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Old July 23rd, 2021, 13:13
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Nice, I'll be interested to see how it turns out. Are you using a stock size rad or?
I would use the stock size . There would be a lot of extra volume anyway considering the added coolant capacity from the tube . Like I said if I don't like this front cooling set up with the triple fan shroud and full aluminum radiator it will get moved to the rear as it will be a ready set up just needing to be hung off the c hoop ...lol... I got to button it up and stop doing bs work on it so I can have it on the trail labor day weekend . I'd have more time but my tow rig needs to have the front end pulled apart since the Ball joints are moving up and down , so I have two new skf hubs spicer joints and some xrf ball joints to go in so I can continue to two like an asshole without losing a wheel .
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Old July 23rd, 2021, 17:03
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Cut the lexan and made windows to out back in.I screwed up my sheets I somehow grabbed the 3/16th sheet instead of the 1/4 and started my cut for the rear hatch window both sheets were sane length size just one thicker . The .188 is plenty thick but 1/4 would be better for that size window so it stays stiff I was lucky the 1/4 wasn't to thick to go in using the stock window gaskets...lol...they're probably bullet proof form a 22 at 1/4 ... The others are only 1/8th the bark gray shade 135 is about equal to my factory tinted rears they replaced. Now I need to re mask and paint the fender wells black after the over spray as I only covered the tires and struts so I have green speckles on the black I was going to line the boat sides but that seems like it will grab too much so I'll just use steel it on them again . Next weekend = paint radiator /trans cooler then the tow rigs maintenance and I get to go drive over stuff for Labor day weekend . I haven't decided on keeping the middle finger hood vents or doing a set of hyline louvers I think the middle finger louvers are too small I may put them on my trailers ramps for tail gaters .

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Old July 24th, 2021, 18:19
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Headlight harness repair today. Annoying it takes a few hours to fix something someone destroyed in a few seconds. Rather than stripping down the headlight pigtails for his LEDs, he spliced directly into the main harness.









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Old August 7th, 2021, 19:55
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I changed the oil!! Because the engine mount bolt hits the filter when upright, it was installed sideways, which necessitates removing the adapter to get the filter off. Getting old, couldn't get the beotch back on myself, had to have Zac hold it above, while I got the bolt in below. Did manage to install upright this time. LOL.
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Old September 16th, 2021, 19:51
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Changed a windshield wiper.
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Old September 20th, 2021, 23:41
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Changed a windshield wiper.
Added coolant this past weekend.

I was driving up a nearby canyon, trailer in tow, when the temp gauge hit the "ANGRY" zone. Stop, observe, add about a gallon of 50/50 coolant: Life is good!

On a side note, the fall colors should be good this coming weekend.
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Old September 21st, 2021, 00:33
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I can't wait to sell Black Friday this year as I finally bought a set of Nitto Ridge Grapplers. I am so excited about receiving this order and putting it on my vehicle.
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Old September 24th, 2021, 05:35
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Changed my front brakes (upgraded to ceramic, MUCH better stopping).

And next I need to find out what's making a growling noise from the rear when the driveline is freerolling off-load.
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Just put a set of BFG MT 35x12.50x15's on to replace the ATs. ATs are out of stock across the US. The MTs are fairly loud above 80mph and tend to wander a lot more.

I just finished front and rear brakes. I am trying to wrap up my full width Dana 44 build for the rear. I am waiting on my axles.

Anybody got a Dana 44 Detroit laying around? ha ha

Once finished, I will be pulling my regular width Dana 44 with Detroit and selling it. I would like to keep it together rather sell pieces.

I am installing a cool down timer on my fan as well.
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Installing the new water pump turned into a much larger job. No internal damage luckily, limited to the timing cover.

















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Too clean to be a Jeep.
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repairs: front hubs & ujoints, and the water pump is starting to slowdrip.

upgrades: picking up an SYE kit from adams next month.

recent (this year so far): hood vents, mishimoto rad, trans cooler, coolant filter. (it was pumping mud through the engine)

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repairs: front hubs & ujoints, and the water pump is starting to slowdrip.

upgrades: picking up an SYE kit from adams next month.

recent (this year so far): hood vents, mishimoto rad, trans cooler, coolant filter. (it was pumping mud through the engine)

Nice Jeep.
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Nice Jeep.
Thanks!
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Old October 17th, 2021, 07:02
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Added presidential support decals.
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