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post #80671 of 81237 Old 04-05-2020, 07:27 AM
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It’s been a lot more work then I thought it would be do to the housing not having the cast perch but it was cool getting the weight back on the axle last night.

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post #80672 of 81237 Old 04-05-2020, 03:19 PM
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I took the tarps and cover off the 87 today. Threw the battery in her and drug her out of hibernation. Went for a nice slow putt around the dirt mile. A beautiful day and lots of people outside working in their yards and stuff..... Cool..... Lots of people staring at the Jeep.

I installed the new passenger front seat belt. I am happy with my new belts. Something that was very needed.

Got the rest of the floor plugs in. Wow. That was challenging...... said no one ever.

I laid the new windshield to cowl seal out today to try to let it flatten out.

I have only been shopping one time in two weeks. Went to Meijer early this morning, store was not busy, distancing was awesome, got my groceries and some things..... got in and got out..... got home and realized that I forgot my ATF+4 so I can do my service and stop my leak........ Not only do they have it but all oils and fluids at Meijer are wayyy cheaper than anywhere else.... DOH!!!!
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It poured a little while tonight and I FINALLY found water drops on the air box. So now I know what the final leak oroblproblem is: the butyl between the cowling and the air inlet box.

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Got a new tow rig and pulled the YJ home. They're starting to set up travel restrictions so we got what needed to be done at the shop and I'll be able to finish the rest in my garage at home
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Busy first weekend with the YJ. Changed the oil and filter. Changed the transmission and transfer case fluids. Replaced the spark plugs, distributor cap rotor and plug wires. Replaced the air filter. Then I tackled the brake lines.

The rear brakes were leaking when I bought it. Once I got home, the front driver side line suffered a major blow out. Luckily, I was pulling it into the garage at the time and was able to use the e-brake to stop and to go through the wall. Installed a Dorman prebent SS hard line kit. Then installed a Rough Country SS brake line kit to replace the rubber hoses as well. This was the first time I had ever dealt with brake lines. It took the better part of the weekend but I learned a lot. I think next time I'll tackle making my own.

Once the brake lines were run, I fully rebuilt the rear drums including new wheel cylinders. This was the first time I had ever done drum brakes as well. So, I learned a lot this weekend.

Uploading the pictures, I just realized I need to remove some of the tags on the brake lines. Please ignore those.

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I finished up the Sidewinder Shifter install by building a base to mount it securely to my console. I am real happy with the positioning of it and the shifts are nice and solid. It doesn't look too shabby either.


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Look what I found on my door step today...



Now I just need to see if it will fit my 70's Dana 44. This is actually the JK Dana 44 cover, but in taking with Jeff at Ballistic we think it is going to fit the older housing. We will find out later tonight. I like the newer design of this cover vs the older design designed for the older D44's. Another benefit of Ballistic's new design Diff covers is the drain plug.
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Look what I found on my door step today...



Now I just need to see if it will fit my 70's Dana 44. This is actually the JK Dana 44 cover, but in taking with Jeff at Ballistic we think it is going to fit the older housing. We will find out later tonight. I like the newer design of this cover vs the older design designed for the older D44's. Another benefit of Ballistic's new design Diff covers is the drain plug.
Lemme know how that works. I need to pick up a cover for my 44. I would prefer one with a drain plug for sure.
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Ripped out the sway bar and finally finished straightening my steering wheel. Also dropped the shackles down to 35ft-lb as per Rough Country spec and it definitely is softer over bumps.
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Look what I found on my door step today...



Now I just need to see if it will fit my 70's Dana 44. This is actually the JK Dana 44 cover, but in taking with Jeff at Ballistic we think it is going to fit the older housing. We will find out later tonight. I like the newer design of this cover vs the older design designed for the older D44's. Another benefit of Ballistic's new design Diff covers is the drain plug.
I put a JK Dana 44 cover on my 78 44. The guys at my off road shop said the pattern was exactly the same.

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New radiator for red.
Nice shiny new aluminum radiator.
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I pulled the transfer case and ax15 tranny out for rebuild. New clutch and all also.
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I pulled the transfer case and ax15 tranny out for rebuild. New clutch and all also.
That’ll be fun!
Do it quick; go do something and post pics!
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post #80684 of 81237 Old 04-07-2020, 07:36 AM
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New radiator for red.
Nice shiny new aluminum radiator.
That looks like a mirror image of mine. Of mine is for a V8 conversion. Is that a Champion?

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In badass diff cover news... the JK Dana 44 cover fits an old Dana 44 just fine. I measured the depth inside the cover and the Ballistic cover is .030" shallower than the stock cover. I put about a 1/4" thick glob of RTV on the gears and set the cover in place. The cover didn't even touch the RTV so there is plenty of clearance between the gears and the cover. I know Ballistic designed the cover to be low profile for steering clearance and not knowing if the housing for the JK 44 was exactly the same as an old 44 was the reason for concern. Now we know.





Magnetic drain plug.

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