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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By threepiece
I think you may be referring to a form of butyl...

I think you may be referring to a form of butyl rubber commonly used to bond windshields on older vehicles. This is what I use for sealing on a FSJ.

It comes in bead form on a roll. The bead...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By threepiece
Yes. The glass in most if not all modern vehicles...

Yes. The glass in most if not all modern vehicles with unitized bodies is part of the structure. It transmits energy around the passenger compartment during a collision. There are laws and guidelines...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-13-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By threepiece
I discovered the trick to successful removal...

I discovered the trick to successful removal after cracking a few.

I have a bag full of wood paddles in my tool box made from paint stirr sticks cut into 3"-4" lengths. I use them as little fingers...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-12-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By threepiece
When I was restoring the bed of my J20 I looked...

When I was restoring the bed of my J20 I looked in my yard for a patch panel. As I recall I found a difference in length in the area behind the rear wheels. The lower panel from the 1969 bed would...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-08-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By threepiece
To expand on this: I believe the front spring...

To expand on this: I believe the front spring relocatin was done to accommodate the introduction of the Dana 44 open knuckle axle in 1974. With the springs placed outboard of the frame they would...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-08-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By threepiece
Shortening a truck bed is no small task if one...

Shortening a truck bed is no small task if one wants it done properly. I have considered this to some extent for my FSJ Hybrid project. If you decide to go this route Jim feel free to get with me. I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-29-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By threepiece
If you wish to get fancy you could make a...

If you wish to get fancy you could make a nut-plate. This could be nuts welded to a plate or a plate of suitable thickness drilled and tapped. This would make assembly easier. I used 5/16" bolts.

I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-29-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By threepiece
Tapping screws into the sheet metal will work for...

Tapping screws into the sheet metal will work for a limited time. I would do as pictured in post #8 however instead of welding you could drill two holes and add bolts and nuts. The nuts can be...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-18-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,041
Posted By threepiece
I think the mice and I disagree. I expect they...

I think the mice and I disagree. I expect they would prefer the standard spring trap.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-14-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 281
Posted By threepiece
Indeed, I read most if not all of this thread...

Indeed,

I read most if not all of this thread and did not see mention of what caused the mishap. I can only guess that the spindle bearing nuts let go. Is this correct? What about the lock ring, do...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-01-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By threepiece
Some good advice on removing those bolts here. I...

Some good advice on removing those bolts here. I will add that heating a second time works even better. I usually heat one bolt or nut then heat a second one. After heating the second bolt I reheat...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-27-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By threepiece
Do you still need these measurements? What year...

Do you still need these measurements? What year bed are you wanting to attach to?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-27-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By threepiece
Seatbelt attaching screws are special. They are...

Seatbelt attaching screws are special. They are usually supplied by the manufacturer/supplier of the belt assembly. As far as I know both foreign and domestic makers use a 7/16"-20 thread, it is I...
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 06-15-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By threepiece
Thank God!! I decided six years ago that my...

Thank God!! I decided six years ago that my rescue days were over!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-14-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By threepiece
Yes, I did this swap about twenty years ago,it...

Yes, I did this swap about twenty years ago,it went smoothly.

As I recall I made a drill jig that used the two holes which are used to secure the glass channel as locators. These holes are common...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-11-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By threepiece
I did a "full flair" swap on both sides...

I did a "full flair" swap on both sides of that red Cherokee under the car port that you had your eye on Jim.

Others have said that there is some slight difference but I did not notice that, mine...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-07-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By threepiece
No, I have put that project asside for a while, I...

No, I have put that project asside for a while, I might get to it this winter if for no other reason then to get this issue resolved. The spring maker insists that the truck be complete before he...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-04-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By threepiece
If you go to the "Full Size Jeep...

If you go to the "Full Size Jeep Hybrid" build thread link in my signature below you can see how I did the repair. It can be found on page 29 post numbers 285, 286 and 287.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-29-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By threepiece
Some doors have been subject to more stress than...

Some doors have been subject to more stress than others. Opening and closing cycles and the intensity with which it is done have a great deal to do with this.

There is a stress riser caused by the...
Forum: Wanted 05-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By threepiece
I expect the poster is referring to most any...

I expect the poster is referring to most any dents or deformation.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Metal that is dented has actually "stretched". Stretched metal is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-29-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By threepiece
I did this recently on my J20 with 4.2. I built a...

I did this recently on my J20 with 4.2. I built a hoist to make the job easy. Here is a link to show how I did it. https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49387

I would have posted it...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-28-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By threepiece
My J20 has/had a rattle at those speeds. I always...

My J20 has/had a rattle at those speeds. I always thought it was the transfer case but didn't think to check the shift lever as I was driving it.

Something let go in the drive train recently, I...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-29-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,016
Posted By threepiece
Don't get me started! I live in an area of the...

Don't get me started!

I live in an area of the country with more than its fair share of pretense.

If this guy is concerned about the future generations he would be showing his children how to work...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-28-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,016
Posted By threepiece
I can't count the times others have told me that...

I can't count the times others have told me that my Cherokee or J20 is built like a tank hahahahahaha!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-27-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By threepiece
The trim is stainless steel not chrome plated. I...

The trim is stainless steel not chrome plated. I have seen the trim as late as 1974.

The early glass is indeed thicker. This true for all the door glass and I believe the windshield as well. My best...
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