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What Did You Do With Your Rig Today?

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MOAK

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Member II

2,835
Wernersville, PA, USA
First Name
Donald
Last Name
Diehl
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0745

Removed old fan clutch & replaced with new modified fan clutch ( thicker oil ) and new shroud. Sounds easy and it is, but with dual batteries it takes time. Modified the clutch by removing 10 ml of original silicone oil & replacing it with 10 ml of 20,000 wt silicone oil. An easy mod which should allow me to slog up long hills or plow through deep sand without getting hot as it lowers the operating temp by about 5 degrees. I was amazed that the dealership had a new shroud for a 25 year old vehicle the next day, & for less money than used ones on flea bay..
 

Downs

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Member III

2,827
Hunt County Texas
First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Downs
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20468

Ham Callsign
KK6RBI / WQYH678
Service Branch
USMC 03-16, FIRE/EMS
I missed a few days of updates. The M416 is pretty much done. I just got the wiring harness in yesterday and will be doing that up today. Along with some HMMWV taillights.





I got the CJ2A started on it's way down. I have some folks from the local Jeep club coming to help lift the tub off tonight at which point I'll roll the frame into the shop and start tearing the drivetrain apart. And hope to have the hood stripped down and painted by the end of the day as well.



 

North American Sojourner

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Adventure

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828
Mid-Missouri, MO, USA
First Name
Dave
Last Name
Zimmer
Member #

30139

Service Branch
USN (ret)
I missed a few days of updates. The M416 is pretty much done. I just got the wiring harness in yesterday and will be doing that up today. Along with some HMMWV taillights.





I got the CJ2A started on it's way down. I have some folks from the local Jeep club coming to help lift the tub off tonight at which point I'll roll the frame into the shop and start tearing the drivetrain apart. And hope to have the hood stripped down and painted by the end of the day as well.



Awesome stuff right here now.
Zim
 

Downs

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Member

Member III

2,827
Hunt County Texas
First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Downs
Member #

20468

Ham Callsign
KK6RBI / WQYH678
Service Branch
USMC 03-16, FIRE/EMS
Changed rear diff fluid in the XJ, rotated tires on the CJ5, ran the wiring for the lights on the M416 but haven't moutned or wired the lights yet. Got the hood for the 2A stripped, primed and painted and got the tub pulled off and frame rolled into the garage.


First panel of the project is stripped, primed and painted. Tub is removed and frame is pushed into the garage for further disassembly.





"Ford Dark Gray"






 

PandaMonium 428

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Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri, United States
First Name
Andrew
Last Name
O’Connell
NAPA awning. Its awesome, just do yourself a favor and hit up home depot and buy better hardware. Stripped 2 bolts off the bat. Still really happy with it
Did you actually get that at NAPA?
Zim
Yup! Called them and asked if they had any in stock, they said yes, due to work i had them hold it for me and i picked it up and installed it the next day.
 

North American Sojourner

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Adventure

Contributor III

828
Mid-Missouri, MO, USA
First Name
Dave
Last Name
Zimmer
Member #

30139

Service Branch
USN (ret)
How do you plan to mount it securely?
I have 4 tabs welded to the bottom inside, and some access holes on top. Problem is there is no room at the windshield and in front the tabs are off a inch...lmao. So.............might have to reweld the tabs up front, and use a thumb wheel (which works) on the windshield. Design flaws are my speciatity...ahahahahahha. Oh, and screws into the plastic tray of the dash, so perminate scars. Always throw a rubber pad in there and call it good, but I'm keeping the truck until they offer me 7K more than I paid for it, like the Tacoma I just sold...lol
Zim