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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:19 PM   #12781
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Stopped off along an old dirt road to check the clearance I made for the tires yesterday. This was the biggest hump I could find, but it would have to do.
No more tire rubbing.
The front brake hoses could be a few inches longer, I'll have to move the mounts to give me the extra hose, they never got tight, but were getting a little too close for comfort. I want a little breathing room.
Every thing else underneath seemed to have plenty of room to flex.

Grabbed a few "poser" shots while I was there.












Please tell me what leaf springs you are using to get that kind of articulation??

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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #12782
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Just an old set of t $50 YJ springs. Nothing special.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #12783
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Just an old set of t $50 YJ springs. Nothing special.
I wouldnt think they are that much better.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #12784
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installed the 1st of two new seats. Kinda pricey but they feel good.

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Unread 05-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #12785
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Picked up a t176 and bell housing for $100 from one of my friends. Everything works on it and it's in great shape. The only thing is there seems to be a little but of lateral "slop" in the input shaft. It only wiggles up and down. Not side to side or diagonally. Is that most likely a bad input bearing or is that how it's supposed to be? It's not like loose slop. You actually have to make it move and wiggle it ill post a video in a little bit but Here's some pics.


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Unread 05-15-2013, 07:15 PM   #12786
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I wouldnt think they are that much better.
Stock YJ springs, 5" shackles, 28" shocks, SOA.

I wouldn't say there is a huge difference over the CJ springs. Not enough that I would go out of my way to do the swap if I didn't already need new springs.
Mine were shot, and new stock height CJ springs are hard to find (quality ones).
That's part of the reason I went with the YJ springs.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #12787
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Went to war with the Torx roll-bar bolts in my CJ7. A new MAP torch and (4) torx bits later, the roll-bar is out and the family bar is ready to get bolted in.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #12788
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Went to war with the Torx roll-bar bolts in my CJ7. A new MAP torch and (4) torx bits later, the roll-bar is out and the family bar is ready to get bolted in.
I feel your pain. I had to weld large nuts to most of mine and then use an impact wrench to get them all out. PB Blaster wouldn't even get them to budge.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #12789
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to start off my fuel gauge and odometer broke recently so I was having to guess on gas.. just my luck that on my way to school I ran outa gas and the 1 gallon i carry wasn't enough to get it started on an incline. phone was also dead so I had to wait for someone to stop(took over 10 minutes) and use their phone to tell my dad to bring me gas while praying that a cop didn't pull up behind me b/c I have expired tags. needless to say I replaced my speedo and cable last night with a speedo off craigslist for $20. I also recently replaced my rear axle inner seal and radiator.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:38 AM   #12790
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to start off my fuel gauge and odometer broke recently so I was having to guess on gas.. just my luck that on my way to school I ran outa gas and the 1 gallon i carry wasn't enough to get it started on an incline. phone was also dead so I had to wait for someone to stop(took over 10 minutes) and use their phone to tell my dad to bring me gas while praying that a cop didn't pull up behind me b/c I have expired tags. needless to say I replaced my speedo and cable last night with a speedo off craigslist for $20. I also recently replaced my rear axle inner seal and radiator.
Wow. that's a bad day in the jeep! glad you made it home.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:37 AM   #12791
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I did it yesterday...

Added Power Steering to the CJ5...
Not bad, I got everything to do it for $150 from a CL seller...
One issue was the sector was flared fitting, and the pump was o-ring, since I did not have a correct hose.
I borrowed a line from an old Lincoln to get a spare flare nut and cut a line and flared it and added a union.
Problem solved...
Now it tells me it needs a front end alignment...
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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #12792
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Stock YJ springs, 5" shackles, 28" shocks, SOA.

I wouldn't say there is a huge difference over the CJ springs. Not enough that I would go out of my way to do the swap if I didn't already need new springs.
Mine were shot, and new stock height CJ springs are hard to find (quality ones).
That's part of the reason I went with the YJ springs.
And what size are the tires?
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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #12793
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Finished my '65 chevelle-style dual snorkel cold air system. Very happy with it.



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Used spectre's 4" ducts and flanges run to factory cold air inlets on radiator support. The 4" ring fits around factory opening just right.


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Unread 05-16-2013, 12:15 PM   #12794
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Finished my '65 chevelle-style dual snorkel cold air system. Very happy with it.

Used spectre's 4" ducts and flanges run to factory cold air inlets on radiator support. The 4" ring fits around factory opening just right.
Nice job!
I have been looking to do this kinda thing to mine also.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #12795
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And what size are the tires?
35x12.5

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