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post #5641 of 19962 Old 06-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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Are you sure you want to trust your first welding experience on axle components? I can't see real well in the pics, but it looks like you have poor penetration on the welds. Not trying to be mean or anything, just saying.....

i don't take it mean, I'm always up for constructive criticism.

I did practice on some scrap metal for several days before attempting the axle.

My brother-in-law has been welding for 15 yrs or so. He helped me through it. Came and checked on it a couple times, said it got good penetration. I had to re-do a few sections, but that's how we learn.

Thanks for the input.

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post #5642 of 19962 Old 06-03-2011, 01:05 PM
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Began patching the only damage on my tub! Using aluminum diamond plate to reinforce it. I don't want to fall through the floor!
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post #5643 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 05:26 AM
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Bought some O.D. Green spray bombs for it

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post #5644 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 02:29 PM
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Mounted the re-built carb, then tried to start it. wouldnt start, pulled the carb apart and checked the messurements, all good. Mounted it back up, and checked the fuel, all good there, then herd the sound of fluids hitting my garage floor, looked under the jeep and noticed my fuel tank was leaking. I love this jeep. fix one thing and another fails.

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post #5645 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 04:54 PM
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Installed new side view mirrors.
Do those mirrors have the rubber gasket wrapped around the outside of the mirror head or are they like OEM which do not?
The reason I ask, my replacements, with the gasket wrapped around the head, make whistling noises while going down the road.

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post #5646 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 06:09 PM
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It looked too white, so I pulled it out of the shop to get some sun. Still waiting on parts, so I didn't drive it much. New lift and wheels really make a difference!
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post #5647 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 07:00 PM
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Installed some footman loops around the inside edge of the tub for a bikini top and tonneau cover I'm having made for it. I also was putzing around and replaced the swaybar bushings, checking things over, and seeing what all I need to prepare for the frame swap.

Also thought I'd see why the steering is odd. Found the left front wheel bearing was loose, so I disassembled the hub, and lo-and-behold, the jam nut was just riding on the axle stub. So I look around in there, found some metal pieces (looks like bearing cage pieces) which I pulled out. Turned the inner nut by hand to snug it. The bearings still roll smooth, so I was going to just put the nut back on, but as per my luck, the threads are worn smooth in the nut... Looks like I'm gonna be getting a new spindle nut kit for both sides now. The last guy in there before me didn't bend the flange washer over on the nut, so I'm guessing the other side is the same..

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post #5648 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 07:03 PM
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I completely tore down my front end. Stock Dana 30 it is time for all new bearings and seals. Tomorrow I will try and fiure out the power steering pump leak ( that is if my wife does not make me sleep in the shop tonight ).
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post #5649 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 07:07 PM
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Do those mirrors have the rubber gasket wrapped around the outside of the mirror head or are they like OEM which do not?
The reason I ask, my replacements, with the gasket wrapped around the head, make whistling noises while going down the road.
I have the same problem, I managed to find the exact adjustment that does not whistle, small little bump into them and then I'm back at square one.

Installed front seat belts and custom hi-lift mount on rear bumper
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post #5650 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 07:13 PM
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All new lug nuts on the 2 back rear wheels..while I had the wheels off I went a cleaned the rims with sos pads..inspecked the brakes and painted the drums black...washed it,retimed it and adj the carb...went for a quick dash around the block.
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post #5651 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 07:51 PM
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Do those mirrors have the rubber gasket wrapped around the outside of the mirror head or are they like OEM which do not?
The reason I ask, my replacements, with the gasket wrapped around the head, make whistling noises while going down the road.
The mirrors are Crown replacements and they do have the rubber gaskets around the outer edge. I was driving it to work this morning and heard a whistling noise but didn't realize it was the mirrors until you mentioned it.

Looking at the mirror, there is a small gap between the gasket and back of the mirror. That may be causing the whistling. I may try running a small bead of silicone around the edge of the gasket and see it that does anything.
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post #5652 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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finally got around to figuring out why my horn stopped working...horn was bad, replaced it and now good to go...

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post #5653 of 19962 Old 06-04-2011, 11:02 PM
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Drove it to a 4x4 show and swap meet. Picked up a set of wheel spacers and KC Daylighters for cheap.

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post #5654 of 19962 Old 06-05-2011, 06:31 AM
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Just removed the fender flares for painting and did some electrical work behind the dash ;-)

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post #5655 of 19962 Old 06-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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I pondered my continued ownership

I'm a Jeep guy; I have always really loved the adventure a Jeep promises, but I have to admit I'm tired. I bought a CJ, had it checked out and everything seemed good. Not long after I got it what was lying unexposed started to reveal itself. The motor had/got (not sure which) a crack in the block, the rear end and the transfer case were completely worn out. After putting in a brand new 258, replacing the rear end with 4.75's, a Detroit locker, and one-piece axles; the front end with 4.75's and a trutrac, rebuilding the transfer case with all new gears and seals, fixing the fuel gauge, and completely undercoating it with rust seal; I'm tired. I need to get it to California as I am in the military. It's too tall to ship commercially for any reasonable rate as it sits on 35s. I don't own a trailer and neither have the money nor the energy to try to find one after dealing with my CJ. Once I get it out there it will likely not pass a California smog inspection, not because of the numbers, but because of the visual inspection; which I must pass to drive it on the base. If I don't live on the base this is not a big deal, but if I do, which I want to, then I will have to pay to store it somewhere off base. (while military do not have register their vehicles in California, therefore they do not have to smog their vehicles for Ca; the military has chosen to require it's members to smog their vehicles to drive them onto a base in CA. Thanks Uncle Sam, appreciate it. Not that I ever expected to get all of my money back out of this thing; I think right now that I would loose way too much to try to sell it. ....Worn out, broke, and tired......RedCJ83
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