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Unread 06-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #13141
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Found time to finish wiring the light bar

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Unread 06-29-2013, 03:59 PM   #13142
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Noticed the differential bolts are leaking fluid after replacing the fluid. Should I have used Teflon tape on them prior to installing them?
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Unread 06-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #13143
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Its not the bolts that are leaking, its the diff cover gasket. I use RTV and never mess with a stock gasket.


Hosed mine off today, thinking about getting it ready for next weekend... oh yea, it already is.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #13144
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Finished replacing the clutch. Took a few days since I had to work and we had lots of rain and I'm working in the driveway (no garage). What a difference a new clutch makes!

http://jeep.smallcraft.net/completed...ts/new_clutch/
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Unread 06-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #13145
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Started sanding! Bought the paint yesterday...hopefully finished this week!
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #13146
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Its not the bolts that are leaking, its the diff cover gasket. I use RTV and never mess with a stock gasket.


Hosed mine off today, thinking about getting it ready for next weekend... oh yea, it already is.
It was actually wet at the bottom of the drain plug. I did use RVT in lieu of the traditional gasket. It is wet on both front and back.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:59 PM   #13147
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Got the rock sliders finished and mounted. Tomorrow they come off and prep for paint.

http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/rj...Rock%20sliders
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:31 PM   #13148
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Took her for a drive tonight, it's so nice to have her running good and I don't have to worry about breaking down a mile away from home
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:48 PM   #13149
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Got the rock sliders finished and mounted. Tomorrow they come off and prep for paint.

http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/rj...Rock%20sliders
I have to say those are awesome "sliders". True sliders for sure and very unique. Looks like you cut on a plasmacam?

Nice ideas and execution.

Would you be willing to share a dxf of the file? There are two file sharing threads, one in fabrication and one in the CJ section.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #13150
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I have to say those are awesome "sliders". True sliders for sure and very unique. Looks like you cut on a plasmacam?

Nice ideas and execution.

Would you be willing to share a dxf of the file? There are two file sharing threads, one in fabrication and one in the CJ section.

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Thanks WSS, I am pretty excited how they turned out. I Must give credit to forum member raskull. I used his drawings for the face plate and bottom mount plate as a starting point and made modifications to fit the CJ. I had to make post cutting modifications for fitment that I need to add to the drawings. Once that is complete I will post the files.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:34 AM   #13151
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Well I'm getting ready to start swapping out my t150 for a t176. Trying to go through a last minute check list in my head.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #13152
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It was actually wet at the bottom of the drain plug. I did use RVT in lieu of the traditional gasket. It is wet on both front and back.
Ah, ok. You said cover bolts... That's why I said that.....

Try turning it in just a bit more, it may seal up. If that does not work..
You will have to drain the diff, clean the threads in the housing/cover (which axle again?) and after cleaning the plug, put some teflon tape on the threads.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 02:09 PM   #13153
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Well.... Got the t150 and dana 20 out.

Now to put in the t176 and Dana 300
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #13154
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Pulled out the rear seat - the kid is visiting the grandparents for the summer so no need to haul more than one passenger around. Gave me a chance to clean the inside of the tub - about five pounds of leaves, empty soda cans, scraps of paper and dirt. I ended up just hosing everything down after hitting it with the shop vac. Much better, now I can sleep tonight.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #13155
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Finished the bracket for the hydraulic clutch. Gonna get the hose this week and hope to have it working next weekend.
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