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  1. HOrnbrod

    Manual to Automatic

    Perhaps from the person that stated it was an 86. Just a wild guess...
  2. HOrnbrod

    Could be a dumb question, but...

    Saw that - it's a misprint for the motor year. Ran it on a couple of others, same info with the correct motor year. What's important is that it's a factory Laredo.
  3. HOrnbrod

    HVAC mode actuator location

    Are you a parrot?
  4. Guess you sold the seats too?
  5. HOrnbrod

    HVAC mode actuator location

    Defrost is the HVAC default when you have a vacuum leak. Normally this happens where the plastic vacuum line passes through the front bulkhead to the vacuum canister behind the bumper. Check this plastic line from the firewall all the way out for leaks.
  6. HOrnbrod

    Could be a dumb question, but...

    According to the VIN you posted in the registry, 1JTML65T7HT020012, your rig is an 87 LWB Laredo. VIN : 1JTML65T7HT020012 Country : United States Manufacturer : Jeep Corporation Vehicle Type : Truck Engine : 1989, 6 Cyl. 4.2 Liter / 4.0L I-6 Cyl. MPI Powertrain : 5-speed manual, floor gear shift, part time 4 W/D Line (Body Type) : Jeep Comanche, 4-W/D Pickup, 7.0' bed, 120" wheel base Model and Gross Vehicle Weight : 4001#-5000# : Comanche Laredo [1815/2268 Kg] Check Digit : 7 Year : 1987 Plant Location : Toledo, Ohio, USA Sequential Serial Number : 020012 Check Digit Test : VIN valide
  7. HOrnbrod

    One Week Anniversary Today

    Thanks all, you guys rock. Hanging tough and plan to keep doing it.
  8. HOrnbrod

    Colorado: 2 more ads for parts.....

    Yella, what is the distance from the bottom of the top plate to the bottom as in the arrows for the Baja Shifter? Also what's the length and width of the top plate itself? Thanks..
  9. HOrnbrod

    Colorado: 2 more ads for parts.....

    Here you go: https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/ad-4-jeep-cherokee-xj-and/6644468799.html https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/ad-5-miscellaneous-off-road/6644474463.html
  10. HOrnbrod

    Well, not going back to that shop

    ^^ Who was that? Rustys?
  11. HOrnbrod

    Re using axle u bolts?

    Factoids: The factory MJ u-bolts and nuts are as follows: U-BOLT 52002885, 4 Standard Duty *** 52003996, 4 Heavy Duty 11500756, AR NUT The Standard Duty u-bolts are shorter and used for the standard 3+1 leaf springs. Heavy Duty u-bolts are longer and are used for the heavy duty MT 4+1 springs. The u-bolt nuts are the same size for both style u-bolts. Thus there is no difference in the u-bolts except length between the D35 and D44 axles. Also the rear shock nuts and u-bolt nuts are the same.
  12. HOrnbrod

    Could be a dumb question, but...

    Hard to answer since you have no signature and we don't know what you are driving. There are plenty of factory designated MJ Laredos w/o power windows. The best way to see what model and trim level you have is to run the VIN. if you post it up I can run it for you from a reliable site..
  13. HOrnbrod

    One Week Anniversary Today

    There is no way I could have even attempted to stop smoking when I was working. Lots of stress working / living in different countries and flying around everywhere dying for a smoke as soon as I could get out of customs and run out of the terminal to fire up. Retired now, enjoying it, and there's really no need to smoke anymore. I want to enjoy it longer. Selfish maybe, but SVPete makes perfect sense stating "do it for yourself" is spot-on. Mama's been bombarding me with all my favorite homemade snacks and treats, and I'm enjoying that too. Also, my MJ is complaining of neglect.
  14. Agree, especially on a LWB.
  15. HOrnbrod

    One Week Anniversary Today

    Wow, I had no idea there were so many fools like me who smoked. Growing up in the 60s people would think there was something wrong with you if you didn't smoke. The Marlboro Man was a national hero and all that. Many thanks gentlemen for the great advice how you personally have dealt with this and for all the kind words. Adam, you asked about weight gain. That's the least of my concerns my friend; I could definitely use a few pounds more. Someone mentioned beer and cigarettes. Very true, it's just like bacon and eggs; can't have one w/o the other. I love my beer, and that's when it's been most difficult to not smoke. I guess I'm lucky that smoking for all these years hasn't screwed me up any worse than it has. I do have a mild form of COPD and have been using an inhaler for awhile now that really helps. Even after a week w/o smoking I can now trot to the end of the driveway and back getting the mail w/o getting too gassed. Ah well, I knew going in this wasn't going to be easy... Again - many thanks guys.