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post #8341 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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Pulled my rear drive shaft to scope out the joints, U-joints feel great! I then got a wild hair, pressed them out anyway, and took the wire wheel to it. Now its polished like a gem and waiting for some POR-15. I figure since I have to wait forever for my 1 piece Amc 20 axles I might as well test out this stuff. Eventually I'll do the frame, axles, blah blah all in POR-15. That way I can cover the green overspray from the body

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post #8342 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 11:36 AM
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I've been working on my custom center console. Mated two .50 cal. ammo cans together. Took the lid off the bottom one, cut the bottom out of the top one and then welded them together. Used a little body filler to smooth out the seam and then painted it flat black with rattle can Krylon.

Used a couple of u-bolts to attach it to the seat riser. Hopefully today I will finish the padded armrest and install the lock.
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post #8343 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 12:22 PM
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Replaced missing windshield wiper hardware. Pit in new shifter boot for the t150. Replaced the old rusty gas cap and fuel cowl, which when I removed it there was a solid wall of dry clay perfectly caked and molded around the gas spout. Had to knock it all out with hammer and screwdriver. Cleaned up well and left no rot behind. Guessing PO did a lil mudding...
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post #8344 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 07:45 PM
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I'm not at 25 posts yet, but otherwise I'd love to
Pretty sure you can post pretty well straight away one way or another now.
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post #8345 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 07:58 PM
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57 cj3b. Removed the axles. It's down to the frame now. Going to cut out the hacked up front crossmember and fab a new one.
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post #8346 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 09:34 PM
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New valve cover is on, new AC compressor is bolted in, 42amp alternator switched out for an 85 amp alternator. Chippin away at it.....wrench therapy.......
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post #8347 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 09:36 PM
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Cursed at it at first, then realized I have a diamond in the rough that'll require plenty of TLC, but will get me anywhere I need to. Then found a set of rims and tires for it to replace the mud paddles that are on it now!
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post #8348 of 19959 Old 05-24-2012, 10:13 PM
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Went and raped a yj for ALL the seat belts today....$40
Tj fuel bezel came in today..
Ordered a steering brace today too.....
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post #8349 of 19959 Old 05-25-2012, 01:14 AM
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Went and raped a yj for ALL the seat belts today....$40
Tj fuel bezel came in today..
Ordered a steering brace today too.....
It was probably a family cage too wasn't it? Man I wish I could find one around here in tx.
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post #8350 of 19959 Old 05-25-2012, 08:51 PM
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Got all my parts. I'll be fixing the leak and changing my rear passenger side wheel seal.
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post #8351 of 19959 Old 05-26-2012, 12:20 AM
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Yes it was the family cage...
Some one beat me to the tail lights, visors and the off road lights...
I was there with in 2 hours of the posting for parts...
Giant box of beer cans in the back...must have been about 30 or 40 of them...
Dude drove off an over pass...
Passenger walked away...Driver faceplanted the steering wheel and it was bent beyond flat,so he went to the hospital...Dryed blood everywhere...
When I got there they were trying to get the blood off the Bestop seats...
Here's what it looked like.............
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post #8352 of 19959 Old 05-26-2012, 12:37 AM
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Took off my old seat belts.
Took off tail lights.
Removed tank,fuel bezel and all the hoses.
Marked for the cut out for the TJ bezel....
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post #8353 of 19959 Old 05-26-2012, 01:54 AM
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Parked it on top of a hill.
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post #8354 of 19959 Old 05-26-2012, 02:52 AM
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changed the oil, tranny and tc fluids, and found out a u joint in my 4 month old drive shaft is bad.

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post #8355 of 19959 Old 05-26-2012, 03:11 AM
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Learned the hard way to spend the money on certain parts. I have two tatton driveshafts and the rear cv joint broke. I thought okay NP get a new cv and repair but the spindle part connected to the driveshaft is warped. Called Curtis and he only has a 90 day warranty! That's crap if you ask me. If you build a great product a warranty should be more than 90 days. Curtis said he can fix it for $135 and I pay shipping. Here is how I fixed it.


I will recommend Tom woods from now on and learned not to cheap such a important part to the rig. You get what you pay for.

Edit. The cv joint was properly greased and maintained too. Started with a vibration on interstate driving and after my stop got worse. Limped it home on back roads. Tom woods told me before I even told them what I have already, Jason said long spline shafts can cause premature failure at highway speeds and such. This came up as I asked about long travel spline shafts. In a few hours we leave for a wheeling trip for the day and I plan on putting my new woody to the test. 90 mile drive, wheel, and 90 mile drive home.
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