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Old May 18th, 2020, 22:22
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Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

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Old May 19th, 2020, 08:51
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That SFR kit looks really good can't wait to see a official release on them!
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Old May 19th, 2020, 09:33
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Yesterday I replaced the hard fuel line that runs from the frame to the intake with a good spare sent to me by Matt Smith (thanks buddy!) and replaced the PCV valve with a new one, not that I expect that to help. I picked up a 1992 valve cover to clean up and evaluate running but I forgot it won't have the mounts for the cable clips. Debating building something I can JB weld in to hold those? Dunno.
Cable clips? Is that the plastic clips that keep the TB, Trans adjust cable positioned on the VC? Did you look at a 93-95 Grand Cherokee VC? I am using one on my XJ. Has the newer CCV meter and grommets. I had to reverse the tube and rubber hoses that go to the airbox.

Edit, I looked at one of the GC valve covers I have. I don't know if Cal's expoxy reference is to the rear plastic clip. The earlier VC lack the two threaded rods for this. I drilled and tapped for two allen head screws, in that area. I had to look at the inside for the best placement. I also, JB welded then in place. I think I used nuts on the outside as a to help retain the screws further.
BTW, only on page 15 of this thread. Looking at many of the ideas, as they will fit my next build.

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Old May 19th, 2020, 19:43
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I really don’t want to take my rear suspension apart again but those relocators would really even my suspension out
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Old May 20th, 2020, 06:02
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This is why I choose to just tolerate my aftermarket noisy motor mounts vs running OE type rubber ones again. I've seen this happen to myself and others too many times.

I was also going to ask what that drain plug was out of ... never seen that come out of a radiator before.

Details on the Stroker? Knock on wood I don't think it's going to be that long before my 172K mile long-block lets go... I've been running on the same bearings for ~ 70K miles after driving it a month or so w/a cracked cylinder head on my '01 before replacing it.
Still going through this thread. I had this issue with the clutch fan. I was warned by DPG-Off Road about this and to use a MOPAR clutch fan on HD Radiators.
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Old June 28th, 2020, 18:40
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Been a little behind on updates. Built a bumper. Well drank beer, while Dallas built one.

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Old June 28th, 2020, 18:45
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Got in a bit of a debate this morning with @DexterCathole about who's breakfast I was eating.



Played with some wires.



Opened up a new Atoto A6 stereo. Will see how the $150 double din option works out. Reviews are very good.





And a new Metra 95-6554B kit.



It's not a dead on finish match to my interior but it's close enough. Build quality seems good.

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Old June 28th, 2020, 18:49
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Pulled my old stuff out and did a loose test fit.



Gotta do some trimming of the factory stereo mounts (which are also AC ducts) to fit the double din unit.



I'll admit that I started off with the dremel but found it difficult to get in where I needed it, where oddly enough my cordless angle grinder fit really well.







Metra provided 4 strips of aluminium tape, which I figured would NOT get the job done, so I ordered a roll.

That turned out to be unnecessary. Their tape was exceptional quality and I had extra left over.







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Old June 28th, 2020, 18:56
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Getting the stereo mounts in exactly the right set of holes to fit the dash bezel started off as kind of a struggle. Eventually I bolted the mounts in with the stereo just floating, slid the bezel up, lined the stereo up, popped the bezel off and looked at where the holes were lined up.

after that it took me 2 tries but i was close.


Had to drill a new mounting hole, which Metra provided a single screw to fill.



Bolted the head unit in.



Realized here I forgot to install the microphone, GPS antenna and wifi antenna. I have not ordered the dash cam option or the backup cam yet but I will do so very soon.

GPS:


WiFi:


Mic:



Drilled a hole in the bezel to mount the remote bass control knob for my amp, and them put everything together.



I have a little tiny gap at the HVAC controls that may be a clip not seated all the way, or it may be i need to adjust the head unit mounts and move it back a hair. Still, I found the fit to be VERY good.



I was sketched by the idea of cutting into the ducts to fit a head unit but I am super pleased by how well it went.
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Old June 29th, 2020, 05:18
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Very nice!! Love the Double Din Head Unit install. I've been thinking of doing this ever since I saw Metra was making the DD kits for our XJ's.

One of the things I really LOVE about my wive's Subaru Outback is the XM radio and having a LARGE Map to guide you around side streets and other ways to get around when the normal route has traffic or construction! Super HANDY and way better than looking at the map on my Android Phone. Ha
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Old June 29th, 2020, 13:59
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Been a little behind on updates. Built a bumper. Well drank beer, while Dallas built one.

Like all things StinkyFab, this bumper is a well thought-out design and a great finished product. Love the ease of assembly and fitment.
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Old June 30th, 2020, 13:10
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Well ,I want more info on the relocation brackets. Anything new ? nothing on their site.
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Old June 30th, 2020, 13:12
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Well ,I want more info on the relocation brackets. Anything new ? nothing on their site.


https://www.stinkyfab.com/products/s...ation-brackets
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Old June 30th, 2020, 19:48
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Thanks, Pay day tomorrow, Will place an order ASAP.
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Ordered this AM,Shipped this PM
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