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  1. Hoover

    World Cab Retrofit Project

    That seems like an incredible product - never heard of it before. I just did a few searches and from the youtube videos I found, they claim that 1 gallon can treat up to 300 pounds of metal, and it won't lose it's effectiveness until it turns completely black. Albeit, that was from the...
  2. Hoover

    Spankrjs 1985 Spring Special CJ-7

    I like the the idea of modifying and using old brake lines to prime the master cylinder- clever! Hoov
  3. Hoover

    walkerhoundvm's rebuild thread

    The 1E copper brown metallic is one of my absolute favorite colors, and yours looks fantastic! Here it is on my 82, in original form. Hoping that when I get on this rebuild and have it painted, it looks as good as yours. Wow!
  4. Hoover

    Solid Axles for AMC 20

    Thanks, makes sense on the stitch welds. As for heavy wheeling, I've heard the same suggestions from others on the 20, especially from a cost perspective. Mine hasn't let me down yet, but it only takes the one time- Hoov
  5. Hoover

    Solid Axles for AMC 20

    Given that my axles are about to come out of the scrambler I'm building, I'd like to reinforce those tubes with welds. This may be considered a noob question, but can they be safely made without disassembling the axle? Or would the heat potentially cause damage to the carrier/bearings? Hoov
  6. Hoover

    Solid Axles for AMC 20

    After not knowing enough to maintain (retorque) the hubs on my original two-piece axles over a twenty year period, I finally spun one on my 7. I went back in with the Mosers, and have been very pleased. Although I'm not a heavy wheeler, the AMC 20 has been strong enough for me (some towing and...
  7. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Thanks Kim. Just don't see that many 8's around to compare.
  8. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Thanks for the feedback- Took a closer look at the brackets that the oem tire carrier bolts to on the inside of the tub on the cj8, and they are much more robust than those on my 7. In fact, I had the same crack pattern emerge on my 7 (just like Belizeit shows above), and after repairing the...
  9. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    I'll definitely look closer at those two upper support brackets. I've got plenty of metal lying about and could can fab up a support plate pretty easily. If I sandwich, say, 1/4 plate behind the brackets, would that significantly throw off the geometry since the brackets also attach at a lower...
  10. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Thanks for the warning, and advice, Walkerhound. The BFG 33x10.5 specs at 50.7 lbs plus the weight of the 15x8 wagon wheel, which should be about 70 lbs total, by my estimate. A friend has the same setup on his CJ7 stock carrier, and hasn’t had problems, yet anyway. Regardless, I’ll...
  11. Hoover

    E-Brake question, 83 CJ8

    Thanks for the feedback, fellas. Mancunian, your comment got me thinking, and in retrospect, should've realized this before even posting my (now lame) question. My brother's rig is set up to hop rocks, and has a SOA on 35's, with a 1 inch body lift. That would definitely make the stock cables...
  12. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    It certainly looks like a *stout* bumper, and exactly the style I'm seeking. I sincerely appreciate your consideration of passing it along to a fellow LSU fan! Thanks, Belizeit! Ironically, I was talking about JC Whitney yesterday with a guy out at the shop, but haven't seen one of their...
  13. Hoover

    E-Brake question, 83 CJ8

    I'm working my way through the various nuances between the CJ models, and have a question about the E-brake setups on the CJ8s. My brother has an 83 CJ8 and I was underneath it snapping images last weekend, and noticed that his E-brake yoke has a more complex setup than the 83 CJ8 I'm currently...
  14. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Heck yeah, that's the style I'm looking for! Right on, Belizeit! I like the old school diamond plate, and it looks very sturdy. Are you offering it up for sale, perhaps? Am I to understand you are on CJ-8.com while the Saints are playing? Not looking too good so far in their opener, but...
  15. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Yes, I like the way that bumper looks! Thanks for the image- I'd like to find a bumper like that, but think it'd look better in black on my rig. Are those available aftermarket, or would I need to start scrounging jeep salvage yards? I'm pretty well versed on sourcing parts for those CJ7's...
  16. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Actually, I have no idea what a white oem step bumper would look like, Barry. Google brings up a multitude of variations- do you have an image you could post? Also, this cj8 will be returning to the original Jamaican Beige, and was thinking a black step bumper would be a great contrast and...
  17. Hoover

    Rear Step Bumper Options?

    Hey fellas, I'm in the process of a frame off on an 83 CJ8, and would like to put a rear step bumper, as I really like the look. Not so interested in the OEM chrome (although they look great), but something that would be durable, practical, and fit the CJ8 'look'. In preparation, I'll be...
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