The build goal is going to be int he style of Overland Adventure Vehicle (as I have said before)....
Here are the pictures of the Red Wagon as it sits. Clean, very little rust. Missing a few miscellaneous parts.
Unfortunately I quite rudely found out the battery took a dump this morning and I have a pin hole in the Rad.
It needs so far: Battery Radiator Coolant hoses (Piece of mind on these) Belt (glazed) Idler pulleys (not sure which is squeaking, might as well change them all) New heater bypass valve (It hemorrhages on occasion) Front and rear suspension bushings (Not horrible, but noisy) Front axle U-joints (stiff as hell, even after lubing) Trans Mount Tune up Brakes need inspection
Future parts list: 3.5" lift Locker in the rear 31" tires Possible regear for towing purposes Bumpers External Tire carrier
1996 XJ. The build will be in the style of Overland Adventure Vehicle. Nothing to wild, but something nicely functional.
Yesterday was all about the Axle U-joints. I'm pretty sure I discovered a couple new muscle groups.
I found a great tutorial on how to change out the joints without a press, just using a vice and a hammer.
Pics from yesterdays misadventures in Dana Dirty Thirty maintenance.
Clothes off... Everything looks good in there. No excess play, no chipped teeth.
Pads and rotors look great. Likely got serviced before I bought the XJ back in November last year.
Getting the Hub/Bearing out wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. This Pavement princess isn't all rusted up.
The joint on the diff side is locked up fairly solid...
I think I found my squeak and vibration. Just little dry in there!
Short side all back together.
Time for the long side.
This one took a beating before it broke loose. Again, one side of the joint was locked up, luckily no rust in this one.
New joints in the long side. Straightened up the dust shields on both and slid them back in.
Completely back together. Test drive confirmed that this was a fix. My only worry now is the axle seals (this axle has NEVER been apart all the date codes point to late 1995/early 1996 when this vehicle was manufactured. It's had fluid changes and brake work, but not much else. When they start leaking, I'll change them out....
Good job on the u-joint replacement. Always much easier to do in the driveway then on the trail. Im also a big fan of spraying the u-joints, Unibearing bolts, ect... down with WD-40 or PB Blaster a day or two before I go in. Give it some time to soak in and it makes everything that much easier when you break the wrenches out.
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8