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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-23-2017, 11:39 AM
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Posted By vertical horizons
This is my 2nd soft top. The 1st one had a rip in...

This is my 2nd soft top. The 1st one had a rip in it over the back passenger seat. I struggled with that one, trying to get it installed. Even though members told me that it would fit, I was...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-23-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By vertical horizons
I Really Lucked Out Today - $30 Soft Top

I picked up a TJ soft top (black), in good condition, no rips or tears, with the frame, with all 3 windows in fair condition.

I had to drive about 75 miles one way to get it, but that didn't...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-23-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By vertical horizons
Identify This Part, Please

These plastic knobs attach the soft top frame to the anchors (for lack of a better word) on the vertical roll bars behind the two front seats. (See attached image.)

What are they called, and...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-20-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By vertical horizons
Great Weather Today - Cruising Weather

83° today, & sunny.

No clouds.
I took the hardtop off, & removed the full metal doors. Put on my half doors.

Just cruised around the area, no particular destination in mind.
About 20...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-20-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
Update - (600 miles later) Sorry for...

Update - (600 miles later)


Sorry for not getting back to y'all. I haven't been on our forum for a few weeks.

Since installing the drag link & tie rods, I've driven about 600 miles. I...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-21-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
Ok. I removed the old drag link & tie-rod. ...

Ok.
I removed the old drag link & tie-rod.
The new stuff is installed.
(I ended up renting a pickle fork.)

Next question -
How many torque pounds do you put on those castle nuts?
...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-20-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
My fault. Even though I read the posts, I kept...

My fault.
Even though I read the posts, I kept looking for 11/16 "ball joint" forks, instead of 11/16" tie-rod" forks.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-20-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
Seems like a lot of places have a 15/16" fork,...

Seems like a lot of places have a 15/16" fork, instead of an 11/16".
Would that quarter inch difference still work? Or, would that be too wide of an opening?

TF007, I'm not doubting you. Just...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
tangofox007 - Thanks. Since I am...

tangofox007 -

Thanks.
Since I am replacing them, I don't care if I damage the ball joints in the process of separating the drag link & tie-rod.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-20-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
Do you know what size that would be? I'd...

Do you know what size that would be?
I'd rather ask here, than the local auto parts guy.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-19-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By vertical horizons
What size Pickle Fork (Ball Joint Separator)?

I need to replace my drag link, the other end of the drag link that connects to the pitman arm & the 2 ends of the tie-rod. The connecting sleeves do not need to be replaced.

What size pickle...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-30-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By vertical horizons
x2. And when you DO find them, have your...

x2.

And when you DO find them, have your cash ready because, unless they are rusted out, they will be gone in a flash.

I bought my jeep w/ full doors. A little bit later, I came across a set of...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-25-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By vertical horizons
Noonan19 - Go to www.grabcad.com. Sign...

Noonan19 -

Go to www.grabcad.com.

Sign up for free.
On that website, you can download (it's always free), 2D & 3D files of all sorts of items.
I don't know if they have a 2D file of a jeep,...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-22-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By vertical horizons
A lot of members complain about the top not...

A lot of members complain about the top not lasting very long. But, at THAT price, if the top doesn't make it for more than a couple of years, compared to the price of some of the other soft tops,...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-20-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By vertical horizons
BTW, I can't take credit for this idea. I...

BTW, I can't take credit for this idea.
I recently saw it posted here on this forum.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By vertical horizons
Replaced my water pump this weekend. ...

Replaced my water pump this weekend.

Had a difficult time tightening the heater hose pipe. When I got it tightened, it wasn't facing to the rear, like it was supposed to. I loosen it several...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-20-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By vertical horizons
Nice. What bumper is that?

Nice.
What bumper is that?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-15-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By vertical horizons
Thanks, DEXTREME. I'm glad that I went with...

Thanks, DEXTREME.
I'm glad that I went with Stant.

Any particular reason to stay away from Fail Safe?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-15-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By vertical horizons
I am asking about this, because I have now...

I am asking about this, because I have now purchased another thermo housing.

This time, if that thermo slips, & I end up cracking THIS housing, then I am considering possibly getting the FAIL SAFE...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-15-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By vertical horizons
The auto parts guy showed me a thermostat called...

The auto parts guy showed me a thermostat called "Fail Safe".

It looked like it had a smaller diameter than the usual thermostat. It also had a rubber lip where the thermo touches the engine...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-15-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By vertical horizons
Holding The Thermostat In Place ???

Do any of you have a trick for getting the thermostat to stay in place, while installing the thermo housing?

I just cracked my housing as I tightened it, because the thermostat slipped out of...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-14-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By vertical horizons
Maybe so. I'll check into it.

Maybe so.
I'll check into it.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-14-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By vertical horizons
My PS is still working just fine (at least for...

My PS is still working just fine (at least for now).
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 11-14-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By vertical horizons
Busted Up Power Steering Pulley

I am in the middle of replacing my water pump & thermostat. When I removed the serpentine belt, I noticed that the PS pulley was chipped, & missing a small area. I have no idea as to how long ago...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-31-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By vertical horizons
They sell something called "muffler tape". ...

They sell something called "muffler tape".

You wrap it around the muffler (covering any holes in it). As the muffler warms up, the heat from it dries the tape into a hard shell, thereby sealing...
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