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Today 08:42 AM
Camaro187 Finally got my winch mounted and started on fixing bedside.
Yesterday 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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Originally Posted by curtis2010 View Post
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.
09-04-2020 04:12 PM
UKXJ
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Originally Posted by IRISHJEEPXJ View Post
Oh, they definitely rust all right - galvanized or not! I've already replaced all the brake lines. As for the Trans cooler lines Ive already bought some 3/8 kunifer to bend up to replace the rotten lines - but unfortunately as its old stock it has age hardened somewhat. It's not my day it seems...
Do you have a spare set of lines available? I'm from the UK btw but currently in Ireland for the year.
I do remember the sorry state of yours from original piccies - but still surprised. I pulled the lines off my parts XJ in preparation for pulling the trans, so they are, literally, laying around. One's been modified because the quick release connection at the rad. didn't! otherwise, as I recall, they're quite sound but will have a good look over the w/e. Usually get over to the Emerald Isle at least once a year, although that's to the Republic - & I get the impression you're in NI, but not this year, in any event &, as I said, they're not easy things to post - which is why I asked where you were. Still we can worry about that later
09-04-2020 07:50 AM
TheBoogieman
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Lot's of goodies rolling in. I just paid off my last child support payment of my life. Twenty years later. Now it's time to build my Jeep. Ordered 3 inch Zone lift, Rough Country extended brake lines, Rough Country rear bar pin flag nuts for rear shocks, Rough Country Front sway bar Quick Disconnects, Rough Country Adjustable track bar, Rough Country Steering stabilizer, New bushing kit for all my sway bars, new radiator and hoses. Not sure what will be next. I
m thinking 31's BFG Mud terrains and ball joints, tie rod ends. Gotta fix a little death wobble soon too.
09-03-2020 10:17 PM
husker88jeep Lot's of goodies rolling in. I just paid off my last child support payment of my life. Twenty years later. Now it's time to build my Jeep. Ordered 3 inch Zone lift, Rough Country extended brake lines, Rough Country rear bar pin flag nuts for rear shocks, Rough Country Front sway bar Quick Disconnects, Rough Country Adjustable track bar, Rough Country Steering stabilizer, New bushing kit for all my sway bars, new radiator and hoses. Not sure what will be next. I
m thinking 31's BFG Mud terrains and ball joints, tie rod ends. Gotta fix a little death wobble soon too.
09-03-2020 06:55 PM
OCDXJ Nothing special today I did notice the almost local car wash now has an under belly sprayer on wheels so had to go wash off the dust and see if I could clean it up under there works pretty good (the things we come up with to drive a new jeep). Almost forgot it got 3 new wipers and a locking gas cap all the fluids checked again and topped off and went on the hunt for my fog light issue.
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