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Today 03:05 PM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
It is not even the cheap HF one but the next one up.
Had to buy a chuck key, never realized they come in different sizes, and thinking
about buying a machinist vice for it.
Looks like it would be real happy if you treated it to a mess of Naval Jelly .
Today 12:00 PM
Ralph77 Been meaning to show you guys my new, to me, drill press.
Stopped by my buddies house and we were just catching up.
Happen to mention I keeping my eye out for a used bench drill press.
Or even one of those things you can attache a drill too.
For the 4 times in my life it might come in handy.
Was telling him I was thinking about buying the cheap Harbor Freight one
with the gift card from the 6 ton jack stand recall.
He goes you want one? I don't need it. I have a floor one.
It is not even the cheap HF one but the next one up.
Had to buy a chuck key, never realized they come in different sizes, and thinking
about buying a machinist vice for it.
Today 11:21 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by RedJeepster1 View Post
Spent the morning cleaning up the stiffener from yesterday. Just welding up anything I may have missed and grinding some areas smooth where I welded too much. I then stripped, fit, and fully welded the passenger side. I’ll clean that one up tomorrow. For now it’s time for a beer.
See this is what I am talking about.
I couldn't deal with the seat cause the humidity is too high to use the rust converter stuff on those parts I let soak in the Evapo-Rust.
So I decided to flush that tranny cooler I picked up awhile back.
Betting this took me as long to do as what you did. LOL.
I used that Kooler Kleen with the brake line that I showed you guys awhile back.
Didn't notice anything weird come out of it so I am going to take that as a good sign.
Then thinking it was going to sit for awhile before I actually installed it got the bright idea to fill it with tranny fluid.
So I attached a couple hoses, stuck one end in a quart of tranny fluid, and used my vacuum tester/brake bleeder to draw fluid through it from the other hose.
Capped off with a couple bolts and hose clamps.
Blew out all the lines that I took from the donor Jeep with my compressor and taped off the ends.
Don't see me using any of them but figure hold onto them anyway.

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Happy Independence Day everyone!
You and everybody else have a Happy and Safe Independence Day too.
Today 11:05 AM
RedJeepster1 Spent the morning cleaning up the stiffener from yesterday. Just welding up anything I may have missed and grinding some areas smooth where I welded too much. I then stripped, fit, and fully welded the passenger side. Iíll clean that one up tomorrow. For now itís time for a beer. Happy Independence Day everyone!




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Today 04:29 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by RedJeepster1 View Post
I’ll let you know if there’s any difference in how this one drives. This Jeep is strictly a DD as well. It’s my fiancť’s daily.

Plan is to get the other stiffener in this morning. First side took about 3 hours to strip the undercoating and paint and get welded in. Welding was actually the longest part. Sure wish I had a lift.
Yeah let me know. I always figured it would be a good thing even for a DD though.

I know 3 hours to you is a lot of time but when I am putzing around with my Jeep 3 hours of my day is probably spent drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Ah the life of a retiree. LOL.
I have to start spending some time with that Miller 135 I bought a couple years ago.
Been meaning to play with it to see if I could teach myself how to weld.
With what welding I would do it does not have to look pretty. I just need to be able to take a BFH to it and have it hold. MLOL.
Today 04:21 AM
RedJeepster1
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Man you make that look so easy. LOL.

Thinking when I get up there so you could do my suspension going to have you do those too. MLOL.

I always wondered if an XJ would drive better on the street with those.

Being how mine is strictly a DD and all.


Iíll let you know if thereís any difference in how this one drives. This Jeep is strictly a DD as well. Itís my fiancťís daily.

Plan is to get the other stiffener in this morning. First side took about 3 hours to strip the undercoating and paint and get welded in. Welding was actually the longest part. Sure wish I had a lift.


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Today 01:39 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by RedJeepster1 View Post
Finished the first side around lunch today. Iíll work on the second side tomorrow.
Man you make that look so easy. LOL.
Thinking when I get up there so you could do my suspension going to have you do those too. MLOL.
I always wondered if an XJ would drive better on the street with those.
Being how mine is strictly a DD and all.
Yesterday 06:38 PM
RedJeepster1 Finished the first side around lunch today. Iíll work on the second side tomorrow.




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Yesterday 11:00 AM
Officerfriendly Woot woot!
Yesterday 08:59 AM
Ralph77 So I let that piece on the seat soak in the Evapo-Rust for about 24 hours.
And this is already used stuff. You can keep reusing it till it gets black.
I did wire brush it a couple times yesterday after it had been soaking for a bit.
Imagine if I used fresh stuff. Probably would have looked like that in less then half the time.
Going to do the other side now but it is no where near as bad as this side was.
Yesterday 07:34 AM
RedJeepster1 The start of a long day today!






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07-02-2020 03:01 PM
RedJeepster1 After spending some time cleaning up this used trailer hitch this week, I bolted it up to the Jeep tonight. Nice to finally have a tow point on my fiancťís Jeep. Now I just need to put the flush mount LEDís and trailer wiring in the rear bumper, paint, and reinstall.




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07-02-2020 11:41 AM
Ralph77 So I decided to turn my attention to the back seat bottom.
Figure clean it up best I can. Going to get rid of some rust first.
Wired brushed it and going to let is soak in some Evapo-Rust. Using stuff that I have already used.
Depending on how clean it comes out will either spray it real quick with some spray paint or maybe
hit is with some of that rust converter crap.
The front heated seats that came with this rear seat were in pretty good shape.
Never have I seen a back seat trashed this bad and look worse then the front seats. LOL.
07-02-2020 10:39 AM
Ralph77 So since I am running Agate heated seats under the seat covers I decided to use an Agate seat for the back too.
I picked out the worst upper and bottom from the 2 sets I have. One cause I have to cut holes in the upper for the headrest mod.
They are going to be under seat covers anyway so.......
And two cause if I can ever find any Camel heated seats, the color that should be in my '00, I will sell the Agate ones.
Figure sell the nicer back seat with the fronts.

Speaking of which if anybody has any Camel, found in '99 to '01, heated leather seats for sale in really good shape contact me.

So I have never had a problem taking the cover off the upper part until now. The zippers were corroded and frozen.
There are 3. One across the bottom and ones on each side. The bottom I freed up. One side I freed up after soaking it in Evapo-Rust.
The other side I could not get to unzip to save my life. But I was able to get the seat cover off with just unzipping the two.

On another note best I can tell replacing the FM Modulator stopped my 6 CD Changer from kicking in and out like it was so.....
06-29-2020 07:13 PM
shooptube
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Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
What do you suppose a matched pair of early generation 2dr xj doors in good condition are worth?
I sold a pair of manual 2nd gen doors for $400 that had barely any rust.
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