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  1. AK-RWC

    Sway Bar Disconnect, Am I missing some thing(s)?

    That's not unusual for any vehicle, in my experience.
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    1 piece axle

    I've got Yukon shafts in my 7, and I've actually installed a set of OMIX-ADA shafts for a friend of mine that looked and functioned just fine as well.
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    Coffee Walk Scrambler edition!!

    AMC did all kinds of weird things. My '85 CJ-7 base (bought new by my dad) came with tinted hard top/doors, PS/PB, 258/T-5, tilt column, denim (high-back) seats, clock/tach, smoker's package, TracLock, towing package (HD rear springs), center console. The dealer added custom pinstripes and...
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    Scout axles?

    Those are good axles. The rear is easy: cut off the old perches, and weld on new perches at the correct spacing. The front is trickier, depending on what you want to get out of it. You can either narrow the axle, or outboard your springs. The second part is setting the pinion angle and the...
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    What is your go-to solution for carrying extra fuel?

    The Aerotank is attractive, but the price killed it for me. For less than half, I got a junkyard OEM 20 gallon tank shipped, a Kilby skidplate, and my custom tank made. We already have tail-draggers, and the Aerotank further hurts departure angle. This doesn't matter if you don't wheel it...
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    What is your go-to solution for carrying extra fuel?

    As I progressively moved up engines from a 304, to a 360, and a 401, my 15 (that held 12) gallon tank on my '84 CJ-7 that became my Scrambler was woefully inadequate. When moving back to Alaska from the east coast, in addition to the 5-gallon jerry can that I had built into my tire carrier, I...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    People here with the heated TruckLites (and I think there's a JW Speaker that's heated too?) said that the heating element just tends to bake the road grime to the plastic. It was around 20 degrees last night, and although there was no precipitation, I could feel at least a tidbit of warmth on...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    Parking lights on; switchback is still bright. You can't tell from the pic and it's hard to catch in real life, but when the headlights turn on, the switchback/DRL dims slightly. Nice side shot with the headlight on dim. These things are AMAZING. I should have done it five years ago...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    Not entirely the end of the saga though: when I had it all mocked up, the dim was bright and the bright had the LEDs completely off. I was ready to toss in the towel when my wife suggested that I just reverse the wiring where the relay harness plugged in to the OEM headlight. I pulled out my...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    My son was “helping” me in the garage and asked about the engine hoist, so I showed him how it operates. Maybe a week or two later, both kids were in the garage with me playing with the hoist; just jacking the arm up and releasing the pressure. I ran upstairs for something and heard a loud crash...
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    Stock suspension

    With 33"s you have AT LEAST a 2.5" lift. Especially coming out of Florida, check your body mounts too because you may also have a body lift.
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    My "new" dream Scrambler

    They work fine with the Crown frame I have now. ???
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    My "new" dream Scrambler

    Working with what I’ve got, over the last couple days, I 100% completed the passenger door and went ahead and drove around with the driver door missing the outer handle. Oh; and my Crown windshield frame FINALLY came in. Crown is at least using the same thickness as OEM, but there are still...
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    My "new" dream Scrambler

    Wait; seriously???
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    My "new" dream Scrambler

    I finally got around to ordering the hard-door seal kit, and the new left-side handle. When I ordered parts in 2008, I ordered the handles but realized later the “left” one was actually re-labeled from a different manufacturer, and underneath the “right side” label p/n was the actual left side...
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    Frame replacement

    I also have a TDK frame and have zero regrets about it. A friend of mine is getting started on replacing the frame on his 7 based on my experience with TDK.
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    Can anyone identify this style of step bumper?

    It also struck me vaguely like a potential MJ bumper, and since I was curious Google showed me what the OEM MJ bumper looks like. More interestingly, I found that Westin Fey still makes a bumper, the 6300 model, that looks just like what we're talking about, and it makes me think they supplied...
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    Can anyone identify this style of step bumper?

    This actually looks like a chrome version of the postal bumper. But it's very possible that the postal bumper was produced by the aftermarket; 230 is hardly enough to justify the tooling.
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    My "new" dream Scrambler

    That was actually my neighbor's. It was a pretty bad-@$$ little flattie. His dad built it up for wheeling in California, and he inherited it a few years before I moved to the neighborhood. His dad was more the mechanic though, and my neighbor only took it wheeling once or twice in the time...
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    'Mater - '77 Cherokee S 4-door

    I really like fender 3, but understand your reluctance to put it on the OEM decal. The lines work perfectly there though, and it doesn't detract from the rest of the OEM FSJ fender aesthetic. Short of that, fender 2 is your obvious choice for the reason posted: that's the approximate relative...
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