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Unread 10-26-2010, 08:39 PM   #61
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Saw the exhaust in progress. Between the scabbed and butchered Hooker headers that lead to 1 3/4" bent up pipe, it is hard to believe I was running a V8 on this 4 cylinder grade exhaust.

Harold, who owns Desert Mountain Fabrication in Phoenix, is a stickler for detail. His welding skills are top notch. He treats my vehicle as he would his own. In fact, much of the exhaust suggestions he recommended are actually being used on his awesome YJ.

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Unread 10-27-2010, 03:15 PM   #62
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Diamond Plate mufflers!!! Now THAT is Redneck!! Cranking up the first time, after a new system is installed, is a stressful time for me. When you hear it, and it sounds like heaven, it makes you smile REAL BIG!!
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Unread 10-28-2010, 04:00 AM   #63
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I stopped by after work to check on the progress. Some work still to be done on the tailpipe and a few more welds to finish, but I was able to hear it run. Wow! What a difference! Loud and authoritative to be sure! The exhaust is tucked high and tight and looks amazing. I had my work clothes on and couldn't crawl under to snap pictures, but will do so as soon as I get it back. The engine compartment sounds much more quiet without those leaky headers, but the Flowmaster sure makes up for it in the rear! I think I will be feeling sorry for my neighbors! :-)
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Unread 10-28-2010, 08:57 AM   #64
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Hey Boom, what do you have bolted to your tub on the floor next to the door cut-away? I have the same pattern in holes on my floor pan. Right there next to the drain plug. I assumed this was something a PO did to mine.
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Unread 10-28-2010, 08:59 AM   #65
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Hey Boom, what do you have bolted to your tub on the floor next to the door cut-away? I have the same pattern in holes on my floor pan. Right there next to the drain plug. I assumed this was something a PO did to mine.
Those were holes left from the PO installing some cheap steps. I took the steps off and replaced the bolts.

You can see the steps in the first pictures I posted on this thread.

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Unread 10-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #66
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ahhhh ok. i bet thats what they had on there too. same pattern. thx!
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Unread 10-28-2010, 09:50 AM   #67
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Boom, awesome build I will have to pick your brain once I get home from Afghanistan. I bought a 76 and 78 CJ7 while over here, and you are doing alot of the same things I want to do. Great job.
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Unread 10-28-2010, 10:24 AM   #68
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Boom, awesome build I will have to pick your brain once I get home from Afghanistan. I bought a 76 and 78 CJ7 while over here, and you are doing alot of the same things I want to do. Great job.
Get back safe! I will share anything I know or point you in the right direction if I do not. Lots of very sharp people on this forum to learn from. I have learned so much on this forum in the last year!!
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Unread 10-30-2010, 06:25 PM   #69
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Got it back. Exhaust is awesome. I drove it about 20 miles last night. Today, I cannot get it to start.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #70
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I'm jealous! Your jeep is coming out great. As for the lift keep searching craigslist (use crazedlist.org so you can search more than one city in your area) I found my 4" lift brand new with drop pitman arm and everything for $75 and the cheapest I found it from an online store was $500. I practically live on craigslist. I got brand new Bestop low back front seats and fold and tumble rear seat for $100 when if I would have bought from a company one front seat would have cost me $150+shipping. Granted I had to drive 4hrs to get them it was well worth the drive with the money I spent. If you keep your eye out on craigslist and ebay you can come across some great deals.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #71
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Got it back. Exhaust is awesome. I drove it about 20 miles last night. Today, I cannot get it to start. I am done. I think I am going to sell it.
Great looking build! I picked up a few tips on the engine compartment.

Any idea why it's not starting?
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Unread 10-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #72
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Got it back. Exhaust is awesome. I drove it about 20 miles last night. Today, I cannot get it to start. I am done. I think I am going to sell it.
It's a Jeep thang... I smell a new thread! Hang in there Boom.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 07:09 PM   #73
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Unread 10-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #74
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It's a Jeep thang... I smell a new thread! Hang in there Boom.
Thanks, Skerr. Yeah, I needed to walk away for the night.

Not sure what happened. Drove it last night and today it will not fire. Injectors dumping fuel, but no spark. Something with the magnetic pickup and the connection with the MSD module, I think.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 09:15 PM   #75
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Look for a burned wire next to the manifold/exhaust, etc. Sounds like something shorted out.

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