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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:36 PM   #341
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I'm not sure how I feel about that plow, but that hard top is
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:39 PM   #342
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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.
If ya need help let me know, but there better be food involved
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:57 PM   #343
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If ya need help let me know, but there better be food involved
I can arrange food not a problem, may not be as good as what I was fed though, not much home cooking here anymore

I will be throwing a spot weld on the column to hold it where I have it too, no rubbing right now .

The portable garages are on sale black Friday... I will be there extremely early. I'll probably set it up Friday, then figure out how to seal up the trans tunnel, and change the oil pan gasket. I didn't see any trans/t-case leaks so we should be good there!
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:57 PM   #344
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #345
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Some things about early CJ's the hard way......

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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. Welcome to the world of locked earlies. If your lucky you'll probably be able to tune the steering in to where it handles like a scalded dog.

A tire was low, so when I gassed it it behaved funny under acceleration, its harder to turn locked,... See above

.....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. That sticky backed foam tape they sell at Home Depot works good for getting rid of rattles.

Too damn long of list to do yet.....and as you cross one off the top, you add another onto the bottom of that list.

.........at least I will get my new portable garage this weekend so I can work under cover if it starts to snow on me. Keep any salamander heaters away from the walls

I think I also need to get some turnouts for the exhaust, with the top on I get more fumes inside now. Yup, they need to be at least even with the side of the body to keep the fumes out and properly give two inch 'circle' leg tattoos
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #346
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Mike I <3 you and hate you for hooking me on these
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Old November 30th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #347
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Got my steering fixed, bought a big tool box for the back to hold all my winch tools etc, just have to figure out how to mount it.

Need to wire in the radio, and secure it, fix my spare tire mount, change the oil pan gasket, and pad my seat.

I also need to pray it will fit in the new portable garage to work... the damn hard top is a couple inches too tall.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 11:39 AM   #348
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It will cost a little more but you could lay down some 4"x6" under the sides.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:09 PM   #349
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It will cost a little more but you could lay down some 4"x6" under the sides.
Making my wife stand there with a push broom to hold the door up is free
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Old December 1st, 2009, 09:28 PM   #350
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 07:34 PM   #351
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Got a tool box to hold my winch stuff and tools, just need to attach it into place. A little cramped in there, need to drop the oil pan yet, and put the door latches on. Ugh.





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Old December 5th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #352
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #353
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Pulled the oil pan tonight to change the gasket, then ran out of brakleen and kerosene for the heater... I will have to put it back on another day.

Amazingly enough, with the way I have abused this poor jeep last year at Snowfari there were NO metal shavings in the oil. There was a small pebble though... weird.








Amazing.. a bullet heater in a portable garage when it is 18-19* outside.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #354
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Only one pebble! Good air filtrataion system
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Old December 20th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #355
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Only one pebble! Good air filtrataion system
Funny you say that, I tried to put a bigger better air cleaner on it, and I can't without making a cowl induction hood Anything I put under there is 1/2-3/4" taller then what I have and hits the hood.

Fixed the pan gasket, then found out that the biggest part of the oil leak was coming from the oil pressure sending unit that worked itself loose.

Went and played in the snow last night, in 4wd it drifts nice with the locked rear end, very controlled until you let off the throttle

Both doors latch now, and started loading tools. I am thinking of changing the plug wires before Snowfari, I am trying to figure out where all the noise is coming from in my CB. All I know is Snowfari is going to be interesting not being able to see shit. This hardtop has more blindspots then ANYTHING I have ever driven.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #356
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Oops... glad I got the plowing done before I left...







I wiped out my rear quaters too but forgot to take pictures. We shouldn't have moved the axle back that extra inch Bent both rear springs too.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #357
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Time for those 0-1" Rancho double military wrap springs!
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #358
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Time for those 0-1" Rancho double military wrap springs!
Except I have a 2 or 3" lift

I think I am going to take it to Beatty Spring in Flint and see if I can get both front main leaves replaced. I bent both rear main leaves too, so I don't know yet.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #359
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curious, how did you bend your springs?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #360
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curious, how did you bend your springs?
Spring wrap in the rear, same thing caused the front last year. The front spring broke where it got bent last year.

Weird thing is it survived all day, then broke while flat towing it home.
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