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  1. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    Awfully quiet around here these days...
  2. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Wasn't too bad with the cut-off wheel....lower front corners didn't quite have enough clearance for the 4.5" angle grinder so used my smaller air tool - its slow (not enough air flow for continuous...
  3. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    nope, no torch or plasma cutter - pretty simplistic and crude here....I don't have a sawzall either, but it might work....I am most comfortable with the cut-off disk as that is what I've used a lot,...
  4. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Any suggestions on cutting out the old motor mounts with a cut-off disk on a 4.5" grinder...other than possibly removing the brake lines first? Kind of feels like once I do this, there isn't any...
  5. Re: Need to heat a bearing for installation - use the microwave

    I use my toaster oven...never tried the microwave...
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    Re: 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 $24,950

    agreed....I keep thinking of replacing my tacoma with a 1/2 ton 4wd truck that will tow better...and even in work truck trim, short cab, longer bed, minimal options for towing and its $40k....
  7. Thread: 51cj3a

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    51cj3a

    This is good looking survivor for a good price....
    https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/d/windsor-1951-willys-cj3a-jeep/7255087848.html
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    Re: Yankee Hill 12/30

    Ahh...that sounds vaguely familiar now that you mentioned it.
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    Re: Yankee Hill 12/30

    Did moose get a new rig? 4runner?
  10. Thread: Camper Van

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    Re: Camper Van

    I will add that the chevy feels quite dated as it hasn't been updated all that recently. Some if that could have been the stripped down delivery model, and a higher end passenger model would have a...
  11. Thread: Camper Van

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    Re: Camper Van

    I drove a chevy express with the 4.3 v6 and 8 speed auto while my tacoma was in recall....really liked it. We had the windowless work/delivery model, so that was the only thing I didn't like along...
  12. Thread: Steven's '93 YJ

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    Re: Steven's '93 YJ

    I don't love permanent mods to my tacoma sheet metal either....I am struggling with how many mods I am making to the 58 willys. If it didn't already have the sbc swap, I certainly wouldn't be doing...
  13. Thread: Steven's '93 YJ

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    Re: Steven's '93 YJ

    :bang: functional for sure....but it just makes me cringe....:D
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    Re: Front Axle U-Joints

    I've never had a big issue with the hammer and socket/driver/drift method. Sometimes is a bit of a PITA, but a bit of heat really helps (I've started using the oven quite a bit to warm stuff up and...
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    Military (USMC?) Growler

    I am not a big military vehicle fan, but I like this...it is small and cool albeit pricey.... certainly unique.
    https://boise.craigslist.org/wto/d/nampa-growler-2009-for-sale/7235219501.html
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    Re: new tires and beadlocks mounted yay

    They oughta hum as you cruise down the road....Like the tall-skinny look
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    Re: A few "old jeep" questions

    Just in case a diesel cj5 was still interesting...here is later (78 cj5) with all the goodies and a swapped mercedes diesel....a connection is selling this....I was rather surprised as he put in some...
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    Re: Toyota frame replacement

    With new leafs in the rear...all I need for an entire new suspension would be front coils (and shocks)....could replace those and add a bit more ride height on the front (a spacer/bilstein lift...
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    Re: Toyota frame replacement

    New LCAs with old front coils and UCAs.
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    Re: Toyota frame replacement

    Got my truck back a few days ahead of schedule....
    new frame and new rear leafs (but re-used shackles):
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2020/12/08/PXL_20201208_202825270.jpg...
  21. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Cutting breaks? Thinking power loc lsd would be about right....that is a long way off though.
  22. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    of course! The pulley cable set-up was not original - I think it was used because the original set-up did not have clearance with the v8....not exactly sure what I am going to do with that yet, but...
  23. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Hey - these old C-channel frames provide some flex on these old, narrow, stiff inboard leaf springs as compared with more modern set-ups with rigid boxed frames and flexy suspensions....:lmao:
  24. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Here is the difference:
    With the old mounts, the body floor channels were sitting on the frame rails:
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2020/12/07/PXL_20201207_180440936.PORTRAIT.jpg

    With the...
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    Re: Cast iron repair/weld...

    Thanks Mike...I just picked up a used, single piece aluminum bell that I think is going to work. Save some weight and no open bottom with the reverse inside out bolts etc....if it doesn't work I may...
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