Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.
I like the tie rod that way! High clearance special edition.
I got this Hi-lift knock off at a garage sale for $5. Not sure what brand it is, but it appears to be 80's or 90's vintage. I took it apart, replaced any corroded hardware, cleaned it, oiled it and it works like a charm.
Anyway, I was always afraid to mount my newish $100 proper Hi-lift on the hood in one piece because it would not survive 30 minutes in the wrong Walmart parking lot. I am not too worried about the $5 jack being stolen. The real Hi lift will stay at home in the garage until I need to go on a real adventure and my $5 knock off will handle the day-to-day duties around here.
Got the mounting brackets from Amazon for $20. The hardware that came with them were metric for the newer jeeps, but the brackets themselves are actually quite strong. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BT3728G?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
And the windshield?
Good question. I never run with the windshield down, except when i'm flat towing the jeep, but i'll remove the jack then. Maybe twice in 40 years have i driven with windshield down. I can open the hood with no problem with the jack on the mounts.
You could put a longer mounting bolt on one side & drill a hole in it for a small padlock.
Wouldn't stop a determined thief but it'd keep honest people honest...
Hear , Hear .....Doug is hitt'n it on the head here, Grant. From my observations , A lot of WalMarter's are the Quick hitter types : Both on the Meth pipe & with their Martian school of thievery . A Lock most certainly slow's them WAY down. In Fact, a lot of them know their limitations & will walk right by a locked object.
Oh, Nice work, Sir .
looks like good setup, where did you get the link rods? were they part of your kit or did you get them somewhere else?
I think it was this kit. As usual some (minor) modifications needed to be done .
Ah, Thankyou, I have a factory sway bar but the links are not long enough with the YJs 2 inch lift springs. looks like they would work.
The links were 10" fully short. 12"+ extended.
I will measure, I bet they will work because my factory links were about 8 in and appeared to be about 3 in too short. Thanks jim
What did I do to my Jeep today?
I drove it to the gas station at 6 am so my wife wouldn't have to stop on the way to work.
This is getting ridiculous, the rate she is going the jeep is going to be on a 3 month-3K mile oil change interval!
Today is casual Friday at her office. Yesterday is was a pencil dress and high heels, no doors.
Kyle, Do you always wear a pink jacket and lipstick to go to the gas station? (you CA guys )
I wore high heels and a cowboy hat one time! Boy that was chilly......
Ya Know....... A guy can build the Finest bridges, the Tallest buildings , & the Best 4X4's in the world .... , But he su*......Oh, Never Mind
This could turn into "I got my Jeep out of impound...."
My wife just sent me this photo from her office window. She wants to drive on the sidewalk to leave work.
I'm trying to convince her its a better idea to ask the caution tape be raised so she can leave.
GeeeezLouise.....Other than that, is it a pleasant work Location? Hope She & the Ford owner aren't under investigation ?
In the immortal words of my son to his mother, "I'm not blocked in, I drive a jeep". All things being equal I did have to pull he him out of the ditch. I was proud. Ron
A Beginning : 1 of 5 done.
After Sandblasting :
The Money Side :
Don't know why the Frigg'n picture is Blue ?
Got the spindle today . Already had the hub. It's the same set-up they use to decorate Cakes It's gonna be invaluable when pin-stripping these wheels .
Oh ,by the way,.....Awhile back , one of our members showed a Jig that he made for pin- stripping his wheels. His Pics were Cherry. I recall even asking him if he would rent it or lend it out to me? I've searched & cannot find or recall who it was. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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