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Unread 10-29-2013, 07:43 AM   #90031
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I'm loving that. Half a tj? As in a chopped frame you are adding to? What are your plans for it, as far as sides and floor? I'm thinking about modding the small hf trailer. Not really wanting to tow behind me on the trail, but more as a gear/tools/firewood hauler to the trailhead. Trying to get a weekends worth of camping gear into a tj with 2 adults and 2 carseats is pretty hard. A rtt would be nice, but at the same time my Coleman hotel in a bag works pretty good.
I chunked the stock frame and built this one . Then I took two tubs that were wrecked and stitched them together . After Hendrix worked his miracle on it with paint and bodywork the tub looks like this .


We are going to use it to camp out of on the cross country trips for the same reason you posted as theres not a lot of room in the Jeep once me , my wife and two kids are loaded up .
Hopefully today the tub will get installed .
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And heres the build thread .

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Unread 10-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #90032
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Put the snow tires on and in the process found I need brakes all around, right side u-joint and left side tie rod end. Also found the front pinion seal and rear main seal are both slightly leaking.

Sometimes I hate working on my own vehicles.
If the Pinion seal wasn't leaking you might be out of fluid!

thats my reason anyways.....
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Unread 10-29-2013, 02:18 PM   #90033
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If the Pinion seal wasn't leaking you might be out of fluid!

thats my reason anyways.....
That's a good point, I figured the blow off would just be rust proofing.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #90034
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That's a good point, I figured the blow off would just be rust proofing.
lol, I rust-proofed the hell out of mine when the parts store gave me the wrong seal for my 44
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Unread 10-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #90035
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Install the kargo master rack that I bought off EBay.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #90036
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Hit 148,000 miles today, crazy to think I've been riding in this Jeep since it had less than 100 miles.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #90037
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Parked mine for who knows how long. Got a job out in texas don't know when I'll be home. But I did put a nice cover on it.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #90038
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Today's - Got the rear axle in place and the arms fitted. Got the springs and shocks in. Front lower control arms are in but still pending is the front upper control arms - need to do the truss / axle housing modifications for the upper mounts.



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Unread 10-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #90039
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Did a little daylight flex test today.

RTI score of 786 (20 degree)
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #90040
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Got the last bit of bling in today.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:37 PM   #90041
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Today's - Got the rear axle in place and the arms fitted. Got the springs and shocks in. Front lower control arms are in but still pending is the front upper control arms - need to do the truss / axle housing modifications for the upper mounts.



awesome...thank you for continually updating in this thread its amazing to see the work being done to your rig
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Unread 10-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #90042
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Bought new FUCA bushings for the axle side, Rented CA bushing removal tool. Tool too small. Took back to Advanced. Got ball joint removal tool. Would not fit with spring still in. Spent 3 hours fighting this.
Wanted to:
1. replace CA bushings
2. replace T-case fluid
3. continue windstar intake system

What did I get done NOTHING! I feel like throwing everything across the garage. Sometimes you just have to call it quits for the night, pop a cap and order a pizza. Till tomorrow night you POS.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #90043
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Bought new FUCA bushings for the axle side, Rented CA bushing removal tool. Tool too small. Took back to Advanced. Got ball joint removal tool. Would not fit with spring still in. Spent 3 hours fighting this.
Wanted to:
1. replace CA bushings
2. replace T-case fluid
3. continue windstar intake system

What did I get done NOTHING! I feel like throwing everything across the garage. Sometimes you just have to call it quits for the night, pop a cap and order a pizza. Till tomorrow night you POS.
Its a love/hate relationship.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #90044
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Replaced both hub assemblies, 2 tie rod ends. 3 dust boots, and had it aligned. Still have death wobble, on top of that, the CD player went out and it squeaks at low speeds. I can't even stand to look at it right now.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #90045
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Ordered my mml, and started on the shift shaft seal. Getting the old seal put was simple. Took some 3/4" conduit, clamped it down to put pressure on the seal, and threaded it in with my channel locks. Done. Now getting the new one in seemed to give me a hard time. I didn't have the right size pipe, washers, or socket. Then when I finally got a handful of things to use to drive it in, I realized there isn't any room to hit it. My c-clamp wouldn't press it in straight. I finally got it(I hope). Now I just got to put the damn thing back together
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