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  1. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Willys wagon...same as mine...mid 50s...a few years older than mine.
  2. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    earlier than mine...has the round rear fenderwells...wish I could see the axles a bit better...those are big tires for stock axles. Front axle looks to be open knuckles. Popular swap is late 70's FSJ...
  3. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Thinking what might throw my back out is moving around rocket boxes full of beer - 49 beers fits very nicely, but not quire enough space to lay a couple in long ways on the top. That would be 49...
  4. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Maybe it could just stay in the air (albeit a hanging death trap) - could use both the bench and floor space. Reality, I could just move it with the engine hoist (there is a step in the concrete at...
  5. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Progress continues...the D18 transfercase is fully disassembled now...lots of cleaning to do...
    https://beamingpix.com/images/2021/04/20/PXL_20210420_155857373.jpg

    and the beast sm465 is...
  6. Thread: Matt's Corvair

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    Re: Matt's Corvair

    First recovery using the freedom winch line...and corvair (edit - it appears that there was a different corvair first recovery just before this, but this one is pretty cool none-the-less)
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    Re: Lil Moab Anniversary Run 4/17/2021

    Did you break the ring and pinon gears or the axle shaft? I always thought Toyota axles were pretty strong...but you do have a v8 in that 4runner. The 4cyl diesel wouldn't be breaking any axles!
  8. Thread: Mod For The Day

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    Re: Mod For The Day

    As I posted in my recent moab trip report, I managed to crunch the passenger rear corner pretty good....so some repair work is in the works.......
  9. Re: April 17 Anniversary Day Run - Rainbow Falls / Lil Moab Area

    Not suggesting any changes...just trying to get info out. Morrison got close to 10" according to family over there...in other words, debating whether I want to go etc, and others will have to make...
  10. Re: April 17 Anniversary Day Run - Rainbow Falls / Lil Moab Area

    Anyone keeping an eye on snowfall?
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    Re: Another Moab trip

    I think at best the jeep flops on it's side without getting stopped...there was a pretty big ledge step we had just come up. It quite easily barrel rolls a bit....my first thought had been to jump...
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    Re: Another Moab trip

    The cj is very capable as long as it has a driver...when it tries to drive itself, it doesn't do too well....I am still coming to terms with my stupidity, but basically, I jumped out for a quick...
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    Another Moab trip

    Made it out to Moab for a couple days of wheeling with a friend from Washington state - ran the rubicon with him previously. He has both a more modified 75cj5 and a more original (and newer to him)...
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    Re: re-Introduction from Longmont

    glad you know the correct way for tires to be mounted! I was on that MSV run with you as well as trent...old blue cj. Welcome back.
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    Re: 2005 LJ Adventuring Build

    What's a steering damper...:rolleyes:
    On vehicles that have them, I change them when I change the shocks....which is a lot of miles...still running oem ones on my taco at 167k. If I weren't selling...
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    Re: New Guy in Fort Collins

    no pic....
    https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/englewood-1986-toyota-4runner/7299475895.html
  17. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Two days back in my own garage really helped....I found it difficult to work in someone else's space (and tools), and getting to work on it once a week instead of everyday really caused me start-stop...
  18. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    ok...think that is it, counter shaft bearings installed...still need to test fit the top cover on and shift through gears, but manually moving the shift collars seems to work....found reverse....
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  19. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Now it looks right....front and rear bearings setting all the way in and the large first gear has proper clearance from the rear of the case.......
  20. Thread: Matt's Corvair

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    Re: Matt's Corvair

    probably not different than a jeep with no top....in some ways, a topless jeep with the windshield up is worse in terms of dust than laying the windshield down.
  21. Thread: Matt's Corvair

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    Re: Matt's Corvair

    the corvair made it to EJS....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wi9lMxK0_I
  22. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    An update....progress has been slow and I damaged some more good parts so more delays....but....
    thought made some progress finishing the mainshaft with install into case...but initial inspection...
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    1928 Chevy P/U on 1969 CJ drivetrain

    A connection through the ecj5 site is selling this...he did the build himself, and I'll link the build thread below. He is into old 1920s and 30s trucks, but likes to modernize them a bit (if you can...
  24. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    I grew up a mile or so from there....the interstate exit next to cafe risque (topless club) was my daily commute. The exxon didn't exist in those days...at 44sec there is dirt road to the right, that...
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    Re: Another new guy in Wheat Ridge

    Roll down the non-existent window and yell...sorry couldn't help the snark - but if we are wheeling responsibly according to our 'keep the following vehicle in the mirror' protocol, communication...
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