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Old September 4th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #1481
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I have to finsih up some non truck related projects around the home front (thanks for the trailer stuff) and then I start On-call friday until the following friday. so i'll be down and out until the following weekend. however after that i should be ready to wheel so long as I can source a couple driveshafts before then.


Hopefully this storm dont put too much of a hamper on your timeline.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #1482
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are those arrows on the pockets pointing to something special !

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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #1483
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pointing to the sweet spot.

Yeah raining like hell today but now all sunny, but have to go pick up some wood for a deck I have to build for buddy. Then got called back to work for Thursday and Friday most likely so not going to have my dedicated time that I though I would have but I still say be running this weekend.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #1484
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u goona make it to r&v the 28-30 got about 10 + ppl going as of now?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #1485
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u goona make it to r&v the 28-30 got about 10 + ppl going as of now?
Possibly as we have to head down state to swap out rides. Getting rid of durango for a 2000 xj and 93ish old style half ton dodge pickup[tow rig]. Not sure yet but would like to take the new drivetrain out for a good break in. Still have the fortys yet as well. Which brings up me needing a steering box brace, know anyone that has one?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #1486
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up all night soldering wires to make a plug and play harness between the XJ HO dash harness and the MJ renix body harness. We should be good to go. so back to jeep to paint engine bay weld up steering box area on frame, reinforce and start installing engine wiring then enigne by tomorrow night hopefully.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #1487
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Sounds like your making good head way. Your the man!! Best of luck.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #1488
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Default Beginning of 95 XJ H.O. install in the 89 MJ.

Got a good woman if she'll let you do jeep wiring in bed.

I think I understand wiring alot better now. Had help with harness from this link... XJ dash harness to rear MJ harness wiring

So got the dash in and heater, So worked on the steering wheel as in 95 they use a better steering column so the mounting is different vs the later 89 MJ column.
this was the 95 XJ mount notice smaller mounting bolts as well as it is an inch closer to the fire wall. So you can drill out all the spot welds and weld it back on you firewall easy enough, or just weld on new bracket on the column as the 95 XJ column has all the electronics by the wheel and wires run external of the column not internal like the 89 MJ.



buddy making the welding look easy.



mounted and make it look good.



got the carpet in and center console, little trim work left then seats.


So then got the steering box frame section reinforced up a bit and have a steering box brace on its way and will be getting a JCR Offroad steering box inner spacer just cause I dont feel like making one of those up. So after getting that welded up the woman went to town and painted the engine bay with some rust stopper paint and I will go over everything again with some black paint.



and this bottom part will be the start of a box skid like you see on a YJ/TJ.




So tomorrow check list is degrease engine and trans and change remain seal and valvecover gasket, then need to replace the headed as it has been welded once and is majorly cracked again so need to just replace it for decent on to hold me over till I hit the lottery and get me a borla setup. ;) and then hopefully get the brackets switched out on the seat and get them installed. Then should have engine harness installed in engine bay as well.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #1489
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Looking good man, what are you going to do when you go wheeling and nothing on your rig breaks? And how am I going to find you on the trails without that blue cloud of smoke following you everywhere?
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Old September 26th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #1490
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cause if I dont break I will be able to keep leading you around all day and get at you on the CB! -over- big 10-4!

wiring in and column to gear box is in, engine pulled ready to clean up and replace leaky seals. then swap on replacement header.



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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #1491
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well ran into some issues with header and intake removal, so in light of it going to do some preventive maintenance and just have the head fluxed and machined. Cleaned up a little today and got some stuff out of the way. so to machine shop tomorrow and get back next week so now being as I have some time going to swap seat brackets and get seats in and cab buttoned up. DO remain seal and auto trans filter. and steering brace came in so install that as well.







rig got some sunshine today. getting close oh so close!


tcase back on and ready to drop in tomorrow.


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Old September 28th, 2012, 05:47 AM   #1492
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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:03 AM   #1493
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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #1494
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so I can make up some popcorn for my co-driver out on the trail. Got keep them happy.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #1495
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Mmmmm, popcorn.

That interior is looking mighty nice.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #1496
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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #1497
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BoB! Bring your Own Butter!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #1498
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got a little more down today. down to the little shit and swapping the seats.






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Old September 30th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #1499
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She fired right up Alive again with a new breath of air!
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New shoes for the rig.
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