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The Road So Far

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by sxs texan, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Jul 15, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Can someone please help me find the Jeep cap those fits in the center of the steering wheel! Thanks

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  2. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    What was your tool of choice to cut the metal as it looks contoured, even and very straight?
     
  3. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Think any of these Ebay choices would work ?

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  4. Jul 16, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    So the long cuts (basically left to right/up and down) were done by the factory where I purchased the metal from because it comes from CHINA in huge sheets. However for the little cuts here and there I used a reciprocating saw with a steel blade. After I made the cuts I filed it down so I would cut my fingers off on the sharp edges. I'm actually putting together a how to right now that might answer some more of your questions.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    Cool, so these will fit on the steering wheel? Thanks
     
  6. Jul 16, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Be a neat $5-6 addition to the steering wheel if it fits.
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  7. Jul 17, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    Great, thanks for the pic and measuring it for me.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    As promised, here is the video of the rear storage build. Sorry @JKBob 25 I kinda like the music at the start lol. Let me know what yall think and be sure to subscribe and check out my other videos.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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  10. Jul 17, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Great DIY tutorial for rear storage in the YJ. Once you get the rear section welded it should be even tougher. I probably don't have those metal working skills or definitely the time but I appreciate your video. My order from QT last week arrived today so like you I got some trunk security for my 2dr JK.
     
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  11. Jul 18, 2018 at 6:07 AM
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    Awesome man, glade you got to watch the video. Yeah having some storage is a must it seams like. There is never a reason not to have some junk in the trunk! :)
     
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  12. Jul 28, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    I took @boondoc89 advice and painted to shinny parts to match. I think it looks much better. Just adds a bit of fit and finish to the project. Let me know what yall think.

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  13. Jul 28, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    Man that looks great. Looks more rugged and not quite as flashy. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jul 28, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    Thanks bud, Yeah I was thinking it looked like something a biker grandma would wear on her boots lol. While I was down there I noticed the majority of screws holding the dash in place were missing so I added those and man, what difference in how the wheel feels without everything shacking.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    So, ever since I got the Jeep I have noticed it was a little squirrely on the road. When I would let off the gas it felt like the axles were going to roll right out from under you and would lean to the left. Also when I let off the gas she would lean to the left really bad and start to swerve left. I ended up having some extra time yesterday so I deiced to crawl under the Jeep with a few sockets and some wrenches. To my astonishment the U-bolts that hold the axle to the leaf springs were almost finger tight!!!! All the track bars were about to fall off along with multiple other nuts and bolts! I strongly believe that If I had not discovered this issue the results could have been much worse. The good news is the jeep rides incredible now hahahha Feels like a completely different vehicle.

    Thanks fro following along with my crazyness! Stay safe
     
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  16. Aug 22, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    Dang man. Good thing you got underneath and tightened some stuff down. Coulda been bad for everybody. Good job by checking everything over!! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Sep 11, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    Whats going on yall? Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. I have been working on the sxs and Jeep and both are looking pretty good. I created a little tailgate latch since mine doesnt have one and I hate how it just swings open. Ill put a video out soon. Let me know what yall think.

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  18. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    Had to do the unthinkable and put the top and doors on today because of possible hurricane coming. Its been raining for a week strait and just had a few mins of sunlight. I have been itching to drive her. Everything went on pretty good for as old as it is. Lets just say it doesnt seal up perfectly lol. Let me know what yall think.

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  19. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    Consider loosening a floor drain plug in anticipation of water entry or use a tarp when parked.
     
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  20. Sep 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Very cool rig. Yea I'd say toss a tarp over it when you put it up and strap the hell out of it.
     
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