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Old 02-14-2022, 03:34 PM
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If you standardize that shifter linkage, GUARENTEED you could sell them. If I was not selling my QT in the next couple months, I would HAPPILY give you $300 (or more) to duplicate that shifter linkage for me.
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:11 PM
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I have to say, I'm seriously impressed with all the work you have done on your Rig. It has been a Joy, to follow along with your progress. Your explanations and photos have been excellent and really inspire me to keep working on my own 79 Cherokee.

Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2022, 08:39 PM
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Just read your whole thread beginning to end. Not sure how I missed in the past.

Two observations that offer not help.. I LOVE the front bumper! And the twin sticks look great. I built similar for the flipped D300 in my YJ using round stock for the shifter arms. I like your rectangular stock much better!

I read your fuel tank efforts with great interest. I have a 18gal F150 tank in my wagoneer at present and always wanted more range. Adding a tank back to the drivers side might be a viable route. I am curious how the splitter and valve has worked out for you with fill ups and switching. Granted, I am running MPFI, so I can't take the chance of a air gap ending up in my fuel line to the engine.

Your seat bracket pics and description was helpful. I have the same challenge with the 09 GC seats in my rig. They ended up a little taller than I am comfortable with and am trying to determine how to get them down, but the trans tunnel is a real PITA as I am currently down to barely having space for the bolts/nuts to fit in there.

The front springs issue is a concern. If you end up in a situation where you are fully flexed up front, I think you will end up with that shackle back against the frame again. Something is amiss there. I have a BDS 4" on my WT wagoneer and never had anything like that issue. On my YJ mutt, I run small boomerang shackles to push the springs out a little with center bars that prevent them from popping backwards.. not sure if that would be a viable option. They may also bring the front down just a little, if the lift didn't settle to your liking.

Great build and progress!
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Old 06-27-2022, 09:22 PM
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NICE !!

Great work and build.

I am calling you the "Rescue Ranger"

You put a LOT of work into a dying rig - and It Is ALIVE !!
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Old 07-05-2022, 06:51 PM
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I read your fuel tank efforts with great interest. I have a 18gal F150 tank in my wagoneer at present and always wanted more range. Adding a tank back to the drivers side might be a viable route. I am curious how the splitter and valve has worked out for you with fill ups and switching. Granted, I am running MPFI, so I can't take the chance of a air gap ending up in my fuel line to the engine.

The single fuel fill with a splitter has not been a great setup for me so far. As soon as one of the tanks gets full it makes it harder for the other tank to continue filling quickly. I'll try to consume both tanks down to accept fairly equal amounts of fuel otherwise it has to be trickled in there as the nozzle cuts off each time it backs up from the first full one. I need to add a 2nd fuel fill port with one port dedicated to each tank.

The tank selector valve has worked great so far. I can switch back and forth between tanks while cruising without skipping a beat.
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Old 07-05-2022, 07:36 PM
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The front springs issue is a concern. If you end up in a situation where you are fully flexed up front, I think you will end up with that shackle back against the frame again. Something is amiss there. I have a BDS 4" on my WT wagoneer and never had anything like that issue. On my YJ mutt, I run small boomerang shackles to push the springs out a little with center bars that prevent them from popping backwards.. not sure if that would be a viable option. They may also bring the front down just a little, if the lift didn't settle to your liking.

The struggle has been real with those front springs. I keep putting it on a makeshift rack every few months to cycle the front suspension down, release, and repeat since the daily driving hasn't really helped it settle much. At least the shackles have not inverted again (knock on wood).

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Old 07-05-2022, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. I hadnt been checking in as often without much of an update on my end. It has a long way to go to be nice but its been a good daily driver lately I still enjoy despite any fuel price. I've put about 5700 miles on it since getting it back on the road. I love that it has this habit of sparking nostalgic or amusing conversations with random folks wherever it goes "ya dont see many of those on the road these days", "my so and so used to have one of those", "what kind of engine does it have?", "what year?", or my favorite so far "is that a Scout?"
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Awesome

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