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Old 07-29-2012, 07:13 AM   #181
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You have the same problem I do, go to start something and Murphy's Law kicks in.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #182
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Yeah such a pain. Going to finnish up the locker now thoughh

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #183
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okay just got back.

the good: locker is in, we jacked it up an both the fronts spin

the bad: when we put it back down i forgot to take it out of 4wd so im sure that wasnt good for it at all... the brakes where a little weird in the front and sometimes it made popping sounds, but supposedly thats normal. we also broke another one of my lug bolt-things so i guess i have to take that down to walmart to get it fixed because i just dont want to take those wheels off again... such a pain to put back on!

all in all though it worked out well, i will just have to play it out. i have some pics and a quick video that i will upload tonight!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #184
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okay so how my last two days went... we began Saturday morning with everything we though we would need minus an air gun which we were going to go get later. we jacked it up, pulled the wheels off pulled the axle shafts out a few inches on both sides open up the draining diff housing and began removing bolts on the C claps. this is when problem number one occurred. we couldn't get the carrier out of the diff, and had no idea why. hes a fire fighter so we went down to the station and grabbed one of those terrifying looking fireman crow bar things that looks like it could have been used it 300. when we got back we pryed at it with that for like 30 minutes and then it hit me. the YJ axle shafts are in three parts not just two, and i remembered that from doing the shift fork mod from the vacume hose thing earlier this year. so i popped the cap on that, moved the shaft over, and it came right out. then the ten bolts on the top of the carrier refused to come off. so we went to the guy that i fabricate all of my armor's house and borrowed an air gun, then went back to the station, and used their air compressor. it got two of the bolts off then nothing. so at that point it was like 4pm which is 7 hours after starting so we decided to soak them in wd40 and call it a night.

this morning i got there around 9:30, we put the carrier in a vice, and took maul (???) some kind of giant fireman axe thing and bashed on the bolts until they came off. eventually we go them all. then we used a punch, knocked the pins out, took all the spider gears out and i finnally opened the plastic on the locker. once everything was out of the plastic it took me all of 3 and a half minutes to get everything into the carrier, pull the wires, and get the pins punched back in. that was annoying. then putting everything back together was cake. just a much better day.

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bad news is i dont get to field test it til i return from vacation.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #185
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projects this week... i need to replace wheel stud bolts on my front wheels, one on each side. i forgot to do it during the locker install so now i get to pull everything apart. i tried to take the lazy way out but the shop quoted me $312 so i decided i would just do it myself. on the not-so-dark side i am going to buy a grinding wheel for my grinder tonight so i can grind out all the imperfections in the spar tire carrier, and then im giving that to a friend to paint while im on vacation. i also ordered up a new winch plate, and it should be here by friday, in time for me to take a look at it before i have to lock it up for vacation. when i get back, the spare tire carrier goes on, gas cans get gas, full sized spare will be purchased, winch will be installed, and i will go wheeling
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #186
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Well have a nice vacation. Sounds like a good time to take a break from the yj. Enjoy yourself we will all be here when you get back. Your doing a nice job.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #187
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yeah im ready for a break. my yj is no longer getting older, its getting newer. haha i also forgot to buy the grinding wheel so i will probably be doing that tomorrow. i will have to have it all ground down and sanded by the time i leave
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:42 AM   #188
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I've been reading your thread. Great job, you've put a lot of work into it!

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gas cans get gas,
Just a tip, I'd only put gas in the cans when you're going wheeling, and then transfer it to the tank whenever possible afterwards. A full jerry can weighs about 40 pounds each. All that extra weight is gonna put a lot of stress on your carrier.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #189
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That's the plan, I want to go wheeling the weekend when I get back! But my cans ate only 2.5gallons so not as bad.. But I will make sure I empty them after thanks!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:28 PM   #190
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so my grinder is actually a really old 'polisher' and doesn't do grinding very well. im going to borrow one Thursday, Finnish grinding my spare tire carrier, and send it off with my buddy to paint it
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #191
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okay so i did my lug studs, it took about 45 minutes. easy. also i got the grinder from my buddy so i can do that tomorrow before i leave for vacation. id go ahead and do it now but i have to start getting ready for Outback Steakhouse
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #192
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got the winch plate, now going on vacation!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #193
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so we contacted a guy with a super duty, overkill air gun or somthing and were going to Finnish up tomorrow with the locker... it takes me so long to do stuff lol
You ever heard the old saying "Rome wasnt built in a day" I guess you could name your jeep rome,lol
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #194
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very true, it really applies here... i havent wheeled it in like 2 months because i keep finding stuff broken... the muffler, the lug studs, some weird engine noises, tranny fluid, its just been obnoxious. when i get back, put the winch on, and grind, sand and paint the bumper im going wheeling
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #195
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back! got the winch on today, need to find out if im busy tonight, then il wire it up!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #196
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Winch is wired, going wheeling later. I'll post pics tonight. I also finnished grinding the spare tire carrier and I bondo-ed the holes. Sanding and paint tommorow!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #197
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Sweet! Great to hear on the winch. Hope you had a great vacation

Oh, more pics please LOL
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #198
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We are postponing wheeling til tomorrow, but we will take lots of pics!
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #199
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bumper swingout and jerry cans are in the garage in the procces of being painted
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #200
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alright so heres the winch...


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and my painted stuff...







and everything on!






it looks great imo. next up i think will either be the stinger or the rails, hopefully it wont take 8 months...
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Looks very nice , awesome job
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #202
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i appreciate it! im ready for the stinger though, having the winch exposed on the front scares me...
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:23 AM   #203
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random pics from wendys and trails...



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Old 08-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #204
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some more wheeling pics...









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also i got around to ordering the spouts for the jerry cans. going to start working on the other stuff pretty soon. im still undecided on how i want the stinger set up to be
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Looks like you had a blast, I bet it was fun. On the stinger, do something unique that you don't see everyday.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #207
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I plan to... Idk if you know of the rock hammer stinger for the TJs but it has little "wings" for lack of a brtter term that go around the headlights and I think it's kinda cool... I'm gonna throw my YJ twist on there and see if I like it, I'll keep you updated with pics, I think your the only one who still reads this :P
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lol, I hear ya. I looked up that stinger, does have a unique look to it. Yea, I think if you do similar but more of a square shape it would look pretty tough.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #209
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lol, I hear ya. I looked up that stinger, does have a unique look to it. Yea, I think if you do similar but more of a square shape it would look pretty tough.

yeah, if you saw the little "wing" things i put the jerry cans on on the spare tire carrier ill probably try to do somthing like those... ill come up with somthing, dont worry! haha


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I read it! Lol

and im glad to hear that! i did before and after pics on your jeep and stared at them in disbelief for a while...

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