My come back has begun..

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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:27 am

Shit, I would've figured you're trailering it with your new truck. Woulda just ran with one vehicle if I were you. Two 4x4s is tough to keep up on but to each his own of course.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:01 pm

Not sure a trailer is in the budget yet. Maybe in July when i get my check ssi owes me. One of three. Dicks!!!!
Took me two hours to just rotate the trucks tires. The rear didn't want to come off. A few bushings, an alignment, stop the rust
migration (bed is pretty beat) and i think this truck will be ok. Actually quicker them my 05 was. Anyway.
I'd like to have both on the road. I'll only really use the xj for fun. Just like the yj was used.
Insurance is cheap for me, especially when it'll only see less then 1k a year. Plus antique plates.
Time will tall i guess. Not really near there yet. Still need a 4banger for pops. Already sick of looking at cars..
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:10 am

Lol noooooo, looking for cars is sooooo much fun! It's not tedious, or frustrating @ all. Lol good luck bro, what's pop's price range? All kinds of sales here @ the shop.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:06 am

It'd be fun if people were actually honest about condition.
So many bullshitters out there and scamers.

Looking in the 3k range. 3k is pretty much my max.
Looking for auto 4banger. No ford focus, mazda anything, or
chevy crap. Yoda Nissan Honda. Easy to maintain is key.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:10 am

Yup, gotcha. I'll do some research @ work & hit you up with what I find, should have a few prospects for ya.
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Re: My (slow) come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:57 pm

After slacking off with my truck and this dudes xj. I'm finally back onto
mine again. Fuel system buttoned up today while waiting for the new fridge. Oil changed out too.
Wasn't as bad as i thought I'd be. Just gotta grab a fresh battery and see
if she'll run. Jeep is up on stands and ready to begin swapping the front axle this week.
But gotta grab bushings for the front still though. Just remember. Lol
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:18 am

Good shit Mike. You comin out this weekend?
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:00 am

Yeah i'm down for Sunday if someone has a seat for me.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:20 pm

Front axle is finally out and ready for the new to me hp30.
Doesn't look like i have the xj high enough to get the
new one in with the 4.5" springs. Go figure. Oh well.
I'll figure it out. Still need to grab the upper bushings tomorrow
to swap before i put the axle in. I'm getting there.
You know you people can always swing by and help get this
thing together. :flipoff2:.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:53 pm

Whoa, whoa...what do you mean, you people? !! Lol
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:39 pm

Every last one of ya. I don't care who. Lmao. An extra hand is always welcome.
Mine don't work so well anymore. ;)
My neighbor came over to shoot the shit and help me
drag the old axle out from its resting place.
Got a set of 33s to pick up tomorrow.
That leaves just break parts to get it usable.
Gonna go threw the 8.25 a little before i put it in.
Leaned over last night and drained all its fluid into the drum.
So seals and breaks are in order for sure.
Probably a shock relocation too.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:03 pm

Got some rubber for it today. Not new but cheap and usable.
Can't wait to see it all together. Hopefully soon.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Thu May 04, 2017 4:06 pm

Front axle is finally under the xj. Needs to be adjusted for sure.
Made a tool to swap the upper control arm bushings on the axle.
Worked pretty good but probably never work again. Lol

So it's down to steering linkage, breaks(front), master cylinder and brake hoses.
Oh and a battery. And put the front locker in.
It's closer to wheeling then ever before.

Definitely godda run the 2" spaces i got with the tires and rims.
The rear tires are like 1/4" from the springs and the front, well, close to everything.
33/12.5/15 on 15"x8" zj canyons.

Having way to many issues with the pic site to load any.
I'll post some on the fb page and mine.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Fri May 05, 2017 6:31 am

Good stuff Mikey!!
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Mon May 08, 2017 4:00 pm

Picked up another 8.25 today. This time a 29 spline with an Aussie locker.
Just needs the brakes done. So I'll be swapping that in soon.
Gonna be a fun little xj when it's all together. :shizzle:
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Thu May 11, 2017 3:13 pm

Adjusted the control arms finally. Boy were way too long.
Lower were over 17" and the upper were over 16.50".
Brought them to 16.5" and 15.25". Much better angles and
moves pretty freely.
BUT another issue popped up. :brickwall:
The raised tracbar and steering damper mount won't fit my tracbar.
It is way to long. (aftermarket one) And stock one is stuck in the mount.
It's junk anyway. Kid said a stock one should fit. IDK about that.
It's coming along. Maybe start the rear swap tomorrow.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Fri May 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Got the 8.25 bolted in. Still godda swap the ebrake cables, rubber brake hose
to axle and seal the cover up. Oh and a wheel cylinder. Broke a bleeder off. Oops.
That's about it for today. Really don't feel like stripping the brakes right now
to swap the cables. I'll finish that up next time it's not raining. Gotta grab some
parts anyway. Then i think it's time to see if she'll run and not squirt fuel or
anything else all over. Been procrastinating long enough on it. :dunno:
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Wed May 17, 2017 9:13 am

Yo good shit man, it's really coming along!
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Wed May 17, 2017 2:54 pm

Finished up most of the rear axle today.
Cleaned, sealed, ebrake cables and brake hose done.
Just godda do the one wheel cylinder.
Pulled old front hoses even though the lines are froze.
They're capped and soaking in pb blaster. Hopefully
they'll loosen up so i can put the new hoses on without
spinning them on a frozen hard line.
Need a few more parts but a bit thin on dough for now.
So it's pretty close to being "done".
Finish up the braking system and get it running and driving.
Figure out the trac bar issue and the now steering issue.
Knuckles were drilled for high steer with heim joints.
So i ordered a otk slug kit so i can just run it that way.
Then I'll also do the v8 zj tie rod swap too.
Then who knows what'll pop up next.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Sun May 21, 2017 6:14 pm

Rear axle is all done and ready to go. Did both wheel
cylinders while i was at it. 2" spacers were definitely needed
for clearance. Gonna pull the front cover some time this week and get it ready to put
the locker in. Should have the otk slug tomorrow so
I can figure the steering out. Still godda figure the trac bar out.I can get the right setup for 200.
But i wanna make sure the front is actually good when i pull the cover before i order it.
Plus i don't have the cash yet anyway.
And i think i really need a tcase skid. The awd case hangs really low.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:43 pm

Not much done lately. Pulled front diff. Painted the cover and rock guard.
But gears have a shit ton of wear. Godda weigh my options now.
Get another hp30 or re gear? Re gear is out of my price range for sure.
So i guess another axle will be needed to stay in budget. It'll solve the
Steering and trac bar issues too. (saves money mostly). Always some crap to slow me down.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby RottenBanana » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Ya that stinks man. If it's not one thing it's another. The life of a jeeper...
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:38 pm

Got a line on a set of 4.10 axles. Hp30+8.25. Waiting to se if he'll meet half way.
No 4 hr round trips for me right now. But 2 I'll do. If this don't pan out
I got another Hp30 3.55 available from another dude if needed.
We'll see what happens.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby abneron » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:46 am

Sounds like you're in the right direction. Looking forward to seeing some pics.
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Re: My come back has begun..

Postby leafspringsrule89yj » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:19 pm

Should have the axle tomorrow or Friday if the kid don't flake out on me.
Then to swap axles again and swap the loockers over. Yay for me.
Hopefully my check will show on the first like it's suppose to so i
can finish this bitch up. Granted i'm farther along then i planned to be even
with these setbacks. And still in budget. But not for long.
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