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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-19-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By threepiece
I am doing something similar but I am using a J...

I am doing something similar but I am using a J truck cab. My cab is a direct bolt on to the frame. If your frame is from a Chief it is probably made after 1975 and probably won't bolt direct to the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-19-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By threepiece
In reference to post number 5: This is indeed a...

In reference to post number 5:

This is indeed a confusing post.

The latches and catches are not interchangeable. You cannot use the old style latch with the new style catch or vise versa. Swapping...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-19-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By threepiece
[QUOTE=78J10honcho]My 78 has the newer style...

[QUOTE=78J10honcho]My 78 has the newer style latches.

I remember swapping a newer door onto a 75 j10. I a can
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-19-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By threepiece
[QUOTE=78J10honcho]My 78 has the newer style...

[QUOTE=78J10honcho]My 78 has the newer style latches.

I remember swapping a newer door onto a 75 j10. I a can
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-19-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By threepiece
I can't hardly blame you. You surly heard or read...

I can't hardly blame you. You surly heard or read others use it wrongly. It's a surprisingly common mistake.

I got a deal on the PTO winch set-up for my J20 because of this. The seller described it...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-17-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By threepiece
Perhaps he has a "winch" that lifts the...

Perhaps he has a "winch" that lifts the "wench" up high where she would be out of danger. Still that's no way to treat a woman even if she is a "wench"
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-17-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By threepiece
At some point in 1979 Jeep ran out of the early...

At some point in 1979 Jeep ran out of the early style lock and began using the new. All 1979 FSJ's I have seen (quite a few) had the new style. I have heard of a few 1979's that had the early...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-15-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
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: 15
Views: 572
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: 200
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: 20
Views: 553
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: 176
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: 245
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: 638
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: 638
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: 638
Posted By threepiece
[QUOTE=rang-a-stang]

[QUOTE=rang-a-stang]
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
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: 211
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: 638
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: 466
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: 653
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: 653
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: 597
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: 2,061
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: 299
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...
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