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Forum: Build Threads 03-01-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,110
Posted By bkilby
Hey, I know how it goes. It took me over a year...

Hey, I know how it goes. It took me over a year to complete my dash and another 6 months to install it. Things happen. Life happens. I'm still not done with my dash. Lol Keep up the great work!
Forum: Wanted 02-25-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By bkilby
I might have a pair if 78 WIDETRAC doesn't.

I might have a pair if 78 WIDETRAC doesn't.
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 02-21-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,495
Posted By bkilby
You guys might want to look into this company. ...

You guys might want to look into this company. I haven't used their stuff but I've heard good things about them. Maybe the XJ kit will...
Forum: Build Threads 02-19-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 63,788
Posted By bkilby
Rang, there's only 2 vacuum lines for these rigs...

Rang, there's only 2 vacuum lines for these rigs that I know of. One goes to the door at the firewall to allow the air to flow into the cab. When it does, you're on heat by default. When you...
Forum: Build Threads 02-16-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,110
Posted By bkilby
Looks great. They dye turned out nice. One...

Looks great. They dye turned out nice. One thing you might want to research before putting that back in is the schrader valve that might be hiding in the port where the small tube attaches. ...
Forum: Build Threads 02-14-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,173
Posted By bkilby
Rang, I have a spare or two laying around if you...

Rang, I have a spare or two laying around if you want something to practice with. Or maybe rebuild, then swap into your rig.
Forum: Build Threads 02-02-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 63,788
Posted By bkilby
It's the simple things.... Good news Rang. Hope...

It's the simple things.... Good news Rang. Hope that solved some issues. I'm curious to see what you come up with on the oiling issue. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Build Threads 01-17-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,796
Posted By bkilby
Maybe once you get it all installed and can move...

Maybe once you get it all installed and can move it forward and back while tapping the brakes, it'll settle to something better. Driveshaft and shocks not needed for that. I didn't do that same...
Forum: Build Threads 01-17-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,796
Posted By bkilby
Do you have the full weight on those springs in...

Do you have the full weight on those springs in the pics? Those shackles should be leaning backwards. Did you have to flip the springs around backwards?
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 01-09-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By bkilby
If I bought a Jeep in MI and shipped it back to...

If I bought a Jeep in MI and shipped it back to CA, can you toss this inside so you don't have to ship? :D
Forum: Build Threads 01-03-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 63,788
Posted By bkilby
The paint is to keep the block from rusting and...

The paint is to keep the block from rusting and to help the oil travel to the oil pan faster.



The engine looks good Rang, I hope it runs as nice as it's looking.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-02-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By bkilby
Strapping it to a pallet and shipping to Fl....

Strapping it to a pallet and shipping to Fl. shouldn't be a big deal. I get it's hard to arrange shipping yourself when you're out of the country though. I use a broker company called Globaltranz....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-25-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By bkilby
The York's today look the same. You can tell...

The York's today look the same. You can tell the crank and pistons are installed and Jo Ann is putting the valve plate gasket in place over the dowel pins. Great picture.
Forum: Build Threads 12-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,464
Posted By bkilby
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Build Threads 12-23-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,403
Posted By bkilby
I had an '84 back in the day. That 318 had a...

I had an '84 back in the day. That 318 had a whopping 120hp I believe. The wiring is a nightmare. Is the computer attached to the air cleaner? Lol.
Forum: Build Threads 12-22-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 24,403
Posted By bkilby
Nice! I love the Ramchargers. 1984? Kinda...

Nice! I love the Ramchargers. 1984? Kinda hard to tell the year. Sorry to hear about the engine problems.
Forum: Build Threads 12-21-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 63,788
Posted By bkilby
Nice. Glad to see you got it back Rang. A bit...

Nice. Glad to see you got it back Rang. A bit slow, but this will give you something to do over the holidays. Good luck buddy.
Forum: Build Threads 12-06-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
Thanks 78 WIDETRAC and bluehwy. :thumbsup: I...

Thanks 78 WIDETRAC and bluehwy. :thumbsup:


I was able to finally drive this rig home again yesterday. My gas gauge was reading a tad under 1/2 tank but we've never really checked the accuracy of...
Forum: Build Threads 12-02-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
Some final pics of the wiring. This is a pic of...

Some final pics of the wiring. This is a pic of the inside of the tailgate showing how far down the tube sits. Could have gone lower if needed. ...
Forum: Build Threads 12-01-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
Lol. Thanks guys. Jim, you should have seen...

Lol. Thanks guys. Jim, you should have seen this coming. The plan was to get the wiring done yesterday but my guy never showed up. Called him last night to find out he's taking a seasonal job...
Forum: Build Threads 11-28-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
I used the scrap tailgate to slice open and see...

I used the scrap tailgate to slice open and see just how hard this was going to be. I knew it was double walled so used it as the guinea pig. I cut a 2" wide by 3" long hole, just big enough for...
Forum: Build Threads 11-28-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
After we verified it's going to work as planned,...

After we verified it's going to work as planned, we started making the harness but didn't like the way the factory ran the wires through those tiny slots in the tailgate and door jamb. All of my...
Forum: Build Threads 11-28-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
Meanwhile, my manual tailgate window crank...

Meanwhile, my manual tailgate window crank decided to stripe the splines and leave me with a non working window. So as the Jeep sat collecting dust, we decided to pull the spare tailgate with the...
Forum: Build Threads 11-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 89,195
Posted By bkilby
3 months later..... We're starting to get back...

3 months later.....


We're starting to get back to the Jeep again. Finally. Made a new defroster duct outlet out of exhaust tubing. Started with a U shaped 2" tube and cut it to the desired...
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 11-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By bkilby
I'll take an XL if there's any left.

I'll take an XL if there's any left.
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