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Unread 12-18-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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2015 winter project

This years winter project is going to be a refresh of most of the suspension parts up front.

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5 years ago I installed an old man emu lift. I went with the cs014F springs up front because at the time I just had the 4 banger and stock bumper. It rode perfect and was level front to back. Since then, I've added and SBC and a much heavier bumper. The front has started to sag with the extra weight. I've ordered two CS036R springs for the front which should level things back up.

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Also planning on putting the rugged ridge heavy tie rods in using the goferit bushings on a tie rod flip.

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Also replacing the ball joints to hopefully give back my return to center steering problems I've always had. Most will have to wait till after Christmas before the wife will release parts to me including a powder coating kit and oven. So I'll just start by dismantling some stuff.

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Unread 12-18-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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I want to see more pictures without the cover! Nice!!
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Unread 12-19-2015, 12:36 AM   #3
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Unread 12-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #4
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I want to see more pictures without the cover! Nice!!
I'll be glad to pull the cover off and take a few jeep porn shots

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It's come a little ways since pulling it home 6 years ago.
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I pulled my air dryer off the wall and emptied the desiccant from the tube and baked them for a couple of hours to bring back the nice deep blue. I hear powder coating likes nice dry air.

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My lovely wife comes out to the garage and says "hey, what are those new looking things?".....she found the new drag link and tie rods, she took them away to wrap....looks like I'll spend the week cleaning the engine bay up.
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Unread 12-19-2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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Do you have any pervatures with the rear wheels off?
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Unread 12-19-2015, 09:08 PM   #6
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Do you have any pirvatures with the rear wheels off?
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That's funny! You were being funny, right?

station10fd...that's a beautiful Jeep! I tip my hat to you!

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Unread 12-19-2015, 10:40 PM   #7
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What a beautiful Jeep. Not sure what you are going to clean under the hood
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Unread 12-26-2015, 06:31 PM   #8
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The Wife released all the goodies, so time to get to work. I started on one side getting things dismantled.

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Got a couple parts cleaned up

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First try at powdercoating

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Unread 12-27-2015, 06:35 AM   #9
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Looks like you're doing a nice job!

What is the picture of the of with the "silver" steering knuckle? Is that just wire brushed shiny, pre-powdercoat? It doesn't look bead blasted....looks too shiny for that...

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Unread 12-27-2015, 08:03 AM   #10
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Nice work. What are you baking the parts in?
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Unread 12-27-2015, 08:10 AM   #11
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You definitely have your work cut out on that engine compartment, great looking jeep
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Unread 12-27-2015, 09:51 AM   #12
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Looks like you're doing a nice job!

What is the picture of the of with the "silver" steering knuckle? Is that just wire brushed shiny, pre-powdercoat? It doesn't look bead blasted....looks too shiny for that...

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Yes, that is the knuckle after blasting. Santa brought me a blaster cabinet. I'm using black diamond fine. Still learning how to use it. I'm having some clogging issues, maybe I need a better water separator.

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Santa also brought this little oven for my powder coating.

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I would love to have a full size oven in the garage, but I'm flat out of room.
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Unread 12-27-2015, 10:08 AM   #13
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Bigger parts you might have to do in the house oven when the boss is not home. Found that having a pot roast ready to go in with lots of onions helps to mask the smell and/or appease the boss when she gets home!
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Unread 12-27-2015, 10:46 PM   #14
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Did a little work on the axle shaft tonight since we're snowed in.

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New ujoint and powder coat

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Enlarged holes in the knuckle to 3/4 inch for the goferit bushings

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I've read on other tie rod flip threads that Keith said using this on the bushings is just as good as welding

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Unread 12-27-2015, 11:22 PM   #15
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I've read on other tie rod flip threads that Keith said using this on the bushings is just as good as welding

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As long as the shoulders are on top of the arm there should not be any problem, unless they come out when you replace tie-rod ends and are seized to the taper. That Loc-Tite retainer stuff is good, just never use it on anything you might want to take apart again. But, you might want to throw an extra bushing in your trail kit if your luck is as good as mine though!
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