What have you done to your rig today?

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by broncosbybart, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    As "Creepin" has been doing "Rust Reduction", I decided it was time for me too. I was scared of what I might find under the front roll bar feet. It's only been in my 79 CJ for 30 years! Driver side was the worst, but not bad at all. I guess Drivers side gets used the most, so more rust collection. I Though the passenger side was looking Bad, after lifting the foot. Turned out it was mostly Dirt. Two grinders, & wire wheels on a drill, worked well. Rust prep, cleaned again, & first coat of prime. looking Fine!
     

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  2. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Finally got motivated enough to work on this thing for a few mins. Just been tied up on other projects and a total lack of drive to work on the Jeep.

    Power steering resi mounted and plumbed.
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  3. Backyardmechanic

    Backyardmechanic New Member

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    I did the same trail fix on my old 2nd gen 4Runner...with plastic zip ties. I thought they would melt and break, but to my surprise they held up for a couple of months, and I sold the 4runner with them on. It is, however, well known that nothing lasts longer than the temporary.
     
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  4. orange150

    orange150 Well-Known Member

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    Hah, I actually considered just using zip ties as well, but I needed beer too and the closest Advance is in the same shopping center as walmart soooo
     
  5. jankoid

    jankoid Rock Humper

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    Finally backed it out of the shop for the first time after finishing the 3 link. Front axle just needs gears and it's ready to hit the trails.

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  6. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Lunch break? Nope, gotta machine Jeep parts. Modified the 3/4" round input to match the 3/4" DD shaft at the fire wall. Probably could have bought some adapters or something but I never could find one.
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  7. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Came home from vacation to this. Some extra motivation :D

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  8. jyaks

    jyaks Searching for a 6 seater Jeep...

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    Broke it
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  9. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    If you're going to do it, might as well do it! Looks like you did a fine job :D
     
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  10. jyaks

    jyaks Searching for a 6 seater Jeep...

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    Now I have a reason to put Joe J's axles under it.
     
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  11. orange150

    orange150 Well-Known Member

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    Finally replaced the wife’s door handle. Wasn’t too bad of a job to be honest. 35 minutes start to finish.

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  12. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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  13. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Started out with a simple clutch adjustment. Then.... Waterpump upgrade. Stock < Mellings. Then I just started taking off parts for no good reason. Not even done yet.

    Does it work? Replace it.
    Does it leak? Change it.
    Is it broken? No, but it could be.

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  14. rcalexander105

    rcalexander105 Well-Known Member

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    @Chris_Keziah, where'd you source the grill, headlights and tow mirrors from your old tow rig? Would like to do these same mods soon.
     
  15. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Primer, caulking [messy stuff around roll bar feet], & paint dried. Tried to Blend in the difference in paint colors, but it's under the floor mats anyway. And I needed my socks back! These cold mornings, My feet were cold.:lol:
     

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  16. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Got a stock 05-07 grille off Ebay and cut it down. Headlights and mirrors I got off of Amazon. There's a few places on the interwebs with instructions on how to make, the headlights fit. It was a lot of trimming from what I remember.
     
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  17. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    I stopped along the way up to MD and picked up some tires for one of mine yesterday. Since I'm gunna be here for a week, I didn't want them being stolen out of my truck, so....

    Absolutely zero fawks given :D

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  18. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Cleaning folks are going to be a little bit confused!


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  19. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Not like they don't see some stuff


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  20. jyaks

    jyaks Searching for a 6 seater Jeep...

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    You can't say that and have a towel under them, that means you at least gave one f*ck
     
  21. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    Welllll...no fawks given about bringing them to my room. I did have one fawk to give about not dirtying my room since I'm on a work trip.
     
  22. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Got one side cleaned up, gotta weld up a few places my rook ass cut into tube. I'll get the other side cleaned up and prepped tomorrow and start on the gear install. Lots and lots of cleaning to do.
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  23. ncsutj

    ncsutj Well-Known Member

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  24. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    CTB shops making sure the fleet stays operational!


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  25. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    *anything said in response to this will likely offend SOMEONE*


    That's gonna look so funny as the SOLE clean component under that dirty Jeep

    I'm actually quite impressed that Josh got the paint to stick to that many layers of crust :lol:
     

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