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Old 11-03-2015, 06:37 PM   #31
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No kidding! Never understood the whole hood mount thing. They look goofy in my opinion, and I can only emagine a wreck.
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Great looking rig, a note on red paint (non-metallic, non base/clear) red has a lot of pigment, like black, it will rub out to its original glory as long as it doesn't rub through. I've seen much worse come out just as slick. It just takes some work which it is readily apparent you haven't been slack about.

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Great originallity on the hood decal.
I don't use my back seat so I did mount my hilift inside. Cost about $8.00 for a couple muffler clamps. I almost never remove my hardtop so I feel the jack is less prone to disappear.
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Hey KMD noticed you said your in East Texas. Im a fireman in Tyler live in Whitehouse. Would love to see that bad boy in person. Maybe get some ideas for mine. Ive just about finished my 8.8 swap on my 94. Here is a pic of mine before and after. Ill post you an updated pic of the soa in a few days when its done. Maybe we could meet up and just stare at them for a while LOL. Third pic is what I'm working on now

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OV YJ - Well I guess I went to the dark side, went ahead decided to mount on hood. Only option for now. And I don't plan on running it all the time. I will have to say the design is pretty cool. Will post it when done. Well the fab part is already done. We just have to fit and weld a few things for this eve.

Mudbullett- Thanks for the kind words. Yes sir, in fact your are correct. Red does have lots of pigments and can be brought back to life with lots of love. It also can be; as they say "Burnt" if not careful. slow and easy wins the race. With lots of elbow juice and a buffer.

Luckymac- I would like to take credit for it being an original idea but it wasn't. I seen it before but added my "flair" to it. I've seen them mounted there before. But I need the room for gear etc. That is a great cheap and easy way of doing it for sure. And I have to say that is one pretty paint job on the ole jack!

JayScott13 - Sound like a plan one of these days. She is getting closer to being ready. Hopefully by Christmas.

You have a sweet looking YJ there. Don't see many of them around hardly anymore, just TJ's and the long legs. I know exactly where your jeep is parked at in the second pic. Lets just say that my Savage bolt head was at the doctor across the street. I will be in Whitehouse this eve finishing up the hi-lift jack / led bar mount @ Acme motorsports. I will PM you my contact and we will have to get together and have a few cold ones and talk shop sometime.

Well I got more stuff in yesterday. Rollover valves, more brake parts, rocker switches, U-bolts for Dana housings and another KC Cyclone. Oh and a granola bar. Thanks Morris 4x4! Not sure how you knew I was hungry and could use a healthy snack (my big arse could use more healthy foods). The ups man should be delivering my glove box and centra pod box to the loading dock anytime now. I wonder if Morris will have me a another granola bar in the box? I could use another snack about now.

Well the forecast calls for Rain and more rain.... Plus it's opening weekend. Might have to go sling some lead down range. Torn between hunting and working on Jeep.

Speaking of luck, here is last years opening weekend eve harvest. Bacon on the hearse. But I didn't have a Jeep to work on then. Damn the luck...

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Well here is a teaser pic of the mount. The LED 20" light bar will mount underneath the tubing (see the center line & the two outside marks on the bar). Yes, those are shackle bushings that will slide in and fit flush, with ARP wheel studs for the bolts to hold the jack. Mounts to the original factory hood hinges. Gonna make for one slick set up. The pic makes them look like they are at a angle but they are not.

On a side note, boy can that young man weld! One of the best I have seen. Maybe one of these days I will learn how to weld that good. Mines not that pretty yet. It's good to have talented friends!

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Love me some bacon on the slab.
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Nice hogs KDM, y'all are lucky you've got some place to shoot them!
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Well it's been a while since I have been on and much less got anything done to the black sheep (YJ). Between the Holidays, hunting, floods, rent house remodel, working and did I mention floods? Geez! Anyhow I hope to get some work done on the Jeep soon. But this is my busy season for side work with everyone getting ready for their racing season. So we will see. Hopefully by weeks end I will have my custom routed aluminum panel done. Again, it's a wait and see kinda deal. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a great 2016.

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Well its been a long time since I have posted an update. Finally caught up on all of my side work. Lots of dirt cars sporting some OSW swag. Like I say, I can make your car look fast, the rest is up to you!

And as luck would have it is supposed to rain the next few days when I actually have plans to work on the YJ this weekend. Bout par for the course! On the other hand, Word on the street is that I "might" be able to get my aluminum on the router table to make my custom parts. That includes, sub box security cover/mount, spare tire mount cover, tramp stamp, switch panels and all the KC cyclone mounts.

Also ordered in a SYE and CV driveshaft, LUK pro gold clutch Kit and sum Brown Dog motor mounts. Got in my Smittybilt security glove box, Centra Pod for the 5.5 Kickers, Rockhard 4x4 license plate roller fairlead mount, led turn signal and running light bulbs, led tail lights and some 4" led cube lights for the bumper. Already mounted the 20" light bar to the under side of the ARB bumper. All my bulk wire should be in 2morrow for all my wiring. An boy will that be a task. Found a smoking deal for bulk wire at mcmelectronics.com (for anyone interested). Adding a Painless 7 circuit fuse panel to run all the accessories. Man, do I have sum work to do. Geezz!

Left to order in on my list is a corbeau rear seat and new seat belts. Also debating on the poison spyder louver hood for the beast. She will also getting a new set of brake calipers. Already have Crown performance brake lines, Alloy USA Ball Joints and all new tie rod ends etc. I also need to replace the seals around the slider window. This has not been easy to locate since I have the steel Horse upper windows. I took some pictures of the seals that I'm in need of and will be sending them off to Bulldawg Manufacturing for reference. I hope what they use on theirs will work for mine. The guy that runs that place has helped me out before on the threaded inserts. So we will see. Gonna be like hitting the lotto if they do.

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Also debating on the poison spyder louver hood for the beast.
Do it
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Airslot, I really do like that. I think you made my mind up, nothing like peer pressure! That will also give me an excuse to fix the center support that has separated from the hood in places.
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Got the 4" LED cubes, license plate roller fairlead mount and the LED tails mounted yesterday eve. And if you look at the hood you can see the south's snow, Pollen! I keep tellin' myself baby steps, Rome wasn't built in a day...

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My center support is loose also. I'll deal with it when it's time to paint.
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Brown dogs arrived today. Also ordered in my front and rear seat belts and bracket extensions. I went with Red. Hope that doesn't come back to bite me in the rear. Only time will tell now. Also ordered in the Poison Spyder louver hood. Airslot made me do it! Truth to be know, as hot as it gets here and the slow speeds I run at the lands it only makes sense to let here breath a little more. And it looks good too. Now I will just have to find time to work on her.

I'm sure there are some people here that think she will be/is a "Mall Crawler". Well in a way she will be. My mall's sells adult beverages and we take the dirt back roads to get there. Hell might even get lucky and get dinner by the way of 7.62 x 54.

I like my stuff to look good, as well as perform.

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I like my stuff to look good, as well as perform.
Don't we all? and everybody knows 5.56 is the preferred caliber just kidding, whatever smacks the snot outta your target.
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Don't we all? and everybody knows 5.56 is the preferred caliber just kidding, whatever smacks the snot outta your target.
I like my Remington 700 .308!
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I like my Remington 700 .308!
I like our( my dad and I share it) Ruger Precision in .308, but it's too heavy to haul around in the woods. My rem 700 in .270 though, well don't get me started.
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I like our( my dad and I share it) Ruger Precision in .308, but it's too heavy to haul around in the woods. My rem 700 in .270 though, well don't get me started.
I bought my .308 about 30 years ago when I was living in New Jersey. I wanted a decent varmint/target rifle that, in a pinch, I could hunt with in Pennsylvania (Jersey was/is shotgun only). Alas, I never got the opportunity to hunt with it. But it was/is an amazing target/varmint rifle. A real tack driver! And I can still find surplus ammo for a decent price.
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COWL SEAL REPLACEMENT ......

I just did mine and it went real easy.

Prior to doing the job I had read all the threads, and all the warning.

I tested all bolts that needed to be removed ONE AT A TIME ..... pulled it out a bit, put it back in. I had no issues at all here.

Just needed to remove the bolts that attach the windshield frame to the roll cage and the lower bolt on the brackets from the windshield frame to the body. Once that was done I lowered the windshield and inspected for problems. I found nothing but a cleaning needed.

Installed the new seal and this is where they tell me the fun begins ...... getting the windshield back up. I was told I would need to two friends who were OK with a lot of swearing. I was told I would need to build some contraption with a 2X6 and some eyebolts.

However I found that if I left the 'spreader bars' or 'sport bars' that run between the roll cage and windshield in place ....... all I needed was two long bar clamps .... and a drink.

I raised up the windshield and pulled it in as much as I could then I put a bar clamp over the windshield frame and behind the flange on those 'spreader' or 'sport' bars as some call them.

I went to the other side and again pulled in the windshield, and put on a bar clamp.

I then began tightening down the bar clamps - alternating sides so as not to put too much pressure on the windshield frame and risk cracking the windshield.

You may need to 'adjust' the bar clamp a bit as the screw mechanism might not have enough travel.

Once I had the windshield up and could install the bolts, I was good to go.

NOTE: If those spreader or sport bars are not in place, obviously my method won't work. Without those bars I would have gone the 2X6 route.
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I bought my .308 about 30 years ago when I was living in New Jersey. I wanted a decent varmint/target rifle that, in a pinch, I could hunt with in Pennsylvania (Jersey was/is shotgun only). Alas, I never got the opportunity to hunt with it. But it was/is an amazing target/varmint rifle. A real tack driver! And I can still find surplus ammo for a decent price.
You used a .308 on varmints???
Was there anything left of the varmint? :lol:
I have an H&K 91 in caliber 7.62 (.308 )
Talk about a tack driver and accurate weapon !
Used to take it out to the 600 meter range and amaze a few people.

Because of its value now, I don't shoot it that much.
Bought it new back in the 1980's before all the banning crap got rolling.
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You used a .308 on varmints??? Was there anything left of the varmint? :lol: I have an H&K 91 in caliber 7.62 (.308 ) Talk about a tack driver and accurate weapon ! Used to take it out to the 600 meter range and amaze a few people. Because of its value now, I don't shoot it that much. Bought it new back in the 1980's before all the banning crap got rolling.
I only shot steel targets at 300 + yards. Could put 5 out of five isn't the bottom of a Pepsi can at 300. And that was with an $100 Tasco scope!
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I only shot steel targets at 300 + yards. Could put 5 out of five isn't the bottom of a Pepsi can at 300. And that was with an $100 Tasco scope!
Damn, that's impressive! I shot a fly last weekend with my pellet gun at 50 yards, made me feel pretty good about myself!
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BigEarl, Well some on here think if your Jeep doesn't look like its been thru hell and back or have rust ect, yada yada, etc & etc, then it's just for show. And not used as intended. I'm sure a lot here agree with that statement. I used to be the first person that people would call if they got stuck, etc. Many times I found myself up a chit creek with no paddle. Or a tree to hook to. Anyhow, to each their own...

Ahh the ole evil 5.56! The round that puts fear in the liberals. The round that can go thru concrete walls and engine bocks as well as plated vest. Geezz. Only if they had a clue. While I do love all my 5.56 rifles. I'm a 30cal kinda guy! Believe me when I say I will have a mount for my trusty ole beater FAL. Like a Rapto Worx set up or a Condition Zero. Something along that line. And will come later on down the line of the build.

TigWizard, my preferred varmnit weapon is a custom built suppressed 17 hmr Savage 93 with a Troup Systems stock. I hunt with a FN 308 patrol Bolt suppressed. And for all my long range stuff its the Savage 308 10FP police that get the call to duty.

harcosparky, HK91 is a beast in full auto. Have a class 3 guy that we shoot with all the time. If you ever get a chance to shoot one in Select fire. DO IT!
Yes sir, the cowl seal wasn't bad at all to replace. The only problem I had was with rust from not replacing it sooner. Had to fix that so the rust wouldn't compound into a bigger issue down the road. Thanks for posting about your experience replacing it. I'm sure it will help someone out down the road. Oh one other tip on doing this that I found. Easy way to know the angle you need on the windshield. Have your windows on or doors and make the gap align up even with the angle of the window/door.

The FAL, 17 hmr Savage, Stoeger 12 (for rattlers) and the red beast will be making a trip out to the high fence ranch by the end of the year for our annual "fix the fence fest" this fall. For that trip she will be on a trailer. No way in hell I will make the 6 hr trip with the 35" boggers. Hell if I did I would not be able to hit the broad side of a barn with any gun I take. Or have any teeth left.

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Damn, that's impressive! I shot a fly last weekend with my pellet gun at 50 yards, made me feel pretty good about myself!
That was many moons ago with match ammo. After getting it sighted in, I used mostly surplus ammo. Not nearly as accurate, but still pretty good.
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I only shot steel targets at 300 + yards. Could put 5 out of five isn't the bottom of a Pepsi can at 300. And that was with an $100 Tasco scope!
When I was shooting competitively we were not allowed to use scopes.

Open sights, out to 600 meters on certain types of targets.

If I installed the sniper kit from H&K it got real fun.

Their stuff is amazing and the fact that it holds zero after being removed and reinstalled made it even better.

I used to bet folks that I could knock a 7-11 coffee cup out of a mans hand at 600 meters. The setup was a man sized silhouette target with a 7-11 coffee cup attached.

One shot ....... out to the target they would go ..... come back telling me I lost because the bullet hit center of chest area and not the cup.

I looked at them and said " do you seriously believe that after being hit with a 7.62mm round in the chest they are STILL holding that cup? "

I win! ( never said I would shoot the cup - just 'knock' it out of his hand )

I spent years on Army shooting teams both pistol and rifle.


If you ever have the opportunity to shoot an H&K 91 you should .... even better the full auto version. In full auto you could fire off 30 rounds from the hip and have full control over where you hit.

Amazing system they made.
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Ahh the ole evil 5.56! The round that puts fear in the liberals. The round that can go thru concrete walls and engine bocks as well as plated vest. Geezz. Only if they had a clue. While I do love all my 5.56 rifles. I'm a 30cal kinda guy!

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We made swinging steel targets out of 1/4" steel plate.
Set them up about 50 yards down range and fired on them with an AR-15.
I knew I hit those targets ..... but saw no movement.
Went down to the target to see what was hit and there were holes in the plate.
We were not using run of the mill ammo - nor were we using armor piercing.
Part of the 'problem' was the use of soft steel for the targets.

I would never have expected the 5.56 to penetrate - but it did.
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harcosparky, Key word in that statement is "soft" 1/4" steel. As the old saying goes, been there and done that.

What I really what to do is mount a browning 1919 to the ole jeep. I just happen to know where I can get one. It also is full auto. It's nice to have friends with bad @zz toys. Here is a picture of that bad boy. We was letting it rain about 300 yards behind a walmart. Lets just say that day we bought them out of 308. And not to mention we had lots of peeps on edge in that wally world. Even the police begs us to stop shooting because of all the calls they was getting. Good Times. Gotta love Texas!

PS, right beside it is a 20mm anti tank gun. Its a little to big to haul in a jeep

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We made swinging steel targets out of 1/4" steel plate. Set them up about 50 yards down range and fired on them with an AR-15. I knew I hit those targets ..... but saw no movement. Went down to the target to see what was hit and there were holes in the plate. We were not using run of the mill ammo - nor were we using armor piercing. Part of the 'problem' was the use of soft steel for the targets. I would never have expected the 5.56 to penetrate - but it did.
A buddy of mine mine had a 98 Mauser in 8mm. He found some A.P. Rounds at a gun show. At 300 yards he was drilling almost perfect holes in boiler plate. My .308 would put one hell of a dimple in the plate, but not make it through. The A.P. Rounds made an awesome "clank" sound when they hit the steel. The .308 just made a thump.
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A buddy of mine mine had a 98 Mauser in 8mm. He found some A.P. Rounds at a gun show.
I love my Mauser 8mm! It's fun, but i haven't shot it for any distance, I need more ammo or to reload the 15 shells I do have. It's pretty fun for a $100 gun.
And that's for the info on steel targets, I'm getting ready to weld some together for my dad for his birthday. We just got that RPR in .308 and now he's got an itch to shoot some long range stuff. I'm going to use some 1/2" plate steel for the target portion, not sure about the stand to hold it up though.

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