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Pete M

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  1. that's a good choice for rims. Best factory Jeep wheels ever in my opinion. have you started a build thread for your XJ yet?
  2. this one might get my vote.
  3. it's those little things that cause the biggest headaches. glad you figured it out!
  4. yup, I've definitely seen far worse. Although it feels weird to congratulate you for the small rust holes.
  5. I don't see anything.
  6. we may have a winner (of the darwin award). my first thought was that it was just a gag like that 2x4 used as a control arm, but this is some serious dedication to the gag.
  7. IF (and that's a big if) I was to swing by Michigan on the tail end we might be able to make it happen. no promises though.
  8. My folks are thinking of seeing california later this fall. My pop has strong concerns about doing a trip that would see him away from home and living in a trailer for a month or more. So, in addition to several other possiblities (like flying out and renting an RV), one plan would include me driving the Durango/trailer out to LA for them and picking them up at the airport, then the 3 of us head north seeing the sights and I would drop them off at some other airport (portland? denver?) to fly back while I spend yet another week driving the trailer back. 100 hours of driving. eek. Of course the plus side is that this would give me the opportunity to see more of you guys/gals. maybe visit some more junkyards.
  9. car-part.com can help with junkyard searches. search for 2.5L specific items, like the engine and transmission and front or rear axles that have 4.10 gears. then you can call and see if they have the little part you want. remember that the 2.5 was used for the entire stretch of the XJ production and car-part.com only searches for part numbers and those changed now and again over the years even though things may remain swapable. (for example the 2.5L block and AX-5 remained virtually unchanged) having said all that, I think you have the correct part already. it looks just like yours I think it was just installed by an idiot that tightened down one bolt before starting them all and then forced that last one with bad results. I think that 4th hole in the transmission is simply unused.
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    pretty sure it would have had a lead acid battery?
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    take it with a grain of salt though, as Chrysler reused a lot of the letter codes. for example, you don't have the "Italia Package" or the "SE decor group" or the nickle/metal hydride battery. those codes meant something different back in the day.
  12. that's what I was figuring. this is the mount he has now:
  13. if it is, I'm sure it's because the law didn't anticipate it and so didn't explicitly say it's bad.
  14. you can also use the members map to find guys local to you and send them a message. be aware though, that the map contains everyone that's uploaded their location in like the last 10 years so as you can imagine, not all of them are still active in the MJ world.
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    that thought has occurred to me
  16. not sure what's up with that anit-groundclearance bar under the rear axle but maybe he felt the dana 35 needed the help?
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    manual for everything if I could. Heck, we once had a minivan that was a manual.
  18. meet and greets can be... complicated things. trying to organize schedules and whatnot can be challenging (especially since a lot of our trucks are only semi-reliable). Heck, on my last trip out west I had get-togethers fall through when I was just meeting them at their house. Life is complicated. What I normally do is pick a place/time where I'm going to be anyways and invite others to come too. Car shows, wheeling days, or even "just show up at my place on saturday since I'm home all day". Then maybe post that up here and link to it in the Pub and maybe post a link on facebook so it gets maximum eyeballs. Essentially, pick what you want to do and see if others are free at that time. That way at least you still get to do what you want to do.
  19. don't sweat it. That's the least important gauge in the cluster.
  20. If it's piece of mind you're looking for, I doubt a re-bent fan will give it to ya.
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