The Jimmy build, beat and rebuild with very few updates.

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  1. ktmoutfront

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    In Moab for the weekend. Never again on a Holliday. Just too many people.

    Did Golden Spike with 3 other rigs, all Jeep's. Very well built. I had the little tires because I do not need to compensate. Day went great. Perfect weather.

    Driving back to the semi 10 miles south of town, the Jimmy acted like I was out of gas. Flip a u turn and just about roll into the last gas station. Only put 10 gallons in. So gauge is off, still sputtering and I notice the fuel pump is howling. I believe it is the original from 87. Call Orielleys and my nephew brought one out to me. I cut the floor of the Jimmy open. Swap the pump. Is good for 5 miles. Then things went to crap.

    Barely made it to town. Needed a bunch of duct tape to cover the massive hole in the floor. Pull into the City market for lighting. Nephew stuck around to help. He just wanted to hug me. Asked what a distributor is. He just finished an LS3 in a 71 Datsun pickup on a TTB ranger frame.

    Swap out the ICM and notice the rotor has some corrosion on top. Pull it off and the shaft contact plate falls out. So I swapped that also. Buttoned it back up and drove it back to the semi without missing a lick.

    I hope we are good for tomorrow.
     
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    Fuel pump and ICM?! Might as well get all the common failures done on the same trip.
     
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    Good thing we didn't go for a ride at KOH we might have been walking back to Ethel!
     
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    Nah. I've put 200 plus miles on it since then.
     
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    Ah ok.. still call dibs the next time around..
     
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    That's my line! :rolleyes:
     
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    I call dibs dibs then!
     
  8. ktmoutfront

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    Made it home in 7 hours and 10 minutes including the fuel stop. Only had traffic through the Johnson tunnel do to a semi in limp mode.

    Was a good weekend over all. Just too many knuckleheads in town. Saw a total of 6 other vehicles on the trails during the 3 days.
     
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    Wheeled Chinaman's Gulch with the club this weekend. The club is full of Jeeps, so my friend Phil and I kind of did our own thing and ran ahead of them. No big deal all day.




    Until.............

    I said, "hey, lets get just past the gate keeper on Carnage Canyon. He cruised right up it then got hung up trying to turn around. While he was doing that, I went in. No big deal. Until I tried to back out. Got hung up on a huge rock that I did not see. It rolled back after the axle went over it. Crushed the exhaust in multiple places. Sounds like a tractor now.
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    After Phil got by me, he turned around to hook his winch on. I had stacked rocks and tried a number of times to get out. Denied each time.

    With a bunch of rocks stacked behind the front and rear tires to raise the entire truck to get over the rock, it winched out with relative ease. Until the front axle got to it.
    Heard something do BANG.
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    I am calling that a crappy cold weld that lasted 7 years by shear dumb luck. I don't think this is how misalignment spacers are supposed to work.

    And just miscellaneous carnage pictures for your viewing pleasure.

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    Turned that link into a banana.
     
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    Walked under this one 4 or 5 times before I noticed it. Not sure when I did it.

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    Carnage Canyon is for real! The gate keeper was doing its job yesterday. It would make a pretzel out of the crew cab.
     
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    Pretty good mooshyness going on there
     
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    round leafs look funny
     
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    Poor Jimmy, sounds like it needs some freshing up before Moab.
     
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    betcha' its not 1/2" wall:whistle:
     
  17. ktmoutfront

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    1/4" inside of 1/4". Biggest issue is the 7000 pound truck. Sliding sideways.
     
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    Got the front links rebuilt. The rears are not 1/2" wall. The fronts are. I am old and forgetful.

    Ordered $300 of mandrel bent exhaust, muffler and flanges to rebuild the exhaust. Won't be here until Saturday.

    Have to have it done by Sunday evening. I have a JK coming in Monday and Tuesday for suspension upgrades and a Corvair Wednesday and Thursday for suspension upgrades/replacement.

    This work thing is getting in the way of my hobbies. But the Buick is going to need a bunch of money sunk into it. Can not get the engine to turn over. Is stuck hard. So I work, for cash. May have to consider an 8.1 and 4l80e conversion.
     
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    This thread still needs a real title...
     
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    Happy now?
     
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