|01-01-2015 07:42 PM|
|livenlearn||Got the oil changed, new spark plugs and tuned for the season. It still has some mysterious shakes and vibrations at certain speeds that seem to come and go that I haven't found any consistency to, to be able to start pinning them down. So for now I'll just live with it. The only things I can thing of are the the driveshaft is out of balance or U joint tight, maybe a worn pilot bushing or something bent. Maybe I'll throw in some U joints cause they can be vibration inducing and are cheap.|
|12-27-2014 04:13 PM|
|12-26-2014 09:53 PM|
|RustyKnutt82||Hey we all do what we must to keep them on the road. Best of luck to you.|
|12-26-2014 09:42 PM|
|livenlearn||After doing some research I don't really have the space or time to rebuild the axle so I will just clean things out well and replace the broken bolts. I know it isn't really doing it right but I need to replace the axle anyway so I'd rather not put a lot of time and money into this one.|
|12-26-2014 01:34 PM|
|livenlearn||After thousands of miles of abuse the jeep is needing a little love. Ended up having to re-weld both front spring mounts and replace the motor mounts. I also have had some recent complaints from the Dana 35. Pulled the cover off today to find the remains of two ring gear bolts that fell out sometime and have been reeking havoc in there. Someone must not have torqued them proper or locktited them. I guess it's time to replace bearings and seals in there. I'd rather replace it with a 9 bolt rear but I don't have one yet and I haven't broken the Dana 35 yet.|
|06-20-2014 02:42 PM|
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.
|01-27-2014 08:24 PM|
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.
|01-24-2014 09:42 PM|
|01-24-2014 09:21 PM|
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
|01-24-2014 09:00 PM|
This is a great build thread for those wanting this OBA (on board air) setup.
|01-24-2014 08:26 PM|
|01-24-2014 08:08 PM|
Here is a link to the lights.
|01-24-2014 07:53 PM|
|simonclay||With your led side markers, what color leds did you use? White or yellow? And where did you get yours|
|01-24-2014 07:32 PM|
|01-24-2014 03:30 PM|
That AC pump setup is exactly what I want to do.
Awesome work, good job fixing this thing up.
|01-22-2014 11:16 AM|
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. Attachment 691657 Attachment 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. Attachment 691617 Attachment 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. Attachment 691633 Attachment 691641 Attachment 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. Attachment 691673
|01-15-2014 06:13 PM|
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.
Here is the most recent thing I have been working on,
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.
|12-26-2013 07:55 PM|
|12-26-2013 12:23 PM|
|Drk5ide||Very Nice job on your jeep looks great and a good read|
|12-23-2013 11:56 AM|
I was a little concerned with running that tire but I had the front axle disconnect disconnected so I knew it wouldn't overwork my diff. It drove like normal but I am still looking for a 32 inch tire to replace it with. It is a blast. Not sure if I'll ever get tired of working on it.
|12-23-2013 07:14 AM|
My bad. I looked at the snow photos and it looked grey. Nothing wrong with black either!
Makin me miss my Yj.
|12-23-2013 07:11 AM|
|YJmaddness||I like the grey color on your Yj. That tire looked like is should wobble and squeak like one of those busted shopping cart wheels. (Making the noises In my head. ) glad it got you home.|
|12-22-2013 03:45 AM|
|12-22-2013 12:49 AM|
|12-21-2013 12:34 AM|
|GoldenSahara00||Those tails look good. They run a pretty penny though don't they? I have always wanted to swap over but can't justify $ for new tail lights when mine work. Haha. They do look good though.|
|12-20-2013 11:43 PM|
|livenlearn||Attachment 604113 Attachment 604137|
|12-08-2013 08:59 PM|
|livenlearn||Was yesterday and today but I drilled out the last broken off bolt on the jeep, installed a larger heater motor, put in some good used wiper linkage (my wipers actually work correct now), changed the oil, drilled the drain holes in the replaced drivers side floor, installed a tuffy center console, worked on installing the upper pivot for the swing out tire carrier, and installed some Savvy offroad led tail lights. Pretty successful weekend I'd say. I then took it driving in the snow and had some hairy moments going over the mountains in 2 wheel drive but it was a blast. The car behind me gave me more room when I had to use the whole road to get the jeep going the the right direction again. Found a car wash for a dry place to lay and pulled the vacuum actuator cover off the front axle and engaged 4 wheel drive for the drive home. Really made a difference in climbing the mountains. That is one thing I still need to do, mount a front axle disconnect on the dash.|
|12-08-2013 03:17 PM|
Got my Saavy offroad LED tail lights installed in the freezing cold weather and snow.
|11-24-2013 06:45 PM|
My LED tail lights came in. The order was missing a lens but that is being remedied. Billeted aluminum machined housings with LED lens and side marker.
|11-24-2013 06:37 PM|
At one of the switchbacks going down.
You may have noticed in the pictures that my front passenger side tire got progressivly low and by the time I made it back down it wasn't something I wanted to drive on so I threw on my dumb little spare. I really need to get a full size spare. It didn't take me long I was was on my way again. (it is so nice when you have all the tools on hand)
The picture of the full size tire on the rack. It looks a lot better than the little spare I have been carrying.
It was a blast.
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