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post #21 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2003, 08:08 PM
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very nice, so when you liftin the Rodeo?
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post #22 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 12:44 AM
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Hehe, fat chance of that. It's my lil bro's Jeep.

I think he's headed to the dark side. He's mentioned larger wheels (currently 16") and more chrome. [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img] I hope to steer him in the right direction. I doubt I could ever get him to do some 4 wheelin mods, but at least I can try and keep him from goin the "bling-bling" route.

Any news Hooch?
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Yep got it all finished, finally... Didn't get the new shock till two days after as the supplier missed the courier the day I rung. Took me three days including travelling up and down twice to an engineering company where I used their tools to shorten the shackles back to 0.75" over stock. Had to grind the shape back in the shackle plates to clear the bumper and this took most of the time. Each set (seperating, cutting down, redrilling, regrinding) cost me about two hours including travelling up and down to the shop. At least you had help, I had to do it on my own and I can tell you it is a P.I.T.A. as you have to manhandle everything around.

Got no pics yet as my girlfriend is on a holiday till after the first week of August and has the digicam with her.

I haven't sorted the fuel tank out yet, but I am off next week an intend to take the fuel tank out, repair and respray, fit a 2.5" straight through exhaust including headers, regasket the Weber carb adapter plates, take some rust out of the pass. side fender, in front of the cowl and the wind screen surround (glass has gotta come out again), respray, fit rear corner and rocker protection, respray my wheels and hopefully if time allows, take the whole interior out, derust and repaint/spray the inside floor.....

Man I am gonna be busy... Just hope the weather clears up as it is pissing down with rain at the moment.

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Any plans for a trip to Disney? If so, let me know.
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I haven't been on alot lately. Last I remember you were putting on a bumper, now lifting, tires....You are doing an awesome job. Congratulations,the Jeep looks great. Way to go

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Nothing wrong with running bigger wheels...say 20" long as they're attached to 2.5 ton axles and are standard military issue rims! Some easy notes on removing old hardware that is being replaced anyway...Use the biggest impact wrench available, or breaker bar...and tighten them. They will break off instantly and save you the trouble of spraying and messing around with cutoff wheels! [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]
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