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  1. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    It's a 2wd DJ (surrey specifically)...it never was much to begin with.
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    9/25/21 Adopt-a-trail clean up run

    Thread starter....thanks for the great turnout. Post up when you get a chance.
    Here is a link to all the photos Jen and I took:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/63AHk5MEYtq6wJFB6
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    Re: AX15 trouble/questions

    You can definitely run conventional oil in an an old manual with yellow metal - it just can't be the common modern GL-5 rating. There are a number of GL-3 and GL-4 conventional option out there - but...
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    Re: AX15 trouble/questions

    Do you mean you ran Automatic Transmission fluid in it? IIRC the AX-15 is a 5 speed manual....I wouldn't run ATF in a manual trans.
  5. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Yes...but compared to the Gen I sbcv8 produced from 1955 to 1987, and somewhere around 100,000,000 total sbc's sold, its not even close. Plus, there are a lot of carryover parts from Gen I to Gen II...
  6. Thread: Mod For The Day

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    Re: Mod For The Day

    Added a little more rear diff protection....
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/09/24/PXL_20210924_220049622.jpg
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/09/24/PXL_20210924_232800819.jpg
    I've...
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    Re: Adopt-a-Trail Clean-up Run (Sat 9/25)

    One last reminder - hope to see you all there. Thanks for what looks to be a great turnout!
    1) Leave extra time for the drive to Idaho Springs - there will be lots of weekend traffic headed up I-70....
  8. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Oh yea....clean both mating surfaces with brake cleaner and/or laquer thinner....absolutely free of anything, and also for them to me flat. It took me a few hours to do the 6 gaskets on the sm465 as...
  9. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    so true....

    wish they would stay that way....but its going to leak oil and after a while they'll look just like all the other ones....
  10. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Got the engine block and heads back from the machine shop a couple weeks ago. The block was original 4.00" bore size, so now its .030 over. The shop installed the various plugs and cam bearings, but...
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    Re: Adopt-a-Trail Clean-up Run (Sat 9/25)

    looks like perfect Colorado weather:
    https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.7429&lon=-105.5197#.YUurVbhKjIU
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    Re: Adopt-a-Trail Clean-up Run (Sat 9/25)

    Yes, we'd love to have you join. Please click on the link in the first post to sign up and get details. Ask here if you have any questions. The wheeling in these trails is pretty easy, but it's more...
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    Re: Adopt-a-Trail Clean-up Run (Sat 9/25)

    Just bumping this to the top...currently turn-out looks solid, but we'd love to have a few more. In addition to enjoying a great social run and clean-up, the fall colors may also be really nice and...
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    Re: Mid-week run 9/22 or 9/23?

    Not really looking to tallk anyone into it, but thanks...I might just take the jeep for an extended scenic cruise when running a couple errands this week. The fall colors west of the divide were...
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    Re: Mid-week run 9/22 or 9/23?

    Bumping this... anyone interested for wed or Thurs?
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    Re: Mid-week run 9/22 or 9/23?

    You get new shackles? Also, I've been known to drive a jeep with leaf springs - be happy to help as well. I am busy through Monday with Jen in the mts, but can come for a day. If you have new ubolts...
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    Re: Mid-week run 9/22 or 9/23?

    He's got leaf springs on that YJ
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    Re: Mid-week run 10/22 or 10/23?

    Yes...correction made (hopefully in title but that might need Jim to do)...thanks.
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    Mid-week run 9/22 or 9/23?

    Seeing if anyone might be interested in a mid-week next week, maybe either Wed 9/22 or 9/23? I could also do Tues or Fri, but Wed and Thurs are preferred. I am pretty open to different trail...
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    Re: 2011 AMG G55 Build

    I am assuming its solid axle (to the portal gear reduction ends of course). Limiting how far one side can droop with a strap will also limit how far the opposite can come up. If it only rubs at full...
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    Re: 2011 AMG G55 Build

    Can always use some bump stops or limit straps if desired to stop the rubbing.
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    Re: 2021 Ford Bronco

    Although I do love old iron, there are modern 4x4s that I like. I do love me an LJ, but the JK series kind of fell flat to me. The new JL line is much more interesting. I would also buy a gladiator...
  23. Thread: Mod For The Day

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    Re: Mod For The Day

    Well...I really have to thank Jen for all the sanding and putty work she did on this....we spent two days working on just the filler and glaze, and then when we primed it, we weren't happy, so we...
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    Re: 2021 Ford Bronco

    They seem pretty cool, but way out of my price range...
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    Adopt-a-Trail Clean-up Run (Sat 9/25)

    Calendar Sign-up here: https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=1116&day=2021-9-25&redirect=1

    Adopt-a-Trail Clean-up run!
    Devils Canyon and Barbour Fork

    Date: Sat (9/25)...
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