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Old 01-04-2015, 08:56 PM
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:17 PM
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Sorry I haven't updated this in a while... haven't really done a lot to her other than drive the wheels off. Changed the oil the other weekend and have been washing it every week because of all this damn salt (Ohio probs haha).


Anyway, today I got a chance to get her back out on the trails. Old girl did pretty good in 10+ inches of wet snow. Didn't even have to break out the winch! haha

















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Old 03-16-2015, 08:11 PM
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Little bit of an update;

I was out at the junkyard Saturday and picked up an expo roof rack. Painted it with some Rustoleum bed liner and got it mounted yesterday. I used 12 (6 per rail) 14 by 3/4" sheet metal screws. I ended up having to shave the points off the screws as they were a tad too long.



Then today I mounted a 30" light bar to the front cross bar. I ran the wiring behind the door seals, down the A pillar and under the dash. I also made a makeshift "switch panel" in the open space under my radio, which turned out a lot better than I thought it would haha









Then I took her down the river to see the pack ice that the flood waters washed up on shore.







And finally, I discovered this little gem while trying to find the source of a god awful rattle from the rear end: looks like I found it haha Planing on doing the expo leaf swap, adding lift shackles, and ditching the stock block.

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Old 03-18-2015, 12:25 PM
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Went to the junkyard today to pick up a set of expo springs. Ended up paying 35 bucks a piece. Also scored a dark grey OHC with the temp sensor for 15 bucks!



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Old 03-18-2015, 12:27 PM
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Went to the junkyard today to pick up a set of expo springs. Ended up paying 35 bucks a piece. Also scored a dark grey OHC with the temp sensor for 15 bucks!
Did you grab the u bolts?
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:38 PM
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Did you grab the u bolts?
No, a guy at a local spring shop said he'd make me a new set for 10 bucks a pop, so I went that route.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:46 PM
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No, a guy at a local spring shop said he'd make me a new set for 10 bucks a pop, so I went that route.
A little more expensive but worth it. New and dependable.
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:58 PM
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A little more expensive but worth it. New and dependable.
Exactly. One less thing to fight with.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:54 PM
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Well, spent most of the day chasin parts, but made a little but of progress. Got one side done and the other taken apart.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:02 AM
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If you don't mind me asking, what'd you make that switch panel out of? I ran my switch for my LED lightbar there as well and haven't quite figured out the best way to mount the switch yet.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:17 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, what'd you make that switch panel out of? I ran my switch for my LED lightbar there as well and haven't quite figured out the best way to mount the switch yet.
Well, I actually used a plastic take out container... Lol. I cut two 1-1 1/2" strips out of the bottom of it and cut a hole in one for the switch. I then used some sheet metal screws I had laying around to mount the strips to the spacer under my head unit. I'm pretty happy with how it came out, and it makes it better that it didn't cost a dime. Haha
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:47 PM
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Finished up the expo leaf swap today. Big improvement over the stock springs. Rides a little better, and feels more stable. Got a ton more lift than I expected. Before the swap I was sitting pretty level, now, after swapping the leafs, removing the blocks, and installing 2" lift shackles, the front is 34.5" from the ground to the top of the wheel well an the rear is 38", making about 3.5" of rake. Lol. A tbar crank is definitely in the near future. Haha
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:54 PM
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Give them some time to settle down.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:31 PM
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Give them some time to settle down.
Yea, looks like they will settle in a little bit. Put about 25 miles on them and remeasured. Lost about 1/4" on each side in the back, so it's not as bad. Definitely gonna have to bring the front up a little though. I don't mind a little bit of rake, but I can feel this sitting in the seat... Haha
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:33 AM
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Got a lot of little things done this weekend. Made up a set of mounts and got both cb antennas mounted, changed the oil (was about 500 miles past due), replaced a turn signal bulb, and, probably the most noteworthy, cranked the torsion bars. I ended up getting a little over an inch out of them, may not sound like much, but it made a huge difference. Part of the reason I only got an inch was because the drivers side was over an inch lower than the passengers side (34 1/4" drivers, 35 1/2" pass), so really the drivers side came up nearly 2". After the adjustment, both fronts are at 36 1/4", and the rear is at 37 1/2", making for about 1 1/4" of rake. It looks much better IMO, and the rake isn't nearly as noticeable.


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