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Unread 07-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #226
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One more piece of the puzzle. Got these axle parts glass beaded today. Tomorrow I'll paint them.





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Unread 07-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #227
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Gonna start looking like something really quick.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #228
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Yeah, and I can't wait.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #229
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I got the pieces painted to day. Once they dry I can start putting in the wheel bearings, u-joints and ball joints.



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Unread 07-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #230
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One of my favorite images of someone's build is when they have the axle painted and new rotors installed. Don't know why I like that look so much! Looking forward to seeing yours.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:04 AM   #231
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It's so hot here in CT combined with high humidity there was only one thing I could do. Order internet parts!

Ball joints
Wheel bearings
Spindle bearing seal kit
Heavy duty DOM tie rod and drag link
Shock boots
MORE Steering box mount and X brace
MORE 302 motor mounts
YJ spring plates
Sway bar bushings and mounts

And the YJ rear cross member that I forgot I needed came yesterday.


That's the Credit card limit for this month!
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #232
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #233
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It's so hot here in CT combined with high humidity there was only one thing I could do. Order internet parts!

Ball joints
Wheel bearings
Spindle bearing seal kit
Heavy duty DOM tie rod and drag link
Shock boots
MORE Steering box mount and X brace
MORE 302 motor mounts
YJ spring plates
Sway bar bushings and mounts

And the YJ rear cross member that I forgot I needed came yesterday.


That's the Credit card limit for this month!
That's MY Jeep budget for three years! Sheesh!!
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Unread 07-08-2013, 02:44 PM   #234
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That's MY Jeep budget for three years! Sheesh!!
I hear ya. But I am planning to retire in 2 years so this will probably be my last (of many) huge wastes of money and I'm going big on this one.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #235
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Oh, yeah, and with all the heat we have had this summer I've come to realized this Jeep will be useless to me without air conditioning. In the summer I'm like a snail. I leave a wet mark where ever I go.

So I looked around on flea bay and scored a complete YJ take out system from a scrapper in Mass. that he claims was working before they took it apart. Underdash assembly, hoses, compressor, condensor for $300. I'm sure I'll have to replace some of the parts.

This Joop is going to be LOL
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #236
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The credit card exercise from a few days ago is now paying off.









The rear cross member came a few days ago. The HD tie rod and drag link came, they are beautiful. And a bunch of wheel bearings, ball joints, leaf spring plates, etc. But some stuff didn't show up. Oh well. I have plenty to keep me busy for a while.








And I have this Air Cond thing to sort out. Wish I had more time, but I guess that is universal.

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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #237
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Finally got time to start working on those painted parts. I installed the axle ujoints, installed and packed new wheel bearings and seals, but ran into a problem installing the Ball joints. My vice wasn't up to the task and I used up all my MacGyver tricks to no avail. So I gave in and borrowed the tool to install them.





That completed the front end pieces. All set to install.





Today I started to work on the frame pieces. Ran into a glitch right off the bat. The MORE power steering brace wants to bolt up in the same spot as my front shackle hanger. Grrrr.





Gonna have to think that one over for a bit.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #238
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I could be wrong, an I'm sure someone will correct me, but I BELIEVE that is actually the correct way the MORE bracket installs, but then there is an added shim that goes between the bracket and the frame rail. Again, I could be wrong, but I think I read that on here somewhere...
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #239
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I could be wrong, an I'm sure someone will correct me, but I BELIEVE that is actually the correct way the MORE bracket installs, but then there is an added shim that goes between the bracket and the frame rail. Again, I could be wrong, but I think I read that on here somewhere...


Thanks Walker. I didn't think to search the forum for an answer to this. Good idea.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #240
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It's certainly is the place I've learned the most!
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