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 Post subject: Flavor of the week
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:34 pm 
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I decided that I'd rather take a mild, streetable rig and make it handle some good trails than take my fairly well built rig with a lot of issues and make it streetable. I'd been looking to sell or trade it and pick something else up, so I ended up taking a trip to Steamboat Springs yesterday and trading my big dumb Jeep for this smaller dumb Jeep. It's a 1993 YJ, 2.5L, 5 speed, 2.5" SUA lift, 33" Goodyear Duratracs, D30/D35 open/open 4.10's. The kid I got it from said that it grinded going into all gears and that they clutch was almost gone. I had to pump the clutch quite a bit to get it up on the trailer, but I had an idea that it was probably either just the master or slave cylinder. After chatting with Avanteone this morning about it, I bled the clutch and it seems to be working fine now. Time will tell if either the master or slave is bad and letting air into the system, but those are way cheaper than a new trans and clutch.

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While bleeding the clutch I found this high flow airbox mod.
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After bleeding the clutch and before taking it off the trailer today, I removed the front and rear trackbars. They had drop brackets installed for the lift, but all the bolts were loose and they were just rattling around. While doing that I found this custom exhaust work :roll: and also found that the driver's side rear lower shock mount had been ripped off and rather than replace/fix it, the shock was just removed completely :hmm:
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Did a little trailer flexing :mrgreen:
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Then a little rock flexing :rock:
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Current plans are to daily drive it while throwing some parts at it to make it a decent wheeler. I have a Warn winch w/Masterpull XD rope I'm gonna toss on it tomorrow. I'll swap the rearend (most likely an 8.8) and probably just throw a locker and shafts in the front for now. I do have a set of 1 ton axles sitting here, but the front is a Chevy D60 and a passenger drop axle.

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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More importantly, it's the right color. :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:41 pm 
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JB wrote:
More importantly, it's the right color. :thumbsup:

I think the last kid painted it with a freaking roller and house paint. It's flaking off all over and it's super thick. I like the OD/Black combo and will probably keep it, just freshen up the paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Nice score. Its got leaf springs you don't need more than one shock anyways.

Those high performance exhaust hangers keep you from cracking manifolds down the road.

Needs more speed holes :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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I hate Colorado's tire coverage law.

I firmly believe in what I've said many times before, "Tire coverage is overrated" :f2:

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Still have this Dick? :lurker

Fixed.

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Still have this? :lurker

Just sold it :rock:















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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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So, about that passenger drop D60...your solution is called a Dana 300. :smt077:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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You gonna trade this one in for a Challenger? :f2:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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:rock: cool little rig, Myke. Needs more stickers. :cheers:









(& less leafsprings) :thumbsdown:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Lyle wrote:
So, about that passenger drop D60...your solution is called a Dana 300. :smt077:

That's a real possibility IF I decided that I want to go full width, but I'd really like to build this one a little narrower ;)

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You gonna trade this one in for a Challenger? :f2:

HEMI :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

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When you building a bro dozer?

Soon, very soon...

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Price on Pass Drop D60?....Shipped to 98329...

You know you can't mount a GM D60 SUA right? :f2:

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Finished getting the rear trackbar off today (involved a cutoff wheel, sawzall, and a BFH) and adjusted the steering a bit. Then I took it for a quick drive up the trail that starts a few hundred yards from my house. I forgot how much open/open sucks and having a Turdy5 rear makes me cringe anytime I spin a rear tire, but it was nice to play with it a little and see how it handles. I'm literally so close to my house where I took these pics that I can connect to my wifi if I'm standing in the right place :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Picked something up off of Craigslist today. This little guys goes with it :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Is that the fill plug for one of their housings?


I hope this and not a custom 2.5L oil cap.

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Is that the fill plug for one of their housings?


I hope this and not a custom 2.5L oil cap.

:roflmao:

Yes it's a fill plug.

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Is that the fill plug for one of their housings?


I hope this and not a custom 2.5L oil cap.

:roflmao:

Yes it's a fill plug.


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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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So I saw this housing listed on Colorado4x4.org and worked out a deal with the guy to pick it up on Saturday. It's a Spidertrax 9" housing with Reid Racing kingpin inner C's welded on. It should be about 65" WMS-WMS with the Chevy outer knuckles I plan to run on it. According to the guy I bought it from, it was the original housing built for Tim Magee's TJ by Xtreme Engineering for The Magee Machine in CRAWL Issue 33. It was cut to the wrong specs for that project, so this guy had bought it and had it sitting in his garage for a while. He decided to build a fullwidth D60 front for his project, so he sold me this housing for $370 :eek1:
It still won't be a cheap front axle, but it's a great start for this project :mrgreen:

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Also, in case anyone was wondering, yes a Spidertrax housing will fit in the back of a Prius :f2:

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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So this turd had been sitting for a while due to some issues and me working a lot of hours getting the new brewery up and running. Finally had some time to work on it this week and the results were less than stellar. The last time I drove it it started bogging down and stalling out on me while I was driving home. It really seemed like a fuel filter issue, so I picked up a new one along with a thermostat since I had no heat during my long drive home that night as well. When I moved the Jeep over by the garage to work on it, it died and wouldn't restart. I replaced the aforementioned parts and went to start it up, but to no avail. It would crank, but not fire. I pulled out the CPS and it had 1/4" of crud built up on it. I cleaned it off and popped it back in and the damn thing started right up. Then as I was texting John to tell him it worked, the damn thing died and the battery was dead. I jumped it and it seemed to run fine after that, although it was idling low. I took it for a test drive and it seemed to be going great until it did the same thing it did last time I drove it (bogging down and stalling). At this point I decided to pull the gas tank and have a look at the pump and in-tank fuel strainer. The following pics are what I discovered...

The tank appears to have been melted at some point in the past.
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It looks like the vent on the PS of the tank wouldn't fit anymore, so one of the previous owners made a patch with aluminum foil and RTV.
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This hole just had a shitload of RTV smeared over it to seal it up.
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And just for referndce, this is what a stock YJ tank looks like.
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Done yet?

I think I'll just throw it in the gutter and go buy another :f2:

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Done yet?

I think I'll just throw it in the gutter and go buy another :f2:

Oh brother...

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