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Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-04-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By threepiece
I'm not sure if you will find it helpful but you...

I'm not sure if you will find it helpful but you will probably find pages 11+ of my build thread below interesting.

The truck is not done yet so I have no input on how it performs.

One suggestion I...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By threepiece
A very good point here. I'm from the other side...

A very good point here.

I'm from the other side of the fence. Others have called me a things like genius and gifted for my ability in the shop. The reality is the only thing special about me is my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By threepiece
.....and heavy axles. The lightly built SJ bodies...

.....and heavy axles. The lightly built SJ bodies and frames are prone to stress cracks. Adding unsprung weight will add more stress, even under normal driving conditions.

I would try to...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-27-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By threepiece
Hey Tom, you may remember meeting me at Zack's...

Hey Tom, you may remember meeting me at Zack's place a number of years ago.
It seems we are in the same situation although Frank' suggestion that farming dental floss is a lonely affair has dissuaded...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By threepiece
I have hauled all types of FSJ's with a 16'...

I have hauled all types of FSJ's with a 16' trailer. The long wheel base trucks are a bit of a challenge but I hauled several of them as well.

My trailer had side rails, I had clearance issues with...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By threepiece
I applaud your enthusiasm for such an ambitious...

I applaud your enthusiasm for such an ambitious project. I considered doing something similar but without the advantage of CNC it was too much.

I'm not sure what the market is for flairs but I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By threepiece
I have an original quote I use in the shop...

I have an original quote I use in the shop "If you got the job done, no one was injured, and you didn't break anything (or in this case scratch) that you did it the "correct" way.

I once made a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-01-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By threepiece
I painted cars in my home shop for a living for...

I painted cars in my home shop for a living for several years. I actually built a spray booth inside my garage but I found it was often occupied with other projects when I needed to use it so I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By threepiece
That is curious. You asked for a sample from a...

That is curious.

You asked for a sample from a 1966-1973. Is there a difference in the design of the earlier trucks? My truck is a 1963 or 64 I can't remember which.

Back in 1982 I bought a new...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-26-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By threepiece
I was hoping someone would provide the...

I was hoping someone would provide the information you seek. I have what you are looking for but the truck is in a tight spot and difficult to get too. I am however willing to attempt a picture if...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-20-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By threepiece
If you are inclined to do so you can make your...

If you are inclined to do so you can make your own nut by welding " ears" on a Crown Lock Nut. Be sure the nut is not higher than a Grade 5. The carbon content of Grade 8 fasteners makes creating a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-19-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By threepiece
You might consider replacing the wing nut with...

You might consider replacing the wing nut with something more secure. There should be enough friction in the thread interface to prevent loosening. I used a Crown Lock Nut on mine and never had an...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-27-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By threepiece
An unusually ambitious project, I applaud your...

An unusually ambitious project, I applaud your desire to save this one.

I would consider repairing the wheelhouse outer by using strips of sheetmetal placed radially. You could cut a number of...
Forum: Street & Performance 03-25-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By threepiece
Doing a shackle flip and lowering the hanger...

Doing a shackle flip and lowering the hanger might affect the pinion angle more than you would want. The result might be excessive vibration.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By threepiece
I hope to know as well as this happens to me at...

I hope to know as well as this happens to me at times.


I recall having issues with recent U joints that may be related to your dilemma. I recall on two occasions the caps were positioned too far...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By threepiece
Does the clicking stop when the brakes are...

Does the clicking stop when the brakes are applied? My J20 clicks at the front like yours. (they have the same front axle) At least one brake pad it loose enough to cause this sound.

My rotor is not...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-19-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
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: 417
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: 417
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: 417
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: 451
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: 451
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: 417
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: 443
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: 910
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...
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