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Today 11:06 AM
Colt44
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Originally Posted by keith460 View Post

Note that RockAuto calls it a "steering coupler." If you do a search on "boot" you won't find anything.


Fairchild D4107 Steering Coupler at RockAuto
Today 03:28 AM
keith460
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Originally Posted by PhillyDak View Post
Noooooooo. It's made by Crown. Where can I but the good one?

Here: https://fairchildindustries.com/item...-boot-jeep-cj7


But Rockauto will have it too and possibly Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Fairchild-Aut...0917314&sr=8-1
Yesterday 06:22 PM
Alabamacj71981 Started after a year of work! I Monstalinered my hard top, rattle canned the inside white, put on all new shocks, shackles, refurbed my leaf springs, Monstalinered the inside, rebuilt transmission and transfer case, put in roll bar cover, new seats (smittybilt), new decals, New Tuffy 10 inch console, New twin stick, and new optima yellow battery. Holy crap. Almost there. Just have to fix a weld. Then I’ll be rolling again.
Yesterday 11:09 AM
PhillyDak Noooooooo. It's made by Crown. Where can I but the good one?

And since I just now replaced the lower column bearing with a Crown one, should I replace that too?

And my wife wonders why I drink!
Yesterday 05:11 AM
keith460
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Originally Posted by PhillyDak View Post
Replaced the boot on the lower intermediate steering shaft. It wasn't that hard.

I hope you replaced it with quality rubber boot from Fairchild and not one from either Crown or OMIX. Crown or OMIX, you will be replacing it again in less than a year.
05-29-2020 06:19 PM
PhillyDak Replaced the boot on the lower intermediate steering shaft. It wasn't that hard. I used a space heater to warm up the rubber boot and the heat made the rubber stretch far more easily. Oh and turn the warmed boot inside out to get it over the steering pins.

One thing to watch out for is losing the washer at the bottom of the steering shaft coupling (bell). I put everything back together, put radiator back in and topped it off, then walked by where I packed the boot with grease and found the washer on the ground. Yup, had to pull it all apart and redo.
05-29-2020 05:02 PM
armyRN I am almost 6' 1". Depends on the time of day.

The roll bar padding cover was made by an upholstery buddy of mine years ago. It is very easy to make.

1. Buy some "real" roll bar padding from a reputable place (comes in different colors if you want). Plumbing insulation is not a good substitute - will not protect your head.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...+5ba1009cf3787

2. Bring your Jeep to an upholstery place to have covers measured and made. The cover is essentially just a piece of HD vinyl (doesn't have to be black) with the ends folded over and sewn. The sides (after being folded over and sewn) can attach to each other with a zipper (more work and cost), or Velcro. I think I put a few snaps on mine because I bought a bunch of snaps and a snap plier tool and was bored one day.

If you were really counting pennies, you could make a cover without sewing (which I did for the little grab handles on the roll bar up front). Get the vinyl, fold over the edges and superglue them in place (put a weight on top as it is drying to do it right and to make sure you're getting a flat edge). Then glue 1" wide strips of Velcro along the edges (make sure you test it to make sure you're putting the Velcro on the right sides of the vinyl). Then buy some snaps and a snap plier to put some snaps at each corner, and however many you want along the edge.
05-29-2020 02:12 PM
John Strenk
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Originally Posted by armyRN View Post
Put one of those add-on rollbar dome lights in my 46 CJ2A.
This might seem like a dumb question but how tall are you and how did you get the roll bar padding? Make/Buy?
05-29-2020 01:28 PM
Supraquick armyRN, Roll bar light = best mod ever.
05-29-2020 11:32 AM
Dadamsnv Enjoyed my freedom on Memorial Day with some friends. Thanks to all who served and bought that freedom for us!




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05-28-2020 06:53 AM
87MJTim Added intermittent wiper switch/controller to my 84. Just in time. Today (Thursday), we have a misting rain. Wipers work great.

Also, fixed the courtesy lights in the tub. It was a bad ground contact at the light switch. (Anytime there is an electrical problem, check the grounds!)
05-27-2020 09:52 PM
armyRN Put one of those add-on rollbar dome lights in my 46 CJ2A.
05-27-2020 06:33 AM
gr8dain Could not get that close. We were not supposed to stop where we did. But when a cop came over, I expected him to tell us to leave. But instead, he chatted with us about the Jeeps and even cleared traffic so we could get a bunch of pictures. Very cool guy.
05-27-2020 05:48 AM
John Strenk Would of been cool to pull up on the steps of the capital. But I bet they might frown on that now.
05-25-2020 04:05 PM
gr8dain
What did you do to your CJ today?

Took a drive in the 3a with some friends with their military Jeeps to some of the memorials in DC and Arlington., VA




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