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Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-25-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By backroadin'
Merry Christmas!!! All the Christmas songs are...

Merry Christmas!!!

All the Christmas songs are done on the radio around here by now, so you may be in luck till next year!!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-24-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By backroadin'
Well, you can alway replace the bed some time...

Well, you can alway replace the bed some time after you do the patches. Then you'd have some experience!! And you'd get to drive it more.

Post pictures on your progress - we love looking at...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-23-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By backroadin'
Yeah, I ended up getting some ford shackles...

Yeah, I ended up getting some ford shackles (E747-43). Still not ideal but they work. They're a little narrower at the bushing end than the XJ's, which I need and they're 9/16 I.D. too. Still needed...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By backroadin'
If your work doesn't come out as good as you...

If your work doesn't come out as good as you would like - remember that a nice bed mat will make it all OK! :D

If it was my truck, I'd leave it - I think it's a bigger project for a first-timer than...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-23-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,848
Posted By backroadin'
Up here in the northeast, a fairly rust-free rig...

Up here in the northeast, a fairly rust-free rig like that would be a driver!!
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 09-23-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By backroadin'
That's exactly why I still have mine!! :thumbsup:

That's exactly why I still have mine!! :thumbsup:
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 09-23-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By backroadin'
Welcome from Vermont! Good luck with the project...

Welcome from Vermont! Good luck with the project - lots of good info here.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-19-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By backroadin'
Awesome - thank you! :thumbsup:

Awesome - thank you! :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
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: 32
Views: 1,786
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: 2,984
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: 19
Views: 1,107
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: 32
Views: 1,786
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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,564
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, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
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: 3,936
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: 427
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: 673
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: 673
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: 3,936
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:
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