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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.

So after wheeling my rig quite a bit I decided it was time for an axle upgrade. Early on I had decided not to mess with the axles right away due to the time and cost. I feel like I did pretty well with the Dana 30 and 35 since I only broke 2 front U-joints over the past ~1.5 years with 36" swampers.

My goal in the swap was to be able to jump to 38" swampers, keep 4.56 gear ratio, maintain my existing ground clearance & track width, and minimize cost.

Thankfully there's a bounty of info on the web for 1 ton axle swaps.

For my swap, I chose an '88 Ford F350 front axle and a mid-80's cab and chassis 14 bolt.

The 14 bolt comes in 2 widths: 63" and 67". I found a 63" rear with 4:56 gears on CL for around $100. It had huge drum brakes and was an oily rusty mess.

The Dana 60 is much wider at 69.25". The 85-91.5 axle uses kingpins (desirable) and the spring pads are located 3.5" offset compared to the sought after 78-79 version. In a strange coincidence, the location of the driver's side spring perch on the '88 Dana 60 was an exact match to enable a ~63" track width on a YJ! This means that I would only need to shorten the passenger side.

I found a Dana 60 on CL with 4:56 gears for under $1000.
General Discussion / Photobucket changing your plan
« Last post by HANGMAN on July 01, 2017, 11:14:44 pm »
Anybody having trouble with your Photo bucket account as in a costly charge now?
22nd Annual (2017) / Re: Registration is open
« Last post by Jeepnharleymomma on June 12, 2017, 08:37:14 am »
Hello Bob

You can print it out and mail it. Or bring day of.   file:///C:/Users/Jeepn/Documents/Full%20Registration%20Packet%20-%202017.pdf

Sorry you will have to cut and paste the link button doesn't work for some reason...
22nd Annual (2017) / Re: Registration is open
« Last post by HANGMAN on June 11, 2017, 09:45:43 pm »
Hello, to anybody out there? Is there an online" show form" to print out and send in for registration for the 2017 show? Or is it just "online registration" only? Except for "day of the show" registration which I'd assume is on paper. Thank you for your response.
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