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Unread 08-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #91
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Looking great, nice job! Raptor turned out awesome!

I had the same issues with the Cobra King passenger's side fender. Everyone complains about the passenger's side fitment. It is obvious their tooling is off but they must not know it, or more likely, don't care.
Thanks Coiz! Good to know about the passenger fender so I know I'm not the only one losing my mind... That thing really torqued (pun intended) me off!!!!

Here are a couple of daylight shots from an hour ago. Need to get the exhaust leak (at the flange at the upper pipe/manifold on the drivers side) sealed up. I smell like fumes. I also feel a transmission rebuild in my near future!





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Unread 08-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #92
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HOLEY MOLEY!!!!!!
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Unread 08-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #93
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Unread 08-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #94
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Thanks Jim and Skipper. It PALES in comparison to the builds you guys have going on, though!!!!
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Unread 08-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #95
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It's beautiful!! But here's some criticism for ya... paint the rear crossmember, and get Turd, or is it Lulu now(?) a proper rear bumper!

I may beat you yet!!!!!!!
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Unread 08-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #96
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It's beautiful!! But here's some criticism for ya... paint the rear crossmember, and get Turd, or is it Lulu now(?) a proper rear bumper!

I may beat you yet!!!!!!!
I'm going to paint it PINK. Do you like the rubbing compound splatter all over the frame back there? That's my attention to detail. It's still Turd Ferguson until it passes my vigorous 75 point inspection (i.e., "looking at it" after 5 gin n tonics).

Still gotta get the mirrors on, dash painted, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

Am I going to have to come by your house when I'm in FL in a couple of weeks and get your engine running? Will I? Will I?
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Unread 08-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #97
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I'm going to paint it PINK. Do you like the rubbing compound splatter all over the frame back there? That's my attention to detail. It's still Turd Ferguson until it passes my vigorous 75 point inspection (i.e., "looking at it" after 5 gin n tonics).

Still gotta get the mirrors on, dash painted, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

Am I going to have to come by your house when I'm in FL in a couple of weeks and get your engine running? Will I? Will I?
Nyah... it's running! But I'd love for you to stop by. It would be an honor and a privilege. You coming down 75 or 95? 75 is convenient... 95 not so.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #98
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Nyah... it's running! But I'd love for you to stop by. It would be an honor and a privilege. You coming down 75 or 95? 75 is convenient... 95 not so.
The honor and priviledge would be mine, Skipper!! Glad you've got Clay's Jeep running. I've got to go revisit your thread. I'm due for an Orlando trip in the next couple of weeks and my calendar is still open that week so my thought was I could slip north for a visit. I'll keep you posted! I always have these great ambitions, and then my customers blow up my fun time. But would I ever be thrilled to visit Skippers Jeep Emporium.

I tooled around the neighborhood in Turd Ferguson this weekend. Ran great, but I'm still getting these rough driveline vibrations. I did find a Ujoint that had some play in it. I changed that out and the vibe is still there. Next weekend I'm going to jack up the back end and see if I can see where the issue is. I posted a couple of months back about a "knocking sound" coming from the T150, only when clutch is out/in neutral. I'm wondering if this same knocking is what I feel when I'm in gear and driving.

Main thing is I need to be confident to let the Commander (wife unit) drive it so I can keep the peace around the house. She's been at the garage door tapping her little foot wondering when she can have "her" Jeep.
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Praise the Lord for Great Wives!

I am 6 miles off 75, about 30 miles south of Valdosta. My work schedule is crazy, so if you have a target date let me know so I can check my schedule. You have a nice, comfy, private room and supper (lunch, whatever) if you make it this way. Bring the fam. But leave the Jeep home, or mine might kick its YKW!!
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It's been a bit since I've posted any updates...well, there aren't that many (other than pulling the dash, repainting it and creating a new problem with my dash lights). But I have cleaned up a few things, and am having a hard time keeping the wife out of the drivers seat. She's a wedding photographer by trade, and recruited one of her shutterbug friends to snap some christmas card pics with the CJ in it. I'll post those later (they turned out great), but in the interim I had to send a few poser shots I took with my crappy phone camera:





Blurry shot of the wife unit enjoying her Jeep:


Dropping the transmission/clutch this next month to square away a few minor issues there, and then I guess it's time to run the dual exhaust to let that V8 rumble
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Cotton on the roadside, cotton in the ditch...

Your WIFE makes your JEEP look GOOD!!!!! Did you ever get the vibrations worked out? I have been waiting up for you, every day, for weeks, but you haven't shown up yet.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #102
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Scott, I was actually thinking about you the other day. Would you believe I haven't been to FL on business in about 3 1/2 months! For some reason I keep ending up in OH or TN every week. I definitely want to make the trip over to see you and your clan. After the Christmas/New Year holidays I'll be planning out my calendar travel, so I'll let you know.

I'm almost 99% certain the vibes are with a bearing on the transmission. That puppy and the clutch get dropped in the next month or two when hunting slows down!
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Good looking Jeep and a good looking wife to cruise with you. You sir have done a good job.
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Good looking Jeep and a good looking wife to cruise with you. You sir have done a good job.
Thanks Roadhog! Now I just have to convince her to let ME drive it every now and then.
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It's been a while since I've updated this thread, but thought I'd show off my new exhaust!

I've had a nagging leak between the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe flange. The PO had installed new exhaust a few years back and it was less than admirable. The 304 felt like it was struggling to breathe and I've always had a soft spot for the V8 rumble. After some research, I decided to stick with the stock manifolds, duals, Flowmaster 40's and exits behind the rear wheels. I'm thrilled with the results.
I first needed to do something with the rusty old manifolds. I really liked what Matt1981CJ7 did to his, so I picked up a bottle of Ospho, dipped the overnight, wirewheeled and painted them in POR15 Intake Manifold Gray (in hindsight I wish I'd picked a more "silver" color, but they still turned out fine).




By the way, when I posted these pics on another thread regarding exhaust, a member correctly pointed out that these were not CJ manifolds (these have a rear dump on the drivers side which interferes with the clutch linkage). Well, as it turns out, the muffler shop that installed the old system for the PO put a severe bend in the pipe to clear the linkage, and this resulted in a massive restriction in the flow. The shop I used got creative and made a more custom mandrel bend which preserved the integrity of the pipe opening. They tucked the mufflers between the rails and did a really nice job with the exits in the rear. Also, the power difference I have now is amazing. Part of me thought "Nah, it's just the sound that makes it SEEM like it has more power", but after a couple of days of driving it, I'm fairly convinced that restriction was costing me some HP.

I see a summer project in my future. The underside of this thing is NAS-T!


I took a quick video of my wife unit and daughter headed to the store, but I guess I need to download it somewhere other than photobucket in order for it to work.
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