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  1. spankrjs

    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    I don't really know what the "perfect" lubricant would be? It is metal posts on brass/bronze bushings. Light oil would be perfect, but would run off. Chassis grease a little too thick? I spray some white litium grease on the parts before assembly, then re-spray if/when I take it apart. :shrug:
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    Gladiator

    That lift/tire size looks really nice :thumbsup:
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    So, I bolted on the used motor, as it came, and now I only have the lightest of a "tap" when the arm is pulling back against the first pivot. Hard to see, but the screw driver is pointing to the "stop" on the first pivot. When the motor pulls the arm back, it is pulling it back just a hair too...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    My WS wipers have never worked correctly once I installed the aftermarket WS frame 10 years ago. I have just dealt with it. I originally placed all the blame on the aftermarket WS frame being out of tolerance, but some of the blame also should go the supposedly "NOS" wiper motor I bought from...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    I thought about that after I "F"ed up the second one :rotfl::wave:
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    Maybe so, but this was an aftermarket WS frame that I drilled originally. I think the metal on the aftermarket frames is thinner than the OEM frames :shrug: Maybe the act of installing the "nutserts" added to the trauma :shrug:
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    Been awhile since I folded the windshield frame down, usually just when I am working on the wipers........... We will return to that thought later...... I have "Nutserts" in my aftermarket windshield frame to hold down the soft top/bikini top header. When I used to run the soft top, and drive...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    "Repaired" the driver side door hing brackets net. This time, I used quite a few bits to get to 1/2": 'Redneck Ray" clamp job: This bracket drilled out OK, but, I almost think it is removing just a little material and more so opening up the "C": Bushing went in easy enough...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    Could be. The WS hinges are actually sitting higher then the cowl, so that should be helping the issue :crazy:
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    A gearing question for a street only scrambler.

    You should be able to find a pair of stock axles with 3.31 gears, in good shape, cheaper then what it would cost to set up new gears :shrug::twocents:
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    A gearing question for a street only scrambler.

    If you are happy with it, leave it alone. Some of this is personal choice/performance expectations/driving environment. I have 3.31's, 31" tires on my green Scrambler. It has a 4.2 bored out 40 over, RV cam, and Mopar MPI with a T5. Before adding AC, I was happy with my set up, Now, I want a...
  12. spankrjs

    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    So, not real happy with the first bore job on the passenger bracket, and ruined the driver side bracket. Pulled the door off the passenger side, good news. Neither hinge pin hole is wore out on this side, so no need for sleeves on the passenger side. Lower bracket, note paint damage :-(...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    After drilling the first bracket, an interesting find. It looked like the original brackets had some type of sleeve/bushing. This was found on the ground after drilling out the first bracket: Like I said, should have stopped on the first bracket. I next attempted to drill out the driver...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    My next "misadventure", and one I probably should have skipped, sleeving door hinge brackets. I purchased two used/good shape lower door hinge brackets, some bushings, and some shaft collars: My "notes": Basically, the holes in the brackets are close to 7/16". I want to put in bushings...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    New sending unit installed, the temperature gauge is working correctly again. Hard to read, but the scanner is showing 206 and 210, speedometer gauge looks good to me: The fuel gauge is still acting up. 2 hours after shutting the engine down, the fuel gauge has not dropped back to "E"...
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    Yep, something like that :thumbsup: With no more Radio Shacks in this area, and installing the CEL before a two day drive to Hurricane, Utah, the NAPA toggle switch won out :rotfl: Big Plus on the Toggle Switch - if the CEL lights up, and I want to ignore it, I turn the switch to the "Off"...
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    The story of Peggy's jeep.

    Yep, Made in the USA, no air lines/o-rings to leak and fail. My front cable is beat to hell (sits in front of the axle tube, has hit a few rocks), with the wire showing through the torn outer sleeve, still functions perfectly. The only problem I ever had, and not the OX locker's fault: spun...
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    The story of Peggy's jeep.

    I love my OX Lockers :thumbsup: 10 years, over 40,000 miles, no problems :thumbsup: They do not seem to be too popular? Not sure why, they work great :thumbsup:
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    Another Scrambler Purchase/Road Trip - UPDATE- BODY ON FRAME AGAIN

    While I was messing with the coolant system, decided to add a secondary temp gauge. Wiring was easy enough: Completed, sitting next to my "12 volt power supply" and my "Redneck Ray" "not a LED 12 volt toggle switch that I use as a check engine light since LED's can't be used since the damn...
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