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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. Jan 1, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    Took the tux out for the first drive of the new year.
    Happy New Year 2020!
     
  2. Jan 1, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    Put on a different carb earlier this week. Today I got the choke and hand throttle hooked up, put on a new starter and cut excess off the U bolts.
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2020
    Norcal69

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    Threw the top on for winter. Hoping for a warm enough day to get the material to relax...... :waiting:

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  4. Jan 2, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    Looks great! I have the Bestop Super top also. Those back corners never seem to get really tight, even in the sun.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2020
    Norcal69

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    I can get them pretty tight on the last setting.... But the top has been in cool storage since last spring..... my wife drove the jeep to work today, told her to park it in the sun.
     
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  6. Jan 2, 2020
    sterlclan

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    Drove it to work.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2020
    CJMark

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    Ultra Scotch-Brite pad (grey) and black paint strip.

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  8. Jan 2, 2020
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    Noticed it started to leak off the t-case after I Drove to work Tuesday. So I drove it today. Made a heck of a mess:

    [​IMG]20200102_164530 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
    Same spot little puddles are from before lunch big puddle is from after lunch.
    Turns out a 5qt jug of engine oil under the passenger seat found a sharp corner to rub on.
    I just flipped the jug over and put it in the bed. (y)
     
  9. Jan 2, 2020
    3b a runnin

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    Your jeep is upside down is why it leaks:rofl:
     
  10. Jan 2, 2020
    Jw60

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    :ninja: looks right to me.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2020
    3b a runnin

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    That's weird, the pic was upside down when I looked. Its right now. And no, I haven't been drinking.
     
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  12. Jan 3, 2020
    Rich M.

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    Pulled the transmission back out to chase a leak at the input last weekend.
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    Not again!

    Then had a bout of gastroenteritis which laid me out for 4 days ( not the holiday weight loss plan I had in mind) Local NAPA store would be happy to have the $11 seal sent from MO for $16 shipping. Thanks I'll look around, huh $5.67 at Summit. I can always get to free shipping there :sneak:
     
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  13. Jan 4, 2020
    givemethewillys

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    Today I made a bracket to mount my stock skid plate crossmember to the t18 transmission while still utilizing the d-18 torque bushing. I haven't welded it on yet but got a lot of inspiration from project binky, and think it turned out pretty well.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/knJdMi7iddivDU5m7
     
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  14. Jan 5, 2020
    fhoehle

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    Slipped in my new King main bearings, still waiting on the rod bearings to arrive. The FelPro rear main seal was a nice product but the side seals for the rear main cap were a giant pain to install correctly. I spent hours with them. Oh well, all done now. I cant wait for the rod bearings to arrive. I just want it buttoned up so I can finish the power steering install. I don't want to create any dust with the pan off.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2020
    fhoehle

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    If you can't get them tight as a drum, you most likely need to move the bow to body mounting brackets rearward a bit. I would unbolt them and clamp them on rearward, in half inch increments, on shortest setting to assess where to drill new holes. Or possibly lengthen the back bow by a bit to tighten it up back there.
     
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  16. Jan 7, 2020
    fhoehle

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    Well, I reassembled the little Buick with the new bearings and let it run for about an hour. I am not satisfied with the oil pressure, about 25 at 3000 rpm(10w30) and I have a leak at the rear main (still). I am going to take the little Buford out and pull it down, and give it a quick refresh, new cam bearings and rings while it's out, plus pull the crank and check it for roundness and get it cut if necessary. I can address the small leak at the front of my SM465 while I'm at it. Plus I have to rebuild the engine in my son's Polaris Xplorer. I guess we will show a loss this month.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2020
    jeepstar

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    i cleaned up and painted a set of old used brackets for my tailgate. currently using ratchet straps, and want to go back to the chain look. before and after shots:

    brackets before.JPG brackets after.png

    shout out and big thanks to members wheelie (brackets) and Rick Whitson (chains and hooks)!!!
     
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  18. Jan 10, 2020
    fhoehle

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    Details make the difference
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2020
    Dphillip

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    After the new paint job I’ve been putting the CJ back together with many new parts to include, new front fenders, new fender flairs, new seats and carpet. I also had the rock sliders and rear bumper sandblasted and powder coated. All that’s left to install is the soft top and I’ll be ready for the Jeep Safari in Moab.


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  20. Jan 12, 2020
    homersdog

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    You've done an excellent job! Make sure to keep that carpet dry or you will be replacing the floor pans in a couple of years.
     
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