I did not know MacGyver was in the Wrangler forums....:lmao:[/QUOTE]
He did drive a YJ.
He did drive a YJ.
I taco'd the exhaust on my old YJ in some mud. A few minutes with a sawzall and I had a loud day of wheeling to finish :happyyes:Another time I helped a guy in a bad situation. He sheered all 5 wheels studs off on his right rear. Apparently they were all loose before he started his trek. Anyways, we pulled a stud out of each of the other three wheels and got him back rolling again. Albeit with 3 studs in one wheel and 4 in the others, but that got him out.
Another guy backed in to a stump and taco'd his exhaust. Breaker bar and a mallet got it straight enough for him to continue for the day.
When I was a kid, I blew a bead on the rear left tire on my ATV. I rode a mile back to the house sitting on the front rack on the right side to keep all weight off the back left tire. Got home, then used that ratchet strap method to reseat it. My dad was pretty proud of that 12 year old kid hahaSaw another one today. To reseat a tire that has come off the bead, heavy duty ratchet strap around the circumference of the tire (aka on the tread) as tight as you can get it, hit it with a little air from a compressor. The ratchet forces the tire to fill out rather than expand up - not a lot, but may be just enough to reseat the bead.
Did this same type of fix on a TJ years ago except we used my hi-lift handle for that fix as well. Those hi-lifts sure come in handy for all kinds of uses. :happyyes:Broken rear axle while on a steep hill in KY. Greasing the tire so it doesn't get torn up getting off the trail.
I started replacing my hardware with grade 8 bolts, but I keep a couple of the original bolts in the Jeep just in case.A rig grenaded its track bar bolt on our Saturday run. Solution: a ratchet handle about the same size as the bolt into the bolt hole, held in place with zipties and bailing wire.