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What's your other project (non Jeep) . . . show them off here!

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by IRQVET, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Aug 2, 2021
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I have always wanted one of those!
     
  2. Aug 9, 2021
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some progress on the office stereo - gutted, polished up the wood, cleaned up the knobs, and changed out the speaker grill fabric.

    I was worried about where to find some fabric that was both open-weave and period-correct looking. Would you believe Walmart placemats?

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  3. Aug 19, 2021
    PeteL

    PeteL If it wasn't for physics, and law enforcement... 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Followup on my scratch-built dump trailer, built in April using a 1930's crank-up body and shortened mobile home axles and some channel... (Post #491 above)

    Working great! Tracks perfectly with a two ton load, dumps in 15 seconds by cranking with one hand. It's nice when things work out

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  4. Aug 23, 2021
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a tough room lighting-wise, but here's a crappy photo of how the office stereo came out.

    Basically I
    • gutted the original radio parts
    • replaced the speaker drivers with some 6.5" 2-way Infiniti car stereo speakers,
    • added bass blockers
    • redid the speaker grills
    • added a bluetooth amp that has a subwoofer output,
    • treated the wood case with hemp oil
    • paired up a $55 8" Monoprice powered subwoofer from eBay.
    I always work with music on, so it's nice to have better sound than laptop speakers...;)

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  5. Sep 8, 2021
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    Well, what do we have here?
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    It would look a whole lot better with a 3b body on it. :twist:
     
  7. Sep 8, 2021
    Twin2

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    black wheels :confused:
     
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  8. Sep 8, 2021
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    Nooo not the 3b.

    The bumpers bother me more than the wheels.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2021
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    I didn't have time earlier to elaborate...

    Friday after work I started my 200 mile drive home and 7 miles into it the serpentine belt broke in half on the interstate and then a fire broke out on the passenger side exhaust manifold from some debris. I managed to put that out and cut a ratchet strap up and wrapped it around the pulleys and that lasted one mile before it broke. Anyhow it took 7 hours to fix and then drive home. Part of the new serpentine belt shredded a mile from the parts store but I said screw it, if it breaks I'll drive until the thing melts down. It held together and after arrival, I started searching for something else.

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    I was going to buy a Tacoma but it sold so I test drove a few different trucks and then I found the JK.
    Always said I wouldn't buy one of these darn things but here we are. The only things I know is it's an 07 Rubicon with a 3.8, 6 spd, NP241 w/ 4:1, and it has lockers front and rear. I thought the tires were 33's until a friend brought to my attention that they were 35's. o_O Sure didn't look like it. This is more car like than Jeep (if that makes sense). It made its way here from New York. Surprisingly it has no rot or much surface rust. Someone took pretty good care of it.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2021
    Downs

    Downs Kubota Orange Rattlecan

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    The acquisition of the 2A has spurred me to finish the M416. Or at least finishish. I didn't spend a lot of time on the frame. Basically knocking the lose stuff off then shooting with primer and CARC Green.
    Ill finish the fenders tomorrow and have it assembled and out of the way leaving me with the 2A project.

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  11. Sep 21, 2021 at 10:38 PM
    Downs

    Downs Kubota Orange Rattlecan

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    Got the M416 mostly buttoned up. Waiting on the the trailer wiring harness to come in and I'll get the lights mounted and wired up. But as of now it's towable and pulls nicely behind the CJ.

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  12. Sep 25, 2021 at 8:44 PM
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    Done a few things to the JK.

    The old touch screen radio had to go.

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    Changed the transmission oil. I can almost guarantee it had never been changed before. I used Royal Purple synchromax. Shifts much better.

    After I took it off road a small issue developed. After looking around I found the bushings were worn on the control arms. Rock Auto had a special on the upper and lower adjustable control arms from Rancho. I took a wild guess on the adjustments and got the caster right around 4* which is perfect. Also threw on a Rancho steering stabilizer since the old one didn't work anymore. I measured and found it has a 3" lift.

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    After pulling into work yesterday my radiator tank split at the seam so I had to replace that.

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    Found this guy under the old radiator.

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    Still need to get tires, shocks, etc.
     
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  13. Sep 25, 2021 at 9:46 PM
    Jw60

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    That looks soo much like the one I rented in Colorado. Every post of it makes me smile and hear an annoying squeak from the rear door.
     
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  14. Sep 25, 2021 at 9:56 PM
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    Funny, it has a brake squeak in the rear and rear door rattle (hinges) but I only hear those when the radio isn't on.
    Someone installed a nice set of speakers in this and they can drown out all those unpleasant noises. :rockn:
     

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