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16 hours ago, USAFAGumby said:

Good deal!  Thank you for the link.. I'll check it out when we get to that point.. That helps a ton!!!

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Happy Independence Day! (yesterday) Got some work done on the Manche. We are doing the load sensing valve delete, disassemble the Ebrakes, remove the drive shaft etc..

We followed Kryptronics write up on the process to change out the proportioning valve from a Jeep YJ, i used a 1994 (i believe). Here's a link to the thread

https://comancheclub.com/topic/54855-load-sensing-valve-delete-yj-prop-valve-recipe/?tab=comments#comment-560990

We got it almost all the way done, fought with disconnecting the lines from the current prop valve, they were all really tough and in a pretty tight spot. We absolutely mangled one of the flare nuts, so that line will have to be replaced along the way to finish it the project. We used a 3/16 adapter to couple the rear lines together once we removed the valve. I'd offer the valve up for someone here but it is minced rust meat.. no good and unfortunately, will be discarded.

We are replacing the rear ebrake cable for new ones the match up to the ford 8.8 so we removed the existing that didnt work anyway.

We will also be doing a slip yoke eliminator and new drive shaft so we went ahead and disconnected the current.

It was a good project day, it was pouring raining so it worked perfect to have some garage time, beers and working with my brother and hanging with our parents.

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We found the remaining master cylinder line from a Cherokee and got it installed and that finishes the load sensing valve delete project!

Then we rolled out into the driveway and pressure washed the junk and gunk off the frame so we can get started with rust prevention.
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What a weekend working on the Comanche! We did so much prep, had snags and issues along the way with equipment or running out of abrasive media and many other things. However we kicked butt on the moderate rust removal and prevention!

We used a 40lb pressure blaster with 2 compressors T'd together, black diamond coal slag media, Texas July heat, humidity and rain is perfect for long sleeves covered by a dust suit and blasting hood. Nnnnt! The hood was terrible so i upgraded to a carhartt heavy shirt wrapped around my head. My brother and i blasted about 80% off and we ran out of media. Total hack job with newbies running the blaster.. self admitted..lol! It worked pretty good though! We brought it back into the garage and continued with an array of wire wheels.

We prepped for paint and had this weird gunk that rose to the surface of the metal, alcohol in a spray bottle and a rag would kinda get it off, i went to grab another spray bottle and found one that had white vinegar in it, i tried that and that gunk just wiped of smooth.. then we're noticed the frame was turning gold.. it was the weirdest thing. I quickly made a spray bottle of baking soda and water and doused it with that to neutralize. Then we hand washed with soap and water and then pressure washed.. it got some of the gold off but it was on there big time so we alcoholed again and started painting.

We used rustoleum pro rusty metal primer. That stuff is awesome! Check out some of the pics below!06a38319020fe93e918c12444f3d1a7b.jpgd41154f681dc7bebf57d61e540289b2c.jpg2fff94d0d96de5d0be76e4298c564f37.jpg61d05131a5ab082172c6298783eeb7ba.jpg3205fba6d9b50945f631ce4838212f55.jpg6454bbef955f93533998cca8876c0709.jpg7d347c300c8628b83915522ccf7deed8.jpgd3a2429b5ae46b01906cf8919daa29af.jpgd179e3f0a117c8498ae8235b692c8caa.jpg7aa0a7fe03dd77c90c4110bb111bc7fc.jpg889a085c100cd84f5b50ac9e4e8a58d9.jpg667ab59590cda500218eb7c64f954c07.jpgbdf32906b9c8ec60b71bdc1b82eb1475.jpga5cb82fb216f2ed12ef613a209a42752.jpg7f40e9ef43d0639a833d22987e524e8e.jpgbe7455d2a018e67d64dd4936d680f126.jpg0aa52246087d994fb7c531ab621b3b3c.jpg

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On 3/24/2018 at 8:19 PM, rosco11 said:
On 3/24/2018 at 5:34 PM, 88whitemanche said:
Have been needing these 
this is for a set of 2?

Yes sir.. for the 2 outer seals.. it was about $22 plus shipping I think

 

Hey there, how hard was it to replace the window seal? Mine are shot!

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Hey there, how hard was it to replace the window seal? Mine are shot!
Not too bad at all, just roll the window down, look for the clips inside the window crease and use pliers/flat head screwdriver to grab or pry them up carefully.. and the new just snap back in the same location, i used a poly deadblow hammer to tap them all the way down into place.

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19 minutes ago, Jeep Driver said:

It's refreshing to see someone else put some effort into his truck. 

 

Thanks for the pics. 

Thanks Jeep D!  We put in a heck of a weekend of hard work.  I really appreciate the comment!

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TSC sells a hardener for their oil based paints/industrial paints. Added to Rustolium, you'll get three times the longevity. 
 
Just a thought, if you are doing a second coat. 
 
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/majic-catalyst-hardener-clear-half-1-2-pint
 
You can find similar products elsewhere, also. 
Thanks man.. I'll check it out. I was at TSC yesterday for other stuff.. didnt know they had something like this

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