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Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-11-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By threepiece
Yes, it is dangerous but so is many other things...

Yes, it is dangerous but so is many other things we do like take drugs, connect online, eat processed foods and drive automobiles to name a few.

What is in my opinion more dangerous is blocking with...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By threepiece
My guess is that they are super rare. I have/had...

My guess is that they are super rare. I have/had more than 40 Wagoneers and Cherokees over as many years and I have never seen frame brackets like those.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 01-04-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By threepiece
Although rare, brake pedal geometry from a non...

Although rare, brake pedal geometry from a non power brake FSJ is different than the power brake FSJ. I Am not sure how using one will affect performance.

There is also differences in the bellcrank...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-06-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By threepiece
I have removed several dozen FSJ doors over the...

I have removed several dozen FSJ doors over the last 30 years and have only noticed the two types I mentioned above. The Cherokee, Wagoneer and trucks all use the same front door hinge.

Moreover...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-06-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By threepiece
You may be able to connect locking pliers to the...

You may be able to connect locking pliers to the remaining bolt/stud after jacking up the body some. I recommend using curved jaw pliers as opposed to strait jaw and apply heat if possible.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-06-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By threepiece
You could make a special nut from a piece of...

You could make a special nut from a piece of steel bar. The bar should be at least as thick as the diameter of the screw that going through it.

The special nut should be about as long as the flange...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-05-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By threepiece
The plastic inserts are to provide friction so...

The plastic inserts are to provide friction so the doors dont move too freely. There are two different styles. The early type have more degrees of movement. The later ones are less likely to allow...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-12-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By threepiece
The person attempting the repair is lacking...

The person attempting the repair is lacking knowledge or equipment or both.

Repairs like this are often easier than you think with some degree of insight. Take it to someone capable of making...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-04-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By threepiece
I'm not sure if you will find it helpful but you...

I'm not sure if you will find it helpful but you will probably find pages 11+ of my build thread below interesting.

The truck is not done yet so I have no input on how it performs.

One suggestion I...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By threepiece
A very good point here. I'm from the other side...

A very good point here.

I'm from the other side of the fence. Others have called me a things like genius and gifted for my ability in the shop. The reality is the only thing special about me is my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By threepiece
.....and heavy axles. The lightly built SJ bodies...

.....and heavy axles. The lightly built SJ bodies and frames are prone to stress cracks. Adding unsprung weight will add more stress, even under normal driving conditions.

I would try to...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-27-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By threepiece
Hey Tom, you may remember meeting me at Zack's...

Hey Tom, you may remember meeting me at Zack's place a number of years ago.
It seems we are in the same situation although Frank' suggestion that farming dental floss is a lonely affair has dissuaded...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By threepiece
I have hauled all types of FSJ's with a 16'...

I have hauled all types of FSJ's with a 16' trailer. The long wheel base trucks are a bit of a challenge but I hauled several of them as well.

My trailer had side rails, I had clearance issues with...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By threepiece
I applaud your enthusiasm for such an ambitious...

I applaud your enthusiasm for such an ambitious project. I considered doing something similar but without the advantage of CNC it was too much.

I'm not sure what the market is for flairs but I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By threepiece
I have an original quote I use in the shop...

I have an original quote I use in the shop "If you got the job done, no one was injured, and you didn't break anything (or in this case scratch) that you did it the "correct" way.

I once made a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-01-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By threepiece
I painted cars in my home shop for a living for...

I painted cars in my home shop for a living for several years. I actually built a spray booth inside my garage but I found it was often occupied with other projects when I needed to use it so I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By threepiece
That is curious. You asked for a sample from a...

That is curious.

You asked for a sample from a 1966-1973. Is there a difference in the design of the earlier trucks? My truck is a 1963 or 64 I can't remember which.

Back in 1982 I bought a new...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-26-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By threepiece
I was hoping someone would provide the...

I was hoping someone would provide the information you seek. I have what you are looking for but the truck is in a tight spot and difficult to get too. I am however willing to attempt a picture if...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-20-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By threepiece
If you are inclined to do so you can make your...

If you are inclined to do so you can make your own nut by welding " ears" on a Crown Lock Nut. Be sure the nut is not higher than a Grade 5. The carbon content of Grade 8 fasteners makes creating a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-19-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By threepiece
You might consider replacing the wing nut with...

You might consider replacing the wing nut with something more secure. There should be enough friction in the thread interface to prevent loosening. I used a Crown Lock Nut on mine and never had an...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-27-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By threepiece
An unusually ambitious project, I applaud your...

An unusually ambitious project, I applaud your desire to save this one.

I would consider repairing the wheelhouse outer by using strips of sheetmetal placed radially. You could cut a number of...
Forum: Street & Performance 03-25-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By threepiece
Doing a shackle flip and lowering the hanger...

Doing a shackle flip and lowering the hanger might affect the pinion angle more than you would want. The result might be excessive vibration.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By threepiece
I hope to know as well as this happens to me at...

I hope to know as well as this happens to me at times.


I recall having issues with recent U joints that may be related to your dilemma. I recall on two occasions the caps were positioned too far...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By threepiece
Does the clicking stop when the brakes are...

Does the clicking stop when the brakes are applied? My J20 clicks at the front like yours. (they have the same front axle) At least one brake pad it loose enough to cause this sound.

My rotor is not...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-19-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By threepiece
I am doing something similar but I am using a J...

I am doing something similar but I am using a J truck cab. My cab is a direct bolt on to the frame. If your frame is from a Chief it is probably made after 1975 and probably won't bolt direct to the...
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