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I like that steering support. :L:    I should add that on my to-do list. 

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1 hour ago, Pete M said:

I like that steering support. :L:    I should add that on my to-do list. 

It was fairly cheap at $70 and it definitely stiffens the steering. 

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Finally got my taillights done!

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This is after cleaning off most of the silver spray paint.

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After a bath and allot of sanding they needed a repaint.

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Black repainted and a couple coats of clear coat. Hopefully it will quit raining someday and I can put them in.

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Installed the painted taillights today. 

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You can't see the pieces missing out of these in the picture.

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These sure do look better!

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I always thought the orange marker lights looked out of place.

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Installed some clear ones today and I like them. They are DEPO brand and fit nicely. I had the crown ones and they fit so bad I didn't install them. These are very nice and fit good. The wonderful world of eBay $20. IMG_20190529_191605682.jpg.c85f4450a67f6471af9b4411d3e9b3b1.jpg

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So I have been collecting parts again. I am off this week for my birthday and 20 year work anniversary. With that said I have some truck time.

My rear manifold stud was broken and I was fairly confident the manifold was cracked. When I got the truck the motor mounts were shot. Knowing that and needing to replace the exhaust. The old muffler and tailpipe had holes and was undersized. The tailpipe was under 2" OD. The head pipe was still factory with the crush. No cat just a piece of random pipe to boot.

I then came to the conclusion a HO manifold was cheaper in the long run. So I started to collect. My plan is just to delete the EGR. I love in Iowa and they're is no inspection for anything.

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EGR delete. Route 66 for the plate and Doorman 090-061 for the pipe hole.

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The HO manifold had the bellows in it. Hoping that and a piece of flex pipe and it will live a while.

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These bolts suck! 

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This could have sucked pretty bad.

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First time no go. Second time winner!IMG_20190610_114452643.jpg.7fa2f26234c3b76147667ff9f8a34bcf.jpg

The manifold is cracked and the gasket is blown thought on number 6.

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This crack goes around over half.

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You can barely see this one is about a quarter way around.

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Renix/HO

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Renix on top HO on bottom.

 

 

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The exhaust ports match perfectly.

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Tailpipe is definitely going to be in a different location.

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HO head pipe to match the manifold.

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Going to see what a Thrush welded sounds like.

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Flex pipe where my missing cat should be.

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This flange whelded to the flex pipe. It matches perfectly with the head pipe. Still uses the factory gasket, wanted it to separate.

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Hopefully this will extended the manifolds life. 

You do have to grind a little off the edges of the intake for it to fit.

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Just round of the bottom corners.

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Both sides.

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It does fit!! All on and torqued! I wasn't sure what torque sequence. HO or renix. I went renix first and then double checked with the HO pattern.

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These are a life saver!

 

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While I was at it I decided I was done with my oil leak. I had already done the valve cover, distributor gasket, and oil filter adapter o-rings. And still had an oil leak.

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Pretty sure the oil pan gasket was leaking. It came out like this, chunks missing.

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I didn't feel like leaving it to chance so I did the rear main also. And I can't leave good enough alone so. I was pleasantly surprised it came right out. The best part right back in.

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I could move the timing chain way way too much. New one will be here tomorrow. 

 

Side note. You can reach all the manifold bolts except the back stud with this.IMG_20190611_191321193.jpg.2902dba5fa33052053a6c247d8ff9db3.jpg

Steelman Pro swivel extension.

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My hats off to you sir. You’ve done some serious work to keep an old truck on the road and running good. I’m gonna have to do a rear main and oil pan gasket on mine soon and I’m dreading it haha. 

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37 minutes ago, onebigmj said:

My hats off to you sir. You’ve done some serious work to keep an old truck on the road and running good. I’m gonna have to do a rear main and oil pan gasket on mine soon and I’m dreading it haha. 

Thank you. I think it was the Jeep God's knowing I would bring her back too life. I have a week spot for black Jeeps. The gray buckets, full console, full cluster, 4.0 5 speed signed the deal.

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3 hours ago, JMO413 said:

Thank you. I think it was the Jeep God's knowing I would bring her back too life. I have a week spot for black Jeeps. The gray buckets, full console, full cluster, 4.0 5 speed signed the deal.

Yeah that certainly checks all the right boxes 

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Still waiting on a timing chain. The first one had a used cam gear in it. So why not start another project. I already did the drivers floor board so now the passenger side.

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Yep there's a little hole there.

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Out with the old in with the new.

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Seam sealer applied. Waiting for it to dry. Going to clean the surface rust off the rest and POR 15 it is. Then truck bed liner, sounds mat, & heat mat. Not a bad afternoon!

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Finally got a timing set.IMG_20190613_095824863.jpg.a838b4d76e1f2f3b226e57a69f476d1f.jpg

New timing cover the old one cracked when I installed the crank seal. New balancer old one was falling apart.

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Installed the oil pan gasket. Hopefully no more leaks.

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Got the new head pipe installed. Wiring definitely reached. The O2 sensor is definitely easier to reach now.

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Factory flange to flex pipe.

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Thrush welded muffler.

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Walker tail pipe.

And she runs again!

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Got the floor pan seam sealer and painted. Installed sound deadener pad and then heat pad. Now I just have to install the interior.

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On 6/11/2019 at 5:31 PM, JMO413 said:

While I was at it I decided I was done with my oil leak. I had already done the valve cover, distributor gasket, and oil filter adapter o-rings. And still had an oil leak.

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Pretty sure the oil pan gasket was leaking. It came out like this, chunks missing.

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I didn't feel like leaving it to chance so I did the rear main also. And I can't leave good enough alone so. I was pleasantly surprised it came right out. The best part right back in.

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I could move the timing chain way way too much. New one will be here tomorrow. 

 

Side note. You can reach all the manifold bolts except the back stud with this.IMG_20190611_191321193.jpg.2902dba5fa33052053a6c247d8ff9db3.jpg

Steelman Pro swivel extension.

I bought a 10 and 12 just like those of the snappy truck. Coulda probably paid for that whole set. 

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6 hours ago, 1989commanche said:

I bought a 10 and 12 just like those of the snappy truck. Coulda probably paid for that whole set. 

The whole set was $100.

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