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Old April 22nd, 2019, 08:17 AM   #41
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Iíve been looking for a set of used paddles off and on since I got the baby Jeep and finally found the right deal. We made an early morning trip to the east side of the state yesterday and picked these. Going up to Silver Lake on the 11th to give them a try :)

Iím looking for a set of aluminum 15x10 or 15x12 wheels 5x5.5 bolt pattern. If anyoneís something decent please let me know.








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Did you happen to pick these up in Fenton with the Ranger part out? I picked up the Beard seats and noticed those there. Looked nice! Good prices on all of his parts for sale. Glad they went to good use if you did!
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Old April 22nd, 2019, 09:40 AM   #42
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Did you happen to pick these up in Fenton with the Ranger part out? I picked up the Beard seats and noticed those there. Looked nice! Good prices on all of his parts for sale. Glad they went to good use if you did!

I did and Iím really glad I only had enough cash with me for the tires. Everything he had was good quality and great prices!!


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I called up Bassett over in Wisconsin and had them put together a pair of 15x12 beadlocks. Really good people to deal with and I received them a day after they were built.

Me and my son went to the dunes on Saturday with the paddles and had a blast running 2WD all day. The short wheelbase and crappy short leaf springs make for a rough ride on the dunes so Iím thinking of ways to make it better :)

It was also prerunner invasion so there were a ton of cool trucks to watch.




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Old May 13th, 2019, 07:07 PM   #45
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Paddle tires are fun in 2wd but I got bored with always having to roar around on the rev limiter. They don't crawl worth a shit.
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Old May 14th, 2019, 09:17 AM   #46
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Paddle tires are fun in 2wd but I got bored with always having to roar around on the rev limiter. They don't crawl worth a shit.


You think they donít crawl well?? They are even worse in reverse, lol. I actually donít mind bouncing off the rev limiter, but I know what mean. I think with some suspension upgrades I can get some speed going too. Weíll see how things go.

Just realized I missed the pic of the tires mounted. Iím pretty happy with them.




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The problem for me is that I would go to the dunes with our normal group of trail rigs. While they were putting up a hill, I had to blast up it and then wait for them. Fun for sure with the right group.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 03:46 AM   #48
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Does anyone know a good source for a small current/electric pass-thru like this? Iím working on some ideas for my fuel pump/tank. Thanks




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Old May 15th, 2019, 11:15 AM   #50
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Can I ask you what those beadlocks set you back? I too have a set of paddles I need to get mounted up.
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Old September 22nd, 2019, 03:13 PM   #52
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I guess it has been a bit since I updated... Mostly we just enjoyed it for the summer and drove 2500 miles, it was a blast. I did not have any breakdowns or unexpected repairs to make so that was nice. We went to the dunes three times this summer and had fun but those paddle tires always leave me wanting more HP. They do okay and all but another 100HP would really make them work.

I never could get the brake pedal to come up and due to available time I went ahead and bought a CJ power brake conversion kit. The price was reasonable, the fit was good and I had it installed with brakes bled in less than two hours. I also moved the battery from behind the rear seat to under the hood. I also swapped out the cowl hood for a stock hood.

Beside paint, I have a few things I would like to do this winter if time and money allows... Iím trying to finish my sonís CJ build this winter too, the goal is to have his on the road in the spring.












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I like the stock hood better. Looks like you're enjoying the new ride!
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wheres the yellow?
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I like the stock hood better. Looks like you're enjoying the new ride!

Thanks, we really are enjoying it.

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Working through a few improvements... the previous owner had installed a YJ tank which functioned for the LS swap but had some issues.
1. It was a really tight fit between the CJ frame and didnít look like it belonged there.
2. The original YJ fill/vent lines (opposite side) were capped and new lines were drilled into the tank... the lines leaked if the tank was over half full.

I picked up all new stock 15 gallon metal CJ tank, skid plate, straps and sending unit then reworked the lines to 3/8 feed and 5/16 return with a new Walbro 255 in the tank. I also installed some bulkhead power connectors to pass thru. The space to use on the sending unit is limited but it all worked out pretty good and Iím happy with it.

Edit: the fuel lines on the last pic are temporary for testing. The lines will all have AN connectors.






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Wiring harness... I started out thinking I would make a couple minor improvements including switching the ECM from passenger to driverís side along with adding a relay center. This project quickly spiraled out of control. It looks like the previous owner purchased the harness somewhere but the quality of workmanship was really poor. I am honestly shocked this thing ran all summer with no issues.

Problems:
1. No regard for circuit design on the pink wires.
2. Deadheaded wires poking out of the harness and covered in tape.
3. Butt spice connectors everywhere that were not properly applied.
4. Wire nuts used as connectors.
5. An excessive number of relays with no regard to design.

I spent a couple weeks off and on with this ďquick projectĒ but it turned out really good and will be reliable.

I just need to mount the ECM and tie in the relay box but the relay box is part of an overall wiring upgrade for the entire car.




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I gotta give you credit for tackling that. I HATE wiring, HATE IT!
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Hopefully that pays you back with a summer of no oddball issues that ruin your weekends at the dunes.
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I didn't look at it. Pics are way to big for my screen.
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