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Old 01-27-2017, 01:32 PM
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Simple yet effective RAM mount for my iPhone 6 plus, alternatively it could be used for the RAM cup holder or any other RAM accessory.

Solid as a rock and won't fall off your window at just the wrong moment while driving as we all know those suction mounts are famous for.




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In order of favorite: ARB air lockers, ford 8.8 with disc brakes, SYE, deeper gears, bigger tires, durango steering gear, dual diaphragm brake booster, lift kit, etc
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Once I took care of the many deferred maintenance items from the PO, I took off all the trim and painted my Jeep.
Then decent seats and a console to hold my radio
Then tires and wheels
Then a body lift
Then bumpers
Then a winch
Then a HEI and remove computer and wiring

From the beginning, I began assembling an off road recovery kit that includes tools, straps, Hi-Lift, snatch block, a small 12V. compressor, duct tape and a bag of nuts, bolts & washers. Everything except the Hi-Lift fits in a large tool box that I can throw in the back when I head to the trail. I keep a can of Fix-A-Flat in my console.

Probably a bunch more, but that's the big things that I can think of right now.

Once my full doors are done, the next thing will be an 8.8 and re-gear to 4:10s.
I have a dual diaphragm booster and master cylinder from a 1997 TJ that I'll get around to installing soon.
The syncros are worn in my BA10, so an AX15 is in the (hopefully) distant future.

It seems a never ending project. I tell my wife "I don't drink, smoke, do drugs or chase other women. I don't have a boat, an airplane, a horse or even want a Rolex. The Jeep is cheap compared to any one of these things." I guess she agrees. She never complains. I think she even likes the Jeep. She wishes it had airbags. I'm glad it doesn't.

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Lucky Mac how are the doors coming? give us an up date.
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Swap from internal to external slave, sye, ford 8.8.After that it's like an AR...bolt whatever you want to it...
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Once I took care of the many deferred maintenance items from the PO, I took off all the trim and painted my Jeep.
Then decent seats and a console to hold my radio
Then tires and wheels
Then a body lift
Then bumpers
Then a winch
Then a HEI and remove computer and wiring

From the beginning, I began assembling an off road recovery kit that includes tools, straps, Hi-Lift, snatch block, a small 12V. compressor, duct tape and a bag of nuts, bolts & washers. Everything except the Hi-Lift fits in a large tool box that I can throw in the back when I head to the trail. I keep a can of Fix-A-Flat in my console.

Probably a bunch more, but that's the big things that I can think of right now.

Once my full doors are done, the next thing will be an 8.8 and re-gear to 4:10s.
I have a dual diaphragm booster and master cylinder from a 1997 TJ that I'll get around to installing soon.
The syncros are worn in my BA10, so an AX15 is in the (hopefully) distant future.

It seems a never ending project. I tell my wife "I don't drink, smoke, do drugs or chase other women. I don't have a boat, an airplane, a horse or even want a Rolex. The Jeep is cheap compared to any one of these things." I guess she agrees. She never complains. I think she even likes the Jeep. She wishes it had airbags. I'm glad it doesn't.

Good Luck, L.M.
My ax15 is starting to whine in 3rd. luckily you can get a professionally rebuilt one with oem parts for about 800 bucks. Yo gotta love having a vehicle that predates the internet
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Lucky Mac how are the doors coming? give us an up date.
All the cracks by the vent windows are welded and the guts are all stripped out.
I took the doors to the media blaster at the beginning of this week (6 days ago) and they should be done (hopefully) by the end of next week.
Then a thin layer of Bondo over the exposed welds and off to the painter.

I have a bunch of pics to post once the doors are done.

Thanks for your interest.

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I got a set of full doors and a hard top for 600 last year. I walked out of there feeling like i stole them.
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I got a set of full doors and a hard top for 600 last year. I walked out of there feeling like i stole them.
man wish i could find a deal like that
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they were far from perfect. They had some surface rust that needed to be grinded out at the bottom and the insides needed to reworked so they could open (nothing a little wd-40 didn't fix) the hinges were a little off. They didn't line up perfectly with the striker. the top needed the hard ware which I happened to have in the garage. The top was in decent condition. There were no cracks, however the back hatch needed work. The t handle mechanism was rusted out. I ended up buying the replacement parts from quadratic. After breaking a few screws and cracking some brews i got it all taken care of. Some times all it takes to get a good deal is patience, research and a decent tool kit.
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My ax15 is starting to whine in 3rd. luckily you can get a professionally rebuilt one with oem parts for about 800 bucks. Yo gotta love having a vehicle that predates the internet
Where can I find a rebuilt AX15 for that price? For the money, it seems cheaper to go that route than buy a used one and rebuild it myself.
Both Morris and Qtec get $300.00 for a master rebuild kit. That leaves me with $250.00 for a used trans and $250.00 for my labor.
I don't think I could find a used AX15 for $250.00.

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Where can I find a rebuilt AX15 for that price? For the money, it seems cheaper to go that route than buy a used one and rebuild it myself.
Both Morris and Qtec get $300.00 for a master rebuild kit. That leaves me with $250.00 for a used trans and $250.00 for my labor.
I don't think I could find a used AX15 for $250.00.

Thanks and Good Luck, L.M.
I've had goodluck with this kit from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/271089042765 and ax15's can be found easy out of cherokees at the pick and pull for around $150
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Hard top & doors
2001 chevy cav seats $ 60
Replaced dash & gauge lights with blue led lights (20 bulbs for $9)
sound bar with blue led dome lights
added 3rd led brake light to center cap of spare tire ($9 harbor freight special)
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Hard top & doors
2001 chevy cav seats $ 60
Replaced dash & gauge lights with blue led lights (20 bulbs for $9)
sound bar with blue led dome lights
added 3rd led brake light to center cap of spare tire ($9 harbor freight special)
Can you post a picture of the cavalier seats? I'm curious as I hate my bucket seats
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Can you post a picture of the cavalier seats? I'm curious as I hate my bucket seats
I'll try to post pictures tomorrow after work . Got mine from a 2001 chevy cav. Direct bolt in. Added washers under rear mounts because the front of the seats seemed a little too high. Had to cut off the plastic seat belt holder on the head rest so I can tilt the seat back. The two hardest parts of install were removing the old seats from the base (D*M torex bolts) & removing the seats from the jeep. Take the whole seat & base out to work on. Makes life a little easier.
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Don't forget to take the original seat mounting bolts along with the replacement seats. This way you won"t have look for replacement bolts.
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Hard top & doors
2001 chevy cav seats $ 60
Replaced dash & gauge lights with blue led lights (20 bulbs for $9)
sound bar with blue led dome lights
added 3rd led brake light to center cap of spare tire ($9 harbor freight special)
Did the blue led's come from Harbor freight also?

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Where can I find a rebuilt AX15 for that price? For the money, it seems cheaper to go that route than buy a used one and rebuild it myself.
Both Morris and Qtec get $300.00 for a master rebuild kit. That leaves me with $250.00 for a used trans and $250.00 for my labor.
I don't think I could find a used AX15 for $250.00.

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however there is a core charge. you would have to give them a call and see if they wpuld take your ba10. they woud probably give you something and at the end of the day you would have a proffessionally rebuilt tranny with a 12 month unlimited mile warranty. You cant beat that!
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In order of favorite: ARB air lockers, ford 8.8 with disc brakes, SYE, deeper gears, bigger tires, durango steering gear, dual diaphragm brake booster, lift kit, etc
Ive thought about foing the for 9 inch swap. How ward was it. I am mostly intimidated by the welding. HOw long did it take you from start to finish? something that i could do in a few days off from work?
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Ive thought about foing the for 9 inch swap. How ward was it. I am mostly intimidated by the welding. HOw long did it take you from start to finish? something that i could do in a few days off from work?
Took me about 8 hours to swap in including gearing, locker install, cutting off stock brackets, welding, and everything. I'd look to the 8.8 out of a 96-2001 explorer as it has disc brakes, is just about the same width as the jeep, same lug nut pattern and is a dime a dozen for parts. In my opinion a 9 inch is only good for the muscle car crowd as it has a very low pinion, and is harder and much more expensive to come by. Every 9 inch on a 4x4 I see, the rear driveshaft has contacted rocks and many times the pinion yoke.... not to mention the 9 inch doesn't match dana gear ratios exactly like the 8.8 does. I'd do the 9 inch if you got both front and rear axles out of a 78-79 f150 with it's dana 44/9inch combo but a full float dana 60 is far better in my opinion than a 9 inch and the stock 60 is stronger than a stock 9 inch any day
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A V8. High hopes for the LED light bars and pods that are about to go on, and the hard top. Still need full doors though. And Really looking forward to a swinging spare tire carrier. The 33 is way to heavy for the rear gate.
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Here you go.
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Did the blue led's come from Harbor freight also?

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Easy install, plug and play , if they don't work when you plug them in, take them out and reverise them (polorized )
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Here you go.
Those look way more comfortable than what I have, thanks!
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Those look way more comfortable than what I have, thanks!
You're not kidding!!! I gotta find some this year!

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Where can I find a rebuilt AX15 for that price? For the money, it seems cheaper to go that route than buy a used one and rebuild it myself.
Both Morris and Qtec get $300.00 for a master rebuild kit. That leaves me with $250.00 for a used trans and $250.00 for my labor.
I don't think I could find a used AX15 for $250.00.

Thanks and Good Luck, L.M.
I swear I wish I could ship parts to wherever you all live! I'm in the south east part of Va, and what y'all pay for parts is nuts! You can buy low mile doesn't need rebuilding tj Ax15's all day long for $200. With the external slave bellhousing. Used hardtops that need love are free, good ones are only $1-2 hundred. Good np231s $50-100.
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I swear I wish I could ship parts to wherever you all live! I'm in the south east part of Va, and what y'all pay for parts is nuts! You can buy low mile doesn't need rebuilding tj Ax15's all day long for $200. With the external slave bellhousing. Used hardtops that need love are free, good ones are only $1-2 hundred. Good np231s $50-100.
What about full steel doors?? I'll pay to have them shipped for the right price lol
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I guess if I had to choose it would be a great sounding audio system. I like my music and loud.

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What about full steel doors?? I'll pay to have them shipped for the right price lol
Go on cl, search va, then Hampton Rhodes, or norfolk. Might get someone to ship. Seen a set of newly restored stripped ready for paint full doors this morn for $250.

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