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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Chief Gunner
Here is the rear bumper I built. Technically, it...

Here is the rear bumper I built. Technically, it isn't finished yet, but it kinda is.

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/paulma600/20121021_190258.jpg...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Chief Gunner
I replaced my windshield a little over a year...

I replaced my windshield a little over a year ago. I found glass at the junk yard, I got it out easy enough. I bought a new gasket from BJ's off road. Once I was ready to put the glass in, I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Chief Gunner
It would be easier to list what isn't wrong with...

It would be easier to list what isn't wrong with my Jeep.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Chief Gunner
The same. I like to use my stock spring pads now...

The same. I like to use my stock spring pads now that I am SOA for the front axles. On the rear, I use the area right around the shock mounts. If I need the axle to hange, I go with the frame as...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Chief Gunner
What I do (and it works well for me) is after I...

What I do (and it works well for me) is after I am in 4H, I put my foot on the brake and come to a stop. With my foot still on the brake, I shift from drive to reverse, pause for a second to feel...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Chief Gunner
I went with a set of Bilstein 5100 series. I...

I went with a set of Bilstein 5100 series. I basically did the same thing you did by measuring the didtance from shock mount to shock mount at ride height. I took that measurement to our local off...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 11-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,451
Posted By Chief Gunner
Yea, that works so well the first time...

Yea, that works so well the first time...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 11-21-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,451
Posted By Chief Gunner
Clearly it wont work. Just go ahead and palitize...

Clearly it wont work. Just go ahead and palitize all that gear up. I will take it off your hands and free up the much needed space in your garage. I will even flip the coin for shipping...cause...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Chief Gunner
I say go for it. I rebuilt mine a few months...

I say go for it. I rebuilt mine a few months ago. It really is a lot easier then I expected it to be. I went to ole toms site downloaded and printed out the FSM for the transfer case and used that...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-21-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Chief Gunner
I agree with th above, however, I believe there...

I agree with th above, however, I believe there are times where the stock cooling system doesn't cut it. Out where I wheel, I like having my electric fan. When slow crawling through the desert,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Chief Gunner
You can always rebuild it. I rebuilt mine over...

You can always rebuild it. I rebuilt mine over the course of a few days. You can down load the service manual on line. It walks you through the whole process. It is a lot easier then I thought it...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Chief Gunner
Everyone, I was joking about the lift and tires,...

Everyone, I was joking about the lift and tires, a Jeep that clean should stay that way. Either way, it is one nice Jeep.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-15-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Chief Gunner
Saw this at the mall today

Walking into the mall to see a movie with the wife, and this crossed my path:

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/paulma600/20130614_190748_zpsc955565c.jpg...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-02-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Chief Gunner
Took the jeep off-road today. Transfer case...

Took the jeep off-road today. Transfer case worked like a champ. No issues at all. Shifted from 2wd to 4hi to 4low and back with no issues.maybe I need to exercise it more often by wheeling more...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-02-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Chief Gunner
Calling all NP 228 Gurus

A few weeks ago, I rebuilt my NP 228 transfer case because the two rear output shaft bearings were toast. I got the case back together and installed with very little problems. However, as we were...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 06-01-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Chief Gunner
Funny seeing my picture on another thread. I...

Funny seeing my picture on another thread. I would imagine that the drag link should still work. YOu should have an adjustment on the drag link that will allow you to set it. On the tie rod, I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-01-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Chief Gunner
I was able to download a manual for the 229 from...

I was able to download a manual for the 229 from Tom's ole jeep web site. There are some trouble shooting guidelines in there. It also tells you how to disassemble and reassemble your transfer case....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By Chief Gunner
You can easily pull the transmission out yourself...

You can easily pull the transmission out yourself with a little time and effort. Take your time and take note of where nuts and bolts go. I did mine not too long ago. I was able to get the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-12-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Chief Gunner
Rebuilding my NP 228

A few weeks ago, my NP 228 gave up the ghost on the way home from work. Got my Jeep over to a friends house and we pulled the transfer case out and started tearing into it. Found that the rear...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-19-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Chief Gunner
I looked into this a little while ago myself. I...

I looked into this a little while ago myself. I was planning on doing anengine re-build. I wanted to keep everything simple and basically do a stock rebuild. I never priced it, but from the folks...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-18-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Chief Gunner
I found a shop in San Diego that will clean and...

I found a shop in San Diego that will clean and re-assemble my transfer case with a new chain and new bearing for $305. In my opinion, that is a great deal not to have to worry about all those...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thats a huge help, thanks.

Thats a huge help, thanks.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-17-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Chief Gunner
More Transfer case questions

So this evening, I pulled the transfer case out of the Jeep. A buddy and I pulled the case apart expecting to see the chain in pieces. What we found instead was thousands of needle bearing all...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-15-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Chief Gunner
Xfer case questions

I have an '86 Grand Wagoneer with a NP 228 case. Today on the way home, it appeared to jump out of gear. Anytime I tried to drive forward, it would make a bad grinding noise. I had the Jeep towed...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-09-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Chief Gunner
Spend a little extra money and go to a reputible...

Spend a little extra money and go to a reputible off road shop and get a set of Bilstiens. I saved up quite a while, bu it might be one of the best upgrades I have done for the Jeep. From what I...
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