|Today 03:54 PM|
It is a shame the numbers have dwindled down over the years. It used to be the worlds largest fraternal organization. It is still world wide and alive and well in a lot of places but yeah, most conversations about the IOOF seem to start out with "I remember when" LOL.
My lodge is back in northern IL. There are several lodges in that region that are very much alive and well. Unfortunately, there is not much activity out here in the phoenix area. If I had more time I would consider trying to get one up and running. But then again lack of time is why the TJ is up for sale...
|Today 03:44 PM|
I got to know some members years ago. Great people!
Sorry about you and your TJ having to part ways...
|Today 03:37 PM|
Yes. I am an Odd Fellow.
|Today 02:53 PM|
Also, your screen name: You an Odd Fellow? (I am not a brother, I am just curious because you do not see many references to the IOOF these days.)
|Today 02:26 PM|
|Today 01:25 PM|
|AJ_IOOF||Put it up for sale...|
|Today 01:07 PM|
Put the hard top back on.... Looks as if rain and colder temps are coming my way.
However....this does mean snow is coming....
|Today 12:53 PM|
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|Today 10:15 AM|
|Bill Rutz||Finally figured out how to get bass in my TJ without loosing any space!! My local stereo shop said it could not be done. So the challenge was on at that point forward. With a ton of research and testing, I am VERY happy with the outcome!!|
|Yesterday 10:01 PM|
It's definitely worth the money! It transfers the energy to the ground 100X better than stock.. It does have a softer feel than stock even in the stiffest setting.. But even in the softest it's manageable at highway speeds..
Haven't hit the trail or rocks yet.. I'm taking a trip this weekend.. I'll have a better feel of it by then, & I'm excited about seeing how it preforms off-road..
|Yesterday 09:41 PM|
Finally getting my Metalcloak lift ready for installation. Today we broke loose all the bolts we could using Kroil and a breaker bar. And some just would not come loose, even with a 4' snipe slipped over the breaker bar. So I Kroiled the snot out of them a second time and will do it again tomorrow after I have heated them with my acetylene torch.
I was successful on the first try with all the upper LCA bolts and one of the lowers on the passenger rear. I cannot get to the driver side one because of the brake hose port. I will try again tomorrow from behind the jeep.
I also got all four upper UCA bolts free. The front lowers just spin as the flag nuts do not engage anything. They bump up over the edge of the arm and rotate on around. Irritating design. Irritating. I did not get to the rear, lower bolts before I ran out of light.
The rear track bar did not get sprayed down with Kroil as I ran out of light, the mosquitoes were eating me alive, and it is on a tower with several bolts that have to be removed. I need to look at it for a bit to see what I need to do.
The front track bar bolt snapped off at the flag nut. The flag is trapped in the box since the bolt stub is sticking out and the flat doglegs in the other direction; with the bolt stub rusted in there it is too wide for the hole to be dropped out or even pulled out with large Vicegrips.
I can get to the stub with my Dremel, so that will get done tomorrow. The bolt is free and out about a quarter inch, but in enough so that nothing shifts on me while I am doing the install. I did not attempt the TRE on the track bar. I Kroiled it and will pull the cotter pin and try to break the castle nut free tomorrow, too.
I have one front shock pulled and one OME already installed. When I drop the axle for the springs I will remove the one front shock. I bought all new shock hardware from the dealer. Mine is so rusted that most of the threads are rotted off. New bolts are good bolts.
So about 75% of my prep work is done. I need to break several stubborn nuts free and get to the rear track bar to remove the tower. I need to decide what to do with the stock front lower track bar mount as the PO decided to use the stock bar on a 4" lift, so there is another hole that is currently in use that will need to be patched, or maybe the whole bracket needs to be cut out and a new one welded in.
Any suggestions for a front passenger side track bar mounting bracket?
I hope the Kroil works better than the PB B'laster I have been using. The PB does nothing on this rust, even after weeks. Only heat has worked on anything that is truly stuck on this Jeep. I will apply heat and more Kroil tomorrow to all frozen stuff to see if I can break it loose.
Also, two of my upper, rear shock bolts sheared off, as seemingly is the norm on the TJ. Now that I have the Kroil I will torch these two stubs, apply Kroil, wait, and then hit them with the vice grips. One for sure was turing when it broke off. The other might have just started to break loose when it snapped. So maybe this will not be tragicomedy after all...
Once all this old junk is loose the lift goes on in the front as I finish my front axle rebuild. Then I'll do the rear lift after that.
I have been waiting for this for over a year. It has taken a long time to amass all my parts. Nothing was bought on credit. All of it was paid in full at purchase. When I am done I am going to hoist a case of beer, one can at a time! This is going to be great once it is finished!
|Yesterday 09:34 PM|
|Yesterday 09:29 PM|
|thedawgshow||^^^^ That is bad @$$!!!|
|Yesterday 09:09 PM|
|RifleGirl||Wrenched all day on my Jeep installing this tire tread console cover. Time for a drink after all that intense labor haha. Attachment 1507705|
|Yesterday 08:40 PM|
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|Yesterday 08:16 PM|
My $751.00 dollar Hardtop is great....but, I like my TJ naked in the Summer and we may have a few "Naked: days in Central Indiana this Fall....answer, build my own Hardtop lift. Total cost, including Worm Gear Hoist from HF......$46.00
|Yesterday 06:41 PM|
I got a chisel out and chipped all the rust i could off my frame...then i got a wire wheel out and wire wheeled what i could with a drill...then i got some rust fix and sprayed the whole frame. Currently letting it dry and will then go out and paint it...then undercoat it.
oh, i also adjusted the pinion angle after doing my tummy tuck
|Yesterday 06:34 PM|
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|Yesterday 12:58 AM|
|Daffy TJ NZ||
I plasti-dipped my front bumper on the weekend...the steel was starting to look its age a bit....seems to look the part. Tonight's job is fixing the cig lighter and working out how to mount and install a "OOOGAH" klaxon Horn.
Roll on the better weather... Im hanging out to go topless
|09-21-2014 10:40 PM|
Picked up some Rokmen Hi Lines for my TJ.
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|09-21-2014 09:36 PM|
|JoeLentini||i tried flexing up on a tree in my front yard and bent my bumper.... hello chopped bumper|
|09-21-2014 09:15 PM|
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