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Old 05-05-2021, 01:18 PM
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Home after 5 weeks of work.

This jeep. My goodness. It was just sitting there for 6 weeks, yet it sprung a leak.

Turned the key and fired right up like I drove it yesterday. Moved it to the street to clean my driveway.

Soooo.... I have a nice long list of projects to do. First will be to fix the rear axle. I found an axle from a 78 Wide track Cherokee with the correct gears, $150 drum to drum. More to follow.

I met with Brad (Artisan on IFSJA) and he gave me his original 79 J10 windshield. It's in GREAT shape. My windshield is cracked:

and the upper trim has crease it in. It also looks like the previous owner put some goop in the seal to try and seal it up. I will pull my windsheild, clean the whole mounting surface, and have the windsheild Artisan gave me professionally installed with a new gasket.

I also picked up a QT from Artisan. This one is totally complete, part time converted, etc.


THEN I will get back to this. It's yellow because I threw a quick coat of paint on it to keep it from rusting:
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Old 05-05-2021, 01:58 PM
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Have you prepared mentally for rust in the windshield hole?
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:40 PM
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Yeah, It has crossed my mind. If I have rust through, it will get wire brushed, rust treatment paint, and seam sealer for now. I do not have the time to address it correctly before I move. If It is REALLY bad, I am not sure what I will do.
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:17 PM
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Looks good Rang, but when are you gonna get this stuff out of my shop? Lol.
You might want to bring a truck when you show up.....
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:18 PM
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Wow, my 1000th post up there. ↑ ↑
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:28 AM
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Not only did I put a 401 in my Mazda but now I had to put a Dana 44 in it, too.


Spent a couple hours fighting with my stupid QT. When I pulled it into my driveway after busting the rear axle it stopped sending power to the front axle, too. I was too ticked-off to mess with it.

I mentioned I bought a spare case. I pulled it open, cleaned everything up and set the bits aside. I assumed I had stripped the splines out on my forward output slider when it would not pull into the driveway. This is the spare case "slider".

I pulled my case open and inspected. I found NOTHING WRONG. My chain is still nice and tight, my case was clean, no metal shreds, everything seemed to work correctly, nothing wrong. GGrrrrrrr
Here is the slider that was in my case. It's in even better shape than the one I put back into my truck.

videos with things working correctly
video of vacuum motor working
Another video of it working correctly
I also found one of my U-Joint straps looked like this:

I grabbed one off my spare axle (more on that below)
Anyway, I put it all back together, filled it with ATF, and cleaned up my mess

I worked on my rear axle for about 2 hours, then looked forward and saw this:

That is a nice cute big puddle of ATF dripping out of the rear driveshaft output yoke. YAY!

Spent the last 4 hours fighting with my axle. That info is in this thread:
My rear Axle thread
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:23 AM
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Old 05-19-2021, 02:27 PM
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Stangster,

I ran into the paperwork for getting my dash redone.

It was done by http://www.justdashes.com/

I am pretty sure they did my yet to be unboxed door pulls / arm rests
and I might have them do my door cards as soon as I get 6x9 speakers in and cut the holes...

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Old 05-19-2021, 05:48 PM
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(It was done by http://www.justdashes.com/)

That is a very misleading name if they did more than the dash for you.
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Old 05-19-2021, 09:29 PM
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"We restore interior parts for your classic car. Specializing in dash pads, instrument clusters, hard plastic interior trim, plastic re-chroming, molded door panels and more.



They do more than dashes.
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Old 05-26-2021, 12:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocklaurence
Murphy is definitely working against you
For sure.
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Originally Posted by Artisan
Stangster,

I ran into the paperwork for getting my dash redone.

It was done by http://www.justdashes.com/

I am pretty sure they did my yet to be unboxed door pulls / arm rests
and I might have them do my door cards as soon as I get 6x9 speakers in and cut the holes...

Awesome! And they are close!
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(It was done by http://www.justdashes.com/)

That is a very misleading name if they did more than the dash for you.
hahahahaha!!! Yes, they should change their name to Dashes n' pals, or More Than Just Dashes...
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"We restore interior parts for your classic car. Specializing in dash pads, instrument clusters, hard plastic interior trim, plastic re-chroming, molded door panels and more.

They do more than dashes.
Concur.
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Still waiting on my rear axle so I decided to re-pack my front wheel bearings since I have never done them.

I have never packed Dana 44 front wheel bearings and the last set of wheel bearings I did pack were for a VW bug. Planning thread here:
IFSJA Bearing packing thread, watch Dr. Bob's video

I was happy to see lots of meat on my brake pads, all 4 pads are evenly worn, absolutely no seized hardware, no surprises. The rotors have a pretty decent layer of rust on them but I don't care right now because they work. There was also a ton of spider webs in there.

The grease was NASTY. Some of it was the consistency of old used motor oil. I did not feel any grit in the grease, it was just black; it looks like it was originally a graphite color. Luckily, none of my bearings or races need replacing and they do not look original. They are all soaking in mineral spirits right now and will be repacked tonight. Passenger side had no preload on the bearings at all. Driver side seemed good. U-joints felt good and solid.
Koyo, made in Japan. High Cap Hm. Anyone know if these are any good?

I bought all new Timken seals and they are getting Lucas Red N' Tacky grease.
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Old 05-27-2021, 07:51 AM
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Just a little QT chat...
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This is the spare case "slider".

I am probably pointing out the obvious but look at those slider teeth for a moment. You are only getting a little less than a quarter inch of contact between the slider and coupler teeth and that is "normal". This is the key reason I'm not that crazy about the part time kit. It is the only alternative to finding a good stock differential though. Most the QTs I have opened up that had a part time kit had damaged teeth on slider and coupler.

About 11-12 years ago I rebuilt a QT with part time. The slider looked a lot like the one pictured. The owner wanted the part time feature, so I ordered a new slider and coupler from MileMarker to the tune of $185. Ouch. I imagine you can still get these new but I can't imagine how much they would be.
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Old 05-27-2021, 09:19 AM
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Just a little QT chat...

I am probably pointing out the obvious but look at those slider teeth for a moment. You are only getting a little less than a quarter inch of contact between the slider and coupler teeth and that is "normal". This is the key reason I'm not that crazy about the part time kit. It is the only alternative to finding a good stock differential though. Most the QTs I have opened up that had a part time kit had damaged teeth on slider and coupler.

About 11-12 years ago I rebuilt a QT with part time. The slider looked a lot like the one pictured. The owner wanted the part time feature, so I ordered a new slider and coupler from MileMarker to the tune of $185. Ouch. I imagine you can still get these new but I can't imagine how much they would be.
100%. Spot on. That's EXACTLY why
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...I assumed I had stripped the splines out on my forward output slider when it would not pull into the driveway...
The sliders are still available. I spent about 45 searching the interwebz that night, found the part number, then searched all over for that part. Many websites say "no longer available" or "backordered" or something along those lines so I assume they are no longer made and all the ones that were "available" were either old stock or not really in stock at all. The slider was reported as available on about 8 different sites with prices varying between $55 and $110.

Having a complete spare, operable case in my stash will, hopefully, get me through the next couple years. At some point I plan to re-drivetrain this pig and that is when this QT will go away. I recommend the PT kit to folks more because there are less wearable parts and its nice to run ATF in the case instead of QT juice. I would not run tires bigger than 33" though for the exact reason you mention (all that torque is going through those tiny little splines).

It's really too bad, too, because the rest of the case is pretty dang stout! That chain is MASSIVE! The sprockets would survive Armageddon. Of the 5'ish cases I have been inside, I have never see worn bearings. The LRU is pretty good, too. I also hope to make a shift lever on my spare case that will (hopefully) make its what into my truck. I don't like cables and the vacuum motors are also really hard to get decent ones anymore.
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Old 05-28-2021, 11:09 AM
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Yes, they are stout. They put them in J20s for crying out loud.

Have you been aware of the new vacuum shifter BJs is selling? I haven't got one yet because I still have a couple new in box OEM units. I forget if it was Brent or Ryan that said to me but I was told the canister is rebuildable but I haven't heard about rebuild kits being available yet.

https://www.bjsoffroad.com/Quadratra...m-_p_2448.html
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Old 05-28-2021, 11:46 AM
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HOLY AWESOMENESS!!! NO! I didn't know!!! That is GREAT news! IMHO, this is a game changer! Those motors have been so hit/miss!!!

I have found where the motors fail the most is the seal between the shaft and the E-Drive side. Of the 8 or so motors I have tested, they all held vacuum on the normal side but if you put vacuum on the E-Drive side, it would either work/shift, then bleed down (like both of mine do) fairly quickly, or just leak so bad, the motor does not work at all.
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Old 06-02-2021, 10:11 AM
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My truck has 2 axles again! AAAaaaannd I am pretty sure they both work!


Pay no attention to the mound of kitty litter and tray of shame up forward. I did not have a chance to replace the QT rear output seal. I am pretty sure my trans dispstick tube is leaking again, too. Axle needed 24 hours for the gasket maker to dry so no burnouts, yet. Hope to drive it tomorrow.
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Old 06-02-2021, 04:27 PM
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Looking good!

And all jeeps are marking their spot with oil , so I would say no problems!

A old carpet is very useful for when you're truck is leaking oil!
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If it is not leaking, it is empty right? Looks like you are staying pretty busy.
looking great and almost burnout ready.
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glad your project is doing good,...photos are not showing for me....dangit.

but I know it is cool.

take care rang.

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Looking great! Wish I was making the progress you were.

But I will be soon
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