all other jeep references to fade, leaving the 4x4 with the name.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #3649
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #3650
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i did it all by myself with a harbor freight transmission jack, and picked up the tranny/tcase as a unit by myself a few times too. well, at least enough to drag it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/450-lb-...ack-39178.html
Yeah, I pulled the tcase solo the other night. Just kinda took a deep breath, grabbed it, slid it off and lowered it down by hand. Not that big of deal. I think I could reinstall it solo too. I don't think the trans is too much heavier. It's just physically larger and a little more awkward I guess.

I've considered a tranny jack but for the one time I pull a trans every 5+ years I just don't really want the thing sitting around the garage. But... crap... I'm tempted to go buy that thing! What else do I need at harbor freight... Hmmmm....
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:16 PM   #3651
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pretty slick, where is it? I'll go get it!
It's this guy Camaleer in the ZJ forum. He's over in Ca. and has zebras and other crazy animals.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:22 PM   #3652
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Yeah, I pulled the tcase solo the other night. Just kinda took a deep breath, grabbed it, slid it off and lowered it down by hand. Not that big of deal. I think I could reinstall it solo too. I don't think the trans is too much heavier. It's just physically larger and a little more awkward I guess.

I've considered a tranny jack but for the one time I pull a trans every 5+ years I just don't really want the thing sitting around the garage. But... crap... I'm tempted to go buy that thing! What else do I need at harbor freight... Hmmmm....
google yerself a 20% off coupon.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #3653
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i did it all by myself with a harbor freight transmission jack, and picked up the tranny/tcase as a unit by myself a few times too. well, at least enough to drag it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/450-lb-capacity-transmission-jack-39178.html
Darn you!!!! I was able to find a 20% off coupon that expires today so I guess I'm gonna do it... Jerk! LOL

Guess I don't need help tonight afterall unless someone wants to meet me at harbor freight and swipe their debit card instead of mine?
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #3654
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HAHAHA, I was doing that as you typed...
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Unread 01-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #3655
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its useful for other stuff as well, t-cases, gas tanks, and so on.

However, most of you people with your modern jeeps dont have to deal with that crap as often as i do, haha

or maybe you can use it as a rolling stool too? Provided you weigh less than 450 pounds...

or....

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Unread 01-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #3656
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the newest issue of JP has a 20% off coupon
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Unread 01-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #3657
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Yeah, once I have it, it'll get it's use I'm sure over time. I'm gonna have to pull the engine at some point on the race truck and don't intend to drop the transmission but it may happen too. Heck, I can almost promise we're going to end up blowing the transmission up at some point! Stock toyota auto getting raced hard on 35" tires... LOL, it's a toyota but still it's just a matter of time!

I think I'm gonna go run to harbor freight on my lunch and get it. I had my mind set of dropping trans tonight and pulling convertor and flexplate but just got invited to happy hour with another chick that I'm interested in. Supposed to meet her at 6ish so I think I can run home and at the very least drop the transmission between work and happy hour!!! LOL That's assuming I go get the jack now. So yeah, off to harbor freight!
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And back and bought... Thanks Dr... Not sure I like you, you just cost me $70! LOL What are you a Dr. of anyways?
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And back and bought... Thanks Dr... Not sure I like you, you just cost me $70! LOL What are you a Dr. of anyways?
Maybe you should start sending me money and I can be your insurance agent and I will pay the dr directly as required !!
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And back and bought... Thanks Dr... Not sure I like you, you just cost me $70! LOL What are you a Dr. of anyways?
His name should be dr wheelgun or dr gunny. He's always getting new toys to play with and seems to be a wheel gun maniac! In a good way.
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