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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:33 AM   #46
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I had to use innertube first,then I found some belting for some sort of conveyer.

BTW, my new skid also did not have a strap to hold tank into it. I had to add the strap above the tank on the jeep so when installed the strap holds the tank in place. It is from jc Whitney.



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yeah I am going to have to buy a new center strap... might have to buy the new side straps but am not sure... they aren't that expensive.. less than $15 a piece.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:33 AM   #47
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Be aware, there are other modifications that may be necessary with a body lift. These include:

1. Clutch linkage
2. Gas tank filler hose
3. Fan shroud
4. Steering shaft

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Matt is right with this. The only thing I didn't have to change was my filler hose. I have a 1 1/2" lift (3" cut in half) it fit fine. I didn't have to mod the t/c shifter,but did anyway,otherwise I thought I would have to make the hole larger to accommodate the longer travel.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:36 AM   #48
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even for a 1" body lift?

I don't want to cut corners or anything like that... just figured if I was going to have to put new body mount bushings in, I may as well get a small amount of lift..
"I" would recommend the lift. It has made working on many other things easier;at least for me.

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Unread 02-19-2014, 12:00 PM   #49
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cool, thanks for the info. I will just go with the 1" daystar kit when I have my body off and adjust whatever comes up.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 01:00 PM   #50
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Hey brother from another TX mother ...


Going back to your stuck torx bolts ... I had a few that were stuck like that. Tried to weld on nuts to the bolt heads, but guess I wasn't doing it right. I ended up taking a grinder w/ a cutting wheel and VERY carefully I cut a small slice off two sides effectively leaving a small rectangular shape piece over the center of the bolt threads. This gave me something to grab onto with a box wrench of crescent wrench. Worked every time. Just be careful not to buzz straight through the bolt head and into the body when cutting. I replaced everything with hex bolts.


Most everything looks pretty good on your CJ ... now stop taking perfectly good CJs out of TX! ... Move your arse back here instead!
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Unread 02-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #51
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hmm.. thanks for the info! I bought some quality torx sockets so maybe that might help with the bolts.. plus, I have been spraying them with PB blaster for about two weeks!

haha.. I am trying to convince my wife to make the move back to t-town.. maybe next year.
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Unread 02-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #52
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ok, I am going to (hopefully) start taking the front end off of my CJ this weekend... my question now is, when I unbolt the brake and clutch master cylinders, I would prefer to keep them hooked up to the lines so that I might be able to bleed the systems more thoroughly with the body off... I am most interested in the clutch hydraulic system since I just put a new master cylinder on. I was able to bleed the system but I would like to really be thorough about it...

I am positive that the brake master cylinder is pretty heavy... so I don't want to fubar any of the hardlines... if I need to take off the cylinders then no problem.. would be nice if I didn't have to disconnect them is all.

also, I don't have power brakes..
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Unread 02-21-2014, 04:06 AM   #53
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have you decided what kind of "gasket" your goiung with under the tank and between the skid? I hear neoprene or bike tube rubber especially on the straps. the guy at 4wp told me to get a semi tire tub and make a gasket, but I seem to think there was a plastic liner in the tank skid plate?
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Unread 02-21-2014, 10:32 AM   #54
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I have not.. I haven't even bought a new tank.. I am going to look at the one that is on my skid to see if it can be salvaged..
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Unread 02-21-2014, 11:25 AM   #55
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If you need something for between your skid and tank, try some self adhesive rubberized flashing. You can get it at Lowe's in the roofing section in 6 inch wide rolls. Just line the inside of your skid with it, and put some on the tank where the straps will rub, and it should be fine.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #56
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thanks for the info!
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Unread 02-24-2014, 08:08 AM   #57
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ok, got some things done on the jeep this weekend.
took the fenders off..



in my efforts to take the fenders off, I only broke 2-3 non-essential bolts..

but I did discover this vacuum reservoir that might not hold a vacuum anymore.



I didn't get a picture of it, but when I took the vapor canister out, it was fully caked with old mud... how essential is that thing and are there any replacements available? is that one of those parts that I must have?

thanks.

also, I am thinking of sandblasting my tub... about how much are people paying for that?
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Unread 02-24-2014, 11:00 AM   #58
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Sandblasting it's pretty rough on body steel. It can be done,but you may want to go a little less aggressive like.......media blasting. Walnut shells or some other media that will take the paint off,or possibly chemical stripper. Advanced Auto has a stripper that works well.

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Unread 02-24-2014, 11:11 AM   #59
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yeah.. I was just using sand blasting as a blanket term... sorry for the confusion.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 11:21 AM   #60
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Gotcha, I checked into this for a nova I'm thinking of doing. Around here it's about 1,000 bucks give or take

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