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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-16-2021, 11:38 AM
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Theres a guy in Dallas with a backyard full of...

Theres a guy in Dallas with a backyard full of JK/JL takeoff wheels with brand new tires. 300 dollars will get you a full set.

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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-06-2021, 09:53 AM
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Views: 2,314
Posted By downs
If you're happy with the way it runs I'd leave...

If you're happy with the way it runs I'd leave the carb alone and maybe just upgrade the ignition to something electronic. I had a 232 with the Carter carb on it for a little bit and was very happy...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
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Glad I still run 235s lol. 75 dollars a tire for...

Glad I still run 235s lol. 75 dollars a tire for Cooper ATs. Right at 100 dollars for some heavy sidewall Indonesian made tire. I can get MTs for about the same price if I shop around. For now...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-02-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By downs
I'm running 10 degrees on my 304 equipped 76 CJ5...

I'm running 10 degrees on my 304 equipped 76 CJ5 with all the emissions stuff deleted. Runs great.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-02-2021, 09:48 PM
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Posted By downs
On my brother's CJ7 Finished up the carb...

On my brother's CJ7

Finished up the carb rebuild yesterday and dropped it on this morning, replaced the plugs, wire, cap and rotor. Fired up and ran great. later in the day I replaced the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-31-2021, 08:11 AM
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Did you build it to be easily removable? Thought...

Did you build it to be easily removable? Thought of building something similar but like hauling the kids too so need something I can remove as needed.

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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-15-2021, 03:26 PM
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Posted By downs
Yesterday I got the wifey to help test fit an...

Yesterday I got the wifey to help test fit an ACME hard top that I drove 400 miles round trip in the XJ to pickup in Houston.

Needs a lot of cleaning plus one hole and a few small cracks patched...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   05-15-2021, 03:18 PM
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Posted By downs
Used it yesterday for a 400 mile round trip to...

Used it yesterday for a 400 mile round trip to pickup a hardtop and doors for th3 CJ5 then replaced the radiator this morning when I realized on the way back from that it woulnt stay cool.
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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-29-2021, 09:00 AM
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Posted By downs
Not on my Jeeps but got the Red CJ drivable and...

Not on my Jeeps but got the Red CJ drivable and got my brother's CJ7 running but it's leaking from the accelerator pump, I also pulled the interior out of the CJ7, my brother wants to run with no...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-29-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By downs
I put off buying one until I got the old wiring...

I put off buying one until I got the old wiring harness out and saw the damage a few previous owners had done to it and decided that spending the 800 dollar was preferable to trying to build my own...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-29-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,321
Posted By downs
Sounds like one of the previous owners put what...

Sounds like one of the previous owners put what many call a "Chatterbox" pump in there, it sounds like it name implies it will. One of the previous owners put the same in my 76 CJ5 and I converted...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-29-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By downs
I use the biggest VIAIR you can get that still...

I use the biggest VIAIR you can get that still plugs into a 12v oulet, 85P I believe, any larger and they have to be clipped to the battery which is honestly a good option as well. Other cheaper...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-23-2021, 02:45 PM
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Posted By downs
Been computerless for a few days so haven't been...

Been computerless for a few days so haven't been able to update.

On my 76 CJ5 I removed the top for the rest of the year and replaced it with a Bikini top, converted it back from an electric fuel...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-10-2021, 11:34 AM
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Posted By downs
Woke up this morning and dropped off the wheels...

Woke up this morning and dropped off the wheels and tires fro the M416 trailer, then went home and installed a hitch on the CJ then drove back and picked up the tires when they were ready.
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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-09-2021, 11:16 AM
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Posted By downs
Used the XJ to flat tow another project home. ...

Used the XJ to flat tow another project home. This one isn't mine but a local shop is farming it out to me for side work because their work backlog is so extensive right now they feel they can't...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-08-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,208
Posted By downs
AFAIK Those are only built to collapse in the...

AFAIK Those are only built to collapse in the event of a collision. Not be adjustable.

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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,208
Posted By downs
I got one of their HD shafts (Crown) and it's...

I got one of their HD shafts (Crown) and it's seemed solid and well built when I got it. Now I'm going to do an early inspection for wear lol.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-07-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By downs
There were a lot of cool export Jeeps or Jeeps...

There were a lot of cool export Jeeps or Jeeps made under license in other countries. South America has a slew load of cool Jeeps we never saw in the US.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-07-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27,524
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Posted By downs
Heard some pretty bad squealing/grumbling coming...

Heard some pretty bad squealing/grumbling coming from the accessory drive on the CJ. Thought my brand new waterpump was on it's way out already. Got home and got out the stethoscope because the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-07-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By downs
Like Kilrain mentioned it's the side couplers...

Like Kilrain mentioned it's the side couplers engaging/disengaging. It's much more noticeable on vehicles with short wheelbases like our CJs. It's another reason I run lunchbox front open rear on...
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