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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:29 AM   #321
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Are you swapping out the D18? An AMC 20 is centered.
Im running a 4sp GM sm465 tranny adapted to a dana 300 t-case which puts me on center.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #322
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They are ok on dry roads, but road driving an early CJ with a rear spool or full locking rear diff on snow/ice covered roads is not fun, especially roads with patchy ice. I think we got up to 30 MPH on our ride back to the hotel from the trail at last years SnoFari.......and that was scary. We would hit a patch of ice and do a lane change without moving the steering wheel, just ask Danimal what it was like It was bad enough that the 8 will now be getting an ARB in the rear instead of a Detroit.
The only road time this thing sees is dry pavement in summer, and Snowfari in winter. It just is not practical as it is setup to drive it in winter. Though even open the thing had a tendency to whip around on me if I was screwing around on wet or icy pavement.

We will see though, I can always yank the spiders out if I don't like it.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:59 AM   #323
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The only road time this thing sees is dry pavement in summer, and Snowfari in winter. It just is not practical as it is setup to drive it in winter. Though even open the thing had a tendency to whip around on me if I was screwing around on wet or icy pavement.

We will see though, I can always yank the spiders out if I don't like it.
You said pactical when referring to an early CJ
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #324
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You said pactical when referring to an early CJ
It has been very practical as a DD in summer for me... This year it didn't get much use, but I really didn't go anywhere. But I also work it like the dog it is too. It has towed some loads and drug stuff around that it shouldn't have been
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Old November 15th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #325
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More... I have to work on the doors a bit, man are they jacked up. The windows have to be installed in the top as well. Adam and I worked all day on installing the top, what we thought was going to be an easy task.





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Old November 15th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #326
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it looks badass
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #327
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looks sweet with the hard top.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #328
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Nice hard top

You forgot to paint the red & blue stripes on it...... and please deliver my mail by noon, thanks
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Old November 16th, 2009, 08:53 PM   #329
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You forgot to paint the red & blue stripes on it...... and please deliver my mail by noon, thanks
It was mentioned We should stay warmer this year as long as I can keep the doors shut, the latches are broken, and not even close to lining up. I put a gate latch on the drivers door to test it out, I think it will work.

Can you tell what is going to happen to the top in the following pictures







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Old November 17th, 2009, 06:02 AM   #330
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It looks like you found another classic "barn find" wth the plow and hard top installed.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #331
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It looks like you found another classic "barn find" wth the plow and hard top installed.
My neighbor thought I drug another toy home
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Old November 17th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #332
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that came out great! top looks sweet.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #333
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It also appears you guys are prepping the top for paint
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Old November 17th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #334
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I told him to polish it (it is aluminum)
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Old November 17th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #335
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and who said you cant polish a terd

are you guys leaving the plow on for snofari?
if so I dont know if I should be behind you and have all the fun taken out of the trail or be in front of you and risk getting asspacked by that thing cause I seen the way you drive
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and who said you cant polish a terd

are you guys leaving the plow on for snofari?
if so I dont know if I should be behind you and have all the fun taken out of the trail or be in front of you and risk getting asspacked by that thing cause I seen the way you drive
The plow will be coming off It only takes about 5 minutes... besides I don't want to be doing 'stopies' all day

What are you trying to say about my driving I should need less skinny pedal this year as the rear is locked, the bad thing is I have ever only wheeled with an LS at most. I know I am hoping to not have to hammer down quite so much, but hey - I wasn't at the end of a winch line once for being that close to the front of the pack. I did take a strap twice though.

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Your such a fibber. You know it looks like shit compared to yours
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 07:12 PM   #337
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Daylight shots finally. Actually the first time I saw it myself in the daylight lol.







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if you tint the two windshields right could you wheel in 3D cause that would be wicked cool man
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Looks great. I want a hard top now.
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Well I popped the plow blade, and extra windshield frame off and took it to the pharmacy and it drives like a misbehaved tuna can with a loose lid. - even after adjusting the steering so it doesn't have any snags.

A tire was low, so when I gassed it it behaved funny under acceleration, its harder to turn locked, the damn top rattles like a mofo.

Found one of them, and it was the CB antenna hitting the top, the other is the door tops, I need to get the latches on those yet.

Too damn long of list to do yet, at least I will get my new portable garage this weekend so I can work under cover if it starts to snow on me.

I think I also need to get some turnouts for the exhaust, with the top on I get more fumes inside now.
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