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  1. Rymanrph


    Thanks! That's pretty cool to see that my truck started out in Charlotte (which is where it is now, but not where I bought it).
  2. The housing that I have and the ones from the 231 are definitely different from what I've seen. Even the housing on the 242 of the WJ was different because it didn't have a spot for the speedometer gear. Fortunately, when I removed the housing, the crack is just superficial. The missing third of the speedometer gear o-ring is probably where all my fluid was coming out. After replacing it and the rear seal, I haven't had any issues.
  3. Rymanrph


    1990 Comanche Originally: 4.0, AX-15 2wd, Dana 30/35 Sort Bed Build date: I sold the original doors, but I have the build sheet somewhere... Current Location: Charlotte, NC Status: Full 1997 conversion with AW4, hp Dana 30, 8.25, NP242. Notes: Originally black with grey interior. Now the exterior is rescue green. Current owner: Rymanrph.
  4. Well if it's not structural, then it might be worth trying. I just got back from the pull a part with no luck. I found several WJs with 242s, but they were too new and didn't accept a speedometer gear.
  5. I've been losing a little transfer case fluid for a while and today I saw this. My question is, is the tail shaft housing the same between the 242 and the 231? It's a lot harder to find 242s. If I could go to the pull a part, with some snap ring pliers, a socket set and some other small tools, I think I could get one pretty easily. I'd just have to make sure they're the same. I did notice that there are some 242 cases that don't have a provision for the speedometer gear. I've swapped plenty of transfer cases, but I've never taken one apart, so I'm just a little ignorant.
  6. I called Jeeps Unlimited, Salvage Jeep Parts & Service, Davey's Jeeps and several others. None of them were willing to cut up a tub. Davey's Jeep wouldn't even cut up a wrecked tub - they'd sell the whole wrecked tub to me for $200, but I had to come get it. I finally found a yard in Eastern NC (Kenny's Jeep and Truck Parts) that was willing to help me out. He cut the tub just below the rail and let me drill out the spot welds myself. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
  7. She seemed to understand what I was asking for and gave me a price pretty quickly for what they sell them for. She asked me to send her an email for an order so I included the Mopar part numbers for reference. We'll see.....
  8. I had the same idea and found a picture comparing the profiles of the two. They're completely different and would stretch the windows too much. I may have found a yard that will ship some TJ ones to me - hopefully. Most every place I've called has wanted to sell me the quarter or whole tub.
  9. Thanks! All the local yards around here don't have any Wranglers. It's making me wonder where all the wrecked ones go.
  10. They're just spot welded on. I have no idea why the PO removed them. My guess is they got damaged somehow and he couldn't run a soft top anymore, but the damage prevented a hard top from sitting correctly on the top. Thanks for the ebay link. I've contacted the seller to see if he also has the other side. This is slightly more than the dealer, but it's free shipping and would save me a trip to the dealer.
  11. Thanks Pete. Both parts are discontinued. The dealer can get the left side, but not the right.
  12. I recently purchased a 2001 TJ and sold the hardtop that was on it. When I went to install a soft top, I realized that the previous owner removed the belt rails, so there is nothing for the windows to snap into. They're originally spot welded to the tub, so I'm having a hard time finding replacements. The junk yards I have called either don't have Wranglers or want to sell me both full quarters and I can't afford that. I was hoping to find someone with a rusted out tub that could just sell me these parts. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
  13. When I go to mange followed content, it says that this thread hasn't been updated since January of 2013. I have similar issues with other threads that I follow.
  14. I get the notifications on the website, but not to my email.
  15. If anyone ever comes back and reads this thread, it ended up being my battery terminals. I really had to crank down on them to get a solid connection, but I've had no issues since.
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