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post #87571 of 91629 Old 05-15-2017, 12:53 PM
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Well you really can't tell anything from my lousy pictures but the EvapoRust did make a noticeable improvement in the hardware.

I still like my 5 gallon bucket electrolysis tank: (left/right = after/before)




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I still like my 5 gallon bucket electrolysis tank: (left/right = after/before)

Now , that's worth doin' .

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Now , that's worth doin' .
You do have to give it a couple minutes with a wire brush to get it nice and shiny, but the rust isn't bonded any more so it's more like getting a bit of slightly stubborn food off of a pot than typical rust wire wheeling. Only took a couple minutes.

Hell even steel wool took off what was left on in great big chunks where the cup brush didn't fit and the machined surfaces where the brush seemed too harsh.

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You do have to give it a couple minutes with a wire brush to get it nice and shiny, but the rust isn't bonded any more so it's more like getting a bit of slightly stubborn food off of a pot than typical rust wire wheeling. Only took a couple minutes.

Hell even steel wool took off what was left on in great big chunks where the cup brush didn't fit and the machined surfaces where the brush seemed too harsh.
Still worth the clean up .

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Maybe you just had a bad batch ? That doesn't seem very impressive .

Here's what a fairly weak mix of wood bleach , about 3 bucks worth , did for some of my Simplex parts .

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I still like my 5 gallon bucket electrolysis tank: (left/right = after/before)


Believe it worked pretty good. My picture does not do it justice. But not like either one of what you guys did though.

So I learned important lesson today. When you buy a used tool box and the guy tells you he doesn't have the keys don't take it for granted that he does not. I splurged on a bunch of tools. Primarily the 299 piece Craftsmen Socket Set. Got the price down to $245, with tax $260, and got $45 on the back end. So $215 out the door. Anyway needed somewhere to put them. Picked up this Craftsmen Lower Box for $50. Just friction slides. Looks like it might have been made in '94. Turns out it is a Waterloo one. Anyway called Waterloo and could not just get the key. Bought a new lock. While cleaning the box and removing the drawers to regrease the slides guess what I found in the bottom of the box. The two keys. Oh well.
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I still like my 5 gallon bucket electrolysis tank: (left/right = after/before)





I really need to dunk my WJ knuckles. They are just sitting on the shelf currently. This would be a good start to the axle build though. I would weld the spacers on too.



On a side note, hooked my 60 gallon 220V air compressor last night for the first time in a the new house. Soooo much quieter than my 21 gallon HF compressor. Currently the air line is just coiled up next to the compressor but I did at least hook up a valve and a quality regulator. Looking forward to having air again for garage projects. It was almost my first time really doing any wiring in a breaker box, so that was fun.


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Guy with a '99 Cherokee Limited Up Country Version came into the store today. All the bells and whistles from the factory. Jeep rain guards over the windows, Jeep front and back air deflectors, skid plates, heated leather power seats both sides. 242 TC, said it had the LSD 8.25 rear, etc. Figure this is the first time I have ever seen one so I asked the guy if I could check it out. Crawling around under the Jeep I noticed that the tranny cross member had a one inch block on either side. Why?
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Guy with a '99 Cherokee Limited Up Country Version came into the store today. All the bells and whistles from the factory. Jeep rain guards over the windows, Jeep front and back air deflectors, skid plates, heated leather power seats both sides. 242 TC, said it had the LSD 8.25 rear, etc. Figure this is the first time I have ever seen one so I asked the guy if I could check it out. Crawling around under the Jeep I noticed that the tranny cross member had a one inch block on either side. Why?

A 1" block as in....a TC drop?

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A 1" block as in....a TC drop?
That was my first thought. Cause of the Up Country Suspension? Then I started thinking maybe they did something different then mine because of the 242 TC? I have a cheesy phone otherwise I would have snapped a picture. Ran above what I circled, under the uni-body, the width of the cross member, and was about an inch in height. Guy worked at the local Jeep Dealership for 20 years he said. Thinking this is factory.

Something like the second picture but cleaner and I am thinking that since the Jeep had no other aftermarket parts that I could see, totally stock want to say factory.
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That is a transfer case drop, I doubt it is factory.... I have never rolled under a country to confirm that though.

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That is a transfer case drop, I doubt it is factory.... I have never rolled under a country to confirm that though.
Like I said. Very similar to my second picture but cleaner looking install wise. My first time seeing an Up Country up close and personal. One of the reasons I am curious about this is that I really don't see this happening but someday might duplicate a Up Country Suspension, swap out the Command Trac for a Select A Trac, and if I could ever find one put in a 8.25 Factory Limited Slip Rear. So I wonder if, assuming that is a TC drop, that is necessary to do it more right. If it is factory was it done because of the Up Country Suspension? Because of the 242 TC? Or because of both? Figure it would be better for driving on the roads in the snow which is all I do now.
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Like I said. Very similar to my second picture but cleaner looking install wise. My first time seeing an Up Country up close and personal. One of the reasons I am curious about this is that I really don't see this happening but someday might duplicate a Up Country Suspension, swap out the Command Trac for a Select A Trac, and if I could ever find one put in a 8.25 Factory Limited Slip Rear. So I wonder if, assuming that is a TC drop, that is necessary to do it more right. If it is factory was it done because of the Up Country Suspension? Because of the 242 TC? Or because of both? Figure it would be better for driving on the roads in the snow which is all I do now.


I can tell you for a fact that it isn't needed. I work in 3 Jeeps running the equivalent of upcountry suspension. None of them have a transfer case drop. One has a 231 while 2 have the 242. All are running stock drivelines. All 3 have the 8.25's, although two came from the factory with d35's originally. None of them have any drive line vibes.

If the upcountry packaged Jeeps all needed a transfer case drop, than everyone that does a budget boost with shackles and pucks would also need one.


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My daily junker is factory up country and I love it. The LSD is great in the winter and helps in light mud. I find once I climb something and the weight is shifted back on the rear axle the limited slip... Slips and ends up one wheel peeling it. This is where the e brake comes in handy.

There is no stock drop for the t case.
I don't have any vibes but I probably should considering I've managed to knock off the weights on both of the drive shafts.

Yesterday i finished up my front stiffeners.

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Got this 4.10 lsd and 50 bucks for a pair of chromo shafts I had, now to order matching front gears/install kit/and carrier!
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