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Unread 06-13-2013, 01:54 AM   #13021
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Thanks Hutch1200

About the heat, I've tried too... No result...

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Heat AND cold can surprise once in a while. Many moons ago as a kid, My dad's company was called to pull a splined taper fit bull gear on a IH dozer. We were Caterpillar guys, never worked on the IH stuff. Well the IH guys had tried with their 70 ton ram and I had a 100 ton'er. I went out all cocky and embaressed myself when it would not budge. It was over 110 degrees that day and by noon, we were still heating with a rosebud. The main problem was this trunion/ball thing that was super expensive could not get over 350/400 degrees or it would anneal. We went to lunch and left the pressure on the ram, when we returned it was still at 85 tons but the temp stick marking (old school, no IR temp readers back then) we used as a heat indicator was melting telling us we were over heating this trunion. Someone grabbed the water jug (freshly filled with ice) and threw the entire contents on the area. Immedietly it popped loose, with force like I had never seen before. The 1" x 3" arms were flying all over as the ram hit the tarmac. No one was hurt but it sure made an impression.



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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #13022
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Started packing it up for the trip to the Bantam Jeep Festival in Butler.

I think my next project needs to be a nice big rack. I have just enough room left for a bag of clothes, and my beer cooler.
All your hard work is worthit when you stand back and look at that lot right? Enjoy your trip
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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:39 AM   #13023
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When I removed the computer it left a hole where the wiring harness came through the fire wall. In addition I misplaced the cover below the heater when i did the upgrade so it is time to make some covers and fill those holes.



The best way I have found to make a pattern is it use masking tape, draw want you need, remove it and stick it to the metal you want to cut out in the form of that pattern.

A test fit is then required





I love powder coat. It is the best form of protection, put it on, cure it for an hour, let it cool and you are done, unlike paint where it can take enamel 7 days to fully cure.



A little red sealer and wipe it clean and all done and sealed. The Powder is a better match than what the picture represents. I took this with a flash, with normal light you can not tell the different between the powder and the paint. Those are stainless screws.

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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #13024
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After one week of hard pulling with a bad cheap (18$) puller : I was affraid to break it...but... the pitman arm is finally free !!!

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Gilles
I did mine the easy way. I bought a new steering box at Autozone and made them take it off.

They grabbed a puller and big impact and started to pound on it.
I walked away fearing what would happen when something popped.

It finally came off and the weight of the impact kept things from flying....
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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #13025
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I always use an impact. The added bump from the gun moves the arms off way easier than the constant pressure from a wrench.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #13026
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I always use an impact. The added bump from the gun moves the arms off way easier than the constant pressure from a wrench.
Agreed!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #13027
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Final preps for the bantam jeep fest tommorrow
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Unread 06-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #13028
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Gapped new plugs! Woohoo
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #13029
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When I removed the computer it left a hole where the wiring harness came through the fire wall. In addition I misplaced the cover below the heater when i did the upgrade so it is time to make some covers and fill those holes.

The best way I have found to make a pattern is it use masking tape, draw want you need, remove it and stick it to the metal you want to cut out in the form of that pattern.

A test fit is then required

I love powder coat. It is the best form of protection, put it on, cure it for an hour, let it cool and you are done, unlike paint where it can take enamel 7 days to fully cure.

A little red sealer and wipe it clean and all done and sealed. The Powder is a better match than what the picture represents. I took this with a flash, with normal light you can not tell the different between the powder and the paint. Those are stainless screws.
Nice, looks good! First time I've seen a write up of this.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #13030
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Bought a Dana 60 full float for the rear.



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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #13031
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Replaced my tie rod, steering stabilizer, shock absorbers and drag link tie rod...also had to have some custom u-bolts made because mine were rusted and snapped off
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #13032
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Replaced my tie rod, steering stabilizer, shock absorbers and drag link tie rod...also had to have some custom u-bolts made because mine were rusted and snapped off
With the drag link at that angle you will experience bump steer when going over bumps.

I had the exact same angle and got rid of it by doing a tie rod flip. There is no down side to it.

See this post http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...l#post13369194 to see what it takes.

I will loan out the reamer, so you do not have to buy the tool, all you have to do is pay the shipping and insurance both ways for the tool (I think the small flat rate USPS bos is no 5.95 one way) so all you have to do is buy the inserts.

My web site has additional pictures

http://www.leverfamilysite.com/1984_...2012_03_26.htm

Befoe


After


I also just did the front steering stabilizer shock (stock)

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/in...-help-1534638/
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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #13033
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I think my next project needs to be a nice big rack. I have just enough room left for a bag of clothes, and my beer cooler.
...or a M416/M100 quarter ton trailer!

Would make a nice addition to your '7 IMO!


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Unread 06-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #13034
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I spotted this beauty today. Somebody at my new job drove this today.
Wow, too cool!

Looks like you're about to have a new best friend!?!

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Today, I picked up this:


Wow, great find and original invoice to boot!

What's the story on how you found this one?


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Unread 06-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #13035
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GlennLever,

I saw your pics on tying your driving lights into the high beams. I have been trying to figure out how to do that for some time now. Do you have a schematic for your setup? It looks pretty slick. I need to get a couple of those old GM buss bars from a junkyard first.

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