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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2001, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ever feel you have too many projects at once?

I was outside taking a picture of my axleshaft when I thought about how much stuff I'm trying to do to my jeep.
I've only had it for like a week and a half!
The only bad thing is I keep getting to the point on each project where I need someone else's help to continue(such as setting up gears,or lifting up my 170 lb t-case!)
I put the t-case in yesterday and reattached the linkage today.
The front axle needs a new oil seal,so I figure I might as well do that while I have all this time off.
I've gotten the calipers and diff cover off so far.
I can't get the rotor/spindle off(been asking questions in another post) so I have to stop there.
I can't wait to get this thing running!
Anyone else have projects like this sitting out in front of their house?



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Re: Ever feel you have too many projects at once?

I don't know Joey. Do you mean like as in EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE????? Just wait till you have a wife, family, house several jeeps, several other vehicles, non mechanical neighbors, and several other hobbies. Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm. Looks like you have it on easy street to me. Thats an afternoon project in your driveway. Just look what you have to look forward too.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Oh by the way. <font color=red>GET RID OF THE CONCRETE BLOCKS BEFORE YOU GET KILLED WITH THEM</font color=red> Use wood if nothong else for support or saftey blocks. Lots of us here have seen people get hurt(or killed) using them.

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Re: Ever feel you have too many projects at once?

Joey,
Yes

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Re: Ever feel you have too many projects at once?

Joey, I don't know if anyone ever told you this but don't use cinder blocks intstead of jack stands. Break down and buy another set. They are cheaper than doctor bills. And if your too cheap to do that use some short pieces of 4x4 or 6x6. They work well and I trust em more than cinder blocks. Scarry. BTW do you have your jack on top of a cinder block holding up one corner?

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Re: Ever feel you have too many projects at once?

haha yeah andytron,I agree that does look dangerous.
I have two sets.
The blocks in the rear are extra insurance,I have two jackstands in the rear on each side of my trailer hitch.
The jack on the cinder block is very dangerous,as it isn't even balanced right.the jack's body is just centered on the block,and the jack has quite a bit of "body" hanging off each side.
I haven't been going under it,or putting my body under it since I put that there,just checking out the brakes.
I'll fix it,thanks for the advice


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Nice paint job! At least you are moving forward every time I start a auxilery project (like onboard air) something importent brakes like the trany destroying all the teeth off the reverse gears.

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JOEY,,, LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE, Get the jeep off the cinder blocks, they ARE GOING to shatter. I've been a block mason for over thirty years and know you can kick one and break it, so stop screwing around.

Maybe you should post pic of every phase of your project so these people can keep you alive :-)

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If you are desperate to ever use cinder blocks, use them holes pointing down, its the way they are most structurally sound. Sideways like that they can buckle and tilt. holes down they would have to simaltaniously cumple all over.

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Hehehehe...so when ya gonna paint it?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I remember when I had my CJ with no tires like that. They just look so violated!

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