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Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By offthebeatenpath
Post mount leaf spring options

I've got my '65 J200 w/the 230 Tornado (currently in pieces), so naturally I'm thinking about the suspension :D I've gone down a whole bunch of rabbit trails, and here's what I've found:

The only...
Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Just to add some info, that sure looks a lot like...

Just to add some info, that sure looks a lot like the one I just pulled out of my '65. One of the plastic actuating arms broke off, I'm going to attempt to repair mine.....

Edit: That part number...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Tailgate hinge mounting screws? '65 J200

So I pulled off my old rusty tailgate this afternoon, it's pretty toasted. Well, the bottom of it is. I'm still debating whether I'm going to attempt to repair it by replacing the entire bottom...
Forum: Build Threads 03-29-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 67,243
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That dash looks incredible! Excellent work!

That dash looks incredible! Excellent work!
Forum: Build Threads 03-27-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,959
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Whelp, I figured 6 months is probably long enough...

Whelp, I figured 6 months is probably long enough to wait between posts....

Had a busy hunting season September through November, and then December we started on our kitchen renovation. I promised...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-14-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Is it typical to only have a mirror on the...

Is it typical to only have a mirror on the driver's side?

I know that was semi-common industry practice, I just don't know what Jeep's practice was.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-13-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By offthebeatenpath
60's era J-truck side mirrors?

Man, this whole photobucket fiasco really makes searching through old threads tough.... I know the info I want is there, but I can't see it.

Anyway, I've got a '65 J200, and I've got one side...
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 11-11-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By offthebeatenpath
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Build Threads 11-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 56,100
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I'm with KJ, you can keep those suckers. The...

I'm with KJ, you can keep those suckers.

The truck looks great! I like the bed skirts, they do give it a more finished look.
Forum: Build Threads 11-04-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 62,923
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I agree! What color is it? I was looking at a...

I agree! What color is it?
I was looking at a Steel Glow Gray Metallic from one of the old Jeep paint chip cards, and your truck looks pretty close...
Forum: Build Threads 09-16-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That looks like a completely different truck!...

That looks like a completely different truck! Crusty is right!

Hopefully the interior isn't quite as crusty....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-11-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I beg to differ on the cost of parts. The...

I beg to differ on the cost of parts.
The cheapest valves I've found are $10+/piece, shipped that's $150.
I haven't been able to find springs for it, so that's not even figured in.
Seats, seals,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I know it! There's just nothing cool about a...

I know it! There's just nothing cool about a Cherokee 4.0. But it would start. Every day.



That's a great question! Are you referring to what looks like a hole in the top of it? From the damage to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Like I said, the best thing about this truck is...

Like I said, the best thing about this truck is that it was close. I think I probably overpaid for it ($2500), but I thought I was buying a running driving truck, not a basketcase. The body is quite...
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 09-09-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 63,421
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Does anybody have any photos of anything besides...

Does anybody have any photos of anything besides the door panels installed? Headliner? Kick panels?

What's the current offered lineup? The photos in the first post aren't there and it hasn't been...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a heavy...

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a heavy foot too, but a thin wallet!

I had a 98 XJ for about 100k, and I was always irritated by the sluggishness of the AW4, and that was with 4.10’s...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By offthebeatenpath
230 tornado engine issues.... brings up big questions

So I've got this '65 J200 with the 230 in it, and I really haven't seen it run much. I bought a "running, driving truck" and drove it 7 miles home. Ran it for about 10 minutes in the driveway and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-07-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,843
Posted By offthebeatenpath
If I remember right, my '98 XJ had 3.55's with...

If I remember right, my '98 XJ had 3.55's with that AW4. I lost a bit of grunt when I went to 31's. That was with the 4.0 liter motor.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That's the truth! I know I'm not willing to skip...

That's the truth! I know I'm not willing to skip elk hunting this fall to get my truck done..... it'll be there later. And I promised my wife the kitchen would get done this winter, so the truck will...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-05-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,545
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I love hearing all of the background info on the...

I love hearing all of the background info on the 230, I've learned so much about my truck from this place.....

I'm gonna keep the 230 in mine until it blows up, which may happen. When I dropped the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Here's the thing- if you keep your build to...

Here's the thing- if you keep your build to yourself, it keeps all the build threads looking like the ones that keep you drooling! Post it up! Let's see another dose of reality! Yeah, I get a bit...
Forum: Build Threads 09-04-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,959
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Yeah, mostly small parts, though who knows! I'm...

Yeah, mostly small parts, though who knows!
I'm looking at all of the cylinder head bolts, plus the manifold bolts that are all greasy and gummed up, thinking it'd be a heck of a lot easier to throw...
Forum: Build Threads 09-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,959
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Have any of you guys utilized an ultrasonic parts...

Have any of you guys utilized an ultrasonic parts cleaner in the process of your restoration/rebuild work?

I just started looking at some this week, and the idea is super intriguing.

Amazon of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I haven't looked into a TBI set up yet, but now...

I haven't looked into a TBI set up yet, but now you've got me thinking. I've had my engine running with the 1 barrel carb, and just picked up the 2 barrel manifold, so I'd like to get that dialed in...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That may work fine for the 258, I know you can...

That may work fine for the 258, I know you can swap heads and all that.

I have considerably less options for my 230.
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