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Old 12-26-2013, 11:23 AM   #91
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Very Nice job on your jeep looks great and a good read

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Old 12-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #92
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Very Nice job on your jeep looks great and a good read
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #93
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I haven't updated much on here but I have been working on the jeep. The rear license plate light is wired up, it has a larger spare tire, the spare tire carriers third mount is done, I have a working CB, the center console is installed, and I have inboard air. I have also done little things like hook up breather tubs for my axles and transfer case, adjusted the cold idle settings and choke, and leveled the drivers seat. I will try to get some pictures and go into more detail here shortly. I may not get to it because I'm leaving on a trip Monday and where I'm going there isn't internet unless I find a wifi somewhere.

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LED side markers and turn signals. The single line in the center is the marker and the two bars are the turn signal. Interested in how they look on the jeep. Not sure how bright they will be but comparing them to another LED marker light I have, it looks good.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:16 AM   #94
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We'll I haven't left yet because I am waiting on some mail so I have been still working on the jeep. Yesterday I put EQUAL in my tires and was very pleased with how it rode afterwards. In the process, I pulled my rear drums and saw that my rear brakes were shot. Put some new brake shoes in and put it all back together. Need to adjust them yet but I'm hoping this will decrease my stopping distance. I also got some pictures of things I have done lately.

Got my CB installed. I would like to get it looked at by someone who knows what they are doing but for now it checks out alright on the SWR meter so I'll leave it. I am able to pick up plenty of chatter on the air so it does work. It is a Cobra 29 LX LCD display radio with a Wilson 4ft antenna. Click image for larger version

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ID:	691665 I finally got some pictures of my homemade LED side marker/turn signal fender lights. I was a little concerned how bright they would be but they turned out perfect. Single line of lights is the marker and the double line is the turn signal. I built them from a stock replacement light housings that I cut the back out of and glued these light strips into. They are trim-able so I cut them into three sections and wired them up separately. They turned out great. I'm hoping I sealed them up well enough for their location. Click image for larger version

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ID:	691625 I have had this center console in for a little while but just haven't gotten around to pictures. This is the Tuffy deluxe 8inch wide console with the locking radio slot. I haven't gotten to putting my radio in it yet but I can't wait till I can change the radio station without leaning across the jeep. I like the hight but the cushion is a little to far back in a manual with the cup holders attached. The construction is done very well and is made from pretty heavy gauge steal. The latch is very heavy duty and latches down or locks with a key. I am very happy with the cup holders. I haven't had any water bottle fall out of them yet. I haven't tried a mug in it yet though. Click image for larger version

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ID:	691649 I hooked up OBA (on board air) using my unused AC pump. These pumps are rated around 8 or so cfm so they put out a impressive amount of air. The only problem is that the lubrication was mixed in with the freon so just running dry air though it will wear it out. I hooked it up for emergency use with what I had sitting around. It pumps tires up but I need to increase the hose size and hook up a tank. This is a work in progress. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #95
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That AC pump setup is exactly what I want to do.

Awesome work, good job fixing this thing up.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:32 PM   #96
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That AC pump setup is exactly what I want to do. Awesome work, good job fixing this thing up.
Thanks. I did re-plumb the compressor to flow better than my first setup and to allow for larger hoses for air tools sometime later. When I feel like spending more money I'll work on a oil separator, manifold, and a lube system for the compressor. For now this will keep me from getting stranded with a flat.

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:53 PM   #97
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With your led side markers, what color leds did you use? White or yellow? And where did you get yours
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #98
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With your led side markers, what color leds did you use? White or yellow? And where did you get yours
I used amber/yellow LED light strips from AutoZone but since the light housings I used were amber I probably could have used white as well. They can be cut into three strips which I then scraped off the coating from the copper strips and soldered a set of wires to each strip. I used a dremel tool and cutoff wheel to open the light housings and glued the lights in and sealed everything back up with hot glue. I could have used silicone which probably would have been better in the long run but didn't.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:26 PM   #99
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Thanks. I did re-plumb the compressor to flow better than my first setup and to allow for larger hoses for air tools sometime later. When I feel like spending more money I'll work on a oil separator, manifold, and a lube system for the compressor. For now this will keep me from getting stranded with a flat.

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Yes your post in the daily thread is what sent me in here looking for details. Figured I would rather comment in here than get off topic in that thread too much. I found a good writeup on the cherokeeforum with details on exactly how to do it. I look forward to doing it.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #100
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Yes your post in the daily thread is what sent me in here looking for details. Figured I would rather comment in here than get off topic in that thread too much. I found a good writeup on the cherokeeforum with details on exactly how to do it. I look forward to doing it.
I didn't do much of a write up on building it which I probably won't get around to doing anytime soon. I was over on probably the same thread on Jeepforum the other day when I was building mine. Fantastic thread over a period of years. I'll link to it here for future people looking for more info. Since there isn't much I could find over here.


This is a great build thread for those wanting this OBA (on board air) setup.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/c...p-pics-471962/
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:21 PM   #101
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That's a good link. Here's the one I was checking out.

A/C pump converted to OBA (renix 4.0) - Jeep Cherokee Forum
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That's a good link. Here's the one I was checking out. A/C pump converted to OBA (renix 4.0) - Jeep Cherokee Forum
I see, the Cherokee forum, not just the Cherokee section of the jeep forum. That is another good thread which sparked more ideas on heat resistant outlet hoses. I'll have to keep my eyes open for hydraulic hoses. They have pretty extreme ratings such as 5000 psi in a temp range of -40 to 212 and I know the hoses we worked with at work had a rating of 20,000 psi. (where I worked up until a month ago we made all our own hoses for the equipment we built. Just missed the boat on that one. Although I could swing in there sometime and see. I doubt they'd say no.)
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:24 PM   #103
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I'll be leaving for a while because of lack of access to the internet where I am traveling too. I might update if I find some internet but it might be few a far between. I should be back for the summer.

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Old 06-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #104
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I haven't done much more to my jeep since that last time I posted except use it. I was down in Tenn. For the winter and it was extremely useful. Most of the roads where I was were dirt and some so rough that it was pretty much a jeep only trail. The basic OBA system I installed on the jeep has been so useful I don't know what I would have done without it. I even did an on the trail or I guess, on a Tenn. road, repair of a gashed tire for somebody one evening about 12 miles from the nearest house on a rough back road. Here are some photos of what I put it through, although I hardly had a camera with me so it went through much more from hauling logs to furs to fording creeks and blazing trails and unfortunately it pulled though without the use of the winch.(sadly) although I did break the drivers side front spring mount. I ended up buying a truck down in Tenn. And the jeep got a ride home.



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