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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-14-2021, 10:17 AM
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Posted By torkman1983
On the frame where I really wanted to ensure a...

On the frame where I really wanted to ensure a strong permanent solution, I used Nutserts and then spot welded the top edges of the insert. I then ground it down a bit. Super strong and no need to...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-13-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By torkman1983
I used speaker cloth behind the speaker grills so...

I used speaker cloth behind the speaker grills so you cannot see the speakers and then used the Bluetooth amp I listed above and mounted it behind dash. I did it in such a way that the single volume...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-12-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By torkman1983
I bought this unit. It is the size of a deck of...

I bought this unit. It is the size of a deck of cards. You can turn it on and put volume at max and then mount it behind dash out of sight. Speakers connect directly and it just needs pwr and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-07-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By torkman1983
Nutsert. Had some similar issues. Nusert nuts go...

Nutsert. Had some similar issues. Nusert nuts go in from outside and can take 100 lbs torque.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-29-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By torkman1983
Yep, that's the one. The spring actually goes...

Yep, that's the one. The spring actually goes over the entire arm and not through the bottom hole. The pin (above) then goes through both top and bottom holes and keeps spring from sliding off.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-29-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By torkman1983
Some original pics of 83 spring installed.

Some original pics of 83 spring installed.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-28-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,520
Posted By torkman1983
I fabricated a steel brace from 3/16 sheet,...

I fabricated a steel brace from 3/16 sheet, powder coated it, and mounted it with another flat steel piece under fender where top bolts go through. Here is a few pics of the brace I made. Works well.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-28-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By torkman1983
What year Jeep? My 83 looks just like that and...

What year Jeep? My 83 looks just like that and the square end fits inside/behind mounting bolt snd curved end towards driver over an arm. It goes on the clutch lever inside cab. Earlier models...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-28-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By torkman1983
Are you installing the sleeve inside the joint...

Are you installing the sleeve inside the joint and tightening it per FSM?
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-19-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,079
Posted By torkman1983
Finally finished the top and doors. Top came out...

Finally finished the top and doors. Top came out great. I used Rustoleum Bediner on outside of top and light gray paint on inside. Replaced the light with an LED 4 inch strip and put on a new lens...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-19-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By torkman1983
Using chemicals will be very messy. I had it on...

Using chemicals will be very messy. I had it on the underside of my tub. Found that using an air chisel with a flat end worked really well. Just have to be careful to keep chisel flat enough so it...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-13-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,164
Posted By torkman1983
You may have covered this and I missed it. But...

You may have covered this and I missed it. But could the axel perches be welded to wide? In you first pics it clearly looked like the springs are being forced outward at the rear shackle mount. Have...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-12-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By torkman1983
Great advice. I can get the uhaul car trailer...

Great advice. I can get the uhaul car trailer for 418 bucks. Seems like a no brainer at this point. Thank for all your help!!!
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-11-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By torkman1983
Tow Bar options, round bumper, shackle reversal

I am taking my Jeep from Texas to Idaho which is about 1800 miles. Pulling with my 2020 Tundra. The Jeep has the round front bumper and shackle reversal. Do not see a way to connect a tow bar...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-06-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By torkman1983
Pics will help in determining value.

Pics will help in determining value.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-06-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By torkman1983
Yes, that’s it. I followed another thread that...

Yes, that’s it. I followed another thread that suggested an additional spring that helps ensure the rod cannot come off the fork. Easy DYI. Looks like this.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-03-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By torkman1983
Better!

Better!
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-02-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By torkman1983
LMAO! You are correct. I have 50 miles on the...

LMAO! You are correct. I have 50 miles on the Jeep since restored. Wonder how many other things I’ll discover like that? It seemed to drive great and did not interfere with steering. I’ll turn it...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-02-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By torkman1983
I have found through restoring many cars through...

I have found through restoring many cars through the years that starters are so easy to remove and replace that there is little need to buy an expensive one. I but the auto parts store reman and have...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-02-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By torkman1983
I have a rust free no welds Jeep. I used no...

I have a rust free no welds Jeep. I used no Monstaliner on interior floors. It is textured but smooth (contains no rubber pieces). I like it better than paint. It does not scratch or chip. Super easy...
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