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Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-19-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By backroadin'
Awesome - thank you! :thumbsup:

Awesome - thank you! :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By backroadin'
XJ spring shackle dimensions?

Can anyone tell me what the width's are on a stock xj/mj shackle? Width at mounting end and width at spring end. Also, are they 9/16" bushings?

My '73 has an inside width of 2.5"+ at the shackle...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-07-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By backroadin'
Yep - thats the right stuff!

Yep - thats the right stuff!
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 09-03-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By backroadin'
So what's the name of this one? "Butt...

So what's the name of this one? "Butt Ugly" is a tough one to beat!!
:thumbsup: :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 09-03-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By backroadin'
Nice! It has that "everything you need and...

Nice! It has that "everything you need and nothing you don't" look
Welcome from the northeast!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-03-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By backroadin'
What did they give you for sealant? The glass...

What did they give you for sealant? The glass shop that did mine used urethane which dries hard and then cracks and leaks. I had to redo it with the proper tar-like goo which stays, well, gooey.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-07-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By backroadin'
20K for a car or truck???? :eek::eek: That's just...

20K for a car or truck???? :eek::eek: That's just an economy model these days.
Just saw the new F-450 and Ram 3500 decked-out models are gonna be almost 100K!!
And probably still just come with a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-07-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By backroadin'
Nice! No mention of FSJ's....... must be they...

Nice!
No mention of FSJ's....... must be they too realize that WE have the real last great Jeep!
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 12-07-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By backroadin'
Welcome! No better way to gain mechanical skills...

Welcome! No better way to gain mechanical skills than to work on a Jeep.... you know, 'cause they never stop needing something! :D
That's how I learned!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-25-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By backroadin'
My guess is the rears are a little bigger than...

My guess is the rears are a little bigger than the fronts. It looks like it has a slight rake to front, so make sure your rear springs aren't saggy. A level stance suspension-wise and slightly bigger...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-13-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By backroadin'
You mean water running down the windows and onto...

You mean water running down the windows and onto the back of the interior door panels? And also onto the floor? If so, a sheet of plastic with rope caulk stuck to the metal inside of door is what my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-13-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,899
Posted By backroadin'
It would take my regular DD to break down!! :p...

It would take my regular DD to break down!! :p :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-06-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By backroadin'
Is that last one photoshopped?? That looks really...

Is that last one photoshopped?? That looks really cool. Actually, they both are really cool.
More info on those please!!! :D
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-04-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By backroadin'
That's the spirit! Let the healing begin.... or...

That's the spirit! Let the healing begin.... or is it the sickness.... can't tell for sure...... on the inside looking out.....
:D
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-04-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By backroadin'
Not too hard if you're mechanically inclined. Are...

Not too hard if you're mechanically inclined. Are you sure it's just the oil pan leaking and not a rear main seal?

On reinstall, don't over-tighten the bolts. It's kinda like a valve cover -...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-01-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By backroadin'
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=66...

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=66430

This says your fronts are 24"x22", (each eye to center) so it matters which end goes where. (I believe the 24" end goes to the back.) Same with...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-01-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By backroadin'
Rear spring shims are backwards - should aleviate...

Rear spring shims are backwards - should aleviate the pinion angle instead of make it worse. same for the front. Those rear shims the way they are probably is the cause of the vibes. I don't think...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-22-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By backroadin'
Besides.... anyone who doesn't know that what...

Besides.... anyone who doesn't know that what you're driving is an actual Jeep doesn't deserve a wave anyhow!!!!

I love your #1.... my wife would agree with your buddies 100%!! :thumbsup:
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-22-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By backroadin'
It's Ok - the "jeep wave" thing is...

It's Ok - the "jeep wave" thing is overrated anyway, and only popularized by mall-crawlin'-wanna-be's who wish they owned and knew how to work on a real Jeep. Kinda like guys driving a Can-Am Spider...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-13-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By backroadin'
Definetely with you - it's like a support...

Definetely with you - it's like a support group..... we've all been there at one time or another.... and another.....
It's part of owning one of these!

Everyone all together now... "HI PILLOW!" :D
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-12-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By backroadin'
Could a missing clip cause an occasional...

Could a missing clip cause an occasional snap/popping noise when turning the wheel back and forth while parked?
I originally thought my bearings were shot when I heard this, but after taking it...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By backroadin'
ROTFLMAO!!!! That's some good stuff right there! ...

ROTFLMAO!!!! That's some good stuff right there!

If FSJ's were still being made, that'd probably be the official emblem and slogan! :thumbsup:
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By backroadin'
- If you gas up every week out of habit 'cause...

- If you gas up every week out of habit 'cause the odometer and gas gauge are "just suggestions"....
- If you know that cheesgraters and egg-crates are not just kitchen items, and that rhinos and...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By backroadin'
If you've ever thought of having a sticker made...

If you've ever thought of having a sticker made that says: "It's a Full Size Jeep thing....... even I don't understand!"
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By backroadin'
If the phrase "Nice boobies!" means...

If the phrase "Nice boobies!" means something else to you................
:D
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