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  1. #251
    The Original Smartass
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    Whatever you do, do not use any kind of cleaner on those heims. It'll ruin the liner. Use #0000 steel whool
    2012 Rubicon Unlimited
    1990 Jeep Comanche
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  2. #252
    Not That Kind of Engineer
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    Borrow the viper while the jeep is getting worked on

  3. #253
    Been Around the Block
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    Quote Originally Posted by olram30 View Post
    Borrow the viper while the jeep is getting worked on
    You picked it. He added a supercharger to that. I swear that thing is faster that the '55 pro street you can see in the background.

    When he sells some of this stuff, that's the one I want. And apparently their value is not all that pumped up like some other cars.

  4. #254
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    Oso Build Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by piginajeep View Post
    Whatever you do, do not use any kind of cleaner on those heims. It'll ruin the liner. Use #0000 steel whool
    Will do, thanks! Actually they look bad but mechanically feel great, so a little steel wool should be perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by DA RUNT View Post
    On a side note, your buddy has some sweet rides in his shop
    You have no idea... The jet boat is in another garage, and I gotta get the Jeep out of there in a few days because his '66 Fairlane is coming back.

    He restored that '67 GTO from the ground up. I have a picture of him sitting on a bare frame in 1989. He finished that restoration in 1991, and it still looks great. And that is lacquer paint.

    He keeps poking me to do an LS swap. But not until I quit driving in the winter.
    Last edited by dchew; 06-04-2015 at 08:39 AM.

  5. #255
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    Oso Build Thread

    I got the winch all fixed. One disadvantage of a synthetic rope is it gets wet and stays wet in the winter. Of course around here that means wet with brine. The Zeon drum is aluminum. No match for today's road salt.

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    Couldn't remove the puck, and since I decided to replace the drum I cut off the rope.

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    Of course me being the dumbass engineer I pulled out the drum brake without instructions which ended in a yard sale of parts. Warn helped a lot here; I ended up ordering a few repair kits. Drum, brake kit, and top buss connection kit. All in with the new rope it was $500. Almost half the cost of a new Zeon. 😞 But warn helped me re-assemble the old brake so I at least have a bunch of usable spare parts. I also now have the nerdy neoprene cover. I suspect it will also stay soaked, but it should be cheaper and easier to repaint the exterior vs new drums. All back together yesterday, mounted and tested.

    Now for the new plans:
    Rear EVO Lever
    Rear DTD
    Rear semi-float 60
    Front PR44
    ARB lockers
    Big brake kit
    On board air

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    Sometime down the trail I will convert the front from bolt-on to DTD. I spent way too much time debating between PR60/FF60 and the lesser PR44/Semi above. In the end it came down to not needing the extra strength, cost and wanting to keep my 5 lug wheels. I may at some point swap motors, but not before I stop using this as my DD and especially no more winter driving. The air was free with the two lockers, so I will have that along with the portable Viar as a backup and for friends to use for airing up.

    It will be a while before I can start all this given my travel schedule, but I want to be done and dialed in for an October trip to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Durango and Moab. Thinking I will ship the Jeep out then drive it back.
    Last edited by dchew; 06-04-2015 at 09:44 AM.

 

 

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