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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: ROCKZILLA on March 29, 2010, 06:44:26 AM

Title: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 29, 2010, 06:44:26 AM
Let us know what upgrades or repairs your doing to your vehicle. Post up some pictures also of these new modifications.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: spankey on March 29, 2010, 10:05:35 AM
JUST NORMAL CRAP! no pics but im doing motor mounts intake and oil sending unit... and a tune up! regular crap!
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Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on March 29, 2010, 10:13:31 AM
i just picked up some steel the finish my rear bumper build. some 1" and 1/2" flat plate for d-ring mounts and mounting brackets.  but i wont be able to work on it today. >:(
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on March 29, 2010, 11:05:26 AM
i replaced my front outer axle shaft cuz i broke it lol
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/brokenshaft088.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on March 29, 2010, 11:08:07 AM
i replaced my front outer axle shaft cuz i broke it lol
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/brokenshaft088.jpg[/url])
nice job david. lol!
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Post by: spankey on March 29, 2010, 11:10:34 AM
dang david! you broke that off clean! good work on the repair too!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 29, 2010, 11:40:54 AM
I have a little noise under my junk after the run Saturday I need to look and see if I can find anything.
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Post by: SUB602 on March 29, 2010, 11:56:57 AM
Working on the cooling system on my 87 Suburban.
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Post by: JYD on March 29, 2010, 11:57:31 AM
I WELDED MY HOOD LATCH SO NOW I CAN CLOSE MY HOOD :o
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Post by: spankey on March 29, 2010, 11:58:39 AM
a closed hood it a good thing!!!!
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Post by: kkattfish on March 29, 2010, 01:35:20 PM
i finally finished removing my transmission saturday, its completely out so now i just need to get some money and put her back together.  while i'm waiting i think i will be removing my front bumper and painting it yellow to match my axles.  pics to come as i work on it
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Post by: RANDY73 on March 29, 2010, 03:03:32 PM
i cut holes for my new 91 front clip swap to mount my hood, coughed alot then puked. then i cut and lined up my front bumper brackets, coughed and puked more. then took a nap. woke up and coughed but no puke. i guess i need more food in the guts.  :-\
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Post by: spankey on March 29, 2010, 03:05:16 PM
stop puking! its bad for you! haha! dont pull a muscle doing that work alone!
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Post by: SUB602 on March 29, 2010, 06:21:14 PM
Pulled my T-Stat housing and checked to see if the cooling ports r blocked from the Intake to the head. I couldnt get the wire thru so i think someone put the intake gaskets in wrong thus causing my overheating problem. Looks like exploritory surgery is called for this weekend. My Burban will be on Life Support!!! :o
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Post by: kkattfish on March 29, 2010, 06:40:57 PM
Pulled my T-Stat housing and checked to see if the cooling ports r blocked from the Intake to the head. I couldnt get the wire thru so i think someone put the intake gaskets in wrong thus causing my overheating problem. Looks like exploritory surgery is called for this weekend. My Burban will be on Life Support!!! :o
did you get junk's old burban?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on March 29, 2010, 07:07:28 PM
Pulled my T-Stat housing and checked to see if the cooling ports r blocked from the Intake to the head. I couldnt get the wire thru so i think someone put the intake gaskets in wrong thus causing my overheating problem. Looks like exploritory surgery is called for this weekend. My Burban will be on Life Support!!! :o
did you get junk's old burban?

Yep sure did
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 29, 2010, 07:13:22 PM
nice, you got a hell of a deal on that.  look forward to your build i just saw your other thread on it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on March 29, 2010, 07:24:39 PM
nice, you got a hell of a deal on that.  look forward to your build i just saw your other thread on it

Yea me too, Should be a fun build.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on March 30, 2010, 12:41:07 AM
drained the tranny changed the filter filled her backup. finished my roof rack completely. just needs some lights to be completely done
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 31, 2010, 08:44:35 AM
I took my vinyl top off yesterday since it's getting hot!
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Post by: Mini Bus on April 02, 2010, 10:08:02 AM
still trying to figure out why it is running very hot. I have had this burb for almost a year now and never has run this hot.new t-stat flushed radiator. turned ele. fans temp. all the way down. have flow in radiator. no visable leaks. maybe rad. cap is bad. going to replace that today.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on April 02, 2010, 10:18:29 AM
have you actually felt the hose when it says its running hot? temperature sender could be bad sending you a bad reading
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Mini Bus on April 02, 2010, 10:27:01 AM
have you actually felt the hose when it says its running hot? temperature sender could be bad sending you a bad reading

I have not thought of that. But when fans are on the heat coming from them is very hot, and I can smell coolant oder. >:(
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 02, 2010, 10:30:41 AM
thats wierd. i was driving my rig home and it was pegged all the way. i stopped and got out. felt the hose and it was barely warm. then i got back in and reved it for a while and it went all the way down to 140. i think my sending unit is bad
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: spankey on April 02, 2010, 11:03:03 AM
im just going to throw rocks at it for a while then swear at it for a few then maybe fix it again! one of these days i will get all the oil leaks to stop!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on April 02, 2010, 11:45:59 AM
Hopefully I'll be installing my new harmonic balancer today so I can set my timing correctly. Oh yea need to  pull my gas tank again. I think the sender is jammed on the baffle in the tank.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 02, 2010, 04:42:01 PM
started it up and pissed off the property owners cuz its TOOO LOOUD oh well im moving anyways so f*** em.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 02, 2010, 05:19:39 PM
Hopefully I'll be installing my new harmonic balancer today so I can set my timing correctly. Oh yea need to  pull my gas tank again. I think the sender is jammed on the baffle in the tank.
i would check to see if the baffle came loose. i have had it happen to my old 91 jimmy.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on April 03, 2010, 05:20:02 PM
so today i did some little stuff. swapped the tstat today and filled her back up with coolant. then i checked out the a/c today. realized the clutch wasnt engaging so i checked all the wiring, looked good except the ground for the compressor cutoff switch wasnt hooked up well. rewired almost all of it hahaha then it still didnt work. so i finally forked out a few bucks for a new a/c clutch cycling switch and now my a/c blows colder than ever. gotta love r12
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Post by: kkattfish on April 03, 2010, 06:01:18 PM
removed my winch and lights off the bumper, then removed the 6 bolts holding on my bumper.  tomorrow or monday i will clean it up a little bit then paint it yellow to match the pimpin' axles
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 03, 2010, 06:57:28 PM
removed my winch and lights off the bumper, then removed the 6 bolts holding on my bumper.  tomorrow or monday i will clean it up a little bit then paint it yellow to match the pimpin' axles
saaaweeettt!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: spankey on April 03, 2010, 06:59:38 PM
Are you trying to tell every one that your rig is a lemon with all that yellow paint eryc?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 03, 2010, 10:13:55 PM
Are you trying to tell every one that your rig is a lemon with all that yellow paint eryc?
its a specialty built short bus to carry my retarded behind around

 :P
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 04, 2010, 08:23:23 AM
No work just wheeling the crap out of my junk yesterday!
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Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 05, 2010, 07:04:05 PM
worked on the rear bumper and got the passenger side knuckle on with some help from steve.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: spankey on April 05, 2010, 07:06:56 PM
Got all the oil leaks stopped finally! Now I just need to change out the oil pan put on my extended brake lines put in the rear 6 degree shims and do the motor mounts! Damn I need more time in my day!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 05, 2010, 08:56:31 PM
finally got a trans from dustin, brought it home and realized it didn't have the detent linkage inside the pan so i had to take that off in which i broke a bolt and then took the detent linkage off my old trans and put it on the new one.  took a while to get the broken bolt out but my neighbor was able to get it out.  i don't have the patience i just wanted to drill it out and tap out.  tj came over and kept me company also, he might be coming back tomorrow also when i finally get to install the trans.  i'm excited to just have it.  thanks for the good deal dustin
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Post by: 86K5 on April 05, 2010, 10:08:25 PM
i removed the winch bumper and started to clean it up getting it ready for a rattle can paint job

and also checked my u bolts to mke sure there staying tight
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 06, 2010, 09:32:45 AM
got some pipe and welded it up to my mufflers,got tired of the fumes coming inside..
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Post by: spankey on April 06, 2010, 09:49:23 AM
i spoke too soon! the oil leaks are still present! its the same area and im getting annoyed by the damn thing! i have replaced the intake 2 times the oil pressure sending unit the dist gasket 2 times. im almost wondering if im just not seeing something so off the intake comes again and is going under heavy inspection to check for cracks burrs or anything else that can cause this. if the intake is good im checking the block over with a glass if nothing im going to cross my fingers and pray to thr 4x4 god that it doesnt leak!
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Post by: kkattfish on April 06, 2010, 10:02:56 AM
got some pipe and welded it up to my mufflers,got tired of the fumes coming inside..
you got a welder?   nice!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 06, 2010, 10:07:16 AM
lol no i borrowed skys and fixed it for him to cuz it would feed and then stopped and i got tired of having to pull the wire out so i inspected it and found out the line that goes into the welder for the wire wasn't all the way in.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on April 06, 2010, 02:32:03 PM
i spoke too soon! the oil leaks are still present! its the same area and im getting annoyed by the damn thing! i have replaced the intake 2 times the oil pressure sending unit the dist gasket 2 times. im almost wondering if im just not seeing something so off the intake comes again and is going under heavy inspection to check for cracks burrs or anything else that can cause this. if the intake is good im checking the block over with a glass if nothing im going to cross my fingers and pray to thr 4x4 god that it doesnt leak!
PCV clogged???????????????????????????????? lol have you changed it? its like 2 bucks


anyway i changed my oil today thats about it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 06, 2010, 03:08:12 PM
ready to get the hell out of work so i can get home and install my transmission.  hopefully i can get that installed and tcase, but we'll see
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Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 06, 2010, 03:57:03 PM
finished welding up my rear bumper and made my front square driveshaft.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 07, 2010, 04:51:20 PM
I groved my tires and rotated them. I took the steering shaft loose and straightend the steering wheel. I went through my ammo cans and organized the parts,bolts and stuff in one and tools in the other one.
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Post by: HICKNASTY on April 07, 2010, 06:23:40 PM
ammo cans are cool man i have a rocket can or misiles i should say
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 07, 2010, 08:41:03 PM
tore down my old trans and almost got the shaft out.  there is something holding it in but i can't figure out what it is.  i get everything but the shaft out so i should get it out tomorrow.  i will post a thread with a lot of pics on the tech section tomorrow and probably my build as well
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 07, 2010, 11:02:56 PM
tore down my old trans and almost got the shaft out.  there is something holding it in but i can't figure out what it is.  i get everything but the shaft out so i should get it out tomorrow.  i will post a thread with a lot of pics on the tech section tomorrow and probably my build as well
sorry dude i was gonna come ova but i past out at 4 lol ill try and roll over 2morrow bro ???
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on April 08, 2010, 05:23:31 AM
tore down my old trans and almost got the shaft out.  there is something holding it in but i can't figure out what it is.  i get everything but the shaft out so i should get it out tomorrow.  i will post a thread with a lot of pics on the tech section tomorrow and probably my build as well

U didnt get the Output shaft out? When u say out do u mean out of the Case or of that one gear?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on April 08, 2010, 05:24:35 AM
Got home from work yeterday and my Starter took a dump. Had to get another one and install it.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 08, 2010, 08:02:27 AM
tore down my old trans and almost got the shaft out.  there is something holding it in but i can't figure out what it is.  i get everything but the shaft out so i should get it out tomorrow.  i will post a thread with a lot of pics on the tech section tomorrow and probably my build as well
sorry dude i was gonna come ova but i past out at 4 lol ill try and roll over 2morrow bro ???
not really a big deal you can come whenever to use the drill
tore down my old trans and almost got the shaft out.  there is something holding it in but i can't figure out what it is.  i get everything but the shaft out so i should get it out tomorrow.  i will post a thread with a lot of pics on the tech section tomorrow and probably my build as well

U didnt get the Output shaft out? When u say out do u mean out of the Case or of that one gear?
nope, i didn't get it out of the case.  i will make a thread shortly on it. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Rico on April 09, 2010, 06:56:35 AM
Today I finally plan on getting my tranny cooler hooked up right and fabbing up a set of brackets for it. Yesterday after having a wisom tooth pulled I programmed the new key fob for my alarm.
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Post by: kkattfish on April 09, 2010, 09:23:49 AM
gonna drop kick it in the nuts
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 09, 2010, 05:49:54 PM
HOOKED UP SOME BRACKETS TO USE A TOW BAR TO TOW IT .....
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 10, 2010, 10:05:47 AM
HOOKED UP SOME BRACKETS TO USE A TOW BAR TO TOW IT .....
Don't forget to drop your rear drive shaft before towing it, or you'll be looking for a new trans!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 10, 2010, 10:33:56 AM
HOOKED UP SOME BRACKETS TO USE A TOW BAR TO TOW IT .....
Don't forget to drop your rear drive shaft before towing it, or you'll be looking for a new trans!
OH YEA I KNOW CHUCK BUT THANKS BRODA  IF I DIDN'T KNOW  CAUSE THAT WOULD RUIN MY DAY LOL.. :o
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Post by: kkattfish on April 10, 2010, 08:18:31 PM
had a long day at the surprise fire dept chili cookoff and charity event but when i got home, i put the dropped pitman arm on i got from bbc, removed my front bumper and took the wire brush to it so i can clean it up and hopefully paint it short bus yellow tomorrow. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 10, 2010, 08:32:12 PM
HOOKED UP SOME BRACKETS TO USE A TOW BAR TO TOW IT .....
Don't forget to drop your rear drive shaft before towing it, or you'll be looking for a new trans!
OH YEA I KNOW CHUCK BUT THANKS BRODA  IF I DIDN'T KNOW  CAUSE THAT WOULD RUIN MY DAY LOL.. :o
Just wanted to make sure a lot of people think as long as the tranny and t-case are in netral it will be ok but it still causes damage, since theres no fluid being pumped.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on April 11, 2010, 05:54:04 AM
Re-Packing the front bearings, checking front brakes and checking the Fluid level in the T-Case. Good Times  ;D
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 12, 2010, 05:17:31 PM
Thanks for lookin out chuck
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Post by: kkattfish on April 12, 2010, 07:37:06 PM
bolted my bumper back on, mounted the winch & lights and wired the lights so that is all done
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Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 12, 2010, 07:53:02 PM
went to the bone yard a picked up a 2wd gear box. cleaned it up and painted it.  :guitar:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 12, 2010, 08:12:30 PM
OK I GOT THIS BUMPER FROM THE RIG RANDY BOUGHT,AND I INSTALLED IT ON MINE TODAY I HAD TO CUT 1 LEG OFF SO THAT IT COULD GO INTO MY CORESUPPORT ,I JUST CUT AROUND THE WELD AND JUST REINSTALLED IT BACK IN POSITION,NOTCHED THE FRAME AND NOTCHED THE GRILL AND WELDED IT UP.
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall001.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall002.jpg)
THREW THE CORE SUPPORT TO THE FRAME
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall003.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall004.jpg)
THE LEG I CUT OFF AND PUT BACK
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall007.jpg)
I WELDED UP  HOLE AND WELDED UP WHERE THE FRAME WAS NOTCHED
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall012-1.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall011-1.jpg)
SOME MORE WELDING
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall010-1.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall009.jpg)
AFTER I GRINNED WHERE I CUT AND PUT BACK
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall008.jpg)
THE GRILL BEFORE I NOTCHED IT
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall013.jpg)
AFTER
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall014.jpg)
AND ALL PUT BACK TOGETHER
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall015.jpg)
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Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 12, 2010, 08:15:59 PM
nice work david. looks sweet.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 12, 2010, 08:44:10 PM
Nothing too exciting just installed and wired up my electric cooling fan.
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Post by: BowtieBone on April 12, 2010, 09:35:37 PM
Finished my roof rack this weekend. Not quite as talented as some of you are with a welder, had stonesoup metal works build it for me, he did an awesome job. Painted it last weekend and installed the lights and wired this weekend. Turned out awesome!
(http://s4.postimage.org/6CsfA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV6CsfA)
Before paint and lights.

(http://s1.postimage.org/BsOMr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxBsOMr)
Painted, ready to install.

(http://s4.postimage.org/6ElZr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV6ElZr)
Installed and finished.
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Post by: RED-NECKED on April 12, 2010, 09:49:08 PM
got sum new seats for it and pushed it about 2 feet up my driveway.. tomorow ill be pushing it into the back yard next to the 454.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 12, 2010, 10:06:35 PM
got sum new seats for it and pushed it about 2 feet up my driveway.. tomorow ill be pushing it into the back yard next to the 454.
U DOIN IT ALL BY URSELF?? IM FREE BOUT 12 1PM SO TEXT ME MAN AND ILL COME HELP U. :blackblazer: :blublazer:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 13, 2010, 07:12:44 AM
Finished my roof rack this weekend. Not quite as talented as some of you are with a welder, had stonesoup metal works build it for me, he did an awesome job. Painted it last weekend and installed the lights and wired this weekend. Turned out awesome!
([url]http://s4.postimage.org/6CsfA.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV6CsfA[/url])
Before paint and lights.

([url]http://s1.postimage.org/BsOMr.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxBsOMr[/url])
Painted, ready to install.

([url]http://s4.postimage.org/6ElZr.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV6ElZr[/url])
Installed and finished.

I've seen a lot of his work, really nice job!
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Post by: JYD on April 13, 2010, 08:09:20 AM
OK I GOT THIS BUMPER FROM THE RIG RANDY BOUGHT,AND I INSTALLED IT ON MINE TODAY I HAD TO CUT 1 LEG OFF SO THAT IT COULD GO INTO MY CORESUPPORT ,I JUST CUT AROUND THE WELD AND JUST REINSTALLED IT BACK IN POSITION,NOTCHED THE FRAME AND NOTCHED THE GRILL AND WELDED IT UP.
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall001.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall002.jpg[/url])
THREW THE CORE SUPPORT TO THE FRAME
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall003.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall004.jpg[/url])
THE LEG I CUT OFF AND PUT BACK
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall007.jpg[/url])
I WELDED UP  HOLE AND WELDED UP WHERE THE FRAME WAS NOTCHED
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall012-1.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall011-1.jpg[/url])
SOME MORE WELDING
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall010-1.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall009.jpg[/url])
AFTER I GRINNED WHERE I CUT AND PUT BACK
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall008.jpg[/url])
THE GRILL BEFORE I NOTCHED IT
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall013.jpg[/url])
AFTER
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall014.jpg[/url])
AND ALL PUT BACK TOGETHER
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall015.jpg[/url])

LOOKS SWEET!! :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on April 13, 2010, 08:27:57 AM
OK I GOT THIS BUMPER FROM THE RIG RANDY BOUGHT,AND I INSTALLED IT ON MINE TODAY I HAD TO CUT 1 LEG OFF SO THAT IT COULD GO INTO MY CORESUPPORT ,I JUST CUT AROUND THE WELD AND JUST REINSTALLED IT BACK IN POSITION,NOTCHED THE FRAME AND NOTCHED THE GRILL AND WELDED IT UP.
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall001.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall002.jpg[/url])
THREW THE CORE SUPPORT TO THE FRAME
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall003.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall004.jpg[/url])
THE LEG I CUT OFF AND PUT BACK
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall007.jpg[/url])
I WELDED UP  HOLE AND WELDED UP WHERE THE FRAME WAS NOTCHED

dude that bumper makes ur rig look sick. Excellent score!!!
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SOME MORE WELDING
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AFTER I GRINNED WHERE I CUT AND PUT BACK
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THE GRILL BEFORE I NOTCHED IT
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AFTER
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AND ALL PUT BACK TOGETHER
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 13, 2010, 08:04:12 PM
finished putting my drive line together and sprayed some paint on it.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 13, 2010, 09:27:10 PM
almost got trans finished up thanks to rob and his pops.  ran into a speed bump though.  the new trans case doesn't have the holes for the flywheel cover, not sure what i'm going to do here.  should finish it up and possibly fire tomorrow.  also need to install the bracket that goes to my 208 tcase and fill with fluid.  thats about it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 14, 2010, 07:24:10 AM
I drove mine to work! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Az-Jes3 on April 14, 2010, 09:47:18 AM
GOT A NEW BATTERY!!!  :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 14, 2010, 01:34:50 PM
TODAY I WIRED UP THE UNDER CARAGE LIGHTS AND FRONT BUMPER LIGHTS,AND PUT A DIAMOND PLATE GAUGE BEZEL FOR MY SWITCHES.
WITH LIGHTS OFF.
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall016.jpg)

WITH THE BOTTOM ONES ON.
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall017.jpg)

BOTH ON.
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall018.jpg)


UNDER CARAGE
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall019.jpg)

MY GAUGES AND SWITCES.
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on April 14, 2010, 02:15:09 PM
I SHOVED THE WRINKLY bit** IN THE BACK YARD!!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 14, 2010, 02:17:02 PM
I SHOVED THE WRINKLY bit** IN THE BACK YARD!!
The K5?...or :o
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on April 14, 2010, 02:17:59 PM
YOUR MAMA!!!! :postal:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Az-Jes3 on April 14, 2010, 02:19:11 PM
looks nice man!!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Az-Jes3 on April 14, 2010, 02:20:00 PM
Throw a Bar B Que Grill on that sh**!!!!!!   dasss howw wweeeeeee do it! lol,
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 14, 2010, 02:20:26 PM
YOUR MAMA!!!! :postal:
Shes pretty wrinkly too!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on April 14, 2010, 02:21:57 PM
YOUR MAMA!!!! :postal:
Shes pretty wrinkly too!
I CUOLDNT TELL THROUGH THE SMOKE!!! :blowup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 14, 2010, 08:07:27 PM
THERES SOME RED LIGHTS TO ONLY 1 WORKING THO.
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall024.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall026.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall027.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/bumperinstall028.jpg)

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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 15, 2010, 08:58:00 AM
first i'm probably going to hit it with a hammer somewhere, then again somewhere else. 
after i throw out my shoulder i will be pulling my tcase and trans back out that was just put in over the last 2 days. 
see apparently the way a transmission works is when you take it out of park its supposed to move.  mine doesn't do that.

i might do this or i might just not do anything i haven't decided yet. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 15, 2010, 11:06:42 AM
first i'm probably going to hit it with a hammer somewhere, then again somewhere else. 
after i throw out my shoulder i will be pulling my tcase and trans back out that was just put in over the last 2 days. 
see apparently the way a transmission works is when you take it out of park its supposed to move.  mine doesn't do that.

i might do this or i might just not do anything i haven't decided yet.
that sucks dude!!! just 1 question when u put the torqe converter back on u did turn it 2-3times clock wise?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 15, 2010, 11:16:07 AM
yeah i saw robs dad put it on and turned it, i double checked and i could not put my fingers under the converter between the case and the converter so it appeared to be all the way on.  the only thing i'm wondering is if i should have put spacers between the converter and flywheel.  there was maybe a 1/2 inch gap there
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on April 15, 2010, 11:20:13 AM
yeah i saw robs dad put it on and turned it, i double checked and i could not put my fingers under the converter between the case and the converter so it appeared to be all the way on.  the only thing i'm wondering is if i should have put spacers between the converter and flywheel.  there was maybe a 1/2 inch gap there
no that's how its supposed to be when u seat it, so when u bolt it to the flywheel it engages it right if u ad spacers it will prob leak and not function properly
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 15, 2010, 09:06:14 PM
went to the bone yard a picked up a 2wd gear box. cleaned it up and painted it.  :guitar:
well i picked up the wrong gear box. so had to go back to exchange it. :lmao:
so i cleaned the right one up and painted it.  :clap:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 15, 2010, 09:24:29 PM
david came over and we figured out where my trans was leaking from.  fixed that added more fluid (14 quarts totatl) and my junk now drives.  while it was down i put the new pittman arm on but now i can only turn right lol.  i know how to fix that i just gotta do it this weekend sometime.  i'm just glad i got to drive it around the block. 
tomorrow i'm not doing anything on my blazer, i'm going to just spend the evening with my family and do what they want to do
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on April 16, 2010, 08:34:38 AM
very nice kat glad it worked out for you man. :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 16, 2010, 07:08:33 PM
put in the gear box and installed my cross over steering.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Dr. Hell No on April 17, 2010, 09:06:28 AM
Im dressing up the 350 and going to install it later today.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on April 18, 2010, 02:39:30 PM
do the damn thangs angel
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: CISCO on April 25, 2010, 06:13:33 PM
took the interior panels off gonna take them to my buddys shop and use tem as templates and change them out for diamond plate
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 25, 2010, 06:15:03 PM
took the interior panels off gonna take them to my buddys shop and use tem as templates and change them out for diamond plate
that will look good larry, would like to see the pics when done
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: spankey on April 25, 2010, 10:51:16 PM
Ok so friday I took out my trans, put in new motor mounts, and thermostat. Saturday took broken trans to be rebuilt in phx and hit up bass pro shop and pretended to have money. Crashed at randys place went all over the valley with randy slingin wheels. Picked up my rebuilt trans now I just need to find time to put it in and I'm back on the road again!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on April 25, 2010, 11:59:58 PM
i tried to get my trans and tcase done today after kkatt trailered me home. took the tcase off fixed the threads. bought new bolts, new tcase mounts and lots of fluid. rtv'd that adapter up and put it back on. the bottom bolts threaded in perfectly but i didnt drill the holes out big enough in the top. called it a night so i will be back at it tomorrow after work. it should take no more than a couple of hours and as long as my tranny isnt shot, she will be back on the road
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on April 26, 2010, 07:27:46 AM
i'm crossing my fingers for you cuda
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on April 26, 2010, 10:44:36 PM
 :blackblazer: ------> :blowup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on April 26, 2010, 11:51:13 PM
:blackblazer: ------> :blowup:

using it to help a friend fix his
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on April 28, 2010, 08:05:18 PM
my trans for sure blew up today
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on April 28, 2010, 08:10:16 PM
my trans for sure blew up today
sorry to here that jake.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: steves79 on April 29, 2010, 08:01:30 PM
watching it collect dust
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 29, 2010, 08:12:36 PM
Pulled a nail out of my right front tire and plugged it. I found that when airing down for CK was already aired down! :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on May 01, 2010, 10:06:42 AM
well guys my rig is finnaly up and running again randy fixed my radiator thanks rando it feels good to here the beast go rat a tat tat from the exhaust lol hahaha cherry bombs 12 in glass packs next on the list is tires and emissions.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on May 01, 2010, 12:08:33 PM
well guys my rig is finnaly up and running again randy fixed my radiator thanks rando it feels good to here the beast go rat a tat tat from the exhaust lol hahaha cherry bombs 12 in glass packs next on the list is tires and emissions.
nice job, i know that feeling of getting it running again. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on May 03, 2010, 10:02:39 PM
went to mexico and got the new 400 208 and set it all in the garage
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on May 05, 2010, 10:28:52 PM
Drove it through a god damn bee swarm. Im cruising at 45mph on 55th ave, see a cloud ahead, think nothing of it, maybe a dust storm or something, hit it, realize there was more than just dirt, look over and holy crap theres about a dozen yellow jackets on my passenger and back seats. Of course i freak out, and just floor it. I hit about 65 mph and then without looking whip around the corner onto Pinnacle Peak and fly up and down the hill at Thunderbird Conservation Park trying to blow the bastards out the windows. After a couple miles i finally hit a red light and see all but one have been blown out, so i kill the bastard. i get back to my work, and three more little devils fly out from under my truck, two get away, i kill the other. Then, my co-worker was kind enough to point out the 40 or so bees stuck in my radiator(all fried to a crisp already), and a few more in my windshield wipers.  So, am i the only one who hates bees?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on May 06, 2010, 09:41:27 AM
That happened to me at the White Tanks this last time I went out there. Honey bees though. Huge swarm!!! Drove right thru them bastards.

What an I doing to my rig today? Just driving it home from work.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on May 07, 2010, 08:19:59 PM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on May 08, 2010, 09:03:55 AM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.

You have Pics? i need to do something about the lights in my Gauge Cluster.

Today checked my front wheel bearings and nope the noise is coming from the rear so once i borrow my buddies slide hammer ill get them changed out, for now there gonna have to do.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on May 08, 2010, 12:20:14 PM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


You have Pics? i need to do something about the lights in my Gauge Cluster.

Today checked my front wheel bearings and nope the noise is coming from the rear so once i borrow my buddies slide hammer ill get them changed out, for now there gonna have to do.


I got the lights from superbrightleds.com I odered 10 of them but to replace every light in the dash would require 12, I just didn't put one in for the seat belt or choke indicator since there of no use to me. They shipped it by regular mail for $4 and I had them in 3 days. I tried to take a pick of the dash lit up last night but it wouldn't turn out. I did look like the lighting in a new vehicle with a bluish tint to the white numbers. A word of warning, don't use windex to clean the gauges, it will take the white paint off, just gently whipe any dust off with a soft cloth. I almost ruined my volt gauge.

Here is what I bought. The 2nd item is a dome light, it's really nice too and won't run the battery dead. Color used was cool white for all lights.

Super Bright LEDs, Inc.
4400 Earth City Expressway
St. Louis, Missouri  63045-1328

tel: 314-972-6200  (ext 3067 for order changes)
fax: 314-972-6202

mailto:order_info@superbrightleds.com


New Order: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 14:00:48 from UNITED STATES.

---------- PRODUCT INFORMATION ----------

Qty  | Product / Options                        | Price/ea |
============================================================
  10 | WLED-x4 LED bulb                        |  $ 2.59 |
        90 Degree  White WLED-W4-x 1.00
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  1 | 4410-x9 LED Festoon bulb                |  $ 4.74 |
        Cool White 4410-CW9 2.25
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(http://s1.postimage.org/fuHvr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxfuHvr)

(http://s1.postimage.org/fuJ_A.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxfuJ_A)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 85bigblue on May 08, 2010, 09:23:27 PM
 :blublazer: took my my big blue baby out 4 wheelin for the first time :D
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 09, 2010, 08:45:53 AM
:blublazer: took my my big blue baby out 4 wheelin for the first time :D
Pictures or it didn't happen! :taunt:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on May 09, 2010, 02:45:52 PM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.

Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: steves79 on May 09, 2010, 04:56:11 PM
ac recharged and blowing cold again,hopefully it will last the summer again
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: xjpapaboner on May 09, 2010, 08:49:31 PM
spooled 9in rear with disk brakes, hydro steering and replaced my lower rubber bushings with chromoly 2.63 x 1.250 ballistic joints and a good over all inspection for the last big run before it gets too hot :blowup:
(http://s3.postimage.org/Le4JA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqLe4JA)

(http://s3.postimage.org/Le7dJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqLe7dJ)

(http://s1.postimage.org/joYf0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxjoYf0)

(http://s4.postimage.org/ypw3i.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVypw3i)

(http://s4.postimage.org/ypIx0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVypIx0)

(http://s1.postimage.org/jp4Jr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxjp4Jr)oh yeah new 37x14R15 tires but they dont fit in the tire carrier :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 74K5 on May 09, 2010, 11:08:35 PM

(http://s1.postimage.org/jw_B0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxjw_B0)
Sanded 35 years of rust out of the windshield channel and had a new one put in!   8)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 10, 2010, 06:57:00 AM
I drove mine yesterday!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on May 10, 2010, 07:34:00 AM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:


Messed with the camera last night and got a decent pic of the dash lit up. I really like the lighting color the led light gives. I'm going to order leds for the tail and maker lights to.

(http://s2.postimage.org/gqJ7J.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsgqJ7J)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on May 10, 2010, 02:30:56 PM
Looks good Clint  :clap:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 10, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:


Messed with the camera last night and got a decent pic of the dash lit up. I really like the lighting color the led light gives. I'm going to order leds for the tail and maker lights to.

([url]http://s2.postimage.org/gqJ7J.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsgqJ7J[/url])

Might have to get an elictronic flasher with the LED's to make it work.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on May 10, 2010, 03:01:52 PM
i am going to order some for my 2 dome lights.  like you said it won't run the battery down and they're cheap.
tommy, nice work man
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on May 10, 2010, 04:20:29 PM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:


Messed with the camera last night and got a decent pic of the dash lit up. I really like the lighting color the led light gives. I'm going to order leds for the tail and maker lights to.

([url]http://s2.postimage.org/gqJ7J.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsgqJ7J[/url])

Might have to get an elictronic flasher with the LED's to make it work.


The stock flasher worked with the leds.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on May 10, 2010, 10:35:20 PM
dropped my junk 700
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on May 10, 2010, 11:31:16 PM
dropped my junk 700
like literally, dropped the junk 700r4 tranny, twice. and kicked it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 11, 2010, 07:13:49 AM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:


Messed with the camera last night and got a decent pic of the dash lit up. I really like the lighting color the led light gives. I'm going to order leds for the tail and maker lights to.

([url]http://s2.postimage.org/gqJ7J.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsgqJ7J[/url])

Might have to get an elictronic flasher with the LED's to make it work.


The stock flasher worked with the leds.

It probably won't once you  change the tail lights unless it's already an electronic flasher because the LED's don't pull enough amps to make it work properly or it may just flash really fast.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on May 11, 2010, 09:01:04 AM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:


Messed with the camera last night and got a decent pic of the dash lit up. I really like the lighting color the led light gives. I'm going to order leds for the tail and maker lights to.

([url]http://s2.postimage.org/gqJ7J.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsgqJ7J[/url])

Might have to get an elictronic flasher with the LED's to make it work.


The stock flasher worked with the leds.

It probably won't once you  change the tail lights unless it's already an electronic flasher because the LED's don't pull enough amps to make it work properly or it may just flash really fast.


Now I know what your talking about. I'll buy an electronic flasher when I get the other lights. Thanks  :bump:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 11, 2010, 01:12:52 PM
Took out the gauge cluster (not easy to do with a rollcage), cleaned it and installed led lights. Put on a new/used gauge face, what a difference the led's make over standard light bulbs. Also installed a new amp and finished building new speaker box.


Checked out the site for the leds....pretty awesome looking, may do that to mine  :clap:


Messed with the camera last night and got a decent pic of the dash lit up. I really like the lighting color the led light gives. I'm going to order leds for the tail and maker lights to.

([url]http://s2.postimage.org/gqJ7J.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsgqJ7J[/url])

Might have to get an elictronic flasher with the LED's to make it work.


The stock flasher worked with the leds.

It probably won't once you  change the tail lights unless it's already an electronic flasher because the LED's don't pull enough amps to make it work properly or it may just flash really fast.


Now I know what your talking about. I'll buy an electronic flasher when I get the other lights. Thanks  :bump:

No problem man I have a lot of useless info floating around in my head and I try to spread it around when possible!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on May 11, 2010, 08:55:14 PM
FINALY BROUGHT MY RIG HOME ON SUNDAY SEE IF THESE VIDEOS COME UP IF SO ENJOY I DID LOL.
hics motor.mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXJCRHkk08#)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on May 11, 2010, 08:56:35 PM
AND ANOTHER
hics motor (2).mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89xsSjPh__Y#)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Dr. Hell No on May 11, 2010, 09:46:18 PM
 :violent:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 11, 2010, 10:52:41 PM
I've had a bent rear axle for about 6 months now and finally tired enough of the vibrations to change it so after work tonight I pulled it out and found this
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/GetAttachment-1.jpg)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/GetAttachment1.jpg)

Not only was it bent but also pretty twisted too! :o

I got the spare installed and ready to go again! :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on May 12, 2010, 11:52:59 AM
Today I'm making new beefier rear shackles. Since I néed to move my hanger to get a better shackle angle in the rear figured I would make some stronger shackles while I'm at it.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on May 12, 2010, 07:10:10 PM
With the help of some friends I got the bumper and swing out tire carrier I built mounted today. What you see above the tire is pulleys and winch cable, there is a atv winch behind the tire. Since I had to have back surgery I needed a way to get the tire on and off and it works even better than I expected. I would post a video but I don't know how.
(http://s3.postimage.org/1Am00.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1Am00)

(http://s3.postimage.org/1Aov9.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1Aov9)
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Post by: 77K5 on May 13, 2010, 10:42:52 AM
Well yesterday I started repainting my rig and today I plan on finishing it up. So say bye bye to the camo paint job everyone!
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Post by: JYD on May 13, 2010, 12:29:07 PM
going to start fixing my spare tire carrier that broke on the way home from the CK trip! :thumbsdown:
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Post by: kkattfish on May 13, 2010, 12:34:20 PM
going to start fixing my spare tire carrier that broke on the way home from the CK trip! :thumbsdown:
hahah i didn't know that.  didn't it break once before as well?  who's your welder??  lol  :flipoff:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on May 13, 2010, 12:38:43 PM
going to start fixing my spare tire carrier that broke on the way home from the CK trip! :thumbsdown:
hahah i didn't know that.  didn't it break once before as well?  who's your welder??  lol  :flipoff:
the welds held the metal around them failed!!!
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Post by: kkattfish on May 13, 2010, 12:39:38 PM
i retract my previous post  :usa:   :dance:
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Post by: Copper Miner on May 13, 2010, 08:06:13 PM
Finished my stereo today. The neighbors aren't happy though. :guitar:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on May 13, 2010, 08:49:56 PM
all i did was clean the transmission up a little today and buy the input shaft seal and filter kit for it. i ordered the kickdown solonoid. should be here tomorrow or saturday. i will need to go to carquest to buy the trans flush cause no other auto parts store in my area carries it. i didnt get to start putting the trans in at all because SOMEBODY once agian said they would come over to help but NEVER SHOWED UP
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Post by: ZJ Guy on May 13, 2010, 08:55:01 PM
all i did was clean the transmission up a little today and buy the input shaft seal and filter kit for it. i ordered the kickdown solonoid. should be here tomorrow or saturday. i will need to go to carquest to buy the trans flush cause no other auto parts store in my area carries it. i didnt get to start putting the trans in at all because SOMEBODY once agian said they would come over to help but NEVER SHOWED UP
god what a d()k, who does that to friends
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Post by: 77K5 on May 13, 2010, 10:28:20 PM
Rob?  :lmao: Just kidding buddy!
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Post by: kkattfish on May 14, 2010, 08:36:02 AM
what time are you working on it tonight?
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Post by: 77K5 on May 14, 2010, 10:44:48 AM
If it doesn't happen today it will happen tomorrow but I have to replace my flexplate.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 14, 2010, 12:49:17 PM
Installed a raised steering arm and drag link and slowed down my tranny leak...
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Post by: SUB602 on May 14, 2010, 12:59:42 PM
Installing relays for some lights and my electric helper fan.
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Post by: kkattfish on May 14, 2010, 01:01:53 PM
going to cudas to help fix his rig so i can get mine back lol
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Post by: HICKNASTY on May 18, 2010, 05:17:06 PM
hey cuda if i knew you needed a filter kit for your trans i have one brand new in the package with the gasket for free.
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Post by: kkattfish on May 18, 2010, 08:32:55 PM
hey cuda if i knew you needed a filter kit for your trans i have one brand new in the package with the gasket for free.
you're like 3 weeks too late on that lol.  where you been hick? 

me and cuda tried to booty fab the hell out of my exhaust tonight but we failed.  i give up for this week.  i will just be running open headers in florence this weekend but trailering out there so not too bad.  next week scott says he will give me a hand. 

exhaust is overrated anyways
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Post by: xjpapaboner on May 18, 2010, 09:22:41 PM
hey cuda if i knew you needed a filter kit for your trans i have one brand new in the package with the gasket for free.
you're like 3 weeks too late on that lol.  where you been hick? 

me and cuda tried to booty fab the hell out of my exhaust tonight but we failed.  i give up for this week.  i will just be running open headers in florence this weekend but trailering out there so not too bad.  next week scott says he will give me a hand. 

exhaust is overrated anyways
Do have ear pluges for the rest of us. If I have to hear your engine, your going to stay behind me and smell mine :sick:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on May 19, 2010, 08:28:18 AM
hey cuda if i knew you needed a filter kit for your trans i have one brand new in the package with the gasket for free.
you're like 3 weeks too late on that lol.  where you been hick? 

me and cuda tried to booty fab the hell out of my exhaust tonight but we failed.  i give up for this week.  i will just be running open headers in florence this weekend but trailering out there so not too bad.  next week scott says he will give me a hand. 

exhaust is overrated anyways
Do have ear pluges for the rest of us. If I have to hear your engine, your going to stay behind me and smell mine :sick:
i have these 2 fingers you can use as ear plugs :flipoff:  lol
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 19, 2010, 09:18:41 AM
TRYING TO GET THIS MUTHAFUCKIN PS PUMP TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!! :postal:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 19, 2010, 04:36:21 PM
I changed to other rear axle, it was twisted also. I tightened up the front wheel bearings and took a shim out of the right front top king pin to get a little slop out. Then just checked everything over to make sure it's ready for Saturday.
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Post by: kkattfish on May 19, 2010, 06:28:20 PM
installed my recovery hooks, greased all my zirc fittings, put all my spare parts in the truck, checked my lug nuts, aired down to 20, talked to her for a few minutes, took her around the block then put 1 of my battery's on the charger
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Post by: JYD on May 19, 2010, 06:35:14 PM
i used my winch to pull the bumper on my race car back out!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 21, 2010, 01:20:20 PM
started to clean up the motor to swap in.
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/MOTORCLEANUP001.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/MOTORCLEANUP003.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/MOTORCLEANUP004.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/MOTORCLEANUP005.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/MOTORCLEANUP008.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/MOTORCLEANUP010.jpg)

next i will b replacing the freeze plugs to brass,oil pan gasket,and paint.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 21, 2010, 01:22:54 PM
i also threw these on to see what it would look like.

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/40TIRES002.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/40TIRES001.jpg)

40s.
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Post by: kkattfish on May 21, 2010, 01:26:40 PM
they look like crap, you should give them away :flipoff:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 21, 2010, 01:28:16 PM
they look like crap, you should give them away :flipoff:
ur face is crap.... :flipoff: im just gonna throw em away now!!!!!! :postal:
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Post by: WI CMA on May 21, 2010, 02:42:01 PM
i also threw these on to see what it would look like.

([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/40TIRES002.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/40TIRES001.jpg[/url])

40s.
Looks Great all up in the air like that! :guitar:
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Post by: BigRig67 on May 23, 2010, 08:00:35 PM
david that a 4 bolt main?????????? if so nice choise man, if not  :gfight:lol if u need help bro hit me up im just 5 mins from u
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Post by: ZJ Guy on May 26, 2010, 11:11:00 PM
Rebuilt the A/C system; compressor, accumulator, liquid line w/ orrifice tube
Replaced the harmonic balancer which flew off when we started the motor to charge the system with freon
Vacuumed A/C system (took two attempts, needed my room-mates 4 HP air compressor which could maintain 100 PSI), oiled, and charged it with freon and leak detector

Who knew it could take 3 days to do a simple A/C job
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Post by: Cuda K5 on May 26, 2010, 11:25:58 PM
seriously? i mean doesnt everybody's harmonic ballancer bust into 2 pieces when doing their a/c?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 26, 2010, 11:45:22 PM
david that a 4 bolt main?????????? if so nice choise man, if not  :gfight:lol if u need help bro hit me up im just 5 mins from u
yup 4blt main..
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on May 27, 2010, 05:18:20 AM
More like tomorrow, Dropping the gas tank again to remove the baffle thats making contact with my float, taking my r/r tire to get repaired, and replacing a leaky pinion seal.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: WI CMA on May 27, 2010, 05:43:29 AM
Replaced the brakes on the Mitsubishi, changed the oil in the two cars, tried the E3 plugs in the Eclipse, air filters in all vehicles, (K&Ns are a pain in the a**! Oil and desert dust??), Tried to get a loan for a kick a** Dually, but the bank didn't agree on the value!! No sense of nostalgia at wells fargo!!

Sat in the Blazer, got inspired, and am thinking about trying some unique suspension ideas - All coil springs and 3-4 links? I did it once, but I ordered way too heavy of leaf springs... Even with a custom 15' wrecker boom hauling a truck off the trails, it hardly squatted on coils..!
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Post by: kkattfish on May 27, 2010, 09:31:22 AM
boat season and have been working on my boat to get it ready to take out to pleasant sunday.  mostly just repairing a seat and some interior stuff but i had the dog house down yesterday so i snapped a pic of the v8 305 power plant  :dance:

(http://s3.postimage.org/MNlGJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqMNlGJ)
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 27, 2010, 12:18:27 PM
nice its lake time.. :dance:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on May 28, 2010, 01:12:36 PM
PULLED THE OLD MOTOR OUT
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/motorswap22001.jpg)]
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/motorswap22006.jpg)
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Post by: kkattfish on May 28, 2010, 01:41:02 PM
nice to see that started david, good luck on the install man
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Post by: 85bigblue on May 29, 2010, 11:34:38 AM
going to try and figure out why are steerings off and might change the plate that keeps the leaf spring on the axle (streeped)  :violent:
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Post by: ZJ Guy on June 01, 2010, 06:07:38 PM
Cleaning out all the trash and getting everything ready for my 21st B-day party tomorrow  :banana: my smokin hottie co-worker's taking me out to the bar. im excited
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Post by: CISCO on June 01, 2010, 08:21:12 PM
Found out I need to replace the fan clutch, was thinkin about going to an electrical fan setup but seems pretty pricey.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 02, 2010, 11:22:43 AM
ALMOST DONE WITH THIS SUCKA!!
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/PAINTANDTIMINGGEAR006.jpg)
I HAVE A NEW TIMING SET FROM SUMMIT THE CAM IS A COMP CAM.NEW OIL PAN GASKET 1 PEICE AND ADDING MYSTERY OIL TO THE PISTON WALLS TO LUBE...
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on June 05, 2010, 12:01:35 AM
Tried to climb a p***y rock in my front yard after Rob failed miserably, and my damn 4-wheel drive wouldnt work. The stupid transfer case would only let me choose between all-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive. My 4-hi wouldnt lock in, and when i put the lever where 4-lo is the light wouldnt come on and it was as if i was in neutral. So left with only all-wheel drive like a fag in a Subaru i failed about as bad as Robby's Montero, but i did kick up more dirt. At least i can still get that great AWD traction on an icy or rainy day, but id still like to have the front and rear wheels locked together for traction. Stupid t-case  :mad: i hope the shift linkage is just out of wack and i dont have something broke inside of the case.
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Post by: kkattfish on June 05, 2010, 03:08:11 PM
too hot to do anything on my truck.  looked at it sitting in the back yard and then helped my ol' lady wash her truck and then change her oil
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Post by: BB1 on June 05, 2010, 04:15:07 PM
You wimp. I am going to cut some more stuff off of my bling front axle. In the heat. :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 05, 2010, 05:30:45 PM
You wimp. I am going to cut some more stuff off of my bling front axle. In the heat. :punchballs:
i thought you said you weren't doing anything today because wah wah you work in the sun all day... :flipoff:
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Post by: SUB602 on June 05, 2010, 06:56:50 PM
this is what i did today, removed my tranny and transfer case. need to fix the front pump bushing again. theres got to be a secret to keeping that damn front pump bushing in place.
(http://s1.postimage.org/P0FB0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxP0FB0)
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Post by: BB1 on June 05, 2010, 07:54:24 PM
You wimp. I am going to cut some more stuff off of my bling front axle. In the heat. :punchballs:
i thought you said you weren't doing anything today because wah wah you work in the sun all day... :flipoff:

It's that damn Pirate site. Motivates me every time. Trust me wasn't out their for to long though. :rolleyes:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on June 05, 2010, 09:16:25 PM
this is what i did today, removed my tranny and transfer case. need to fix the front pump bushing again. theres got to be a secret to keeping that damn front pump bushing in place.
([url]http://s1.postimage.org/P0FB0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxP0FB0[/url])

isnt there a clip in there on some tranny's?
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 06, 2010, 08:37:50 AM
Yesterday Tom and I rebuild the front end on my Suburban, new bushings and ball joints. The bushings were gone on the driver side and into metal. Then we shortened Toms bump stops on his XJ and went and flexed it out, it works MUCH better now!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 06, 2010, 11:04:00 AM
this is what i did today, removed my tranny and transfer case. need to fix the front pump bushing again. theres got to be a secret to keeping that damn front pump bushing in place.
([url]http://s1.postimage.org/P0FB0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxP0FB0[/url])

isnt there a clip in there on some tranny's?


The clip holds the front seal in place, but Front Pump bushing sits behind the seal pressed into the front pump.
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Post by: kkattfish on June 06, 2010, 11:50:12 AM
gonna wash my dmax and possibly set the top back on my blazer to get it off the side of my house.
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Post by: 85bigblue on June 06, 2010, 11:54:17 AM
changin my brakes from a powerbooster to hydrobooster and putting on a q-jet carb. both for 40 bucks to  :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 06, 2010, 01:17:40 PM
gonna wash my dmax and possibly set the top back on my blazer to get it off the side of my house.

You should sell it. Tops are over rated.(only girls wear tops) :taunt:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 06, 2010, 01:53:48 PM
gonna wash my dmax and possibly set the top back on my blazer to get it off the side of my house.

You should sell it. Tops are over rated.(only girls wear tops) :taunt:
i wish they wouldn't wear them... i have thought about selling the top just not sure about it yet. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 06, 2010, 03:08:42 PM
lol, Be careful of what you wish for. Only a very few woman are worthy of not wearing a top. The rest, well :sick:.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 06, 2010, 05:10:20 PM
new timing set from summit..
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/FRESHMOTOR001.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/FRESHMOTOR004.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/FRESHMOTOR005.jpg)

just got the heads torqued down and Tuesday ill b installing the motor..ill be getting new plugs oil,filter and timing cover seal then its install time...
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 06, 2010, 08:35:38 PM
i walked outside today and and vaccumed out the carpet.

then i shut the door looked at it and kicked the door really hard, thought about driving it off a cliff

then i was thinking i might need some professional help   :o  :tmi: hahahahahhahaha
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Post by: ZJ Guy on June 06, 2010, 09:58:08 PM

...and kicked the door really hard...


 :lmao:   :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao: i cant express just how funny this is. inside joke.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jason4x4 on June 06, 2010, 10:19:19 PM
put a full conervt windshield frame on a buddies blazer, then welded his shock tabs on his d60
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 07, 2010, 06:49:30 PM
truck caught on fire and is no longer running  :blowup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 07, 2010, 07:02:26 PM
truck caught on fire and is no longer running  :blowup:
are you seriously or thats just what you want to happen?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 07, 2010, 07:37:55 PM
i'm serious. i got it running now though just well enough to drive
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 08, 2010, 07:43:42 AM
well details man, what happened? 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 08, 2010, 08:35:13 AM
well i went to start up my truck and it was running funny then i just heard a big puff of air and there were flames. turned the truck off and lifted the hood and my header and air filter and a bunch of wires and hoses were burning. got the fire extinguisher(going to need a new one now) and put it out. come to find out a pin hole got in my fuel line and squirted on my hearers. started the header wrap on fire and thats about it. i got it running again just had to replace a wire and i had extras. oh and i had to take my carb apart and clean the fire extinguisher junk out. so its running but not running well so i'll have to go through the carb one more time tomorrow or something
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 08, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
tightened up my header flanges to my pipe, noticed my y pipe is cracked will worry about that later.  i can reweld it sometime to make it hold.
checked all the bolts and nuts on the tcase, d-shafts, trans and tcase adapter
my trans is still leaking from my detent cable so i tried to tighten that a little more but continued to leak.  i am going to just go get the boot that goes into the trans so it's sealed correctly for that cable.  should be fun detaching that ....
checked the front dshaft that bb1 gave me.  seems like its long enough but where it mounts to the tcase is different.  if i had to i could take the ujoints off and make it work if it was just the shaft itself that broke. 
put my winch cover on
tried to fix my passenger side door so it latches, but realized its too far gone.  came to the conclusion that my doors are coming off before tm next weekend :)
added my new spare shaft scuba gave me to my pile of shafts.  i now have 2 of each

looked in my backyard and found an 8 lug wheel with a 265 tire on it.  you think i could use that in an emergency for a spare? 

i think thats about it, then i mowed the back yard
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 08, 2010, 06:41:29 PM
That tire would work in a jam but I'd try to get it on the front where you can unlock the hubs to keep it from scrubbing itself off. Don't forget about the broken spring bolt on the left front spring!
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Post by: ZJ Guy on June 08, 2010, 07:53:49 PM
well i went to start up my truck and it was running funny then i just heard a big puff of air and there were flames. turned the truck off and lifted the hood and my header and air filter and a bunch of wires and hoses were burning. got the fire extinguisher(going to need a new one now) and put it out. come to find out a pin hole got in my fuel line and squirted on my hearers. started the header wrap on fire and thats about it. i got it running again just had to replace a wire and i had extras. oh and i had to take my carb apart and clean the fire extinguisher junk out. so its running but not running well so i'll have to go through the carb one more time tomorrow or something


here you go buddy, only V-8 i could find.
http://www.cactusjacksauto.com/inventory/listings_detail.asp?vid=4490&Details=2002+Ford+Crown+Victoria (http://www.cactusjacksauto.com/inventory/listings_detail.asp?vid=4490&Details=2002+Ford+Crown+Victoria)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 08, 2010, 08:02:49 PM
That tire would work in a jam but I'd try to get it on the front where you can unlock the hubs to keep it from scrubbing itself off. Don't forget about the broken spring bolt on the left front spring!
thanks chuck.  i didn't forget about the bolt i just haven't got to it yet.  if we are not doing tm i might just wheel with it as is and fix it when i convert to xover or my next big run if before that.  i will tighten the ubolts again to be sure.  was that a  15/16"
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 08, 2010, 08:28:16 PM
No problem man that bolt should be 3/8"
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 08, 2010, 08:34:54 PM
I have a bolt bin come and see if I have what you need.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 08, 2010, 09:18:29 PM
the ubolts are a 15/16ths. i have a deep socket i bought specifically for those
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 08, 2010, 10:01:36 PM
Brought my new river runner home.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/Ford.jpg)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/Ford3.jpg)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/Ford2.jpg)
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Post by: kkattfish on June 09, 2010, 08:06:37 AM
as i said before, nice score chuck it gets you back out there and something to work on   :clap:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 09, 2010, 10:05:48 AM
just scored some free 52" springs to swap into the front when i do my crossover steering

thanks angel
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 09, 2010, 11:12:16 AM
i just scored a 15 dollar quadrajet  :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 09, 2010, 04:43:33 PM
I just scored a well nothing. Damn't :blowup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jason4x4 on June 09, 2010, 06:00:41 PM
scored one of these for $200!!

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=diagnostics&item_ID=81957&group_ID=21604&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog (http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=diagnostics&item_ID=81957&group_ID=21604&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 09, 2010, 08:36:16 PM
took off my doors
removed rear bumper
drove to bb1's house in the kkattillac and bs'd with him for a bit. 
he noticed my frame is cracked where my steering box is so i need to brace that when i do my xover and 52"  swap.  this is beginning to be a big upgrade/swap on my front end.  i hope my bike sells so i can just get the d60 and avoid doing all of this twice (well the steering anyways).

will add pics to my build thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 09, 2010, 09:32:52 PM
Tinkered with the Ford and found the fuel tank had a lot of water and bad gas in it....found out the hard way. I was smacking the bottom of the tank to see how much gas was in there when a 3/8" rust hole blew out the bottom of the tank peeing rusty water on the floor of my garage. After I got it all drained out I cut the fuel line and ran it into a gas can and fired it up, runs pretty good! :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 87k590 on June 10, 2010, 09:54:22 AM
Ive been busting my a$$ on my truck (Literally) :lmao: But on a serious note recently i have moved away from carb and have gone back to TBI.  Since my nice little 350 has some juice in it i upgraded the fuel delievery by swaping a 454 TBI unit with 65lb/hr. Injectors.  With the larger cfm of the 454 TBI and the not so mega injectors i should be okay with my horsepower range.  I ordered my injectors today (90 bucks a pop) and the TBI rebuild kit.  I should be able to finally start my new engine this weekend after i make a few more brackets.  After shes running i really need some off road tires, i already have a killer deal on 35 BFG A/T.  Ill post soem pics up in my build thread.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 10, 2010, 10:07:11 AM
got it in and man was it a bit** day f***ing HOT and the ticking ur hear is a the exhaust leak..
running motor 159.MPG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KKScRSEPus#)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 10, 2010, 10:14:51 AM
nice job david.  i tried to watch video and it says not available
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 10, 2010, 10:19:23 AM
double click the vid it will work  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 10, 2010, 10:20:58 AM
double click the vid it will work  ;D
This video is not yet processed.   so there :flipoff:  hahaha
i don't need to double click it to watch thats the point int he mod to watch them here.  but when i did i got the attached error.

Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 10, 2010, 11:33:43 AM
I double clicked it and it worked
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 10, 2010, 09:19:25 PM
I pulled the carberator off my Ford and cleaned it up and got it working correctly. Then drove it around the block and crawled it through a big wash that runs trough my property. It's pretty low geared! :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 10, 2010, 09:39:26 PM
I replaced the driver side ball joints on my axle. Now my wheel sits straight again no death wobble. I am happy. :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 10, 2010, 09:46:09 PM
I replaced the driver side ball joints on my axle. Now my wheel sits straight again no death wobble. I am happy. :dance:
was that you hammering away around sunset?  i was cleaning my pool and thought it was coming from your direction
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 10, 2010, 10:28:09 PM
Yeah that was me. I kicked it's a$$.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 13, 2010, 09:45:56 PM
last night and early this morning me durfee and rob went out to castle hot springs road and found a decent spot to test my 4wd at. unfortunately it was mostly sand so i did get stuck once but i just needed to get a rock under the tire and got out. i tried to crawl a big a** boulder but  i just kicked sand about half way up it and i dented my drivers fender up a bit
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 87k590 on June 14, 2010, 06:54:53 PM
The poor montero took a severe beating, i couldnt stop the thing from bottoming out but all in all it was one hell of a good time out there!!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jason4x4 on June 14, 2010, 08:33:49 PM
put the plates behind the motor mounts for the support rods to the trans on the p/u, and dented the oil pan... so now am gonna go try and take the pan off with the oil in it. hopefully I don't make a mess.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 14, 2010, 09:21:54 PM
I put a fuel cell in my Ford and cut out the noisy glass packs and welded in a Flowmaster, sounds much better!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 15, 2010, 08:14:05 AM
went to sun transmission and picked up the correct sleeve for my detent cable on my t350.  was tired of the damn thing leaking all over the place.  when i put it in i used an o-ring which i thought was correct but i was wrong.  much better now

Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 15, 2010, 08:36:31 AM
i drove it to and from both jobs. first time that has happened in forever
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 16, 2010, 07:58:55 AM
finished scraping off that body sticker that was half scraped for months now, cleaned out all the garbage and spare parts that i had left in there since woody's wash, put a speaker under my seat since i took my doors off.  can barely hear it so i need to figure something else out or see how it is when i put in the other speaker, aired up the tires to 40 psi and drove it around a couple miles. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 16, 2010, 02:08:29 PM
Lastnight I welded up the posi in the rear diff. To day I tightened all the yokes that where loose. Filled the rear diff and t-case up with gear oil. Took off the enormus reciever hitch, put a hose on the diff vent. Greased the front end and all u-joints. Welded the front and rear bumpers so they would quit rattling. Adjusted the floats on the carberator and took it for a test drive around the block then back to the house for a little more testing. :banana:
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/7.jpg)
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 16, 2010, 02:40:27 PM
nice progress on that chuck.  i'm sure you'll have it heavily modified soon enough
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 73K5 on June 16, 2010, 06:13:23 PM
just swapped in the 14bolt i got from z on monday.....i gotta give props to hicknasty for helping out and katt for lending me his floor jack...it went good, bolted right up ,no problems to speak of..aside from finding lug nuts.....also discovered the yoke on the 205 was broken
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 16, 2010, 06:18:40 PM
nice, congrats tj.  hopefully that thing will be road worthy soon
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 16, 2010, 07:45:20 PM
WAS HIC WITH U WHEN U CALLED ME??
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 77K5 on June 16, 2010, 09:34:20 PM
Well this isn't a what are you doing to your ride post for me, it's more like what the heck happened to my ride post. I'm guessing that when the previous owner told me that I had no exhaust, and when I looked and visually saw everything there he really meant that there was no exhaust because in my travels today what you see in the picture below is what happened. My other guess is that everything was in place just fine for emissions....little did I know that the crappy weld job that I didn't see until today was meant to fall apart. Oh well....now my debate is do I weld the stock one back on or get some extra pipe and put the flowmaster 1 into 2 on it?

So.....anyone got a welder and know how to use it!?

(http://s4.postimage.org/FpiuS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVFpiuS)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 16, 2010, 09:42:42 PM
sell it and just fix the k5 man.  solid frame, you know what you've done and its not literally falling apart on you

thats my honest answer for you
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 16, 2010, 09:44:48 PM
I can weld it up for you but that wont be for free. Consumables cost money.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 16, 2010, 09:47:16 PM
sell it and just fix the k5 man.  solid frame, you know what you've done and its not literally falling apart on you

thats my honest answer for you
go read what i wrote on his build!!! cuz im confused!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 77K5 on June 16, 2010, 10:35:10 PM
Not keeping the K5, as much as I want to I'm not. I'll have another one at some point down the road but for now this is what I have and it's what I'm keeping. BTW I posted that about the muffler to be kinda funny cause I laughed when I realized why my exhaust got louder all of a sudden.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 17, 2010, 09:16:14 AM
probably nothing to my vehicle today but putting in a new shoutbox here.  too many complaints about it lately
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 17, 2010, 05:26:16 PM
Hey! This thread is about what you are doing to your ride not the site. Can we get a mod to take care of this guy. :taunt:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 17, 2010, 05:33:06 PM
Hey! This thread is about what you are doing to your ride not the site. Can we get a mod to take care of this guy. :taunt:
i'll ban him, no worries
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 18, 2010, 05:24:46 AM
Im expecting my trans to be done today, if so ill be starting the install tonite.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on June 20, 2010, 05:05:09 PM
oil change
spark plugs
fuel injector cleaner

total time: 10mins
spent the rest of the day sleeping and watching NASCAR
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 20, 2010, 05:24:58 PM
oil change
spark plugs
fuel injector cleaner

total time: 10mins
spent the rest of the day sleeping and watching NASCAR
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lol Sleeping and Nascar go togther.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 22, 2010, 06:33:40 AM
I took the bucket seats and consol out of the Ford and installed a bench seat last night.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 22, 2010, 07:35:43 AM
pulled it in the back yard where it will probably rest for a while.  going to san diego thursday for the weekend then when i get back start gathering the parts i need for crossover steering
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: WI CMA on June 22, 2010, 12:22:44 PM
pulled it in the back yard where it will probably rest for a while.  going to san diego thursday for the weekend then when i get back start gathering the parts i need for crossover steering

As soon as you get that done, you will find the right deal on a Dana 60! LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 22, 2010, 01:18:05 PM
thats ok, the setup i'm doing will be cheap enough and the crossover will be a good selling point along with everything else my dana 44 has
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 23, 2010, 02:22:47 PM
I'm gonna try to get my seatbelts installed today.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on June 23, 2010, 06:12:06 PM
well not mine but cleaning up some axles redoing the pinion seals dif cover gaskets and painting em up..
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: WI CMA on June 26, 2010, 05:12:22 AM
Hopefully picking up some more parts to throw at it today.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on June 26, 2010, 07:27:17 AM
finnaly took the top off and gettin it ready for next weekend fourth of july... :usa:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 26, 2010, 09:54:19 AM
I put at least 150 miles on my truck yesterday. Got some nice chrome 8 lug wheels for it also
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 26, 2010, 10:41:32 AM
Installed my newly rebuilt Trans this morning. Still need to button up some small things, but should be done by tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: WI CMA on June 26, 2010, 01:19:18 PM
Installed my newly rebuilt Trans this morning. Still need to button up some small things, but should be done by tomorrow.

did you have anything custom done to it or just a standard overhaul?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 26, 2010, 01:28:35 PM
Installed my newly rebuilt Trans this morning. Still need to button up some small things, but should be done by tomorrow.

did you have anything custom done to it or just a standard overhaul?

only thing upgraded was the Sun Shell, I had the Beast installed. So besides that a basic rebuild with a shift kit .
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 02, 2010, 09:38:00 PM
I pulled the seat out of the Ford and put a nice two piece seat cove r on it. Tried to install my sub and amp, box won't fit behind the seat! Installed the amp and a crappy stereo I pulled out of my ZUk awhile back. I have tunes now but not very good.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chuckh on July 03, 2010, 10:16:39 AM
working on my 68 chevy short bed I reaquired from my son 2wd trying to decide what to do with it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 03, 2010, 10:27:56 AM
working on my 68 chevy short bed I reaquired from my son 2wd trying to decide what to do with it
Slam it on the ground and build a street rod!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on July 03, 2010, 04:04:21 PM
got a temp tag for it and installed a stero cd player gonna take it out for the fourth of july :usa: ...
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 03, 2010, 09:39:37 PM
WHAT A LIAR I WAS AT HIS HOUSE AND ITS STILL SITTING IN THE GAYRAGE!   :gfight: :flipoff:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on July 04, 2010, 12:03:52 AM
was driving down the freeway today at 60MPH and the motor stalled (i have a bad cat and O2 sensors). took a sec til i realized what happened, but as soon as i reached to shift it into neutral and restart it, the motor kicked back on all on its own. was the strangest thing having it restart all on its own. The only thing i can think is that the force of the tires spinning the tranny gears turned the motor back over, but i didnt think it was at all possible for an auto to jump start a motor.  either way, i guess ill order the new exhaust and sensors this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 04, 2010, 11:31:47 AM
peeked out my back door and just looked at it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on July 04, 2010, 02:50:37 PM
I'm letting the bastard sit and rest for a while cause I got a new car  :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on July 04, 2010, 02:58:09 PM
Took it out and wheeled it last night. Got lot's of new pinstriping and scuffed up the new tires. Had a real good time.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: HICKNASTY on July 04, 2010, 04:21:18 PM
gave my biatch a wash drove to the carwash in avondale felt good to stretch her legs out... :usa: and david you dont know sh** way you cant even see over you dash how can you see my rig... :flipoff: :flipoff: :flipoff:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 05, 2010, 09:08:41 PM
I'm letting the bastard sit and rest for a while cause I got a new car  :dance:
what did you get?  your lady from drivetime called me, i guess you put me down as a reference.  i had a vm
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on July 05, 2010, 09:45:44 PM
07 pontiac g6. and yea they made me pick 8 references or something ridiculous like that

anyway you should have seen the lady that called you.... smoking hot
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on July 05, 2010, 09:55:50 PM
I'm letting the bastard sit and rest for a while cause I got a new car  :dance:
what did you get?  your lady from drivetime called me, i guess you put me down as a reference.  i had a vm

WTH is a vm?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 05, 2010, 10:08:26 PM
I'm letting the bastard sit and rest for a while cause I got a new car  :dance:
what did you get?  your lady from drivetime called me, i guess you put me down as a reference.  i had a vm

WTH is a vm?
Voice Mail
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on July 05, 2010, 10:19:18 PM
07 pontiac g6. and yea they made me pick 8 references or something ridiculous like that

anyway you should have seen the lady that called you.... smoking hot

he also put down a fake reference with his phone number so that the hot girl would call him and he would get a chance to talk to her. only way hes ever gunna get a girl to call him.
I just might have to try it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 06, 2010, 05:14:25 AM
Not today but yesterday morning. Installed the rebuilt Trans, and drove the piss out of it :)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: CISCO on July 06, 2010, 07:00:40 PM
Got sum tires last week then last friday went to emmisions and failed the euipment test (cat,charcoal canister) so did a nice burn out  in the emmisions parking lot to show my frustration and today went to look at some bodyshops to get sum estimates besides that tried to cut the grass but lawnmower took a crap.  :violent:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on July 06, 2010, 08:19:59 PM
Looked it over and made sure everything is ready to go again this Saturday night.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 07, 2010, 12:27:17 AM
took off the heavy a** tailgate and installed a truck gate...
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 07, 2010, 05:30:23 AM
took off the heavy butt tailgate and installed a truck gate...

The only drawback to a truck tailgate is all the dust that gets sucked in the back on a loose dirt road, but you tossed your top didnt you? If you did im sure the dirt wont be an issue then.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: WI CMA on July 07, 2010, 04:05:46 PM
Took off the AC system I purchased that won't work for me and installed another one that looks like it will be perfect. Just need to take it in, get new seals and vac out any moisture, then get it all recharged. Then installed an 89 front core support to finish the job yesterday...After being up for 40 hours, I was finally ready to sleep!
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 09, 2010, 06:09:29 AM
Last night I painted the raised letters on the tailgate of the Ford. My boy wants me to paint flames on it like my old buggy so I'll probably do that tonight!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 09, 2010, 07:15:40 PM
took off the heavy butt tailgate and installed a truck gate...

The only drawback to a truck tailgate is all the dust that gets sucked in the back on a loose dirt road, but you tossed your top didnt you? If you did im sure the dirt wont be an issue then.
yup no more top ...and yes the dirt dont come in as much.. ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 09, 2010, 07:49:35 PM
I taped off and painted some rattle can flames tonight to make my son happy, looks pretty decent. ::)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii7/coolmanaz/16.jpg)

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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 10, 2010, 01:16:28 PM
Removed my trans cooler to flush it out, and i find another fix for me. There is 5/16 trans hose attached to the cooler with has 3/8 fittings. Talk about a P.I.T.A. to install those hoses. So Now i must find some 3/8 trans hose and some adapters to make it right. LOL :hj:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 10, 2010, 09:48:25 PM
changed my water pump checked fluids and drove it around.. felt good to drive it.. :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jason4x4 on July 10, 2010, 11:17:57 PM
put the rear driveshaft in and took it to the end of the street, need to lower the t-case crossmember.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 11, 2010, 06:18:53 AM
Adjusted the Detent cable again and took it for a road test.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on July 11, 2010, 05:23:42 PM
got a new liscense plate like a week ago
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 11, 2010, 07:23:16 PM
changed my front calipers pads and master...and wow  i have gooood brakes! 8)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 14, 2010, 06:42:46 AM
Yesterday I changed the power valve in my Holley and drove it to work today! :o

Oh I changed the oil yesterday also.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on July 14, 2010, 08:51:20 AM
Yesterday I got some tubing from angel and bobby. Ended up shootin the sh** all night and didn't get anything done I should have haha
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on July 14, 2010, 05:44:44 PM
Yesterday I got some tubing from angel and bobby. Ended up shootin the crap all night and didn't get anything done I should have haha

yea but work is just too much work anyways, its better that we put it off. maybe we should consider leaving all doors and body panels in place until summers over, and then cut it all out. i like A/C.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 14, 2010, 05:52:04 PM
Today I removed my Trans cooler and installed new fittings and hoses. Now it has 3/8 hoses on 3/8 fittings instead of 5/16 hoses on 3/8 fittings. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: r3dd0g on July 14, 2010, 06:52:47 PM
thats wierd. i was driving my rig home and it was pegged all the way. i stopped and got out. felt the hose and it was barely warm. then i got back in and reved it for a while and it went all the way down to 140. i think my sending unit is bad

Sounds like your thermostat was stuck.  Even if the gauge was wrong your hoses should have been too hot to touch.  Get a new t-stat in there before you blow a head gasket.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on July 19, 2010, 05:59:57 PM
Just doused myself and half my engine compartment with gasoline trying to hook up a fuel pressure test gauge. I removed the fuel pump relay and cranked the motor for 5-10 secs, but apparently thats not quite enough. You're never more careful when moving around then when you're covered in gasoline
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 19, 2010, 07:10:35 PM
cleaned all the trash out...getting it ready for ck.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 19, 2010, 07:13:15 PM
just take 3 carbs and you'll be ready :flipoff: cereal~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 19, 2010, 07:34:34 PM
na man i have a new motor and new cacca so im good..
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 20, 2010, 06:03:03 AM
Test driving my rig right now. Think i found the headache to my Trans shifting problem so i fixed what i think it is and i am in the process of testing it right now.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 20, 2010, 08:17:36 AM
Test driving my rig right now. Think i found the headache to my Trans shifting problem so i fixed what i think it is and i am in the process of testing it right now.
what was it and did it fix it?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 20, 2010, 10:04:57 AM
^^ what he said.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 20, 2010, 10:06:37 AM
its in his build thread
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 20, 2010, 10:12:37 AM
oki doki.    :gfight:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 20, 2010, 10:18:40 AM
 What the guy above u said.^^^^^^ LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 20, 2010, 10:35:43 AM
oki doki.  :gfight:
hahah i laughed harder because jyd edited it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 20, 2010, 10:41:52 AM
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 21, 2010, 06:08:23 AM
Last night I took my carberator apart and found a piece of trash in the needle & seat causing it to over flow the bowl!
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Post by: CISCO on July 21, 2010, 04:26:47 PM
looking around for some rear bumper brackets for my 77 and wondering if I should keep the static drop or bag it?
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Post by: SUB602 on July 21, 2010, 06:30:01 PM
looking around for some rear bumper brackets for my 77 and wondering if I should keep the static drop or bag it?


Just bag it!! Your not really low unless your draggin the framerails.

And i know what im talkin about
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Post by: CISCO on July 21, 2010, 08:14:23 PM
looking around for some rear bumper brackets for my 77 and wondering if I should keep the static drop or bag it?


Just bag it!! Your not really low unless your draggin the framerails.

And i know what im talkin about
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agreed nice ride by the way Im just new to this whole z notch stuff been looking at the C-10 forum and they have some nice fab work on those c10 swb and lwb rides. wuts the cost to bag it?
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Post by: SUB602 on July 21, 2010, 08:22:44 PM
looking around for some rear bumper brackets for my 77 and wondering if I should keep the static drop or bag it?


Just bag it!! Your not really low unless your draggin the framerails.

And i know what im talkin about
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agreed nice ride by the way Im just new to this whole z notch stuff been looking at the C-10 forum and they have some nice fab work on those c10 swb and lwb rides. wuts the cost to bag it?


Cost can vary between $700-$4000 depending on what you want. I.E. number of valves, Compressors, Size of bags, Number of Tanks, 1/2 in or 3/8 in line, Plastic or steel line. Not to mention the c-notch, and bag brackets. Complete self adjusting electronic controls.  Its all up to you. Static is cheaper, but bagged is cooler.
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Post by: CISCO on July 21, 2010, 08:30:44 PM
Yeah I was thinkin it was gonna be around that price range I might just throw some 20s or 22s and leave it the way it is untill I have the money to do a setup like that but some of those door scappers look tits when they got 24's tucked in there but will see
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 21, 2010, 09:08:25 PM
STARTED MY HALF DOORS.... STILL NEED TO CAP EM AND PAINT... I THINK I MIGHT CHOP SOME MORE OFF THE BOTTOM THO..
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 21, 2010, 10:06:27 PM
just take those doors off
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 21, 2010, 10:38:20 PM
Y? i want something to lean on when im looking out  so i dont fall out...
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Post by: supersize75k5 on July 22, 2010, 12:12:18 AM
Y? i want something to lean on when im looking out  so i dont fall out...

They make this thing called a seat belt dude..
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 22, 2010, 05:07:02 AM
STARTED MY HALF DOORS.... STILL NEED TO CAP EM AND PAINT... I THINK I MIGHT CHOP SOME MORE OFF THE BOTTOM THO..
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Lookin good "8"
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 22, 2010, 06:20:37 AM
Y? i want something to lean on when im looking out  so i dont fall out...

They make this thing called a seat belt dude..
:clap:
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Post by: SUB602 on July 22, 2010, 06:54:37 AM
 Your gettin blasted David LOL.


Today need to look at my oil pressure gauge. Reading really high. Think it's just the gauge though. It still shows a little lower pressure when I stop the increases as I drive so it's not an engine issue. I'll look at it today.
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Post by: kkattfish on July 22, 2010, 08:46:04 AM
lol i just think it would look better with no doors, but i do to mine what i want and you do to yours what you want.  i like that about this hobby.  the differences.  you still running ck on the 14th?

today i'm going to rip my carpet out and take my rear seat out to prep for dovetail

Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 22, 2010, 09:26:18 AM
Y? i want something to lean on when im looking out  so i dont fall out...

They make this thing called a seat belt dude..
ha seat belts.... untill i get a 5 point i dont use the belts to often in my truck cuz they lock up  and i have no way to move around..and i hate being in 1 position i only use it on dangerous stuff.......

kkatt yes u do what u want and other peeps do there own style...it would b kinda funny to have everybody
 sh** looking the same..

so  :flipoff: :flipoff: all u haters!!!! hahahahaha
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 22, 2010, 06:03:54 PM
removed my back seat, rear roll bar and crappy carpet.  need to start game planning a dove tail
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 22, 2010, 07:07:52 PM
Tried to remove the rear lap belts and stripped out the Torx bolts. Oh joy!! I'm gonna have fun with those. Trying to install shoulder harness searbelts instead if the Lap belts in case u were wondering.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 22, 2010, 08:16:23 PM
i did the same thing ruben.  i ended up just using a pipe wrench to get out the round head if its the same thing i'm thinking.  it sucked but it came out.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 22, 2010, 09:22:52 PM
those  damn things rarely come out its like they welded em in so u cant take em out..
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Post by: Cuda K5 on July 22, 2010, 09:33:25 PM
I just wanna say mine came out pretty easily
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 23, 2010, 06:40:43 AM
I've seen them come out really easy then I've had to cut them out too!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 23, 2010, 10:23:49 AM
I used my cheap Leslie brand Torx sockets to try and get them off. I'm at work now and will see if the Snap-on torx sockets will make a difference at lunch. I've experienced that my Snap-on brand grips alot better than the cheaper version.
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Post by: kkattfish on July 23, 2010, 08:53:20 PM
the kids wanted to take a ride in it.  i fired that pig up and we cruised around peoria with no doors.  they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  i didn't mention that yesterday my youngest daughter was helping me remove the carpet and rear seat.  she loves this thing.  she also points out every old car and truck because she knows i love them.  man i love my kids.
i can't wait to take them out when it's cooler. 

anybody up for a kids trip where we maybe go to the river or a lake or something and just let the kids have fun?  little light wheeling for them to enjoy
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 24, 2010, 09:29:51 AM
woke up at 5 am and changed the power steering pressure line in my 98 Suburban. sucker was leaking like crazy!! all good now :thumbup:
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Post by: BBC on July 24, 2010, 02:54:49 PM
took my extra 208 tcase apart to make sure all the bearings and shift fork bushings were good, replaced all the oil seals and sealed it back up. gonna swap out my tcase in the next week or so. also started to break down 2 front driveshafts to make square ones. gotta finish up the k5 for bb10.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 24, 2010, 06:10:47 PM
the kids wanted to take a ride in it.  i fired that pig up and we cruised around peoria with no doors.  they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  i didn't mention that yesterday my youngest daughter was helping me remove the carpet and rear seat.  she loves this thing.  she also points out every old car and truck because she knows i love them.  man i love my kids.
i can't wait to take them out when it's cooler. 

anybody up for a kids trip where we maybe go to the river or a lake or something and just let the kids have fun?  little light wheeling for them to enjoy
I do that all the time since it's too hot to really go wheeling. Today I was gonna head to the river but met up with my uncle and we did a run to Mertinez Cabins then went over to the river by the dam on Price road and played in the water! I'm always game for a family run thats what it's all about enjoying wheeling WITH your family!
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Post by: Cuda K5 on July 24, 2010, 07:39:53 PM
the kids wanted to take a ride in it.  i fired that pig up and we cruised around peoria with no doors.  they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  i didn't mention that yesterday my youngest daughter was helping me remove the carpet and rear seat.  she loves this thing.  she also points out every old car and truck because she knows i love them.  man i love my kids.
i can't wait to take them out when it's cooler. 

anybody up for a kids trip where we maybe go to the river or a lake or something and just let the kids have fun?  little light wheeling for them to enjoy
I do that all the time since it's too hot to really go wheeling. Today I was gonna head to the river but met up with my uncle and we did a run to Mertinez Cabins then went over to the river by the dam on Price road and played in the water! I'm always game for a family run thats what it's all about enjoying wheeling WITH your family!

Guess it sucks to be me lol
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 24, 2010, 09:19:21 PM
the kids wanted to take a ride in it.  i fired that pig up and we cruised around peoria with no doors.  they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  i didn't mention that yesterday my youngest daughter was helping me remove the carpet and rear seat.  she loves this thing.  she also points out every old car and truck because she knows i love them.  man i love my kids.
i can't wait to take them out when it's cooler. 

anybody up for a kids trip where we maybe go to the river or a lake or something and just let the kids have fun?  little light wheeling for them to enjoy

cmon  way!
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Post by: SUB602 on July 25, 2010, 12:15:54 PM
What area were u thinking?
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Post by: JYD on July 25, 2010, 12:38:41 PM
the kids wanted to take a ride in it.  i fired that pig up and we cruised around peoria with no doors.  they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  i didn't mention that yesterday my youngest daughter was helping me remove the carpet and rear seat.  she loves this thing.  she also points out every old car and truck because she knows i love them.  man i love my kids.
i can't wait to take them out when it's cooler. 

anybody up for a kids trip where we maybe go to the river or a lake or something and just let the kids have fun?  little light wheeling for them to enjoy
HELL YEA!!! I AM IN!!!!
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Post by: Cuda K5 on July 25, 2010, 02:12:11 PM
Yesterday I drove my junk around all day. Removed the tailgate also

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Post by: kkattfish on July 25, 2010, 08:40:13 PM
i don't know where but maybe the river by chuck's or the lake at saguaro.  i guess it depends who is interested.
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Post by: SUB602 on July 26, 2010, 05:44:32 AM
i don't know where but maybe the river by chuck's or the lake at saguaro.  i guess it depends who is interested.

I wouldnt suggest Saguaro lake the water is nasty and hot. Salt River was nice but is there access without paying for parking? Wheres the river near Chucks place?
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on July 26, 2010, 10:18:57 AM
cutting the pieces for my doors but i need a frekin welder to finish!
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Post by: r3dd0g on July 26, 2010, 10:53:51 AM
I would suggest going out to Florence.  You can get right out on the Gila river in a few spots.

There are leeches in the water at Saguaro now, not sure how/when that happened or if they'll survive the summer but I know they are near the beaches at cove 1 at least.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 26, 2010, 01:46:48 PM
Tried using a pipe wrench on my Seat belt bolts, but no luck,
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Post by: ZJ Guy on July 27, 2010, 10:21:37 PM
the kids wanted to take a ride in it.  i fired that pig up and we cruised around peoria with no doors.  they thought it was the coolest thing ever.  i didn't mention that yesterday my youngest daughter was helping me remove the carpet and rear seat.  she loves this thing.  she also points out every old car and truck because she knows i love them.  man i love my kids.
i can't wait to take them out when it's cooler. 

anybody up for a kids trip where we maybe go to the river or a lake or something and just let the kids have fun?  little light wheeling for them to enjoy
I do that all the time since it's too hot to really go wheeling. Today I was gonna head to the river but met up with my uncle and we did a run to Mertinez Cabins then went over to the river by the dam on Price road and played in the water! I'm always game for a family run thats what it's all about enjoying wheeling WITH your family!

Guess it sucks to be me lol

One day Jake you will find a women who you want to settle down with and have children and start a family. And for her, it will be one hell of a mistake she has to live with for the rest of her life. Amazing what Jager can get a gal to do.
JK
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 87k590 on July 27, 2010, 11:06:16 PM
truck is now timed to 20 deg advanced and purring like a moutain lion.  Also my dads 37"s are on my truck now its just wiring and front bumper instal.
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Post by: HICKNASTY on July 29, 2010, 07:40:40 PM
were are the pics roby or it didnt happen :taunt: :taunt:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 29, 2010, 07:52:00 PM
Crawled under my junk to see if I hurt anything going to Martinez Cabins last week found a broken exhaust hanger, welded it up. Then adjusted the timing and carberator.
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Post by: ZJ Guy on July 29, 2010, 07:57:27 PM
went playing in the rain. Searched for some puddles to hit, did some burnouts and donuts in wet empty parking lots, the usual. A couple older ladies didnt know how to react when they saw the pizza delivery guy doing 360's in front of Target. Bet they get real pissed next time their pizza's are late, now they know how it happens.  :lmao:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 30, 2010, 11:45:30 AM
I'm going home tonite and stuff my 35's under my Ford! Time to do some  :hack:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 30, 2010, 09:05:19 PM
I got my tires all mounted up and ended up cutting about three inches off my fenders front and rear.
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Post by: 77K5 on July 31, 2010, 02:08:26 PM
So far today I went and played in some mud. And tried to get a flexing picture but being in sandals with mud all around didn't exactly give me a smooth path to walk on to get the right pic.

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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 31, 2010, 02:23:46 PM
removed the broken center bolt from my drivers side front spring pack.  started raining pretty good so i put all my tools away.  was hoping to finish today.
also fixed my seat.  one of the bolts came out and my front seat was moving everywhere.   
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Post by: DustinK5 on July 31, 2010, 06:20:50 PM
TC was leaking from every crevice, so I dropped the TC, took it apart and cleaned everything. Now I just have to seal it all up, but that will have to wait until another day.
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Post by: HICKNASTY on July 31, 2010, 08:41:32 PM
finnaly 5yrs later and the rig finaly passed emissions today yahooo and tags come tomorro... :dance: :guitar: :banana: :banana: :thumbup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 31, 2010, 09:31:21 PM
finnaly 5yrs later and the rig finaly passed emissions today yahooo and tags come tomorro... :dance: :guitar: :banana: :banana: :thumbup: :thumbsup:
:dance: :guitar: :spin: :beer: :thumbsup:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on August 01, 2010, 11:12:41 AM
still need to finish some more things and paint...
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on August 01, 2010, 12:13:00 PM
Picked up some junk for my truck thanks to eryc. Hope to get some more junk today
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Post by: kkattfish on August 01, 2010, 02:17:51 PM
put the new center bolt in my spring pack and got it all back together. 
just waiting on my frame repair pieces now then i will get that in and put the steering box in aaron gave me.  thanks man  :beer:
 
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 01, 2010, 02:31:18 PM
Finished replacing the broken front axle tube from the last trip. Just have to fill the diff with fluid and replace the actuator and I'll be back on the road again  :banana:
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Post by: CISCO on August 01, 2010, 04:49:35 PM
Had autozone check my ignition module and passed so I just replaced the coil,dist.cap and rotor and now she's purring again I think next week I will replace the brake pads and I also got approved for classic insurance so no emissions  :banana:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 01, 2010, 05:24:00 PM
I'm gonna go out after dinner and wash the mud off my junk.
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Post by: ZJ Guy on August 01, 2010, 07:34:02 PM
put in a crank position sensor, replaced a broken vacuum line, now trying to figure out why it wont let me erase the check engine light codes.  :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 01, 2010, 07:51:06 PM
I went and picked up some more junk for my rig and stole some tools from sears  :fistbump:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 02, 2010, 08:55:18 PM
I swapped tires with hick so im rolling on 30s now
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Post by: SUB602 on August 03, 2010, 05:33:41 AM
Vacuumed the dirt out of the front. removed the D/S door panel and cleaned and painted it.
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Post by: r3dd0g on August 03, 2010, 07:12:38 AM
Jason and I replaced the leaking rear main seal and oil pan gasket on my brand new crate engine.  :'(
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Post by: HICKNASTY on August 04, 2010, 09:28:02 PM
i finnaly got my new plate and tags today so finnaly its legal and road worthy thanks to cuda :clap:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 04, 2010, 09:37:47 PM
i finnaly got my new plate and tags today so finnaly its legal and road worthy thanks to cuda :clap:
No more "Garage King" ?
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Post by: JYD on August 04, 2010, 09:39:16 PM
i finnaly got my new plate and tags today so finnaly its legal and road worthy thanks to cuda :clap:

nice Hick!!!! :thumbup:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 04, 2010, 10:01:16 PM
today i didnt do crap cause someone wouldnt comeover and help me with my rig...... lol but brent gave me the good idea of hooking all the wiring up first then putting the motor in so i went and got wiring diagrams from mitchell on demand and bought a haynes manual so i now have 2 sets of wiring diagrams to compare
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 05, 2010, 10:42:14 AM
Gonna finish welding up my bed tonite after bobbing it. I was thinking of dove tailing it also but I don't think I'll gain enough to do all the work.
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Post by: MaxPF on August 05, 2010, 05:10:30 PM
I put 27 gallons of diesel in the tank and drove it  :flipoff:
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Post by: NOIBN on August 05, 2010, 05:33:39 PM
I was going to change the oil, but I got it emission tested instead.
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Post by: r3dd0g on August 05, 2010, 05:37:33 PM
I put 27 gallons of diesel in the tank and drove it  :flipoff:

Our tax dollars hard at work.
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 05, 2010, 07:07:49 PM
Finished welding up the broken diff bracket from the last Crown King run!! (getting better at this welding thing, just bought the welder a few months ago, may not look so hot, but works!!). Also, started building a battery tray/mount for a second Optima battery in the blazer...will post some pics soon on the progress.
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Post by: HICKNASTY on August 05, 2010, 11:26:05 PM
finnaly got the bugs out of the carb now it runs great put my plate on and tomoro gona pull a stump out of the ground and have some fun lol hahha :violent:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on August 06, 2010, 11:10:01 PM
not to my rig but went to the hospital cuz my wife made me... i have high bp and when i hit the fan blade a few weeks ago they said i have nerve damage and my thumb is broken in alot of peices lol  no wonder i cant move it or feel anything.. :hack:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 07, 2010, 10:46:26 AM
not to my rig but went to the hospital cuz my wife made me... i have high bp and when i hit the fan blade a few weeks ago they said i have nerve damage and my thumb is broken in alot of peices lol  no wonder i cant move it or feel anything.. :hack:
Sucks to hear about you thumb! Hope you heal up or we're gonna have to  :hack: it off. :eek:
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Post by: r3dd0g on August 07, 2010, 11:03:25 AM
Just passed emissions with flying colors  :guitar:

I really hate having to take that down every year.
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Post by: WI CMA on August 07, 2010, 11:46:21 AM
Parting it out.
Gonna be selling a 454 cheap!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on August 07, 2010, 08:51:22 PM
Got more junk for my bbc swap. Me and durfee did work today. front clip is off pulled the 350 out wich took longer than expected because of the gay headers. Im going to need a new core supprt mounting kit because mine were rested. New overflow tank as well.pics will be in my build thread as soon as I clean up and eat
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 08, 2010, 02:28:39 PM
Finishied buttoning up the front differential, added fluid, put a new 4wd actuator in and re-wired it. Also, replaced the sway bar bushings and links that I blew out on the last CK trip. She's all running and ready to go!!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 10, 2010, 06:41:26 PM
Replaced a broken turn signal light. Been doing a lot of measuring and thinking on how and where to start the boat sides and cage.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 10, 2010, 10:39:24 PM
I cleaned up my frame and got it all painted up. Durfee took apart all my ac junk and stripped the firewall some. I hope to have the firewall done tomorow and maybe the motor
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Post by: Jason4x4 on August 10, 2010, 11:14:24 PM
just finished assembling the transmission for my dad's van
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Post by: MaxPF on August 11, 2010, 12:58:41 AM
just finished assembling the transmission for my dad's van

Bout time. You've been milking that job for two weeks!  :hj:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: r3dd0g on August 11, 2010, 07:25:47 AM
Two weeks?  He's had that at his house for over a month.

I greased the bearings on my trailer and installed a new trailer/camper battery charging solenoid on my tow rig.
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Post by: MaxPF on August 11, 2010, 09:05:59 PM
Two weeks?  He's had that at his house for over a month.

I greased the bearings on my trailer and installed a new trailer/camper battery charging solenoid on my tow rig.

Has it been that long? Wow, he's slackin' big time   :lmao:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on August 14, 2010, 11:30:36 AM
Trans started to shift very late so i removed the Governor and cleaned it out this morning. Didnt help the shifting, so i re-adjusted my TV cable and boom it shifts fine now. Think the TV valve was stuck and by adjusting the cable it freed it up. Damn 700'S. :o
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Post by: DustinK5 on August 14, 2010, 01:55:30 PM
Fri and Sat on my K5 I got my skid plate done, replaced rear shackles, welded up a busted exhaust bracket, replaced a busted mirror

On my K30, CB installed and replaced the beakon marker light on the roof with 90s style marker lights.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 18, 2010, 07:21:10 AM
Yesterday I started my rear bumper and almost finished before I ran out of welding wire! I will finish it up tonite, only about 30 minutes of work left.
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Post by: SUB602 on August 22, 2010, 01:27:01 PM
today i picked up my 14bff  :violent:
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Post by: Jason4x4 on August 22, 2010, 01:45:56 PM
nothing, it's hot n humid
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Post by: r3dd0g on August 22, 2010, 01:57:04 PM
Making a gas tank skidplate.  It's just humid, not really hot and Jason is a big baby  :crybaby:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jason4x4 on August 22, 2010, 02:00:34 PM
Making a gas tank skidplate.  It's just humid, not really hot and Jason is a big baby  :crybaby:

coming from the  :crybaby: that wanted to leave Butvher last night cause it was raining...  :2cents:  :vtongue:  :whip:  :shooter:  :postal:
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Post by: r3dd0g on August 22, 2010, 02:41:13 PM
Nope, I left because it was close to midnight which is when I was planning on leaving.  With how much trouble I was having finding trails last night I knew we'd never make it out the other way anywhere near midnight.  So suck it trebek.   :whip:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on August 22, 2010, 08:34:20 PM
started to take the front end bezels apart to narrow the front ...
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 24, 2010, 03:13:55 PM
I think I might have found some 2X4 tubing for sliders! :thumbsup:
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Post by: SUB602 on August 25, 2010, 05:25:52 AM
Grinded down the 4-link brackets that were welded to my 14 bolt.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 25, 2010, 07:11:02 AM
I didn't get to work on my junk lastnight. We had a bad storm come through and uprooted two of my trees and flatened three others so I had to clean up my yard. I did get to test the bumper out by pulling a tree twice the size of my truck out of the road..worked good!
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Post by: SUB602 on August 28, 2010, 01:20:41 PM
Installed my new used A/C condensor, Accumulator, orifice tube and tried to evacuate the a/c system, but there's a small leak so I'm gonna install new o-rings and suck it down again and see if it still leaks. Then hopefully I'll have some ice cold air coming out my vents.

Also cleaned the center section of my 14 bolt which I had to stop cuz the heat but I'll resume this afternoon.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: supersize75k5 on August 29, 2010, 10:31:14 AM
Not a damned thing, going out to the grandparents with my parents  and g/f to play cards, eat some home made food and have a good time.
 
 :dance:

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Post by: r3dd0g on August 29, 2010, 04:23:02 PM
I unloaded my blazer at the KOA in Ouray, CO today  :flipoff:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 29, 2010, 07:45:19 PM
On the way home from wheeling yesterday I had a front wheel bearing freeze up and had to tow it home. Today I pulled the wheel off to findthe rotor only being held on by the brake caliper. It broke the caliper piston welded the bearings to the spindle and spindle nut. I was able to get the nuts that hold the spindle to the knuckle off because the rotor was slid out so far, but the spindle and rotor are in one big chunk of burnt up metal. Time to hit the junk yard!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on August 30, 2010, 05:06:51 AM
On the way home from wheeling yesterday I had a front wheel bearing freeze up and had to tow it home. Today I pulled the wheel off to findthe rotor only being held on by the brake caliper. It broke the caliper piston welded the bearings to the spindle and spindle nut. I was able to get the nuts that hold the spindle to the knuckle off because the rotor was slid out so far, but the spindle and rotor are in one big chunk of burnt up metal. Time to hit the junk yard!

Make sure you post pics in the Carnage section
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Post by: JYD on August 30, 2010, 07:18:42 AM
On the way home from wheeling yesterday I had a front wheel bearing freeze up and had to tow it home. Today I pulled the wheel off to findthe rotor only being held on by the brake caliper. It broke the caliper piston welded the bearings to the spindle and spindle nut. I was able to get the nuts that hold the spindle to the knuckle off because the rotor was slid out so far, but the spindle and rotor are in one big chunk of burnt up metal. Time to hit the junk yard!


we did have a good time though!! :thumbup:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 30, 2010, 03:34:00 PM
yesterday i bought some new battery cables and tried to start it but it just clicked.  i am going to replace my cables and get a good connection then move it to my backyard to get the sway bar off for rompin. 
 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 30, 2010, 07:01:39 PM
I got my wheel bearings, caliper and spindle changed today and it's rolling again. I also picked up my 2x4" box tubing for the rock sliders. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on August 30, 2010, 08:23:04 PM
Replaced some o-rings in my a/c system, evacuated it, checked for leaks. No leaks,  charged it then BOOM!!! Manifold hose blew. Another part to replace. :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: MaxPF on August 30, 2010, 08:47:05 PM
i put 2 brand new Deka Intimidators (http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/base/1143.pdf) in my junk a week or so ago after both my Optimas died.

Now I decided Im going to keep the manual trans in my rig, so my next project will be front springs, regear the front diff, and insrtall the front driveshaft.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: r3dd0g on August 31, 2010, 07:44:20 AM
Wheeling it!
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Post by: kkattfish on August 31, 2010, 04:59:48 PM
Wheeling it!
best answer possible.  enjoy it
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Post by: BigRig67 on September 02, 2010, 03:27:12 AM
fired her up after 2 months of sleeping just to show jake what a big block sounds like! :flipoff:
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Post by: 77K5 on September 02, 2010, 09:33:26 AM
Oil change today
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Post by: k5_on_rocks on September 02, 2010, 11:21:29 AM
I installed my new drive shaft in the K5 and took it for a drive :dance:. Now I need to replace the steering box so I can turn left. Friday I will go to the salvage yard to get a 2wd box and mount it on the frame about 2 inches forward so I can move my axle forward again.

I also replaced my starter in my K20 so now it doesn't sound like a grinder anymore.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 03, 2010, 05:03:16 PM
Had to reset my timing. Sub was pinging like crazy in overdrive. after retarding it a bit the pinging went away.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on September 03, 2010, 06:45:18 PM
charged my battery yesterday, today put it back in and drove it around teh block.  feels good to drive it again after being gone for so long. 
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Post by: JYD on September 03, 2010, 07:06:37 PM
damn cat had kittens in my rig! anyone want a cat?
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Post by: kkattfish on September 03, 2010, 07:26:29 PM
damn cat had kittens in my rig! anyone want a cat?
ewwwww haha thats nasty.  is there nasty crap everywhere?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on September 03, 2010, 07:30:27 PM
no mamma cat licked it all up!! oh and dont change the subject how many cat you want?
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Post by: kkattfish on September 04, 2010, 07:28:16 PM
that would be a big fat 0
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Post by: BigRig67 on September 04, 2010, 07:54:31 PM
wish i could help u junk but i alreddy have a cat and a dog....thers both animal agressive and i dont want them to hurt a kitten  :whip:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 05, 2010, 05:48:17 AM
Adding a Pro Comp steering Stabilizer to my rig, that O.E. stabilizer is dead, Also re-sealing the rear diff. Cover is leaking a bit.
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Post by: steves79 on September 05, 2010, 07:05:10 PM
both rigs down
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Post by: kkattfish on September 05, 2010, 09:56:26 PM
drove it to a fantasy football draft since my dmax was left at my uncles yesterday after that draft.  drove nice and as smooth as it could.  temps were well below halfway so i was happy.  good to get it back on the freeway
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 06, 2010, 08:04:28 AM
Installed manifold hose Cuda gave me. Different design than the original one but fit perfect. Now i just have to charge it up and see what happens. :eek:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: steves79 on September 06, 2010, 03:18:23 PM
my 79 is back up and running,i didnt have to pay for it.i guess the coil and module went out,thank god for the 77 parts k5 i have
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 06, 2010, 04:35:40 PM
i didnt do a single thing to it at all this weekend. starting to wish that i would have just kept it original and sold it by now

Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 06, 2010, 07:27:39 PM
i didnt do a single thing to it at all this weekend. starting to wish that i would have just kept it original and sold it by now


Its alot harder to build a crawler than it looks. Takes time unless u have alot of money to put in right away. Alot of these guys took years to get their rides where they r today. Dont be discouraged keep pushing forward.

If u do decide to sell post it here first though  :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: jonny blaze on September 06, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
I had my 6 year old son pull out the washer bottle and aftermarket window washer pump.....Hes digging the Blazer bigtime, and cant get enough!
(http://s4.postimage.org/pzi0J.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVpzi0J)
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Post by: BigRig67 on September 06, 2010, 11:31:22 PM
 :clap: i future off roader  :'(
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Post by: SUB602 on September 07, 2010, 05:29:56 AM
I had my 6 year old son pull out the washer bottle and aftermarket window washer pump.....Hes digging the Blazer bigtime, and cant get enough!
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Thats what its all about.  :thumbup: My kids r on my heels everytime i go out to work on my rig. The girls clean the inside and my boy grabs a tool. Although he's only 3 so hes not helping much, but he's in training  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 07, 2010, 05:42:32 AM
i didnt do a single thing to it at all this weekend. starting to wish that i would have just kept it original and sold it by now
Don't give up now Jake! You'll get it.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on September 07, 2010, 11:41:43 AM
i didnt do a single thing to it at all this weekend. starting to wish that i would have just kept it original and sold it by now
dibs on the wheels and tires  :thumbup:
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Post by: kkattfish on September 07, 2010, 11:43:28 AM
late saturday night decided to do a crown king run that bangburban had posted on the sb.  threw all my parts and tools in the rig and charged my 2nd battery.
yesterday got a late start but we hit the trail.  i ended up blowing up a hub and broke a front ujoint which ruined the axle shaft and stub shaft due to the caps coming off again!  i had my spare hub and shaft so i was good to go after replacing it on the trail.  was a good time, but a very long day
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 07, 2010, 01:07:23 PM
Drove mine to work and drivin it to the MnG! :thumbsup:
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Post by: SUB602 on September 07, 2010, 05:38:28 PM
Not a single thing cept drive it Woo Hoo  :beer:
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Post by: r3dd0g on September 08, 2010, 08:16:23 AM
I put a tarp over it so the seats wouldn't get wet.  It's pouring in Moab right now  :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on September 08, 2010, 10:16:28 AM
I put a tarp over it so the seats wouldn't get wet.  It's pouring in Moab right now  :punchballs:
at least you're there  :'(
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Post by: r3dd0g on September 08, 2010, 06:57:28 PM
It cleared up shortly after I posted and we ran trifecta.  I <3 Moab.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 09, 2010, 05:46:00 AM
I'm gonna tear into the Ford tonite and see what I can find. Hopefully it's just a blown head gasket!
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Post by: SUB602 on September 09, 2010, 05:58:13 AM
I'm gonna tear into the Ford tonite and see what I can find. Hopefully it's just a blown head gasket!

Sorry to hear about the breakdown. Get er done  :hack:

I guess in this case its good to have a brother who drives a Tow Truck :thumbup:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 09, 2010, 08:09:46 AM
I'm gonna tear into the Ford tonite and see what I can find. Hopefully it's just a blown head gasket!

Sorry to hear about the breakdown. Get er done  :hack:

I guess in this case its good to have a brother who drives a Tow Truck :thumbup:
Getting to be old having to be towed! :mad:
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Post by: JYD on September 09, 2010, 07:04:04 PM
my boys and i washed it up some after playing in the mud 2 weeks ago :dance:
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Post by: RAYL82 on September 09, 2010, 08:04:13 PM
Today I am wheeling in moab utah and plan to continue this for 5 days! Will post pics tomorrow after i hit the trails some more!
 :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on September 12, 2010, 12:00:00 AM
Not a darn thing. meant to replace all the vacuum lines and hoses, but was WAY too hung over and slept till 2:30 pm.

Hey Nate, what you do today?
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Post by: BigRig67 on September 12, 2010, 12:52:13 AM
Not a darn thing. meant to replace all the vacuum lines and hoses, but was WAY too hung over and slept till 2:30 pm.

Hey Nate, what you do today?
slept intell 1pm woke up was so sick i couldnt move. went back to sleep woke up at 3 and got reddy to box.. now im gona b face down in my bed hung over for a while... ill never drink again!!!!! :sick: and some how i woke up naked stuck to my pellow!
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Post by: MaxPF on September 13, 2010, 11:05:29 AM
Not a darn thing. meant to replace all the vacuum lines and hoses, but was WAY too hung over and slept till 2:30 pm.

Hey Nate, what you do today?
slept intell 1pm woke up was so sick i couldnt move. went back to sleep woke up at 3 and got reddy to box.. now im gona b face down in my bed hung over for a while... ill never drink again!!!!! :sick: and some how i woke up naked stuck to my pellow!

You had to go and ask...  :tmi:
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Post by: BowtieBone on September 13, 2010, 06:13:11 PM
I'm gonna tear into the Ford tonite and see what I can find. Hopefully it's just a blown head gasket!

Sorry to hear about the breakdown. Get er done  :hack:

I guess in this case its good to have a brother who drives a Tow Truck :thumbup:
Getting to be old having to be towed! :mad:
Chuck I wouldv'e towed you, besides I owe you a tow....and how nice it would be to tow a Ford  :taunt:
Just kiddin, guess we all have bad days.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 14, 2010, 07:07:11 AM
I've been mad at the Ford  :mad:  so I haven't touched it but tonite I'm goona pull it apart.
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Post by: th3ory on September 14, 2010, 03:14:36 PM
I took my vinyl top off yesterday since it's getting hot!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 14, 2010, 06:12:35 PM
hood cut down,fan installed for tranny cooler,  rewired lights, still need to install the headlights and  get some hood pins..
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Post by: SUB602 on September 14, 2010, 07:00:15 PM
hood cut down,fan installed for tranny cooler,  rewired lights, still need to install the headlights and  get some hood pins..

 :pics:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 14, 2010, 07:11:10 PM
Removed the front tires on the TOY and began dis-assembly of the front end. Really frustrating when i cant find the right tools and i run out of Daylight. :mad: Oh well theres always tomorrow :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 14, 2010, 07:23:36 PM
hood cut down,fan installed for tranny cooler,  rewired lights, still need to install the headlights and  get some hood pins..

 :pics:
lol  no camera sorry lol
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 14, 2010, 07:25:46 PM
hood cut down,fan installed for tranny cooler,  rewired lights, still need to install the headlights and  get some hood pins..

 :pics:
lol  no camera sorry lol

Thats ok just means it never happened. LMAO  :lmao:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 14, 2010, 07:27:56 PM
o and did this lol

my wife did take this with her phone duh a camera lol

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Post by: SUB602 on September 14, 2010, 07:29:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
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Post by: kkattfish on September 14, 2010, 08:23:23 PM
carport wheeling?   :flipoff:
 
 
installed the h2's i got off ruben and my ride height stayed the same.  i assume its because the military tires were aired down and the 35's are at 40 psi. 
pics to be added tomorrow in my build thread
 
5 - 16.5 wheels and 37" military's to be for sale soon  :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 14, 2010, 09:49:09 PM
carport wheeling?   :flipoff:
 
 
installed the h2's i got off ruben and my ride height stayed the same.  i assume its because the military tires were aired down and the 35's are at 40 psi. 
pics to be added tomorrow in my build thread
 
5 - 16.5 wheels and 37" military's to be for sale soon  :beer:
heck yesss!! lol how much homes?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 15, 2010, 06:36:07 AM
I got the heads off my junk! I hope to get them cleaned up and checked this weekend.
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Post by: steves79 on September 15, 2010, 06:45:39 AM
tore mine apart on monday,hopefully have it up and running in a week or so
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: steves79 on September 15, 2010, 05:15:54 PM
well its not gonna be running anytime soon, the rist pin and piston are shot, the piston only goes up when pushed down by hand, this Saturday i will be pulling the pan to find out how bad it scared the cylinder wall,
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 15, 2010, 06:30:54 PM
Dropped both Lower Control Arms, Front axles, Complete brake Asemblies. Tomorrow more of the same.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 16, 2010, 06:00:40 AM
I'm gonna clean up m block and heads to get ready to have the heads checked out.
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Post by: jonny blaze on September 16, 2010, 09:37:56 PM
Good luck on that, I seen your other thread.....
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Post by: SUB602 on September 17, 2010, 05:34:18 AM
Removed the front shocks and Diff on the Toy. Think its time to start cutting :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 17, 2010, 05:50:35 AM
Good luck on that, I seen your other thread.....
Thanks I'm gonna drop them off today after work.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 17, 2010, 01:13:18 PM
Today the plan is to remove the Torsion bars which seem to not want to be removed cuz the adjuster nut doesn't want to back off. Even with my impact on it.

Then start cutting the IFS brackets off and smooth the frame. I should be covered in metal dust all weekend. :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 17, 2010, 06:29:08 PM
put air in da tires n got it ready for 2morrow... :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on September 17, 2010, 08:29:07 PM
bought a balljoint for my fabbed knuckle.  now i just need a 2wd box and pitman arm
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: MaxPF on September 17, 2010, 10:01:11 PM
Tomorrow I am going to:

Pull the trans, clutch, and flywheel
Pull the under-engine crossmember
drain the oil and drop the pan
remove the oil pickup tube, inspect braze jounts for cracks, and re-install with safety wire on the bolts
fab a baffle for the oil pan (Cummins oil pans don't have any anti-slosh baffling whatsoever)
replace the rear main seal with a new one and a speedi-sleeve
re-install the oil pan
modify crossmember for diff clearance and re-install
clean interior of bellhousing, flywheel, and pressure plate, and reinstall
reinstall the transmission

Yeah, it's gonna be a long weekend  (http://defiant.blogdns.com:5002/emoticons/doah.gif)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 18, 2010, 06:30:19 AM
My heads weren't cracked so gonna go pick  up gaskets and put the Ford back together today! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: jonny blaze on September 18, 2010, 09:40:52 PM
Good news on the heads bro. I added the final pieces to my front stinger that actually made it functional. I had to chop up my mint 73 grill, but it prolly would or is gonna get trashed eventually...
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 19, 2010, 05:07:31 PM
Good news on the heads bro. I added the final pieces to my front stinger that actually made it functional. I had to chop up my mint 73 grill, but it prolly would or is gonna get trashed eventually...
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Stingers looking like it should get the job done! :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ORANGE CRUSH on September 19, 2010, 08:45:21 PM
picked up a TBI system off a 87 k5. took the harness apart and took all of the unwanted circuits out.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: pauly383 on September 19, 2010, 11:52:10 PM
I actually worked on trucks today . Those of you who know me know I have talked about putting the pickups 14bolt in my Sub for 2 years ......... as of today its IN !!

 Now to get off my lazy a** and put the truggy back together
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: DustinK5 on September 20, 2010, 02:37:13 AM
I actually worked on trucks today . Those of you who know me know I have talked about putting the pickups 14bolt in my Sub for 2 years ......... as of today its IN !!

 Now to get off my lazy a** and put the truggy back together

Nice job Paul.  Now stop being so lazy.
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Post by: SUB602 on September 20, 2010, 05:40:59 AM
After spending the weekend covered in sparks and metal dust cutting off those damn IFS brackets i think ill just look at it today. :o
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Post by: kkattfish on September 20, 2010, 03:46:12 PM
bought my hydraulic fittings and pitman arm for crossover and hydraulic assist.  just need to drive to scott's tomorrow to pick up the box and i'm done with gathering parts.  it's go time  :banana:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 20, 2010, 03:54:04 PM
bought my hydraulic fittings and pitman arm for crossover and hydraulic assist.  just need to drive to scott's tomorrow to pick up the box and i'm done with gathering parts.  it's go time  :banana:
Cool Saturday you'll be able to turn!
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Post by: kkattfish on September 20, 2010, 05:13:31 PM
i'm going to make nothing but left turns when this is done.  just to make up for lost time
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Post by: BBC on September 20, 2010, 06:12:56 PM
i'm going to make nothing but left turns when this is done.  just to make up for lost time

haha, give me a call tomorrow
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 21, 2010, 04:15:10 PM
Gonna quit being lazy and put the Ford back together tonite! :whip:
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Post by: SUB602 on September 21, 2010, 04:16:56 PM
More metal cutting for me.
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Post by: JYD on September 21, 2010, 04:19:57 PM
going to serve papers on the cats that are swatting in my rig so i can start getting ready for November!
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 21, 2010, 04:35:03 PM
Im trying to avoid working on mine because as soon as iIget to my grandpas house hes going to have me work on his 64  :eek:
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Post by: kkattfish on September 21, 2010, 07:24:52 PM
picked up my 2wd steering box from bbc.  i'm ready for saturday... minus a trailer.  i might be driving down there in the blazer chuck
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 21, 2010, 07:35:25 PM
picked up my 2wd steering box from bbc.  i'm ready for saturday... minus a trailer.  i might be driving down there in the blazer chuck
haha sweet that will be fun!
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Post by: kkattfish on September 21, 2010, 07:43:43 PM
locked a trailer in, we're back to towing  :thumbup:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 22, 2010, 04:28:23 PM
I was missing a dowel pin on one side so I had to order one today to finish up my heads. Looking like tomorrow nite!
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Post by: SUB602 on September 23, 2010, 07:48:26 PM
Sold some parts of it today. Im about $110 into the $280 it cost me for the rig and to go pick it up in Tucson. Pretty soon it will be a free Toy  ;D
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 24, 2010, 07:15:51 AM
I got the Ford running lastnight but need to change the water pump now!
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Post by: SUB602 on September 25, 2010, 06:10:10 PM
More cutting and grinding today. At least I got the Pass Side frame rail completely done and smoothed out. Now I need to get to the drivers side frame rail then pull out the welder to box in the motor mounts.
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Post by: kkattfish on September 26, 2010, 02:32:24 PM
yesterday started the crossover and hydro assist install.  ran into a problem reaming the pitman arm so i had to leave it in florence with Chuck.  should be finished up this week, thanks guys  :beer:
pics to come in my build thread when completed
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 27, 2010, 08:43:03 AM
i cant remember what i did to mine !
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 27, 2010, 11:48:35 AM
I got the pitman arm reamed and hopefully will finish Eryc's rig tonight!
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Post by: kkattfish on September 27, 2010, 12:42:32 PM
I got the pitman arm reamed and hopefully will finish Eryc rig tonight!
:beer: :thumbup:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 28, 2010, 08:32:09 AM
I think im going to start bolting the throttle body down and put the distributor. Wire up all the sensors and mount the computer tonight
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 28, 2010, 09:42:44 PM
took crappy bent tie rod off with the stuck and bent to crap stab shock.. then went around and reinstalled my gas tank gaurd that fell off.. then replaced the cross member bolts for some  stronger locking bolts and reinstalled my skid plate that also came off.

got some 4" front springs today cuz mine are already flat n old i will be swapping those 2morrow....
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 28, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
I finished up Erycs rig and tested it out on the RTI ramp and drove around for awhile in a nice tight circle to the left! :lmao:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 28, 2010, 09:52:04 PM
I finished up Erycs rig and tested it out on the RTI ramp and drove around for awhile in a nice tight circle to the left! :lmao:
:spin:
How is the steering response?
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on September 28, 2010, 09:53:45 PM
I finished up Erycs rig and tested it out on the RTI ramp and drove around for awhile in a nice tight circle to the left! :lmao:
haha nascar!!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 28, 2010, 09:57:46 PM
I finished up Erycs rig and tested it out on the RTI ramp and drove around for awhile in a nice tight circle to the left! :lmao:
:spin:
How is the steering response?
Way better than I expected or JYD's is! Even at a low idle you can turn it with one finger! :guitar:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 28, 2010, 10:02:27 PM
Lol poor patrick has the red headed step child rig
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Post by: kkattfish on September 29, 2010, 08:26:19 AM
I finished up Erycs rig and tested it out on the RTI ramp and drove around for awhile in a nice tight circle to the left! :lmao:
:spin:
How is the steering response?
Way better than I expected or JYD's is! Even at a low idle you can turn it with one finger! :guitar:
awesome!  i'm excited to get back down there and drive it. 
thanks chuck. 
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Post by: steves79 on September 29, 2010, 05:57:00 PM
got the 77 to my house finally will be ripping the motor out this weekend hopefully
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Post by: SUB602 on October 03, 2010, 07:36:46 AM
Looking at finishing the IFS bracket removal off my 94 Toy. Should have all the brackets ground off tonight  :thumbup:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 03, 2010, 07:53:28 AM
I havent done crap be cause the guy couldnt deliver the axles yesterday and nobody would come out to help me. But im getting the axles today
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Post by: kkattfish on October 03, 2010, 12:10:24 PM
I havent done crap be cause the guy couldnt deliver the axles yesterday and nobody would come out to help me. But im getting the axles today
you didn't ask me?  i had the traiiler hooked up and everything yesterday
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 03, 2010, 12:15:27 PM
Its all good I was just in a lazy mood. I dont have a whole lot i can do other than put the axles under cause im broke
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Post by: JYD on October 04, 2010, 07:56:28 AM
worked all day on my junk! my boys and i put a new power steering pump on then started to checkout everything for this weekend pulled out the carpet in the rear because we found a dead cat (yuck) going to fix my spare tire carrier tonight and replace a piece of the tranny cooler line that has gone bad. looked at my tires man i need new ones but i cant complain i got 2 year out of these!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 04, 2010, 08:01:39 AM
worked all day on my junk! my boys and i put a new power steering pump on then started to checkout everything for this weekend pulled out the carpet in the rear because we found a dead cat (yuck) going to fix my spare tire carrier tonight and replace a piece of the tranny cooler line that has gone bad. looked at my tires man i need new ones but i cant complain i got 2 year out of these!
I thought about working on my junk as I walked by to go feed the chickens! Does that count?
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 04, 2010, 06:52:55 PM
worked all day on my junk! my boys and i put a new power steering pump on then started to checkout everything for this weekend pulled out the carpet in the rear because we found a dead cat (yuck) going to fix my spare tire carrier tonight and replace a piece of the tranny cooler line that has gone bad. looked at my tires man i need new ones but i cant complain i got 2 year out of these!

Who would have thought your rig could get you some p....     :))
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 06, 2010, 09:07:55 PM
Absolutly nothing today, still waiting on parts I ordered online 2 weeks ago from Autozone. Wonder how long it takes when the parts aren't in stock? Waiting on things makes me want to  :violent:
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Post by: SQUID on October 07, 2010, 11:07:37 AM
Gonna chop up the tub so I can fit my 39.5's. 
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 07, 2010, 01:01:44 PM
Gonna chop up the tub so I can fit my 39.5's.
:pics:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 07, 2010, 08:38:48 PM
I did some fine tuning on Erycs steering stops and pulled it out of the garage and put the Ford inside. I pulled the timing cover off and removed the two broken bolts. Now I need to get a timing gasket set adnd put it back together.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 07, 2010, 08:48:00 PM
I gave hick his tires and wheels back tonight then removed a hub for eryc to use as a backup this weekend
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Post by: kkattfish on October 08, 2010, 07:29:05 AM
i'm picking mine up from chuck's then camping and wheeling in florence.  looking forward to it
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Post by: SUB602 on October 08, 2010, 07:31:37 AM
Tonite afterwork it's all about welding. Have to weld up the bed on the Toy, box in the motor mounts and repair the frame from some rogue grinding scars and sawzall cuts when removing the IFS Brackets. GOOD TIMES!!!!!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 08, 2010, 10:00:05 PM
replaced the tie rod,cut alot of wires under the dash that went nowhere and got a new cb antenna and routed it in the back... next im going to find a spot for my battery in the cab..
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 11, 2010, 12:06:49 PM
I got the gasket set to put the Ford back together, gonna try to do that tonite if I don't have something else going on!
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Post by: kkattfish on October 11, 2010, 12:11:45 PM
i'm going to remove my bent tie rod and install the staright one i have to see if that is my only problem there.  other than that i am going to watch the game and just chill
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 11, 2010, 12:13:53 PM
i'm going to remove my bent tie rod and install the staright one i have to see if that is my only problem there.  other than that i am going to watch the game and just chill
Keep your old tie rod I think if we're carefull we can cut off the bracket and reuse it.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 11, 2010, 12:18:12 PM
yeah i will have to put the old one back on to steer and move it around but i just want to know that its just the tie rod that's bent. 
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 11, 2010, 12:19:54 PM
It will steer with out the ram just won't be hydro assist.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 11, 2010, 12:55:26 PM
i also need to make sure i didn't burn the pump up.  if i did then i will need another one of those also. 
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 11, 2010, 01:28:01 PM
i removed the battery tray under the hood and  made fit under the dash where the  glove box is.. rewired all the wires... next i need to take it for a spin and make sure it doesn't death wobble on me since replacing the tie rod that was bent to chit!
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Post by: kkattfish on October 11, 2010, 01:29:42 PM
i hear all the cool kids are letting their batteries catch on fire.         


TWICE!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 11, 2010, 01:47:14 PM
i hear all the cool kids are letting their batteries catch on fire.         


TWICE!

lol thats y im moving mine under the dash n secured where i know  if it falls off and does lol
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Post by: SUB602 on October 11, 2010, 03:19:56 PM
Drilled the holes for my front crossmember brackets on the Toy. So tonite if I have time I'm gonna tack the brackets on and tack the crossmember to the frame.
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 11, 2010, 07:02:11 PM
Absolutly nothing today, still waiting on parts I ordered online 2 weeks ago from Autozone. Wonder how long it takes when the parts aren't in stock? Waiting on things makes me want to  :violent:

You order them online through AutoZone?
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 11, 2010, 07:11:10 PM
Absolutly nothing today, still waiting on parts I ordered online 2 weeks ago from Autozone. Wonder how long it takes when the parts aren't in stock? Waiting on things makes me want to  :violent:

You order them online through AutoZone?

Ya, finally got half of it Friday.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 11, 2010, 07:11:26 PM
installed my spare tie rod and don't thik axle is bent so that's good.

bad news...  my hydraulic ram has a cracked fitting coming out of the ram.  need to find a repair place. 
took pics of everything will post up tomorrow in my build thread.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 11, 2010, 08:35:03 PM
I put the timing cover and water pump back on the Ford tonite and got it running again.
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Post by: elmh on October 11, 2010, 09:18:35 PM
i hear all the cool kids are letting their batteries catch on fire.         


TWICE!

All the cool kids let their battery fall out twice. Good thing 4 optimas
My brilliant move
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 11, 2010, 10:09:07 PM
my battery fell out down the street the  other day when i took it around the block.... cuz it wobbled hard... didnt notice till i went to start it again haha
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 12, 2010, 12:37:49 PM
Gonna ditch the factory 4 gauge battery cables and make up some 1/0 cables tonite for the Ford. Also gonna flush out the engine and change the oil & filter. If that goes quick I might start cutting out rocker panels! :hack:
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Post by: kkattfish on October 12, 2010, 12:41:29 PM
where do you get the 1/0 cable from?  i need to do something with my battery situation as well.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 12, 2010, 12:42:47 PM
where do you get the 1/0 cable from?  i need to do something with my battery situation as well.
Napa or a welding shop
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Post by: SUB602 on October 12, 2010, 05:23:11 PM
where do you get the 1/0 cable from?  i need to do something with my battery situation as well.

How much do you think u need?
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Post by: kkattfish on October 12, 2010, 05:25:38 PM
 i don't know.  enought to tie my 2 batteries together (once i replace both of them) and then go to the isolator.  patrick are you running that big cable to your solenoid also?
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Post by: SUB602 on October 12, 2010, 05:28:35 PM
I have about 4ft of 1/0 Cable with Black insulation. Will that work?
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 13, 2010, 01:10:34 AM
finished my battery tray under the dash,took it for a spin and still frikin wobbled!! well looked at  everything and my cross member under the engine on the pass side is cracked all the way threw with only 1/4 still holding...gear box is moving like a mofo.. gonna tighten bolts on it then take it to aarons shop and reinforce it...
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Post by: SUB602 on October 13, 2010, 05:49:25 AM
finished my battery tray under the dash,took it for a spin and still frikin wobbled!! well looked at  everything and my cross member under the engine on the pass side is cracked all the way threw with only 1/4 still holding...gear box is moving like a mofo.. gonna tighten bolts on it then take it to aarons shop and reinforce it...

Your gonna have to spring for that frame plate bud if you dont want the area around the Gearbox to crack again. Theres alos a brace you have to add from behind the Gearbox to he front Crossmember to keep it from flexing. Damn K5's thats their main, and only defect in my opinion. Also you can run longer bolts thru the gear box and put locking nuts at the end of them to keep the bolts from coming loose. Just a Thought Homie!!!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 13, 2010, 01:58:44 PM
yea ruben i did that with the longer bolts now and its still doing it idk could it be the tires unbalanced? i replaced the ti rod and used stab shock...i wonder if i got a new stab shock if it would stop it.. i do have a lil play in my pass upper ball joint but its minimal and has been that way for about  a year...and has never wobbled on me till this last time i went out and bashed the tie rod and stab shock
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Post by: SUB602 on October 13, 2010, 02:05:54 PM
yea ruben i did that with the longer bolts now and its still doing it idk could it be the tires unbalanced? i replaced the ti rod and used stab shock...i wonder if i got a new stab shock if it would stop it.. i do have a lil play in my pass upper ball joint but its minimal and has been that way for about  a year...and has never wobbled on me till this last time i went out and bashed the tie rod and stab shock

Death wobble from what I have read is always hard to pin point. Usually it seems to be the Ball Joints, but could be something like a loose gearbox or bad tie rods. I would say start with the ball joints, and fix what's broke and go from there.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 13, 2010, 02:16:29 PM
i would sit in in a dark cold corner and save your pennies for a d60 cause your front end is all effed up!
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 13, 2010, 03:10:10 PM
i would sit in in a dark cold corner and save your pennies for a d60 cause your front end is all effed up!
i know right! i dont even wanna throw cash into this thing but if i can get a few more months outa it ill spend $50 lol
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Post by: SUB602 on October 13, 2010, 03:19:40 PM
i would sit in in a dark cold corner and save your pennies for a d60 cause your front end is all effed up!
i know right! i dont even wanna throw cash into this thing but if i can get a few more months outa it ill spend $50 lol

Keep wheeling David!! When ur truck sits it slowly dies. Fix it, wheel it, then break it again!!! Hey I've heard that somewhere. :o
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 13, 2010, 03:30:51 PM
my rig has been sitting for a few months and its slowly coming to life not dying!

maybe im the only one here that doenst like to break on every single trip. i hate being the a-hole holding everyone up. i know your always going to break something but if your breaking something everytime you go out you need to wheel smarter or fix your junk to not break as easily agian or run easier trails cause your just not built to do the trails your running. i think patrick has one of the best rigs on this site and he rarely breaks anything. and when he did it was just a bolt. or he wheeled and landed on his tcase and he could still drive it home!

ps patrick, yes i am trying to build my junk up like yours lol
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Post by: kkattfish on October 13, 2010, 03:35:07 PM
my rig has been sitting for a few months and its slowly coming to life not dying!

maybe im the only one here that doenst like to break on every single trip. i hate being the a-hole holding everyone up. i know your always going to break something but if your breaking something everytime you go out you need to wheel smarter or fix your junk to not break as easily agian or run easier trails cause your just not built to do the trails your running. i think patrick has one of the best rigs on this site and he rarely breaks anything. and when he did it was just a bolt. or he wheeled and landed on his tcase and he could still drive it home!

ps patrick, yes i am trying to build my junk up like yours lol
wait a minute... what?   i can't wait till you get out there and see what it's like in the "real" world.  you should be careful what you say now while your rig is down.  i think you need to check your tone here until you actually have something to wheel and you are out there.  it's easy to talk like you are unbreakable behind a keyboard.  i can pretty much see this is pointed right at me or at least i'm taking it that way. 
you don't even have any real driving time in rocks.  i think the other guys are rubbing off on you a little too much
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 13, 2010, 03:44:46 PM
im not pointing any fingers at any body and especially not you rig eryc. i like your rig. axle shafts breaking are no big deal especially when you chang them in 20 minutes. and i know its probably easier for me to say all this without actually wheeling but i do know a lot about breaking on the trail lol. i got pulled out halfway to crown king remember haha. and i felt like i ruined the whole trip for everyone. i know once i get my rig to where i feel safe to wheel it i am going to do lots of testing on some easier trails and if something is completely wrong then i'll sit it for another 3 months if i have to. and i'm sure the first time i take it out on a hard trail i will find another dozen things wrong with it and i will sit it as long as i have to and fix it. it just bugs me when someone comes out to the trail knowing that they have a problem and knowing that something is going to break.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 13, 2010, 03:48:38 PM
lol yeah i remember.  i guess i just meant that we all have our days (i have more than others) but we just prepare for what we can with the money we have.  i know i need a d60 but at the same time, i need a lot of other stuff for the family, house, daily drivers, etc. 
i think you just need to get it out and wheel it.  you will learn your weak points as you go.  you have a solid start with that motor and the tons as well as the 400. 
you'll get there soon
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 13, 2010, 03:54:04 PM
i dont think youve really had a bad day wheeling yet. the only time i have heard was H2H but you kinda went there knowing you werent built enough yet lol. like i said i dont think axle shafts should even be considered breaking if you can change them in 20 minutes. thats not even a big deal. the only thing that is really holding up my rig right now is a roll cage and steering. i know for a fact i wont be able to steer with 40s and welded 1tons so im not going to drag my junk out there knowing i wont be able to steer. and the roll cage is just a safety issue with me. i know im going to roll. i dont want to chance rolling without a cage
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 13, 2010, 03:54:51 PM
ive always driven mine in n out.. ERYC likes to wheel by braille and so do i lol but breakage is breakage i havent broken anything major to hold any 1 up ive had a carb issue 1 time in ck and the off road needles didnt help ether but i found out later that the intake was cracked.. and replaced it with a stock 1...

and yes ruben thats the game  we play rough we get broken... and i think the 1 i saw was BUILD IT WHEEL IT BREAK IT ,REPEAT!!!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 13, 2010, 06:17:55 PM
my rig has been sitting for a few months and its slowly coming to life not dying!

maybe im the only one here that doenst like to break on every single trip. i hate being the a-hole holding everyone up. i know your always going to break something but if your breaking something everytime you go out you need to wheel smarter or fix your junk to not break as easily agian or run easier trails cause your just not built to do the trails your running. i think patrick has one of the best rigs on this site and he rarely breaks anything. and when he did it was just a bolt. or he wheeled and landed on his tcase and he could still drive it home!

ps patrick, yes i am trying to build my junk up like yours lol
wait a minute... what?   i can't wait till you get out there and see what it's like in the "real" world.  you should be careful what you say now while your rig is down.  i think you need to check your tone here until you actually have something to wheel and you are out there.  it's easy to talk like you are unbreakable behind a keyboard.  i can pretty much see this is pointed right at me or at least i'm taking it that way. 
you don't even have any real driving time in rocks.  i think the other guys are rubbing off on you a little too much

 :goodpost:

I know from experience when you let a vehicle sit it slowly starts falling apart.
Everything breaks no matter how much you try to beef it up. When you break a d44 its easier and cheaper to get parts for them. When you break a D60 parts r harder to find and r more expensive to buy. So is it smarter to go with one tons over lets say half ton axles depends on your pocket book. Just wheel what you got and know the limits of your vehicle and your driving style.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 13, 2010, 06:25:37 PM
Oh and today im not doing anything to my vehicle.  :flipoff:
Parts will be here Friday though so ill let you know then :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 13, 2010, 07:12:15 PM
The day my d60 starts falling apart is the day I should take a step back and look at the stupid obsticle im trying to do and go home  :lmao:
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Post by: jonny blaze on October 13, 2010, 10:09:48 PM
Finished up my onboard air! (CO2)
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 14, 2010, 06:06:46 AM
Gonna test my starter tonite it drags when it's hot so I think it's time to get a new one. Gonna do some measuring for rock sliders also.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on October 14, 2010, 07:37:06 AM
Gonna test my starter tonite it drags when it's hot so I think it's time to get a new one. Gonna do some measuring for rock sliders also.
I would recommend putting a thermal blanket around it, they cost about 15 bucks and work great. I put one on my starter 6 years ago and haven't had any trouble and my header is less than an inch away. Just my  :2cents:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 14, 2010, 07:00:08 PM
NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my wife was involved in a car accident this morning on her way home from work and was sent to the hospital... so unless i can find a cheap way to get the death wobble to stop its gotta sit to repair her van   :'(

oh well life happens!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 14, 2010, 08:50:10 PM
Finished servicing my Ford and cut out one side of my rockers to test fit my rock sliders. I may go a little higher but don't really think I'll need to.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on October 15, 2010, 12:04:21 PM
 :goodpost:
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Post by: Hoss50 on October 15, 2010, 02:58:57 PM
Probably going to start whatever wiring I can do tomorrow on the buggy.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: elmh on October 15, 2010, 09:38:52 PM
Probably install d sharfts this weekend. Cuda anything can happen upgraded axle shafts d shafts still have u joints they can and will break even on 60s tuck tire in a hole and fully turned you get it to pop.just wheel your junk as long as it makes u happy. Its all fun as long as your out enjoying whatever you may have
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 16, 2010, 12:11:46 PM
I got both rockers cut out and both rock sliders welded in place I just need to get some more 2x2 to finish tieing them into the frame.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 19, 2010, 07:30:20 AM
I finished my rock sliders lastnite. :banana:  I will post up some pictures later in the build thread.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 20, 2010, 02:43:51 PM
I cut out the down bars off the roll bar so I could set the seat into place and see how much room I had to work with. I then mocked u where I want my new fuel cell and made a door to fuel it up. I need to build a mount/ skid for the fuel cell then bolt the seat down tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 20, 2010, 07:36:18 PM
Today I pulled out my dually 14bff carrier then tore my d60 into pieces and took the carrier out of that  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 21, 2010, 05:33:22 AM
Afterwork im gonna try to drill out the hole for the frame tubes for the front suspension. Depends on if my Battery Powered drill will have enough juice to complete the job. Then everything in the front is ready for final welding. :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: steves79 on October 21, 2010, 03:14:36 PM
didnt do anything to the k5 today except pick up a brand new sbc 400 short block
and its even in a CRATE
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/skoobasteve30/Mobile%20Uploads/SNC00371.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 21, 2010, 04:11:00 PM
liar.... thats a crate football i can tell  :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on October 21, 2010, 07:30:51 PM
Finished taking out the Rhoads lifters, the engine runs much better now. Removed 1" of lift in the front and started trimming the front fenders.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 22, 2010, 04:43:38 AM
Lower radiator hose blew on the Suburban yesterday, so I'll be fixing that today. Not to mention more Drilling on the Toy. Good Times :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 22, 2010, 09:05:42 AM
Getting frame crossmember and spring mount fixed..
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 24, 2010, 08:49:59 PM
Today was a busy day. Removed the gas tank from my Toy, Finished the Hangers for the rear springs and mounted up the shackles for the rear springs.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 25, 2010, 12:41:28 PM
Took my tools outa it lol..
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on October 25, 2010, 01:10:40 PM
didnt do anything to the k5 today except pick up a brand new sbc 400 short block
and its even in a CRATE
([url]http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/skoobasteve30/Mobile%20Uploads/SNC00371.jpg[/url])


You got that 400 installed yet Steve?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: steves79 on October 25, 2010, 04:29:43 PM
didnt do anything to the k5 today except pick up a brand new sbc 400 short block
and its even in a CRATE
([url]http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/skoobasteve30/Mobile%20Uploads/SNC00371.jpg[/url])


You got that 400 installed yet Steve?
Quote
not yet its going to be a bit,just got it to turn over by hand after sitting for so long,alot of oil wd40 and patience
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 26, 2010, 05:44:19 AM
Not a Damn Thing. My Woman doesnt have to work tonite so im gonna hang with her :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 27, 2010, 05:39:07 AM
Dammit i lied. I walked by the Toy yesterday and had to work on it a little bit. So i removed the rear spring hangers and boxed them in real quick to make that part completely done. So this weekend ill start mounting the rear spring.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on October 27, 2010, 08:04:49 PM
I have a vibration from 55 to 65 so I checked the t-case output shaft today and found a spot that runs out .005. I think it got tweaked when I ripped the yoke apart on a 7k shift into 2nd gear a couple of years ago. I guess I need to get a SYE for the 241 I have and put that in.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 30, 2010, 04:52:37 PM
i picked up some CHEAP rear disc conversion brackets today for my 14 bolt  :fistbump:

also found out my pinion bearings are EEEEFFFFFFFF'd so i ordered a master install kit and now ive been working my butt off on cleaning up my d60  :spin:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on October 30, 2010, 11:04:33 PM
who needs rear brakes?   :2cents:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 30, 2010, 11:16:36 PM
LOL disconnect your rear brakes and let me know why you need them afterwards  :whip:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 31, 2010, 07:25:02 AM
Yesterday i tacked my Rear hangers in place. Measured everthing to make sure all was lined up, but found one hanger was off a bit. Removed it then cleaned everything up. Need to tack it in today and continue measuring to make sure everything is in straight. Then its football time  :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on October 31, 2010, 12:35:13 PM
started looking over what to start to cut off!   :hack:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on October 31, 2010, 09:04:11 PM
Changed the fan clutch, I never knew they made different ones depending on what gear ratio you have. Now I know why mine went out a couple of weeks after changing my gears.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 03, 2010, 01:44:35 PM
LOL disconnect your rear brakes and let me know why you need them afterwards  :whip:
my rears dont work now
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on November 03, 2010, 01:50:16 PM
thats not good.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 03, 2010, 01:53:57 PM
LOL disconnect your rear brakes and let me know why you need them afterwards  :whip:
my rears dont work now
Did you smash a line?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 03, 2010, 01:56:48 PM
no they work, just messin  :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 03, 2010, 02:00:47 PM
no they work, just messin  :banana:
Ok :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 03, 2010, 03:16:50 PM
Aired up tires and i think i messed up the gear box when i took it out 2weeks ago when the pitman arm shafty seals went out and had to drive it outa the trail with no ps
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 03, 2010, 07:34:42 PM
Worked on my lockable storage area.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 03, 2010, 07:44:22 PM
Started making my hanger brackets for the rear of my rear leaf springs. Havent touched my Toy in a bout 1 week. Not happy about that but ive been hella busy. Hopefully i'll be able to get some work done this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: bigremi83 on November 03, 2010, 10:08:00 PM
Finally finished my 8 lug conversion.


(http://s4.postimage.org/IThS9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2j4i7phus/)

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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 04, 2010, 05:50:17 PM
Finished building my lockable storage. Now I have a secure place for my tools and spare parts.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on November 04, 2010, 11:12:36 PM
I got my kingpins in today!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 05, 2010, 05:35:24 AM
Finished building my lockable storage. Now I have a secure place for my tools and spare parts.


 :pics:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 05, 2010, 05:52:18 PM
Finished building my lockable storage. Now I have a secure place for my tools and spare parts.



 :pics:


It's made out of 3/4" plywood and its mounted to the cage and I added support underneath and tiedowns to allow me to carry an ice chest and stuff on top. It would take a saw to get into as long as you knew where the steel was at. I lock the tire carrier so the tail gate can't be opened. It also hides and secures my speaker box.

(http://s3.postimage.org/Urjs0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/36l8hivyc/)

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Post by: SUB602 on November 05, 2010, 05:57:54 PM
Very nice  :thumbup:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 05, 2010, 09:50:28 PM
Today I welded the tire rack on until I ran out of gas for the welder :mad:  Then replaced the ignition module, ignition switch and still had to borrow a coil from my nieghbor to get it running :punchballs: I also hit the cage with a quick coat of primer to keep it from rusting till I can finish it up. Loaded it on the trailer and ready for tomorrow! :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 06, 2010, 05:16:53 PM
Installed an anti-theft device to keep someone else from starting it (no pics on this one Ruben LOL). Changed the oil and loaded tools and parts, now I'm ready to go to Phoenix tomorrow then do some wheeling next Saturday. :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 07, 2010, 12:15:51 AM
well ill be cleaning out mu fuel lines from the tank back and repairing the stupid gear box cuz it keeps coming loose!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 08, 2010, 11:04:59 AM
Installed an anti-theft device to keep someone else from starting it (no pics on this one Ruben LOL). Changed the oil and loaded tools and parts, now I'm ready to go to Phoenix tomorrow then do some wheeling next Saturday. :guitar:

 :thumbup: :lmao:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 08, 2010, 07:51:05 PM
I crawled under my junk and found a bent tie rod, a smashed shock and a ding in the rear d-shaft. I straightened the front bumper and tie rod then re-set the toe. Then I painted my old/new wheels...I got the first set of wheels I made for my old Zuk buggy with rock rings on them back.  :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 09, 2010, 11:51:48 AM
My wifes said I'm a genuine REDNECK...I smashed a tailight cover so I painted the bulb red so I wouldn't get pulled over for white light out the rear. :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chuckh on November 09, 2010, 08:01:27 PM
A true redneck would paint the bulb johndeer green
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 09, 2010, 08:26:20 PM
A true redneck would paint the bulb johndeer green
I knew I werent no redneck! :lmao:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 09, 2010, 09:22:15 PM
Installed a new Optima yellow top. Now I can  :guitar: for a long time.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 10, 2010, 06:01:23 AM
Installed a new Optima yellow top. Now I can  :guitar: for a long time.
That reminds me I need to adjust my amp tonite!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 10, 2010, 09:46:08 AM
After driving my junk this morning I need to fix my heater it was stinking cold!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on November 10, 2010, 05:38:31 PM
Installed a new Optima yellow top. Now I can  :guitar: for a long time.

Thanks AutoZone!!!    :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 10, 2010, 05:51:55 PM
Installed a new Optima yellow top. Now I can  :guitar: for a long time.

Thanks AutoZone!!!    :dance:
yes thanks go to Tony and autozone. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 11, 2010, 08:06:17 AM
I have 4 days off so i need to Finish the d/s rear hanger bracket in preperation for the Pivot Joint to get here Monday, Box in the Motor Mounts, Strip out the engine bay, Remove the steering gearbox, and remove the IFS steering arms. Also need to work on the bed a little. Alot of work and excited to get to it. :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 11, 2010, 10:43:53 AM
painted my junk black again.. and ima pull the tank and move it up on top of the floor and replace all the hard lines for the fuel.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 11, 2010, 09:08:44 PM
MOVED THE TANK ABOVE THE FLOOR....
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AFTER THE HOLE.
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THE TANK IN.
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ALSO DECIDED TO PUT THE GAS TANK GAURD OVER THE TANK TO PROTECT THE TOP OF IT AND USE IT TO PUT MY TOOL BOX ON TOP OF IT...
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ALSO ADDED SOME FLAMES...
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Post by: Cuda K5 on November 12, 2010, 09:22:16 AM
if anyone was wondering whether or not you can fit a 14bff in a pontiac G6.................
(http://s2.postimage.org/v2wr60ys/untitled.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v2wr60ys/)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on November 12, 2010, 09:43:46 AM
if anyone was wondering whether or not you can fit a 14bff in a pontiac G6.................
([url]http://s2.postimage.org/v2wr60ys/untitled.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/v2wr60ys/[/url])

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 12, 2010, 10:03:52 AM
if anyone was wondering whether or not you can fit a 14bff in a pontiac G6.................
([url]http://s2.postimage.org/v2wr60ys/untitled.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/v2wr60ys/[/url])

Not like your gonna hurt the value of it any! :taunt:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 12, 2010, 10:13:41 AM
if anyone was wondering whether or not you can fit a 14bff in a pontiac G6.................
([url]http://s2.postimage.org/v2wr60ys/untitled.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/v2wr60ys/[/url])

Not like your gonna hurt the value of it any! :taunt:

The value may have improved now.  :lmao:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 13, 2010, 08:41:37 AM
Since I don't seem to know how to wheel a full size rig yet and I smashed my tail light, I figured I better put my tail lights in the rear bumper. I'm gonna go out and put some 4" LED lights in. I'll post up pictures later.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 13, 2010, 10:01:46 AM
trying to find a tcase adapter still.  i might change my ujoint to the straight dshaft i got from hoss but that's about all i can do without a tcase adapter right now.  if i don't have any luck soon i will hit the junk yards
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 13, 2010, 08:36:56 PM
I wheeled it all day.  :guitar:

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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 13, 2010, 08:46:15 PM
I wheeled it all day.  :guitar:

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ima have to get out there.... sorry i missed the good time but couldnt get the axle shaft till today... :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 13, 2010, 08:52:21 PM
I burned up my drill trying to cut holes in my bumper I got one hole done and said forget it and played in the wash in my yard and on the RTI ramp.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 13, 2010, 08:57:55 PM
I wheeled it all day.  :guitar:

([url]http://s4.postimage.org/1d9dg88h0/IMG_0710.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1d9dg88h0/[/url])

([url]http://s4.postimage.org/1d9f3rkys/IMG_0719.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1d9f3rkys/[/url])

ima have to get out there.... sorry i missed the good time but couldnt get the axle shaft till today... :'(

We'll do it again soon. It's a lot of fun out there, something for everybody from rocks to big hill climbs and a mix of both.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on November 14, 2010, 08:50:45 AM
I drove around for a few hours looking for ubolts on a sat and got nothing. I didnt really do crap to my junk I was freakin tired
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 14, 2010, 09:02:57 AM
Im gonna finish boxing in my Front Crossmember for the Front Leaf Springs. Lots of grinding, cutting and welding  :hack: :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: xjpapaboner on November 14, 2010, 09:51:56 AM
I burned up my drill trying to cut holes in my bumper I got one hole done and said forget it and played in the wash in my yard and on the RTI ramp.
Looks like Rickie is holdin your bumper up with his head.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 14, 2010, 11:07:45 AM
trying to get off my ars and trim some pieces so my tank will fit right,and make some hold down plates so the tank don't move.. :hack:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 14, 2010, 03:48:44 PM
I burned up my drill trying to cut holes in my bumper I got one hole done and said forget it and played in the wash in my yard and on the RTI ramp.
Looks like Rickie is holdin your bumper up with his head.
How do you think I got the Ford to stay up there? :lmao:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 22, 2010, 07:24:32 PM
Flushed all the mud and water out of the P/S pump and box and re-filled it with new fluid looks like it's gonna work ok.  :hack: Cut off the sides of the front bumper to help the aproach angle a little since I smashed them back at TM.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 22, 2010, 08:21:52 PM
just looked at it still stitting in pieces in my driveway.  finally got some time off though so wednesday me and tony are going to the junk yard to get what we need.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on November 23, 2010, 01:07:29 AM
not to my rig but worked on my yard on removing all the roots from the grass underneath and took a break. lol...
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 24, 2010, 05:22:50 AM
Late last nite i tried to fix my headlights. Hate driving a crosseyed truck.  :thumbsdown:

Heres a hint: dont buy the GM Adjuster at VatoZone. The plastic inserts stripped out as soon as i started adjusting them.

Anyway added some nuts to the rear of the adjuster now my healights r straight and true. :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 24, 2010, 07:22:01 PM
Put the top back on, it's getting flipp'n cold up here at 5am. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 24, 2010, 08:13:10 PM
picked up a crossmember and tcase adapter went to the junk yard and got another piece to make that work only to get home and find out it won't work.  awesome  :blowup:
my output shaft on my trans is long and this adapter and the other spare i have are too narrow and my transfer case won't mount up.

back to the junk yard friday to try again :blowup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on November 25, 2010, 09:51:58 AM
Set my Alignment this morning. Now she doesn't wonder as much.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 25, 2010, 08:43:31 PM
Put 8 degree shims on the rear axle. Drive shaft angle is perfect now.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 26, 2010, 02:14:34 PM
went to the junk yards and found my tcase adapter.  now i need to spend some time with the family and hopefully put it back together tonight or tomorrow. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on November 26, 2010, 06:33:00 PM
Did the 500 mile oil change on the rear diff for the break in and wear looked excellent, put it back together with synthetic oil. Ready to go wheeling again tomorrow. :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on November 26, 2010, 06:58:39 PM
I checked the tire pressure. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 28, 2010, 04:51:46 PM
Yesterday I welded up my bed sides that were smashed and flappin in the wind like an old lady's underarm fat. I welded up the broken exhaust pipe. I made a jerry can holder and welded it in the back of the truck and weled a tool box in the bed and some tie downs for the ice chest too. I changed out my oil pan drain plug since it was stripped and put in a 1/2 inch oversized plug, no more leaks now. I changed the ignition coil. I'm thinking of welding the front diff up but I'm debating if I want to or not. Thats a lot of work to get the stupid center section out to weld it! :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on November 28, 2010, 06:38:23 PM
put my adapter on my tcase and bolted that pig back in.  installed the new crossmember i got from hoss and started to bolt the xmember to the adapter but ran out of light and it wasn't lining up anyways so i threw in the towel for the night.  was glad to finally make some progress on it. 
tomorrow kennedy hydraulics should call me on my quote to repair my ram.  even if its done i don't think i can have the bracket welded on the tie rod and have the steering set back up before i leave. 
we'll see tomorrow how good it turns with just crossover.  i'm anxious to drive it again.
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Post by: Copper Miner on November 28, 2010, 07:07:49 PM
Surveyed some of the damage I got out wheeling yesterday, a couple of dents and a bent and broke front bumper and a tranny leak that needs fixed. I went up my first waterfall then had to go back down it, I will post the picks as soon as I get them.
(http://s2.postimage.org/17lasly1w/2010_11_27_18_46_25_584.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/17lasly1w/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/17lcg5ajo/2010_11_28_18_57_07_219.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/17lcg5ajo/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/17le3on1g/2010_11_28_18_57_52_584.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/17le3on1g/)
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 29, 2010, 11:03:48 AM
put my adapter on my tcase and bolted that pig back in.  installed the new crossmember i got from hoss and started to bolt the xmember to the adapter but ran out of light and it wasn't lining up anyways so i threw in the towel for the night.  was glad to finally make some progress on it. 
tomorrow kennedy hydraulics should call me on my quote to repair my ram.  even if its done i don't think i can have the bracket welded on the tie rod and have the steering set back up before i leave. 
we'll see tomorrow how good it turns with just crossover.  i'm anxious to drive it again.
Your gonna be 20 minutes from my house just bring it by so I can fix it! :rolleyes:
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Post by: kkattfish on November 29, 2010, 11:38:46 AM
i can do that if i get the ram back.  do you work thursday chuck?
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 29, 2010, 12:23:20 PM
i can do that if i get the ram back.  do you work thursday chuck?
I'll be home about 3:30 Thursday. Just bring the old tie rod and ram. Your not gonna be able to turn for crap without the ram!
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Post by: kkattfish on November 29, 2010, 12:45:24 PM
so far no call back from kennedy.  they were supposed to call me today, i dropped it off last wednesday.  i will call them later if they don't call.
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Post by: chopped7 on November 29, 2010, 01:32:39 PM
i did front axle u joints and brakes on the xj, installed a locker in the rear d44 of the xj, ordered a radiator for the cj, and front brakes on the silverado. downloaded a pdf service manual to get my son's dirtbike running, ordered some yz 80 parts, and drank a bunch of beer with my buddies. what a great weekend. oh, and did a bunch of riding on my harley. i don't know if i will ever have a weekend as good as this one was ever again.
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Post by: kkattfish on November 29, 2010, 06:20:02 PM
i did front axle u joints and brakes on the xj, installed a locker in the rear d44 of the xj, ordered a radiator for the cj, and front brakes on the silverado. downloaded a pdf service manual to get my son's dirtbike running, ordered some yz 80 parts, and drank a bunch of beer with my buddies. what a great weekend. oh, and did a bunch of riding on my harley. i don't know if i will ever have a weekend as good as this one was ever again.
   :thumbup:


today i finished installing my new to me rear drive shaft, tcase, adapter and crossmember.  didn't start it because i needed the caps to cap off my steering box.  i picked those up this evening so i should be able to take it for a test drive in the morning.  i need to call about my ram and see what the deal is with that.  i also need to go get the trailer i'm borrowing and a tie rod from scott he was going to give me.  tomorrow is another day.
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Post by: BowtieBone on November 29, 2010, 09:21:13 PM
I picked up parts for my upcoming sas project, oh, and put a new sticker on the tailgate...btw, thanks for the sticker kkat...its awesome  :beer:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 29, 2010, 10:14:19 PM
I pulled the front diff apart today and welded up the spider gears. While it was apart I repacked the wheel bearings and replaced the front brake pads that fell apart when I took them off. It turns suprisingly well!  :guitar:
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Post by: kkattfish on November 29, 2010, 11:14:37 PM
damn so now you're locked front and rear?  i'm going to get outperformed by a ferd  :'(
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 30, 2010, 06:31:32 AM
damn so now you're locked front and rear?  i'm going to get outperformed by a ferd  :'(
Yep locked at both ends now! :guitar:
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Post by: kkattfish on December 01, 2010, 01:46:21 PM
put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer. 
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Post by: JYD on December 01, 2010, 02:43:21 PM
put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer.
dont forget my jumper cables! lol!     you may need them again! :taunt:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 01, 2010, 02:44:01 PM
I put some rock lights on my junk!
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Post by: SUB602 on December 01, 2010, 05:51:00 PM
put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer.

 :pics:

How does it look with the new tires?
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Post by: kkattfish on December 01, 2010, 06:27:42 PM
put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer.
dont forget my jumper cables! lol!     you may need them again! :taunt:
yeah i have them out now.  where do i buy that fitting that crimps on the cable?  gonna run to the parts store later i'll see if they have it. 


put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer.

 :pics:

How does it look with the new tires?
it was just 1 new tire and wheel that patrick got for me.  i wish i had all new tires
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Post by: BowtieBone on December 01, 2010, 07:36:01 PM
Replaced the sway bar bushing (for the last time I hope!! I hate IFS lol). Packed my junk and ready to roll out tomorrow  :banana:
Oh, and  stared at all the goodies on the front end I get to rip out soon!!  :hack:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on December 03, 2010, 04:48:08 AM
put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer.
dont forget my jumper cables! lol!     you may need them again! :taunt:
yeah i have them out now.  where do i buy that fitting that crimps on the cable?  gonna run to the parts store later i'll see if they have it. 


put my back seat in, put my rear roll bar back in, hooked up my rear flood lights, topped off all of my fluids, vacuumed it out (best i could), installed my cb antenna, put my new bfg mud tire and wheel on, charging my battery now, tested all of my electrics since my last battery fire and am now done and ready to load it on the trailer.

 :pics:

How does it look with the new tires?
it was just 1 new tire and wheel that patrick got for me.  i wish i had all new tires

LOL i thought u replaced all 4. Well at least u got rid of the oddball tire. :beer:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 03, 2010, 07:53:38 AM
So much for Erycs new tire, he shoved a stick through the sidewall yesterday. :punchballs:  He also had a quad roll over and into his D-max! :mad:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on December 03, 2010, 08:48:23 AM
So much for Erycs new tire, he shoved a stick through the sidewall yesterday. :punchballs:  He also had a quad roll over and into his D-max! :mad:


Sounds like a crappy start to an excellent weekend. :punchballs:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 04, 2010, 03:22:17 PM
ouch that sucks eryc!
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Post by: SUB602 on December 04, 2010, 07:19:30 PM
Installed new front shocks, and painted my rally wheels flat black. Also found a bad tie rod end. Take care of that next payday. Progress :thumbup:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 04, 2010, 09:40:33 PM
put a 2 gallon gas can up to the fuel pump and started her up.. man i forgot how nice she sounds..  ;D
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Post by: ZJ Guy on December 04, 2010, 09:56:54 PM
Picked up the title. 2.5 yrs of Cactus Jack's tyranny and oppression finally over.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 08, 2010, 02:42:38 PM
working on the frame where i cut steel off removed rivets and gonna  replace with new steel and grade 8 bolts.
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Post by: SUB602 on December 08, 2010, 06:47:33 PM
Worked on the bed of the Toyota today. Now it's bobbed and shortened. I'll get pics up later.

Heres the Pics:

http://www.alloffroadaz.com/index.php?topic=548.msg9569;topicseen#new (http://www.alloffroadaz.com/index.php?topic=548.msg9569;topicseen#new)
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 09, 2010, 05:57:15 AM
Looking good Ruben!
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Post by: SUB602 on December 11, 2010, 12:02:00 PM
this morning i removed my O.E. Cat on my Suburban and replaced it with straight pipe. Extended the rear pipe and installed a Chrome tip. Sounds better and can feel it pull a little harder on Accelleration. So all is good. A little loud for my tatse with the Flowmaster Series 40 on it, but im sure when i get the replacement cat it will calm down a bit.

Later its Toyota Time :banana:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 11, 2010, 03:23:56 PM
this morning i removed my O.E. Cat on my Suburban and replaced it with straight pipe. Extended the rear pipe and installed a Chrome tip. Sounds better and can feel it pull a little harder on Accelleration. So all is good. A little loud for my tatse with the Flowmaster Series 40 on it, but im sure when i get the replacement cat it will calm down a bit.

Later its Toyota Time :banana:
cool man that the pipe worked for u... how long till u got outa FLYIN J?
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Post by: SUB602 on December 11, 2010, 05:55:39 PM
I was like 3 rigs behind u. Wasn't too bad. Crazy traffic though.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 13, 2010, 03:48:28 PM
yea it was...
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Post by: JYD on December 13, 2010, 04:06:46 PM
pulling my t-case!
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Post by: BowtieBone on December 13, 2010, 06:59:30 PM
pulling my t-case!
Did you figure out what you did to it??
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Post by: JYD on December 13, 2010, 08:32:15 PM
pulling my t-case!
Did you figure out what you did to it??
Yep
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 13, 2010, 08:49:21 PM
I popped some more rivets, cut the bumper off cut the hitch off and got a rough idea where my brackets are going to go
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 15, 2010, 09:07:29 PM
finished up my frame rails. and suppoorts
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Post by: kkattfish on December 15, 2010, 09:53:20 PM
Went to vegas
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 15, 2010, 10:14:31 PM
I got everything ready for the 63" swap just waiting on parts
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 16, 2010, 12:47:06 AM
Went to vegas
u win any money yet?
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Post by: BowtieBone on December 16, 2010, 07:15:32 AM
Dropped my diff off at AZ Diff yesterday for the tube swap!!
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Post by: ZJ Guy on December 16, 2010, 09:57:32 PM
Ive had an immobile 06 Silverado taking up my entire f***ing driveway for 3 days now. Left rear wheel cylinder exploded in my driveway (what are the odds) and truck now has no brake pressure at all. Cant get the drum off, so called in the re-inforcments (my buddys Dad, Al). He too failed, so tomorrow while im at work hes coming back over with a torch. Its a shame im gunna miss the cool part.
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 17, 2010, 09:31:26 AM
Ive had an immobile 06 Silverado taking up my entire f***ing driveway for 3 days now. Left rear wheel cylinder exploded in my driveway (what are the odds) and truck now has no brake pressure at all. Cant get
 drum off, so called in the re-inforcments (my buddys Dad, Al). He too failed, so tomorrow while im at work hes coming back over with a torch. Its a shame im gunna miss the cool part.
E brake still on? Lol or get a bfh
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 17, 2010, 11:00:14 PM
got the tank bolted down gas tank guard over the top,just need to make some pieces for my tool box and run elec to fuel pump,a couple fuel lines and replace intake with edel performer and holley carb.
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Post by: ZJ Guy on December 19, 2010, 02:36:03 PM
E brake still on? Lol or get a bfh

A little heat plus an 8ft pry bar did the trick. Thats no typo, 8 ft pry bar. 

Had to hit 4 different auto parts stores to get all the pieces necessary to rebuild the drums. Apparently not only was the truck too new for anyone to have parts in stock already, but also drums are a rare option on that generation truck; most people chose the rear disk option. Total rear brake job cost $175. Glad its not my truck and money, but even happier that I dont have that pile of sh** taking up my driveway anymore.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 21, 2010, 03:46:50 PM
Welded Eryc's quarter panels back on and started cutting rocker panels out for the new rock sliders. :hack:
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Post by: SUB602 on December 21, 2010, 04:18:53 PM
Unloaded these out of my Suburban today. 2nd row seats out of a 2010 Tahoe. Oh yea and they were just about free. :beer:

(http://s4.postimage.org/7hlg66ck/seats.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7hlg66ck/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/1zabx5suc/seats1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1zabx5suc/)
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Post by: BowtieBone on December 21, 2010, 05:14:41 PM
Welded Eryc's quarter panels back on and started cutting rocker panels out for the new rock sliders. :hack:
:pics:
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Post by: BowtieBone on December 21, 2010, 05:15:52 PM
Unloaded these out of my Suburban today. 2nd row seats out of a 2010 Tahoe. Oh yea and they were just about free. :beer:

([url]http://s4.postimage.org/7hlg66ck/seats.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/7hlg66ck/[/url])

([url]http://s3.postimage.org/1zabx5suc/seats1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1zabx5suc/[/url])

Nice! Just about free is always good
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Post by: kkattfish on December 21, 2010, 09:11:31 PM
thought about it
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 21, 2010, 10:53:09 PM
I hoped the rain would go away so I could finish my suspension....... That worked well  :punchballs:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on December 22, 2010, 04:59:26 PM
got my junk finished and running and cleaned.. now im ready to :guitar:
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Post by: SUB602 on December 22, 2010, 05:13:27 PM
got my junk finished and running and cleaned.. now im ready to :guitar:

 :pics:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 22, 2010, 05:15:50 PM
got my junk finished and running and cleaned.. now im ready to :guitar:

 :pics:
Eww dont ask for pics. I dont wanna see that ugly thing lol jk
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Post by: kkattfish on December 22, 2010, 09:12:03 PM
hahah

thats good to hear david you can come with us to florence on the 8th for the tucson run
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Post by: SUB602 on December 28, 2010, 09:04:51 PM
Went to change my Pinion Seal today, and should i be surprised. WRONG PART!!! Only because whats supposed to be in the rear of the SUburban is not. Its supposed to have a 10 bolt, but it has a 12 Bolt rear end. Did i know that when i went to VAtoZone. UH NO!! Did i check it before i went to VatoZone. Uh No!!

So now my Rig is sitting in the Garage cuz my wifes at work and i cant get to the Parts store until tomorrow. It just kills me when my Truck is down. Especially when its my fault :punchballs:

Oh well good thing im on Vacation from work i have plenty of time to fix it. ;D
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 29, 2010, 06:05:25 AM
Went to change my Pinion Seal today, and should i be surprised. WRONG PART!!! Only because whats supposed to be in the rear of the SUburban is not. Its supposed to have a 10 bolt, but it has a 12 Bolt rear end. Did i know that when i went to VAtoZone. UH NO!! Did i check it before i went to VatoZone. Uh No!!

So now my Rig is sitting in the Garage cuz my wifes at work and i cant get to the Parts store until tomorrow. It just kills me when my Truck is down. Especially when its my fault :punchballs:

Oh well good thing im on Vacation from work i have plenty of time to fix it. ;D
And you have a 12 bolt not a 10 too! :thumbsup:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 29, 2010, 07:56:28 PM
I put the new axle, new tie rod(3/4 ton which is alot bigger) and new d-shaft/u-joints in the Ford and removed the broken rear shock. Now i need to pick up the P/S cooler and electric fan from Tom and I'll be ready for the 8th! :banana:
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Post by: kkattfish on December 29, 2010, 08:15:35 PM
you got a new front axle?  where's the build?  or was this fro the rear?
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 29, 2010, 08:21:06 PM
you got a new front axle?  where's the build?  or was this fro the rear?
I just changed the broken side in the front for now to go wheeling!
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Post by: SUB602 on January 01, 2011, 10:31:24 AM
In the middle of changing my Heater Core, to damn cold out, and i want to do some Snow Wheelin ;D
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Post by: Copper Miner on January 01, 2011, 02:09:40 PM
Cleaned the snow off of it.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on January 01, 2011, 09:28:18 PM
I welded on Eryc's cage until I ran out of gas for the welder. :mad: Then I removed the AC condensor on the Ford and found that my radiator is still partially plugged with mud from two months ago.I also installed a P/S cooler.
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Post by: SUB602 on January 03, 2011, 09:05:33 PM
Today i installed my sway bar on the Suburban tying to figure out a quick dis-connect design cuz im too damn cheap to spend $100 on ORD's product.

Also messed with the heater duct work. Air comes out as i drive so still need to figure that out. Good Times  :cool:
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Post by: SUB602 on January 08, 2011, 10:50:41 AM
in my never ending journey to fix the Steering on my Suburban i am changing the other Tie Rod coming off the Pitman Arm today. At this rate the whole front Suspension will be brand new in a few weeks. :punchballs:
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Post by: kkattfish on January 08, 2011, 12:41:46 PM
what exactly is wrong with the steering now
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on January 08, 2011, 02:32:57 PM
what exactly is wrong with the steering now

Its still loose. The truck tends to still follow the road just a bit. Changing the Tie Rods has made it better so im heading in the right direction. I figured i would replace everything in the Front end anyway. The truck is 20 something years old so im sure it could use the new parts.
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Post by: kkattfish on January 08, 2011, 07:15:18 PM
definitely a good plan ruben.  hope you guys have a blast tomorrow i wish i could go
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on January 10, 2011, 09:37:27 PM
I stripped down the 302 out of the Ferd and got all the part I can use on the new engine. Just for giggles I pulled a couple of rod and main caps and what do I see NO BEARINGS LEFT! The engine probably wouldn't have made another run, there was next to nothing left of any of the bearings :eek:
I ordered a gasket set for the new engine and will reseal the entire engine just so I know it's good to go. Should have the new engine and tranny sitting in it this weekend! :thumbsup:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on January 11, 2011, 12:13:30 AM
Washed the mudd off, cleaned it out swapped rims in the rear cuz the ones i had were junk and went to kkatts casa n got that top.
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Post by: 77K5 on January 12, 2011, 03:16:31 AM
Well this is for yesterday but I replaced the 3 bad injectors on my Jeep and while I was at it I pulled the valve cover off and checked the torque on all my rockers to see if I could get the knocking to go away. I found a few of them looser than they should be and therefore tightened them up. For the most part the knock is gone, I'm a bit low on oil so an oil change is due. I hope to put on a new water pump this weekend and perhaps in the meantime I'll get the new tires on the front along with the alignment getting done. That's all for now.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on January 15, 2011, 12:06:59 PM
Well I tore my engine down the rest of the way to see what it looked like before I ordered my parts and I found 6 pistons with cracked skirts! :punchballs:  :mad: So now I need to order MORE parts!
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Post by: 94xjcruiser on January 15, 2011, 07:52:21 PM
Today I installed my amp and 10" subwoofer in the Jeep.  Now I can jam out :guitar:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on January 16, 2011, 08:41:28 AM
Today I installed my amp and 10" subwoofer in the Jeep.  Now I can jam out :guitar:
:cool:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on January 16, 2011, 02:21:58 PM
Well i picked up 5 38" super swamper tsl radials  on 8 lug rims with at least 90% tread yesterday,,i think i got  em at a good price to lol!
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/2011-01-16091842.jpg)
(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/8ballblazer/2011-01-16091954.jpg)

no plugs or rock rash 1 tires is BRAND NEW with the whiskers still..
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Post by: 77K5 on January 17, 2011, 06:12:47 PM
Well yesterday Steve and I installed my new water pump on my Jeep. Also we patched up my coolant tank. Now just a couple more things need to be done before I can go on my hunt in February, and also those things getting done will make it so I'm actually able to test out my Jeep off-road. I will probably get a bit of a taste of that when I go on my hunt.
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Post by: Copper Miner on January 27, 2011, 08:25:32 PM
I painted my new drag link and knuckle for my cross over steering so I can install it tomorrow.
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Post by: BB1 on January 27, 2011, 08:48:21 PM
I painted my new drag link and knuckle for my cross over steering so I can install it tomorrow.

lol you mean that knuckle that I picked up and was playing with? If so I wouldn't of touched it if I had known. :rolleyes:
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Post by: kkattfish on January 27, 2011, 08:49:50 PM
i can actually post in here again. 
i put a deposit on a d60/d70 and will go pull them saturday morning.  they are drw so i will need to get the hubs machined or new ones.  spent the day looking on pirate and found a guy that does it there.  seems it would be easier to have them machined then try to find a pair of srw. 
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Post by: BB1 on January 27, 2011, 09:05:29 PM
i can actually post in here again. 
i put a deposit on a d60/d70 and will go pull them saturday morning.  they are drw so i will need to get the hubs machined or new ones.  spent the day looking on pirate and found a guy that does it there.  seems it would be easier to have them machined then try to find a pair of srw.

how much is he charging?
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Post by: Copper Miner on January 27, 2011, 09:06:19 PM
I painted my new drag link and knuckle for my cross over steering so I can install it tomorrow.

lol you mean that knuckle that I picked up and was playing with? If so I wouldn't of touched it if I had known. :rolleyes:
After that and the next time you pick something up you need to install it, not look at it and put it back down. You're supposed to work when you come over to my garage.  :taunt:
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Post by: BB1 on January 27, 2011, 09:10:11 PM
Na, supervising is more fun. :cool:
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Post by: Copper Miner on January 27, 2011, 09:12:34 PM
Na, supervising is more fun. :cool:
That's my job, just ask my kids.  :spin:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on January 27, 2011, 10:07:02 PM
he charges 80$ to machine your hubs and 125$ to sell you a set of already machined hubs
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Post by: kkattfish on January 28, 2011, 10:27:29 AM
he charges 80$ to machine your hubs and 125$ to sell you a set of already machined hubs
close but no cigar

this was his pm back to me
"we can turn a set of drw hubs for $125 + round trip shipping. we sell our stock of converted srw hubs for $240 shipped. we have a set of converted srw hubs boxed and ready to go right now. we can get your drw hubs machined in 2-3 days upon receiving them and on their way back to you. we are located in northeast ct. unfortunately our site is not finished as of today."

i will plan on getting the hubs off and sent in to him sometime next week. 
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Post by: Cuda K5 on January 28, 2011, 10:50:15 AM
His company must have raised their prices
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Post by: kkattfish on January 28, 2011, 11:09:26 AM
or you got the ladies day special... lol jk jake
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Post by: JYD on January 28, 2011, 11:45:40 AM
or you got the ladies day special... lol jk jake
I LOL!!!!
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Post by: Cuda K5 on January 28, 2011, 11:55:44 AM
Na I just sent him a pic of your mom!
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Post by: JYD on January 28, 2011, 12:31:09 PM
Na I just sent him a pic of your mom!
IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT MY MOM YOU ARE ONE SICK PUPPY!!!!!!!
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Post by: kkattfish on January 28, 2011, 12:32:29 PM
Na I just sent him a pic of your mom!
if it will get me a discount send him another pic please
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Post by: Cuda K5 on January 28, 2011, 12:40:05 PM
hahahahahahahaha
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Post by: 77K5 on January 28, 2011, 11:30:08 PM
Well made some more progress on my Jeep. Got the front end aligned yesterday and new tires put on the front today. Thanks again Eryc for grabbing those tires for me when you did awhile back, they are finally in use. I bought a roof rack yesterday as well from a guy off on of the Jeep sites I'm on. $25 isn't bad, I put a piece of plywood on it for now since it didn't have any metal meshing on it YET. I just need it to hold some small stuff when I go on my pig hunt next month so the plywood will do for now. I'll be doing front brakes and rotors tomorrow morning.
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Post by: perrib on February 04, 2011, 07:18:48 PM
Nothing to mine it is always ready, never runs out of fuel, never breaks, etc, etc. ;D Well now that the dream is over I did some stuff to the Arizona 4x4 Offroad recovery truck. Here is one pic and I'll put the rest of the off road porn in the booty/ fab forum. There were empty holes that needed filling. Last year I had built the front bumper from scrap steel and ran out.
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc281/perrib/Joe%201%20ton/Joestruck076.jpg)
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Post by: blazerv10 on February 04, 2011, 09:36:23 PM
not just today been all week tracking down parts rebuilding my front axle. all new bushinge bearings and seals the prob is it was built with all aftermarket parts so finding parts on the shelf is alot of miles all over town lol but have all parts now and will be rocking for tm on the 11th.
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Post by: SUB602 on February 05, 2011, 11:00:04 AM
Picked up some 56" springs for the Suburban
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 06, 2011, 06:16:07 PM
Picked up some 56" springs for the Suburban
Right on that should make it ride a little better. :clap:
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Post by: BreakingChains on February 06, 2011, 06:29:01 PM
Picked up some 56" springs for the Suburban
:pics:
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Post by: SUB602 on February 06, 2011, 08:31:42 PM
I already tore them apart for cleaning. Also need new center pins. The one's in ther are rusted and pitted pretty good. I'll post pics in my build thread once their done.
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Post by: kkattfish on February 06, 2011, 08:35:39 PM
yesterday i went to pickup my trailer and today i'm home with a blazer on my trailer, but it's not mine :(
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Post by: kkattfish on February 07, 2011, 02:03:32 PM
today, i sent in to see about getting a new winch under warranty since mine didn't want to work correctly yesterday when under a heavy load, it did get the job done though. 
also will be picking my rig up and dropping elm's off as well as possibly getting the yellow paint for my cage. 
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Post by: SUB602 on February 08, 2011, 11:13:42 AM
More Spring Cleaning. Get it SPRING CLEANING  :punchballs:  I mean the Leaf Springs ;D
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 08, 2011, 12:58:32 PM
Going to go get my axles today after work! :banana:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 08, 2011, 03:28:56 PM
im going to try to get my tires bolted onto my rear end tonight  ;D but if i have to cut the fenders ill bolt on some rollers
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Post by: kkattfish on February 08, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
cleaned mine out and just hung out with it for a while.  she looks sexy and i'm glad to have her back home.  i'm hoping i get some time to put my new rock lights on before this weekend.  also gonna try to mount the hi lift hold downs was thinkin i'm just going to weld them to the floor.  also need to put some tie down points in the bed to strap my crap down. 
before i put her to bed i drove her around for about 5 minutes, i felt cool with my new cage  :skull:
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 08, 2011, 07:30:49 PM
cleaned mine out and just hung out with it for a while.  she looks sexy and i'm glad to have her back home.  i'm hoping i get some time to put my new rock lights on before this weekend.  also gonna try to mount the hi lift hold downs was thinkin i'm just going to weld them to the floor.  also need to put some tie down points in the bed to strap my crap down. 
before i put her to bed i drove her around for about 5 minutes, i felt cool with my new cage  :skull:
There's nothing like quality time with the one you love.
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Post by: 4thrunr on February 08, 2011, 07:43:00 PM
greezed all the u joints, tighten bolts, connect shocks ready for the hammers!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 08, 2011, 08:43:47 PM
I went and picked up the truck with my new axles in it.  :dance:  I also got my engine kit! :banana:   Time to get my butt to work now! :whip:
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Post by: BowtieBone on February 09, 2011, 05:00:34 PM
Changed the oil in my dd today, it was getting a bit past due.
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Post by: DurangoDreamin on February 09, 2011, 05:01:52 PM
Changed the oil in my dd today, it was getting a bit past due.

Rivetting!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: BreakingChains on February 09, 2011, 05:37:30 PM
I went and picked up the truck with my new axles in it.  :dance:  I also got my engine kit! :banana:   Time to get my butt to work now! :whip:
:guitar:
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Post by: kkattfish on February 09, 2011, 07:04:21 PM
put my new rock lights in and wired them up.  only got 2 but they are good for now and i still have the 1 in the rear i have always had. 
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 09, 2011, 10:03:31 PM
I did a lot of pricing today, and loaded my engine parts new and old to take to the machine shop tomorrow after work.
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Post by: SUB602 on February 18, 2011, 12:19:52 AM
Removed my Front Bumper to do some Fender Trimming. Then started building a Custom bumper for the front. Bumper is more cosmetic than Functional right now, but i got caught up in designing then ended up cutting out some sheetmetal i have laying around. Just have the center section welded and bolted up. Gives me something to do on the 4 day weekend. :thumbup: Ill post pics when im done.
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 18, 2011, 06:15:17 PM
Painted my high steer parts so I can put them in tomorrow.  :guitar:
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Post by: BowtieBone on February 18, 2011, 07:44:35 PM
Worked 14hrs today, so I just went in the garage and stared at for a bit!
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Post by: ZJ Guy on February 20, 2011, 01:37:46 PM
 :dance:

Havent touched my truck in months, but had a great week so just feel like dancing.
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Post by: kkattfish on February 20, 2011, 02:20:10 PM
sold the rear dana 70 i had.  should be sending in my d60 hubs for machining this week.
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Post by: BowtieBone on February 20, 2011, 06:45:49 PM
Worked on my day of, uggghhhh  :flipoff:
But did get some motivation when I got home and welded a ball hitch for my dad, then got even more motivated and worked on grinding the frame on the Blazer. Got the drive side cleaned up and most of the passenger before it got dark. Just need to finish up on the pass side then brush it and paint it.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 20, 2011, 07:27:11 PM
I got my heads assembled and ready to bolt onthis afternoon! :banana:
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Post by: SUB602 on February 21, 2011, 11:47:59 AM
MAde a trip to Glendale Spring and picked up new center bolts and Spring pads for my 56" springs this morning. Assembled one set and need to clean the other, also need to get new bushings for them.

Also oredered the the Leaf Spring Bushings for my Toyota from Marlin. Should be here by the end of the week.
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Post by: blazerv10 on February 21, 2011, 07:39:56 PM
got my 39.5s on and my rjs harneses in wooohoooo ready for hard core
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 21, 2011, 09:02:15 PM
I got all but the intake bolted up my engine! :banana:
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Post by: BowtieBone on February 21, 2011, 09:05:29 PM
Got to work on mine 2 days in a row now  :dance:
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 22, 2011, 06:08:47 PM
Installed a 160 amp altenator and started installing the CB.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 22, 2011, 09:05:28 PM
I started stripping parts off the 77 for axles and such.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 22, 2011, 09:37:28 PM
I cleaned and painted everything. It was taking forever to dry so ill be assembling junk tomorrow
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Post by: SUB602 on February 23, 2011, 11:59:38 AM
Received the little Plastic rollers for my rear window yesterday. Installed them as well as lubing all the Mechanisims in the rear window. Now the Rear window goes up and down nice and smooth.  :thumbup:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 23, 2011, 08:17:04 PM
I pulled the axles and trans/t-case out of the 77 today.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 24, 2011, 10:45:45 PM
I started assembling the rear ran into a snag and cut some breathing room for the 40s  :hack:
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Post by: JYD on February 25, 2011, 07:15:37 AM
I started assembling the rear ran into a snag and cut some breathing room for the 40s  :hack:
big snag or a small snag?
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 25, 2011, 07:54:48 AM
Small. I need to get metric lugnuts and adjust the shoes
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 25, 2011, 09:11:57 PM
I tore down my rear axle and got it ready for the new gears.
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 26, 2011, 02:03:00 PM
Changing the pan on my trans, hopefully I can see why it's not shifting into 3rd right while I got the pan off. I didn't send in the warranty registration card like an idiot so I may have a 2200 dollar pile of junk installed right now.  :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 26, 2011, 03:00:49 PM
Changing the pan on my trans, hopefully I can see why it's not shifting into 3rd right while I got the pan off. I didn't send in the warranty registration card like an idiot so I may have a 2200 dollar pile of junk installed right now.  :mad: :mad: :mad:
Sorry to hear about the transmission hope it's a simple fix if not hope they take care of you!
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 26, 2011, 06:17:24 PM
Ok I dropped the tranny pan and didn't see anything bad, I was going to change the filter but bought the wrong one so i put the new pan on and put in new fluid. I put a differrent bracket on the carb for the tv cable and adjusted it. The strange shift between second and third appears to be cured now, hopefully I lucked out and there's nothing wrong with my trans. Monday I'll fax the warranty registration in and hope they accept it a month late.
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Post by: kkattfish on February 28, 2011, 08:27:27 PM
finished painting my cage (finally), installed my 3 1/2" dash speaker and a larger speaker in the middle of my dash so i can actually hear it now, reinstalled the dash pad, removed my broken spark plug (what a pain in the arse) and attempted for an hour to get a new spark plug back in but it ain't happening the way my headers are bent now.  i'm gonna have to give in and remove the headers, install some manifolds and be done with it.  not really looking forward to putting money in my exhaust but i guess it has to be done at this point.  even if i could get the plug in the wire wouldn't be able to get on the way the header is bent. 
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 07, 2011, 07:56:41 PM
Dropped the diff off at Doc's to get the spring perches welded on!! Getting closer  :spin:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on March 07, 2011, 08:03:46 PM
Didnt you buy a welder??????
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 07, 2011, 08:06:23 PM
I made a tie rod today i took a solid Chevy one and sleeved it with some heavy wall pipe to strengthen it. I need to build my knuckle like I did Eryc's.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on March 07, 2011, 08:18:43 PM
I adjusted my toe out by turning in the tie rods until the original tie rod fit in place. Hopefully that will be close to where I should be. Then I went out and bought some new cotter pins and castle nuts since mine were nasty and rusted. Then I bought a 7/8s fine thread nut for my gear box since mine never came with one. And then I got some tappered brass fittings to cap my 2wd box till I get a ram. Steering will be done tomorrow
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 07, 2011, 08:46:12 PM
Didnt you buy a welder??????
I did, just don't trust my 110 welder and my excellent welding skills on a vital point like that  :flipoff:
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Post by: 8BALLBLAZER on March 07, 2011, 08:54:36 PM
well spent some time on my rig this weekend and changed intakes and carbs and its running like its supposed to be.,still need to weld my quarter panel on and trim fenders some more and figure out where the hell i got a bullet hole from :violent:
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Post by: BreakingChains on March 08, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
well spent some time on my rig this weekend and changed intakes and carbs and its running like its supposed to be.,still need to weld my quarter panel on and trim fenders some more and figure out where the hell i got a bullet hole from :violent:
dont you change your intake and carb weekly???
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 08, 2011, 06:09:46 PM
well spent some time on my rig this weekend and changed intakes and carbs and its running like its supposed to be.,still need to weld my quarter panel on and trim fenders some more and figure out where the hell i got a bullet hole from :violent:
dont you change your intake and carb weekly???

Was Chuck around your rig lately  :o
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 09, 2011, 09:21:47 PM
well spent some time on my rig this weekend and changed intakes and carbs and its running like its supposed to be.,still need to weld my quarter panel on and trim fenders some more and figure out where the hell i got a bullet hole from :violent:
dont you change your intake and carb weekly???

Was Chuck around your rig lately  :o
:shooter: It was me! :banana:
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Post by: Copper Miner on March 13, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
Started building my tube doors and almost got the drivers door complete.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 13, 2011, 09:41:12 PM
Just working on my Ferd :whip:
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Post by: kkattfish on March 14, 2011, 07:37:42 PM
removed my d44 and ignored lee as he consistently tries to put down my projects.  and apparently i don't work on my own stuff either :flipoff:
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Post by: BB1 on March 14, 2011, 07:47:23 PM
I didn't put down sh**! I did complain about that air compressor though. Just get your junk done so we can go wheeling already. :flipoff:
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Post by: blazerv10 on March 14, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
yep end of april  :beer:
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Post by: chopped7 on March 14, 2011, 08:47:45 PM
i bought a module.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on March 15, 2011, 09:38:38 PM
I sealed my valve covers up and ran some hoses. Now its ready for some oil
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 15, 2011, 10:11:02 PM
I built a cross over knuckle and put the front end all back together and made a temporary drag link until I find something better to make one out of..or it breaks which ever comes first. Did some more welding and called it quits for the night. Gonna pick up new bushings and brake line fittings tomorrow.
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Post by: kkattfish on March 16, 2011, 08:18:19 AM
yesterday i removed the shock mount on my axle tube as it was bent and half the welds broke.  then i failed for over an hour at trying to weld it back on myself. 
thinking about getting these instead of the stock mounts http://www.wideopendesign.com/Product/74/Dana-60-Kingpin-Shock-Mount-Gusset.aspx (http://www.wideopendesign.com/Product/74/Dana-60-Kingpin-Shock-Mount-Gusset.aspx)
 
if this is for 2 sets this is a better price http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/Dana-60-kingpin-Coil-over-Shock-mountsgussets_p_1154.html (http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/Dana-60-kingpin-Coil-over-Shock-mountsgussets_p_1154.html)
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 16, 2011, 02:29:44 PM
Got derailed on the sas project a bit. Worked on the intake today thats been leaking for the last 2 years!, Got it removed and then broke the heater fitting on the rear, so I need to get that fixed/replaced. Then on to removing the transfer case and trans so I can replace the rear main and put new seals in the transfer and trans while theyre off. Figured it would be a good time to do this while I have the room to work, since there is no diff in yet.
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Post by: Copper Miner on March 16, 2011, 07:15:21 PM
Today instead on working on the blazer I decided to work on the boat. I pulled the intake to find out how the water was getting in the crankcase and found 2 large cracks in the block :'(. I guess I'll just have to stick to wheeling this year ;D.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on March 16, 2011, 08:30:38 PM
Got rid of some junk in my trunk Arizona Sawzall Massacre style  :hack: :hack:

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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 16, 2011, 09:12:29 PM
Finished up my brake lines and built a panhard bar mount on the frame today.
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 17, 2011, 06:55:57 PM
Today instead on working on the blazer I decided to work on the boat. I pulled the intake to find out how the water was getting in the crankcase and found 2 large cracks in the block :'(. I guess I'll just have to stick to wheeling this year ;D.

Dude that blows  :vomit:  Although, I've always wondered how much a boat that size would handle a big block and a bravo drive!!  :violent:
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 17, 2011, 06:57:24 PM
Drilled and rethreaded the heater outlet on the intake today, then cleaned and painted it. Ready to install it.
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Post by: Copper Miner on March 17, 2011, 07:00:54 PM
Today I cut up my spare tire carrier and removed the rear bumper then started cutting it to reduce it's size and get it in tighter to the gas tank. Also taking the tailgate off so I can fab the mounting brackets for a different spare tire carrier that will also serve as a tailgate. There's going to be a lot more cutting on this pig, it needs to lose some weight and inches all around.  :hack:
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Post by: Copper Miner on March 17, 2011, 07:02:46 PM
Today instead on working on the blazer I decided to work on the boat. I pulled the intake to find out how the water was getting in the crankcase and found 2 large cracks in the block :'(. I guess I'll just have to stick to wheeling this year ;D.

Dude that blows  :vomit:  Although, I've always wondered how much a boat that size would handle a big block and a bravo drive!!  :violent:

Ya it's a real bummer. :thumbsdown:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on March 17, 2011, 07:28:29 PM
I got my front rotors in today and they fit perfect! But i had to come home to find an 11/16" drill bit. Tomorrow im drilling the rotors and getting my junk on all 4s
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Post by: kkattfish on March 18, 2011, 02:17:48 PM
went to 5 junk yards and couldn't find the ford super booty shock mounts.  time to post up in the wanted sections
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Post by: ZJ Guy on March 18, 2011, 07:58:53 PM
went to 5 junk yards and couldn't find the ford super booty shock mounts.  time to post up in the wanted sections

See the problem is that most Super Duties have Power Stroke diesels in them, which as we all know were built by International. So since there's no Ford engine in the pile o crap, its actually still running and on the road, no need to be sent to the yard yet.
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Post by: Copper Miner on March 18, 2011, 10:03:41 PM
Cut about 2' off the rear bumber and mounted it 4" closer to the tank, improved the departure by a bunch. Started making the mounts for the spare tire carrier, I hope to have that done tomorrow.
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Post by: BreakingChains on March 18, 2011, 11:20:22 PM
went to 5 junk yards and couldn't find the ford super booty shock mounts.  time to post up in the wanted sections

See the problem is that most Super Duties have Power Stroke diesels in them, which as we all know were built by International. So since there's no Ford engine in the pile o crap, its actually still running and on the road, no need to be sent to the yard yet.
the only diesel that belongs ther is in a 87 jeerster lol
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Post by: kkattfish on March 22, 2011, 08:22:27 PM
removed my headers, removed my leaf springs and bushings and showed off some of my new parts. 
need to get my bushings, shock towers, gears, shocks and i will have all of my parts.  then i need to figure out how i'm going to mount my shock towers and mount the shock tabs on the d60 and if they will work for what i want to do.  if not i will need to figure something else out. 
bushings should be here tomorrow, gears & shocks will be here thursday or friday and not sure about the shock towers yet. 
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Post by: BowtieBone on March 26, 2011, 08:00:03 PM
Pulled the intake off.....AGAIN  :whip:  It leaked at the same point it had before. After looking at it closer, found that the area it had leaked from before and jacked up the intake.
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Post by: ZJ Guy on April 03, 2011, 11:32:14 AM
Got my tires put on yesterday. Thanx again Charley i owe you guys one. One of my rims has a huge rock gouge in it, but does hold air, they just werent able to balance it.
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Post by: BreakingChains on April 03, 2011, 08:25:15 PM
eff thank me for given u the 31 d()k. just hold me and were even! :kiss2:
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Post by: SUB602 on April 04, 2011, 07:18:36 AM
Yesterday ran the wiring to hook up a Third Bake light from a newer Suburban on to my older one.
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Post by: steves79 on April 06, 2011, 05:44:43 PM
Put on what accessories I could just need the plate that bolts on the intake so I can put this motor in,its almost done
FORGOT TO SAY LAST WEEKEND I GOT THE LONG BLOCK FINISHED, PRIMED THE OILING SYSTEM
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 06, 2011, 06:03:01 PM
Put on what accessories I could just need the plate that bolts on the intake so I can put this motor in,its almost done

Shoulda told me. I got one at my gpas house
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Post by: steves79 on April 06, 2011, 06:13:54 PM
does that mean ur not going out there again for awhile or can you bring it with you
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 06, 2011, 07:18:06 PM
Yea I wont be out there till may probably. It would cost more in gas picking it up than it would cost to give you a new one
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Post by: steves79 on April 06, 2011, 07:30:41 PM
COOL
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Post by: kkattfish on April 06, 2011, 08:39:22 PM
i myself have put 2 motors in without that plate.  if i of all people can do it, you can to
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Post by: steves79 on April 06, 2011, 08:43:35 PM
i only need it cuz my motor is complete and i dont want to put it ALL together in the truck
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Post by: kkattfish on April 06, 2011, 09:10:39 PM
aww that is something neither of the ones i installed were.  good thinking
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 06, 2011, 10:28:23 PM
I ordered my shifter cable and brackets today :shakehead:  more money I don't have!
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Post by: kkattfish on April 06, 2011, 10:33:50 PM
i got my gears for 14b, install kit and shocks.  i just want this upgrade to be done already
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 07, 2011, 04:59:47 PM
I found an exhaust y pipe to day for 15 bucks at pick n pull! :headbang:
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Post by: steves79 on April 07, 2011, 09:52:28 PM
The motor is in,just need to wire and start this long a s s motor build together
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 08, 2011, 06:08:47 PM
My exhaust is now done!  :dance:
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 09, 2011, 10:32:48 PM
Worked on one of my tube doors, what a pain, after these are done I'm never going to build another set.
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Post by: BB1 on April 10, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
Worked on one of my tube doors, what a pain, after these are done I'm never going to build another set.

The funny thing is the rocks hate tube doors. Just ask my doors they get the sh** beat out of them all the time.

You should probably just stick to the bunny trails so that they don't get abused. :kiss2:
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 10, 2011, 09:03:52 AM
Worked on one of my tube doors, what a pain, after these are done I'm never going to build another set.

The funny thing is the rocks hate tube doors. Just ask my doors they get the sh** beat out of them all the time.

You should probably just stick to the bunny trails so that they don't get abused. :kiss2:

 I built them so I have the privilege of destroying them!  :flipoff:  :lee:
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Post by: steves79 on April 10, 2011, 04:31:39 PM
It's alive got the motor running
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 10, 2011, 05:22:26 PM
I sat in my junk and :guitar:  to my new Linkin Park cd while I made a list of switches and relays I need for my winch controls and fans.
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Post by: BoggerBilly on April 10, 2011, 05:51:48 PM
Got the motorhome tuned up. Black cj runs and has a backseat now. Xj has a new tie rod. My work here is done. Can't wait until the end of the month. Gonna wheel the sh&t out of Jims equipment!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 10, 2011, 09:15:06 PM
I decided to mount my shifter while I wait for the cable and bracket to show up.
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Post by: chopped7 on April 11, 2011, 11:30:45 AM
Got the motorhome tuned up. Black cj runs and has a backseat now. Xj has a new tie rod. My work here is done. Can't wait until the end of the month. Gonna wheel the sh&t out of Jims equipment!

got the winch working too.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 11, 2011, 11:35:29 AM
Got the motorhome tuned up. Black cj runs and has a backseat now. Xj has a new tie rod. My work here is done. Can't wait until the end of the month. Gonna wheel the sh&t out of Jims equipment!

got the winch working too.

Sweet where is she workin?
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Post by: chopped7 on April 11, 2011, 11:54:45 AM
the WINCH. not the wench. she works at the coffee shop.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 11, 2011, 12:07:00 PM
 :rotfl:

Sorry I had to
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 12, 2011, 05:57:28 AM
Last night I was looking for a good place to mount my trans cooler and fan and decided to loose all the A/C crap and mount it on the firewall where that crap used to be. I need to patch the holes then mount it up and run some lines now. Makes for a lot more room under the hood tho!
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Post by: chopped7 on April 18, 2011, 09:37:57 AM
i got the ecm mounted in the cj. gonna go swap out the tires and wheels on the xj in a bit.
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Post by: SUB602 on April 19, 2011, 10:32:44 AM
This morning while taking my girls to school i noticed my Volt gauge at 8 Volts got home checked at the Battery with my meter, 11.97 Volts at the Battery with the truck running. Alternator not charging!!! Call VatoZone, rebuilt for $80.00. So i spent my morning changing my Alternator Today. Woo Hoo :o
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Post by: blazerv10 on April 19, 2011, 01:23:56 PM
at least it happened in town not out wheeling far from a auto store.
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Post by: blazerv10 on April 19, 2011, 03:28:26 PM
finally putting my axle back together finally lol im a procrastonater. but now im out  of time since next weekend i have a wedding to go to so gotta get er done.just waiting for my gasket to be in at six then i can get it out of the garage and wash it. still covered in mud.
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Post by: SUB602 on April 20, 2011, 10:10:30 AM
at least it happened in town not out wheeling far from a auto store.

Your right about that!!
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Post by: BreakingChains on April 20, 2011, 03:28:45 PM
This morning while taking my girls to school i noticed my Volt gauge at 8 Volts got home checked at the Battery with my meter, 11.97 Volts at the Battery with the truck running. Alternator not charging!!! Call VatoZone, rebuilt for $80.00. So i spent my morning changing my Alternator Today. Woo Hoo :o
u can get a new one at penny pinchers for 40bucks  :thumbup:
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Post by: ZJ Guy on April 20, 2011, 06:47:55 PM
This morning while taking my girls to school i noticed my Volt gauge at 8 Volts got home checked at the Battery with my meter, 11.97 Volts at the Battery with the truck running. Alternator not charging!!! Call VatoZone, rebuilt for $80.00. So i spent my morning changing my Alternator Today. Woo Hoo :o
u can get a new one at penny pinchers for 40bucks  :thumbup:
I think he made the right choice getting one from an autoparts store, not penny pinchers and their out of the junk yard specials. Nate, your the only person ive ever met whos shopped at Penny-Pinchers and is still willing to go back, everyone else has nothing but bad things to say.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 20, 2011, 09:36:01 PM
I put my tranny cooler lines on today and patched the last remaining hole in the floor board and drove it to church in Coolidge. It's about 25 miles round trip, it ran great but I need to pull the rear third member to tighten up the gears a bit. It howls a little :punchballs:  At least thats only about an hour and a half job.
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Post by: chopped7 on April 21, 2011, 11:16:14 AM
i dropped off my xj with billy so he can align it and try to figure out the DW. also mount a tire on a beadlock to replace the one i tore up last trip. cj is ready, motorhome is tuned up and ready to roll. i got switched to day shift next week so i will be off from wednesday at 1:00 pm until may 9th.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 21, 2011, 02:09:27 PM
Headed to Peoria to pick up tires for my junk after work! :banana:
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Post by: BreakingChains on April 21, 2011, 04:52:05 PM
This morning while taking my girls to school i noticed my Volt gauge at 8 Volts got home checked at the Battery with my meter, 11.97 Volts at the Battery with the truck running. Alternator not charging!!! Call VatoZone, rebuilt for $80.00. So i spent my morning changing my Alternator Today. Woo Hoo :o
u can get a new one at penny pinchers for 40bucks  :thumbup:
not junk yard parts but off brands! smartass
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 21, 2011, 07:12:59 PM
Installed a BTF diff cover on the rear axle. It's made out of 1/4" steel so I don't think I'll tear it up.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 21, 2011, 09:32:24 PM
Rear sock crossmember was welded up and shocks mounted. All the shocks are done
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Post by: Jarhead on April 22, 2011, 07:33:41 AM
Ball joints, new G2 front shafts, custom steering, repainting all my armor.  Appeaently if your rig site for over 2 months in the rain and cold as we have here in Washingoitn State the areas where the paint has chipped on the steel armor tends to rust.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 22, 2011, 02:03:18 PM
I pulled my rear third member out today and tightened my gears up and reinstalled them. I also drooled over my new 37's that are getting mounted up tomorrow! :headbang:
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 22, 2011, 08:30:35 PM
I finished my rock sliders. Next is trim the fenders some more then paint.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 22, 2011, 08:36:22 PM
I finished my rock sliders. Next is trim the fenders some more then paint.
Thats nice but... :pics:
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Post by: BoggerBilly on April 22, 2011, 09:24:21 PM
Finished Jims xj. Aligned it and put in the new radiator. No more death wobble.

Ordered a radiator for Cuda so he can make it camping.

Need to get my own rig! :deskbang:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 23, 2011, 05:46:58 PM
Today me, Junk and Bisket I dismounted all my tires and mounted the new 37's I got from Charlie and mounte my 35's on Junk's rig and mounted four tires on my Suburban too.  I had to modify my spare tire holder but it was easy.Then I took my rig on a little shake down run and flex test on the RTI ramp to check for tire clearance. I think I'm just about ready for next weekend! :banana:   :guitar:
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Post by: BreakingChains on April 24, 2011, 03:03:07 PM
 :eek: :headbang:
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Post by: BowtieBone on April 24, 2011, 05:54:44 PM
Looks nice Chuck, wish I had that ramp down here!
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Post by: kkattfish on April 24, 2011, 06:31:38 PM
just use your neighbor's car.  same thing really
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Post by: Cuda K5 on April 24, 2011, 07:38:31 PM
I actually found a couple hours to work on my junk. I put the new radiator in with the new mounts. Wouldnt you know, the hoses are different and the  shroud wont fit. Its always something. hopefully this pos cools ok with no shroud
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 24, 2011, 07:43:02 PM
I finally painted it, will post pics in my build thread.
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Post by: BoggerBilly on April 24, 2011, 08:33:41 PM
I actually found a couple hours to work on my junk. I put the new radiator in with the new mounts. Wouldnt you know, the hoses are different and the  shroud wont fit. Its always something. hopefully this pos cools ok with no shroud

How much different is the shroud? Can you rig it to work? I just used a 16" electric as a pusher but not cheap. Glad it fit
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 26, 2011, 08:58:14 PM
I went to Prescott and got my tow rig back from the dealer today after having the flywheel and starter replaced. When I got home I installed a cheap set of mirrors and some aux backup lights on the blazer.
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Post by: chopped7 on April 26, 2011, 09:19:21 PM
I went to Prescott and got my tow rig back from the dealer today after having the flywheel and starter replaced. When I got home I installed a cheap set of mirrors and some aux backup lights on the blazer.

why backup lights? we don't run trails in reverse
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Post by: JYD on April 26, 2011, 09:26:45 PM
I went to Prescott and got my tow rig back from the dealer today after having the flywheel and starter replaced. When I got home I installed a cheap set of mirrors and some aux backup lights on the blazer.

why backup lights? we don't run trails in reverse
US BLAZER GUY NEED THEM TO BACKUP SO WE CAN GET AROUND THE BROKEN JEEPS! :o
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 26, 2011, 10:04:12 PM
I'm just doing little odds and ends on my junk. Today I mounted a couple ammo cans and my recargable flash light. I also found a broken rock light.
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Post by: blazerv10 on April 27, 2011, 03:38:43 PM
I went to Prescott and got my tow rig back from the dealer today after having the flywheel and starter replaced. When I got home I installed a cheap set of mirrors and some aux backup lights on the blazer.

why backup lights? we don't run trails in reverse
US BLAZER GUY NEED THEM TO BACKUP SO WE CAN GET AROUND THE BROKEN JEEPS! :o
ouch that hurt lol.
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Post by: kkattfish on April 27, 2011, 05:19:09 PM
and occasionally around my my broken junk too...  :pimpwink:
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Post by: blazerv10 on April 27, 2011, 07:08:37 PM
just got done pulling my axle again to stop a leak that showed up after the rebuild .
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Post by: kkattfish on April 27, 2011, 08:56:35 PM
just got back from towing elmer's rig to his shop.  while there we also got my other 2 wheels grinded out. 
also dropped off my rig for exhaust today and will pick it up tomorrow
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 27, 2011, 09:58:44 PM
Changed my broken rock light tonite and made sure I have everything I need to work on my junk at Tom's shop tomorrow after work.
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Post by: steves79 on April 28, 2011, 04:49:50 PM
almost set it on fire, not really had a bad ground to the alt bracket so it used the little wire for the ground and melted the sh88t out of it
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Post by: SUB602 on April 28, 2011, 05:12:06 PM
Changed the drivers side front wheel bearings on my Suburban. Found them loose and they wouldn't adjust anymore. Timken from VatoZone. When I got done with that found the lower ball joint on the drivers side bad. So now I have to change that possibly this weekend. Hopefully after all these front end repairs my steering will finally be tight.
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 28, 2011, 09:03:08 PM
Installed rock lights, under body led lights, fuse block, toggle switches, all the wiring and fixed an exhaust leak. In the morning I'll do an oil change and load it on the trailer and I'm ready to go!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 29, 2011, 12:06:44 AM
I got my muffler changed, made some door bars and mounted the winch today. I'll post up some pictures tomorrow.
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Post by: elmh on April 29, 2011, 11:44:41 PM
Just got home my hoopty ready to fill finished tbi setup fuelpump installed my third backup gear box.aligned installed brackets tighten belt weld exhaust bung for o2 ran wires.bolt check.saw my front pinion yoke is not best of shape. Left wheel bearing not that great
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Post by: BB1 on April 30, 2011, 12:05:09 AM
Just got home my hoopty ready to fill finished tbi setup fuelpump installed my third backup gear box.aligned installed brackets tighten belt weld exhaust bung for o2 ran wires.bolt check.saw my front pinion yoke is not best of shape. Left wheel bearing not that great

So, you better not puss out.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 01, 2011, 07:58:05 AM
Later I'm gonna unload mine off the trailer and pull my stripped locking hubs of. Then get a game plan on how to repair and re-inforce my frame under the engine where it is cracking.
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Post by: desertjunky on May 02, 2011, 10:54:06 AM
iwill be stripping the buggy down for paint and side panels and find a pesky little radiator leak
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Post by: steves79 on May 04, 2011, 05:34:05 PM
tuned it a little,now it throws me back in the seat
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 06, 2011, 02:30:15 PM
Yesterday I got the frame spread back out with the porta-power and put a temp. piece of tubing between the frame rails to keep it from coming back in untill I get the new cross member built. I'm gonna start cutting out the factory cross member right now.
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Post by: BIG LARRY on May 08, 2011, 03:33:20 PM
Replaced calipers,rotors,and brakes on the Bronco the left side was completley shot to sh*t, then put some new door speakers in and oh yeah a pirate skull air refeshener hell yeah............. :headbang:
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 08, 2011, 09:34:42 PM
took her to the car wash soaked her in degreaser. vaccumed her out and preped her of paint!  :banana:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 08, 2011, 09:37:49 PM
I finished up my engine cross member tonite and will drop the engine back in tomorrow. :banana:
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Post by: SUB602 on May 09, 2011, 08:31:40 AM
Tinted the windows on my Suburban Saturday, Adjusted the timing a little bit.
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Post by: BowtieBone on May 11, 2011, 08:03:07 PM
Not specifically to my rig, but a recoup on some of the costs of the build. Sold the Ford high pinion dana 44 today, woohoo. Then figured since I had money, I decided to buy a torch setup from craigslist, woohoo!
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Post by: kkattfish on May 11, 2011, 08:07:38 PM
Not specifically to my rig, but a recoup on some of the costs of the build. Sold the Ford high pinion dana 44 today, woohoo. Then figured since I had money, I decided to buy a torch setup from craigslist, woohoo!
sweet burn
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 11, 2011, 08:33:53 PM
tightend sum bolts,filled the fluids up and headed out to table mesa for a few hours,  pics soon!
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Post by: kkattfish on May 11, 2011, 09:56:34 PM
replaced my fuel filter, zip tied my brake lines and other various wires away from my tires and drove it for about 10 miles.  i am very impressed by the ride and stability.  i want to get this junk flexed out now to see if i have improvement on the front end
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Post by: MaxPF on May 12, 2011, 01:05:58 AM
I worked on the AC. Gonna need it soon  :cool:
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Post by: SUB602 on May 12, 2011, 08:17:30 AM
Working on my A/C soon as well. A/C was working until i changed my Valve Cover gaskets then the Manifold hose started leaking at the crimp. So Saturday will take the hose to AAPAK to have it rebuilt than A/c will be working again. :cool:

Also Saturday will be Ball Joint day at my house. All 4 Balljoints and Pass side wheel bearings being replaced. Im gonna be a busy boy :spin:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 12, 2011, 02:12:13 PM
Yesterday I got rid of my tailgate since it wouldn't stay on anymore due to body damage. I welded some 2X2 between the bed sides and the cage to support the bed and mounted some oval LED tail lights!  No more redneck painted bulbs for me! :headbang:  I also moved my tool box so it would be easier to get to.
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 12, 2011, 05:18:03 PM
sorry for the crappy pics but my friend was to scared to get out and take pics!!!! so he got the crappy me climen hills pics whatta d()k..

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Post by: kkattfish on May 12, 2011, 06:42:47 PM
thats a start nate.  in 2 weeks i wnat you to have it like chuck's :rtfm:

i drove mine around another 10 miles or so today.  went to the parts store and walmart.  trying to break in my gears.  i can definitely feel the lower gears when starting off the line.  i haven't put it in 4 lo yet but i am anxious to do so. 
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 12, 2011, 07:14:12 PM
i only had her of a week trust me when shes done it wont look the same! runs great shes just ugly.. perty soon maby sum 35's sound system and maby a straight axel im not sure yet
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Post by: MaxPF on May 12, 2011, 08:57:30 PM
Got my AC charged - took 4 cans of R12 at $35 per can :o Still, it works so much better than 134a so it was worth it. I still need to hook up the pressure switch to engage the fan clutch when the condensing pressure gets high enough. My Cummins came with a really cool electric fan clutch for engaging and disengaging the engine driven fan. It looks just like an AC compressor clutch, and when its disengaged the fan doesnt turn at all. Its like the best of both an engine driven fan and an electric fan.
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 13, 2011, 06:32:46 PM
finished painten her, mounted the ranger emblems, bolted up the rear skid plate and ate a frozen pizza
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Post by: SUB602 on May 14, 2011, 04:33:03 PM
4 balljoints, pass side Bearings with seals. started at 7 this morning, and just finished. Drivers side Ball Joints was a PITA. What a Day!!! Burb drives so much better, but like usual found something else that needs to be replaced. Tie rods off the steering knuckle on Drivers side is bad. after replacing that everything will be new in the front end.  :headbang:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 14, 2011, 08:38:38 PM
I took my rig to the river today and did a little testing with the new springs, way better no more axle wrap now. :headbang:
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Post by: kkattfish on May 14, 2011, 10:49:29 PM
replaced the water pump on my old lady's truck.  thanks for the hook up tony  :beer:   
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Post by: king of the pickle park on May 15, 2011, 08:41:29 PM
installed ford ps gear box on my cj5,also installed tie rods and ends i purchased from herm the overdrive guy now i just need a tilt column and make ps hoses
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 15, 2011, 09:32:15 PM
I didn't work on mine today I just drove it down the road to a friend house. :taunt:
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 17, 2011, 08:04:13 PM
hooked up the kc lights, mounted up a tach. now just gota wire her up
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Post by: kkattfish on May 17, 2011, 08:19:17 PM
gravity bled my brakes again for the 9th time.  finally got good pedal.  man i am really impressed how well the blazer sounds with that fancy flowmaster tony handed me down. 
i drove it again and locked my hubs in to see how it felt in 4 lo and 1st.  got a lot more umpgh with teh 456's
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 17, 2011, 08:59:42 PM
Yesterday I mounted a tach to see what kind of RPM's I'm turning and now am thinking of unhooking it!  :eek:  4,500 RPM's at about 50 MPH :o  Today I adjusted my drag link so I could turn as much to the right as I could to the left. Fulled my t-case with 000 grease to try and quiet it down a little. Seems that my shifter was pulling one lever too far and causing the noise, I think the gear is already worn tho! :punchballs:
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Post by: SUB602 on May 17, 2011, 09:42:59 PM
Aligned my Suburban in the Garage today. Figured it could use it after completely tearing the steering system apart this past weekend.

Was still following the road a bit after replacing the ball joints, but now after the Alignment that's gone. :headbang:

Next is installing the new hi flow Cat, and Dynomac VT muffler I ordered. Should be here Thursday along with a flowmaster y-pipe so I could change the 2 1/4 pipe coming off the manifolds to 2 1/2. :dance:
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Post by: king of the pickle park on May 17, 2011, 09:49:34 PM
while installing the ps conversion kit yesterday i noticed the brake drum was wet ,pulled drum,so this evening i pulled the steering knuckle and bearings etc. will be taking to work tomorrow to clean up the mess then pick up new seals and brake shoes from 4 wheelers supply.
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Post by: MaxPF on May 17, 2011, 09:53:01 PM
Worked on the Ally some more today. Need to get the pics posted up.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 19, 2011, 09:13:02 PM
The last couple of days I've just been doing little stuff here and there. I welded in a 2x2 box tubing to minimize the frame movement around the steering box it goes from inside frame rail to frame rail. I filled in the 4 inch hole in the rear bumper that I had cut for tail lights that I decided not to use. Tomorrow I'm going to wire some switches up for my winch inside so I don't have to use the remote. Then its ready to rock and roll again!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on May 21, 2011, 10:18:23 PM
Started welding up my exhaust today. Installing cat and new muffler tomorrow.
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Post by: JYD on May 22, 2011, 08:20:00 AM
Wheeled the sh** out of it! Broke a shock mount and the body will no longer hold the tailgate on so I got to figure out something different for that :hack:
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 23, 2011, 01:11:20 PM
crawled under her and seen the crappy wireing, got mad and took a nap
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on May 23, 2011, 07:03:02 PM
fixed my no starting problem.  replaced the ignition module with one from another dist and it still wouldn't start.  changed the cap with the other one and then it started.  i don't know if it fried 2 things or more but whatever it works now
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: MaxPF on May 24, 2011, 10:06:12 PM
Fixed my cracked frame and busted shock mounts. Fix is temporary - I need to box the original K5 frame section and put in real bosses for the shock mounts. I also lengthened my rear driveshaft 4" so the splines are fully engaged. no vibes, so I must've gotten it pretty straight  :spin:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 25, 2011, 10:12:31 AM
I started working on my on board air system...York A/C compessor, started looking to see where to mount my air tank. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chopped7 on May 25, 2011, 10:16:02 AM
i just bought new tires for the xj. i hope they don't suck.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 25, 2011, 12:42:19 PM
i just bought new tires for the xj. i hope they don't suck.
What kind of tires?
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Post by: Copper Miner on May 25, 2011, 07:08:43 PM
Bolted my brake and fuel lines back to the frame that I had moved a month ago when I welded on my sliders.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chopped7 on May 25, 2011, 10:32:37 PM
i just bought new tires for the xj. i hope they don't suck.
What kind of tires?

Cooper mud claw. Billy got them for me on the cheap.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on May 26, 2011, 09:54:44 AM
Replaced the drivers side outer tie rod and re-did my alignment again. :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 26, 2011, 09:13:51 PM
Not much time to work on it, started running the air lines to the rear for the air system.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 27, 2011, 03:52:39 PM
Gonna try to finish up the air system tonite!
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Post by: BreakingChains on May 27, 2011, 04:39:29 PM
fixed the trans problem, now im ready for the flex ramp!!! :banana:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 27, 2011, 08:58:55 PM
I finished the air system. It builds up to 145 PSI and kicks out then kicks back on a 75 PSI. It will be nice to have air on the trail. I want to buy a cheap Harbor Frieght die grinder with some cut off wheels to keep in the truck for trail fixes. :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on May 28, 2011, 08:50:18 AM
I finished the air system. It builds up to 145 PSI and kicks out then kicks back on a 75 PSI. It will be nice to have air on the trail. I want to buy a cheap Harbor Frieght die grinder with some cut off wheels to keep in the truck for trail fixes. :headbang:

Chuck, you may have already said this, but what are you using for your onboard air? Store bought or built?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 28, 2011, 10:55:51 PM
I finished the air system. It builds up to 145 PSI and kicks out then kicks back on a 75 PSI. It will be nice to have air on the trail. I want to buy a cheap Harbor Frieght die grinder with some cut off wheels to keep in the truck for trail fixes. :headbang:

Chuck, you may have already said this, but what are you using for your onboard air? Store bought or built?
I'm using the factory York A/C compressor. I have built three of these systems and they work great!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on May 29, 2011, 12:49:30 AM
installed the tack and got it working, just in time for the truck to break down and not start! :deskbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on May 29, 2011, 10:28:36 AM
I finished the air system. It builds up to 145 PSI and kicks out then kicks back on a 75 PSI. It will be nice to have air on the trail. I want to buy a cheap Harbor Frieght die grinder with some cut off wheels to keep in the truck for trail fixes. :headbang:

Chuck, you may have already said this, but what are you using for your onboard air? Store bought or built?
I'm using the factory York A/C compressor. I have built three of these systems and they work great!
I've seen them used for that before, definitely works good. Would like to do the same to mine, just need to figure out the bracketry an belt setup. If you get a chance take a pic or two of yours.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 01, 2011, 06:39:29 PM
today I unplugged the burnt wire and found a couple more boots close to burnt. I found the knock sensor and hooked a wire to it that was the only one stray wire i had there. I discovered my p/s pump leaks from the pump. Filled that up and tightened down some sreering bolts. Then I fired her up minus one wire and went to pepboys. It ran 10x better even with a miss. All this time I thought I had no knock sensor. I turned in my blown water pump for a new one along with a new set of wires
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: MaxPF on June 01, 2011, 10:06:08 PM
this past weekend my rearview mirror fell off when I hit a hole on a forest road. Having my GPS hanging from the mirror probably didn't help (http://defiant.blogdns.com:5002/emoticons/doah.gif)

So, I glued the mount back on with JB Quik, which I found from past experience works very well. I scuff the mount and the glass with 80 grit for better adhesion. One minor problem - I had a rock chip right behind where the mount goes, and when I applied pressure to squeeze the excess epoxy out it went "tink", and now I have a 12" vertical crack in my windshield (http://defiant.blogdns.com:5002/emoticons/angryfire.gif)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 01, 2011, 10:11:00 PM
this past weekend my rearview mirror fell off when I hit a hole on a forest road. Having my GPS hanging from the mirror probably didn't help ([url]http://defiant.blogdns.com:5002/emoticons/doah.gif[/url])

So, I glued the mount back on with JB Quik, which I found from past experience works very well. I scuff the mount and the glass with 80 grit for better adhesion. One minor problem - I had a rock chip right behind where the mount goes, and when I applied pressure to squeeze the excess epoxy out it went "tink", and now I have a 12" vertical crack in my windshield ([url]http://defiant.blogdns.com:5002/emoticons/angryfire.gif[/url])

Oops! :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 02, 2011, 01:29:16 PM
pulled the back bumper off, wired up the break lites and about to set the alighment :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 02, 2011, 08:42:10 PM
I changed the rest of my plug wires, tightened down some more bolts, then drove over to ace hardware and got some plugs for my manifolds. Put those in and the rig sounds great! Finally no loud obnoxious exhaust. I was hearing some clanking under my rig so I checked that out. found 2 bolts completely loose on my crossmember so I drove it to vatozone and got all new grade 8 bolts, nuts, and lock washers then put those in. the only thing I need to do now is flip my bolts for my leaf springs around cause they are hitting my shifter linkage when im stuffed

In other words im ready for the next trip  :thumbup:

But I would like to get some shocks and hoops along with longer brakelines before I head out again

I'm also cruising to the car show tomorrow to show off my pretty ride
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 02, 2011, 08:57:01 PM
Tonite I changed my axle isolator bushings on the front. I then set the ride hieght to where it was level. I also welded some d-rings on the frame horns by the winch mount also.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 03, 2011, 09:24:36 PM
I did some more "custom" body work.  :cool:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on June 03, 2011, 10:19:09 PM
I did some more "custom" body work.  :cool:
:pics:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 03, 2011, 10:20:36 PM
I drove the sh** out of mine
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 04, 2011, 01:11:28 AM
fixed alota the wiren, replaced the 2nd fuel filter and ran sum vaccume lines :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 04, 2011, 06:59:56 AM
Yesterday I moved mt transmission cooler away from the firewall and also reversed the rotation on the fan to pull air thru it instead of trying to push air and it seems a lot better now.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 04, 2011, 08:39:27 AM
I did some more "custom" body work.  :cool:
:pics:

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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on June 04, 2011, 08:42:27 AM
THATS NICE WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 04, 2011, 08:01:19 PM
I rewound the winch cable then after prying the hood open I took a hammer and beat the fender back so the hood would open and close correctly after that I beat down the sharp edges on some of the other sheet metal.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 05, 2011, 06:51:08 AM
Whelp your blazer is just a piece of sh** now. I used to like it now it just looks like crap. :lee:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 05, 2011, 08:42:26 AM
Whelp your blazer is just a piece of sh** now. I used to like it now it just looks like crap. :lee:

Well until last November I could count on 1 hand the number of times I actually went somewhere that I "had" to put it in 4wd. Most of the time it just sat so long that I would have to charge the battery just to take it for a drive around town. Since nobody I know want's to just "trail ride" because let's face it it's boring I must go where everyone else is going. The fact is if I want to go wheeling with people I enjoy hanging out with it's going to get beat up. The blazer is not worth enough to sell and build or buy something smaller, if I build something smaller right now I would have to take all the parts off of it anyway and haul the rest to the scrapper so I'm going to continue to beat the crap out of it and have a good time doing it and when I'm done I'll part it out then haul it to the scrapper.

P.S. I really don't care if anyone likes it or not. I built it, I like it and I'm having a great time wheeling it and that's all that matters. :lee:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 05, 2011, 03:23:59 PM
Well no sh**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I already new this no explanation needed. I liked elmh's blazer at one time also now its just a turd too. Hell my Jeep was nice at one time now it looks like a turd. In all actuality my statement was a compliment and a sigh at the same time. So lets go wheeling the faster you destroy that thing the faster you can get a real 4X4. :pimpwink:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 05, 2011, 04:55:12 PM
Well no sh**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I already new this no explanation needed. I liked elmh's blazer at one time also now its just a turd too. Hell my Jeep was nice at one time now it looks like a turd. In all actuality my statement was a compliment and a sigh at the same time. So lets go wheeling the faster you destroy that thing the faster you can get a real 4X4. :pimpwink:

OK sounds good to me, let's go!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 06, 2011, 07:34:04 PM
installed the fan shroud so no more getten hott  :dance:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 06, 2011, 07:54:27 PM
Put air in the tires, whew that was a lot of work.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 06, 2011, 08:44:48 PM
I wheeled mine on Elvis and a few other spots! :taunt:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 09, 2011, 05:56:08 PM
I ordered another pair of 14" travel shocks
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 09, 2011, 05:57:06 PM
I welded up some cracks and tears in the body and went through and hit the rough spots with my buffer to knock down the sharp edges. Rickie scraped his shin pretty bad the other day getting out :o  I started painting the cage also but ran out of paint just before finishing up :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 09, 2011, 08:40:04 PM
bye bye tail lights
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on June 10, 2011, 05:16:05 AM
bye bye tail lights
:pics:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on June 10, 2011, 12:49:13 PM
bye bye tail lights
Who needs tailights anyways  :o
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 10, 2011, 01:23:21 PM
bye bye tail lights
Who needs tailights anyways  :o

 Tail lights are overrated, they don't do anything except get destroyed.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 10, 2011, 02:12:39 PM
bye bye tail lights
I think I still have my old painted ones....you want me to hook you up?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 13, 2011, 05:44:53 AM
took the seat out, cleaned 25 years of crap outa it clened up the carpet next its time to rhino line the cab  :rtfm:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on June 13, 2011, 06:36:11 AM
I unloaded my rig only because I need my trailer for this weekend so my olddest boy can go racing Saturday! :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 13, 2011, 07:45:54 AM
Last nite I pulled my t-case out to get it rebuilt. I was gonna do it but I can't even find a diagram of one torn apart so I'll let PTO Sales do it!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 13, 2011, 08:06:18 AM
Saturday Adjusted the rear brakes- They keep backing off so i did a little mod to keep them in place.

Also checked the torque on my Upper Balljoints.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 13, 2011, 09:32:07 AM
i drove mine a little on friday and saturday night
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 18, 2011, 10:45:53 AM
Installed my MSD wires and A/C Manifold hose. Sub's running excellent now. Later today charge the A/C.  :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 18, 2011, 11:11:45 AM
I changed all the tires on my Suburban and put a new battery in the wifes Minivan.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on June 18, 2011, 11:15:27 AM
put a 4.5in lift on my sons jeep for him while he is at boot camp.thanks to everyone who came over and helped.
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 18, 2011, 12:26:26 PM
 :goodpost: :violent:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 18, 2011, 04:37:03 PM
got home from playin in a rv, slaped on a new grill and about to six the speedo :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on June 18, 2011, 06:07:08 PM
put a 4.5in lift on my sons jeep for him while he is at boot camp.thanks to everyone who came over and helped.
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The final pic of my sons lift on his jeep its taller than my oldest son xj.
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Post by: BB1 on June 18, 2011, 08:58:04 PM
Looks good Charlie. He will definitely be excited when he gets home.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 18, 2011, 09:04:34 PM
I went and got the toy today, I can't wait to get the tubing and get started on it!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on June 18, 2011, 09:37:26 PM
I pulled durfees heep off the freeway and drug it to his apartment. Too bad my phone was dead for my first recovery since the build lol
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on June 19, 2011, 03:39:58 AM
I went and got the toy today, I can't wait to get the tubing and get started on it!
can't wait to wheel with the final product.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on June 19, 2011, 03:41:03 AM
I went and got the toy today, I can't wait to get the tubing and get started on it!
can't wait to wheel with the final product.
the zj or the g6?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chopped7 on June 19, 2011, 08:14:08 PM
I went and got the toy today, I can't wait to get the tubing and get started on it!
can't wait to wheel with the final product.
the zj or the g6?

huh?











you quoted the wrong post dumbass!!  :lee:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 19, 2011, 08:35:33 PM
See the time Charlie was a little drunk I bet. :boones:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 19, 2011, 09:16:38 PM
I pulled the rear axle and springs out of my dad's jeep and now I'm ready to put in the new springs and axle.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BreakingChains on June 19, 2011, 09:29:29 PM
got the speedo cable fixed and now shes workin, next is the ac  :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 19, 2011, 09:37:47 PM
I took the rig wheeling after work. My Jeep loves me.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on June 20, 2011, 10:09:19 AM
Replaced the Heater Hose quick disconnect on the Intake with a Hose Barb. Quick Dis-Connect decided to leak this morning.  :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on June 20, 2011, 01:42:26 PM
See the time Charlie was a little drunk I bet. :boones:
i don't get drunk i get hammered lol. :taunt:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BB1 on June 20, 2011, 09:15:46 PM
I took the rig wheeling after work again. I love my Jeep. :lee:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: MaxPF on June 20, 2011, 09:27:53 PM
I just acquired myself a Jeep yesterday. It has no title, no engine, no trans or t-case, and crappy D35 and D30 axles. I need to get an abandoned vehicle title, and then I will turn it into a trail beater  >:D

As for my DD, I need to get sh** together to get the Allison swapped in and the 203-205 built. I need a yob first tho...  :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on June 20, 2011, 10:52:33 PM
I just acquired myself a Jeep yesterday. It has no title, no engine, no trans or t-case, and crappy D35 and D30 axles.
sounds like lee's piece of heep
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on June 26, 2011, 08:10:50 PM
Did some more work on dad's jeep today, the new rear axle and springs are in and it's sitting on all four's again and then I started work on the front axle.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 02, 2011, 09:45:16 PM
I got my t-case back in the truck and new front d-shaft in also. I checked the front gears they look like the haven't even been run yet. :banana:

Lets go do some night wheeling or early morning wheeling!  :anyone:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on July 02, 2011, 10:07:07 PM
Set the tow in and rotated some tires. Spent the rest of the day working on my dads willys.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on July 03, 2011, 07:35:09 PM
Today I set up my first..... and hopefully last ARB, what a pain in the a**.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chopped7 on July 05, 2011, 08:09:27 AM
installed the brake controller in my silverado. put on new rear brake pads. installed new speakers.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on July 07, 2011, 11:34:43 PM
Installed a new p/s belt, got some spare wires, gassed it up and aired it up for table mesa tomorrow. Just need to tighten some bolts before I go
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 07, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
charged my battery, tomorrow picking up a brake line from tony (thanks again) and might just end up going wheeling tomorrow at tm
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 08, 2011, 06:02:45 PM
Check today to make sure my rear shocks were limiting my flex and thet weren't but the spring clamps were so I :hack:  them off and now it's better!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on July 19, 2011, 12:07:32 PM
i got a little carried away with :hack:
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Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 19, 2011, 12:55:44 PM
saturday i pulled of my bent to piss tie rod and took it to my neighbors house to see if he could weld the hydro assist bracket on for me.  thanks for willing to help ruben but i didn't get motivated until about 10 and you had plans already.  also thanks to harley for the sleeved tie rod  :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on July 20, 2011, 12:18:19 PM
saturday i pulled of my bent to piss tie rod and took it to my neighbors house to see if he could weld the hydro assist bracket on for me.  thanks for willing to help ruben but i didn't get motivated until about 10 and you had plans already.  also thanks to harley for the sleeved tie rod  :beer:


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: toylet on July 20, 2011, 01:22:11 PM
installing new motor  and hopefully exhaust today need to get this junk running :deskbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on July 20, 2011, 01:44:18 PM
hope you have an air conditioned shop.  its miserable outside
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: toylet on July 20, 2011, 09:44:09 PM
no i wish ,out in the garage no ac but atleast out of direct lite gots to get done miss wheeling the toy hopefully back on the trail soon
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 20, 2011, 10:16:38 PM
no i wish ,out in the garage no ac but atleast out of direct lite gots to get done miss wheeling the toy hopefully back on the trail soon
Hurry up I want to wheel too! :taunt:
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Post by: toylet on July 21, 2011, 08:58:30 AM
me too another day back at it
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 23, 2011, 12:10:21 AM
today I pulled the jeep around to fix the broken transfer case but when I put it in gear to show my brother it worked perfectly so I put it in 4 lo and climbed the back of my dodge parts truck. also took it up and down the street no grinding no noise worked perfect. It must have fixed itself.
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Post by: toylet on July 23, 2011, 06:37:34 AM
i would pull it just to be safe , better than on a trail  :2cent:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 23, 2011, 09:27:31 AM
today I pulled the jeep around to fix the broken transfer case but when I put it in gear to show my brother it worked perfectly so I put it in 4 lo and climbed the back of my dodge parts truck. also took it up and down the street no grinding no noise worked perfect. It must have fixed itself.
As bad as it sounded and wouldn't go in 4 lo I'd pull it just to double check
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 23, 2011, 11:55:31 PM
well I checked out the transfer case and could find nothing wrong. inside looks like new no metal shavings chain is tight oil is clean all bearings and gears turn smooth. took the jeep out to the Sawtooths for a couple hours played on the rocks at the quarry absolutely no issues. about the only explanation I can think of is the jeep gods must have fixed it.   
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 24, 2011, 08:20:12 AM
well I checked out the transfer case and could find nothing wrong. inside looks like new no metal shavings chain is tight oil is clean all bearings and gears turn smooth. took the jeep out to the Sawtooths for a couple hours played on the rocks at the quarry absolutely no issues. about the only explanation I can think of is the jeep gods must have fixed it.   
:o  Wonder if it just popped out that night and was to bound up to go back in gear?
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Post by: toylet on July 24, 2011, 09:20:31 AM
easy explanation (its a jeep) :)
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 24, 2011, 12:54:34 PM
easy explanation (its a jeep) :)
Only in a Heep :taunt:
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 24, 2011, 01:25:11 PM
My heep kicks butt.
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 24, 2011, 01:28:54 PM
I also got the 454 out of my crew this weekend. now I just gotta get the cummins in ;D
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 24, 2011, 05:02:27 PM
My heep kicks butt.
Yep sure does...cause you doing away with more and more Jeep stuff.
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Post by: toylet on July 24, 2011, 05:51:48 PM
My heep kicks butt.
Yep sure does...cause you doing away with more and more Jeep stuff.
yep chuck has a point lmao
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 24, 2011, 06:20:01 PM
Its still more jeep than anything els
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Post by: BB1 on July 24, 2011, 06:30:08 PM
What transfer case are you running?
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 24, 2011, 06:32:05 PM
stock 231
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Post by: BB1 on July 24, 2011, 08:13:56 PM
If your linkage is anything like what was in my TJ I bet that's your problem. I don't know how they came up with that bullshit linkage and then made it work is beyond me. :shakehead:
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 24, 2011, 09:08:39 PM
i think i just bumped it with my knee in between gears lol
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Post by: toylet on July 27, 2011, 11:45:10 AM
after days of a pain in the but swap, finally got the toy up a running sounds great but trying to get the warm starts taking care of installing a high torqe starter more wireing just to crank the beast over  11-7 compression is no joke, poor starters.needs  new brake line after starter wire melted it and hopefully trail ready,  :headbang:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 27, 2011, 01:06:44 PM
after days of a pain in the but swap, finally got the toy up a running sounds great but trying to get the warm starts taking care of installing a high torqe starter more wireing just to crank the beast over  11-7 compression is no joke, poor starters.needs  new brake line after starter wire melted it and hopefully trail ready,  :headbang:
:banana: Right on man! :thumbsup:
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on July 27, 2011, 11:01:52 PM
after days of a pain in the but swap, finally got the toy up a running sounds great but trying to get the warm starts taking care of installing a high torqe starter more wireing just to crank the beast over  11-7 compression is no joke, poor starters.needs  new brake line after starter wire melted it and hopefully trail ready,  :headbang:

just take it on a few runs with no air cleaner should fix the compression issue  ;D
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Post by: BreakingChains on July 29, 2011, 01:38:36 AM
got the bed put back on,tuned her in and slaped a cew cd player in  :headbang: now what trail to hit first?? :rtfm: mite head 2 table mesa ina week if sumone wants to join me
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 29, 2011, 06:14:14 AM
I put a new fuel pump and replaced some dry fuel lines and new fuel filters also. Don't want to go up in flames like this guy  :fart:
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Post by: toylet on July 31, 2011, 08:11:38 AM
moving front springs forward 1 more inch and got to test it out maybe the rock currie  :dance:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 04, 2011, 10:03:20 PM
Got my new visionX bright green strobing rock lights in  :lee:
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Post by: SUB602 on August 05, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
Changed my IAC Valve and Knock Sensor. Dont know how long all these sensors have been on my Sub so i decided to just start changing them out. Next week its TPS and Coolant temp Sensor. :headbang:
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Post by: toylet on August 05, 2011, 03:47:44 PM
Got my new visionX bright green strobing rock lights in  :lee:
:pics:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 05, 2011, 11:30:34 PM
jake breaks cameras, so don't expect much
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Post by: Copper Miner on August 06, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
Worked on my dad's willy's today, working on installing full hydro. With all the work I'm doing on this thing I might just start a build thread on it.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 07, 2011, 08:00:42 AM
I wheeled the crap out of mine lastnight! :headbang:
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Post by: BreakingChains on August 07, 2011, 12:38:04 PM
I wheeled the crap out of mine lastnight! :headbang:
:guitar:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 07, 2011, 05:00:57 PM
I changed a burnt plug then aired up the flat tires and drove it a few miles since its been sitting for 2 weeks
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Post by: toylet on August 07, 2011, 08:56:20 PM
I wheeled the crap out of mine lastnight! :headbang:
  where did you go
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 07, 2011, 08:59:26 PM
I wheeled the crap out of mine lastnight! :headbang:
  where did you go
Me and a buddy ran Elvis again. I took some guys from church out to show them what wheeling is all about. :banana:
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Post by: SUB602 on August 07, 2011, 09:32:51 PM
I wheeled the crap out of mine lastnight! :headbang:
  where did you go
Me and a buddy ran Elvis again. I took some guys from church out to show them what wheeling is all about. :banana:

 :thumbup:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 07, 2011, 09:50:02 PM
got my sleeved tie rod installed and hydro assist brackets on.  i need to do an alignment now i'm toed in about 4"
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Post by: blazerv10 on August 08, 2011, 03:25:13 PM
front pass u-joit and starting a roofrack for ck this weekend.the buggy just dont have room for camping gear lol.
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Post by: SUB602 on August 09, 2011, 01:37:48 PM
Added some more Exhaust Tubing to have the Exhaust drop in front of the rear tire on the drivers side instead of just dropping down in front of the rear axle.
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Post by: BreakingChains on August 09, 2011, 02:42:26 PM
drove her about 50mi today.....while getten 19mpg  :flipoff:
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Post by: BB1 on August 09, 2011, 03:17:28 PM
So my 2500HD with 6.0 gets 15mpg amd is way more fun to drive. :flipoff:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 09, 2011, 03:35:14 PM
My g6 gets 33mpg and its been more places off road than his ranger  :lee:
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Post by: BreakingChains on August 09, 2011, 04:13:29 PM
lol no one likes over doers jake and lee  :deskbang:
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Post by: SUB602 on August 11, 2011, 10:46:59 AM
Added offroad lights to the front to get ready for the CK run on the 27th, and removed the old bushings out of my 56's to get them measured for urethane bushings. would like to have the 56's in before CK as well.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 11, 2011, 01:17:36 PM
Gonna put harness's in the front two seats tonite, still saving for rear ones. I figure most of the time I get wild I'm usually the only one in the rig anyway.
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Post by: Copper Miner on August 11, 2011, 04:47:12 PM
Helped my buddy cut up a rolled blazer and got the stock 10 bolts to use for mock up axles on the toy. It will make the swap of parts that much faster when I start and I won't be without a rig as long.
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Post by: JYD on August 11, 2011, 06:31:48 PM
Helped my buddy cut up a rolled blazer and got the stock 10 bolts to use for mock up axles on the toy. It will make the swap of parts that much faster when I start and I won't be without a rig as long.
GOOD IDEA!!!!
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Post by: kkattfish on August 11, 2011, 08:06:12 PM
picked up some 37" krawlers for my rig.  this will be the first decent set of tires this truck has seen. 
hope to work on a few things this weekend or tomorrow so its ready for the next night run
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Post by: JYD on August 11, 2011, 08:54:52 PM
picked up some 37" krawlers for my rig.  this will be the first decent set of tires this truck has seen. 
hope to work on a few things this weekend or tomorrow so its ready for the next night run
goood tires will make a world of difference! When I got my nEw 35s it was like wheeling a new rig! I hope the first time on mmy 38s is aas good as that!
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Post by: kkattfish on August 11, 2011, 09:29:16 PM
picked up some 37" krawlers for my rig.  this will be the first decent set of tires this truck has seen. 
hope to work on a few things this weekend or tomorrow so its ready for the next night run
goood tires will make a world of difference! When I got my nEw 35s it was like wheeling a new rig! I hope the first time on mmy 38s is aas good as that!
good thing my driving skills make up for my lack of tires in the past...  lol :lee:
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 13, 2011, 09:36:21 PM
Got my disaster of a garage cleaned up today so I can get back to work on my rig!! Who knows, I might just get to put in in 4wd again soon as long as I quit  :handy: lol
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 14, 2011, 01:16:20 PM
Got my disaster of a garage cleaned up today so I can get back to work on my rig!! Who knows, I might just get to put in in 4wd again soon as long as I quit  :handy: lol
:dumb: Yeah right even JAKE beat you on the build AND has been wheeling his! :taunt:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on August 14, 2011, 01:29:02 PM
 :yeahthat:
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Post by: SUB602 on August 15, 2011, 12:21:56 PM
Wired up my front spot lights. Had to sacrfice my electric Fan to get the lights going, but thats ok i wired in the fan to use for the A/C which isnt working right now anyway. :deskbang:
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Post by: toylet on August 15, 2011, 03:29:31 PM
put new shoes on the tow rrig :headbang:
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Post by: Copper Miner on August 15, 2011, 10:42:01 PM
I finished building my dads Dana 20 t-case and it was the first case I've built. It now has a 3to1 kit, twin sticked and I found out how to modify it for front dig without taking the pills out so now it has front dig and can't be shifted into high and low range at the same time. I'm freaking happy as hell it worked!  :guitar:
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Post by: toylet on August 16, 2011, 12:34:43 AM
whats happening to the toy build

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Post by: Copper Miner on August 16, 2011, 04:52:17 AM
whats happening to the toy build
As soon as I get my dads willys done the toy goes in the garage and the thrashing begins, should be next month.
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Post by: SUB602 on August 16, 2011, 08:14:18 AM
whats happening to the toy build
As soon as I get my dads willys done the toy goes in the garage and the thrashing begins, should be next month.

Looking forward to it :headbang:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 16, 2011, 12:20:00 PM
whats happening to the toy build
As soon as I get my dads willys done the toy goes in the garage and the thrashing begins, should be next month.

Looking forward to it :headbang:
ruben what are you gonna build now?  anything new or just the burb?
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Post by: SUB602 on August 16, 2011, 01:28:08 PM
whats happening to the toy build
As soon as I get my dads willys done the toy goes in the garage and the thrashing begins, should be next month.

Looking forward to it :headbang:

ruben what are you gonna build now?  anything new or just the burb?

Just messing with the Burb. Can't afford anything else right now.
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 16, 2011, 03:51:20 PM
Dropped my front driveline off at PTO sales to have the CV put on it   :dance:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 20, 2011, 11:04:40 PM
I picked up my axle shafts from JYD who picked them up from KKAT who picked them up off of C-list for me. Thanks again Eryc for getting them for me. I don't care what those other guys say about you your a cool KKAT in my book! :beer:
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Post by: Copper Miner on August 21, 2011, 08:36:37 PM
Still working od dad's heep, today I got the hydraboost mounted, ran all the brakes lines in the front, got the portal permantly mounted and hooked up to the steering column. Was planning on getting the t-case installed till I found out I didn't have the right bearing for the adapter, will have to call AA tomorrow and get that ordered. It was a busy and productive day.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 21, 2011, 09:15:44 PM
I put one of the new axles in my truck today and one new hub, then got lazy!
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 22, 2011, 05:59:45 PM
Too blasted hot to work on mine today, off the next two days so will get some work done in the am before it hits 4000000 degrees.

I did get down to PTO today and got things turned back around on my front driveshaft. Hope to have it back in a few weeks  :headbang:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 22, 2011, 06:28:12 PM
started my 56" rear spring swap
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Post by: toylet on August 22, 2011, 07:20:46 PM
pulled my broke tranny out today and  breaking  donor down to try to rebuild and change output shaft, see how it comes out, what can go wrong  :fart:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 22, 2011, 07:59:23 PM
pulled my broke tranny out today and  breaking  donor down to try to rebuild and change output shaft, see how it comes out, what can go wrong  :fart:
if you have my luck, everything will go wrong and you will bust your knuckles
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Post by: Copper Miner on August 25, 2011, 09:13:53 PM
Got the bearing and retainer today so I went out and put the t-case in, another item off the list. Then I found out I have to modify the cross member so add another item to the list.
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Post by: SUB602 on August 26, 2011, 10:38:25 AM
Changed the Oil with the new Synthetic G Oil Made in The U.S.A.  :usa:

Topped off the fluids and checked all tire pressures, Removed my front sway bar since it wasnt hooked up anyway n prep for my Trip to CK.

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Post by: Copper Miner on August 27, 2011, 02:16:19 PM
Modifying the cross member to fit the new t-case and running hydraulic lines for the steering.
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Post by: BowtieBone on August 28, 2011, 05:35:27 PM
Got the bearing and retainer today so I went out and put the t-case in, another item off the list. Then I found out I have to modify the cross member so add another item to the list.
One step forward, two steps back  :taunt:
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Post by: Copper Miner on August 28, 2011, 07:35:13 PM
Got the bearing and retainer today so I went out and put the t-case in, another item off the list. Then I found out I have to modify the cross member so add another item to the list.
One step forward, two steps back  :taunt:

The cross member is done and the twin sticks are in, now it's time to get the front axle in.
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Post by: BoggerBilly on August 30, 2011, 08:46:08 AM
Ordered a new radiator and brake booster. Gonna put them in thursday. Now I just need to buy another t-case. Any one have a np231 laying around?
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Post by: chopped7 on August 30, 2011, 09:00:02 AM
Ordered a new radiator and brake booster. Gonna put them in thursday. Now I just need to buy another t-case. Any one have a np231 laying around?

lee had one. not sure if he still does.
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Post by: SUB602 on August 30, 2011, 09:02:02 AM
Bought a 33" tire to get my Suburban back on the road. Will install it today :rotfl:
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Post by: kkattfish on August 31, 2011, 07:03:38 PM
removed fuel tank and got axle out from under truck.  it wasn't too hot even tho the tstat said it was
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Post by: BoggerBilly on August 31, 2011, 09:23:43 PM
Put a set of doors on the xj. What a pain in the a$$. I think I liked it better without them. Too lazy to take them back off. Time for a beer
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 09, 2011, 08:13:26 PM
Went and picked up a torch, welder, 205, and metal for bumpers from harley. Thanks  :fistbump:
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Post by: Copper Miner on September 09, 2011, 09:20:48 PM
Installed 160 amp alternator, new belts and took the glaze off the pulleys to see if it will keep the belts from squeeling.
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Post by: BB1 on September 10, 2011, 12:45:18 PM
So I take it the new one is working now?
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Post by: Copper Miner on September 10, 2011, 01:32:04 PM
So I take it the new one is working now?

So far it is.
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Post by: BowtieBone on September 10, 2011, 02:03:46 PM
Got mine all packed up and ready to go wheeling, finally!!  :banana:
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Post by: SUB602 on September 10, 2011, 07:43:03 PM
Picked up another 33" tire today. So no more loaners on my Rig. Installed and ready to roll, at least at the mall for now.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 10, 2011, 10:16:14 PM
The blazer is officially down for reconstruction  :hack:
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Post by: toylet on September 11, 2011, 09:53:01 AM
finally got around to putting my tans/and t-cases back in  and  installed the new front long travel shaft and hopefully today try to tie up all the lose ends :americanflag:
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Post by: kkattfish on September 11, 2011, 08:07:18 PM
The blazer is officially down for reconstruction  :hack:
whats new?
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 11, 2011, 08:16:56 PM
pics coming in the build thread
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Post by: kkattfish on September 11, 2011, 08:18:48 PM
lol, no i meant what's new, your rig has been down forever it seems like.  i was being sarcastic i knew you wheeled it for like 5 weeks in a row or something.  i hope you can be ready for ff.  would be nice to see you wheel it there instead of in my passenger seat.  good luck man, i want you to make it.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 11, 2011, 08:34:32 PM
ill definitely have all the upgrades done for FF. just dont know if the big vaccum leak is my only problem. i still find if funny that only my passangers side was glowing so bad. im thinking something mechanical might be bad
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Post by: kkattfish on September 11, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
i hope not man, but i hope you can get the problem figured out and repaired.  let me know if i can do anything to help
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Post by: BoggerBilly on September 14, 2011, 07:20:55 PM
Finally got the new radiator in. Did plugs and wires. Tomorrow I will put in the new solid tie rod and new ends. Fluids are all changed and topped off. Getting ready for the run on the 23rd
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Post by: BowtieBone on September 14, 2011, 08:19:48 PM
Started making up a mock-up for my winch mount/bumper today. Didn't have much time to work on it, but got a good idea of where to start and how.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 15, 2011, 08:13:08 PM
Finished welding my slider and actually layed down some really perdy beads  :spin:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 16, 2011, 11:34:20 PM
I pulled a float in the Homecomming parade today for the Softball team. It was fun!
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Post by: BB1 on September 16, 2011, 11:44:51 PM
Is that you wearing the pink shoes. :lee:
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Post by: azrckcrwl on September 18, 2011, 07:50:38 PM
Getting the dodge cleaned up and ready to sell. Picked up a new toy today.
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Post by: Copper Miner on September 18, 2011, 07:53:39 PM
Brought home more parts for the toy build.
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Post by: kkattfish on September 18, 2011, 08:33:45 PM
Getting the dodge cleaned up and ready to sell. Picked up a new toy today.
what you get?  you coming out to florencefest?  would be good to meet you



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Post by: azrckcrwl on September 19, 2011, 04:37:23 PM
 I think I have a deer hunt the weekend of Florence fest. Got an 01 grand Cherokee limited v8 so far with just a 2" lift. Nice luxo wheeler. First plan is a bumper so I can put my winch on it.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 19, 2011, 09:12:58 PM
Grinded the plate back off, cut the body out more where it was hitting, then started cutting out thr other side. Durfee came over and helped put the plate back up in place. I tacked it down and saw everything was clearanced good. All 3 bars arent at the same angle so I need to heat up the plate and bend it up against that brace and weld it there. layed down some really good beads then helped durfee clean out his cooling system. Full of rust
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Post by: 77Chevyk5 on September 19, 2011, 09:44:58 PM
u use the cleaner and drain it? or do what every american does and pop a hose and stick the water hose down it on full blast?
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Post by: Cuda K5 on September 19, 2011, 09:47:37 PM
High pressure garden hose
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Post by: 77Chevyk5 on September 19, 2011, 09:50:56 PM
 :fart:
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Post by: minirails on September 28, 2011, 12:36:43 PM
Have to drain the rear dif on my jeep, got filled with water at sheeps crossing.
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Post by: desertjunky on September 28, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
been stripping down the buggy building body panels and roof adding winch getting ready for powdercoat then putting back together and beating it like it owes me money  :dance:
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Post by: BowtieBone on September 28, 2011, 06:32:33 PM
Have to drain the rear dif on my jeep, got filled with water at sheeps crossing.
Been there before, sunk mine there about 10 years ago. Took me forever and a ton of $ in diff oil and atf to get all the water out of the diffs, trans and tranny  :punchballs:
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Post by: BB1 on September 28, 2011, 07:05:11 PM
Have to drain the rear dif on my jeep, got filled with water at sheeps crossing.

Make sure you check the trans for sure, the breather sits right on top of it unlike the transfer case and diffs. If the rear diff has water in then I would check all of them.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 28, 2011, 09:14:13 PM
been stripping down the buggy building body panels and roof adding winch getting ready for powdercoat then putting back together and beating it like it owes me money  :dance:
:pics: 
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Post by: minirails on September 29, 2011, 05:33:08 AM
Have to drain the rear dif on my jeep, got filled with water at sheeps crossing.

Make sure you check the trans for sure, the breather sits right on top of it unlike the transfer case and diffs. If the rear diff has water in then I would check all of them.
I need to, got about a gallon of water and sludge out of the rear. It seems that the bolt that holds the brakeline to the axle was missing and I think thats how all the water got in. Thats ok I bought it about 3mo ago and checked all of the fluids, but this is the first time I had the cover off to see how good of a job the PO did welding up the spider gears. Also replaced the dif fluid with sinth. and Lucas. Gonna replace the transfercase fluid with ATF-4 sinth. this weekend :thumbup:
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Post by: kkattfish on September 29, 2011, 02:09:42 PM
got my krawlers put on my wheels finally
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Post by: SUB602 on September 29, 2011, 04:50:00 PM
Trading it for a lifted 91 Jeep Cherokee :rotfl:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 29, 2011, 05:05:46 PM
Trading it for a lifted 91 Jeep Cherokee :rotfl:
:clap: :beer:
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Post by: Copper Miner on September 29, 2011, 09:47:51 PM
Today I got front of the the frame stretched on the willys, just have to do some finish welding and then I can start making the front spring hangers. Also bought some leathers while I was in Prescott today, it's nice not burning the crap out of myself now.
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 05, 2011, 09:28:50 PM
Got the front spring hangers done, going to hang the axle tomorrow. Getting real close on this thing.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 06, 2011, 08:45:23 AM
yesterday i found out my propane solenoid is good, but i think my switch is bad.  when i hot wire the solenoid it works, however i can't get the truck to start on pane.  I have some tips from pirate that i'm going to try.  mostly people are saying to advance the timing.
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Post by: steves79 on October 06, 2011, 03:51:36 PM
hit it with a hammer
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Post by: kkattfish on October 06, 2011, 06:43:02 PM
hit it with a hammer
orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  just buy a new $5 dollar 3 way switch lol.  i have a plastic one i am going to use for testing.  i just got home from my daughters cheerleading/football game so no work on it tonight.
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 07, 2011, 09:25:18 AM
 Still working on my bumper, ugggghhhh, this sh** takes so long, haha. Figured out the mounting brackets and started fabbing them. Got the main supports for the fram done, just need to tie it into the bumper. Got a busy weekend so no work on it until Sunday afternoon.
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Post by: SUB602 on October 07, 2011, 11:07:16 AM
Installed the new Trans Mount, and Valve cover gasket today. Tomorrow its a Fuel Pump on my 98 Suburban, then upper and lower radiator hoses on the Cherokee.
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Post by: BB1 on October 07, 2011, 07:02:48 PM
Ruben you should also do the heater hoses. They are easy and cheap.
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Post by: SUB602 on October 07, 2011, 07:07:42 PM
Ruben you should also do the heater hoses. They are easy and cheap.

:thumbup:
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Post by: desertjunky on October 11, 2011, 11:57:35 AM
 here are a couple of photos that I have of the buggy now
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Post by: kkattfish on October 11, 2011, 11:59:01 AM
NICE!
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Post by: toylet on October 11, 2011, 12:11:35 PM
 :yeahthat:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 11, 2011, 08:20:52 PM
I started cutting, grinding, and bending. Then i realized iIwas down to my last blades and my drill bit was for wood only. So I went and got some good wheels and drill bit
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 11, 2011, 11:29:22 PM

([url]http://s3.postimage.org/1u3x9dc90/securedownload_1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1u3x9dc90/[/url])

Nice bling bling...I've been looking at led light bars, supposed to be surprisingly bright.
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Post by: desertjunky on October 12, 2011, 12:10:30 PM
that is from Vision X it is suposed to be brighter than the two row version and when we put power to it it was bright
 this is new this summer for vision x and also Rigid has one out
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Post by: SUB602 on October 12, 2011, 01:58:22 PM
Changed the fuel filter and installed some 4 degree pinion shims for the rear end. Rear end shaking at 50 mph is a thing if the past.
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 12, 2011, 03:27:05 PM
that is from Vision X it is suposed to be brighter than the two row version and when we put power to it it was bright
 this is new this summer for vision x and also Rigid has one out
And they cost a pretty  :2cent: too!!
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 12, 2011, 03:31:49 PM
Checked my alignment and trimmed the stop tabs down on knuckles (considering some dipsht spaced that off, no wonder it wouldn't turn worth a crap!!). Also looked into the clicking noise in the front, it's the locker, I will post up in my build thread later what I find out. It won't stay engaged is what it looks like, just spins around on the notches on the pass side outer hub. Probably going to have to take it all apart to figure it out, but I'm going to do some searching on the internet tonight and see what I come up with. If anyone has any ideas or ran into this before, would like to hear your ideas and/or solutions. It's a lock-rite by the way.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 12, 2011, 03:47:03 PM
are you sure its not engaging? cause all lock rites click unless you throw some really thick gear oil in your diff. but they dont usually click till they break in a little
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 12, 2011, 04:17:28 PM
are you sure its not engaging? cause all lock rites click unless you throw some really thick gear oil in your diff. but they dont usually click till they break in a little
Not 100% sure, seemed to work while we had it out wheeling and the clicking was there. Pretty consistant, I have a lock-rite in the rear and it doesn't click much at all.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 12, 2011, 04:21:44 PM
I would run the thickest gear oil you can find. that is, if you decide that the locker is engaging corectly
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 12, 2011, 04:37:33 PM
So the locker rookie here did some reading and found out that the clicking or as richmond calls it "ratcheting" is normal, go figure  :rtfm:  I thought I had the same type of locker in the rear, but after reading some more realized that the rear locker is their no-slip version, which doesn't ratchet like the full lock-right. So the cool part is I just have to replace the cover gasket and fill her back up. I'm going to put some thicker gear oil in to see if it quiets it some, I read a few places and on powertrax website also to do this.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 12, 2011, 05:40:19 PM
So the locker rookie here did some reading and found out that the clicking or as richmond calls it "ratcheting" is normal, go figure  :rtfm:  I thought I had the same type of locker in the rear, but after reading some more realized that the rear locker is their no-slip version, which doesn't ratchet like the full lock-right. So the cool part is I just have to replace the cover gasket and fill her back up. I'm going to put some thicker gear oil in to see if it quiets it some, I read a few places and on powertrax website also to do this.
hmmm, correct me if i'm wrong but didn't i say this a few days ago?  lol :lee:  every once in a while even my dumb a** gets something right.  just messin tony, glad its nothing major
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 12, 2011, 05:49:03 PM
So the locker rookie here did some reading and found out that the clicking or as richmond calls it "ratcheting" is normal, go figure  :rtfm:  I thought I had the same type of locker in the rear, but after reading some more realized that the rear locker is their no-slip version, which doesn't ratchet like the full lock-right. So the cool part is I just have to replace the cover gasket and fill her back up. I'm going to put some thicker gear oil in to see if it quiets it some, I read a few places and on powertrax website also to do this.
hmmm, correct me if i'm wrong but didn't i say this a few days ago?  lol :lee:  every once in a while even my dumb a** gets something right.  just messin tony, glad its nothing major
Maybe I should hone up on my listening skills.....blah blah blah  :lee: Oh and thanks  ;D
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 12, 2011, 08:34:07 PM
So the locker rookie here did some reading and found out that the clicking or as richmond calls it "ratcheting" is normal, go figure  :rtfm:  I thought I had the same type of locker in the rear, but after reading some more realized that the rear locker is their no-slip version, which doesn't ratchet like the full lock-right. So the cool part is I just have to replace the cover gasket and fill her back up. I'm going to put some thicker gear oil in to see if it quiets it some, I read a few places and on powertrax website also to do this.
hmmm, correct me if i'm wrong but didn't i say this a few days ago?  lol :lee:  every once in a while even my dumb a** gets something right.  just messin tony, glad its nothing major
Maybe I should hone up on my listening skills.....blah blah blah  :lee: Oh and thanks  ;D
If I remember correctly I told someone this on their shakedown run but did that person with the same locker in his front axle as me listen? Nooooo he didn't but that's ok he needed to pull the diff cover after his first run anyways.  :taunt:
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Post by: kkattfish on October 12, 2011, 10:22:57 PM
So the locker rookie here did some reading and found out that the clicking or as richmond calls it "ratcheting" is normal, go figure  :rtfm:  I thought I had the same type of locker in the rear, but after reading some more realized that the rear locker is their no-slip version, which doesn't ratchet like the full lock-right. So the cool part is I just have to replace the cover gasket and fill her back up. I'm going to put some thicker gear oil in to see if it quiets it some, I read a few places and on powertrax website also to do this.
hmmm, correct me if i'm wrong but didn't i say this a few days ago?  lol :lee:  every once in a while even my dumb a** gets something right.  just messin tony, glad its nothing major
Maybe I should hone up on my listening skills.....blah blah blah  :lee: Oh and thanks  ;D
If I remember correctly I told someone this on their shakedown run but did that person with the same locker in his front axle as me listen? Nooooo he didn't but that's ok he needed to pull the diff cover after his first run anyways.  :taunt:
hahahahah tony you are getting it from all angles like a good porn... 
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 13, 2011, 12:18:55 PM

hahahahah tony you are getting it from all angles like a good porn...

OUCH!!  I picked up som 85w140 today, that should quiet the ratcheting down a bit.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 13, 2011, 12:40:29 PM
i purchased some harnesses and pads for my junk yesterday
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Post by: kkattfish on October 13, 2011, 01:05:15 PM
i purchased a spare ujoint for my rear driveshaft :lee:
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 13, 2011, 03:57:31 PM

hahahahah tony you are getting it from all angles like a good porn...
 
OUCH!!  I picked up som 85w140 today, that should quiet the ratcheting down a bit.
Sounds like a mall crawler, real rigs make noise! :lee:
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Post by: blazerv10 on October 13, 2011, 09:10:16 PM
the only noise my losker makes is a air brake sound when i turn it off. :lee:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 16, 2011, 05:29:03 PM
Today I drove my junk to church and as soon as I get done being lazy I'm gonna install my new tweeters I bought at the swap meet. Last week I put my new tire on and switched my tires around so that I have the MTRs up front and the Intercos in the back. I also replace the broken axle. I need to install longer steering stops this week and change the oil, then it's almost ready for Florence Fest. :banana:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 16, 2011, 07:02:43 PM
Woke up motivated to get my cage done, now going to sleep never wanting to work on a car again. XJs suck
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 16, 2011, 09:39:20 PM
Got some welding done on the flat fender today and the front shocks are on now. The front suspension is almost complete. :headbang:
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Post by: BACKROAD on October 16, 2011, 10:23:48 PM
And pics just don't do it justice.
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Post by: SUB602 on October 18, 2011, 06:36:19 AM
Today the new Fan Ckutch and Warn Diff Cover are getting installed.
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Post by: kkattfish on October 18, 2011, 08:11:18 PM
cut off some more body today to clear my tires and it looks tits, also found an amp to run my speakers thru mp3 player.  thanks Brandon :thumbsup:
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Post by: Offroad clown on October 18, 2011, 09:08:20 PM
fixed my tail lights added in a blinker cause my stop turn tail were not working so had to ad in a seperate single light for my turn signals
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Post by: blazerv10 on October 18, 2011, 09:14:55 PM
and we upgraded them to led
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 19, 2011, 06:05:12 AM
I guess I never set my steering stops like I thiught I had :dumb:  So I made longer stops last night and changed the oil & filter. I need to make a list of stuff I have to do before FF and start checking stuff off the list. :thumbsup:
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Post by: kkattfish on October 19, 2011, 06:21:28 PM
got some convuleted tube to put over the propane hose, clamps, screws to fix it to the floor.  also fixed my rear lights, they were shorting out and blew a fuse, fixed my front kc lights so they actually point down at the ground now instead of 100 feet in the air and also realized one of the bulbs blew so i pulled it and will get another one tomorrow.  i cut a spacer in half and put it on the back side of the light to make it point down.
i also got some wire and a new test light since i broke my old one.  going to mount my amp and speakers this weekend hopefully and just plug my mp3 player right in to the amp.
 
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 19, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
I got all the high pressure lines for the steering done today, I just need to mount the cooler and run the hoses to it then I can put the carb on and try and get the thing to start after sitting 8 years. I already got the bad gas out of the tank last night.
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 20, 2011, 08:11:36 PM
I started installing my new serpentine belt setup in the blazer. Now nobody will have to listen to a loud nonstop squealing power steering belt at FF.
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Post by: elmh on October 20, 2011, 08:34:49 PM
I started installing my new serpentine belt setup in the blazer. Now nobody will have to listen to a loud nonstop squealing power steering belt at FF.

still have to listen to mine and noisy pump, also do a rain dance, or at least a mid 80s day :dance: dance :guitar: :banana:
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Post by: Copper Miner on October 21, 2011, 07:44:53 PM
I got the serpentine belt setup done today, now I can wheel in peace! Its not a bad kit for the price either.
(http://s3.postimage.org/33g0gevno/IMG_1695.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/33g0gevno/)
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Post by: jethro on October 21, 2011, 08:16:38 PM
ITS GOING TO BE A CARBQ :violent:
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Post by: BACKROAD on October 22, 2011, 07:42:38 AM
DON'T DO IT.........
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Post by: BACKROAD on October 22, 2011, 07:48:20 AM
Copperminr, your priorities r getting mixed up.  Now back to the flatfender....  :+)
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Post by: jethro on October 22, 2011, 08:51:15 AM
WHAT
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Post by: BACKROAD on October 22, 2011, 09:13:40 AM
Sounded like you were going to BBQ your Blazer......   :+)
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Post by: SUB602 on October 22, 2011, 04:57:15 PM
Replaced the gearbox in the Jeep today.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 23, 2011, 10:32:59 PM
I tightened up my gearbox, finished fabbing radiator mounts, and started plumbing the fuel system. Durfee changed out my leaky wheel cylinders and I cleaned out my rig, painted, and put the carpet back in. marked where my lap belts need to mount. Just hundreds of little things not worthy of pics
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Post by: HICKNASTY on October 25, 2011, 12:39:43 PM
took the jimmy to emissions today and it passed with flying colors thanks to the metering rods and jets i put in for emissions.....
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Post by: THE_MARAUDER on October 25, 2011, 01:09:53 PM
i am gonna try and get the second transmission put back into the buggy today...dying to have my really low gears back...lol...then its time for custom exhaust  :hack: and then florence fest  :banana:
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Post by: Offroad clown on October 26, 2011, 11:24:08 AM
Had a New Front Windsheald put in today $167.04 life time warrantied from safelite auto glass.  Have to buy a new stickter now to replace the one i had in the front. im think i will make it bigger this time ha ha ha  :pimpwink: :taunt:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 26, 2011, 11:27:54 AM
looks like mom's getting another box of omaha steaks
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Post by: SUB602 on October 27, 2011, 11:15:09 AM
Cleaned out the idle air control valve, and the build up in the throttle body and butterlies. Idles better :headbang:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 29, 2011, 10:48:00 PM
Finished welding the whole roll cage. All that is left is the tube nose. Durfee cleaned it all up and primered the back. got the fuel lines all reran and tightened down good. Made a battery bracket and bolted that in and strapped my new optima in. bent a new air cleaner rod that fits an original air cleaner. Cut out the rear panel and started bolting it in. got taillights, headlights, new battery wires and lots of misc crap. Almost all ready
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Post by: BowtieBone on October 30, 2011, 07:50:13 PM
Finished up the front bumper and bolted the winch in. My nephew came over and helped me install it and then painted it. Also put the lower fan shroud back on, so hopefully it will run a little cooler now. Trimmed the inside front fenders where the tire has been hitting and then cleaned the air filter. A few more odds and ends and I will be ready for FF  :guitar:
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Post by: toylet on October 30, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
Installed new bushings in the front springs and started it till it ran out of gas lol dam rice burner
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Post by: Cuda K5 on October 30, 2011, 10:44:13 PM
Made a temperary bumper and half stinger, welded that in and started welding the tube nose. Installed a new starter and new battery cables. Reran new vaccum hoses. Cut down my filler neck and put that on. Finished fabbing tabs and welding them in for the rear panel. Wired up the fuel pump. Trimmed the frame for the gas tank and put foam where the gas tank sits. Mounted the licsense plate. Holy crap soo many little things
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Post by: Copper Miner on November 24, 2011, 02:32:16 PM
Finished installing ram assist on the blazer, maybe now that turd will turn in the rocks when I want it to! Loading it up after the feast to head out to the ranch in the morning.
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Post by: kkattfish on November 24, 2011, 05:31:00 PM
got about 75% of my tailgate notched and welded together that clint pre fabbed for me a while back.  i ran out of wire or i would probably be done right now. .  worked on it all day. 
turns out welding isn't so hard after all.  thank you clint. 
that notcher i got worked pretty good, i just mounted it to my trailer for stability then i was able to notch with no problems.  pretty fun project
tomorrow i will get some more wire and finish it.  then flap disc it and paint it yellow probably. 
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 25, 2011, 07:19:51 AM
got about 75% of my tailgate notched and welded together that cling pre fabbed for me a while back.  i ran out of wire or i would probably be done right now. .  worked on it all day. 
turns out welding isn't so hard after all.  thanks you clint. 
that notcher i got worked pretty good, i just mounted it to my trailer for stability then i was able to notch with no problems.  pretty fun project
tomorrow i will get some more wire and finish it.  then flap disc it and paint it yellow probably.
:pics:
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Post by: kkattfish on November 25, 2011, 05:03:38 PM
here you go.  a pic of my welding, a pic of it closed and a pic of it open to prove it works :lee:
 
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Post by: BBC on November 25, 2011, 06:13:30 PM
nice work eryc :headbang:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on November 25, 2011, 06:14:58 PM
Nice eryc, it looks good!


I finally finished fabbing up the base of my new radiator mounts. I still need to mount tabs and trim for hose outlets. After that i replaced my trans mounts and put new grade 8 bolts in their place. Started tearing apart my front end again. It looks like I will only have 1" of room between my new windstar fans and the pulleys. I am not very comfortable with that but once I put new motor mounts in and add some more tube to the front of my rig; I shouldn't have any problems hopefully
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Post by: kkattfish on November 25, 2011, 07:01:36 PM
thanks guys, but clint did all the real hard stuff.  the brackets are made to perfection to fit the curvature of the truck lines.  i just had to notch and weld it together.  i really enjoyed it and look forward to doing another project soon. 
i still need to make the spare tire stand and make that work but shouldn't be too hard.  i think i will triangulate or at least support the spare tire standoff to make sure it doesn't break.  i also need to put the metal grating (don't know what its called) so nothing falls out of the tailgate.  i may try to do both of these things tomorrow or sunday. 

tools i realized i need while doing this project:
chop saw would be real nice.  i borrowed my neighbor
larger drill, also borrowed from my neighbor.  my cordless drill fits the notcher head but my corded drill does not.  however with this new compressor i may get the drill for my compressor on air instead. 
more patience.  welding brings another aspect to my life in needing to slow down and concentrate. 
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Post by: BBC on November 25, 2011, 07:32:28 PM
i worked on my bump stops today. i am mounting them to the top of the spring plate instead of mounting them to the frame. i might have pics tomorrow.
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Post by: kkattfish on November 25, 2011, 07:41:58 PM
i worked on my bump stops today. i am mounting them to the top of the spring plate instead of mounting them to the frame. i might have pics tomorrow.
you need to quit f***ing around and get this thing done.  i thought i was slow... :lee:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on November 25, 2011, 09:19:52 PM
i worked on my bump stops today. i am mounting them to the top of the spring plate instead of mounting them to the frame. i might have pics tomorrow.

So now you can go to table mesa next weekend  :thumbup:
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Post by: chopped7 on November 25, 2011, 09:55:22 PM
i installed a rockcrusher diff cover on my d60. installed the driver's side seat. cleaned out about 10 pounds of wood and dirt out of the tub, charged the battery. ran the harnesses throught he seats like they should be and adjusted them to fit me in the new seat, put in a new toggle switch for ignition, put new wing nuts on the air cleaner cover to replace the ones i lost (somehow), and put rubber padding under the straps i'm using to keep the radiator in place so it doesn't squeek anymore.
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Post by: BBC on November 26, 2011, 07:37:22 AM
i worked on my bump stops today. i am mounting them to the top of the spring plate instead of mounting them to the frame. i might have pics tomorrow.
you need to quit f***ing around and get this thing done.  i thought i was slow... :lee:

i'll be done when i'm done.  :lmao:

i worked on my bump stops today. i am mounting them to the top of the spring plate instead of mounting them to the frame. i might have pics tomorrow.

So now you can go to table mesa next weekend  :thumbup:

i got stuff going on, so i won't be able to make it. plus i'm not done yet  :flipoff:
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Post by: kkattfish on November 26, 2011, 09:54:25 AM
nice sig :smokin:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on November 27, 2011, 08:33:49 AM
I put my axles in Friday and fixed my tore up fender. I put some new turn signal lights in the grill, adjusted my hood and relocated my hood latch cable...since I cut it on accident while cutting out the inner fender. Then I drove my junk to a gun show in Casa Grande putting about 60 miles on it yesterday. :banana:
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Post by: Hoss50 on November 27, 2011, 08:55:08 PM
I finally got some good quality garage time today. Started by bleeding the brakes and then getting the buggy into the driveway to start working with the suspension. I finished the rear bumpstops/coil retainers today. I also measured the rear suspension for limit straps and installed the tabs for the center limit strap. I finished welding the boatside panels on to the chassis as well. I fabbed up some more radiator/fan mounts to be doubly sure the fans stay put since I have about 1/2" between a fan motor and the PS pulley.

I also think I found out that my "1350" D60 yoke is actually a 1330.  :thumbsdown:

Harley
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Post by: blazerv10 on November 29, 2011, 06:56:12 PM
swaped my broken shaft got it out and had to fight to get the ox joint apart what a bit** but now i know why they dont break lol.
so i got it apart after 2 freakin hours and put back together with the new stub also the spindle bearing was gone, only the outer pat was left and prety much part of the spindle so another hour and a half with the dremel and a chisel i got it out.
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Post by: elmh on November 29, 2011, 08:44:24 PM
nice work there charlie, i got my poly trans mount, so hopefully wont break, pulled skid plate down last night and ck found that the t case hit a bracket when transmount and broke, now it leaks fluid. hopefully epoxy will fix that
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Post by: blazerv10 on November 29, 2011, 09:02:54 PM
that sucks will jb weld seal it
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Post by: Copper Miner on November 29, 2011, 09:05:39 PM
I finally wired up the new LED tail lights on the blazer, no more messing around with the stock lights.
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Post by: chopped7 on December 02, 2011, 07:08:18 AM
i ordered my radiator yesterday. i should get it next week. i need to replace the pinion seal in the d60 and i should be ready by next weekend.
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Post by: JYD on December 02, 2011, 08:20:49 AM
installed my recently repaired radiator the reason for the repair was that i got alittle carried away with the :hack:
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Post by: Hoss50 on December 02, 2011, 12:41:21 PM
I ordered my front driveshaft yoke & d60 yoke I need to finish my front driveline yesterday and my buggy should be at the exhaust shop tomorrow morning.  :headbang:

Might be hitting a little dirt next weekend.
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Post by: blazerv10 on December 02, 2011, 05:01:44 PM
 :pics:
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Post by: Hoss50 on December 02, 2011, 09:58:08 PM
The buggy is on the trailer ready to head to the exhaust shop in the AM.  :smokin:
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Post by: kkattfish on December 02, 2011, 10:39:08 PM
:pics:
this thread has a million pics...  i'm sure harley will see this site it alright and start to post here rgularly...   :smokin:
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Post by: Hoss50 on December 03, 2011, 04:09:49 PM
I will get some more pics soon. The exhaust is done and is pretty quiet which is nice. I was scared this 500" motor was going to be loud with a flow through MagnaFlow that I pickd up off a buddy. It is pretty quiet which I am thankful for. Now to button everything up, fill the diffs and tcase, build a driveshaft, swap a yoke, tighten up all the loose bolts, bleed the steering and brakes and I might be up for some dirt time.  :headbang:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 11, 2011, 08:04:39 AM
I installed the new to me spool in the rear diff and set up my gears and reinstalled the third member and axle in my truck yesterday. Then drove it out of the garage and around the yard!  :banana:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 11, 2011, 08:43:11 AM
I got mine going and all ready to go out. Now i can start getting some little things done like bending up a dash and getting some shocks and engine crossmember made
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Post by: Hoss50 on December 11, 2011, 04:18:52 PM
I got a fair amount done today. I think I am going to try and get out next Saturday. Today I fixed my trans leak, filled D60,14bff, and np208. I also got the air cleaner on, throttle linkage built, throttle return springs installed, winch cable shortened, fairlead installed, etc. Then Matt stopped by and helped me bend and cut the belt bar and build my front driveshaft. Long travel 1350/1480 driveshaft. I also got my fuel tank pickup reinstalled.

Harley
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 11, 2011, 07:25:10 PM
Might get interesting Saturday

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?hourly=1&query=85027&yday=350&weekday=Saturday (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?hourly=1&query=85027&yday=350&weekday=Saturday)
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Post by: Hoss50 on December 11, 2011, 08:13:35 PM
We can postpone to Sunday like the original plan. I would just want to get another guy or two out there to make sure there are enough people around to get my broke a** out. I might actually need to take the buggy down to DMV on Saturday and try and get it titled/registered so the cops at TM don't f*** with me. Or I might have to cut out of work early a day two this week to get down there and get it done.
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Post by: blazerv10 on December 11, 2011, 08:18:16 PM
jim got a ticket out there today for no plate.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on December 11, 2011, 08:19:38 PM
Borrow an atv plate!   :))

Id rather do saturday even if it rains a little
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Post by: blazerv10 on December 11, 2011, 08:22:44 PM
that could get the rig impounded. getting the rv plate is easy
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Post by: BB1 on December 11, 2011, 08:57:30 PM
jim got a ticket out there today for no plate.

No sh**, I thought he had all that worked out. How much was it?
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Post by: blazerv10 on December 11, 2011, 09:16:29 PM
$158 but only cause he had his title with him or it would have been more.
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Post by: BB1 on December 11, 2011, 09:44:04 PM
That freaking sucks. To the pigs of the world! :angryflip:
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Post by: chopped7 on December 12, 2011, 05:49:57 AM
those guys must have small penises or have to compensate for something. they were bigger pricks than any city cop i have ever encountered. i was cool with them, told them i knew why they pulled me over and said i had tried a couple times to get it licensed and mvd said they couldn't do anything. i said i found out online that i could get my title changed to atv and get a plate that way. i told them i tried to get it inspected friday  to get a plate but i had to work too late and didn't make it.

a couple guys and their kids in a newer jeep pulled up beside me while i was pulled over and asked what they had me pulled over for. i told them no plate. the guy in the passenger seat of the jeep said he doesn't have one on his buggy and didn't know you needed one. the cops walked up to that jeep and asked "where is your plate"? i guess they were trying to get a 2 for 1. the guy had a temporary permit taped to the inside of his soft top window but they were ready to bust him too. i've been offroading most of my life. i've encountered many rangers and for the most part they have been cool. not these a holes.

so they write me a ticket and say they are cutting me a huge break by writing atv with no plate as opposed to jeep with no plate. they ask if i have any questions and at first i say no. then my curiousity gets the best of me. i ask, what kind of ticket would i get if i would have took the rv plate off my rhino, put it on my jeep, and you ran it. they said that would be huge and they would have impounded it. i said that's what i thought. i asked the question to get info to pass along to the ohv community. then one of the prick cops has the balls to say something along the lines of i'm a bad parent for saying i thought about using my rhino plate on my jeep in front of my daughter. really you a**hole? i raise my kids in accordance with values and morals, not abiding by the blm money grab tax bullshit law that has never been enforced until recently. seriously dude? then the other guy says," you just got  huge break and you say that to two officers? i would think you would just keep your mouth shut and move along". you muthrfkcrs asked if i had any questions. there is nothing cool about these dudes. they are avenging all the times they had their lunch money stolen in school or something. there was no reason for them to be dicks to me. i was as cool as possible. told them straight up what the deal was. didn't try to make excuses. accepted the penalty.

i guess questioning my parenting skills by considering using an rv plate from another rig really pisses me off. i asked the question to get info to pass along to the offroad community. these a holes are totally off camber when it comes to law enforcement. i've dealt with a lot of cops. in all, i think i've encountered 2 with attitudes like these guys.

make sure you have your shyte together out there. they are looking for you. they were going in the opposite direction as me when we crossed paths. they looked at the back of my rig and didn't see a plate. they turned around and chased me down. my plate fell off my trailer in utah last summer on vacation and i havent replaced it yet. a peoria cop passed me on my way out to tm and didn't seem to care. apparently real cops are more concerned with real crimes.
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Post by: blazerv10 on December 12, 2011, 06:22:22 AM
did you notice if they had radios to even call in a plate?
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Post by: chopped7 on December 12, 2011, 06:40:14 AM
did you notice if they had radios to even call in a plate?

they did. they had all the stuff real cops have except the the title and clout. that's why they have a chip on their shoulder i guess and feel they need to go overboard on being dicks. i just wonder why two of them need to ride around in the same truck. why not cover more ground in 2 trucks? either they can't handle a stop alone or they give each other handies in the truck while they are looking for people to harass.
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Post by: pos89xj on December 12, 2011, 06:55:16 PM
some people go through life trying to be "better" than everyone else. thats what im assuming those two pud-lovers were doing. as i texted to mike....."somewhere some c@cksucker is selling crack to kids and these aholes ticket you. its good to see they have their priorities in the right order.lol"
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Post by: kkattfish on December 12, 2011, 08:02:00 PM
jim, do you think you will be able to get the title changed so you don't have to worry about this anymore?  sucks it happened, but if it happened once you know it will probably happen again. 
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: chopped7 on December 12, 2011, 11:05:18 PM
I can get the title changed. I just got off work too late Friday to get my trailer and get to mvd for the inspection. I knew they would be out there. I was just hoping we wouldn't be in the same place at the same time. I would have missed them if I would have gone back the campground route.
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Post by: Hoss50 on December 13, 2011, 10:06:01 PM
I have gotten alot done in the last 2 days. Front driveshaft is complete with ujoints and installed, driveshaft scatter shield is welded in under the seats, floors are reinstalled, seats are installed, belt bar is welded in, seatbelts are installed, rear limit strap is in, CV and slip are cut out ready to make a spare front driveshaft, welded in some tubes, welded on front d-ring mount for recovery, etc. I should be ready for Saturday. :headbang:
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Post by: kkattfish on December 14, 2011, 09:40:37 AM
i haven't done anything to mine except look at it get rained on.  its in my backyard so i can't work on it.  i need to build something if i stay in this house
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Post by: SUB602 on December 14, 2011, 10:29:08 AM
Installed my new Track Bar today :dance:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 20, 2011, 07:27:49 PM
I decided to loose the twisted windshield frame and build a new one that I can remove and just bolt it to the cage. Today I cut off the old frame and measure how much material I need to build the frame and finish the dash bar and windhield posts. I think it looks better without it!
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Post by: SUB602 on December 21, 2011, 02:55:57 PM
Installed my new Steering Brace.
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Post by: kkattfish on December 22, 2011, 09:54:02 PM
drilled some holes in the bolts on my tailgate so i could put the pins in them to open it.  mounted my trailer tail lights in my tailgate, installed my license plate light and bolted on my license plate. 

i don't have any brake lights but my lights come on.  i think it might be a fuse but if not i'm not going to troubleshoot too much since i don't driuve it ever on the road.  just put them on in case of an emergency or i have to hit the road for a minute off a trail. 

if i get any time this weekend, i need to troubleshoot my propane issues and wire in my amp and speakers so i cna run my mp3 player for some music.  been saying i was going to do this for a while, but never got around to it.
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Post by: Offroad clown on December 22, 2011, 10:33:27 PM
hey guys whats up put a lock right in my 35 non c-clip today the instructions i found told me it would take an hour. so started on it and got everything out found out i had a limited slip carrier in it. so got the spidergears out and found out the lock right was to big for the carrier. I lucked out and Ernie,  a buddy of mine had a spare axle out at his house, so had to take a trip out there to the pick the carrier out of it. Needless to say a 1 hour Job turned into a ten hour job but i tell you i learned a hell of a lot today doing this project for the first time.


thanks pops for the best christmas present ever (My NEW REAR LOCKER) also want the thank you for helping me finish up puting it in.
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Post by: kkattfish on December 22, 2011, 10:56:16 PM
hey guys whats up put a lock right in my 35 non c-clip today the instructions i found told me it would take an hour. so started on it and got everything out found out i had a limited slip carrier in it. so got the spidergears out and found out the lock right was to big for the carrier. I lucked out and Ernie,  a buddy of mine had a spare axle out at his house, so had to take a trip out there to the pick the carrier out of it. Needless to say a 1 hour Job turned into a ten hour job but i tell you i learned a hell of a lot today doing this project for the first time.


thanks pops for the best christmas present ever (My NEW REAR LOCKER) also want the thank you for helping me finish up puting it in.
:thumbsup:  awesome man, glad you got that.  nice to see you and your old man doing the project together too. 
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Post by: chopped7 on December 23, 2011, 06:58:54 AM
good job mike.

i got my jeep to pass emissions and got it registered. yoohoo! i also picked up a new lisence plate for my trailer since i lost my old one on vacation last summer on vacation somewhere in utah. today i'm going to try to figure out the steering. it's full hydro and doesn't want to steer at a stop even in 2wd. got a few ideas to try last night. wishing for the best.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on December 23, 2011, 02:21:48 PM
I replaced the bent portion of the front a pilar and reinforced it with a dash bar and windshield bars. I made a frame today for the new windshield but I don't like it. I'm just gonna drive it without one until I am made to put one on it.
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Post by: kkattfish on December 23, 2011, 03:08:13 PM
put some more bolts in to hold my seat secure to the floor but realized the passenger side is rusted and rotted out.  the whole bottom where there seat mounts to on the passenger side is ready to fall out it appears.  guess i will have to get some seats afterall or mount my current seats on a cross bar or something. 
also got my brake lights to work with my new tail lights.  it was a fuse duh
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Post by: BoggerBilly on December 29, 2011, 07:42:30 PM
Finally figured out most of the issues with my xj. Bad distributer. Runs great now. Ordered 37's and 17" rims. A customer bought me an 8.8 for Christmas. Now just need gears. Anybody know someone that does gears for a good price?
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Post by: Hoss50 on January 02, 2012, 05:57:21 PM
I got more done today. I swapped in some new main leaves from a '72 K5 and moved my axle back about 1/2" in the front. Unfortunately I should have taken another leaf or two out of the packs so my damn rig got a little taller which is the opposite of what I want. I will deal with it for now though, and pull a couple leaves sometime or just link the f*cker. I also mounted my hi-lift jack, mounted a new storage container so I can have fluids, straps, etc all contained in a box on the trail. I then installed my fire extinguisher on the lid of the new storage box. I topped off the transmission, painted some more tube (still alot left to paint) painted the rear axle, and did some more planning for stuff for later. I also swapped my front tires to the rear and rears to the front so they get broken in more on the rear axle.

I will get more pics soon. Gonna try and get out again this weekend and big her some more hell.
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Post by: toylet on January 02, 2012, 10:02:24 PM
put knew rear springs in my toylet and got my wheel base at 108 now and started cutting body to start tubing :hack:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on January 03, 2012, 05:25:37 PM
Friday night I pickup up another set of stock D44 axle shafts until I get my chromo shafts. Saturday I welded in the u-joints and put them in, then made two spare shafts.
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Post by: redneck20 on January 03, 2012, 06:11:25 PM
sleeved my frame for the gear box, fixed my fuel problem, and currently working on tearing the rear axle apart to weld it
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Post by: JYD on January 04, 2012, 09:59:43 AM
FIXED MY REAR TIRE THAT KEPT GOING FLAT. IT HAD TRASH IN THE BEAD AND SOME ROCKS INSIDE THE TIRE DONT KNOW HOW THEY GOT ALL THE WAY IN THERE
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Post by: Dads TJ on January 08, 2012, 01:08:56 PM
Changed tires.  Took off my 37" MTR's that measured 34" and put on my 38" swampers that measure 37"  oonly drawback is I am now running 16.5 rims instead of 17's. Anyone have and old 37 x 12.50 x 17 MTR with certs and want to trade it in for a new one. Take my MTR and get a new one, give me yer old one
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 12, 2012, 04:48:00 PM
Put the 36" Iroks on my Dad gave me. Now I'll have a tougher sidewall than those BFG's had. I also need to do something about that front fender, it's way to straight for the rest of the rig!
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 12, 2012, 07:48:47 PM
They look good!
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 12, 2012, 07:55:16 PM
And I just went and made a deal on a 14B for the blazer. I'm planning on improving it some for my daughter to learn how to wheel in.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 12, 2012, 08:03:58 PM
I'm trying to do everything I can to stay away from a 14 bolt!
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 12, 2012, 08:44:27 PM
I'm thinking about building a 15 bolt
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Post by: blazerv10 on February 12, 2012, 09:55:27 PM
And I just went and made a deal on a 14B for the blazer. I'm planning on improving it some for my daughter to learn how to wheel in.
thats awsome the best part comes after you tought them and you get to watch them rock it with no help.
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Post by: Rebeltoy83 on February 12, 2012, 11:25:50 PM
painted some more of the rig and welded the other slider on
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 13, 2012, 07:27:30 AM
got a new P/S pump and hot rodded it.

went back to a resivoir style pump and the bracket doesnt fit the same, so i need to head to the junk yard for a few things
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 13, 2012, 02:17:20 PM
Put the 36" Iroks on my Dad gave me. Now I'll have a tougher sidewall than those BFG's had. I also need to do something about that front fender, it's way to straight for the rest of the rig!
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And my son gave me a nice set of 35" KM2's that we put on my F150  :hack: project.  I'm quite sure that the 3.50 gears will be much happier.   N0, i am still not going to replace the TTB with a solid axle...   :taunt:
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 13, 2012, 02:25:03 PM
 :rotfl: :rotfl Forgot to mention that i did a little swapping with a neighbor and got a scattershiels (no blockplate) and an 11" aftermarket clutch assy for mt BBC RAT ROD FLATFENDER project.  All it cost me was a stock cast iron GM bellhousing and a old dana 18 case and a bunch of rusty gears.  Some guys have all the luck.     Yes I know, no pic's yet.
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Post by: Hoss50 on February 13, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
I washed mine and unloaded it off the trailer yesterday.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 13, 2012, 09:46:30 PM
I unloaded all three of my D60's and hurt my back! :shakehead:  Does that count? :anyone:
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 13, 2012, 11:10:08 PM
Probably, but only as in DOWN FOR THE COUNT.  Hope you are OK....
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Post by: Rebeltoy83 on February 14, 2012, 12:54:31 AM
got my bed set back on the frame and some more stuff painted
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Post by: kkattfish on February 15, 2012, 05:41:15 PM
found out why last time at t.m. my battery wasn't charging.  when my battery fell out (insert jokes here), it broke the wire going form my alternator to my starter. 

i didn't fix it, i just located the problem.

also looked at my bent tie rod, but didn't remove it just looked at it. 

i'm lazy
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Post by: chopped7 on February 15, 2012, 06:40:51 PM
found out why last time at t.m. my battery wasn't charging.  when my battery fell out (insert jokes here), it broke the wire going form my alternator to my starter. 

i didn't fix it, i just located the problem.

also looked at my bent tie rod, but didn't remove it just looked at it. 

i'm lazy

YOUR BATTERY FELL THE FUKC OUT!!!
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Post by: kkattfish on February 15, 2012, 07:49:59 PM
found out why last time at t.m. my battery wasn't charging.  when my battery fell out (insert jokes here), it broke the wire going form my alternator to my starter. 

i didn't fix it, i just located the problem.

also looked at my bent tie rod, but didn't remove it just looked at it. 

i'm lazy

YOUR BATTERY FELL THE FUKC OUT!!!

"i have never seen a battery just fall the fawk out like that.  "  obviously he hadn't wheeled with elmer or myself until then
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 15, 2012, 09:45:49 PM
found out why last time at t.m. my battery wasn't charging.  when my battery fell out (insert jokes here), it broke the wire going form my alternator to my starter. 

i didn't fix it, i just located the problem.

also looked at my bent tie rod, but didn't remove it just looked at it. 

i'm lazy

YOUR BATTERY FELL THE FUKC OUT!!!

"i have never seen a battery just fall the fawk out like that.  "  obviously he hadn't wheeled with elmer or myself until then
Not only have I seen it fall out but also catch on fire! :taunt:
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Post by: kkattfish on February 16, 2012, 10:49:25 AM
found out why last time at t.m. my battery wasn't charging.  when my battery fell out (insert jokes here), it broke the wire going form my alternator to my starter. 

i didn't fix it, i just located the problem.

also looked at my bent tie rod, but didn't remove it just looked at it. 

i'm lazy

YOUR BATTERY FELL THE FUKC OUT!!!

"i have never seen a battery just fall the fawk out like that.  "  obviously he hadn't wheeled with elmer or myself until then
Not only have I seen it fall out but also catch on fire! :taunt:
that was the 2nd battery fire for me that day  :dumb:
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Post by: BroncoBrandon on February 16, 2012, 12:49:49 PM
found out why last time at t.m. my battery wasn't charging.  when my battery fell out (insert jokes here), it broke the wire going form my alternator to my starter. 

i didn't fix it, i just located the problem.

also looked at my bent tie rod, but didn't remove it just looked at it. 

i'm lazy

YOUR BATTERY FELL THE FUKC OUT!!!

"i have never seen a battery just fall the fawk out like that.  "  obviously he hadn't wheeled with elmer or myself until then
Not only have I seen it fall out but also catch on fire! :taunt:
that was the 2nd battery fire for me that day  :dumb:

hope have have an extinguisher,good insurance and a beer for when it goes really south  :redx:
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Post by: kkattfish on February 16, 2012, 01:28:12 PM
check, check and check.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Copper Miner on February 16, 2012, 07:10:37 PM
Just bought a nib 4:88 R&P and master install kit for the 14 bff I'm putting in the blazer. Got a smokin deal on them too so that helps me out a bunch. Now I need some 6 lug hubs and disk brake brackets.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 16, 2012, 09:55:27 PM
I got my beadlocks from Jason, and steam cleaned them at work. I rewound my winch cable. Drained about 90% of the P/S fluid and filled it with Lucas to minimize the heating. Getting ready to install the chromo shafts tomorrow for Saturdays run. :banana:  Looks like I'm gonna have to grind about 1/16" off the caliper brackets.
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Post by: kkattfish on February 22, 2012, 05:17:07 PM
got my holley throttle body taken off an old carb for my next project and started grinding the paint and rust off my trailer so i can get my new fenders mounted this weekend and brace them to hopefully drive over. 
we'll see how this goes  :blowup:
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Post by: toylet on February 22, 2012, 05:28:23 PM
Got my new tranni installed order my dom for. My cage  :dance:
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Post by: BB1 on February 22, 2012, 05:37:27 PM
Got my new tranni installed order my dom for. My cage  :dance:

Glad to see the cage going in, you definitely need it. :thumbup:
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Post by: toylet on February 22, 2012, 06:01:41 PM
I need a cage running out of body lmao
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Post by: BowtieBone on February 23, 2012, 12:55:38 PM
Changed the radiator in my 96 cherokee..what a pain in the  :angryrant:  boy they sure know how to stuff a lot of crap in a small space! 4 f#%&ing hours  :deskbang:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 23, 2012, 01:25:15 PM
that lower radiator hose is a bit**!













4 hours is definitely not cutting it though, try it again and work faster   :lee:
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Post by: BowtieBone on February 23, 2012, 01:45:27 PM
that lower radiator hose is a bit**!

Tell me about it, the gear box is right on top of it and you have to fight it to remove it, sucked!











4 hours is definitely not cutting it though, try it again and work faster   :lee:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on February 23, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
yea i unfortunately know my way around a 4.0 ZJ way too well
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Post by: azrckcrwl on February 25, 2012, 09:48:11 AM
You should try changing the radiator in a wj. Practically have to remove the whole front clip. Put some wheels with less back space and now may have to do the first round of trimming today. Slight contact with the front bumper.
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 25, 2012, 11:07:15 AM
Ditto on changing the radiator in a V8 WM....   :mad:
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 25, 2012, 11:20:02 AM
I have my first set of bead lock wheels and I already hate them.  A while back I bought a set of 16.5 X 10 champion bead locks on weld typhoon wheels.  Went to Kingman yesterday and bought a set of 37X12.5-16.5 Goodyear OZ tires.  So far I have 3 of them on the wheels and been only able to get two of them to bead up on the backside.  WHAT A B....H....  Just getting the bolts started has been a nightmare.....NEVER SAY QUIT, but I am taking a break from them.
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Post by: 1988jeepcherokee on February 25, 2012, 02:46:47 PM
i am tracing my fuel pump wiring diagram to find out why it is intermitent, this is getting to be hard because this moring between 230am and 8am someone stole $1000 worth of tool from me
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 25, 2012, 03:52:53 PM
Rockzilla, THANX.   IT IS APPRECIATED....
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Post by: kkattfish on February 25, 2012, 05:12:49 PM
i am tracing my fuel pump wiring diagram to find out why it is intermitent, this is getting to be hard because this moring between 230am and 8am someone stole $1000 worth of tool from me
damn dude, that sucks
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 25, 2012, 06:05:50 PM
Rockzilla, THANX.   IT IS APPRECIATED....
:huh: Did I miss something?
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Post by: kkattfish on February 25, 2012, 06:17:45 PM
well its official i'm full propane and it runs.  runs better than the carburetor did in my opinion. 
i need to figure out how to mount the hose from the brake booster to the mixer or the throttle plate and also figure out how to hookup my kick down cable but i drove it around the block and it has better throttle response.  do i need the kickdown cable?
i'm pretty stoked to get it out in the rocks.  if its dialed in finally i will be able to have a better shot at some of the obstacles as i won't be stalling or trying to keep the carb from dying.  :guitar:
 
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 25, 2012, 06:26:22 PM
You don't need to hook up the kick down cable, just down shift manually.
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Post by: kkattfish on February 25, 2012, 06:41:10 PM
You don't need to hook up the kick down cable, just down shift manually.

thanks, i won't worry about it then.  it drove fine around the neighborhood and i don't drive it on the highway anymore. 
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Post by: BACKROAD on February 26, 2012, 12:40:27 AM
Rockzilla, THANX.   IT IS APPRECIATED....
:huh: Did I miss something?

I'm not too shire where that came from.  Sounds like something I said sometime back.   You just gotta luv computers. 
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Post by: kkattfish on February 26, 2012, 06:55:58 PM
today i was going to get my new tie rod end welded up and done however i noticed my tre's were pretty shot and not worth using.  i am just going to order 2 new ones and then finish that up next weekend probably. 
instead i started on my trailer fenders and got them almost complete.  i just need to cut and weld the angle for driving over on 1 side and paint them black. 
pretty good weekend for me on my junk. 
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Post by: Rebeltoy83 on February 27, 2012, 11:07:52 AM
guna do some more odds ands ends on my yota today
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Post by: kkattfish on February 27, 2012, 06:49:38 PM
picked up 2 aluminum fork lift propane tanks for $85 bucks.  good deal considering most people sell 1 for $80 bucks.  now i have 3 tanks and 2 brackets so i should be set. 
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Post by: kkattfish on March 02, 2012, 07:47:07 PM
got my bent tie rod off and grinded the hydraulic bracket off of it.  measured for my new tie rod including the adapters and tre's and tomorrow will cut the dom tubing and dry fit everything when i get home from my daughter's soccer games. 
once i have everything good plan to weld in the adapters and weld on my hydraulic bracket then paint it and call it good. 
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 02, 2012, 11:25:52 PM
Picked up my new coils from Eryc's house. Thanks to Bronco Brandon for the deal and Eryc for picking them up for me! :banana:
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Post by: kkattfish on March 03, 2012, 09:43:35 PM
only had about an hour and a half to work on my rig but in that time i got my tie rod all done.  adapters welded in, assist bracket welded on so tomorrow after my daughters soccer tournament i can paint it and then install it. 
only think i have left to do now is move my battery to the passenger floor board and replace my trailer wheel studs and i'm ready for next weekend. 
i guess i need to fill my propane tanks also. 
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Post by: kkattfish on March 04, 2012, 06:27:45 PM
finished my tie rod and got it installed and the ram bolted back to the bracket.  took it for a run and everything seems to work great.  i think i swapped my wheels from l to r and the tre is rubbing the wheel.  i looked at the other wheel and its seems to be self clearanced so no biggie. 
i also hooked up the vacuum line from my brake booster so i have brakes again. 
i just need to fill up my propane tanks and check fluids and i should be ready for next weekend. 

crap i just remembered i have to fix my trailer wheel studs. will have to do that this week.
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 04, 2012, 10:13:15 PM
Not my rig, ut worked on my buddy Kevin's ZUk for a few hours today. Replaced the severly worn TRE, rewired a few things, replaced all the battery cables and ends, installeda battery disconect and the 5 point harnesses.
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Post by: kkattfish on March 06, 2012, 02:29:43 PM
fixed my battery tray so it's not about to fall out, installed a new battery hold down, installed my new 0 gauge battery cables, removed my fuel tank and i think that's it. 
my rig is ready just need to finish my trailer now. 
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Post by: Cuda K5 on March 06, 2012, 02:56:34 PM
fixed my battery tray so it's not about to fall the f**k out, installed a new battery hold down, installed my new 0 gauge battery cables, removed my fuel tank and i think that's it. 
my rig is ready just need to finish my trailer now.

FIFY   :lmao:
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Post by: kkattfish on March 06, 2012, 03:09:55 PM
(http://www.themonkeymafia.info/forum/Smileys/DarkB/SMILE.gif)
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Post by: Copper Miner on March 06, 2012, 05:49:01 PM
Went and picked up the 14b for the blazer and my R&P for it came in also.
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Post by: kkattfish on March 06, 2012, 09:14:13 PM
the trailer studs were still good so my trailer is ready for this weekend.  i just need to fill 2 of my propane tanks and mount my other bracket and i'm ready. 
been a while since i was ready in advance for a run. 
still dont' know what trails we're running after the cleanup
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 06, 2012, 09:27:24 PM
I re welded and gusseted the trac bar mount I ripped off the frame doing Baja 5000 across the desert yesterday. I ordered both gear sets, the radius arm mounts arrived. Tomorrow I am ordering the rod ends and diff covers. Then I just need to order a hydro assist cylinder. TM trip in April shuld be on 1 tons! :banana:
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Post by: kkattfish on March 06, 2012, 09:30:34 PM
I re welded and gusseted the trac bar mount I ripped off the frame doing Baja 5000 across the desert yesterday. I ordered both gear sets, the radius arm mounts arrived. Tomorrow I am ordering the rod ends and diff covers. Then I just need to order a hydro assist cylinder. TM trip in April shuld be on 1 tons! :banana:
damn, somebody hit the lotto
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 06, 2012, 09:45:35 PM
I re welded and gusseted the trac bar mount I ripped off the frame doing Baja 5000 across the desert yesterday. I ordered both gear sets, the radius arm mounts arrived. Tomorrow I am ordering the rod ends and diff covers. Then I just need to order a hydro assist cylinder. TM trip in April shuld be on 1 tons! :banana:
damn, somebody hit the lotto
No just sponsors and credit! :banana:
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Post by: SUB602 on March 17, 2012, 11:35:15 AM
Changed out my shackle bushings and the rear leaf spring bushings today. Will tackle the front of the leaf springs next Saturday. :deskbang:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 17, 2012, 09:05:03 PM
I pulled both front and rear axles out today. I got the rear diff in and got all my tires dismounted off the old wheels painted and mounted on the beadlocks!
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Post by: SUB602 on April 02, 2012, 11:45:57 AM
today i went thru the Jeep underhood. Just checking for broken vacuum hoses, leaks things like that. did find an un-insulated wire running to my Oil Pressure switch so i replaced the wire. Also Mounted my CB. Gonna run the Antenna wire and power hook ups tomorrow.

Ordered some Coil Spring Spacers for the front today. The Jeep has a Rake that i do not like so since i cant afford new springs right now ill just add some spacers to level it out. When i got it the P.O. said it had a 3" lift, but its more like the front is 3" and the rear is around 4-5. So the 1.75" spacers i ordered should level it out just right.
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Post by: BroncoBrandon on April 04, 2012, 12:06:24 PM
I looked at it this morning  :lmao:

Not much else I can do till I can but a new Distributor.
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Post by: Copper Miner on April 11, 2012, 08:07:26 PM
Started putting the new shafts in the front axle after work today, I'm glad I decided to upgrade because the driver side shaft was about to break, it was much worse than I expected. I could actually change the u-joint without a press or hammer.
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Post by: BroncoBrandon on April 11, 2012, 08:21:15 PM
I could actually change the u-joint without a press or hammer.

 :eek: Thats not good at all :eek:
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Post by: kkattfish on April 11, 2012, 08:22:20 PM
I looked at it this morning  :lmao:

Not much else I can do till I can but a new Distributor.
i just got a new aftermarket distributor for my nova from bowtiebone.  thanks again tony.  he hooked me up with a 1 wire alternator also so i should be able to start it soon. 

3 projects and no mechanical skills is a bad idea for those of you with common sense
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Post by: kkattfish on April 11, 2012, 08:23:57 PM
while i'm here. 
picked up a new rear slip yoke portion of my rear dshaft on monday from the junk yard.  now i need to drop and reseal my tcase, installe the driveshaft and try to get some tube bent to mount my new to me suspension seats and harnesses.  all before our trip in a couple weeks.
i also picked up a set of spare 14 b shafts today for 30 bucks so i have a full set of spares front and rear  :headbang:
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Post by: chopped7 on April 12, 2012, 07:29:04 AM
Quote
i also picked up a set of spare 14 b shafts today for 30 bucks so i have a full set of spares front and rear 

so you mean "we" have spare shafts front and rear?
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Post by: kkattfish on April 12, 2012, 09:50:43 AM
Quote
i also picked up a set of spare 14 b shafts today for 30 bucks so i have a full set of spares front and rear 
so you mean "we" have spare shafts front and rear?

 
yep, i often have yard sales on the trail  :pimpwink:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 12, 2012, 02:26:02 PM
Quote
i also picked up a set of spare 14 b shafts today for 30 bucks so i have a full set of spares front and rear 
so you mean "we" have spare shafts front and rear?

 
yep, i often have yard sales on the trail  :pimpwink:
Theres this guy kkatfish that sometimes sets up a swap meet on the trails.....last time he was set up in the water fall on upper ajax    lol :lee:
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Post by: BowtieBone on April 23, 2012, 08:37:39 PM
Finished wiring my second battery and picked up a set of led cargo lights to use as rock lights. Tested them out while it was dark to figure out the placement. Plan to mount and wire them tomorrow.
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Post by: Copper Miner on June 10, 2012, 06:34:03 PM
Worked on the boat today and got my transom lights wired.
(http://s11.postimage.org/p06qbmd1r/IMG_3151.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p06qbmd1r/)
 
This is how the engine looked after I finished installing it.
(http://s10.postimage.org/e67m5elc5/IMG_3152.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/e67m5elc5/)

I also got my bender mounted today, the base is concreted in the ground 2' deep with a 6" piece of pipe. This is only temporary, when I get some extra cash I will put a  electric/hydrolic system on it and make it movable.
(http://s15.postimage.org/7g0a64s1j/IMG_3149.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7g0a64s1j/)

(http://s15.postimage.org/gcb2a2inr/IMG_3150.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gcb2a2inr/)
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Post by: pos89xj on June 10, 2012, 06:49:42 PM
brian & i wheeled one of my favorite spots today. i go to this location @ least once a week. everything was cool until i attempted a new line. its the xj's natural habitat. by the way the LJ made this section look easy.

(http://s10.postimage.org/k79wg7xc5/xj_natural_habitat_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/k79wg7xc5/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/9ggo92wdz/xj_natural_habitat_003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9ggo92wdz/)
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Post by: Rebeltoy83 on June 10, 2012, 07:09:38 PM
do i wana know what happend lol  :clap:
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Post by: rednecknatureboy1 on June 10, 2012, 07:13:08 PM
its in a safeway parkinglot so do i want to no lol
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Post by: Copper Miner on June 10, 2012, 09:08:09 PM
Worked on the boat today and got my transom lights wired.
([url]http://s11.postimage.org/p06qbmd1r/IMG_3151.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/p06qbmd1r/[/url])
 
This is how the engine looked after I finished installing it.
([url]http://s10.postimage.org/e67m5elc5/IMG_3152.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/e67m5elc5/[/url])

I also got my bender mounted today, the base is concreted in the ground 2' deep with a 6" piece of pipe. This is only temporary, when I get some extra cash I will put a  electric/hydrolic system on it and make it movable.
([url]http://s15.postimage.org/7g0a64s1j/IMG_3149.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/7g0a64s1j/[/url])

([url]http://s15.postimage.org/gcb2a2inr/IMG_3150.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/gcb2a2inr/[/url])


And this is what my lights look like at night, can't wait to try them in the water!
(http://s15.postimage.org/hidtf522f/IMG_3153.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hidtf522f/)
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 10, 2012, 09:37:52 PM
brian & i wheeled one of my favorite spots today. i go to this location @ least once a week. everything was cool until i attempted a new line. its the xj's natural habitat. by the way the LJ made this section look easy.

([url]http://s10.postimage.org/k79wg7xc5/xj_natural_habitat_001.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/k79wg7xc5/[/url])

([url]http://s7.postimage.org/9ggo92wdz/xj_natural_habitat_003.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/9ggo92wdz/[/url])

Whats the story on this? :huh:
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Post by: pos89xj on June 10, 2012, 09:48:21 PM
cherokee...........grocery store............what's there to tell? everybody talks sh1t about cherokee's being grocery getters so i thought it was appropriate.
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Post by: Cuda K5 on June 10, 2012, 10:08:01 PM
Josh, you are my hero right after Underdog and the guys from Duck Dynasty
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 10, 2012, 10:46:06 PM
cherokee...........grocery store............what's there to tell? everybody talks sh1t about cherokee's being grocery getters so i thought it was appropriate.
I know they are station wagons but how did you do that? :lee:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 10, 2012, 10:50:42 PM
I didn't work on the rig today. Working on the trailer getting ready for the longer trips! This season I plan on running some trails I haven't yet. :banana:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 29, 2012, 08:05:46 PM
I swapped out my right front tire with my spare and grooved one front tire and getting ready to go groove the other front tire. Getting a few little things done before FF.
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Post by: toylet on October 29, 2012, 09:44:39 PM
dreamin that mine ran lol
 :bs:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 29, 2012, 10:02:12 PM
Ok both front tires are grooved now. Now just need to do about 20 other things to the crawler,hauler and camper.
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Post by: SUB602 on February 19, 2013, 12:22:20 PM
Today I replaced the fluid in my t-case, greased the U-Joints, replaced a broken bolt on the rear yoke, and laid a little rubber. I'd say she's a driver, 2wd but she drives. :)
(http://s7.postimage.org/bvey0zbwn/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bvey0zbwn/)
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Post by: kkattfish on February 19, 2013, 02:31:47 PM
Today I replaced the fluid in my t-case, greased the U-Joints, replaced a broken bolt on the rear yoke, and laid a little rubber. I'd say she's a driver, 2wd but she drives. :)
([url]http://s7.postimage.org/bvey0zbwn/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/bvey0zbwn/[/url])


that's good to hear ruben :thumbsup:
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Post by: SUB602 on February 28, 2013, 10:05:29 AM
Swapped the spider gears from my old carrier to the new carrier. Now have to weld them all up before adding the bearings and the 4.56 ring gear. Slow work but getting there. :thumbup:
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Post by: JYD on March 06, 2013, 05:33:22 PM
Went out and tried to start it but the batteries are low so I put the charger on them
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on May 31, 2013, 09:19:29 PM
Installed the rear locker tonite. Then took the boy out and tried it out in the wash that goes throught the yard. :banana:
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Post by: ROCKZILLA on June 14, 2013, 07:00:45 PM
Picked up a new tranny mount and going to replace it tomorrow.
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on June 30, 2013, 04:43:41 PM
Put some new to me tires on the buggy today :dance: now I just need to sell my old tires and wheels to buy my beadlock kits
39" bfg projects
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Post by: blazerv10 on June 30, 2013, 05:29:09 PM
 :headbang: now just tell us your not still rocking the welded hub... :lee:
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Post by: wfastbugs2 on June 30, 2013, 06:32:50 PM
Yup still welded at the moment but I have 35 splines on the way and already have some new drive flanges
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Post by: Hoss50 on June 30, 2013, 08:22:29 PM
I cut the rear coils and shocks out of my rig a few weeks ago to get ready for air shocks. I was rebuilding my used air shocks and found out the washer that keeps the shock from bottoming out with a small coil spring was busted in 3 of the 4 shocks. The PO over extended them. I finally found the replacement washers from Poly Performance and they showed up last week along with my new Amsoil shock oil. Now I can finish my air shock rebuild and get them mounted and charged.  :smokin:

Harley
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Post by: Cuda K5 on July 01, 2013, 11:01:08 AM
mine is rotting in the sun getting prepped to be stripped
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Post by: BowtieBone on July 01, 2013, 12:20:19 PM
mine is rotting in the sun getting prepped to be stripped
What a shame and waste of the hard work/money you put in it  :gangup:
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Post by: Cuda K5 on July 01, 2013, 12:42:34 PM
eh it's just a rig. There will be another one soon that I will enjoy just as much
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Post by: kkattfish on July 08, 2013, 03:41:43 PM
i got my misalignment spacers and hardware to mount my steering ram and brackets on my axle over the weekend. 
hoping to get out in the heat today or tomorrow and mount my ram and brackets so that i can check steering off my list of to do. 
once i complete the steering i will take the blazer to a driveshaft shop to have a rear shaft made.  i have hte money for that so that shouldn't actually take me long to do and hopefully won't take the shop long either
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Post by: BowtieBone on July 08, 2013, 06:02:30 PM
i got my misalignment spacers and hardware to mount my steering ram and brackets on my axle over the weekend. 
hoping to get out in the heat today or tomorrow and mount my ram and brackets so that i can check steering off my list of to do. 
once i complete the steering i will take the blazer to a driveshaft shop to have a rear shaft made.  i have hte money for that so that shouldn't actually take me long to do and hopefully won't take the shop long either
Sweet  :headbang:
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Post by: JYD on July 09, 2013, 07:19:26 AM
i got my misalignment spacers and hardware to mount my steering ram and brackets on my axle over the weekend. 
hoping to get out in the heat today or tomorrow and mount my ram and brackets so that i can check steering off my list of to do. 
once i complete the steering i will take the blazer to a driveshaft shop to have a rear shaft made.  i have hte money for that so that shouldn't actually take me long to do and hopefully won't take the shop long either
nice progress!
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Post by: BACKROAD on July 10, 2013, 11:23:26 PM
Not really for any of my vehicles, but I had to go to Phoenix today to buy a start and solenoid for my generator.    Only $383 plus tax and that was with about $100 discount.  I'm currently out of vasolene........
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on July 11, 2013, 05:51:28 AM
Not really for any of my vehicles, but I had to go to Phoenix today to buy a start and solenoid for my generator.    Only $383 plus tax and that was with about $100 discount.  I'm currently out of vasolene........
Ouch  :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BACKROAD on July 11, 2013, 03:12:19 PM
I was pretty sure that it was NOT an Auto Zone part.......   :crybaby:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on July 12, 2013, 02:50:42 PM
finally broke down and charged my ac in the tow rig ...only took  me a year and a half with no ac.  :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 04, 2013, 06:43:59 AM
Monday I flipped the drop axle over on my camp trailer so it wasn't siting on the ground. It lifted it about 6 inches, I know it will make it top heavy but my trailer will never go beyond Florence so I think it shouold be ok. I hooked the trailer to my Jeep and filled the water tank and almost made the Jeep flip over backwards! :eek: I bought a set of air shocks to put on the back of the Jeep to help hold up the load. I hate air shocks but really don't want to add another leaf spring to the pack and make it ride like crap and sit high in the rear all the time as I only haul something heavy a few times a year.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 10, 2014, 10:36:47 AM
I'm going to look about mounting a power steering cooler tonite. I have a oil cooler with a little fan on it that should work nicely!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on March 10, 2014, 04:28:47 PM
I'm bolting my cage in and going to look at my transmission/Transfer case to find where the drip is coming from.

All street legal again but now everything seems to be leaking.  :deskbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on March 10, 2014, 05:47:31 PM
yeh that happens when things sit a long tome seals get dry.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on March 10, 2014, 07:25:39 PM
yeh that happens when things sit a long tome seals get dry.

Yeah. But this is the $h!T I just put back together...

There is a little drop coming from the Transmission that was recently sealed up and the power steering has a leak in one of the lines. Not sure which one yet. But it sure did make a mess under the hood.

I'll get it figured out this week though....  I plan on actually wheeling a little this weekend  :cool:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on March 11, 2014, 05:59:50 PM
this weekend is the bronco stampede at table mesa.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on March 11, 2014, 09:15:31 PM
this weekend is the bronco stampede at table mesa.

And I will be there...

Not sure how the 3 year old will like wheeling but I guess I will find out.

The Bronco has been running for a few months but I just never registered it or had the extra money for gas till now.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on March 12, 2014, 05:32:06 PM
nice Brandon
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Post by: BACKROAD on March 13, 2014, 02:25:27 AM
I recently bought a BADLANDS 5,000 LB WINCH FROM Harbor Freight and finally mounted it on my trailer today.  I went out to my back fourty  and was thinking I would roll it on to my trailer.  The big 'ol '73 FORD GALAXIE would NOT roll even one of it's 4 tires, but I did manage to DRAG the car up and on it.  Quite a difference from the 3,000 lb winch I had mounted on it previously.  Actually,  I was impressed........     :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on March 13, 2014, 09:51:03 AM
 I'm almost ready to wheel. Almost.

Got my cage bolted back down, build a mounting plate for my power steering reservoir, bolted the back seat down and re painted my bumpers.

Still looks like a turd but this turd will at least be able to go wheeling finally.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on March 13, 2014, 09:53:04 AM
I recently bought a BADLANDS 5,000 LB WINCH FROM Harbor Freight and finally mounted it on my trailer today.  I went out to my back fourty  and was thinking I would roll it on to my trailer.  The big 'ol '73 FORD GALAXIE would NOT roll even one of it's 4 tires, but I did manage to DRAG the car up and on it.  Quite a difference from the 3,000 lb winch I had mounted on it previously.  Actually,  I was impressed........     :beer:

I have been hearing good and bad things about those winches. You'll have to keep us updated on how well it works.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BACKROAD on March 13, 2014, 12:15:53 PM
Flirting with the cashier and a coupon it only came to $135 and she included a 2 year warranty..  I think the key is to not overheat them.  The duty cycle is only about 45 seconds on full pull with is about the same as the Desert Rat winch.  Winching stuff on to the trailer is usually not bad.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on March 13, 2014, 08:43:51 PM
i have the older one before badlands and have worked the sh** out of it with not one issue even running it under water.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BACKROAD on March 13, 2014, 08:56:24 PM
Did you have any toilet paper handy and soap to clean up with while it was underwater?   Yes I know I can be very strange.    :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Copper Miner on March 28, 2014, 09:16:28 AM
Going to take it for a run this weekend.
(http://s28.postimg.org/cjiykbrbt/IMG_4641.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cjiykbrbt/)


Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 31, 2014, 12:50:12 PM
I just ordered new 760 axle u-joints, and an almost alloy kit. Jason has an axle I can have, I just need to replace his when I find one.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on March 31, 2014, 07:44:21 PM
you sure are being rough and the camping rig lol. :lee:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on April 01, 2014, 10:22:25 AM
you sure are being rough and the camping rig lol. :lee:

Tons are on the way. I can feel it
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BACKROAD on April 01, 2014, 12:01:45 PM
Went out on a nice easy day run through Old Cherry to Jerome and coming to realize my old hurting body is no longer able to get in and out of the flatfender any longer.  Just can't lift my right leg enough any more to get in.  I guess I'm going to have to look deeply in to lowering it a couple of inches and drop down to 33's.  Time to get the Comanche or the J10 up and running again.  They are so much easier to get in to.  I refuse to give up wheel'n....... :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 02, 2014, 06:42:26 AM
you sure are being rough and the camping rig lol. :lee:

Tons are on the way. I can feel it
Not unless they are either free or really cheap!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BroncoBrandon on April 02, 2014, 09:44:25 PM
you sure are being rough and the camping rig lol. :lee:

Tons are on the way. I can feel it
Not unless they are either free or really cheap!

They aren't. I've been looking.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 03, 2014, 06:32:37 AM
I found a set of axles in Casa Grande for $600. Sterling rear and ball joint HP60 just like I had in the Ford. I need to rob a bank or something to get the $ :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jeepman14wheel on April 03, 2014, 09:16:15 AM
Rebuilding the power steering box thanks to TM trails!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: blazerv10 on April 05, 2014, 10:33:50 PM
lol yeh that happens out there lol glad you made and enjoyed your self
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 09, 2014, 07:09:40 AM
I got my new Spicer joints and got them installed lastnite as well as the almost alloy kit. I'm almost ready to go again.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BACKROAD on April 10, 2014, 09:51:31 AM
With the new axles, are you going to tack the u-joint caps in place.  I'm sure that would mess with the warranty.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 10, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
With the new axles, are you going to tack the u-joint caps in place.  I'm sure that would mess with the warranty.
They are just stock axles with the almost alloy kit welded on them.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on April 21, 2014, 02:48:52 PM
I had PTO Sales lengthen and retube my rear d-shaft.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Jeepman14wheel on July 04, 2014, 02:56:44 PM
Rebuilt the power steering box today, those dam ball bearings are a biotch!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Hoss50 on July 04, 2014, 10:30:34 PM
The programmer and gauges for my new dodge will be here Tuesday so I am going to install those, and the 2 micron fuel filter will be installed this Sunday.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 06, 2014, 11:02:18 AM
I built a front  winch bumper for the Jeep yesterday and got it mounted.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: elmh on July 06, 2014, 12:26:23 PM
Looked at mine and went back in the house.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Hoss50 on July 06, 2014, 12:49:42 PM
2 micron fuel filter is in the dodge.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Hoss50 on July 06, 2014, 02:16:57 PM
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p87/Hoss50/2005%20Dodge%20Ram%202500/FUELFILTER2_zps17adebbe.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/Hoss50/media/2005%20Dodge%20Ram%202500/FUELFILTER2_zps17adebbe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on July 17, 2014, 06:18:36 AM
I took my lights off the hood and put them on the corners of the front bumper. It looks better but they don't work quite as good tho. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: king of the pickle park on July 18, 2014, 12:54:57 AM
Stared at the old beater,drank beer and kicked around old memories of its GLORY DAYS!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: RHeun on September 09, 2014, 09:16:33 AM

(http://s14.postimg.org/shq9ipk0d/20140908_151330.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/shq9ipk0d/)


(http://s24.postimg.org/cpzdk7dfl/20140906_103821.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cpzdk7dfl/)

Got the tires &  wheels done and a Magnaflow XL exhaust,  next is the lift
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Hoss50 on September 09, 2014, 12:09:24 PM
I installed an new set of +60HP injectors in my Dodge a couple weekends ago. It sucked a** having to drop that much money but my truck runs a much better now.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BACKROAD on September 09, 2014, 10:31:52 PM
Do ya ever worry about the tranny holding up to extra power when towing.  I have a Smarty J?r. on my 2008 Dodge with a 40, 60, &100 hp setting and I'm real leary of the 100 hp useage.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Hoss50 on September 10, 2014, 08:45:14 PM
I have a 6 speed manual that got a new stock clutch right before I bought it. With just the injectors I am not worried about it. With my Smarty Sr. I just got my programmer back so tomorrow will be the first test with it.

Before the injectors I ran 90 and 160 horse without a problem, but that was all unloaded. Unloaded I would not be too worried about your 100 hp setting especially if you can adjust the torque management setting. The torque management settings will control how hard it fuels down low and how hard it is pulling while it shifts.

I expect when I am loaded I won't be able to run much more than the 30 or 60 hp setting because of the clutch. I also expect that any more fuel than this will put my EGT's too high with a stock turbo. With either of these tunes I should be at or above 400hp at the flywheel.

My old truck was a 98.5 with a Smarty. I would only slip the clutch when I was trying to pull hard loaded off the line. In 3 and 4th gear if I tried to juice it up to highway speed I could slip the clutch. After I did the Southbend clutch it never slipped again even on 9. That was only about 300hp/600lbs.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 26, 2014, 08:08:31 AM
I looked at my rig yesterday and the new beadlocks and thought about painting the beadlocks...then the ambition left me! :punchballs:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 03, 2014, 09:54:37 AM
Removed  the Torque Converter from the Engine of the Runner. Fun considering I cant spin the motor to get to the bolts. Lol
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 06, 2014, 07:06:31 AM
I mounted up my new tires on the beadlocks this weekend and trimmed the front bumper. Looks like I will need to trim the rear quarters a little more also.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 12, 2015, 08:11:52 PM
Fixed my fire damaged wiring and got all my lights working again.  Tomorrow install my new shifter and maybe get to my crawltunes.com speaker cans.  need to pickup a cheap amp to run my speakers, walmart has one for $60 bucks that should work perfect.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 12, 2015, 09:20:17 PM
 :clap: glad you got it all working again
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 14, 2015, 12:36:55 AM
baller shifter is in.  baller shifter kicked my a**.  good night
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 14, 2015, 06:30:22 AM
baller shifter is in.  baller shifter kicked my a**.  good night

 :pics:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 14, 2015, 07:58:09 AM
(http://alloffroadaz.com/images/Wheeling/20150314_074630%20(Small).jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on March 14, 2015, 04:04:04 PM
([url]http://alloffroadaz.com/images/Wheeling/20150314_074630%20(Small).jpg)[/url]
wow mr fancy pants!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on March 14, 2015, 08:02:12 PM
([url]http://alloffroadaz.com/images/Wheeling/20150314_074630%20(Small).jpg)[/url]


Nice :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 15, 2015, 07:44:07 PM
After watching the video I see it works great.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 15, 2015, 08:13:21 PM
yeah, I know what gear i'm always in and its easy to find my next one.  sometimes difficult to unlock my rear for a front dig but when i'm bound up its just going to happen. 
I need to adjust it just a tad.  I don't have the park lockout by about 1/16 of an inch but it stays in park.  same with 1st gear
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 19, 2015, 06:19:17 PM
got some tunes installed.  no more rolling solo in silence

(http://www.alloffroadaz.com/images/Wheeling/20150319_173310%20(Small).jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 19, 2015, 09:36:09 PM
Those look good. How do they sound?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 20, 2015, 08:12:12 AM
sound pretty good.  i didn't get a chance to really tune the amp but i will tonight.  just going to run my old phone as my mp3 player. 
a lot better than nothing at all that's for sure
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 20, 2015, 01:47:30 PM
 :clap:   :guitar:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: kkattfish on March 30, 2015, 05:32:50 PM
my rigs value just doubled :sunot:

(http://www.alloffroadaz.com/images/Wheeling/20150330_171948%20(Small).jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on March 30, 2015, 07:14:04 PM
 :beer:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on March 30, 2015, 07:38:29 PM
my rigs value just doubled :sunot:

([url]http://www.alloffroadaz.com/images/Wheeling/20150330_171948%20(Small).jpg)[/url]
nice!!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 03, 2015, 05:06:45 PM
I drove my junk to work today....does that count?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: toylet on August 04, 2015, 07:09:56 PM
this time and next time you have to invite us lol
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on August 21, 2015, 11:49:23 AM
Bought it, drove it home, parked it. 77 Blazer. I know I have a Sickness
(http://s29.postimg.org/6i9wi2583/IMG_20150821_113101.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6i9wi2583/)


Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on August 21, 2015, 04:26:08 PM
 :clap:
Bought it, drove it home, parked it. 77 Blazer. I know I have a Sickness
([url]http://s29.postimg.org/6i9wi2583/IMG_20150821_113101.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/6i9wi2583/[/url])
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on August 22, 2015, 09:52:27 AM
I second that  :beer:
:clap:
Bought it, drove it home, parked it. 77 Blazer. I know I have a Sickness
([url]http://s29.postimg.org/6i9wi2583/IMG_20150821_113101.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/6i9wi2583/[/url])

Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 22, 2015, 06:58:52 PM
Bought it, drove it home, parked it. 77 Blazer. I know I have a Sickness
([url]http://s29.postimg.org/6i9wi2583/IMG_20150821_113101.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/6i9wi2583/[/url])

 How long before you get rid of this rig?  You're the only person that goes through more rigs than me!  :sunot:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on August 22, 2015, 07:06:05 PM
No Comment LMAO :rotfl:

This is it for me. Part of swapping so many vehicles had alot to do with family and having room for everybody which I achieved when I purchased the Durango. Not to mention I'm sick and tired of investing so much in a vehicle just to sell it and start all over.


Bought it, drove it home, parked it. 77 Blazer. I know I have a Sickness
([url]http://s29.postimg.org/6i9wi2583/IMG_20150821_113101.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/6i9wi2583/[/url])

 How long before you get rid of this rig?  You're the only person that goes through more rigs than me!  :sunot:


Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on August 26, 2015, 01:00:40 AM
Wasn't today, but got the tcase out this past weekend,  now to tear it down and rebuild it and get the sye installed.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 26, 2015, 05:31:13 PM
Wasn't today, but got the tcase out this past weekend,  now to tear it down and rebuild it and get the sye installed.

 :clap:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 23, 2015, 10:38:23 PM
I replaced the rear brake shoes and drums as the linings came off the old ones....brakes still suck! :sunot:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 24, 2015, 05:18:38 PM
I did some reading and found a write up on a cheap way to fix the proportioning valve to give more pressure to the rear brakes. It took me about 15 minutes to do and it works great! Just don't bleed the brakes at the front cap like he said in the write up or it will blow the o-ring out....ask me how I know :punchballs: Here is the link if anyone is interested.

http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/Suspension_Steering_Axles_and_Brakes/Proportioning_Valve_Mod.htm (http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/Suspension_Steering_Axles_and_Brakes/Proportioning_Valve_Mod.htm)

Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 25, 2015, 06:01:34 AM
This modification would work great for those of you that have went to rear disc or bigger 1 ton drum brakes but never added an adjustable proportioning valve. :2cents:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on September 25, 2015, 12:51:38 PM
 I made some inner fenders for the race car
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on September 28, 2015, 07:58:07 AM
Doing exhaust work today.  Have to take the Jimmy to emissions this week. :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 28, 2015, 12:51:18 PM
I hope we never have to do emissions!  :rtfm:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 01, 2015, 01:48:29 PM
Picked up a little something for the Jimmy today
(http://s18.postimg.org/of5v1dftx/20151001_133834.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/of5v1dftx/)

(http://s7.postimg.org/71x9yu3gn/20151001_133843.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/71x9yu3gn/)
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on October 01, 2015, 07:13:14 PM
Picked up a little something for the Jimmy today
([url]http://s18.postimg.org/of5v1dftx/20151001_133834.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/of5v1dftx/[/url])

([url]http://s7.postimg.org/71x9yu3gn/20151001_133843.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/71x9yu3gn/[/url])


 :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: BowtieBone on October 18, 2015, 12:31:08 AM
Nice. That's a late model, right?
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on October 18, 2015, 07:40:24 AM
Yep. It's from an 89 Suburban. I believe that's the cut off for late model.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: SUB602 on December 04, 2015, 09:45:20 AM
Took the Blazer for a drive today. :headbang:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZUKZILLA on December 31, 2015, 06:48:59 PM
I looked at it and wished I had my new carburetor so I could drive it.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on January 01, 2016, 08:49:20 AM
I looked at it and wished I had my new carburetor so I could drive it.
It does pretty good on flat ground :lee:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 05, 2016, 11:45:16 AM
I felt a little slop in my steering after the last run. At lunch time I notice the trac bar was loose. After tightening it up the steering is good an tight again.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on May 12, 2016, 02:34:21 PM
I took my hauler to get a level 3 inspection today and reregistered it for 2 years  hope it lasts that long
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on August 28, 2016, 07:59:48 PM
Ive got a horrible high speed vibration in the OJ, so i finaly got around to balancing all 4 wheels this weekend at my work. No joke, it took us an hour. All 4 wheels required about 10 ounces each. Some on the outside lip, some on the inside lip, some stick on weights on the inside. Ive never seen such f'd up wheels/tires. Im gunna send the driveshsft out next payday to be balanced cause i can see where its been beat to sh** offroading, and have a blown tranny/tcase mount to change. Then i should be able to finaly drive above 60 without being bucked out the window.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on October 28, 2016, 09:11:09 PM
Not my vehicle, but helped put a 3.5in lift on my buddy's ZJ. Did the springs, arms, and shocks last weekend on the lift at my work. Just did the new upgraded & adjustable front trac-bar, and rear teac-bar relocation bracket tonight. Total procrastination, trying to get both our trucks ready for  FF,  and just ordered the hubs 10mins ago for my Bronco.....

I took pics so you'd all believe me, but im not smart enough to upload them. Something about file size, blah blah blah, too large.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 29, 2016, 09:50:15 PM
Lots and lots of cutting and grinding and grinding. Got harley's new shock mounts welded in and measured for bumps. Going to start drawing the brackets tomorrow
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: toylet on October 31, 2016, 12:22:57 PM
Wheres yours cuda :anyone:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on October 31, 2016, 01:06:35 PM
mine is still sitting at the metal yard
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Cuda K5 on November 06, 2016, 11:26:12 PM
Got harley's rear different cover and bolts fixed. Installed the new hot rod dedicated pump and hooked up all the brakes. Just waiting on plates this week to finish everything for florence
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on June 11, 2017, 09:06:23 PM
I bought a new to me chassis
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on August 20, 2018, 10:55:27 AM
I have had a billion plans running through my head for a couple days on the new buggy build. Time to quit thinking and start gathering parts to build!
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on August 20, 2018, 03:49:59 PM
 :google:
I have had a billion plans running through my head for a couple days on the new buggy build. Time to quit thinking and start gathering parts to build!
:guitar: :banana:
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on September 10, 2018, 07:09:19 AM
The plans are starting to come together in the form of a buggy now
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on October 18, 2018, 06:48:40 PM
I put the battery charger on mine today
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: JYD on December 27, 2018, 03:29:11 PM
Battery charger again
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ROCKZILLA on February 20, 2019, 04:02:21 PM
I’ve been sick for 3 days but need to make sure my rig is ready for the competition Saturday. I checked all the fluids and greased everything. I also let the air out of my tires and snugged up all the beadlock bolts. That’s all the energy I had for today.
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: Gochenour on April 08, 2019, 03:44:34 AM
Changed the tires on my Jeep today. Love that new tires smell. haha
Title: Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
Post by: ZJ Guy on November 23, 2019, 07:56:16 PM
Put in a new transfer case, instead of hang out in Florence. Y'all warned me these Borg Warner cases sucked lol.
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