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rockcity
Wed Sep 02 2009, 09:05AM

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fuel cell is here, 14 bolt is here and drum brakes are off of it

TH350 is here. New radiator is in to fit better in the front of the buggy.

I removed the front link suspension because the location of the upper links was in the way of the engine, etc., so I"m going with a 3 link with panhard bar.

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rockcity
Thu Feb 18 2010, 10:06PM

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buggy is finally done!


I took it out last weekend and had a good time. It pretty much crawled everything I tried at DPG. There was some carnage but nothing related to the vehicle but rather it was my fault.

Carnage list:

stripped out high steer arm stud
broken high steer arm stud
broken wheel studs
broken spindle studs
leaking trans cooler line
broken volt meter gauge

high steer arms were due to lack of tightening them properly
broken wheel studs were due to lack of tightening the lug nuts
broken spindle studs were due to the broken wheel studs rattling around and breaking the spindle studs
the leaking trans cooler line was due to zip tieing the cooler line against the braided stainless steel kickdown cable that eventually rubbed a hole in the line.
wire came loose on the volt meeter.


Other than that, everything went pretty good. The rear brakes were getting VERY hot. After diagnosing this problem after I got home, it can be solved by adjusting the Wilwood balance bar to transmit more of the braking to the front brakes rather than the rear brakes.

The GPS seems to want to cut off every so often. Learning the ideosyncricies of the new GPS will take some time but adjusting it should take care of most of it.




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rockcity
Thu Feb 18 2010, 10:06PM

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http://www.nc4x4.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23645&stc=1&d=1265682984

tried to insert this image but it didn't work for some reason...

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RenegadeCJ
Sat Feb 20 2010, 08:55AM
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good looking rig rob

79 cj-5
in the procces of being rebuilt
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beach_jeep_94
Mon Mar 08 2010, 11:55AM
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Looks good Rob!

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