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Today 05:53 AM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by RedJeepster1 View Post
Got the new rear hatch buttoned up on mine today. Also drove it around the block for the first time in a couple weeks. Itís due for an oil change, but Iíve been so busy with the house I havenít worked on the Jeep all this year. It did make it into the picture of my new pavilion, cement pad, and patio though. No picture is complete without a Jeep.




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I'd have done it a little differently , but , that^ looks pretty good to me , too .
09-22-2020 06:39 PM
Luke95 Making money out of the shop doing jk axls things

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09-22-2020 06:38 PM
RedJeepster1 Got the new rear hatch buttoned up on mine today. Also drove it around the block for the first time in a couple weeks. Itís due for an oil change, but Iíve been so busy with the house I havenít worked on the Jeep all this year. It did make it into the picture of my new pavilion, cement pad, and patio though. No picture is complete without a Jeep.




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09-21-2020 09:41 AM
secretnarwhal Tackled the good ol' rear shock bolts. I bought this XJ (98) a couple months ago with 254k on the clock and it still had the original shocks. Only the front passenger shock was even partially functional. Had to use a dremel to completely grind away the heads of the rear bolts (too rusty to even get a socket on them) so I could punch them through and fish in new bolts.

Also discovered that the rear output of the transfer case is bent, so I suppose that's next weekend's project. Then ball joints and front wheel bearings the next week since the bottom bj's are seized up pretty bad and the bearings have just a bit more play than I'm willing to ignore. After that I think she'll be ready for duty as my new winter beater
09-20-2020 08:42 AM
Camaro187 Finally got my winch mounted and started on fixing bedside.
09-19-2020 06:57 PM
Luke95 So I really kicked the hornets nest on this one. We went from a spring flip to trailing arms and coilovers with another 2 inches of stretch in less than an hour. Both front leaf mounts are cracked and the shackle boxes are stress cracking to ****. So we will be around 113.5 inches of wb on this with a comp cut and wide body.

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09-08-2020 04:14 AM
UKXJ So (yesterday really) finally finished something that started back in March. All those months ago encouraged, inspired & with the new found confidence from swapping the TC from the '96 to the '98 - & with unexpected time on my hands, decided to swap over the steering box. On removing the battery tray (RHD remember) a lot of road was visible, so once the steering box was done, out came the battery & tray again - & the recently acquired cordless angle grinder with 3" cutting discs started to earn its keep. Lots more road could now be seen. A curiously shaped repair panel was cut out of an old door, painted & duly fixed. (in the middle of all this I bought a WJ - no, don't ask, so that delayed things a bit, as did sailing backwards down a steep grassy slope, with the brakes on - 'til a tree got in the way!). Still had a bit of cleaning up underneath, around the repair to do & the last coat of paint was yesterday's task. Did the bit at the back exposed by removing what was left of the shield for the fuel filler pipe. That now has the piece of split plastic sleeving off the top hose (not sure if LHD ones have that, because it's to keep the hose off the alternator) which is not only the right size, but exactly the right length!

I was rewarded for all this by a flat battery - & when I went to remove it, the +ive clamp broke (note: avoid aluminum clamps! i.e. not OEM). battery on charge, new clamps on order, e.t.a Thursday - so that's fine for next weekend.

Today, making the most of (maybe the last of) the suitable weather & finishing prepping & painting the wheels I got last year for the MT's it came with presently on OE wheels. Probably not 'til the Spring now, as nearly time to fit Winter tyres, so the AT's & wheels off the '99 can stay on it for another season.
09-06-2020 09:54 PM
Camaro187 Started on some bumpers for the Comanche.
09-06-2020 08:08 PM
Luke95
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Yeeha! What happened next?


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I broke the bead fell off the rock and was caught from flopping by the bumper. The upper link mount broke the support and bent link tower

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09-06-2020 07:23 PM
curtis2010
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I broke it.

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Yeeha! What happened next?


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09-06-2020 01:57 PM
Luke95 I broke it.

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09-06-2020 01:52 PM
pdcomm
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Figure the hitch will be 2 different shades of black but don't care.
Artistic license .
09-06-2020 09:57 AM
Ralph77 As promised.
Another exciting shot of POR 15 drying. LOL.
I just hit the problem areas and dry brushed a bunch more of it.
Figure the hitch will be 2 different shades of black but don't care.
09-06-2020 08:08 AM
Ralph77 So I decided to use the Eastwood Internal Frame Coating in the tubes of the hitch.
Cause I had it lying around.
Spayed in there without the wand, let it run down the sides, and puddle up at the bottom.
Figure give the puddle at the bottom a bit to work its way into any crevices and whatnot.
Hit it with the wand to insure coverage, hung it upside down, and let the excess drip out.
Do the same with the other side after the paint dries for a bit.
And don't worry.
I will not forget to post that exciting shot of POR 15 drying as promised when I get to that part. LOL.
09-05-2020 10:01 PM
OCDXJ Got the new headlights today (Rampage H4) and I can finally see down the road and got the fogs working those help also.
Then I spent a couple hours with a flashlight just going over everything.
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