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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm pretty sure I have the DR sold.
As soon as the funds are in the bank, I am getting a new rear bumper w/tire carrier.
Picking up the 37" spare tire and putting it in the Jeep is a pain in the back!

The good ones aren't cheap, but I can get the Poison Spyder version with free shipping from 4 Wheel Parts.
Its not a good thing the opened a store up that I drive past every day...
What makes it worse... Becoming friends with someone that works there... and they offer you a discount every time ya step foot in the store.

My wallet is taking a pounding...







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Etennuly
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My factory spare was mounted there. I did some transitions to near verticle where the tire hit the ground. Bent the quarter end panels and the tire mount bracket. Might consider a tall skinny spare. Easier to handle too.
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

But I done paid for this spare...



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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey Vern, this is a pic of the receiver skid plate that keeps the tire from being hit on drop offs.



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Etennuly
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well thats a good idea. If i had a receiver hitch. I see extending the bar making it a dirt wheelie bar.

Seriously that would solve that problem.

I bent mine on a transition from flat ground up a vertical bank six feet to another level. Once in position to go, had i stopped it would have rolled back, hit the ground, and rolled backwards on to its top. One of those "if you start this dont stop' things.

The tire bottom grabbed the ground and the swing out carrier douched both quarter panels.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well...debate time.

We're mid-"four-easter" storm right now. Got about 10" on the ground, still coming hard. Drove the XJ to work today - 1992, 300k-ish miles. All going very well, I like the X because I can leave it in 2WD and have some squirrel-fun, but 4wd is there if I need it. My '14 WK2 Grand is....BORING. It's too capable.

But.

Rolling to a stoplight in the XJ, I see my light turn green so I get on the gas. There's a vehicle off to the side just ROLLIN down the hill to the light - theirs is red. I look over, and it's an ambulance - they don't have to stop, and I won't make them stop, so I pop my brake pedal. Goes to the floor, light comes on.

Dammit, I know what that is. Blew a brake line.

This is, admittedly, my beater truck. It's a shitter. Starts every time, runs like a champ, but it's just ugly and starting to get the usual XJ cancer (rockers have some holes in them, but far as I remember the floors and frames are good). Suspension is good, 2" lift, 31's, one door is dented but other than that it's an arrow-straight body...

Do I put a brake line in it? Or admit I have too goddamned many vehicles and let this one go out to pasture?
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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Put a brake line on it. Old cars deserve to live.
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Brake lines and hoses are cheap, a bit of a pita with rust, but why put it down for what a hundred bucks and a few hours can fix.

Ya got to fix it to sell it even.

Park it till the weather warms up. You will fix it.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, I have a sickness...

Unless someone like vern needed an XJ parts vehicle for a crawler that's being built at their place...
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I always seem to absorb abandoned vehicles. Sure don't NEED another one. To me they are like abused abandoned older puppies. I always have an empty slot in my parking lot for another one, being an empty spot it matches my bank account, because I have a huge parking lot!
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 06:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Grrr....

Nobody local has prebent brake lines for a '92 XJ.

26 year old truck and nobody carries parts for it anymore - what the hell...

Looks like inline tube carries a prebent rear axle set (mine popped under the drivers seat - totally rusted out). Any thoughts on stainless versus standard steel? I suspect either will outlast the rest of the truck...
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 07:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I went with Stainless for my Jeep.
Plus braided lines
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, I ponied up the extra $7 for stainless.

And I'm sure when I fix the hard line, I'll blow a hose because of all the "new" pressure...

Meh. It's just the rear brakes. How effective are they, really...
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Etennuly
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 04:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Stainless will not rust, but it is much more difficult to bend and flare. Connectors, wheel cylinders, and calipers are usually still bare iron.

Like always if you win one you may not live to enjoy it.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pre-bent, bolt-in.

My only difficulty will be the ancient, crusty barnacle fittings that are on the jeep now. And the half-a-freakin'-inch of free space around the distribution block where the line hooks in.
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Etennuly
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 06:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have you got access to an oxy acetylene torch? Use a small brazing tip get a nice blue flame. Put the small directed flame quickly and directly on the hex part of the fitting that will surely be stuck. Just get one flat to start turning red then get the flame away quickly. That should get them to break loose without damaging stuff.

Don't use butane or propane torches. The heat will be too slow and spread too far.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All I have is a blue-bottle torch; usually works OK. Underhood actually looks like it could come off...if I can get a damn wrench on it and have room to turn it.

The other ehd...if I look at it crosseyed it'll probably turn to dust, like the nazis in Indiana Jones when they opened the Ark.
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Etennuly
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Some of the components have seals or o rings. That is why I like using blitzkrieg heat. On it super hot quickly in a small area then off quickly.

Did one today on a trailer wheel cylinder.


Rust sucks!
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Torquehd
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 09:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rust sucks!

You mean Brown Loctite?

I usually start my truck repairs with a heavy dose of PB blaster (if that doesn't work, a cutoff wheel and a drill bit). Never tried the acetylene, thanks for that tip.
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Etennuly
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 09:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

With a small brazing tip you get ten times the heat of a propane non oxidized flame that can be the size of a pencil point.

Joe, does that thing have the Heep splitter equalizer block? The one with the little pin you have to pull out with little vise grips, to be able to bleed the rear?
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I usually start my truck repairs with a heavy dose of PB blaster

I did that when I got home from work today.
New rear bumper is on its way.... that old one has got to go... hope it doesn't put up to much of a fight... or fill my eyes with "Brown Loctite"
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well the new bumper/tire carrier is on.
It wouldn't be fun unless ya snap off a bolt and then get to drill and tap.
Fun times! should have used MORE PB Blaster



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Etennuly
Posted on Monday, April 02, 2018 - 11:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sweet !
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Patches
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How much that tire weigh? Does it effect steering?
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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 09:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

it weighs a BUNCH!! and is that is main reason I got the tire carrier.
Its around 100 lbs or so... I guess.

So far, I have only found one thing I want to modify.
When you open the tire carrier it locks open with a spring loaded drop pin.
The pull handle or knob is to small.
I need to come up with something bigger and better.
I didn't have it pulled all the way yesterday and it ripped off the stainless plate that the pin rides on.
It was held on by 2 aluminum rivets and they were no match for the weight of the tire.
Being I don't ever let extra hardware, nuts, bolts and such leave the garage.
I had a set of heavy duty drive rivets laying around that worked perfectly.
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