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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #900 on: November 23, 2010, 03:34:43 am »

   Can you say... Sawzall  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #901 on: November 23, 2010, 08:25:50 am »

   Can you say... Sawzall  ;D

The Sawzall was too big to get into some areas...Like trying to peel an apple in a soup can!  Borrowed a neighbor's grinder.  Used an impact wrench and breaker bar on the bad nuts.  The connector plate forward of the cat is particularly bad with rust.   ::)
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #902 on: November 23, 2010, 04:03:06 pm »
Have to drop off some spacer material at transmission shop.  New skid plate made the drive line angle too steep even with the motor mount lift.  >:(  If I wasn't planning on changing the transfer case out next year, I'd be looking at the slip yoke eliminators.  For now, I'll just live with a little less clearance - but it's still more than what I had with the stock skid plate.  ;D  And it's now got a beefed up transmission as well.  :D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #903 on: November 24, 2010, 10:24:20 am »
It's about time for a real long thread on the PA Jeeps Forum! ;D

Let everyone know what you did to your Jeep today! ;)


I just noticed the "read" count on this thread that I started in May of 2009. Over 31,600 reads!  :o
I think this is the longest PA Jeeps thread ever. Keep 'em coming folks!
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #904 on: November 24, 2010, 09:21:04 pm »
Great thread, Mike!  Absolutely one of my favorites!

Bought a tailpipe, downpipe, and a new catalytic converter.  Returned the grinder to my neighbor.  Will probably work on Wobble's excretory system after the holiday if I survive Black Friday!
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #905 on: November 25, 2010, 12:24:39 am »
install new starter in the cold.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #906 on: November 26, 2010, 01:42:14 pm »
Got the tailpipe job done early so that it wouldn't have to be done over the weekend.
'88 XJ Limited:  4.5" ZONE lift, 32x11.5x15 BFG KM2s, JKS Quicker Discos, Kevin's Off Road rock rails.
'96 XJ Sport: 31x10.5 BFGs, 3" Rusty's lift.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #907 on: November 27, 2010, 11:23:26 pm »
bought a 93 grand cherokee today. so im putten muddy up for sale.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #908 on: December 06, 2010, 02:01:09 pm »
Got my TJ back from the transmission shop  :)  New transmission (a "heavy duty" version) really feels nice.  New belly pan required spacers to keep the driveshaft happy - it doesn't take more than a 2" lift to make the stock driveshaft unhappy in the TJ with a new belly pan (and that's with a MML, too)  :P

Now, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow  ;D

Once my schedule clears up a bit, I can make it back out for trail rides, especially those with the EVOR group.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #909 on: December 06, 2010, 07:46:51 pm »
Fought with my new rock rails all day yesterday, and I have to admit defeat. :-\ they are still in the jeep and not on them.... I did however pick up my new rim today. Too cold to swap it out and put the spare back on the back.

Tomorrow or the next day it will be time to pull out the grinder and make the rails fit. Come hell or high water I will have them on before the weekend.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #910 on: December 06, 2010, 08:07:44 pm »
Fought with my new rock rails all day yesterday, and I have to admit defeat. :-\ they are still in the jeep and not on them.... I did however pick up my new rim today. Too cold to swap it out and put the spare back on the back.

Tomorrow or the next day it will be time to pull out the grinder and make the rails fit. Come hell or high water I will have them on before the weekend.

I don't know if all rock rail installations are difficult, but mine were.  Had to cut away the pinch seam on the frame, grind out the bolt holes, and of course bore into the frame to make the holes, which took me leaning on my dad's shoulder for all I was worth just so he could punch through the metal with the drill. 

We put each rail up on the floor jack (in place), marked the holes, then drilled pilot holes.  IMO, 2 people makes the job easier...and it still was challenging!
'88 XJ Limited:  4.5" ZONE lift, 32x11.5x15 BFG KM2s, JKS Quicker Discos, Kevin's Off Road rock rails.
'96 XJ Sport: 31x10.5 BFGs, 3" Rusty's lift.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #911 on: December 07, 2010, 01:05:40 pm »
put some new lights on I'm liking this ZJ more and more everyday. I also stared at the lift for a while wishing for warmer weather or a heated garage (i tried to post pic would not let me full folder or something) LIke this? http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g447/liltes/201012051356000.jpg http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g447/liltes/lightbar.jpg    Thanks for the help
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #912 on: December 07, 2010, 01:19:39 pm »

   You up-load ur images to an online site, i.e., Photobucket, and then copy/paste the img. code to ur post.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #913 on: December 07, 2010, 06:08:04 pm »
Actually drove it!!  I know, I know, not much of an accomplishment, but it has been down for the last year. ::)
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #914 on: December 07, 2010, 07:40:55 pm »
Rebuilt two body mounts and had those fore mentioned frame rust and cracks welded up.  next on the agenda.  putting it all back together again. 
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