Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.

  1. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Long timer Supporter

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    Enjoy. They grow up fast. This is the longest I’ve been without seeing my daughter and grandson. Hope we get a adventure in before next school year starts
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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Yes they do - its nuts! but IMG_1148.JPG man, its really hard at times. Both my kids push you right up to and past your limit but its mostly because they just want to hang out and have no idea how to show it.

    Im taking the little man riding tomorrow again on the 650L that he calls "bullet" because he thinks its soooo fast

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  3. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry for the hijack Not a Jeep but can’t see my grandson and miss him lots. Trying to keep in touch through FaceTime and pics 3449C7A9-83AF-4007-A0B6-63FBCBC0F81F.jpeg
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  4. Whodatschrome

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    I’ve been self isolating in the shop with the YJ. LOTS and LOTS of maintenance has never been done...or more accurately never done correctly. It needed all new wheel bearings...front and rear. All new u-joint/axle joints EVERYWHERE. 3-1/2 ball joints were shot. T-case and tranny input and output seals are leaking. Clutch was toast. The AX5 transmission was shot. Front brake pads and rotors are shot. Both front seats are suspect. At least one bulging front brake line. Copper rear hard brake line! I gave up on the rear axle (D35). One wheel bearing in it collapsed and all 4 spider gears were severely pitted and grooved. The XCL crossmember (skid plate) had stress cracks in about 6 spots. Two stripped out frame crossmember nursery’s. The pinion bearings in the front D30 axle were wobbly. The copper line coming out of the ARB locker was snapped. The replacement Fox 2.0 coilover shocks that the guy installed (in place of the original crappy Warn/Fox coilover shocks) had an “interesting” arrangement...the shock brackets holes are all 9/16” and the spherical bearings in the shock are 1/2”, so the guy just installed a 1/2” bolt, and called it good! The top of the shock towers also only allow about 1~ 2 degrees of arc in any direction...amazing that the top of the shock didn’t snap off. The 5 gallons of fuel in the tank was about 3 years old. Whew!... I’m sure there’s some I’ve missed...or better yet, something that I’ve not come across just yet that also needs fixing! So far, about 90% of that stuff is fixed. New 5.13 ring and pinion gears are on the way. I didn’t have the heart to spend more than $20 on the rear axle, so I ditched it. I forgot that I had a 31 spline 8.8 disc axle, so it’s currently prepped and ready for the next step. I also had a few other “spare” parts in the shop that were donated to the cause.

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  5. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    It was like axle auschwitz in my shop.

    Also a couple pics of before and after of the upper shock towers. The coilovers now have full range of movement! It took me a week or so of brainstorming an easy mod, then came the epiphany.
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  6. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    Only about 1 cupful of oil was in that rear D35...and it was thick blaaahaaahaaack! How does a automobile owner let this kind of stuff happen? Remember that Seinfeld episode where his mechanic stole Jerry’s car since he wasn’t taking good care of it?

    Oh, and add to the list...missing m6x25mm 10.9 screws missing from the ARB locker. A six were super loose. Two were missing. I found one. The other one must have been sacrificed to the gear gods? No matter. The front housing is getting all new bearings, seals, and gears anyhow.

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  7. SKT

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  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    well done!

    :clap

    I kinda get it, if someone wants a Jeep but doesnt know really what proper maintenance is.

    Aspects of my Jeep were like that because I got it when I was 15 and didnt know anything about proper maintenance. During the flooding around here in the late 90's, I had taken my CJ though some pretty dammed deep water.... if I remember correctly, the hood was almost under a few times. Sadly it sat for about seven years and when I finally unmothballed it, I started thinking about things like transmission fluid and how many years I had owned it (at the time about 20) - then I started freaking out and did a whole day where I just replaced every fluid I could find.

    Im pretty sure there was water in the rear axle. It's all better now but I'm confident that there are still things that Im missing.

    Live and learn

    :dunno
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  9. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Just 2 dirty shitboxes parked at work...

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  10. SKT

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  11. SKT

    SKT Long timer

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  13. Chillis

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    I find that to be scary. Heavy, a lot of leverage against the short mount. Get going on some bumps where the Jeep starts rocking, even a speed bump, and that could bang the top or possibly fall off into traffic.

    Hope it holds!
  14. SKT

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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Shouldn't this number be 86?

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  16. Karlfitt

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    I was wondering the same thing.

    LOL
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  17. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    Is $6500 for an 85 CJ an okay price? It looks solid and clean from a distance. It does have a wood parking brake though :lol3

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  18. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    I had alot of fun in my CJ,then I built a JK.I could never go back to a leaf sprung jeep.Coils ride so much nicer.Both jeeps are gone now but have considered a new one.
  19. SKT

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