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Randyzzz

Scrambler Junkie
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Redmond
State
OR
#61
It would be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison of the 5.7 Hemi and the 5.3 Vortec, both in CJ8s!
Been doing a bit of esearch. I think I'm going to stick to the LS engines. While power and torque are there, it seems to come in at higher RPM's. And the non DOD hemi's weren't exactly easy on gas either. Plus LS stuff is plain cheap compared to the Hemi stuff. I know LS swaps inside out, no reason to mess with success. So ai'm going to pass on the Durango.
 

zr10054

Car and Gun Junkie
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Gonzales
State
La
#62
Been doing a bit of esearch. I think I'm going to stick to the LS engines. While power and torque are there, it seems to come in at higher RPM's. And the non DOD hemi's weren't exactly easy on gas either. Plus LS stuff is plain cheap compared to the Hemi stuff. I know LS swaps inside out, no reason to mess with success. So ai'm going to pass on the Durango.
I couldn't agree with you more Randy. I was thinking about other engines for my Forward Control but we now know all about the 5.3L engines and where to buy every single part and much cheaper than others. Even the ECU and Tac module don't scare me anymore. My only other options that are still open is the 4.3 and the 4.8. but I'm still hooked on the 5.3 at this point. I think it's going to come down to mileage and cost for me. Let the fun begin.
 

flashover604

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Lancaster
State
Oh
#66
I finally found a cheap winch mount for my 8274. A guy had a Warn mount with the sides to mount on a Chevy truck. I offered $40 and he took it. There's a ton of 1/4" steel on those Chevy side plates to make any brackets I need. On a side note, anyone have any detailed pictures of how the Warn mount is attached to the frame?
 

barrys

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East Norriton
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PA
#67
If I remember right, for mounting to a CJ, it uses the same frame mounts for a feet down style winch, just the tray/plate is different. I have the winch and the mount, just never installed it but remember being surprised it was the same side frame mounts. This for a current style mount, maybe the older ones where different.
 

CHIEFWAHO

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Thayer
State
KS
#68
Picked this Quonset building up over the weekend.
40' x 60' 16' center with end walls
We are the third owners, it has never been erected.

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Was a heck of a load, 8900 lbs.
Takes 6000 bolts to put together!

Hopefully it will look like this someday.
Will be used for storage.

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Kim Dawson

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City
Molalla
State
Or
#70
I put up a 20 by 30 one of those for storage. Wish I would have insulated it. Once you fill 'em up, it's so much trouble to empty them out to do insulation.
 

wm69

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God's Country
State
AR
#71
Very cool. There are a couple of empty very old (probably slightly after WWII) huts around down that I've eyed wondering if I could get them cheap. I think it would be a HUGE project to take one down, move it, and put it back up. Probably more trouble than it's worth vs just buying a new metal building.
 

Randyzzz

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Redmond
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OR
#73
Scanning Craigslist turned up a "too good to be true" deal on a set of chromed H2 17X8 wheels. I made a call, it was legit! Drove out after work to pick them up. Don't know if I'll try and turn them for a profit or put them on the J20... Paid $50 for the set of 4 with the 35" roller BFG's!

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revho

$9.00 vanilla malt
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beaverdam
State
MI
#77
Not Jeep related, but my brother collects preprohibition Michigan specific beer crates. I found this one last evening posted for $25.00. Looks like this crate is 1839-1861 as that is when Detroit Brewing Co. was in operation. Early crates like this could sell for $200-$300 to the right collector in this condition. Brother was stoked I found it for him.

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Rosco1974

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West Haven
State
UT
#78
May have to throw Facebook Market on this thread. Bought a box-o-stuff today from a really nice guy that had a 79 CJ and wanted this stuff out of the way.

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jammer1

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Maple Hts.
State
Oh
#79
Cliffords and Jacobs. Memory's from he past. I liked Jacobs, no longer is business, they were bought up by another company.
 
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