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post #586 of 853 Old 11-24-2013, 03:17 PM
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Looks nice. How do those side steps mount? To the floor pan? Frame? Body mounts? A pic would be great if you are willing.

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post #587 of 853 Old 11-24-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Looks nice. How do those side steps mount? To the floor pan? Frame? Body mounts? A pic would be great if you are willing.
They bolt to the floor. From what I've found here on the forum, they are stock from either dealer, or factory. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong.

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I haven't got the tape measure out yet, but I'm pretty sure it's slightly higher in the back, than the front. Most likely due to my shackles. I replaced the rears with what I thought were stock length, and I threw the old ones away before the new ones showed up. So I compared them to the front, and they were a half inch longer. I guess I'm just assuming that all 4 shackles should be the same length? I kind of like the look though!

Almost reminds me of my first car, which was a Jeep Comanche. I blew the gears out of the rear end, and instead of just replacing the gears, I acquired a complete rear end out of a Cherokee. According to my tape measure, it would fit, so I bolted it in. When I was all done, I got in it to move it, put it in first gear, and let out the clutch. The truck went backwards! Would of never thought I could put it in upside down by accident!

So, I took it back out, did a little redneck engineering, and got it flipped over, but because of the perches, the truck now essentially had a SOA lift in the rear, and stock ride height in the front! Drove it around like that for a while too before it went to the junkyard. True story! Wish I could find an old pic....

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post #589 of 853 Old 11-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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So, apparently a Jeep can be anything! A truck, a station wagon, a roadster, a boat, an airplane, who knows!? Lol
Heck I had a guy tell me that a Jeep is no longer a vehicle model, it's just a brand name!!

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post #590 of 853 Old 11-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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Thanks Matt. btw where did you get these self tapping screws? They are nicer than any I have ever bought.
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Thanks Matt. btw where did you get these self tapping screws? They are nicer than any I have ever bought.
Which ones? The black ones I got at NAPA

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Ok I will check NAPA. I was thinking of the ones like you used in the plate next to the radio (where I am mounting a mechanical temp gauge btw).

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Ok I will check NAPA. I was thinking of the ones like you used in the plate next to the radio (where I am mounting a mechanical temp gauge btw).

Thanks.
I'd pull the temp gauge out of the speedo cluster, and just replace it if its still stuck. If it is, I can probably get ya a new one free. Should still be under warranty from Morris.

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Thanks. Does the speedo cluster come out without removing the dash? I guess I should look that up
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Thanks. Does the speedo cluster come out without removing the dash? I guess I should look that up
Yeah, you can reach up behind there, and there's 4 studs, 1 in each corner that hold it in. It takes a 5/16 socket if I can recall.

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Pulled the jeep out of the garage today for the first time since installing my Pro Comp lift. Took it for a quick spin, and it rides pretty smooth! Maybe even better than before?

I fooled around with the transfer case while I had it out on the ice too. Locked the hubs in, and tried shifting it into 4 high and didn't think it went in until I let the clutch out and the front wheels spun on the ice. Apparently my 4wd indicator light does not work. Drove it around for a bit in 4 high and 2 high, and shifting back and fourth. It shifts pretty good now, but still can't seem to get it into 4 low.

Didn't play around too long though, because I'm only running on front brakes. Can't get the prop valve to open up to allow fluid to go to the rear. That's a whole other problem I'm saving for later!
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Been way too busy here lately. Just caught up on your thread. Looks good. It gives me some motivation to tackle some piddling stuff and the hard top on mine. I have been putting it off. I will be interested in how the springs work out and ride. Mine rides ruff even for a CJ so if you don't mind keep me posted on that. I bet your neighbors can't figure you out. One day you are taking it apart then it's orange then the next you are in a black one and taking it apart!
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Been way too busy here lately. Just caught up on your thread. Looks good. It gives me some motivation to tackle some piddling stuff and the hard top on mine. I have been putting it off. I will be interested in how the springs work out and ride. Mine rides ruff even for a CJ so if you don't mind keep me posted on that. I bet your neighbors can't figure you out. One day you are taking it apart then it's orange then the next you are in a black one and taking it apart!
Lol, I only have one neighbor, and he's a quarter mile away! If he wasn't such a jerk, I might say hi to him once in a while though. It's my wife who is still trying to figure me out !

And the springs are pretty soft. The old shocks were toast though, and having good shocks on it now probably made a difference too! I wouldn't say it rides like a Cadillac, but it's definitely better than a Mack truck!

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Thanks, softer is what I am looking for! When I moved where we live now, there wasn't but 4 houses on our road. Now there are several. Luckily they are good folks. They helped me move stuff around during my project, which was nice.
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Christmas Eve today means no work, and no other plans from the wife and kid, so it was a perfect time to get back to work on the Jeep! Decided to knock out some body work this time, so I tackled the left side quarter panel. Made quick work of it this time, since I'm so experienced now! Lol.

Hoping Santa brings some Jeep gear, and some new wrenches tonight! Merry Christmas everyone!
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