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16 hours ago, Drahcir495 said:

I found a really stout clip nut (have no idea what they are called) in my MJ/XJ bolt collection. I just need three more of them. Problem was that I had no idea where it came from :confused:. I found a 2000 XJ in the yard and it had exactly the same thing on the top radiator support. You can see ha much better these will be ->

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It looks like those are extruded U nuts.  I first dealt with them on my tail lights.  I tried linking to that topic, but did something wrong.  The only place I could find them locally was Fastenal.

 

On 9/5/2018 at 8:05 PM, amsuco said:

This was new to me as well.  I had to go to the internet and find a picture and description to match what I had.  The extruded u nuts have an extension below the clip that is threaded.  What I found locally that I consider to be speed nuts have no threads.  They are just stamped in such a way as to catch the threads of a bolt or screw that is inserted into them.  My assumption is that the u nuts were stock, but I could be wrong.

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17 hours ago, Drahcir495 said:

I found a really stout clip nut (have no idea what they are called) in my MJ/XJ bolt collection. I just need three more of them. Problem was that I had no idea where it came from :confused:. I found a 2000 XJ in the yard and it had exactly the same thing on the top radiator support. You can see ha much better these will be ->
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Speed nuts, U-nuts, clip nuts. Available in all kinds of varieties online. Not a bad idea to replace them, as they do tend to wear out over time and not hold on to the part as well.

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:dunce: Ahh,  a U nut :L:. Well, I got these free. I will have to get these when they start to become worn out.

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My doors do not stay open and they are always hitting me in the back while loading groceries, or the munchkin. I have been putting off fixing this for a long time, because I did not want to take the door apart again and I was worried about it not working. I went to the local LKQ some time back and bought (2) door checks. I got them off a 94 four door XJ. I hoped that I could rebuild mine using the mechanisms off the 94 Jeep. I grabbed the two rear checks, because; 1 - they looked the same as the fronts. And 2 - I thought the would be in better condition do to how little they get used as compared to the fronts ->
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I started by taking off the two 10mm nuts on the door side when I thought I broke the mechanism inside the door. :brickwall:  I reached in the door through the speaker opening and found that the mechanisms was completely gone! I only had the two bolts on a bit of the steel ->
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Got the pins out of the doors with a mallet->
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I was trying to figure out the way to get the arms in and out of the assembly. I unfortunately spent a long time trying to line up roll pin with the arm and spacer :dunce:. The light came on and it took me not much more than a minute to get 4 door arms out and the 2 door arms in. A teachable moment - grab the bracket with a vice grip and use a screwdriver to open up the assembly ->

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The arms on the 4 door arms are longer and have only one stop position; the 2 door has two stops on the arm ->
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You can see the difference here (2 door top) ->

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Completed ->
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All I had to do now was grease the assemblies up ->

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Got them installed last night and am kicking myself for not doing this sooner. Slipped them in through the speaker hole and bolted them down the 10mm nuts. Got the arm pin back in with a really long Phillips screwdriver and a hammer just lightly tapping it in. So the rebuild works and it is super easy to do. Good Idea for the MJ too. It works perfectly l. It’s hard not to flinch like a battered wife anticipating  the door to come smashing back into me after swinging it open. It does make some noise, but once the grease gets all worked in I expect it to be quieter. 

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nice!  :D  your homework is to copy/paste into the DIY forum  :L:  

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18 hours ago, Pete M said:

nice!  :D  your homework is to copy/paste into the DIY forum  :L:  

You got it.

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Even though I have two rear view mirrors (one new) that are made for the 91 and up, I still hope to be able to find one that fits the 90 and down MJ/XJ. They have an unsalvageable 88  MJ at the LKQ, but it had the right rear view mirror! Paid $4 - it’s a steal for a part nobody has. The new one on right is a bit larger than the 88 on the left -> 0F1935DC-DA24-4C59-B3BB-52F5D6BB806F.jpeg.4d713f7eb76641e9c5e14b825b90e56c.jpeg
 

The difference in the mounts of the mirrors.
88 ->
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The new style->
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Polished up the mirror and got it in pretty good shape. Then I just detailed it a bit ->
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Got it hooked it up and it’s a perfect fit:applause:

 

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Gotta ask, what's that in the background, I see a round headlight

Stock 1988 swb 4.0 ax15 np 231.

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8 hours ago, jdog said:

Gotta ask, what's that in the background, I see a round headlight

Stock 1988 swb 4.0 ax15 np 231.
 

I did not notice that lol. My garage is destroyed because they needed the space at work. Now I have all my Jeep stuff packed in there. That is my 82 CJ7 buried in MJ parts :grinyes:

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Got any pictures of it?

Stock 1988 swb 4.0 ax15 np 231.

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Let me see what f I have one on my phone. I know I have a picture of my CJ8 on it. Let me look for both.

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Nope. Only have one picture of the Scrambler on it. I should probably do a build-up thread on it after I am done with the XJ. Here is the 8 ->
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Little bit late, but good job Rich:beerchug:

 

I can show you a quick trick to popping those hinge pins (and reinstalling them) with a pair of channel-locks in about 3 seconds, should you ever need to pull yours out again.  I used to pop out spares while walking through the junkyard looking for other stuff (back when junkyards actually had XJ's and a few MJ's in them......:sad:

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That's a nice looking 8 can't wait to see a build thread

Stock 1988 swb 4.0 ax15 np 231.

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Thank you jdog. 
 

OK Jeff, how do you do it! Channel locks and a hammer? I was beating mine out with a mallet and about 3 inches of swing 😆. Getting them in was a piece of cake with the mallet and Phillips.

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No hammer, just a pair of channel locks.  Kinda hard to describe without a visual, but you use the offset of the jaws to work like a press.  Slide the bottom jaw under the bottom of the pin, then rotate the tool so the shorter upper jaw contacts the tip of the bracket that the end of the door check and pin fit in.  Squeeze the channel locks and the pin will be pressed upward until it pops mostly out, then pull it the rest of the way from the top.  Installation is just the opposite of removal, just flip the 'locks over and use the bottom jaw to press the pin down and in.  Easy peasy:beerchug:

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Not bad for $20. 
 

I got an alert on a Sunday about a new Cherokee had just entered the junk yard. It looked like I should pass on going to look at it because I couldn’t see anything on it worth Snagging. It did have a roof rack, but I am making my own. I did realize later that I could use the mounting brackets on the rack I am making. I was not able to make it there for another week. I was pretty sure it would be gone by then, but I went anyways. Talk to the guy at the counter about how much for the rack? He said $20, so I was now hoping it was still there and it was :beerbang: ->

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I could not get the clamps off the crossbars and the crossbars off the rails. I did not want to leave this behind and they were closing soon. Ended up taking a hammer and hitting the crossbars off the rails. I got it off and hoped I would not be charged for them. I get up to the counter as they are locking the doors :laugh:. Guy marks it with the paint pen and says $50. No no no, I was told by that gentleman there that it was twenty. Confirmed it and I went home happy. Not sure the counter guy was happy. I have no idea who makes this, but it Is welded construction. The more I Look at it; the more I really like it! Put a coat of Rustoleum semi-gloss black and immediately put it on.  When I brought her home ->

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Then a few after shots ->

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score!  :D 

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For $20 I'da been on that like a fat kid on a candy bar.  And I don't even own an XJ.:laugh:

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2 hours ago, mjeff87 said:

For $20 I'da been on that like a fat kid on a candy bar.  And I don't even own an XJ.:laugh:

😂 I am going to use that one!

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Thank you Mjeff87 for telling me about the black trim restoring product :beerbang:. I have used the Rust-oleum wipe new on the front bushwhacker flares D59A3F56-8B89-411A-AB82-3E5B0FF47529.jpeg.7de067fbf571a54fccce716fc8ec8853.jpeg

 

and it is some amazing stuff. Before ->
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After ->
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Oh yeah! Three weeks in the Florida sun and they still look great . Definitely something to invest in if you have some fading trim.

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I'll  have to try that on the Libby.  the stuff my pop was using before didn't last very long.  :( 

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