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Green Hell...the Never Ending Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by johneyboy03, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Happy Monday to everyone.

    I had a good week-end to test out my spring modifications. I had couple's problem that were easy to fix.

    First of all , I had a problem with the electric connection at my rear locker. I have to take off the wire from the watertight connector. I did put it back together and wasn't able to make a good connection. I found the problem when I was kind of stuck and noticed that one wheel was not turning in the back. I ended up taking off the waterproof connector and I put in a heat shrink connector for a permanent fix.

    Also i had a little problem with my winch that has been solved rapidly. I have a remote switch that I use on my shifter for winter plowing. I just rolled it under the dash and it was making a short so it disable the winch.

    My biggest issue came when I got out the trail on saturday, my engine was running right when i was cruising down but as soon i was giving it throttle it didn't want to take it. So yesterday morning I took an inspection on my fuel system. I have a washable fuel filter, check it out and clean it. When I put it back I noticed a loose nut on the positive wire of the fuel pump. Fuel pump was really noisy prior to this, but I first thought it was normal since I replaced the first pump with my spare one to get rid of that noise without any change. Tightening down the wire solves the problem. No more noise and the engine is now working fine.

    So on the good side, I'm really happy about my regear and my front electric locker.

    I was struggling about putting money on a dana 300 swap but now i don't think i need it anymore. I have more control on the wheel speed and I'm able to do technical climbs where you need more torque than speed.

    As for the front locker, I really enjoy it, especially on the tight corner in the woods. Somewhere I used to reverse 1-2 times to complete the turn, now I just go forward and I make all the turns right away.

    Now as much as my post is named " The never ending project " from now on i have almost everything i could have thought of since i bought the jeep. The 5.3 engine and auto transmission was never in my mind about this project, I have thought of it, if I ever went to a CJ6 body size but this project is more and more uncertain....
     

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  2. May 31, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    So i had a great tome last week-end doing some mud drag. Jeep was competitive and i aint broke nothing this time.

    In the V8 class with some modification i ended up on fourth place out of 16 competitor. The top five was very close. My better time was 6.200 sec and the winner (the green C10) had a 5.960 sec time

     
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  3. May 31, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

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    Nice! That thing launches!
     
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  4. Jun 1, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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  5. Jun 1, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Yes, the last run with the C10 was a realy good one. I'm really happy with the jeep, the hard work pay off :)
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2022
    Muzikp

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    That was awesome! I'm assuming the smaller tires you are running are good for this kind of race?
     
  7. Jun 14, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    i have my trail tire (36 12.5r15 tsl bias). The only thing i work out to help is to remove the rear spare tire.

    I have tought about removing the front bumper and winch but i ended up too lazy to work it out ahah
     
  8. Aug 9, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Hi guy's , time for some update on the never ending project.

    First of all, i'm in love with my electric locker. I can now turn in the trail...(being welded all around was making turn really hard) Can wait to gave it a trial this winter in the snow now that it will be safe to run it on the road.

    The new gears (3.73 to 4.56) in the axle is just good. I was struggling to crawl obstacles when stopped, now i can more easily control the crawling. I still could have a use for the dana 300 laying around but for the moment it will take the dust in a corner of the garage. I will need to ride the jeep in snow before doing a move on the transfert swap.

    Here's a little picture of last week trail.

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    Also....i was going round in the garage and i stumble over a little stripp of led green that i didnt use. The little boy in me that always like to play with lightning couldn't resist some mock-up....

    I did work some idea....still in work since i need more led strip....

    I ouly have a 12" stripp so not able to make a complete halo...

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    Also i like the green light over tire and suspension

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    More to come :p
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    So many idea ahah

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    i know myself...i will endend up doing the fender, the grill and the halo :p
     
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  10. Aug 10, 2022
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Nominated for the next calendar :)
     
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  11. Aug 11, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Receive my 5m of led strip.

    I have passenger fender and headlight done.

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    I really like the look with the headlight on

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    Put a mirror effect so i can have an idea of final look

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  12. Aug 11, 2022
    Lockman

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    Pretty Bad A** there, johneyboy. I'm with Howard though......The classic grill lit up is Cool.
     
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  13. Aug 11, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Ahah thank you :p

    I know it's a little childish but i'm having fun doing it. I don't have anything to work on the jeep so it keep me entertain :p
     
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  14. Aug 11, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    [QUOTE=" Fireball [/QUOTE]

    As Fireball stated in his post.....you have to empty the tool chest for a simple job.....like installing led strip

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  15. Aug 11, 2022
    Fireball

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    As Fireball stated in his post.....you have to empty the tool chest for a simple job.....like installing led strip

    View attachment 79655 [/QUOTE]

    Yep, that's about right.
     
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    blalp!

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    I dig the green LEDs! More is better!(y)

    I did something similar over the A arms of my sled (also in green).:D
     
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  17. Aug 12, 2022
    Ol Fogie

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    I like the ''one eye'' look, kinda like a pirate. I bet 47v6 likes this!
     
  18. Aug 12, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Did finish putting the strip yesterday. I like the result. Just need to hook it to something in the dash :p ( i run them trought a 12v charger for the moment)

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  19. Aug 12, 2022
    homersdog

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    It is starting to look like a neon sign for St. Pauli's girl beer.
     
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