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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Quote Originally Posted by Brasscatz View Post
    I installed a lube locker on mine too but have noticed a few drops still. Let me know how yours works for ya

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 because my microwave couldn't do it
    I have not noticed any leaking from the gasket. I do have a leak from the rear seal that needs to be fixed.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    I have a bit an update and an announcement!

    First the update.

    I got the front brakes worked on new pads, rotors, wheel studs and lug nuts!
    You might ask why the lug nut and studs? Good question.

    For the answer I will tell a bit of a story. I was not on the way back home after work going about 60 MPH down a two lane highway when the front end vibes started to get worse then they have been since I got the truck. On a side note after changing the u joint on the front drivers side the vibe had gone down a fair amount. Now normal with my vibe if I turn the wheel a bit to the passenger side it will get a bit better so I tried that with no real effect either way. Then it got way better! How ever a half second later I see my front drivers side wheel go rolling off to the other side of the road and in to the ditch.

    A real oh crap moment for sure I did have the presence of mind not to slam on the brakes and just coasted to the side of the road. I found 1 of of the lug nuts and a neighbor was able to lend me 2 from his Jeep the rotor had a good part of it ground off and was flat on the bottom. My wheel and tire was ok and no damage to the axel or calipers.


    I took some lug from Memento_Vivere's Jeep (now sitting in the front yard part apart long story that involves ice and stupid friend tricks) so I could at least use my jeep for work and to get to a shop to have it looked at.
    When I did get it to a shop they said it needed/needs new pads, rotors, studs and lugnuts (all taken care of) and the rear brakes are on the rivets and the steering box is going out. The rear brakes I had an idea about but the steering box was a bit of a surprise.

    I'm thinking that the steering box is were at least part of my vibes are coming from. Just adding to my list of stuff I need to fix on Her.


    But enough of my rambling on to my announcement!

    I will be putting rear disk brake on! I have most of the part already backing plates, e-brake hardware, e-brake cables, soft lines, and Wheel studs. All but the wheel studs came from Grainofsalt on here. I did get calipers as well but I think that they will end up just being for cores.

    The parts I still need are pads, rotors and either parts to rebuild the calipers or new calipers while i have the axles out I will replace the seals as well.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Greetings XJ Talk! I got a few of the part is for Switch to rear disk brakes.



    Backing plates and e-brake hardware from a ZJ.



    E-brake line from a ZJ and a KJ think.



    Caliper(s) it looks like they will be for core only.



    ZJ rear studs.



    Bolt for 8.25 c-clip dang near 6 from the dealer ship.*



    Axel Seals.



    Brake pads.





    The rotors are in the mail some were. I still need to get some more diff fluid but I think that might be it before I can start on it.

    *some say it is not needed but better safe then sorry.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    A veritable flurry of work has been done on my jeep since the last time i had any thing to post! this will be a multi post update so keep looking!

    First is the is a new air filter location. I don't think it would be considered a true cool/cold air intake but it does open up a area for dual batteries.

    Before



    After




    Space made


    post a picture

    I will do a separate post on how I made it so it does not get buried in here.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    If you have been reading my last couple of posts you will know that i have been amassing parts for rear disk conversion. I finally got all the parts I needed (rotors, calipers, and diff fluid) so last Saturday i got started on it!

    Parts and tools laid out before start and old drum.



    left and right axles in.









    After.



    In addition to the brake work I replaced the axle seals and removed the rear sway bar.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    My to do list

    Maintenance / broken

    * gas filler tube shield thing fabbed (old one is broken)
    * replace clock spring
    * new rear bump stops
    * new shock all around

    As soon as Get the parts / money list / more facts

    -NMO antenna mounts 1 done
    -Full size spare
    -Finish electric up grades (better alternator and wire from alt)
    -storage box for back

    The next is the after I get money and time list

    = Detours backbone
    = A pillar lights
    = Lift kit
    = Dual batteries set up Part done
    = Snokel
    = Set of 5 winter/snow tires
    = Roll cage
    = Winch
    =????????
    =profit


    My next steps will be to change the clock spring and start on the dual batt set up.

    I have a tray form another Cherokee that at least to start with I will use for the tray. The wiring will depend on weather I go with a diode or solenoid isolator.

    For the isolator i have narrowed it down to a few choices.


    500 amp solenoid
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/PAC-PAC-500-500-Amp-Battery-Isolator/dp/B001YIPXR2/ref=pd_sbs_auto_9?ie=UTF8&refRID=11H2ZCJ2WTHH36PAB K25"]Amazon.com: PAC PAC-500 500-Amp Relay Battery Isolator: Automotive@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zhJbkO6tL.@@AMEPARAM@@41zhJbkO6tL[/ame]


    200 amp solenoid
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/PAC-PAC-200-200-Amp-Battery-Isolator/dp/B000CEBXRS/ref=pd_sbs_auto_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=11H2ZCJ2WTHH36PAB K25"]Amazon.com: PAC PAC-200 200-Amp Relay Battery Isolator: Car Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wfidZt3iL.@@AMEPARAM@@41wfidZt3iL[/ame]


    200 amp diode
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/NOCO-IGD200HP-200-Battery-Isolator/dp/B00316GNYM/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1402597117&sr= 1-2&keywords=200+amp+battery+isolator"]Amazon.com: NOCO IGD200HP 200 Amp Battery Isolator: Automotive@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41M8Peb8hfL.@@AMEPARAM@@41M8Peb8hfL[/ame]

    The 200 amp point is due to the fact I will hopefully soon upgrade to either a ZJ 135 amp alt or 160 darango alt and it is better to go a bit over board then too small.
    Any thoughts? comments?
    Last edited by thesupercroc; 06-13-2014 at 09:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Hello again XJ talk!

    I have got a few things done on my jeep!

    First I swapped my steering gear box out from a 1995 XJ.


    Also with that a new power steering fluid return line and used but better high pressure line.

    while doing that job I got new front sway bar links and frame bushings. There is a long story about parts and broken tools that I will not bring up now.

    My fender on the drivers side has been only held on by friction after my run in with the ground after losing my wheel a while back so I took them and the side bumper part off!

    before.




    After.







    trim lines (see here for more info on that).

    Last but not least. I fixed My clock spring! Yes I said fixed and not replaced no pics of that it is nice to have my horn and cruse control back and no airbag light!

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Nice work Anton! Getting through that list quick!

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    Greetings all!

    The reports of my being sucked in to a space time portal are at least some what true (or so it seems).

    A little update to my build it will get a new cylinder head take a look here for more info.


    Now my to do list


    Maintenance / broken

    * new cylinder head

    * gas filler tube shield thing fabbed (old one is broken)
    * replace clock spring done
    * new rear bump stops
    * new shock all around




    As soon as Get the parts / money list / more facts

    -NMO antenna mounts 1 done
    -Full size spare done
    -Finish electric up grades (better alternator and wire from alt)
    -storage box for back




    The next is the after I get money and time list

    = Detours backbone
    = A pillar lights
    = Lift kit
    = Dual batteries set up Part done
    = Snokel
    = Set of 5 winter/snow tires
    = Roll cage
    = Winch
    =????????
    =profit

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Hey Anton! Glad you recovered from getting sucked into the black hole of the interwebs! Good to see the xj build continues.

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Quote Originally Posted by thesupercroc View Post
    Greetings all!

    The reports of my being sucked in to a space time portal are at least some what true (or so it seems).
    So, did it take you forward or backward in time.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    So, did it take you forward or backward in time.
    Well mostly forward but i think a couple of weeks back as well

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Hmmmm, sounds like some void spaces there somewhere
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    Work has been started on the bastard pack rear lift! Take a look hear for more on the parts. You might be asking how far did I get?!

    I got the wheels off! Plus got pictures of the area around the lift.

    here is my axle pretty right?



    my shock drivers side.



    part code for the leaf spring.



    Will this crack effect my plans?



    Bump stop or the lack of.



    spring plate (plus bar pin eliminator thing) now soaking in penetrate fluid



    And projects for later


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    Default Re: Croc's super build. Warning super long first post

    So I got some work done on the XJ.

    I got the leafs disassembled and the rear axle of the leafs with little to no problems. the shock on the other hand not so much....


    first this happened 3 out of the 4 bolt broke that way.



    Eh on big problem there I was kind of planning to do BPEs any way so now it looks like this. Also the cross member the bolts are on was FULL of dirt and rocks (more on that later)


    Grade 8 nuts, bolts, and washers used there over kill maybe but it was under a dollar upgrade.

    the shock mount to the axle were super crusty and will have to be cleaned up before having new shocks on them.



    I don't have much for pics of my work with the leaf springs but here is one.



    Yeah I know it's a great pic

    Here is the leaf pack assembled.


    For the rear I have new shocks, bump stop, u-bolts, and misc hardware


    One of the things brought up by the shop that was working on my head was there were a couple of stuck valves and that the fuel system should be cleaned / flushed.
    So I drop the the tank and what do I find?...

    Dirt lots of compacted dirt and rocks


    After a bit of work the tank is looking like this.



    As for the head I'm still waiting on a head from the machine shop with now word on lead time.

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