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    Old Winching Pamphlet

    This is specifically for the Bellvue 6000, which became the Bellvue 8000 and then the Warn 8274.....more interesting than the details of the winch parts etc are the diagrams and discussion of...
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    Re: Wheeler lake solo Jeep run

    hmmm....not sure. If the shock body is not perfectly cylindrical (see the small reduction in diameter near the top of the shock body in the pic I posted?) then I think it will always be twin tube and...
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    Re: Wheeler lake solo Jeep run

    Here are what my front shocks look like after a few years wheeling....these are the standard twin tube design seen many places. It was just starting to cause some issues with the piston not traveling...
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    Re: Tool question: chop vs band saw for metal

    these swap off-road portaband tables are pretty neat....combine with a quality portaband and that might be the most versatile and practical set-up.....but maybe sacrifices a bit of precision and...
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    Re: Tool question: chop vs band saw for metal

    Yea, not so interested in an abrasive chop saw - but a carbide toothed chop saw for cold cuts. Its definitely expensive, but no spark, no heat, and as it runs at a much slower rpm, its reasonably...
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    Re: Wheeler lake solo Jeep run

    Another one who thinks its fine....its hard to tell from the pic, but guessing its a twin tube design and the outer shock body only has some fluid behind it, The piston rides up and down inside the...
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    Re: A little Montana adventure...

    Day 2 included a plan to head south of I-90 from Pinehurst, ID and with a more challenging trail objective - Denver Creek - as part of the itinerary. Unfortunately, we immediately hit a seasonal...
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    Re: A little Montana adventure...

    Not so much Montana as Idaho...headed west on I90 to the panhandle of idaho and the Silver Valley area around the mining towns of Wallace and Kellogg, ID to wheel with some other early cj jeepers....
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    Tool question: chop vs band saw for metal

    Looking at metal cutting saw - getting tired of always using a 4.5" angle grinder with cut-off wheel. I think I would mostly be cutting angle iron and tubing etc.
    Metal chop saw vs band...
  10. Thread: Mod For The Day

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    Re: Mod For The Day

    Got a wheeling trip coming up, so went to look the jeep over on Sunday and found a puddle of fluid....the LF shock is donating its fluid to my floor....
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    Re: Hole in the Rock - REDEMPTION

    about a month out from the original plan....hows it looking for everyone?
  12. Thread: Moving Day

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    Re: Moving Day

    Sorta feel like this was the last step of the move....sold my beloved Tacoma today. My last photo:
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2022/09/12/PXL_20220807_213604579.jpg

    This is the day I...
  13. Thread: Renooffroad.com

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    Re: Renooffroad.com

    I would also check the date code - it might be older than you want. The last set of 'that is a damn good sale for that tire' online purchase I made (Hankooks for the 58 willys), when I got them, the...
  14. Thread: Rubicon Trail

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    Re: Rubicon Trail

    Looks like gatekeeper and little sluice...have fun
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    Re: A little Montana adventure...

    After doing the first section, the plan was then to head north to Livingston and take some easy 2-lane blacktop back to Bridger canyon and into Bozeman....but I saw a sign for some USFS public land...
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    Re: A little Montana adventure...

    Jen asked if I could go to the market to get some groceries....so I did, but I took a wrong turn and 120 miles and 5 hours later I made it to the market. She decided to take some work up at the...
  17. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    don't recognize the jeep....old school...with windshield folded and no roll bar, they look pretty small.
  18. Thread: Clean 1948 cj2

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    Re: Clean 1948 cj2

    In case your in the auction mood...and have lots of cash to spend on old iron...
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1959-willys-fc-170/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-08-20
  19. Thread: Clean 1948 cj2

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    Re: Clean 1948 cj2

    Not a convertible...probably not anything you asked about....but they don't get much cleaner than this XJ:
    https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/denver-1998-jeep-cherokee-4x4/7523221960.html
  20. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    its all done! test drive went nicely. To cruise at 60mph at just around 2100 rpm (instead of 2800) is very nice! Took some bending of the shift levers to get everything to pass...when in 2wd (long...
  21. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Although I've already cut out a pretty big hole for the sm465, I had to cut the passenger corner some more to find room to mount the shifter....
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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    I might be getting the OD install nearing completion....Here is the basic idea:
    Remove the D18 PTO cover and then remove the mainshaft gear:...
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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Time to build the front passenger seat mount....but of course, given my slightly compulsive nature for symmetry, I had to be absolutely certain the driver seat was how I wanted it. After getting the...
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    Re: A little Montana adventure...

    Lee Metcalf wilderness - no motors or mechanized travel allowed. As a whitewater kayaker, I tend not to take SUPs very seriously...but this is the kind of spot where I would think they'd be great. Of...
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    Re: A little Montana adventure...

    Did a bit of exploring today...started with a nice hike to Lava Lake:
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2022/08/15/PXL_20220815_163715935.jpg

    The did a little back road exploring up the spanish...
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