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post #12121 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 09:18 PM
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Looks good!
Thanks. Hopefully it works well too.


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post #12122 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 09:23 PM
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Dropped the gas tank so I can hook up fuel lines. Do I need a liquid check valve for anything? I'm taking all emissions **** off.
Best mod I ever did...



You don't need to keep the weird liquid check valve, but I would suggest running a inline check valve on the vent.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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post #12123 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 09:26 PM
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Tie-rod flip! I don't think my drag link and tie-rod could be more parallel.
Cant wait to see how it drives now.
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post #12124 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 09:31 PM
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Best mod I ever did...

You don't need to keep the weird liquid check valve, but I would suggest running a inline check valve on the vent.
Rear access panel?

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post #12125 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 09:39 PM
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Yup, right over the tank sending unit. I never have to drop the tank to hook up lines, wires, or change the sending unit. 4 small bolts and its off.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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post #12126 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 09:42 PM
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Yup, right over the tank sending unit. I never have to drop the tank to hook up lines, wires, or change the sending unit. 4 small bolts and its off.
Great idea never thought about that.
So then what did you do about the two check valve stems on the side of the tank?

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post #12127 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 10:13 PM
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I have a 20 gallon tank. The vent system is different. On the vent line, I ran it up high in the passenger side with this on the end.



The top of the 180 bend faces up. The fuel filter helps keep any junk out of the line.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #12128 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 10:20 PM
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Finally got my bestop supertop In today and got it put on. I love it! Also took pics when the windshield was folded down!
Looks great man. I have the same one.
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post #12129 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 10:26 PM
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I have a 20 gallon tank. The vent system is different. On the vent line, I ran it up high in the passenger side with this on the end.

The top of the 180 bend faces up. The fuel filter helps keep any junk out of the line.
I think I got a 20 gal tank. But maybe not.

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post #12130 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 10:54 PM
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I got my driver seat mounted back up. I'm going to try and get it to pass safety and emmisions tomorrow night and plates on Thursday morning before work assuming everything passes. I still need to figure out how to get the wipers linked together. The motor works and all the parts seem to be there. I just can't get the motor arm to compress enough on the post. I went for a joyride after the seat was back in. Ahhhh, runs like a dream. :-)

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post #12131 of 20125 Old 03-26-2013, 11:14 PM
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Started out with a oil change and a tune up. But when I was underneath it, I noticed that 2 of the 4 bolts that hold the transmission to the bell housing were gone, and the other 2 were about to fall out. I figured that was bad, so I went to autozone and got some new bolts and lock washers. turns out all kinds of strange noises disappeared, it shifts easier, and it doesnt pop out of 4 th gear anymore. Also put in some new headlights, so I can actually see where I am going now. Not a bad nights work!

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post #12132 of 20125 Old 03-27-2013, 07:10 AM
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Looks great man. I have the same one.
Thanks! How do you like it after having it for a while? The first time putting it on was such a pita but I'm thinking it will be a lot easier and quicker once it stretches a little.

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post #12133 of 20125 Old 03-27-2013, 08:14 AM
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Just put new u-joints on driveshaft. Now waiting for it to warm up a bit before putting it back in, in not lookin forward to it there is a foot of snow on the ground. Hopefully I will get her running today and go play in the snow.
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post #12134 of 20125 Old 03-27-2013, 08:55 AM
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Any pics of your jeep? Sounds like you've done a lot in just a couple weeks
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Sounds like someone needs to start a build thread
I've got lots of photos of the Jeep, before during and after most steps. I've considered starting a build thread. I'm a new member to the forum so I haven't posted any photos yet. Right now they are just on Facebook. I'm planning to buy a membership this week, then I'll probably do both.

At this point I have the Jeep to the point that it will start and I can drive it around the yard. There is one soft spot in the frame next to the gas tank on the passenger side, and major body issues to contend with. I think the only way to get it all fixed right will be to remove the tub and fix everything from the ground up.

I also happen to have a '90 GMC Suburban project that I started three years ago . Now that I've determined I can fix the Jeep it's time to weigh in... The Suburban project is much further along and I'll be focusing on getting that on the road before I really tear in to the Jeep. So the build thread would be a bunch of initial pictures as my starting point, but otherwise on hold for the next several months.

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post #12135 of 20125 Old 03-27-2013, 12:15 PM
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Installed rampage halogen headlights, pretty decent fit, look good but not sure I'm impressed with them yet. Seems my dimmer switch isn't working so I'll have too see about that and see what else may be holding them back.
Sounds like you may want to update your headlight harness to one with heavier wiring and relays to get the most potential.

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