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post #50146 of 50922 Old 11-30-2020, 01:35 PM
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Very similar to my experience - & a month later, still can't refit the boot to the edge of the door.

Pull the white collar out of the door. Wrap boot around collar. Push collar back into door until it kinda sorta clicks into place.

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post #50147 of 50922 Old 11-30-2020, 03:01 PM
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Oil Filler neck elbow and other plastic repairs

Finally got around to dealing with a bunch of cracked plastic, including a split and leaking rocker cover on my V8. The passenger side cover was relatively easy last year - the driver's side is horrible (mine's a RHD) and had to use a 10mm socket on a hex key to access the bolts up by the firewall.
So, one piece of split plastic replaced. BUT, moving everything out of the way to replace that cover and the valve elbow on my oil filler neck decided to snap. The fix is some JB Weld and the plastic cover off a 60A in-line blade fuse holder. Bit of trimming to the plastic cover, fill it u with the epoxy, and allow to set over night. Pretty tidy fix, cheap, and possible more durable than the original. THEN, I discovered cracks all around the the plastic 'T-piece' that connects the cylinder head vacuum lines to the air inlet. Replaced that with brass. 62JEEP's plastic parts are increasingly held together with plastic glue - and now JB Weld.
Oh, and whilst in there, decided to wash the air manifold plenum and fit new ECT and camshaft position sensor.
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post #50148 of 50922 Old 11-30-2020, 03:18 PM
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Cut this junk off the jeep. Gotta make these fit

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post #50149 of 50922 Old 12-01-2020, 10:33 AM
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Received a new crossmember to replace this slightly rusted one.

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post #50150 of 50922 Old 12-01-2020, 12:39 PM
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Pull the white collar out of the door. Wrap boot around collar. Push collar back into door until it kinda sorta clicks into place.
OK, thanks, I'll try that, although that collar's already hanging out of the door - & have doubts about it coming out in one piece (still what have I got to lose?)
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post #50151 of 50922 Old 12-01-2020, 06:33 PM
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Received a new crossmember to replace this slightly rusted one.

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Little Flex Seal will fix that no problem!
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post #50152 of 50922 Old 12-01-2020, 06:40 PM
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Little Flex Seal will fix that no problem!
Maybe it will buff out.

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post #50153 of 50922 Old 12-03-2020, 11:31 AM
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& there, I think we'll have to agree to differ.
Hey UK, how about this as a solution to radiator protection?

https://trailforged.com/product/wj-h...t-replacement/

I saw the web-site on a different post and was surprised to see this product.

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post #50154 of 50922 Old 12-03-2020, 12:43 PM
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Hey UK, how about this as a solution to radiator protection?

https://trailforged.com/product/wj-h...t-replacement/

I saw the web-site on a different post and was surprised to see this product.
Interesting - & I'm surprised too because didn't I read just recently Trailforged didn't do WJ stuff?

Looks like something I could bring back in my luggage from my next visit - by which time I might've learned to weld. Thanks for the thought.
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Trailforged made their name on wj stuff

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post #50156 of 50922 Old 12-03-2020, 03:59 PM
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And the hits keep coming... Went to start it this morning, did a strange backfire sound. Tried again and it started, running on what sounded like 6 cylinders with a strong gas smell. Would not idle, barely ran at all with no bad mechanical sounds. Popped the pass side cam cover, all looked fine. Pulled the drivers side to get the cams all lined up to check for a timing issue, I noticed the rocker for number 1 intake is not in place. Strange I thought, the solid lash adjusters should have prevented that particularly seeing it has run quiet since I put them in. When I went to put it back in to check the clearance is when I realized the valve stem was lower than the rest, the rocker just fell in place and fell back out. Unbelievable, a dropped seat on a remanned head less than 18 months old. A call to Clearwater Cylinder Head where I got them ended with me being told I was the problem and it would not be covered under warranty. When I informed the man I was told the seats would be staked as not to have this problem I was hung up on. Good thing for him I don't live in FL, there would be a nice news report about now. I called another place and was informed CCH was famous in the industry for pulling this kind of thing, the BBB reviews and many others confirm this. I was given a good deal by a place in Texas, Cylinder Head International, because of my ordeal with the other clowns. It will ship tomorrow I hope. I will be going down to FL in spring to visit the parents, maybe I go visit CCH and return the bad head... just like the old lady in the Discount Tire commercials does.
So long story, what I did to my Jeep today was start pulling drivers cylinder head and trying at moment to figure out a way to pull it without pulling the timing cover.

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post #50157 of 50922 Old 12-03-2020, 05:04 PM
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And the hits keep coming... Went to start it this morning, did a strange backfire sound. Tried again and it started, running on what sounded like 6 cylinders with a strong gas smell. Would not idle, barely ran at all with no bad mechanical sounds. Popped the pass side cam cover, all looked fine. Pulled the drivers side to get the cams all lined up to check for a timing issue, I noticed the rocker for number 1 intake is not in place. Strange I thought, the solid lash adjusters should have prevented that particularly seeing it has run quiet since I put them in. When I went to put it back in to check the clearance is when I realized the valve stem was lower than the rest, the rocker just fell in place and fell back out. Unbelievable, a dropped seat on a remanned head less than 18 months old. A call to Clearwater Cylinder Head where I got them ended with me being told I was the problem and it would not be covered under warranty. When I informed the man I was told the seats would be staked as not to have this problem I was hung up on. Good thing for him I don't live in FL, there would be a nice news report about now. I called another place and was informed CCH was famous in the industry for pulling this kind of thing, the BBB reviews and many others confirm this. I was given a good deal by a place in Texas, Cylinder Head International, because of my ordeal with the other clowns. It will ship tomorrow I hope. I will be going down to FL in spring to visit the parents, maybe I go visit CCH and return the bad head... just like the old lady in the Discount Tire commercials does.
So long story, what I did to my Jeep today was start pulling drivers cylinder head and trying at moment to figure out a way to pull it without pulling the timing cover.
Oof, I cannot even begin to say how much that sucks. I would bring that sucker in, drop it on their counter, and demand a refund. Failing that, it would go through their front window.

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post #50158 of 50922 Old 12-03-2020, 08:21 PM
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I'm still trying to find one for the rear, but the silly Dana 44a is too much of a special snowflake for ARB to make one.
Got that right! HOURS searching for the stupid thing. Even ordered the wrong Rugged Ridge 44 cover before I realized it's so special!

I really liked the DV8 product line and reached out to them to see if they'd do one, and didn't hear much.. guy said he'd fwd to r&d. whatever. I bet if they did a WJ Front/Rear set they'd sell great! EDIT: I did come across this one at one point, but not biting on that price.

Meanwhile, I bought a Mopar replacement that has a fill plug, picked up a can of krinkle paint, and went to town. Might do the same w front after I finish 14 other projects on this thing!

I just finished putting it on tonight! Filling it up with the same RL and Mopar additive tomorrow!
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post #50159 of 50922 Old 12-04-2020, 04:58 AM
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@bugeyez ,
a couple of pictures of my "restored" diff covers:
D44a


D30


Better than brand new....

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post #50160 of 50922 Old 12-04-2020, 04:24 PM
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Finally got around to rebuilding the bottom end. Pulled out the old crank, journal #8 was missing almost a fill 1mm of metal as compared to the rest. Turns out my buddy just got done rebuilding his Durango and had a spare crankshaft from a good donor. Double checked all the surfaces, and started putting it back together. Just need to throw the bed plate back on and then start putting all the accessories back on.
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