|07-26-2019 02:50 PM|
Wish I had time to use her more... anyone interested in buying?
|07-06-2017 08:22 PM|
|Glennwoudenberg||Hit the dunes today... nothing broke!!!|
|03-17-2017 02:10 PM|
|GTOffroader||Sent you a PM. Adjusting your original design for different length springs in the rear and just wanted to see how you did it.|
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|03-13-2017 07:26 PM|
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|03-13-2017 06:31 PM|
So the hose is attached to a pressurizing container of brake fluid on one end and glued/clamped to a master cylinder cap on the other?
|03-13-2017 06:26 PM|
Just let gravity help the fluid find it's way out?
|03-13-2017 06:15 PM|
That sounds like a plan. It will make for some interesting reading.
As far as the brake bleeding goes, I've had real good luck with good old gravity. Put a hose on the bleeder, crack it open, wait five or ten minutes. Once it actually starts moving through there you can watch the bubbles come out. Leave the cap off the reservoir and top it off as it goes. My wife loves it when she doesn't have to help with that!
|03-13-2017 03:54 PM|
Rare earth magnets are cheap and it is easy to get with 20-30 lb attraction. my plan for fender flares is match the arc of my rear wheel well with a piece of 16 ga that is 6' wide, weld some tabs to it and use the magnets to secure it to the inside of the body panel wheel well. 4 magnets holding it in place can have approx 100 lbs force so it wont go anywhere. I should be able to do something similar on the front fenders.
I can stow them in my lock box in the back.
|03-13-2017 09:46 AM|
The DIY $20 brake bleeder
|03-11-2017 09:33 AM|
|CDA 455||What a great thread for us 'original Jeep' lovers .|
|03-11-2017 09:26 AM|
I tried strong magnets on mine along the bottom edge of the doors during the UA2015 trip. It worked ok, but eventually the magnets started to rip through the fabric in the doors. With the wind buffeting they would slide up and end up on the top of the door rail also.
If I was going to do it again, I would do the quarter turn boat style fasteners along the lower edge. The front edge on mine was screwed to the windshield frame. The top and back edge was industrial velcro. The doors rolled up against the windshield frame when not in use. It was nice that you could actually 'deploy' the doors while driving if you where careful.
My windjammer rolls up under the B-pillar in the cage.
Overall it worked pretty well for something I made out of tarps from Home Depot and window material from Walmart sewn together on a $20 thrift store machine....
|03-10-2017 07:20 PM|
|WILLYN||The bikini plan looks pretty good to me. It would be good for unexpected rainstorms too. It will probably need some real strong magnets to hold the doors down.|
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|03-10-2017 02:47 PM|
|GTOffroader||Just read your entire thread and I'm encouraged by the fact that you stuffed a 4spd auto without stretching the body as I was under the impression that was next to impossible. I'm lazy and want an auto with an OD so this is very good news to me.|
|03-10-2017 06:12 AM|
I love the look of your jeep with no flares. Your build was one that I followed while building mine. My flares may look like shit but here's what my rig looks like after a full day wheeling at Rausch Creek!
Note the lack of mud on the doors and side of the top, just saying. You can tell by the tires we were in some mud. These fenders were made to be legal here in Delaware. I thought I would make some way smaller panels to replace them after inspection, but after wheeling them many times with similar results I've decided they are just fine. My old CJ5 with Desert Dogs and no flares was basically a mud pump, picking up mud and pumping it into the jeep.
|03-09-2017 10:45 PM|
|a3dhunter||I don't think it would work, maybe full soft top without doors would keep it from hitting you from behind but still throw stuff onto your side and the windshield. Even with that I have had stuff thrown from the front tires into my face. Full top with doors is the only true protection in my opinion.|
|03-09-2017 08:23 PM|
|Glennwoudenberg||Having 7 inches of tire sticking out from the fender sure results in mud slinging everywhere going down gravel roads in the rain! I think fender flares and mudflaps look like shit. Is it possible to create a bikini top which extends down to the tailgate? I wonder if this would at least keep the stuff from hitting me from behind ....|
|10-06-2016 05:40 PM|
Messing around with the tuning and it appears that the electric fan is creating a bunch of turbulence into the KN filter and messing with mass air sensor. It starts dumping fuel when the fan kicks on and runs pig rich. Working on a solution to shroud the windy side of the filter. Maybe improve my crappy mileage.
Sway bar turned into an expensive PIA. Needed to move front lower shock mounts so needed shorter shocks for new position. Definite improvement with the lean.
Got my inch of ride height back by replacing small leafs...funny how that little bit of change makes me catch my leg every time I get in the jeep!
|07-21-2016 10:47 AM|
|danielbuck||the center of my hood lifts a bit at highway speeds too. I've thought about putting a footman loop on the underside of the hood lip and using a strap to help hold it tight.|
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