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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Dec 13, 2019
    givemethewillys

    givemethewillys Sponsor

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    I have a brand new comp RV cam (258 maybe)? It was the one that most people recommended about 5 years ago in the "hot dauntless" thread. I just want good general ice cream run performance plus trips up to the blue ridge mountains a few times a year.
     
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  2. Dec 14, 2019
    CJMark

    CJMark Jeeper

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    Forward progress, keep turning nuts and bolts. My personal mantra.

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  3. Dec 14, 2019
    tomasinator

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    I went to lock my hubs this afternoon. One locked pretty easily, but the other one wouldn't turn all the way to lock. It's awkward trying to get leverage on the recessed knob. I didn't want to bark up the knob with pliers, so I looked around my garage for something I could make a Hubber tool out of. I found a piece of PVC and cut a notch. I had to bevel the edge to fit.
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    Works great. It took ten minutes to make, from start to finish.
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  4. Dec 15, 2019
    dozerjim

    dozerjim Member

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    I like it....my fingers are needing help
     
  5. Dec 15, 2019
    Focker

    Focker That's what I do, I know things and I fix stuff. Staff Member 2019 Sponsor

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    Nice thinking.

    Put a T or Elbow on the end for even more leverage.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2019
    Lockman

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    I really Dig your ' Outlaw I's ' . Had the same on my Cherokee, but I couldn't fit :( them on my CJ5. :cool:
     
  7. Dec 15, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

    Maryland
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    Homecoming.
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    Shout out to Geoffrey L for bringing me a new lift cylinder and lending a hand. Went fairly smooth
     
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  8. Dec 15, 2019
    PeteL

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    I put some clips and a cord on a cheap 12 volt LED bar, and hung it under the hood on my YJ with a bungie loop.

    It works as a fixed under-hood light, or can be dismounted and moved around as a work lamp.

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  9. Dec 17, 2019
    homersdog

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    With my full float conversion done, and a certain Colorado trip in the plans for August, I felt I needed to test my 4runner-CJ5 towing set up. It worked excellent! I towed it around town a few miles this afternoon. By the way Toyota V8's are amazing. Sorry Chevy they just are.

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  10. Dec 17, 2019
    Lockman

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    Hello Grant, Question about the Spreader: Do you know if it's a MopHorn Brand ???? I've got a deal goin' on one.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2019
    homersdog

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  12. Dec 18, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I cleaned up the power steering brackets and the pump, going to rebuild the box in the next few days and I may finally get around to putting the power steering on Farm Jeep Willy!
     
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  13. Dec 19, 2019
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Way back when I first bought my CJ, it had no brakes to speak of. Back then I just cleaned up and honed the wheel cylinders, re-using the seals because all the bleeder screws opened up. That was satisfactory for braking power. Each subsequent winter, I'd crack open the bleeders to firm up the pedal for the season. This year when I brought the CJ out of the garage for another winters use a few weeks back, the brake pedal was quite soft and after 2 days of use, it started to pull to the left severely when braking. Last Saturday I finally had a chance to get it on the hoist at work. The LF wheel cylinder bleeder broke off when I tried to open it (one of those 1/4 inch ones), so I replaced the whole cylinder with a new one I had purchased from Rockauto some time ago on one of those closeout deals. I had two LF cylinders on that closeout deal, but no RF cylinders. On the RF, I installed a new seal kit, which was also part of the closeout purchase. Brakes are quite happy again and no more pulling when applying the brakes.
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    Then the ground on the frame needed to be cleaned and greased...
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  14. Dec 19, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Over the last 4 days all installed, antifreeze in no leaks, engine primed 60lbs oil pressure. The original dipstick tube was toast, GeoffreyL fabbed up an excellent copy out of 5/16 steel line with the original bracket while I plied away on radiator and other stuff. Elected to wait until a warmer day as I didn't want to start a new engine at 32 deg. Stay tuned 50 forecast for Sunday..
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  15. Dec 19, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    No way I could wait until Sunday.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2019
    Lockman

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    GodSpeed to you, Rich. Look'n real good, this time around.:study: It Help's to have another head in the game, don't it ? Thanks to GeoffreyL for throw'n in his skills with your's. :beer:
    Richie
     
  17. Dec 20, 2019
    oddfirejeeper

    oddfirejeeper Active Member

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    my dipstick really sucks. Have to use vice grips to remove all the way and use it to put it back in. The bends are a bit tight and don't want to break the handle off. Original tube if I would have to suspect. Just one of those Jeep niches ya know. And does staring down your Jeep and admire the ruggedness count for doing something to my Jeep today?
     
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  18. Dec 20, 2019
    oddfirejeeper

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    Rich. Is that a fuel injection? 2 or 4bbl?
     
  19. Dec 20, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

    Maryland
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    Holley TA470 4bbl. I have a 390cfm which may end up on it though.
     
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  20. Dec 20, 2019
    Fireball

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    Found some vintage style key fobs with the early AMC era Jeep logo an Amazon. They look pretty good. It's tempting to paint the blue with the Kiaser Jeep logo gold.

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