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    Looks great!! in the 2nd to last pic there is a piece of wood between the jack and jeep with a wire coming out of it- just wondering what it is??? is that like the chain on the pen at the bank?

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    That is the ground for the welder, it is actually behind the jack going to lower control arm bolt, frame side.
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    So with the time I spent around my truck at Jon's, I remembered a few of the little things I had been putting off. Got up this morning and decided to knock some of those things out before it got hot. I started with tranny mount and moved on to rerouting my winch wires to set more behind winch. I also insulated wires with some cut radiator hose. While looking things over I found my oil pressure sending unit was very loose so I tightened it. I apparently knocked my lower control arm nut loose on a rock, mangled the mount a bit and took zerk fitting off control arm... Almost sounding like a good enough excuse for a long arm. Got control arm tightened down and got stopped by getting called in to work, good 9 hour day ought to pay for something...maybe flowers. Pulled truck up onto steps and checked doors, amazing how the back hatch opens and closes so easily. Would have to say frame stiffeners helped a lot, can't wait to drive it.
             
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    xaza previously posted:
    "Pulled truck up onto steps and checked doors, amazing how the back hatch opens and closes so easily."

    So it musta helped some then?

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    yeah, helped a lot. Used to be just a little tilt and I couldn't close hatch. Steps provided much more tilt than was needed before.
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    '...good 9 hour day ought to pay for something...maybe flowers.'
    Very nice Cliff, I like the radiator hose idea!
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    looking good

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    LOL, I was saying same thing just yesterday. Got one sitting round needing rebuilt.
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    Now that'd be cool!

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    glacierpaul previously posted:
    "I like the radiator hose idea!"

    x2..... looking good cliff
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    Finally got a chance to pull axle half shaft and do something about the binding up of u-joint on drivers side. Four Wheel Parts had ordered my replacement axles so I removed axle to take down to exchange and saw a bit more damage than expected. The drain plug on diff cover had 0 threads on one side, never properly drill out to begin with, not stripped. Also found a bit of scarring on axle shaft where we think the bearing rides. Since it was short side my bro was able to see inside and says he sees no marks or damage. (Nice that he can get so much done on my truck while I was at work today) We are theorizing that the half shaft being too long and binding causing the wear on shafts from binding at u-joint. This is what G2 had confirmed which is why they sent us new axles. The additional wear near bearing we are hoping is due to flexing of shaft when bottoming out with force such as dropping off rocks, which I occasionally do. We are going to give it a test run this next weekend and pull it apart again to see what else we will need to do. Four Wheel Parts is contacting G2 to try and get the labor for replacing bearing paid, I am waiting until I know for sure before I take them my truck. Haven't been out for 2 weekends...itchin. Pic 3 is the damage we saw that told us something was wrong. They didn't have the same diff cover but had a solid diff cover (G2) which actually sticks out less and is better for steering rod hitting it, only barely touches one way now. Still have to get longer replacement vent tubes for axles, might run them up into cab.
              
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    Damnit anyways Cliff!! Glad you have your bro to help you out too! Your a lucky guy! Hope you get it all squared away soon! Shakedown run up here when your ready?
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    I am planning on running it next weekend Paul. I think we will be going to T-33A. My wife has been dying to run that one and with her birthday being Friday I guess she should get to pick trail. Took us until after dark last night but we got the front skid reinstalled and gas tank skid installed. Guess I was a little late getting that one too couple deep dents in gas tank, guess little plastic shield did something cause it doesn't leak. Was a PITA getting hitch and skid into place together while fighting 3 inch exhaust (4 inch tip). I have decided I don't really like the Rusty's steering and have decided to upgrade to an over the knuckle eventually . Should tuck steering up into skid better and position steering linkage across a smaller section of diff cover.
           
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    so G2 sent you the wrong size axle shaft and that caused this? that sucks, hope they pay up! nice to see you pushing your brother's potential again!!

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    Kinda worse than just sending the wrong size shaft, they assembled the complete axle and shipped that way. In addition to the warranty from G2 I did also purchase the extended warranty from 4 wheel parts too, glad I did!

    Always pushing somebodies potential! Been making brother pissy lately though
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    xaza previously posted:
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    Nut strips, FTW!






















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    Without a doubt the nut strips are easier, but I have plenty of bolt buddies (wire that wraps around bolt) so I didn't have to worry about losing bolt into frame. Getting the holes to line up was the tough part. Getting about ready to tackle cooling. Picked up relays needed. NAPA sold me a relay that will likely burn up but we'll see. I told them the fan at start up can draw around 100 amps, they assured me relay would work. Got home and it is rated for 30 amps. Fan draws 40-45 amps continuous on high. Picked up a starter solenoid to cut power to fan relay. Will power toggle switch from ign (like other fan) to engage solenoid. Fan relay is a 5 post, (coil +, coil -, power, normally open, normally closed) Coil on fan relay will be energized by temperature sensor which will switch from low to high. Will have some pics here soon.
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    Your XJ is VERY nice.

    So are you missing the nuts strips? If so, thought about making your own?

    Also, to help with cooling, the addition of hood vents helps tremendously on XJ's. You can pick up some of the plastic louvered vents from a junk yard on the cheap. Then it's just cutting the hood to fit on each side and gluing/bolting/riveting them in.

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    My tank skid install was complicated by the extra sheet metal I welded to the bottom.

    What fan are you installing?

    I remember looking for schematics for Errinjan's Tarus fan. All the internet magicians were claiming 100-Amp start up loads. Have you looked at the stock wiring for the Tarus fan, or the Volvo fan? I don't see 100 Amp wire on the stockers, and they manage to keep the smoke inside! I will say that I am impressed with the Volvo, two speed relay. Couple one of those with a thermostatic switch and I think you'll be fine.
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