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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #91
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Nice job so far and that's a great job of documenting a build.
I cant begin to count how many projects I've done that ended with me wondering why I didn't at least take before and after photos. This is my first true effort to fix that

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Hi Jered I looked through your build. You've got things going along real well. Isn't amazing what just keeps poping up that needs fixing as you go along, guess that's to be expected on these older vechicles we have. Keep up the great work!
Thanks Jim. Its been going along pretty well. I thought I would be further along at this point but I will just be happy with what progress I have. On the bright side at least I haven't ran into much I didn't expect.

I've spent some time cleaning the front axle and painting some random pieces. Of course the axle is sitting outside and it snowed today, and its actually raining now so looks like I will dang near have to start over on it. I was really wanting to have the axles and frame painted this weekend but the weather just isn't cooperating, and that's not something I'm going to do in the shop. I'm gonna try to finish the wire wheeling on those parts this week. Then hopefully I can spray them on Saturday morning and start making a frame to hold my tub for the body work.

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Unread 04-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #92
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I cant begin to count how many projects I've done that ended with me wondering why I didn't at least take before and after photos. This is my first true effort to fix that



Thanks Jim. Its been going along pretty well. I thought I would be further along at this point but I will just be happy with what progress I have. On the bright side at least I haven't ran into much I didn't expect.

I've spent some time cleaning the front axle and painting some random pieces. Of course the axle is sitting outside and it snowed today, and its actually raining now so looks like I will dang near have to start over on it. I was really wanting to have the axles and frame painted this weekend but the weather just isn't cooperating, and that's not something I'm going to do in the shop. I'm gonna try to finish the wire wheeling on those parts this week. Then hopefully I can spray them on Saturday morning and start making a frame to hold my tub for the body work.
Snowed!!?? OMG... it was 93 here today. I'm so ignorant!
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Unread 04-23-2011, 09:20 PM   #93
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Snowed!!?? OMG... it was 93 here today. I'm so ignorant!
Thats not the half of it, I had to work today, and by work I mean raft not my idea of fun
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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:00 PM   #94
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It'll get better real soon, and you'll be loving it again! I wouldn't want to be in that cold water either.
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Unread 04-26-2011, 09:51 PM   #95
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It'll get better real soon, and you'll be loving it again! I wouldn't want to be in that cold water either.
Well the cold water alone isn't so bad. Cold water and low water combined sucks. We don't hit our peak till mid June. Right now we are running at about 300 CFS, last year our peak was north of 5,000 CFS. But I'm happy to get a little time on the river and out of the shower house I've been working on.

So I haven't got anything done so far this week. The weather just continues to be a pain in my rear. Today wasnt all that particularly cold but it did spit snow for an hour or so. Thursday is looking like the best day this week, high of 69 degrees, and sunny. But Saturday when I was hoping to get some painting done is supposed to have a high of 48 degrees . My uncle is currently working on a truck in the garage, so thats a no go either.

I'll get what little things I can done, we'll see what happens with the weather, hopefully its better then expected. I wouldn't be so frustrated, but here before too long I'll be working 7 days a week, and wont want to do much when I get home
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Unread 05-09-2011, 12:22 AM   #96
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Just a short update to all of you that are earnestly waiting for one jk. I've been pretty swamped at work so I havent had much time for the Jeep. Plus what things I've tried to get done haven't worked out so hot for me. I ordered some new MOOG ball joints on amazon a while back and when I recieved them the uppers were already screwed with. It didnt take me long to figure out somebody had their greasy hands all over the boxes, and when I opened them up this is what I found;



They aren't even the same! so in frustration I sent them back for a replacement. Keep in mind these are the upper ball joints, the lowers were just fine. I got my replacements in a day which I was pretty happy with until I opened them up and found another set of lower ball joints I double checked my return papers from the first go around, and I did send the correct set back. So now I have to send these back in for a refund, and then I can order another set.

I picked up a cheap sand blaster from harbor freight last week. I wont lie it was only $20 so its probably a piece of junk, but all the reviews said it worked great. So I figured I'd give it a shot and see how it works. I bought some sand at home depot yesterday and was hoping to get some work done after work this week. Now before anyone starts yelling at me for using sand, my plan was to use a fresh air respirator from work. Only problem is when I went looking for it, it was nowhere to be found. Found the mask, but not the unit.

Hopefully the next update I will be able to show some progress
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Unread 05-09-2011, 04:45 AM   #97
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I had a heck of a time with the ball joints and I was dealing with local parts stores, but I feel you pain!!!

I used playsand from HD but it was always wet and needed to be sifted. A friend of mine told me I could get blasting sand down the road from my house and it was a triple win, cheaper, dry and graded! If you plan on doing much blasting it might be worthwhile to see if you have a local supplier.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 08:54 AM   #98
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I had a heck of a time with the ball joints and I was dealing with local parts stores, but I feel you pain!!!

I used playsand from HD but it was always wet and needed to be sifted. A friend of mine told me I could get blasting sand down the road from my house and it was a triple win, cheaper, dry and graded! If you plan on doing much blasting it might be worthwhile to see if you have a local supplier.
I've read through your ordeal with the ball joints, what a pain! As big a pain as it is I should at least be happy I'm not waiting to assemble the axle like you had to do.

I'll have to look into blasting sand, I had sort of written off blasting material in general because everything I had found was quite expensive. I actually need to pick my rims up for my DD later this afternoon. Took them to a local business to have them powder coated, so I'll ask them where they get the media they use.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 09:03 AM   #99
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I get my blasting media from Lowes. It comes in an 80# bag and is, I think, $5. I have used play sand, and as Dave mentions, it usually has to be dried. For some reason that I am unable to explain, it did not work as well as blasting media, even thoughit was dry and sifted. Maybe the weight of it??
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Unread 05-15-2011, 11:10 AM   #100
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So I've found a business close by that sells blasting media. They sell it in 100lb bags for something like $18. Not bad. I've got my new ball joints on the way. Now if only I can get the weather to cooperate. This is a photo from Wednesday when I was leaving work. It snowed all day, wasn't cold enough to stick, but you can see the fresh powder on the surrounding hills



We also had rain all weekend long. I'm loving it other then not being able to work on the Jeep, but hey what can you do
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Unread 05-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #101
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My friend visiting from Alamosa says she is appalled by our weather here
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Unread 05-15-2011, 10:06 PM   #102
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My friend visiting from Alamosa says she is appalled by our weather here
I have a sister that lives in San Fransisco, she enjoys sending us photos of her by the pool when we have snow to annoy us!
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Unread 09-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #103
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Well it has been some time since I've posted here, or even had the opportunity to work on my Jeep. The summer was a little crazier then I even expected it would be, left little to no time to actually do anything else.

Well at any rate I'm back to it. Over the last couple of days I've done a few small projects. Clean this, clean that. I had already stripped all but the carrier and pinion out of the front axle, so I finished that. Then I moved to the rear axle. Pretty much the same story as the front. The PO had let the rivets on the brake pads chew on the drums for quite some time. I expected this but what I didnt expect was how difficult it was going to be to pull the drums off with the pads setting on these grooves. The rest was pretty simple. Once again the gears and bearings look great!


So I finished stripping the rear. So now neither housings have anything other then the races in them. Wont be replacing any of the bearings because they all look great. Loaded both the housings up and took them to a local business that is going to sandblast them for me. I think my plan is once I have the time I will paint them, then take them to the car wash and clean out the inside before I actually assemble them. That way I wont have to worry about any rust interfering with the paint adhering.

Well I was doing a lot of research on putting the axles back together, and I have talked myself into buying one piece axles for the rear. It's a little money I hadn't planned on spending but it seems like even the hassle of installing the one piece compared to the stock 2 piece makes it worth while. I'm thinking of getting the Superior's, a little bit more expensive then the Alloy USA, but it also comes with a lifetime warranty.

I figured I'd end the post showing you this



I sandblasted that roughly 6 months ago, and haven't touched it since. But look at that, absolutely no rust! The humidity here is high if it reaches 10%, makes rust a lot less worrisome
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Unread 09-27-2011, 07:17 PM   #104
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subscribed for info, looks great
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Unread 09-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #105
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looks great, you have made excellent progress so far, keep up the good work.
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