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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-27-2021, 08:26 AM
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Posted By threepiece
I have not been to a hardware store recently but...

I have not been to a hardware store recently but I recall a selection there at one time. Might find something at your favorite home center or auto parts supplier as well.

Springs like this can be...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-10-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By threepiece
How about automatic soap dispensers that will not...

How about automatic soap dispensers that will not deliver to dirty hands!

I guess there is a sensor that determines when hands (or other body part) is in the delivery zone but if there is...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-26-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By threepiece
This exposes another ridiculous behavior....

This exposes another ridiculous behavior. Converting kinetic energy that one has paid a premium price for and turning it into heat that does not benefit them. This while adding unnecessary wear and...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-26-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By threepiece
Plenty of options on this thread. How about...

Plenty of options on this thread.

How about gregarious drivers? Ever noticed how most people seem to drive in close groups? Even when traffic is very light you can find clusters of vehicles with...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-25-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By threepiece
I was not so lucky. In the early 1980 s my J10...

I was not so lucky. In the early 1980 s my J10 dropped the rod when leaving the lake I was fishing. It was winter with nearly a foot of snow on the ground. I gave up looking for it after a short...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-20-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
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: 44
Views: 3,219
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: 44
Views: 3,219
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: 499
Posted By threepiece
[QUOTE=bufurd]I didn Yes, the story on that goes...

[QUOTE=bufurd]I didn

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: 44
Views: 3,219
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: 801
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: 905
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: 65
Views: 3,029
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: 905
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: 268
Views: 50,888
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: 65
Views: 3,029
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: 499
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: 299
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: 646
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: 6,722
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: 6,722
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: 6,722
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: 345
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: 345
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: 478
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...
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