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Everything posted by Fernando87mj

  1. Finishing up the steering today. -installed NEW upper Control arm yesterday and currently waiting for another to arrive for the drivers side upper. installed tie rod ends and zj draglink with a new damper , and new shocks up front.
  2. Okay , I might call and ask , I really like how yours came out , thank you g!
  3. If you don’t mind me Asking , how much did he charge you ? I need to get the one on my zj redone
  4. Hmm interesting. Might have to order some mopar parts from you eventually for my Zj and other mj
  5. Yeah same here, mines fought me a bunch too on the first Round. sucks That they made the brackets So flimsy especially on 2wds. At least on 4wd you only get the flimsy bracket on one side. By the way , what’s the difference Between the newer year xj upper control arm and the older years?? Rock auto has a very limited selection for 87-90 but has more selection on 91+ MY.
  6. Based on the research I’ve been doing , this might be the best option.. I really need to learn how to weld if I want to keep building old cars rest of the suspension and steering is going back on Saturday hopefully!
  7. Well that makes me feel better lol , i just really care about doing this right. My Jeeps arent the prettiest but i do want them built right mechanically and I have a tendency of being a perfectionist on certain things
  8. Not sure what would the next approach would be Pete , I really Want this baby built right
  9. Thing is i can tap it with a hammer and it’s start to pop out slightly
  10. New upper control arm bushing is in and fits tighter but I’m not 100% happy With the fit. I’m guessing it’s slightly wallowed out. Sigh... old jeeps man.
  11. Got the upper bushing out. Having all the steering linkage out really Helps steering linkage is all painted up and assembled ready for installation! v8 zj tie tod Is a big boy compared to the flimsy stock one !
  12. Sigh.. was under it yesterday and saw that the passenger upper control arm bushing on the axle side worked Itself out. Totally not a job I ever want to redo. Thankfully the steering linkage is out of the way right now which might make it easier. On better news I got the new tie rods painted.
  13. Installed actual Ax15 crossmember but forgot to take pictures . Everything lined up beautifully except for the last hole which was a pia but finally got it through. All my new steering parts arrived alongside new front shocks and steering damper. Made a little bit of progress yesterday and got all the old steering linkages knocked out. Thankfully nothing fought back to bad. Took a couple of hits and everything came out nicely. I'm going to be upgrading to the v8 zj tie rod while I’m at it. will update when everything is installed
  14. When is that meet and great scheduled for ?
  15. Let us know what techniques work for you guys , I remember being so disappointed after completing the job and having it leak oil still
  16. Wheel caps are also ready to be installed. wish the stickers on them were in better shape but it’s better than nothing
  17. When I did the Ax15 swap I had originally reused the ba/10-5 crossmember with some nuts between the “frame” and the member. I recently acquired a Ax15 crossmember so I went ahead and cleaned it up and threw a few coats of amc blue on it before I install.
  18. I know It hasn’t been top priority but I do eventually want to begin looking for a chrome rear bumper , if I don’t end up finding an oem eventually I’ll probably go with a fey aftermarket. Still want to finish my front suspension . Next up is installing new tie rods.
  19. Got the front flaps installed. also masked off the center caps and applied of few coats of primer before paint tomorrow.
  20. Going too touch up the original front amc mudflaps that came with this truck and get them ready to reinstall them.
  21. Got the rear drums installed , test drove , washed undercarriage from any spilled brake fluid and stared at it. Feels good to finally have a working parking brake after almost 8 years
  22. Took her out to pick up some supplies to get my 87 back together. Really love the patina. here’s a pic
  23. both drums are done , adjusted and brakes a bled. Currently waiting for last coat of paint to dry on drums.
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