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Forum: Michigan Jeep Forum 07-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 271
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Posted By ratherbedirty
Hey, just wanted to let you guys know Im still...

Hey, just wanted to let you guys know Im still with you, kinda. The YJ project has been quite a hurdle, and I recently tore down the motor to realize it needs machine work and complete rebuild. I may...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 07-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
I took a breather from the transfer case to do...

I took a breather from the transfer case to do some other tinkering around on the Jeep. Finally got those stupid fuel/brake line clips in the mail so I could pop the lines on. Also replaced the wheel...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 07-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By ratherbedirty
Fenders look awesome, dude. Thats just what I...

Fenders look awesome, dude. Thats just what I want to do with mine
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Yes, it is seated all the way down to the flange....

Yes, it is seated all the way down to the flange. I heard once that the mainshaft will move more freely if you change the T-case to a different mode, but It wont change modes. I even tried putting a...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-27-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Took a big list to TSC with me last weekend and...

Took a big list to TSC with me last weekend and picked up all new grade 8 bolts for the springs, trans crossmember, body mounts, and hardware to get the engine up on the stand (finally). Spray bombed...
Forum: YJ General Discussion Forum 06-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,510
Posted By ratherbedirty
Hey thanks for checkin out my build thread. I...

Hey thanks for checkin out my build thread. I like your YJ, looks simple but effective. Same kinda thing Im going for with mine. I love how you can piece together a Jeep and spray paint it and it...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Brake lines are nothin to mess around with. They...

Brake lines are nothin to mess around with. They dont usually leak, they just burst all at once. Had it happen in my old mustang once. If they are flaking or dimpled looking, change them, they wont...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Thanks. Today I got my small parts kit for the...

Thanks. Today I got my small parts kit for the T-case in the mail so I can finish it. Just need to get it over to my dad's and use his press as Im still a little short on tools at home. Til then Ill...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
The brown Santa came today with my new bushings!...

The brown Santa came today with my new bushings! So I made some time before work to get her back on her wheels....
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Took some time today to go over the frame and...

Took some time today to go over the frame and prep it for paint. Had to hammer out a few of the body mount brackets and bumper bracket that were bent. Pulled off all the brake/fuel lines, bushings,...
Forum: YJ Tech Forum 06-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By ratherbedirty
89 YJ steering column concern - Help

So, I removed the body tub from my 89 YJ, and the steering shaft was a bit stubborn. I didnt beat the hell out of it, but it took a few good whacks and a little prying to get the shaft out. While...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 06-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
BIG update today. A few days ago I decided to...

BIG update today. A few days ago I decided to drill small holes every 12" or so accross the bottom of the frame, to find the thin spots. About 80% of it has thinned too much for my approval. I also...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 05-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Its been a while but I'm back at it again. After...

Its been a while but I'm back at it again. After admiring the upsized tires and taking a couple pics, I decided to jack her up and start stripping the front end....
Forum: YJ Build Forum 05-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Also, sorry for the lack of updates. I also have...

Also, sorry for the lack of updates. I also have a very needy daily driver, multiple other projects and hobbies, and a new business venture in the works. But stay tuned because I do plan to at least...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 05-03-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Xpress, You're not telling me anything I dont...

Xpress, You're not telling me anything I dont know. I practically grew up in a garage. Yes, EFI is more efficient and works better, while its working. Problem is that when it starts to fail, 1 - its...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-21-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
No big news at the moment. Paid a stream of bills...

No big news at the moment. Paid a stream of bills over the last few weeks, but I should have some Jeep fundage next week. I plan to order a frame patch and start stripping the underside. Ill keep you...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-15-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
I don't see how EFI is simplistic or reliable....

I don't see how EFI is simplistic or reliable. Its more complicated and more prone to failure off road in my eyes. Wires, sensors, and circuit boards all hooked up to a hot engine and being jarred...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-09-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
The carb is a Weber. Not sure how many CFM. The...

The carb is a Weber. Not sure how many CFM. The guy couldnt remember, and i cant seem to find any good numbers on it to look it up.
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Swapping to a CJ tank sounds like more work than...

Swapping to a CJ tank sounds like more work than doing a fuel pump bypass. The YJ tank is steel and its in good condition. I could be wrong, but the CJ tank is bound to have a different connector for...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
A guy at work suggested the same thing. First...

A guy at work suggested the same thing. First problem with that is I cant assume anything is good on this pile, and second, I like to keep things simple and Im very stubborn about it too, lol. I...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Yea, the tires have given me a new inspiration to...

Yea, the tires have given me a new inspiration to see this thing done. And again I really dont know how the P.O. survived driving it.

I havent bothered to have the tires balanced yet as I will be...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 04-02-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Tires!

Made a little bit of progress on the YJ today. Found a deal by facebook on some 33x12.5 BFG All Terrains with about 60-70% tread. I was hoping to get Mud Terrains, but I couldnt pass these up for the...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 03-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Thanks nmill5321, this is EXACTLY the kind of...

Thanks nmill5321, this is EXACTLY the kind of article I was hoping to find on the rebuild. The Haynes and Chilton repair manuals are too vague and not enough visuals for someone like me who's never...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 03-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
Well $300 is a pretty good chunk on my budget,...

Well $300 is a pretty good chunk on my budget, but probably still worth the investment since Ive never done a trans myself



lol Actually, he didnt know it was that bad. The owner before him had...
Forum: YJ Build Forum 03-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,275
Posted By ratherbedirty
I ended up ordering the T-case input gear from...

I ended up ordering the T-case input gear from Novak. They were by far the most specific about the specs of the gear and the application, so I knew i was getting the right one. I just have to take...
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