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Unread 08-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #286
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Here is a nice, informative interview about the Rubicon Trail that I love so much...

http://www.rubicontrail.org/files/timandjohn.mp3

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Unread 08-31-2013, 05:36 AM   #287
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It sure seems like the rest of the country has more nice places to take a vehicle offroad than we do in Texas.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 12:38 PM   #288
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HA HA...

Just means you need to come visit us! The jeep IS running now!

That is the thing about California... If you can get passed the liberal politics, it can be a wonderful place to live!!!
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Unread 09-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #289
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THANKS MIKE!!!

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Unread 02-17-2014, 05:42 PM   #290
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Too much of this...





Equals this...



And this...



and this...




It was still a beautiful day!!!



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Unread 02-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #291
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Looks like a fun time. Did you have spare hubs laying around.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 07:21 PM   #292
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It has been awhile since I have updated this thread and driven my Jeep for that matter. I have been very busy with beekeeping:




also busy with my youngest in the duck blind, here she is with her 1st 2 ducks:


of course, if you shoot them, you clean them:


Back to topic CJ, got out today with SonicR1 to Hollister Hills. I took a friend's son (he has a '07 JK) and met Sonic out there. As Sonic mentioned, it didn't take long to grenade a brand new Warn lock out. No big deal, I had 2 spares with me just in case. Took the 10 minutes to replace it and back at it, having fun. Well, 2 hours later I blew both of my spares up too!!!

Is it me? I thought I was fairly easy on the throttle. I had sheared 2 grade 8 bolts off in the hub, severely bent 2 more bolts with only 1 really still useful. The passenger side hub is shot, 2-3 of the 5 bolt holes are all wallowed out. I am now back in the camp where it is time to upgrade to the 6 bolt hub/lock outs. I need new hubs anyway. I have always liked the idea of the fuse being at the lock out vs. U joint or axle but 3 lock outs on the same side in 2 hours just doesn't seem right. Stay tuned, I will let you know where I go with this...if you have suggestions, I am all ears...

this is what 3 shot lock outs look like


In the end though, I had a great day, got to hang with Sonic , teach my pal's son how to properly and safely drive his Jeep and hang out with my daughter and her friend. As a bonus, sometime in the near future, I get to wrench a little more on the CJ.

On a side note, lots of JK's, TK's and LJ's but only 1 other CJ. We are becoming scarce...
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Unread 02-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #293
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I forgot this pic, at the top of the park with gorgeous views:

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Unread 02-17-2014, 08:57 PM   #294
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Duck hunting. A true disease! I don't know how you can tell what kind of duck is coming at you. I just know them all us ducks! The only duck I ever killed, cleaned, and cooked was awful! I will stay with the 4-legged, whitetail ducks!

The blown lockouts is a complete mystery. I have never broken one in the 25 years I have been using 4WD vehicles. You sure all the bolts are getting torqued properly during install?
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Clay's Build Thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cl...hread-1061897/
Scott's Build Thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/sc...5-cj7-1147913/
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Unread 03-05-2014, 10:36 PM   #295
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Decisions have been made and parts have been ordered...I have decided to upgrade to the 6 bolt hub conversion...nothing earth shattering to the CJ gurus out there but I will take pics during the install and report back once I have all the necessary parts in hand...
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Thanks for updating the thread, looks like you and Bill had a great time...the best part (to me) is getting your daughter out hunting, to you and yours
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Unread 03-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #297
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When are we installing?????
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When are we installing?????
You haven't done this yet!?!?!? What are ya'll thinking!?!?!?
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Clay's Build Thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cl...hread-1061897/
Scott's Build Thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/sc...5-cj7-1147913/
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Unread 04-16-2014, 12:29 AM   #299
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I have been busy as a bee around here lately but I finally had a chance to upgrade my busted 5 bolt lock outs to the 6 bolt hub with the Warn premium lockouts. A couple of pictures is all I took as this install is covered ad nauseam here on the CJ Forum. The only glitch I came across was my own fault when, in haste, I installed the outer bearing on the inside not knowing it until I went to slide the hub/rotor all greased up onto the spindle. It would't slide on and I realized my mistake immediately. One more trip to the auto parts store to get an inner seal and I was back in business. Let that be a lesson to you, go slow and take your time! I am looking forward to the Summer time...



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Unread 04-16-2014, 07:56 AM   #300
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Nicely done. Those hubs are quite fancy.
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