I was on it for several years, but some blood test came back weird and they took me off it. It helped my seizures too.I'm also enjoying the build!! I hope your nerve pain gets better. I take Gabapentin for mine and it's been a pretty big help. Might be worth looking into if your not already taking it.
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I didn't. same on both sides. I did find this however. Gonna check it out next time I go out there.Spin it 180 degrees. You'll find a few beveled teeth that will allow it to be removed
Thanks. As you can see, this was just a test fit of an empty tub with no seats, roll bar, top seats... the fuel tank isn't even in it in that shot you quoted. I'll have to look into that.Two CJ's we did. You can see the shackle angles. Happy to zoom and cut if you need it?
Both jeeps ride really well and have YJ springs in the rear, with SJ springs in the front.
My wife liked the rims on the orange one... don't judge.
Thanks. As you can see, this was just a test fit of an empty tub with no seats, roll bar, top seats... the fuel tank isn't even in it in that shot you quoted. I'll have to look into that.
The tub is back off, and the tank back out at the moment, so I could start in on the axles. I can't do any weight testing til I get them done and back in. That's not gonna be for a a while with me on the "couple of parts every now and then" payment plan... I should be able to get most of the parts to get the front axle back together later this month, then I can do the rear in the next couple months.
I was worried about the YJ springs being very soft. I was actually hoping they would be as soft as everyone says... with my back issues.
So I'm looking, and looking, and I can't for the life of me find bearing, and seals that are made in the USA. Damn NOTHING is made in the USA anymore. Really starting to tick me off. Took my front rotors in to NAPA to get them turned today, and checked there too. Made in Spain, Denmark, everywhere but the USA. At least it's not china or mexico... and their does have a 3 year warranty, so I ordered a bunch from there, and I'll take the mexican crap back to Auto Zone tomorrow.
Also picking up a CJ7 hard top tomorrow. I put out feelers for a swap as my CJ7 came with a YJ top. Real PITA seeing as it doesn't have the proper YJ tailgate to go with. The guy wasn't using it, it was just sitting in his barn. He wanted to sell, but agreed to swap just to be nice. His way of saying thank you for me being a veteran. Cool. So I get home and go to get mine ready to take up tomorrow... Problem. I had taken the hatch off mine, and stashed it in the shed so it wouldn't get broken. Guess what? I can't find the bolts to put it back on. Every single nut and bolt in the hole build is up in the garage in marked baggies... except these. Well, I message the guy (facebook) and tell him of the problem. I'm hoping like hell he won't mind seeing as how he's not gonna use it anyhow. The dude says "just come get this one, and sell yours to help with your Jeep." Holy cow. He's GIVING me a CJ7 top. Now it's not perfect. It's been repaired where the hatch hinges are, and there's a hole from a bubble light because it came off a plow Jeep, but, I ain't gonna turn down free parts... So glad I sat and talked with them for a while today.
Next thing. I go home and start in on the housing. Gotta clean it up to get ready for the new parts coming in. I notice something... the junkyard housing I got to replace my slightly bent original... isn't the same. The spring mounting surfaces are the same. The width is the same. they both use the same brakes, spindles, knuckles... but the old one has thicker wall tubing. It's only got the slightest little bend, from jumping real hard, so now I'm thinking maybe I should just get that one straightened, and use it. I won't be jumping, so the thicker wall tubing would be good insurance for me. Probably need different seals and bearings... Carrier fits either, so I guess a Dana 44, is a Dana 44... Gotta think on it, and see.
Old axle housing I blew the hub on.
Junkyard replacement I had to get because I couldn't find a spindle anywhere.