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majestek12
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2019, 09:01:04 AM »

Sold the little red 4 cyl TJ.  Sigh Crying
Sad.

It was the car my daughter learned to drive on.  Tears with understanding on her part.

Bone stock and more fun on Flagpole than the XJ is on rock creek.

I am really going to miss it.  

Going to a nice home. It will teach two more kids to drive stick and then retire to Nantuckett to be used as a summer beach Jeep.  Not thrilled about "salt life/death" but it will make some good memories there.

John

Sad, but a good home indeed. I'll make sure Dave keeps in touch   Grab a Wrench!

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2019, 05:45:13 PM »


Added a permanent 3rd LED third brake light for those pesty inspections.


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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2019, 07:41:03 PM »

 Grab a Wrench! Fresh oil change.  Emptied my catch can.  Then I washed to 2 pounds of salt the highway department left of my Jeep. Mr. Green

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2019, 07:46:59 PM »

Metalcloak Control arms tonight. Iím Beginning to believe that a giant ratchet strap might be one of the more important additions to a jeepers tool chest that can be purchased


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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2019, 09:49:03 PM »

Worked on getting my sway bar links to fit better. Was able to get the bolt to be straight and the link away from rubbing on the sway bar making an annoying squeak. Heated the ends of the sway bar and bent them a little to make it all work.


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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2019, 10:47:36 PM »

Washed, waxed, and detailed!


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2000 TJ Sold
1996 Grand Cherokee lift, control arms, 2001 wj leather seats family owned since new!
2016 Jku sport 2.5 lift, Geo brackets, front, rear bumpers, winch w/ synthetic line, 37 BFG AT, aluminum paint matched fenders inner fenders, bartact seat covers, rear seat capt chair conversion, etc
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 08:22:28 AM »

took the freedom panels off  for my drive home from work

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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2019, 09:57:27 PM »

Tool a few minutes at lunch to tweak my tuning of the sniper. Glad I did. No more screaming or erratic idle. I think the real test will be in the morning when I leave for work. I have been stalling every day. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Dain

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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2019, 09:05:40 AM »

Finished re-flattening my oil pan skid that was pretty much pretzeled up but did save the oil pan.  Funny story - I use the I-beam in my house and a large bottle jack to make an upside down hydraulic press then finish with a BFH.  I then welded a piece of 18" long 1/4" x 2" angle iron down the driver's side to hopefully make it stronger.  It's a Warn brand but it is only 1/8".  I was also happy that I have finally figured out my new/used welder and it's settings and laid down some pretty nice beads.  It's a Lincoln 135 110v MIG/flux.  I MIG welded all the way around so water won't get in between the skid and iron - at least that's the plan.  If the weather is good enough I might get it re-installed this weekend.

Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".

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98 TJ 4.0 Sport 5-speed - 4" lift on 33s, 4.56 on D30 with Lock Right and Ford 8.8 LS, more stuff to come

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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2019, 09:46:40 AM »

Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".

Note to Frank, I had a Rusty's 3/16th of the same basic design as the Warn.... I still bent the hell out of it until I reinforced with angle iron like you just did with yours Smile

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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2019, 09:53:11 AM »

Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".
Note to Frank, I had a Rusty's 3/16th of the same basic design as the Warn.... I still bent the hell out of it until I reinforced with angle iron like you just did with yours Smile

Good to know.  I guess we REALLY play hard sometimes!  I'm still debating if I should do the passenger side.  It's already really close to the exhaust and clamp at the cat.  Maybe I can lay it so it lays like "^" and weld it in - hmm?  Maybe I'm not done yet.... maybe there's no debate now that I'm typing it.

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98 TJ 4.0 Sport 5-speed - 4" lift on 33s, 4.56 on D30 with Lock Right and Ford 8.8 LS, more stuff to come

- Frank
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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2019, 10:05:50 AM »

Welded steel plate to the frame and rear control arms to make the TJ safe to drive short distances (very short). Drilled through the frame so I could put bolts & nuts on the upper side of the frame to hold the trans skid plate in place. Discarded all the wire the PO used to hold the skid & control arms to the frame.


(this is the good side)

Then I took it for emissions and safety inspections...

Her she is sporting her new inspection sticker.



Now the insurance company will be happy and I have a year to replace the frame..

Oh yea - afterwards sold the wheels & tires that came with it. The buyer did not want their old tires or wheels so the TJ is still mobile.

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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2019, 10:44:57 AM »

When we doing the frame swap?

Check with Bill to see if he has any takeoffs that will work on you TJ

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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2019, 04:45:58 PM »

Washed and cleaned up Jeep from all of the mud and swapped out the stickers on my hood.

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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2019, 06:50:36 PM »

Removed front Dana 44 rear on the '99 TJ
Removed old stock lower control arm mounts
Welded in new Artec mounts
Cleaned and painted rear
Reinstalled it, along with front and rear Metalcloak control arms, trackbars, and Nth Degree 3" springs

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