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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Progress(?) pics (one thing leads to another!)

Well. I got back to work on the Jeep today, and got a little bit accomplished. I went to the junkyard to pick up the driveshaft I put a 'pull order' in for yesterday. For $40 I got a shaft from an '86 XJ with Select-Trac. Back then they used the NP-228 x-case with a fixed year yolk. Since I now have a fixed rear yolk this would only have to be cut down to size. I dropped it off at the driveshaft shop and went to Protocall Automotive where my Jeep is to take measurements and call them in. My rear shaft is 18.25" long, and the stock front shaft had to be shortened to 39.25". I'll pick them up and install them tomorrow. I pulled off the vacuum lines to the 4x4 disconect motor and pulled the cover off. I slid the color to keep it engaged in 4x4, moved the fork to hold things in place and bolted it back up. I took a pic of the shafts and collar (moved out of the way for the pic) for those of you who haven't seen it before.

I put the hood up and removed the radiator and AC condensor. I'm giving my AC system away, and the radiator is packed with mud so badly that 'Gator overheats running down the highway [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I'll be removing the fan too and installing the electric fan and tranny cooler when I put the radiator back in.

While I was in the engine bay, I thought it would be nice to clean up the rats nest a bit. Since the computer is out of the loop and I dont require any of the old feed-back system, I started yanking some things. I also started to remove some of the AC system components. I removed the battery tray to get at all the wires that ran to the diagnostic modules, lamp driver, and relay switches there... I'm trying to sort out what wires to keep and what wires to cut out.

My friend Ryan is going to help me re-wire the whole engine bay tomorrow. Hopefully tonight I'll get to pick up a 258 York bracket as well [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Holy smokes alot of loose wires!!!!!

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Gees, Sycho. Always up to something! After this (these) project(s), you'll be ready for a break - perfect timing for the clear summer we've been having so far!

'82 CJ-7/360/727/D300/cobra, M.O.R.E. shackles, 1/2" steel bumper, 1" body lift and lots of ideas!

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Did I mention that I really want to have it on the road again by next time for the Brooksfield Memorial Day Run? Guess I'll have to put off the 360 and D44 f/r swap until both time and money allow (I'm guessing July at the earliest). Ah well I gotta go, so much to do today!

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Thats nothing canis, he wants unimog portal axles so bad he can taste them. We've been chatting about them for 2 weeks.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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