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Old February 22nd, 2008, 06:03 PM   #81
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glad that axles working for ya better then it did a backyard ornament.

looking good jacob/adam
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 07:07 PM   #82
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:03 PM   #83
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Clearance of the rockstomper H1 Arm on the knuckle to wheel, found a snafu that may cost me a bit... just not sure how much yet as it depends on if I can find a stock F250 tie rod or not. The tie rod I had that was good has the wrong taper on the ends (from a 77 LP axle) and my other 78 tie rod the long side end is completely shit. If I can't find a used tie rod for now I will just ante up for my high steer early.

Second snafu -- I have to run a spacer under the arm. The Rockstomper arm must have one when used in an SOA application -- my fault, oops. This snafu is a much cheaper one to deal with. The arm is dead even with my springs.





I was also slightly worried about the hub sticking out too far because of the HUGE offset of the H1 wheels, so Adam (99GrandTJ) and I installed the new ball joints and greased the wheel bearings and installed the drivers side knuckle and new (to me) lockout. The lockout is flush with the face of the tire, not ideal, but WAY better then I expected.

Yes I will paint the wheels, but more important stuff to do right now.




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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:02 PM   #84
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We worked all day, but finally got the OBA re-plumbed. This is MUCH better. The connections at the front and rear are SOLID and do not move at all. Though I would like to replace the rear one with a solid brass one. This one jams easy it seems. When Adam built the regulator assembly he also added a air hookup under the hood that is more protected as a fail safe, all three can't fail right? I have to buy clamp mounts to attach the air lines to the frame rail, add an air cleaner, and it will be done.

I also would recommend if you haven't pull your inner fenders out on the rear and scrap them. I pulled the passenger side out and there was wet mud in there still from LAST July! The jeep has been under cover for a month or two now, and hasn't been driven in 6 months it still wasn't dry. It is now starting to rust in that area. This is shown in the last pic.
















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Old February 23rd, 2008, 10:38 PM   #85
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looks great, should be a great wheelin rig
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Old February 24th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #86
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I tried to return my fried Optima under warranty and Sears stopped carrying Optimas. Probably because they are POS's. I upgraded to the new Die Hard Platinum. It is supposed to be more vibration resistant, faster recovery when drained, more deep cycleish etc... and it is a 4 year replacement on it. Only cost me $50 after the credit from the Optima.

I also tested the OBA and all works perfect. The new output hose doesn't even heat up, at least not for the 5-10 minutes it was running.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:48 PM   #87
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Spromart has it all!!

1 NIB Bikini top for the CJ2A

1 Big Bore J20 Steering box with the pitman arm I needed

2 CJ wiper arms

1 Tie rod (that I probably will modify to use as a spare)

Then a $20 credit at AZ got me my ball joints and a different Battery hold down -- the factory one pisses me off.

and next week I am hoping to have my knuckle back, and this week my SYE should be here.

I need to order my steering spacer from rockstomper though

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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:01 PM   #88
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where did you get all your interior guages at, i need to buy all
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 11:13 PM   #89
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #90
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FINALLY, my Super Short SYE that was "In Stock and Ready to ship" on the 25th of February finally arrived.

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Old March 12th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #91
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Got a LOT done tonight,

Adam pulled my old PS box,

I installed the SYE

IT IS BACK ON ALL FOUR WHEELS!

Installed the passenger knuckle and the tie rod, and checked wheel to tie rod clearances.









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Old March 31st, 2008, 06:39 PM   #92
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I been waiting for this spacer to be made and the long 5/8" stud kit to arrive for 2 weeks now... Finally can start getting the steering together... The spacer and H1 arm are a tight fit, so the caliper bracket/spacer will need some clearancing, it is shifting the spacer just enough the rear stud won't go in.

As soon as I put this stuff on and install my power steering box I can get my drag link installed.







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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #93
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Got a LOT more done today, ordered my calipers, started shortening the rear driveshaft, installed the front driveshaft, welded up the skidplate, installed the skidplate, partially welded in the drivers floor, installed the big bore J20 box

Need:
Brake pads, plumb brake lines, new rag joint for the steering arm, drag link, finish floor, paint, shorten rear shackles and re-gear the front axle. Then worry about some anti-wrap bar for the rear.











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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #94
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needs more WB
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No it doesn't, This is exactly what I want. It will not get stretched and comp cut. I HATE the look of comp cuts and I would like to keep this streetable somewhat. It will get lowered in the rear when the rear shackles get re-done. The only thing it may get is flatfenders next year. The springs should settle in some more too.

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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #96
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looks a lot different from when I saw it last summer!

Looking good!
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Old April 11th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #97
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Took delivery of some more parts... a few compliments of Spromart...

New Calipers


J20 PS hoses and steering shaft, brake pads, brake lines, and fluids



I may be able to move this thing around tomorrow if Adam and I rig up a temporary drag link

Adam has taken over the neighbors garage though for the time being... I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow..... :tonka:

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no it doesn't it needs more Cowbell
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Absolutely nothing went right today, broken tools, broken brake line, missing parts, AHHHH

All we have to show for working from 10:30-~4 is the front brakes mounted, and the front brake lines installed.

NEVER EVER EVER buy torx bits from Autozone. Piles of garbage.

My one pic for today.

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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #100
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NEVER EVER EVER buy torx bits from Autozone. Piles of garbage.
I feel the need to stress that point. They're total junk, I bought 3 sets when I parted out 2 Jeeps last year before I realized I needed to buy real stuff.

I feel your pain.
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