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Unread 05-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #12916
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Were they chrome? How did you prep them?
Yes they were chrome. A long time ago i cleaned them with acid and a scotch brite pad and so they had scuffs on em. But i just washed em with dish soap and sprayed it off with brake clean and wiped it off. And i used rustoleum protective enamel in flat black. I dont have any insight into prepping or painting chrome. Thats my disclaimer. In the past i just follow the instructions on the can. Yoy can also google how to paint chrome. We'll see in time if it flakes or what have you.

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Unread 05-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #12917
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Unread 05-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #12918
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Took her out yesterday short ride . Went again today & right at the end of the driveway lost the rearend. At least it was here & not miles away.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #12919
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Got the new gears/locker installed in the rear axle. Buttoned it up with new stainless hardware holding the cover on. Tomorrow I will wrestle it under the Jeep....


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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #12920
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Buttoned it up with new stainless hardware holding the cover on.
I didn't use stainless, but did the same with mine over the weekend when I opened it up. Took the Torx bolts and threw them all in the garbage.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #12921
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I had tossed the torx bolts years ago. I had steel hex head bolts in there. I figured since I had it out and apart, I'd replace them with stainless. I think I paid $.47 each for the bolts. Well worth it.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #12922
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Finally got her to start!

After replacing all the wiring and upgrading the carburetor, and replacing a few smaller headaches thanks to the PO, I then had another issue with the positive terminal connection so she wouldn't crank. So today, I replaced the cable terminal and adjusted some of the newly installed wire connections and it started right up. Letting it cool down so I can finish the adjustments on the carb.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #12923
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Bought another one!!!!

I went and looked at a '68 cj5 that had just had the drivetrain rebuilt but the body was shot and boy was it ever. Fired right up though. Needs a gas tank and a tub but I have a tub for $850 total.

Best part is the working rear mount pto!!!!

Pictures coming Friday
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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #12924
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Got the rear axle slung under the back of the Jeep without killing myself. All bolted up and the passenger side all done. Bearing re packed, new seals, etc.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #12925
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Took it for a ride up over the mountain it was such a nice day. Crested the summit, and came across a new Envoy that didn't quite make it.
Pulled in, grabbed my fire extinguisher and tried to put it out.
I had it out, but heard the sizzle of liquid on hot metal, and it blazed right back up again.
The extinguisher was empty,the driver was out of the car, a fireman pulled in, with nothing more I could do I snapped a picture and left.
Came back through later, and the front end was completely burned to the ground.

This make three extinguishers I have used on other people's cars. Never on on my own (knock on wood).

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Unread 05-29-2013, 08:39 PM   #12926
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Tried to shim my starter a bit to get rid of the occasional grind on startup. Flywheel is good and the starter tested fine so I'm guessing something isn't meshing just right. It happens about once every ten starts. Shimmed one side tonight and it seemed to help a little so I'll go at it again tomorrow and add a little more. Just another problem that came with the purchase.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #12927
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my muffler blew up. Not your typical backfire. Made my ears ring. I guess I will take it back to the muffler guy and see what he says. never had this happen before.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #12928
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my muffler blew up. Not your typical backfire. Made my ears ring. I guess I will take it back to the muffler guy and see what he says. never had this happen before.
Ouch! Was it a recent install?
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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:31 PM   #12929
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Got the rear axle slung under the back of the Jeep without killing myself. All bolted up and the passenger side all done. Bearing re packed, new seals, etc.
How come you have manual locking hubs on the rear?
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Unread 05-29-2013, 11:00 PM   #12930
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How come you have manual locking hubs on the rear?
Full floater rear end.....
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