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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-20-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By threepiece
Along with the safety issues I would do a...

Along with the safety issues I would do a thorough cleaning first. I am referring to areas that are not obvious such as the cowl drains, rocker panels, inside all five doors, front and rear shock...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-20-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By threepiece
Not sure what you are saying here. I guess you...

Not sure what you are saying here. I guess you bought a Zcode J20 and found out later it had a GM engine?

Years ago I bought a 1977 J20 that did not run. The owner lost his license and the truck sat...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-18-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By threepiece
How about all the trash strewn about? It seems to...

How about all the trash strewn about? It seems to be a reflection of the values of so many.

I suppose it is inevitable that some trash gets misplaced as most of us buy readymade everything instead...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-15-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By threepiece
[QUOTE=bufurd]I didn Yes, the story on that goes...

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Yes, the story on that goes something like this:

Sometime in the mid 1980’s my father and I went to see an antique car for sale. When I drove up in my J10 the man told me...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-13-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By threepiece
How about throwing away a clean paper towel after...

How about throwing away a clean paper towel after drying ones hands. Pretty ridiculous I think when you consider the amount of clean paper thrown away every day and the resource used and pollution...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By threepiece
My previous supplier went out of business. He had...

My previous supplier went out of business. He had an array of choices. I now get from automotive paint supply, there are two in this area that are priced widely.

They only stock one product, it is...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-07-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By threepiece
Yes, a fair amount of work I do is replacing the...

Yes, a fair amount of work I do is replacing the thin sheet metal brackets the handles are attached to. The new brackets have variations in their shape intended to increase or decrease the amount of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,135
Posted By threepiece
Well, yes and no I think. It will probably be...

Well, yes and no I think.

It will probably be fine for light load driving. However, as the horse power/load increases so will the axle temperature. I believe the extra preload provided by the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-06-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By threepiece
For the last 25 years I have been modifying cars...

For the last 25 years I have been modifying cars and light trucks for crash testing. A great deal has changed in regulations and vehicle design since this video was made. I wonder how our FSJ compare...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-06-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 47,627
Posted By threepiece
I have a low profile spreader type lifting...

I have a low profile spreader type lifting attachment made for removing/installing Jim. You are welcome to use it but it requires overhead lift.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-05-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,135
Posted By threepiece
My first axle took three months to build. This...

My first axle took three months to build. This included making all the tools except for the bearing puller and installing an ARB Locker.

At the time I had only a vague understanding of the process....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-05-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By threepiece
If I remember correctly Humpty has my old NOS cab...

If I remember correctly Humpty has my old NOS cab and probably other NOS parts as well.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-18-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By threepiece
I am curious about any advantage you hope to gain...

I am curious about any advantage you hope to gain in doing so.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-29-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By threepiece
If grease is not supplied with your new bushings...

If grease is not supplied with your new bushings I recommend synthetic grease as it has more resistance to water wash than petroleum grease.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-29-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,481
Posted By threepiece
In case some of you fellows overlooked my warning...

In case some of you fellows overlooked my warning in the ramble of my previous post, these brackets will not work well with stock suspension springs. Here...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-24-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,481
Posted By threepiece
After a closer look at the picture In this thread...

After a closer look at the picture In this thread I realize the rotor is inboard of the hub. In this way the assembly fits. This does not mean these brackets will work for all trucks. Because I am...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-23-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,481
Posted By threepiece
I am in the process of converting to disk brakes...

I am in the process of converting to disk brakes and have a pair of cutthroat brackets as described here. The word is rotors from a 1977 Chevy K20 are the ones to use but I found they do not fit....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-23-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By threepiece
Well, I found the correct socket that I also...

Well, I found the correct socket that I also made. I simply cannot remember what I made the bigger one for.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-23-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By threepiece
Dana 60 Spindle Nut?s

Gosh, I really thought I would be saving time by building axles from on the shelf parts as opposed to tearing down and rebuilding a complete one. The axle saga continues with a new issue, this time...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-22-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By threepiece
Yes, I think so but you will need an additional...

Yes, I think so but you will need an additional crossmember in front of the original one. The new X member can connect to side plates bolted to the frame rails using the four nuts intended for the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 01-21-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 47,627
Posted By threepiece
I recommend you point out to the person doing the...

I recommend you point out to the person doing the work that the truck and Cherokee do not share the same body side shape, particularly near the bottom.

I have seen others try to fit the spot weld...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-21-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By threepiece
I made a complete three piece bumper with an...

I made a complete three piece bumper with an integrated winch mount. I tried to style it to some degree after the original. The header panel is recessed so the Ramsey PTO winch is attached to the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-19-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By threepiece
I used the set of four from BJ Offraad I believe...

I used the set of four from BJ Offraad I believe they are polyurethane and fit well.

I prefer rubber over polyurethane but several of the last “rubber” insulators I have used let go far...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-19-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By threepiece
I just did this last week. I pressed out the...

I just did this last week.

I pressed out the rubber first. I then scored almost through the wall of the sleeve with a saw. The sleeves were then removed with a light tapping.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-18-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By threepiece
These are 8 lug. I suppose it is possible they...

These are 8 lug. I suppose it is possible they are from a different truck. If so they were spinning on a FSJ axle when I acquired it. What adds to the mystery is all the spindles I have are the same...
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