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Unread 06-09-2014, 10:28 AM   #15841
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i didn't do this toady but two weeks ago I registered my jeep. I was lucky that it was non opt since 1996 and no fees to pay. just a bill of sale signed by me and my friend at work statement of facts stating " the vehicle has been in non operational status since 1996 and I would like to register it today" 190 bucks plates and tags in hand. been driving it around lately. love it.


today I will be taking it in to have the transmission rebuilt. I do not have time this month to work on it. it pops out of 2nd gear every now and again the syncro is bad it leaks from the front seal it loves to leave it's mark wherever I park it. other than that it runs great.

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Unread 06-09-2014, 10:38 AM   #15842
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picked up a pile of parts that I left at my Dad's place for u-bolt flip and swapped a guy for another tuffy console.....needed the narrow one to fit between my new corbeau seats
Yeah I ran into the same problem. Bought the wide one didn't like the way it fit and picked up the narrow one from a guy who bought it and didn't like it. Now I have wide one sitting and taking up space.
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Unread 06-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #15843
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Unread 06-09-2014, 04:36 PM   #15844
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Got in over my head and came out the other side.

Paint on left front fender was not original and it was orange peeled.

So what happens if I drag a 2" putty knife across the peeling? A bunch of it comes off down to the primer. So like peeling a bad sunburn, I kept scraping. And it all started coming off. So then I started sanding with 100 grit, and more came off. Pretty soon...naked fender.

So I primed it, and hit it with red engine enamel that's damn close to my faded version of Sebring Red. Now waiting for t to set before sand with 1500 and then clear.

Unlike my tee shots...it'll play.

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Unread 06-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #15845
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Picked up a Waggy rear end. That will give me time to work on it until he runs across a matching front for me. It seems as if I'm always tipping over one way or another. After the last flop, it's time to go wider.



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Unread 06-09-2014, 08:55 PM   #15846
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Long awaited Winch!!!- now Just need to find a new bumper.

Topless!!!

Been waiting forever for the winch plate! Any suggestions on a bumper that would finish it off nicely... anyone have one?

Im not a big fan of chrome on jeeps, but for this Laredo, it seems fitting here and there (I cringe inside, the bumper needs to be black I think)

What do you think?
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Unread 06-09-2014, 09:01 PM   #15847
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I remember when my Grabbers had nice new red lettering on them. It didn't last very long. Great tire though. I won't hesitate to buy another set when these ones wear out.

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Unread 06-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #15848
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Went for an iced coffee and decided to run out into the desert for a nice ride in the sagebrush. Saw a couple antelope resting on the side of a hill in the warm afternoon sun. Pretty freaking awesome!
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Unread 06-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #15849
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Topless!!!

Been waiting forever for the winch plate! Any suggestions on a bumper that would finish it off nicely... anyone have one?

Im not a big fan of chrome on jeeps, but for this Laredo, it seems fitting here and there (I cringe inside, the bumper needs to be black I think)

What do you think?
I'm a big fan of the Ground Pounder Fabrication bumpers made by Eddie (JF member BESRK).
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Unread 06-10-2014, 05:09 AM   #15850
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Topless!!! Been waiting forever for the winch plate! Any suggestions on a bumper that would finish it off nicely... anyone have one? Im not a big fan of chrome on jeeps, but for this Laredo, it seems fitting here and there (I cringe inside, the bumper needs to be black I think) What do you think?
I am not a big fan of chrome bumpers on anything BUT the Laredos. If it were mine, unless I were looking for some sort of added utility (clearance, on board air, etc) I would keep the stock bumper. But that's what makes jeeps great you can whatever you like with it to suit YOUR tastes.

I would second ground pounder fab though. I love my winch plate from him.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #15851
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Huge score today. Found a SM465 with 208 TC complete with chevy bellhousing and clutch assy for 300 bucks. This was the final piece needed for my 383 EFI conversion. I might also buy the SM465 2WD trans he has and see if I can flip it.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 11:01 PM   #15852
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Finally got the family roll bar in. Spent the day welding up all the worn holes and cracks in the windshield frame where the header attaches. Got the new soft top on. Fits great but a PITA to get the window zippers together when they are new. Wish Bestop would re-think the window zippers on the supertop.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 12:34 PM   #15853
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Hey skizriz those pics look familiar. Put a new to me D44 in the rear with another 1.5" lift. Working on a cut down D44 for the front.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #15854
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Hey skizriz those pics look familiar. Put a new to me D44 in the rear with another 1.5" lift. Working on a cut down D44 for the front.
I've been thinking about it for awhile, and after the last wheeling trip when I flopped it pretty hard and the wife hurt her arm, it made the decision to go wider an easy one.
I always liked my narrow axles for getting around through the tight woods, but safety comes first. The narrow axles are too much of a balancing act.

Hopefully no more of this.

Cleaned up and painted next to my spare NT AMC 20. Not too bad of shape for what I paid for it, except for the brakes. Everything there was shot. For the same price as replacing the drums, I'll do a disk setup on the rear.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 07:40 PM   #15855
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Took a few. Pics with my brothers jeep. We also put a new master cylinder on it and flushed and bled all the brakes. Now she stops!!
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