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Forum: Build Threads Today, 05:40 PM
Replies: 264
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Posted By goldhammer
I'd probably replace the entire hard line. Then...

I'd probably replace the entire hard line. Then it'll last another 40 years

That's what I get for letting it sit so long. The hard brake lines on the GMC motorhome are about to start that. New...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By goldhammer
Thought the flex tracks were white nylon with...

Thought the flex tracks were white nylon with holes for the motor gear, not a spiral cable on a round hard tube. Those look more like XJ, with the tube and mount brackets.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By goldhammer
First car was a '53 Chev p/u, not running. Was...

First car was a '53 Chev p/u, not running. Was a gift from one of Mom's friends. Found a '63 GMC short narrow that had rolled. Had the 305 V-6, 4 speed. Not a straight panel on it. Bought it...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-03-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By goldhammer
Yep, Maverick was a late 60's to mid 70's car. ...

Yep, Maverick was a late 60's to mid 70's car. Based off the Falcon/Mustang chassis, IIRC
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-29-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By goldhammer
Well, got another Ford goodie of stepping in it. ...

Well, got another Ford goodie of stepping in it. Just saw an add for the new Maverick. A unibody pickup ( think Honda Ridgeline) that looks like it's based off of the Escape (like the Bronco).
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-26-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By goldhammer
I've never looked at either the Jeep or Chevy...

I've never looked at either the Jeep or Chevy boxes, but take a look at sector shaft dia and splines, your might need to scare up a different pitman arm. Just a thought.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-25-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By goldhammer
Got one down in Lebanon. No personal experience,...

Got one down in Lebanon. No personal experience, but haven't heard anything bad. I think there is still one in the Albany/Corvallis area too.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-22-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By goldhammer
Glorified Wrangler. A travesty they used the...

Glorified Wrangler. A travesty they used the name on that "thing".

And don't even ask about the new Grand Wagoneer....they just put a M-80 in a Grand Cherokee, lit the fuse, slammed the door and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-22-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By goldhammer
He said both were rears, so if a disc setup on...

He said both were rears, so if a disc setup on one, it was converted somewhere along the line.
Forum: Build Threads 09-21-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 30,829
Posted By goldhammer
I was going to put in a J truck spare tire area...

I was going to put in a J truck spare tire area aux tank. Would have had to angle one corner to do it, and it fell by the way side. At least it will probably be easier to fuel up.

Replaced rear...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-21-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By goldhammer
Sounds like you have a quadratrac and a part time...

Sounds like you have a quadratrac and a part time transfer case rears. The q-tracs were offset, more than the part time axles.

Both should be 44's, so the flanges and outer stuff should be the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-20-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By goldhammer
Might try Collins, they deal with the...

Might try Collins, they deal with the CJ's.
Another option is to have it recored.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-15-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By goldhammer
Come to think about it, yeah, probably some sort...

Come to think about it, yeah, probably some sort of Euro-trash using bolts
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-14-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By goldhammer
Well ventilated, but I'd worry more about the...

Well ventilated, but I'd worry more about the missing studs
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-11-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By goldhammer
Trans fluid will float on the drained coolant in...

Trans fluid will float on the drained coolant in little globs. Otherwise, lots of rust and crud in the block. Had a 4.3 "S" Blazer that would drain out brown no matter how much it was flushed.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-09-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By goldhammer
Once you get the roof skin off, wire wheel the...

Once you get the roof skin off, wire wheel the roof rails. Betting you have heavy rust there as well. Treat with a rust converter if saveable.
When you drill out the spot welds all around, take a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-07-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By goldhammer
Not only the above, but you'll have to figure out...

Not only the above, but you'll have to figure out a way to anchor the whole thing down to keep it from torquing out of the cradle or the whole mount set-up.
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 08-28-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By goldhammer
Replaced the 176 in my '81 cherk with the 18/208....

Replaced the 176 in my '81 cherk with the 18/208. Had to lengthen the front and shorten the rear driveshafts, and add 3" to clutch linkage. Otherwise no issues if someone wants to use that combo...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-07-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By goldhammer
Those heavy rust spots are paper thin and ready...

Those heavy rust spots are paper thin and ready to go through. The bigger ones you could probably poke through with an unbent paper clip. Would be a lot better and easier to replace the whole roof...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-01-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By goldhammer
Good luck finding one. Actually that is a Buick...

Good luck finding one. Actually that is a Buick 350. Shrouds for that engine are rarer than solid gold petrified hen's teeth. Pretty much made of unobtainium.

Might try a 180 or 160 t-stat, And...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-01-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,410
Posted By goldhammer
As to the roof repair, if you have a wire feed,...

As to the roof repair, if you have a wire feed, not too hard. At the body shop, we would cut a slightly oversized patch after we got back to solid metal, slip it's under hold snug without a lot of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By goldhammer
Probably going to find the moldings are riveted...

Probably going to find the moldings are riveted and taped on. Look to see if they have plugs about 5/32 dia in them. If so, riveted, if not probably just taped on. Wood grain is a time consuming...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-23-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By goldhammer
Found it at Napa. #NOE7305617... For 5/16 rubber...

Found it at Napa. #NOE7305617... For 5/16 rubber line. Came with all the seals and click lock. Whole fitting assembly, with barb end to the hose. I just cut off the factory fitting on the rubber...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-19-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By goldhammer
Can't get into net, been too long and forgot...

Can't get into net, been too long and forgot login and I know my email there is dead and gone.

Edit... Got in, didn't find him registered under the same name.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-19-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By goldhammer
Did some searching last night. It went to...

Did some searching last night. It went to jeepmj_tj in Clemson, SC. His last post on it was several years ago. Have sent a PM, and hope he's still around.
Might have to try over on fsjnet.
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