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Old 04-30-2011, 12:42 PM
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quick fix and jerry rigs

anyone have storys or ideas?

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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Nothing too major... but I had blown motor mounts, and had to go to a funeral 100 miles away before the mounts could come. So I ratchet strapped my engine down lol.

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Old 04-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Carry 55 gal trash bags. Times where that unexpected rain shows up they can be thrown over seats before the rain or used if you wake up and everything is soaked.
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Run a strapless bikini top? Prop an empty soda can on that center strap and most of the rain will run off instead of turning it into a pond.
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Carry a hacksaw. Squished exhaust sucks. Snap a bolt or round one off during a trail repair? If it sticks up you cut a slot in it and try using a straight edge screw driver. Did this before
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I was driving my 89 from Denver to South Dakota once. I went to pass someone on the Highway and the accelerator pedal dropped to the floor, completely loose. Found the ball joint where the accelerator cable attached to the carburetor linkage pivot had rusted up and froze in place and the cable broke right at joint.

I threaded some 18 gauge stranded wire I had left over in the tool box into the broken cable wrapped and tied it around the frozen joint, and drove to the closest Jeep dealer I could find. I was told they had none in stock, they had to order it from Denver and it would three days. Oh and I was told "they never break."

Since I would be back in Denver in 3 days anyway I drove up to SD and back and another week following till I got around to replacing it.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #7
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one of the other rigged up emergency repairs I did was I was driving on the street, while in England about 10 miles from the Base. I came around a corner and all the sudden I felt and heard the drive shaft come loose in the rear. You can tell it is the rear end because of how it beats the snot out of the bottom of the bed and the muffler.

I hopped out and saw what had happened was, the yoke straps had come loose. and the u joint had spun out of it throwing its caps out onto the street. I ran around the street, found both caps, but only enough pin bearings to fill one cap. i put that cap on, then took one of my hold down Nylon straps for storing the side Roll bars and cut the buckle off. I took the strap, wrapped it around the u-joint what the missing cap was and tightened the yoke strap onto it.

Drove back to base - it was a little spongy - ordered a new couple U-joints. and repaired it about a week later.
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Go to the scrap yard and buy some old seat belts. Bolt them down where ever you carry a gas can, tire carrier,roof rack, etc. quick and easy tie down!
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u joint straps stretched on me one day during a hard hill climb. The rear drive shaft spun out at the yoke breaking the u joint. I had a spare joint but not straps. After replacing the joint I tool 2 dime and bent them to match the curve of the cap using one of the old caps and a 3/4 in wrench. Then i took the dimes and put them under the straps to take up the space and tightened the straps down. I not only finished the trail but drove 30 miles home on the highway and back and forth to work for 2 weeks while I prepped the 8.8 to go in.
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Go to the scrap yard and buy some old seat belts. Bolt them down where ever you carry a gas can, tire carrier,roof rack, etc. quick and easy tie down!
going to use this idea!!!!

As far as mine, 100mph (or duct tape) tape to put the sterring column back together to get home after a bolt sheered off.

My philosoppy and experence on this type of thing is "if you look at an item in your shop/bench/etc... and think there may be a use for it, then odds are you should pack it, just in case, no matter how minuscule it may seem."

I've got everything from speak wire, twine, random nuts bolts, zipties, moaring line, etc.... that seems pretty random in a small bag under the back seat, but....
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used foil from a ciggarete pack on the ball on shift linkage on my 84 cavalier
once when I broke a leaf s[ring on the baot trailer, I ses a 4x4 and rachet straps to get it home
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