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post #331 of 20282 Old 05-06-2007, 12:48 AM
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Went wheelin.......Abused the equipment!!


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post #332 of 20282 Old 05-06-2007, 01:13 AM
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Got mad, threw a wrench at it. Left some knuckle skin on the body. Cussed torx heads for most of the day. Managed to do the blower motor upgrade. Also manage to use it to destroy my shop vac. (luckily it was a free bee), but now I have to replace it.
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post #333 of 20282 Old 05-06-2007, 08:38 AM
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took the right door off and drove about 50 km

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Did some off-road wheelin. It was mucho fun. Thanks goodness all the 4wd worked perfectly. I had never had a chance to test the front hubs, but they locked in flawlessly. I had almost forgotten why I loved jeeps so much. After i was done a nice wash and wax was next
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post #335 of 20282 Old 05-07-2007, 12:51 AM
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put a 4" lift in and found that my new brake lines arnt the right ones.
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post #336 of 20282 Old 05-07-2007, 09:47 AM
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I added some new body damage. I went sliding backwards down a muddy hill climb in the woods and slammed right into a tree. Now I wish I had a tail gate, it would be a way easier fix. Also ripped a hole in my brand new soft top from rubbing it into a tree trying to get out. It was great fun!

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...that's why you push in that little nipple (hehe.. I said nipple on the internet :D )
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post #337 of 20282 Old 05-07-2007, 10:35 AM
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changed my the starter with the an another used one but i am going to buy torquestarter.

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'79 CJ7- 350,TH400,NP205,4.88s,39.5" Creepy Crawlers
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post #338 of 20282 Old 05-08-2007, 09:48 AM
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Took the top off for the first time this year! I forgot how much I missed it.

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...that's why you push in that little nipple (hehe.. I said nipple on the internet :D )
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post #339 of 20282 Old 05-08-2007, 09:56 AM
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I added some new body damage. I went sliding backwards down a muddy hill climb in the woods and slammed right into a tree. Now I wish I had a tail gate, it would be a way easier fix. Also ripped a hole in my brand new soft top from rubbing it into a tree trying to get out. It was great fun!
Gimp - say it aint so! how bad is the damage?

Also- today I made some new shifter knobs and installed them- whaddaya think?



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post #340 of 20282 Old 05-08-2007, 10:33 AM
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Gimp - say it aint so! how bad is the damage?

Hoss
It's not too bad. I slid down the hill and pinned the rear end right into a tree. There is probably about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch bow in the middle of the back side of the tub. You can only really see it if you are standing on the side of the Jeep looking at the back. Part of the reason I took the top off was to try to bend the rear bow for the top back into shape, it was the first thing that hit the tree. After getting the top of though and surveying the damage its really not too bad so I don't know if I am going to bother with it. I guess the best way to describe it is a really gradual shallow bend that starts dead center of the rear and goes out to the sides.

All in all it was fun though. I was tired of following my buddy down forest roads so I decided I would find a nice little trail. It ended up turning into a dirt bike trail totally overgrown with trees. I was at a point where I could not turn around on the trail but there was a clearing at the top of this hill climb. I was heading up that when I hit some unseen slop that sent me sliding sideways and backwards right into the tree. I spun my tires for a while trying to get out, but it sucked facing up hill on a muddy slope pinned into a tree with open diffs. I let the air out to 11 psi and actually walked right out of the hole I dug myself in. All in all I would do it again.

On a side note, I have realized something funny. People that get rid of a perfectlly good CJ for a TJ that they are too scared to wheel makes me laugh. I am not knocking TJ's but my buddy just bought one and he will barely wheel it. He had a MINT and I mean MINT condition 1978 CJ-7 w/ 33" Pro Comp MT's, lockers front and rear, Warn 8274 on the front, 2 1/2 inch lift, flawless paint, full hard top and doors, basically the works. It was a sweet Jeep. He just sold it for a pretty built TJ. It has ARB's front and rear, 35" BFG MT's, 4.5" RE lift, 2" body lift, bumpers, lights...etc and he is too scared hes going to scratch it. For some reason my little CJ on stock springs with 31's has to be the lead rig on any trail we ride. I laugh even harder when he gets on the radio cussing me out because he cant follow me through the trees. Then he complains about not having the CJ anymore, all I can say is I told you so! CJ's RULE!!

BTW Hoss: Have you made it down to Union Gap yet?

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post #341 of 20282 Old 05-08-2007, 05:26 PM
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Replaced my old rusty exhaust system. It's about time. I'm trying out a glasspack to see how it sounds. Not bad so far.

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New Tranny

Unwrapped the new tranny.http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/sho...&userid=110146
Picked up a chevy truck hydraboost,hoses,pump and gearbox for $100.00. Is it just me or do the rest of you doing a complete rebuild find its feast or famine? One week it seems like there is a couple of things that need to be finished and the next there is 25 projects that need to be addressed.
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post #343 of 20282 Old 05-09-2007, 03:19 PM
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BTW Hoss: Have you made it down to Union Gap yet?
I did, quick trip in and out (2 hrs), no time for sightseeing or jeep parts hunting


and back on topic, I installed a new SS grill and replaced my turn signal lenses:



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post #344 of 20282 Old 05-09-2007, 06:05 PM
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put on mile marker hubs and a HD steering box brace. satisfied with both.
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post #345 of 20282 Old 05-10-2007, 05:55 AM
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Buttoned up the motor mounts, tightened down all the fuel system fittings and clamped everything down. Redid my tranny mount and moving on to cooling today.

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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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