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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-15-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,334
Posted By Bob Barry
Thumbs up GrassCam! (TM) Very cool; I'd like to see that...

GrassCam! (TM)

Very cool; I'd like to see that axle-shot for genuine wheeling situations.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-14-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,334
Posted By Bob Barry
That is too cool; great job, Mikel!

That is too cool; great job, Mikel!
Forum: North East 02-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,132
Posted By Bob Barry
Well, I've bought a '98 F-150 in the interim;...

Well, I've bought a '98 F-150 in the interim; what J-truck do you have available in RI?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,334
Posted By Bob Barry
Are you going to have any preload at that swivel,...

Are you going to have any preload at that swivel, or will it be able to twist freely?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-18-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By Bob Barry
I towed a non-running GW home on a rented trailer...

I towed a non-running GW home on a rented trailer behind an old FSJ Cherokee with a bumper-hitch. I gather it was better than flat-towing it, but there were certainly a few moments of tail-wagging...
Forum: North East 11-14-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,132
Posted By Bob Barry
I'll bump this old thread, as I'm now in the...

I'll bump this old thread, as I'm now in the market for a J-truck, and am looking for something local.

Are these still sitting near you?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-14-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bob Barry
You can see this Dodge D60 under my old '78...

You can see this Dodge D60 under my old '78 Cherokee, which I fit by doing what you describe; note that the longer shackles angle slightly. With all the other play and clearances, however, that...
Forum: North East 12-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,551
Posted By Bob Barry
I sold my Grand Wagoneer about seven years ago,...

I sold my Grand Wagoneer about seven years ago, and my Cherokee about 3 years ago.

I'll eventually trade in my Excursion for a J-truck, but I need the Excursion for hauling family around long...
Forum: North East 12-26-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,551
Posted By Bob Barry
I'm in Providence as well, but have been FSJ-...

I'm in Providence as well, but have been FSJ- less for a while.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-09-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bob Barry
It was a SOA front using stock-length springs (in...

It was a SOA front using stock-length springs (in that picture) and a shackle-inversion/lowered front spring mount for the rear axle, with some clamps removed.

I eventually went to 52" Chevy rear...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Bob Barry
The compressor in my '88 never had any problems;...

The compressor in my '88 never had any problems; I ran R-134a for a half-dozen years, I'd have to guess. And it was the earlier-style York compressor, not the Sanden they switched to midway through...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-09-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bob Barry
My old '78, with stock suspension: ...

My old '78, with stock suspension:

http://drbob.tqhosting.com/cherokee/flex06.jpg

http://drbob.tqhosting.com/cherokee/flex07.jpg

And keeping all wheels on the ground:
...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,247
Posted By Bob Barry
I'm sure I posted this in another thread a while...

I'm sure I posted this in another thread a while back, but here it is for posterity. This was the scene after the F-250 blew a hose while towing the Cherokee back from the trail. It wasn't pretty,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,583
Posted By Bob Barry
Early-80's GW's are good donors for the relay...

Early-80's GW's are good donors for the relay sockets with their fog-lamp relay setups, which have a built-in mounting tab on the sockets. A box of Type-56 female sockets let me fabricate an all-new...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-31-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Bob Barry
I've been reviving a hand-me-down '94 Taurus for...

I've been reviving a hand-me-down '94 Taurus for my daughter to drive; part of the diagnostics was figuring out why the fuel-pump didn't run, first stop being the fuel-pump cutoff switch, which I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-31-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Bob Barry
Unfortunately, every rock you hit on the trail...

Unfortunately, every rock you hit on the trail would trigger the switch, making for an extra-long day on the trail.
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 08-31-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bob Barry
You can also use longer shackles up front, which...

You can also use longer shackles up front, which will help with the angle and the flex.

Usually, though, a few degrees of caster is not going to make as big a change in steering as all the rest of...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-31-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,359
Posted By Bob Barry
Interesting that they used 17x7.50 tires.

Interesting that they used 17x7.50 tires.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By Bob Barry
From '79-up, the Eldorado/Toronado/Riviera used a...

From '79-up, the Eldorado/Toronado/Riviera used a brake caliper that is much smaller than the 3/4-ton caliper; only the calipers up to '78 will bolt on to a bracket designed to work with the 3/4-ton...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Bob Barry
You can get the same effect, but without any...

You can get the same effect, but without any visible evidence, by trimming some of the lip from the edge of the hood from behind the rearmost hood-bumper to the back of the hood. I just cut a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-31-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Bob Barry
Depending on the engine, it might have a TFI coil...

Depending on the engine, it might have a TFI coil and wiring you could use, and the under-the-hood fusebox can be the basis for an auxillary electric circuit to run accessories. If it has a console...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-30-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Bob Barry
I pop in here every once in a while, but I sold...

I pop in here every once in a while, but I sold my Cherokee (and all my FSJ parts and my other projects) a few years ago to focus on work and family, but picked up a non-project '71 Corvette coupe...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 11-18-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Bob Barry
Perhaps they were trying to mimic the setup used...

Perhaps they were trying to mimic the setup used on the I-H Scout; I think the idea was that it provided some anti-roll effect, but I cannot image it would have been all that effective, especially if...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 07-23-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bob Barry
Here's mine, to clear the front output on an...

Here's mine, to clear the front output on an NP205:

http://drbob.tqhosting.com/cherokee/cm13.jpg

I ran it without reinfocements, but then again, I also ran another bracket from my NP205 to the...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 11-20-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bob Barry
:D There's a video in the forum post I linked...

:D

There's a video in the forum post I linked which has video of the roll; a very gentle one, I would say.

http://b.static.ak.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/z4HBM/hash/3krgnmig.swf?v=325241190507&ev=0
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