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post #661 of 1972 Old 12-14-2010, 07:38 PM
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Did you look into the Riddler dif covers? they are suppose to be real stout and have a very slim profile too. Alot of people have good things to say about em. Mabey the one for your front diff possibly?


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Did you look into the Riddler dif covers? they are suppose to be real stout and have a very slim profile too. Alot of people have good things to say about em. Mabey the one for your front diff possibly?
Thanks I did look at them after you mentioned it. I think what may be slimmer is one of the 3/8 pressed plate covers that closely mimic stock. I haven't found a $65 one like that on in the previous link above.

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Just a couple poser pics!

I had a grade 12 student come over and help me vapor barrier the other 1/2 of the garage. Had to roll the Scrambler out and Karen, my wife, snapped a couple pics!


Holidays start in ONE day!! Woohoo- should have some shop time coming up!!!!

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After I got over just how small the tires are on your rig , I turned my attention to the view behind you. That's some pretty country you live in there Jim.


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Man that thing is lookin awesome!

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I like where you're going with that...

Even though I'm one of those GM motor guys.

I also buy into the "go anywhere" design theme. Before running the logging roads in the western Michigan UP, I drove the 500+ miles in the WTF-J to get there.


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After I got over just how small the tires are on your rig , I turned my attention to the view behind you. That's some pretty country you live in there Jim.
Yeah, I've been thinking I should have gone with 54s. !!

I grew up in a big city but moved into the wilderness up north for my first job as an adult and never returned back to urban life. Unless you're into malls, theater and what some call "culture", rural life can be very fulfilling.

I hope your equipment and way of life get back to "all present and correct" soon. Good luck!

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Man that thing is lookin awesome!
Thanks. I'm bolting the tub down and setting my my shocks that are a little too long next.
Nice looking Jeep and I like your choice in tires, too.

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I like where you're going with that...

Even though I'm one of those GM motor guys.

I also buy into the "go anywhere" design theme. Before running the logging roads in the western Michigan UP, I drove the 500+ miles in the WTF-J to get there.

I like your chosen title for your Jeep. WTF-J ...

I looked at the AirRock suspension system but obviously didn't go with it in the end ($$$ on rubber instead- yeah yeah yeah ...!!). I guess you must really like the setup. You went with manual valving?
What did you wind up with for shock length? I'm running stock well used TJ coils in the rear (I saw the wrecked TJ they came off of) and new ZJ coils in the front and have massive looking lift right now. WTF-Js x 2 for both of us!!! I sure hope the rest of the build weight brings it down some distance!

It's got to resemble my CJ-7 a little at least!!

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Finally monoshock time!

My used monotube shocks that I bought didn't come with cross pins. My friend rebelracing at NAPA brought some in for me (and thank you very much). Now that I have them in my hands I think I'll just make them similar to these:
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If I make the JKS version I can mount them below (or above) on the reverse side of the shock mount to allow as much as another 1 3/8 travel before the shocks reach full compression so they don't act as bumpstops and I can maintain more up-travel...
The material should cost next to nothing. I'll just make one length for the front and longer for the rear and eliminate the drift pin.

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Yeah, I've been thinking I should have gone with 54s. !!

I grew up in a big city but moved into the wilderness up north for my first job as an adult and never returned back to urban life. Unless you're into malls, theater and what some call "culture", rural life can be very fulfilling.

I hope your equipment and way of life get back to "all present and correct" soon. Good luck!
At least 44's Jim.

I'm with you, I don't see the attraction to city life. We have our own form of culture in the rural life that doesn't include crowds. I like the peace and quiet way too much to he a happy urban dweller. Hey sometime you get a chance google this guy Richard Proenneke. He had a dream life in many ways.

Thanks for the encouragement. The tech guy should be back Tuesday and finish fixing my machine. I'll catch up on other stuff in the meantime.

Looking forward to more of your progress too.


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I mounted the ORO controller in the dash, so it's actually a full auto air system.


It may sound dumb, but the primary reason was to use the full droop setting to get the WTF-J to clear a standard 7' garage door with the cage. The fact that it is a great on/off road setup is gravy.

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I mounted the ORO controller in the dash, so it's actually a full auto air system.


It may sound dumb, but the primary reason was to use the full droop setting to get the WTF-J to clear a standard 7' garage door with the cage. The fact that it is a great on/off road setup is gravy.

Oh, I thought those were schrader valves on top of the coil tower. Darn, I put in an 8 foot garage door, so I can't use your reason for the Airocks as an excuse! Oh well.

Got another question for you. What steering column did you use?

Looks great.

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Got another question for you. What steering column did you use?

Looks great.
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Thanks. I'm bolting the tub down and setting my my shocks that are a little too long next.
Nice looking Jeep and I like your choice in tires, too.

Thanks man! I love the tires!

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