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post #11 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2020, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear that, it does suck. Had to put down my mastif years back after months of trying to save her. She had a battle with cancer in right hind leg and even after amputation she recovered really well and got around great and then the cancer came back. It was hard to do but it was the right thing to do. They done it right there in the back of the Rubicon in her comfort zone. I use to go for the name brand dog's but now I just try to take in a stray mutt. Lot a of dogs around here that need homes and no animal control and humane society is over loaded.
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Oh and got little off topic but wiring harness and ecu is getting taken care of. Just waiting on the call to pick it up. Last big thing to get is the radiator..
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Getting ready to go backwards a little. Still waiting on my harness but that's alright because there has been a slight change. Just got a good deal on a 6.0 so going to pull the 4.8 and do a switch. When I done the sm465 swap years ago I made the trans mount part of the skid plate and I have another set of holes in the skid plate that will allow me to move everything forward an inch. Going to go ahead and do that because that intake is too close to the firewall for my liking anyway. Do I need the 6.0? Probably not but whatever.. The guy doing my harness hasn't flashed the ecm for the 4.8 yet so its good timing. Wiring harness is the same for both.
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Could it be that you like messing around with the Jeep in the shop more than in the mud?

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Starting to wonder that myself. Plan was to have it done for summer but here we are.. Mustang is done minus exhaust. I have a brand new set of old school ss cragars and coopers sitting at the shop waiting. We have actually been so busy at the shop, I'm wore out when I get home. I did score a brand new ranger brake lathe from my old employer. They spent seven grand on it thinking they could turn a semi flywheel with it. It's been sitting in a trailer for two years and they put it up with a minimum bid of $2500 two months in a row with no hits. They called and said they would take $1500 and I said $1250. They said ok but you have to pay tax on it and they are going to deliver it to me..
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Is there much call these days for turning drums and rotors?

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Not so much. I get a lot of these farmers around here with there one tons that would rather have them turned so they don't have to spend tbe money for expensive rotors. Plenty of metal on one ton rotors to turn once or twice. My main reason for it is my wife's mail truck. She drives a little ford ranger sport 2wd and it still has the traditional rotors where you have to pack the wheel bearings. I tried the cheap house brand rotors and within 3 months they shake the front end. So I buy expensive rotors for it and oriellys can't seem to turn them without messing up the abs rings. Also on the rear I drill the drums like a slotted rotor to keep dust from building up in them and it works well. Oriellys won't turn them, says they can't but when my son worked there, he would turn them for me.i hate waiting on oriellys to turn a set because I will have a truck sitting there taking up a bay all day waiting on them.
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Well, you can't have too many tools!

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Here's a pick of the new toy, I mean tool..
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Here's a pick of the new toy, I mean tool..
Nice new tool! We'll just finish installing the brake kit and tire mounting on the current JK project before we can clear the garage. Time to get some new tools next.
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