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Yesterday 03:30 PM
Trapshooter
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Just dropped the front tire into a big hole and didn't feel it. Sticky tires, and ridicules traction that day, and the weak 30 spline came out on the losing end. Should have my 35 splines here today to install.

This was the actual spot where i broke it. I should have been to the left with the drivers tires on the big rocks, to avoid the hole on the right side.

This is what the rocks look like close up. Crazy traction when dry, like soap stone when wet.
That is some trail you were out on. No wonder you broke some stuff!
Yesterday 01:19 PM
uw91
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Sweet looking seats, bet they are comfy

Thanks. They are VERY comfy and the genuine leather is so nice. The place I bought them from had a template that wasn't exact, but my upholstery guy was able to add some and adjust the cover to fit it well. What sucks is my insurance company gave me crap about insuring this as a collector b/c of the tears in the seat. Once I get her painted the pictures will be sent in with my middle finger. My biggest pain in the arse was finding a damn fold/tumble that was in OK condition.
Yesterday 10:58 AM
Tbone711 Sweet looking seats, bet they are comfy
Yesterday 10:31 AM
trailhead2004 Nice looking seats!
Yesterday 10:27 AM
uw91 Did this a little while ago; went out and replace the old vinyl seats with some custom leather replacement covers I found online. Turned out pretty dang nice. Was able to keep the italian purse style and the next step is the back seat.
Yesterday 01:57 AM
skizriz
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Grenaded my 30 spline outer. Darn near split it down the middle it twisted so far. Got spare parts to get it back together for now, while I shop for an upgrade to chromos.
Curious to know the story on how you did that? Grenaded is definitely appropriate for the pics you have posted. WOW
Just dropped the front tire into a big hole and didn't feel it. Sticky tires, and ridicules traction that day, and the weak 30 spline came out on the losing end. Should have my 35 splines here today to install.

This was the actual spot where i broke it. I should have been to the left with the drivers tires on the big rocks, to avoid the hole on the right side.

This is what the rocks look like close up. Crazy traction when dry, like soap stone when wet.
10-15-2019 10:19 PM
Trapshooter
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Originally Posted by skizriz View Post
Grenaded my 30 spline outer. Darn near split it down the middle it twisted so far. Got spare parts to get it back together for now, while I shop for an upgrade to chromos.
Curious to know the story on how you did that? Grenaded is definitely appropriate for the pics you have posted. WOW
10-15-2019 02:07 PM
Dwight_C Looking forward to seeing how those headlights work when you get the install completed.
10-15-2019 01:57 PM
agear Screw rebuilding hard doors. Biggest pain in the butt.
10-15-2019 11:56 AM
Tbone711 Upgraded my cj7 to led headlights, now waiting for a new bezel, the tab broke on one of them.
10-14-2019 03:01 PM
MetalMountainGoat Looks way better. Glad you didn't have any rust.
10-13-2019 07:02 PM
Alabamacj71981 Bought an 81 CJ7 with carpet and never knew the rust situation. I grinded down the three layers of paint and found the brown electricoat. There was minimal rust. Hand sanded to smoothness. Painted POR-15. Then did some body filler work and the primed lightly with Rustoleum primer. See pics below. Next step is Monstaliner in spice color.

Relieved that I understand the rust situation and that it wasn’t so bad. Happy to have that old smell out of my CJ with old seats and carpet. Almost there.
10-13-2019 04:03 PM
rbunch4468 Replaced the old fogged and scratched to hell and back windshield glass:
10-13-2019 01:15 AM
agear
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More work on my hard doors. The stud that.goes in the bottom of the vent window was broken . The stud has a flat on it , which I drilled out and put a cotter pin through to keep the stud up in the glass enough now that it was broke
I also put the vent window back in , which kinda sucked but I got it in . One of the glasd rail clips popped out so now I need a new one of a rare part. I'd like to know if the parts store has them . It's the regulator rail plastic clip

Replacing the weather stripping on this hard door turned out to be a hard pain in the butt that doesnt work out very well . What the hell.
If it helps any, it’s a CJ. They weren’t designed to last, or for that matter be repairable 35 or 40 years later. They didn’t have that much insight back then. So now we must dig, scrounge, engineer, curse, and spend $$$ to keep them viable. Sorry about your frustration.

However, you’re at least attempting it which is more than probably 95% of the population would even do. Give yourself a pat on the back (and a shot of whiskey if that’s your thing) and feel proud that you’ve accomplished what you have. With perseverance you will get your desired result. <img src="https://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/data/4/rock.gif" border="0" alt="" title="DuhRock" class="inlineimg" />
Thank you, I appreciate that . Gonna work on it some more today

Update . The window wasn't cranking all the way up. The regulator arm was bent. It supposed to be straight with a depth-wise bend in it. It goes up now . But I gotta figure something out with this weatherstrip.
10-12-2019 11:35 PM
trailhead2004
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Originally Posted by agear View Post
More work on my hard doors. The stud that.goes in the bottom of the vent window was broken . The stud has a flat on it , which I drilled out and put a cotter pin through to keep the stud up in the glass enough now that it was broke
I also put the vent window back in , which kinda sucked but I got it in . One of the glasd rail clips popped out so now I need a new one of a rare part. I'd like to know if the parts store has them . It's the regulator rail plastic clip

Replacing the weather stripping on this hard door turned out to be a hard pain in the butt that doesnt work out very well . What the hell.
If it helps any, itís a CJ. They werenít designed to last, or for that matter be repairable 35 or 40 years later. They didnít have that much insight back then. So now we must dig, scrounge, engineer, curse, and spend $$$ to keep them viable. Sorry about your frustration.

However, youíre at least attempting it which is more than probably 95% of the population would even do. Give yourself a pat on the back (and a shot of whiskey if thatís your thing) and feel proud that youíve accomplished what you have. With perseverance you will get your desired result.
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