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NON PA Jeeps Events / May 2020 WILLYS JEEP RALLY
« Last post by XJ Zoe on January 04, 2020, 12:04:29 pm »
Willys Jeep Rally

MAy 29 & 30, 2020

Hueston Woods Lodge

To all Jeep lovers -- just a "SAVE THE DATE" reminder for the 2020 Willys Jeep Rally at Hueston Woods Lodge.  The dates are May 29 & 30, 2020.  Hopefully everyone has a 2020 calendar and you can pencil in the Jeep Rally.  More information and pre-registration will be sent to you when the dates get closer.  You may make your reservations at the lodge now to insure a lake-view room.  We made our reservation.  The contact information is or (888) 711-4725 or (513) 664-3500.  Make sure you tell them that you are with the Willys Jeep Rally to get your discounted rate for the room.  Please pass this information on to other Jeep lovers in your area.

See our web page and Facebook. 


PA Jeeps Club Events / January 2020 Trail Ride at Rausch Creek
« Last post by XJ Zoe on January 01, 2020, 10:23:33 am »
Happy New Year 2020.  The monthly Trail Ride will be held on Saturday 18 January 2020 at Rausch Creek.. Meet at 0830 in the parking lot and remember to bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Please have your club membership card with you and sign in at the office under PA Jeeps, Inc.. This is not a club paid event.

Upate:  1/17/2020....from DAN HENDERSON....the Trail Ride tomorrow is a GO !!!  He will be leaving his house at 6.  He will see you at the park aired down n ready to roll at 8:30 ish  Please be safe y'all !!

Update:  1/13/2020....DAN HENDERSON WILL BE THE TRAIL GUIDE FOR SATURDAY.  If you have any questions, please contact me at

According to Andrew Stone, SNOW is forecast for Saturday's trail ride.

If you have any questions, reply to:

Please note:  Minimum trail ride requirements:  PA Jeeps, Inc. membership card, front & rear tow points, full size spare, tow straps with out metal hooks.  Recommended equipment: fire extinguisher, first aid kit, basic tools.
Monthly Meetings / Information / January 12, 2020 Monthly Club Meeting
« Last post by XJ Zoe on December 29, 2019, 10:35:35 am »
Monthly club meeting will be held on Sunday January 12, 2020 starting at Noon in the York Township Park Building located at 33 Oak Street, York, PA. If you type York Area Regional Police into your GPS that will get you to the park, then just drive past down the hill and look for a small building on your left.
25th Annual (2020) / 25th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show
« Last post by M + M Jeep on October 27, 2019, 02:34:57 pm »
There is a NEW location for our 25th Show.  Carlisle Fairgrounds!  Registration Now Open.  July 18 -19, 2020
For Sale - Jeep Related / Re: 2000 Wrangler Sport for sale
« Last post by J7789 on August 08, 2019, 07:52:06 pm »
For Sale - Jeep Related / 2000 Wrangler Sport for sale
« Last post by J7789 on June 25, 2019, 04:12:33 pm »
Has the six cylinder. Just under 200,000 miles. Trail ready. Stock suspension except for front sway bar disconnects. Rides on 31 x 10 1/2 mud tires that have a lot of life left on steel rims. Two front recovery hooks and D-rings. One rear recovery hook that goes into the rear trailer hitch receiver. CB radio for communication with the group. Price includes 4 foot high lift jack with accessories and recovery strap. Has sliding glass half doors. Still have the stock half doors with the zipper windows in good condition included. It has pocket style fender flares. The soft top is losing its elasticity and I was going to replace it soon. The driver seat is in bad shape. I was told the frame needs to be replaced which is more money than I'm willing to put into it and it won't pass inspection. I had Mt Zion Offroad look at it. They wanted $4500 just to replace the frame not including inspection or if there were any problems removing the old frame. It has a lot of parts that are in good condition. $1500 cash.

I don't have a recent picture. My avatar is about 10 years old but but it is pretty much the same except the high lift jack mounted to the bumper was replaced and I no longer store the jack on the bumper. I'm picking it up Friday (June 28) and can take pictures when I get home. You are welcome to stop by to look at it.

E-mail me at if you have any questions.
24th Annual (2019) / Dates and Location for 2019
« Last post by M + M Jeep on July 28, 2018, 10:38:09 am »
Dates for the All Breeds Show are July 20 and 21st.

York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. York, PA, 17404
23rd Annual (2018) / 23rd Annual Winners List
« Last post by M + M Jeep on July 28, 2018, 10:32:47 am »
Winners List
The 14 bolt is very robust. It boasts a 10.5" ring rear. Unfortunately the result is a housing that hangs very low. I elected to reduce the diameter of the ring gear and shave the bottom of the housing. I completely disassembled the rear and took the housing and ring gear to work.

I used a conventional lathe and carbide inserts to reduce the diameter of the ring gear from 10.5" to 10.0". I took my time and the result was awesome. There are those who say the gear is too hard to be cut with carbide but that's not true. I did need to sharpen the carbide frequently. The intermittent cut across the teeth does cause the carbide to chip once in a while.

I made a fixture to hold the housing on the bed mill. It supported the axle at the tubes so I could rotate the housing to the desired angle. I milled 1.5 inches off the bottom of the housing. I chose to mill parallel to the ground (I already knew my pinion angle). Others chose to mill parallel to the pinion but this results in more housing material removed without any increased ground clearance IMO.

After I shaved the housing, I machined a pocket into the base to receive a 1/2" thick flat steel plate. I then machined the plate to fit the pocket added a groove in the center to clear the gear. There's about 0.125" clearance between the plate and the gear.

I took everything home and welded the plate. Prior to welding I used a grinder and added a healthy bevel to the weld joint. There's a lot of differing opinions on how to weld the plate. I chose to preheat the housing and use nickel rod in my stick welder. I used a Mr. Heater on a 20# tank and some aluminum foil to heat the housing. It worked really well (and fast) and I was able to hold the housing at 400F with good consistency.  I made multiple passes on the outside as well as the inside. It welded like butter. I recommend the nickel rods. They're expensive but it made the job seem easy.

After the plate was welded I allowed the housing to cool very slowly. I turned the heater down over the course of a couple hours and eventually turned it off. I ground the weld flat and took the housing back to the machine shop to face off the plate flush with the differential cover mounting surface.

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