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Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By threepiece
Inline tube is local to me. They did a great job...

Inline tube is local to me. They did a great job reproducing the sample tubing and parking brake cables I provided that came off my J20.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By threepiece
Whoever would laugh at your use of a utility pole...

Whoever would laugh at your use of a utility pole clearly has not spent much time in a workshop. I'm sure you had spring back so I'll bet you wish the pole was a smaller diameter.

I have had great...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-14-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By threepiece
When I added a rhino grille I modified the...

When I added a rhino grille I modified the existing lever to accept a 1/4" rod. I simply cut the lever off and welded a short length of tubing on to the remaining base. I keep a rod handy in my cab...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By threepiece
Rivnut is a registered trade name for a product...

Rivnut is a registered trade name for a product known as a "blind rivet nut". Like Bondo (also a registered trade name) Rivnuts sometimes have a bad reputation from improper use. Blind rivet nuts...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 01-31-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By threepiece
Or none at all if the truck has oversize tires...

Or none at all if the truck has oversize tires with a deep offset. I have transported several J trucks on my 7x16 trailer. I remember two that were too wide because of the tires and wheels that were...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By threepiece
I don't think that part is a "dust...

I don't think that part is a "dust shield" but rather a fan shroud. I believe it is intended to direct the flow of air coming off the rotor fins to help keep the rotor cool. This device may be needed...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By threepiece
Gosh, I don't know what service manual you are...

Gosh, I don't know what service manual you are getting your information from but it is clearly not a factory TSM.

According to the 1979 Jeep Service Manual the only Cherokee models available were...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-04-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By threepiece
Yes, however I question your belief that all...

Yes, however I question your belief that all Chiefs were an S as I have not seen mention of a Cherokee Chief S in any Jeep literature.

The 1979 sales brochure indicates three trim packages, the S...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-04-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By threepiece
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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By threepiece
It is indeed a Cherokee however it is not a...

It is indeed a Cherokee however it is not a Cherokee Chief.

The Chief trim package was only available on the two door wide track body in 1979.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-03-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By threepiece
I suspect you are referring to the window...

I suspect you are referring to the window regulator mounting. I Think the greatest change was with the addition f power windows. I don't think the door inner sheet metal shape changed much if at all....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-03-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By threepiece
That's about as far from a Chief as an SJ can get.

That's about as far from a Chief as an SJ can get.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-26-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By threepiece
The optional fuel tank skid plates for J Trucks...

The optional fuel tank skid plates for J Trucks used the same pattern. I suspect Jeep simply cut out pieces from bed floor stampings as needed to make these skid plates. Finding one of those however...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-13-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By threepiece
I painted cars professionally for nearly a decade...

I painted cars professionally for nearly a decade in my home shop. I found the best place to paint is outside, even though I had a spray room.

In the morning, before the wind blows, the bugs come...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-31-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By threepiece
There are two different front door hinges used on...

There are two different front door hinges used on the FSJ. The early type allowed a wider opening or more angle that the later type. I'm not sure when the change occurred, but I think some time...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-16-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By threepiece
Wait till she gets some hots funneled down those...

Wait till she gets some hots funneled down those boots. Now there is some action!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-02-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,903
Posted By threepiece
It looks like the piston on your caliper was...

It looks like the piston on your caliper was contacting the rotor at one time. This may have generated more heat than the assembly could withstand. As a result something could have been damaged in...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-28-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By threepiece
I have often wondered about this. My J20 with a...

I have often wondered about this. My J20 with a T18 transmission and 258 engine does the same. I know the rolling resistance is not the culprit as the truck will move on the slightest incline without...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By threepiece
Although I havn't seen one, I would also check...

Although I havn't seen one, I would also check for a defective cap. If something is preventing the release of pressure in the cap the pressure will go out somewhere else.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-27-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By threepiece
I did similar on my J20. It has been great for...

I did similar on my J20. It has been great for six years and 50,000 miles.

I don't see a need for the pressure switch, especially if it is made with any plastic components. I had one that cracked....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-25-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By threepiece
I applaud your desire to repair your FSJ and...

I applaud your desire to repair your FSJ and learn new skills. My FSJ's have been a great avenue of learning for me over the last 35 years as I too have what others have described as an extraordinary...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
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: 32
Views: 1,765
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: 32
Views: 1,765
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: 13
Views: 913
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...
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