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    Jim previously posted:
    "I heartily recommend a permanent mod of cutting an access panel in the back floor of the jeep."

    functional for sure....but it just makes me cringe....
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    " functional for sure....but it just makes me cringe...."



    Jim -- I'll have to check it out when I see you next!

    On another note, noticed some oil on my air filter today. Google taught me about engine blow-by so I went to check out my PCV valves. The metal one near the front of the valve cover was almost completely blocked with gunk. Cleaned it out and gave the air filter a 180 so I can clearly see if any more oil gets on it (new air filter on order). While I had the hoses off I decided to take off the throttle body and mess with the idle screw. 1/2 turn increase and the 4 banger now purrs happily just around 900 rpm at idle instead of rumbling along and shaking I might dial the screw back just a tick but overall very happy with the result
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    Cringe, well yes, I understand your thinking... that full flow of hot metal sparks at the gasket area to the fuel tank while cutting - I understand the cringe factor you're thinking of. Fire extinguisher at the ready and all is good.

    or, wait, you're not thinking of a permanent mod to an old-er vehicle, no?

    Steven and I are in a ?slightly? different era (and yet are 27+ years old). I am in the function over form world (though I'm nowhere near the "Grampa's Jeep" world)...

    EDIT: It wouldn't be me if I didn't have pictures. I just put them up:
    www.JimWilliamson.net/automobile/2013-09--tech--jeep-fuel-pump-access/
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    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 what I am trying to do....and the project has certainly help me realize that I prefer a bit more classic 'original' vs modded. On newer stuff maybe its a bit different, but as they say, its only original once. Besides, if I want to access my fuel pump, its bolted on the engine and if I need to access the tank and sending unit, all I need to do is look under my seat in the cab.....of course, when i installed the rear tank, I had to guess a bit on 'calibrating' the fuel gauge float. Turns out it reads about 1/4 tank low and I have never found the energy to drop the skid, bumper and tank to access the sending unit and float to adjust.....
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    I hear ya. Mine was properly modified when I purchased it so I have no worries as to additional mods.

    Steven might double-take on making mods - his Jeep seems to be stock. So Steven, any mods that can't be easily reversed on your jeep?



    Now, if one wishes to watch this video, I can HEARTILY AGREE with the don't change it / don't touch it mentality:

    "It's only original once, right?"

    The Black Ghost: Street Racing Legend - 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi Documentary | Historic Vehicle Association
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0io1zktqI

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    Jim previously posted:
    "Steven might double-take on making mods - his Jeep seems to be stock. So Steven, any mods that can't be easily reversed on your jeep?"

    As far as I can tell, nothing major whatsoever was done by the PO. I guess the only thing that can't be "easily" reversed that I've done was the mod to the rear diff pinion yoke -- you would just have to install a new one. I like the idea of keeping anything I do reversible. Right now it's a balance between me liking being stock and not liking being the only one that gets stuck on a trail run

    I do have these rocker guards coming in the mail soon, I'm hoping they will bolt on well with grade 8 bolts and not have to be welded on.

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    Speaking of welding, I need to fix up the front passenger fender. The lower 4 or 5 inches of it that stretches downwards and partially hides behind the plastic fender flare is completely rusted through (fortunately the rust does not extend onto the tub). From what I know, the area is far too large and in too bad of shape to put Bondo on it. I plan to cut off the bottom end of the fender, weld a small piece of sheet metal on there, smooth it out, and do a quick spray paint job. I will probably also need to tap a hole or two for part of the front fender flare to screw into. Once I take proper measurements, I will be asking the group if anybody has a spare piece of sheet metal lying around.
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    Trent 3D printed this radio holder for me. The hole for the radio clip is made for Baofeng radios, so the clip on my Motorola T600 was a little wide and didn't fit. I bought a Baofeng clip on Amazon for $5 and attached it to the back on my T600. Seems decently sturdy, we will see how it holds up while wheelin', thanks again to Trent!
            
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    Been doing a few projects on the truck when the weather is nice. Treated the surface rust spots on the back part of the frame near the rear wheels (both sides). Wire brush, coarse sand paper, grease and wax remover, then hit it with Eastwood Rust Encapsulator. Nice product because you don't have to completely remove all the rust before spraying -- just get the loose stuff.

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    Was it necessary? Probably not, but I like it.

    PART 2

    With all the winter wheeling I needed some tow hooks for the front. Bought Smittybuilt tow hooks (#7605). The rear hole that lives under the plastic "Jeep" cover was pretty rusty and needed to be tapped. Stacked 3 washers on top of that hole (underneath the plastic cover) and 1 washer on top of the front hole in the bumper to even out the height. Was able to torque down the bolts without cracking the plastic Quite happy with the look...

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    As I continue to procrastinate the rock slider install, and the sway bar quick disconnects are lost in the ether of our mail system, the next project will be installing a hand throttle. Time to gather parts...
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    Steve-O previously posted:
    "As I continue to procrastinate the rock slider install, and the sway bar quick disconnects are lost in the ether of our mail system, the next project will be installing a hand throttle. Time to gather parts..."

    I love my hand throttle. I hope you enjoy yours!

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    If you didn't clean up that frame before painting, it will most likely continue to rust from underneath paint.
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    Looks good!

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    My friend in high school (early 80s) had a 71 Road Runner 440 6pak 4 speed - his Uncle helped add a nitrous kit (not easy with the three carbs). Fastest thing around until he used the nitrous and it was running too lean... Probably lucky we all lived with the stupid stuff we did in our cars back then (my folks let me drive our rusted out POS '73 Olds Omega with a 455 - if they only knew how much I raced that thing!). But the "baddest" car in town (that never raced) was a '70 GTX with a hemi. The '72 Olds 442 that my Step-Dad and I restored, for my HS graduation, was no slouch but it wasn't near as quick as a lot of other muscle cars around our little town of Wahpeton ND.

    Thanks for the video!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0io1zktqI"


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    DaveO previously posted:
    "My friend in high school (early 80s) had a 71 Road Runner 440 6pak 4 speed - his Uncle helped add a nitrous kit (not easy with the three carbs). Fastest thing around until he used the nitrous and it was running too lean... Probably lucky we all lived with the stupid stuff we did in our cars back then (my folks let me drive our rusted out POS '73 Olds Omega with a 455 - if they only knew how much I raced that thing!). But the "baddest" car in town (that never raced) was a '70 GTX with a hemi. The '72 Olds 442 that my Step-Dad and I restored, for my HS graduation, was no slouch but it wasn't near as quick as a lot of other muscle cars around our little town of Wahpeton ND.

    Thanks for the video!"

    Huh. I've actually been through Whapeton a few times. My mother grew up in Litchville just outside Valley City. We'd sometimes take the scenic drive instead of the interstate when visiting. I still have some family up that way and get out there every couple of years.
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    lol did I miss something with these last two posts? Different thread perhaps? (although they are interesting!)
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    They are referring to the somewhat related concept of how much to permanently modify your older, mostly stock, vehicle.

    James, I think, made a post or two. I made at least one... post #25 talking about an old totally stock rare car;
    https://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums...364#post340364

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    Yup, don't mind me...just a little slow this morning haha
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    Sway bar quick disconnects finally arrived just in time for this nice weekend! Getting the OEM sway bar links off was a challenge (I thought getting my old shocks off was hard, that was nothing compared to this) The nuts came off easy as I had soaked the whole thing in PB blaster for a couple days, but the tapered bolt at the top of the link was a bear. So after spending almost as much on tools as I did on the discos, and wailing on a big pickle fork with a 3 lb sledge countless times after applying heat, they finally popped out.
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    The rest of the assembly was easy. They are Zone Offroad J5021 discos and seem to be nice quality. The top part is a heim joint that allows you to swing them up once disconnected. I like that they came with a bracket to tuck them up under the fender when disconnected. We will see how easy they are to get back on when they're covered in mud haha.
          
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    THose ought to work
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    And another item gets checked off of the list!

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