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Old 02-17-2007, 07:35 PM
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Top bolt for the cover of the cover of the Quadratrac case. Ended up dropping the cross member just to get clearance.

Rusty & stripped torx bolts for the seat belts.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:45 PM
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I've torn down 2 (3 including the front of the 68 J3K) trucks..

trannys are simple to lower using a cherry picker shoved in the cab and lowering through the hump plate.

I'd say snapping rusty body bolts off kinda sucks. Hardest part about anything is figuring out how to do it with one person, and not end up a bleeding pile of flesh if you make a mistake. If I ever got hurt working on the truck, it'd usually be hours before anyone found me out there :P
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:53 PM
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The thing that annoys me most is rhino grills...............

I'd say waterpump as most annoying, heater core second, root canal third.
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:48 PM
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I agree here with Brown Bear! THAT I hate the water pump change...way to many parts & spacers too...

The thing that annoys me most is rhino grills...............

I'd say waterpump as most annoying, heater core second, root canal third.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:32 PM
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Having to go inside the G/D tailgate for any reason. I have been inside that thing 4 times. I have to admit the last time was my fault. You shouldn't reuse the spring clips that hold the arms to the window. They will get tired of you prying them off. I used an E-clip and a washer last time in, hope it holds.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:13 PM
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I hate setting up ring and pinions.. And this one time I tried to replace the oil pump gasket that was leaking on a 360 and snapped off 3 of the bolts in it ( that was fun).

I don't mind Torx. I don't own a set of torx bits I just weld a nut to them and turn them out with a wrench and then never put em back. My wifes 91 Xj had one on the top of the transmission and I almost cut a hole in her floorboard trying to get it out. It was reverse torx though and just really really hard to get a wrench on.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:26 PM
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I'm surprised that you guys had trouble with the upper starter bolt, i never had a problem with that, and im terrible with that kind of stuff. the thing that had me ready to sell the jeep was the stupid fuel pump....maybe i was just having a bad day, and was being a little over cautious about crossthreading the bolt (i dont believe its possible to be overcautious with that kind of thing but w/e), but i couldnt hold the pump up and get the bolt in straight, i would always get a cramp in my forearm from the funky position and then it would make me lower the pump a frogs hair and disalign the holes.

as for the plug behind the heater core... i get that one from underneath, works awesome. i think we should have a competition, who can change all the plugs on their jeep properly and start her up.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:57 PM
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body rust.i dont mind mechanical work(its stress releif for me)but i hate body work and i plain suck at it.unfortunately its unavoidable here in ct
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:02 PM
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Don't even have to think about that one........the gas tank. I've had to drop it 3 times. All the lines, fuel, and air. The filler setup on a J-10 is un-freakin' beleivable to work on. Well it's still hard to fill it, and the guage still doesn't work. So, I guess it will come out a 4th time this year!
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:47 PM
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Installing 4in. lift kit (all 4 spring packs) in late November,1/2in. water on floor of shop (raining and leaking roof),by myself.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:09 AM
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I have to concur with some of the other guys here. Getting them dagone body bolts out is a nightmare, that along with the exhaust manifold to y pipe bolts. I tried removing both sets of these bolts and they are designed to rust and break off as opposed to coming out. Another little easter egg that AMC/Chrycho left for us all!!!. I have been able to tackle the other projects (Fuel pumps, trans, starter top bolt etc.) With relative ease. maybe I am doing something right. Who knows. but the rear two bolts on my body mounts broke off and the others will definitely break as soon as I attempt to remove them. Too dagone cold right now to finish off the body lift but I guess when the weather breaks I will be using many four letter words putting in the body lift. Dang.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:55 AM
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Removing and installing FSJEarls truck trans for no good reason...

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:24 AM
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Removing and installing FSJEarls truck trans for no good reason...

Zack

I just wanted to make sure that you knew how to remove one and put it back in!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:27 PM
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That **** vinyl power window track in the drivers side door that seems to break every 9 months like clockwork. Not the most difficult thing, but definitely one of the most annoying.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:55 PM
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I'd have to say I despise changing water pumps on AMC V-8's especially on rigs that are loaded with accessories.

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:48 AM
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I just wanted to make sure that you knew how to remove one and put it back in!

Somebody forgot to mention that none of the bellhousing bolts were even finger tight...
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:10 PM
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lessee, gas tank, fuel and water pumps. 30' of vacuum hose and the dozen or so valves used to smog a 60s engine to 21st century dyno smog test specs. Electrics dont faze me, the location of the fuse box does. The assortment of fasteners: English, metric and Torx is a PITA. The oil pan and the Y pipe are fun too. On the whole, I'd rather wrench on my 528e. .
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:13 PM
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INTAKE MANIFOLDS!!!!! Takin mine off for the 5th time in 3 months
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:39 PM
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Having do do an engine rebuild and swap in a week in the early cold winter of January because you wrecked your other truck and needed a rig to drive. Spending countless hours doing this in the rain and mud with little to no sleep and a growing cold, only to not be able to connect the engine and tranny. Got through everything and was suddenly held up by a 1/2" gap.

Turned out to be the pilot bushing. Clutch kit came with 2, and the only difference was about a millimeter. It was a millimeter that made a huge impact however.

Other than that the back passenger valve cover bolt. **** heater core is in the way even when you're laying across the engine.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:25 PM
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finding out that the exhaust is mounted to the quadratrac case was a fun treat, no wonder i couldn't get the t-case to drop after pulling the 4 bolts. oh and the nut that held that pesky exhaust bracket on was covered by the bolt that held the exhaust to said bracket.

also having to leave the front drive shaft attached to the t-case while you drop it because the crossmember hinders access to the driveshaft bolts, thats a fun one.

the top starter bolt is also a major pain.

come to think of it, the only thing that isn't a pain in the arse on these rigs is adding oil... but thats really two faced because you are always frustrated how much oil ya gotta add to these things.

and we're shocked that AMC never made it...

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