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    Headers and Mufflers

    A PO of my Scrambler installed an early Chevy 350 V8 that currently has un-coated Hedman headers and a pair of crappy oval mufflers that hang down past the frame rails (why they were installed with the long width up and down, I will never know). The headers are thoroughly rusted and have some...
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    Starter let me down

    So this happened yesterday... I had the starter for about 11 months with no problems and then yesterday I stopped at the gas station for gas and went to start it up when I was done filling up and Boom. This was supposed to be a heavy duty starter for all Chevy Small Blocks. It was...
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    Saw this little CJ-10A the other day

    I was out to lunch one day in Norcross, GA (just north of Atlanta) and spied this CJ-10A with a cool utility bed. I don't see too many CJ's up this way, so I thought it was pretty cool. It looked like it needed some work, but it was a good start to something cool.
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    Leaky Power Steering

    So the hose that goes from the power steering pump to the steering box appears to be leaking pretty bad. I believe the rubber hose has cracked right around the fitting where it transitions to the metal piping. Some PO has replaced the original engine with a Chevy 350. It doesn't appear that...
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    Jeep left me stranded today

    I was driving my Scrambler around town this morning enjoying a nice day. I went into a store and when I came out I couldn't get the jeep started. My starter was making an awful noise and the battery seemed weak. I hooked up my jump-starter and tried to fire it up. It seemed like I couldn't...
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    New seat slider - need bolt and nut size help

    I was in the process of putting a new seat slider on the passenger side yesterday and ran into a problem of not having any original (or any really) nuts that would fit on the new search slider stud bolt. The directions say to use the original nuts from the seats. My original seats were long...
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    Now how did that get in there?

    I was changing out my headlights today and pulled this one off of the passenger side. No wonder this one didn't work.
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    How to properly secure a child seat in the rear bench seat?

    Ok folks, for the last couple of months I have been installing a rear seat and belts in the back of my Scrambler in hopes of being able to install a car seat with a five point harness for my 5 year old daughter. I am happy with the security of the Bestop fold and tumble seat and with where I...
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    Christmas Present Mount

    I was fortunate enough to receive a new Rotopax 2.25 gallon gas can and a 2.25 gallon storage box for Christmas for the Jeep. I needed to fab a mount for the gas can and tool box so I could have them in an accessible location. I don't have a spare tire carrier and I wanted to mount them on the...
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    Newly installed Supertop

    So I got a new Bestop Supertop installed on my 8 today. I am liking the look, but dang are there a lot of zippers. I also got a set of Bestop two piece soft doors to go with the top. I spent WAY too much time working on the dang doors and still don't have them working properly. Anyone have...
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    Two new to me tops

    So I picked up a couple of full soft tops from the same guy I bought my jeep from. One is a complete top from Bestop, similar to the Tigertop, but I think it is the previous version of that top. Several of the parts are galvanized steel as opposed to being black powder coated which led me to...
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    Brake issue with the new Scram

    So when I test drove the new Scrambler before I bought it, I noticed how hard the brake pedal was to depress and get the thing to stop. It has power brakes and the brake booster definitely looks newer than the rest of the truck. I have done the initial troubleshooting in regards to a stiff...
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    Driver's Side Lights Dimmer than Passenger Side Lights

    Now that I have had my new Scrambler for a few days, I am starting to look at everything that I need to fix and/or replace. I was looking at the lights the other night knowing that I wanted to upgrade them, but I noticed something that seemed strange. The driver's side headlight front turn...
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    New to me '82 Scrambler

    I have been without a Scrambler since March 2011. Today I brought home my second CJ-8 that have ever owned. I turned down this Scrambler once but the PO dropped the price to a Pont I couldn't pass up. It definitely has a couple of issues to clear up and will take a few dollars to do it but I...
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    Name that Axle...

    Ok folks. Time to play "Name that Axle". I really have no idea what kind of axle is under this Scrambler. Can anyone venture a guess?
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    Anyone near Carrollton/Villa Rica, GA?

    So it looks like a new job opportunity is opening up for me in Carrollton, GA. Anyone live down that way that can tell me more about the area? I lived north of Atlanta for 14 or 15 years, but I never really got to the west side of town much. Thoughts?
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    Plasti-Dip

    I have been reading a bunch of threads on a 4Runner forum recently about guys using Plasti-Dip for all sorts of different items on their rigs. Most of the guys have been painting (with spray cans mostly) a bunch of interior panels, front grills and emblems with the stuff. One guy has even gone...
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    Any Scramblers out in Evergreen

    I was at the Big Chili Cookoff in Evegreen, CO yesterday and I spied a nicely build bright orange Scrambler...was it anyone on this forum? I also saw a bright red one, hard half cab, on the way home on 285 around 7:00PM. It seemed like a great day for the Scramblers to be out.
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    I love you guys!

    So once again, I have to vent about my Land Rover and more specifically my experience on LandRoverForums.com. I asked a very simple question to those guys and took nothing but heat from their Moderator of all people. He completely flamed on me and tried to belittle me. Further, he sends me a...
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    What can I do?

    So I sold the Scrambler several months ago (:mad:) and bought a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II (I know, I know...I shouldn't have done it). Well, the thing has some issues with it that the dealer promised to fix. The dealer attempted to have the issues resolved once, to no avail. I am in the...
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