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Unread 07-18-2014, 02:51 PM   #98656
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Ferrachi, Liked your windjammer is there a write up ?
Couldn't help seeing your storage box any pictures
of it, and dimensions? thanks
The storage box is a Tuffy jumbo rear storage. I'll take a couple pics of it for you.

The windjammer is tapered, measures 46" top width, 40" height, 49" bottom width. Make allowance of 4" each side to fold over and glued with vinyl glue(except bottom edge). I then added grommets, 5 on top and 2 per side and none on the bottom edge. Velcro to attach. I bought it all at Joanne Fabrics on sale. (Edit)you need to use significant weight on the edges when glueing them over(30lbs). And I only glued 20" of material at a time.



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Unread 07-18-2014, 03:01 PM   #98657
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Finally replaced my turn signal switch. It has been almost 4 hours since my wife has told me I was "still blinking." Getting old sucks, for the Jeep AND for me.
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Unread 07-18-2014, 03:02 PM   #98658
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i removed the front drive shaft, had the front drive shaft rebuilt, and re-installed the front drive shaft.
i bought a few new tools for the tool box. ratcheting wrenches are cool!
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Unread 07-18-2014, 03:22 PM   #98659
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Was gifted a winch
wench.. and its not a gift... LOL its a curse
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Unread 07-18-2014, 04:03 PM   #98660
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Well today Im going to look into getting my rear flares properly installed. I just put some larger bolts in the front two holes to hold the flare on, but now I have some nutserts (and the tool) to install. Just gotta get some bolts...

Also, bought a dorman headlight adjuster kit... Im hoping I can get them to work.
Well, flares are installed properly; it was pretty simple.

Headlights... not so good.

I started replacing the driver's light adjusters and broke the housing.

Now to find some replacements that ARENT $180/each at the dealership...
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Unread 07-18-2014, 05:42 PM   #98661
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i removed the front drive shaft, had the front drive shaft rebuilt, and re-installed the front drive shaft. i bought a few new tools for the tool box. ratcheting wrenches are cool!
If you know how to remove the driveshaft then you coulda figured out how to swap the u joints yourself...
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Unread 07-18-2014, 07:17 PM   #98662
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Installed my hillbilly bikini top... Hardtop no windows!
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Unread 07-18-2014, 09:53 PM   #98663
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Made a windjammer out of heavy gauge clear vinyl. Cost me $22.00��

I thought about doing this this week! I have a windjammer, but thought it'd be nice to make something quicker & easier out of clear vinyl. Looks good.

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Unread 07-18-2014, 10:15 PM   #98664
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After looking around for a week or so for an external locking draw latch for my CJ gate on sites like McMaster Carr and Grainger, I ended up stumbling across a trailer build forum with the perfect solution. Then, come to find out, we already had a brand new set sitting in a box in the garage. And best of all, they are a made-for-Jeep product, just not quite this application. Figured it out?

Rampage JK Locking Hood Latches. They are powder coated stainless instead of the powder coated zinc latches on the hardware sites, which would corrode in no time. Only extra step was to cut a 3/4" hole in the back of the tailgate to get the nut on.

Thread: http://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-309.html



In addition, I pulled the old tag light off my stock tailgate and wired it up until I find a solution I like. Also picked up a piece of 4'x4' 1/4" Steel Angle from the metal shop near my work to build the CJ cable brackets. Only wanted 6" but he found an 11" piece in the scrap pile so he just gave me the whole piece for $5. Picked up some stainless hex bolts for the hinges since the black oxide Grade 8 machine screws started rusting immediately. I have come to terms that I will have to settle for hex since I can't find another 5/16" 3 1/2" Allen Machine Screw like the PO gave me to save my life.
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Unread 07-18-2014, 11:58 PM   #98665
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1 inch BL and motor mount done yesterday. Not the best picture, but it looks like I picked up more than 1 inch with the Daystar kit. It already had a2 inch BDS lift with Bilsteins.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 11:01 AM   #98666
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After looking around for a week or so for an external locking draw latch for my CJ gate on sites like McMaster Carr and Grainger, I ended up stumbling across a trailer build forum with the perfect solution. Then, come to find out, we already had a brand new set sitting in a box in the garage. And best of all, they are a made-for-Jeep product, just not quite this application. Figured it out?

Rampage JK Locking Hood Latches. They are powder coated stainless instead of the powder coated zinc latches on the hardware sites, which would corrode in no time. Only extra step was to cut a 3/4" hole in the back of the tailgate to get the nut on.

Thread: http://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-309.html



In addition, I pulled the old tag light off my stock tailgate and wired it up until I find a solution I like. Also picked up a piece of 4'x4' 1/4" Steel Angle from the metal shop near my work to build the CJ cable brackets. Only wanted 6" but he found an 11" piece in the scrap pile so he just gave me the whole piece for $5. Picked up some stainless hex bolts for the hinges since the black oxide Grade 8 machine screws started rusting immediately. I have come to terms that I will have to settle for hex since I can't find another 5/16" 3 1/2" Allen Machine Screw like the PO gave me to save my life.
Looks great. I gotta do that
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Unread 07-19-2014, 02:39 PM   #98667
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bought 4 rattlecans of grey primer, and 4 rattlecans of chrome silver - going to revive the '97 factory steelies that came with it... silver paint is all chipped revealing the black subcoat... will post pix

update... jacked up and on stands in the garage, right side wheels/tires off, pressure washed and drying (p-wash took a good amount of the silver paint off too)...

cleaned / steel-wooled centercaps covered JEEP center emblem and painted them satin black...

done for the night, steak, baked taters, fresh corn and going to deep fry some cookie dough for desert with my 11yr old.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 03:09 PM   #98668
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Washed, waxed, vacuumed, windows washed.
it still cleans Up pretty good!
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Unread 07-19-2014, 03:20 PM   #98669
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Cooling system

Installed new radiator (part #55037653AB) with new cap (part# 55116901AA_ and new cooling fluid (Valvoline Zerex GO5).
Everything runs great now !
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Unread 07-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #98670
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It was exactly 2:00 pm today driving home from having new control arms installed. I looked down and saw this. (It's getting up there in miles, don't you think?)

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