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post #16 of 74 Old 05-21-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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post #17 of 74 Old 05-23-2013, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Just noticed my front axel seems twisted. Wasn't like this last week before I pulled it out into the driveway to back it in the garage. I threw it in reverse and gave it some gas so it wouldn't stall.. I have a steep driveway.
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post #18 of 74 Old 05-23-2013, 05:03 PM
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Just noticed my front axel seems twisted. Wasn't like this last week before I pulled it out into the driveway to back it in the garage. I threw it in reverse and gave it some gas so it wouldn't stall.. I have a steep driveway.
Ha! Yeah it's twisted! Your U-bolts are probably loose. Haven't seen that happen before.
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my '79 uber-project (sold due to not enough time) started to really stink my garage up....found an entire family of dead mice inside the driver seat cushion. ugh that was pleasant. i probably sat on them a hundred times before i found it...
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An entire nest of red wasps can survive a 150 mile trip at interstate speeds, no problem. For some reason, they don't get upset and come after you until AFTER you've pushed the heep in the basement and closed the door.
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I don't think she looks too bad either. Looks like a good place to start something special. Oh yeah, bought one one time that some chickens had been roosting in. Chicken crap and feathers everywhere, but that wasn't to bad. It was the egg that had been in there for no telling how long that I didn't see that got crushed. It would gag a maggot and make a buzzard puke.
Wow, and I thought finding a new Black Widow under my jeep every other day was a bummer!
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Ha! Yeah it's twisted! Your U-bolts are probably loose. Haven't seen that happen before.
Yeah, I've never seen that either. I'll check the U-bolts. Hope nothing got messed up..
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post #21 of 74 Old 05-23-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Don't know how or why.. This is weldable, right?
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post #22 of 74 Old 05-23-2013, 09:11 PM
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Wow that looks like one bad attempt at an SOA.
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post #23 of 74 Old 05-23-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wow that looks like one bad attempt at an SOA.
Yup. JB weld over a crappy weld as well. I'm going to buy a new SOA kit and have a buddy re-weld it. Luckily I've got a 240V in my garage.
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post #24 of 74 Old 05-23-2013, 10:07 PM
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Burley,
Looks like a good base for a project once the fumigation and pressure washing has been completed. I saw an AZ licence plate in one of the pictures. Is your uncle out here? God bless.
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Burley,
Looks like a good base for a project once the fumigation and pressure washing has been completed. I saw an AZ licence plate in one of the pictures. Is your uncle out here? God bless.
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Flagstaff. Got all the seats out and while sweeping and vacuuming I found about $.27, 7 zip ties, a bag of shag (bugler) with rolling papers, a fan belt from before I was born, and a bottle or rancid sugar water.

Even with a mask a couldn't help by gag. I need something industrial.. What solvent will neutralize the cat pee without burning a hole in the tub. This smell is unforgivable.

Dropped a YJ seat in for fitment.. Coming out for spray-bedliner. The front bracket holes don't align, looks like I'll be drilling more. Il guessing I'm not supposed to use the metal bar (front or rear) that was under my old one?
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You can use Full strength Simple Green, or go to pet store and buy something from there for Cat Pee...
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post #27 of 74 Old 05-24-2013, 09:41 AM
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Hey, great project to work on! Congrats! Believe it or not to get rid of some really bad smells .... use Dawn dish detergent. High strength or full strength on the spots that are the worst and you can make a diluted solution for everything else. It will kill most smells and degrease at the same time without melting anything or causing corrosion/tarnish that simple green and purple power can cause on some surfaces.

I have had 3 dogs direct sprayed by skunks on the body and face, the last time she ran in the house and rolled on our carpet!!!! The dawn is the only thing that really works on that smell and I have tried a lot of different things Wife wanted to throw the carpet out ... it was so bad it gagged you and burned your eyes. I took it out, did the dawn scrub on it 2 times and let it air dry. It's back in, clean and you would never know it was skunk funky before!

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post #28 of 74 Old 06-18-2013, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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The idle has been a little rough lately. Sometimes it idles at curb from a cold start, sometimes at fast. Dies after 10-12 seconds. Dies when I give it anything but very light throttle. Once I get it warm its better, but not smooth. Here's what it sounds like, its a straight pipe. Flowmaster's on the way!

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post #29 of 74 Old 06-28-2013, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Pulled the font axle and am rewelding the spring perches. I really haven't driven this thing at all, so I don't know how she feels. While I've got the front axle off, now seems like a good time to replace the shocks. No idea how old they are, but judging by all the other shortcuts the PO had taken I'm guessing these are shot.. Maybe not. Any way of testing shocks without driving? Springs seem fine.

I'd post picks but i keep getting an error.
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post #30 of 74 Old 06-29-2013, 08:59 AM
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I can't see any of the pictures but make sure you set your front caster within spec before you burn in new perches. If the SOA is as poorly done as everyone is saying, caster probably wasn't taken into consideration the first time.

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