Update, huh? You realize that this is the absolute highlight of my life right now!?
My wife calls it Jeep Gossip!
If I stare at the Jeep long enough it fixes itself!
We're at a slow part again. We have several small things that need to be done so we can move along. Clay is removing the factory shock mounts from the axle tube. I want to try and save them in case someone smashes one on the trail and needs a replacement. But the cutoff wheel doesn't fit in there too well. So we may have to cut what we can and whack it with a hammer to get it off. Then we can finish the shocks. I need some metal screws to attach the holders for the brake lines and Prop valve... does anyone know what size they are, or have another recommendations for screws?
We have the front backing plates to install, calipers, but first new ball joints. I remember, before I tore it down, the Jeep would try to kill you by diving off the road at slow speeds... so we're gonna concentrate on the front end a bit. Of course, I no longer have that axle up there... we're running WT axles now.
Still researching fuel tanks. I found one on Ebait, a 15 gallon poly tank, for .99 with 2 hours to go. It had a $45 shipping fee on top of whatever it sold for. Another seller had a brand new 15 gal steel tank for $99 with free shipping. Hmmm... the poly tank sold for $47 (IIRC). I don't think that buyer was very wise, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder... right? So we're probably going to buy new stuff.
The wheels and tires on Clay's Jeep will have to go. They are 16", which I like, but we're going 15" instead. The tires are 33" and we're going 31". Just a little more safety mindedness on Dad's part... so we gotta find someone to swap out.
Also want to try and swap yokes from the D30 or D44 onto the AMC20 so I can have the U-Bolt style yoke. I monkeyed around with that for a little while with no progress. It's clear I'm gonna have to get tuff with the pinion nuts!
The weather has cooled a good bit today... it's really nice outside. Think me'n the boys will go bust a few caps!