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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:02:12 AM »
I am saying with your tire of choice, the delightful fun mounting tires on those wheels can be, I'd wait to balance until you've cycled them a little bit. I am sure they will need some weight/beads/priest attention.

The above said... if you had any idea how horribly "off" many balancer's are on their calibration, you would find the entire process in a different light. Some shops are more attentive to this than others....bottom line just put some miles on them first at assorted pressures, heat cycle them a few times, and balance.

Those Generals on Boozer spend most their life with stones stuck in the tread. Some fairly large...between them running smooth on my test runs and the stones issue, I just never bothered to balance them. They spend a fair amount of time at 80+mph and are smooth as silk.

On the Mustang.... RE71's are 200 tread-ware cheater tires. They are stiff sidewalled, soft tread, wear like butter and are her "drive it to the track and play tires. Since they basically shed rubber I never balance them...haven't the last half dozen sets.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:47:29 AM »
Jon.... the parking at the state fair even for a pickup is at best a mess. I swear that entire fair ground was designed by a blind Homer Simpson.

The Niobrara river is a beautiful place, great fishing and rafting. One of Nebraska's better kept secrets. Hope you have a great weekend. What do you think of the new raised speed limits in Nebraska?

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:39:01 AM »
A few heat cycles, some assorted scrubbing and twisting turning corners with that rear locker and you'll work those beads evenly onto the wheels. Few more heat cycles and inflation should have you ready to then have them balanced.

Balancing a tire when you first mount them is just not effective. I use the above basic procedure even on the Mustangs expensive Bridgestone RE71's  They have run 170+mph with zero balance weights smooth as silk. Those tires you saw on Boozer have never been balanced either.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:25:12 AM »
I forgot to post last night.....old age or something....

Yesterday I spent some time before noon welding up a little frame to set a sprayer tank in my wife's Jeep CJ-5
35 gallon tank, 5.0gpm pump, a hand sprayer/boom combination that can spray a 10' swatch. It worked rather slick, and comes on and off with two bolts.

I then jumped on the mighty Exmark and mowed some lawn. I then mixed up some Tenacity and sprayed 3.5 acres with the Jeep. Mission accomplished.

After that little adventure, I put the trailer on the back of the Jeep and ran to town and got 6 4x8 sheets of green board for the bathroom project.

My wife arrived home around 2pm from work. She tempted me with a pillow, so we shared a 45 minute snooze. Then... we ran out to the hanger and grabbed the Ramcharger and took it down to my shop in town.

It was then home for some supper (50/50 cheesburgers on the grill) , roughed in the wiring in the bathroom, and a visit from Mom and our Grandson so he could show me his bow and arrow he made.

After they left,Kay and I sat on the front porch and shot steel targets at 100 yards with the .270 I recently rebarreled. Then the kids arrived home from work and eventually went to bed.

No cross dressing, or anything fun like you all  :laugh:

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 23, 2018, 02:04:33 PM »
When you mount the tires inflate them to max psi. Let them sit a few hours in the sun. Then when you put the wheels on deflate to say 15lbs and drive them around local. After a few miles of turns in your neighbor hood, rotate and repeat. Then air up and go for a drive.

Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:22:06 PM »
Yes JR I have many things I am very grateful to have. That said I don't tend to try and kid myself a nice shiny truck is ever a possibility in any duration.

Boozer is about pristine....but since arriving home from Colorado it's undergone constant daily abuse on the gravel/mud roads. By winters end it would have no paint under it, 1200lbs of mud caked under it and no longer be a clean nice truck. This is why I agreed to sell it....no sense kidding myself... today's trucks aren't up to this reality.

It's like a nice rifle...no matter how careful you are, stomping around in the brush hunting slowly destroys a rifles cosmetics.

Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:05:21 AM »
I can't buy it, I like TRN.  It would drive him to more drinking/frantic shooting/hoarding if he saw that truck after it spent 2 weeks on our roads working for a living.

This is why the Mustang is kept in town...my wife washes it with distilled water and a foam cannon and gentle thoughts. If I drove it down a dirt road she'd have words LoL

She's still mad at me because I ate a cheeseburger in it once.... "you ate a cheeseburger in my Recaro seats?? You neanderthal!!!"

Financial Prep / Re: Comment on traditional investing
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:46:06 AM »
My advice to investors is to learn the English language, respect it, reflect on it and realize what it means.

Gambling is gambling...its not investing.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:37:50 AM »
I am going to do something today. so I can post something latter.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:23:11 AM »
You might get that thing under the Jeep yet by Sept. Looking good so far....

Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:10:47 AM »
Careful TRN...you'll end up like me. I am driving the 91 Suburban.

The kids all have 2015 and newer stuff.

Irony... my wife's 2017 Mustang has gotten 1,200 miles on it all summer. Probably half those are at a track....had it almost 2 years and it's got 7K on it.

I have resigned myself to the reality....I shouldn't have nice things, they are not conclusive to happiness lol

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:37:45 PM »
LoL..... go knock on the door of the van and ask TRN... it's Texas.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: My bug out bag lesson plan
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:28:37 PM »
ahhh how'd I miss that?.........guess I am not even sure where Kay gets them.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:53:20 PM »
Yah Tate I am sure Nate is responsible for at least 15lbs on me.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: My bug out bag lesson plan
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:48:03 PM »
Dunno why you'd need a prescription for a stapler? Pretty common on most any farm/ranch with animals.

Same with the drugs as well. Our farm store sells most common antibiotics/syringes and so forth. 

Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2003 Ram 2500 front diff
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:35:34 PM »
yah Tate those were the ones I was referring to. Spendy stuff  but they work quite well.

All solutions presented are a hack. The correct solution is a set of kingpin inner C's and assorted supporting pieces  :cheesy:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:29:27 AM »
Well I am not what i'd call young. But I am too Jr to really fit in with the local breakfast league. It's a lonely world LoL

At your age your just a tick from hanging out at the local community centers and basket weaving and herb drying=P

Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2003 Ram 2500 front diff
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:18:54 AM »
That's a common issue in Dodge front axles. It's not difficult to solve in most cases.

The "moog" problem solvers sometimes are "large enough" to compensate for this issue. You need a press fit I think the spec is 0.002 interference.

A company, I think it's EMF offers oversize BJ's for just such a fix as well.

FWIW on a old farm truck we once welded some joints in with a small tack weld under the joint on each side. Seems to have held up fine although not a ideal solution. Just keep in mind, these trucks chew up BJ's quickly if used on rough roads.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:02:45 AM »
Isn't this web forum sort of a old mans gatherings? =P

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: My bug out bag lesson plan
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:50:01 AM »
in addition, depending on concern with local laws.... (I'd think in some "emergency's laws may not be of a concern) a Beretta Bobcat would be much lighter than say a 10-22 and quite valuable as a forage/defense weapon. It's tip open barrel allowing single shell loading is handy. Add in a few .22 birdshot loads and you might be surprised how handy that is for small meals.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: My bug out bag lesson plan
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:32:11 AM »
Ya also have to be careful. Ringers lactate should never be stored above around 85F which in many areas means no go bag application.

TRN I'd consider adding some actual antibiotics. They are readily available over the counter and quite useful. A small vile of actual consumable Iodine would also prove handy.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:30:16 PM »
Honestly having just been in Denver, I feel I am qualified to say the following. Denver and it's burbs surrounding it are turning into a grade A Fecal matter depository.

The police officer wants to be treated with respect the "man, bud, dude" type stuff should maybe be reduced considerably. You won't command respect by lowing your own standards in a effort to identify with what is sadly often today's youth.

That said the young delinquent in that video needed to be drug out of the SUV and tossed into passing traffic. So Meh....

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 20, 2018, 03:18:32 PM »
Yah Jr...... hence my advice LoL

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »
Jr.... Tate... words of motivation.

No matter how frustrating your boat may at times become...I find keeping a cordless drill with a hole saw in the chuck reduces a boats likely hood of being problematic.

It also helps us the owners evaluate concerns rationally.... "should I saw...or not"

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:45:00 PM »
Bummer on the whirly bird situation...prayer sent for sure.

Ken/TRN infection is what we are hoping is the issue. They diagnosed it as that initially, 4 days on antibiotics no real change. She wrangled a Appointment with her general care guy this afternoon. It would be nice if he could provide an answer or suggestion. I have had about all I can stand with medical professionals not exactly communicating well.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:16:00 AM »
Just left the hospital. My wife has a painful lump under her nipple so she just had a mammogram/ultra sound. Radiologists said "we see nothing concerning" so still no answer to what is going on.

Glad for the good news....frustrated by the not knowing what is going on.

Day two of rain...need to haul home some drywall for the bathroom project...can't get into my shop due to roof repairs stalled due to rain. As Mondays go....not all that productive

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:08:23 AM »
can I work for you?.... from home? Wait then I would miss out on the food...ugh

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:31:25 PM »
Impressive collection C

Idaho....is basically Colorado light. Another 10 years it will be a mess i'd bet.

just food for thought

CIEMR / Re: Big life decision. Input needed.
« on: August 18, 2018, 09:01:40 PM »
All of the above sounds like sensible advice, it reads like you have a plan/idea that on paper at least makes sense to you.

I hope whatever you choose works for you and yours

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:19:54 PM »
Ken looks good, ya don't likely want to know how many we have done with a mig LoL

I have a skid loader bucket from my little 1835B case that needs a cutting edge, new feet/teeth and a few bushing holes made smaller and round again. Maybe this winter....I have used it twice all summer, so not a rush I suppose. I should also fix the charging system as well....nah

Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:21:39 PM »
It's ok Nate, I think your normal

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:21:57 PM »
Yah I am with TRN....unless it's been recently done I'd go through the lower carefully. Especially that water pump.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:20:07 PM »
Nice boat JR. We recently sold our Crownline...hoping to down size to just one river Jet boat.

Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:23:57 PM »
This week has been a hassle. Our home has limited "water" because I am remodeling a bathroom for Kay that turned into a adventure. So we only have water in one bathroom ATM. Hopefully I can get that resolved tonight.

Then the Jury crap...I won't even start.

And on top of that, Kay who is NOT suppose to be lifting any weight or being too physical, has been cleaning out a building for her newest racing passion. A high performance burrow.


Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:53:02 PM »
Speaking of Nate....I need to deliver your dohicky as soon as I am not trapped with this jury crap.  :huh:

Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:38:37 PM »
Well it's official,  Boozer is sold.

After about 12k miles, lots of towing, some road tripping and even some relaxing Colorado high country wheeling. Boozer has a new owner.

The decision to sell was made this morning when our middle step daughter slipped a cashiers check across the table at breakfast and said  "I want to buy Boozer, that's my offer" "For that price you can borrow it when you need to tell you replace it."

So I will have to find something to drive every day

Guess the good news is...I made a few $$$ and don't have to worry about scratching it now LoL

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:03:12 AM »
TRN.... I honestly don't mind a rear spool. Prefer them in some applications.  :cheesy:

Don....what ya offering to trade?

Ken.... I had to look her up LoL FWIW Kay thinks Trump is a bit left for her taste.

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:34:36 PM »
Looking good guys....I was just in Colorado, they have to wear sandals. I think it's a law.

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:25:14 PM »
Our recent round trip 2500 mile Colorado vacation/wheeling/delivery trip I just realized I got 14mpg with the front hubs locked the entire trip LoL I seriously never unlock them day/day, I spend too much time off pavement.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:21:51 PM »
Nah no challenge, He is sorta stuck to a degree with Jeeps design. Add a cage/bumpers/big tires, heavy axles Jeeps just get portly.

The M37 is 5,687lbs  according to the US Military. This is a "air drop" weight figure. That's with full fluids,combat ready. So, hardly lightweight.

Toss out the troop seats, the brackets for them. The canvas rear "top", the hoops/supports you have already dropped close to 325lbs.

The combat wheels/tires/tubes weigh 225lbs a piece. Likely can drop some weight here also.

The radiator is 180lbs of brass. the wiring weighs exactly (72 lbs total)  I have a new OEM harness in the box. That doesn't include the 35lbs of regulator,turn signal, and assorted other hefty 1950's mil excess. The light switch weighs 4.8lbs.

The real deal weight dropping will be in the frame/bed. The M37 frame is heavy enough bare I can't easily lift one end. The Bronco/F150 frame I can lift and move around.

The bed is almost dead on 1000lbs. It's a hefty built piece. I can build the same shape/size in aluminum for a huge weight savings. I don't need a 1/8 thick steel floor/side skins to haul a cooler, tent, tools, and what ever else accumulates back there.

I doubt a Aluminum head Big Block Ford/C6 weighs any more than the OEW Chrysler flat head/T19 combo.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Front Dana 60 I use with one of the GLO covers is any heavier than that OEM M37 closed knuckle axle with brake drums that are 125lbs a piece. It's likely lighter.

I could be totally wrong, but I have put some thought into this....I think 4500 ready to drive/wheel is possible.

I am probably lighter than Shawn, being a midget old man and all.  LoL

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:53:02 PM »
Who unlocks hubs? Only reason I use locking hubs is if I bust a front axle  :grin:

But yah nice score....

Not negative at all Don....just providing you with the data you need to be a informed pilot. Maybe I should just sell you Anvil LoL

Built (brand new) Cummins (high nickle IH block/head), New NV4500, New NP 205, 1 Tons, Detroits.......10K+ miles, proven performer, dead reliable...ya could drive it home at 65mph and get 22mpg.  :grin:

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:52:36 PM »
I will be interested what yrs weighs when done. I am going to be under 5000lbs I am quite confident. BTW 5 hours 20 min from Mc Donald's to my place.

Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:42:38 PM »
The suppressed 10/22 my wife has is a lil funny with subsonic ammo FWIW> (usually cycles,  sometimes doesn't)

TRN I have the same Ruger pistol.... fun lil toy with a suppressor.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:36:03 PM »
Glad to see you got the shaft man. I kinda forgot you made those 14bolt girdles. Might have to try some at some point.

LoL @ weight conscious....Your just worried my M37 will be lighter :grin:


LoL I am trying to understand? Swap to a manual now? I have Done this swap a few times.......

You need a Nv4500/Getrag transmission.
29 Spline transfer case
flywheel/bellhousing (For which ever trans your using)
Pedals/hyd slave/master/under dash brace for the master
Both driveshafts

Other small parts.

This is a lot more work than just sourcing the correct block plate, flex plate combination. Bolting in a simple floor dimmer switch for the OD, and going for a drive.

2-4 hours to sort the trans....probably the same with the brakes...yr driving.

The 29 spline transfer cases are bringing close to a grand these days in nice shape used. A new NV 4500 is what $1700? (you want the newer updated 5th gear/shaft/nut like I used in Anvil)... Clutch that can handle a healthy cummins is $1500. (the south bend dual disc in Anvil was $2100)  Bell housing for the NV4500 $450 (advance adapters)

Driveshafts will be another expense. (The Stick shift trucks use thicker rear tube material for a reason)

I dunno Don.........

Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:03:32 PM »
The "bronco".... you will get a kick out of this man.

The plan is to remove the body or whats left of it.  Then I will remove a cab/front clip from one of the M37's. I plan to then set that M37 cab on the Bronco frame. Then sit in my lawn chair and study it.

IF.... I can mate said body to said frame with a minimum of "franken looking" engineering....and wheel placement on the front vs fender alignment can be made to work...... well anyway you get the idea.

That will afford me a custom extended radius arm front coil suspension, a stout frame, A big block Ford, A Dana 60 reverse rotation front, with a Detroit, a HD 60 rear with a ARB/35 spline shafts C6/Np205 On Board air, and assorted other "goodies" in a proven reliable, well tested off road package.  The M37's large fenders will swallow 40's with ease, and like 42 or larger is doable if I wanted.

If I can make the cab/front clip fit well I will lengthen the Broncos Frame, set the WB around 115" remodel a M37 Box to fit and call it stage one.

Once the bugs are worked out.... stage two would be a 750hp 6.2 L Ford with a whipple....and matching trans/transfer case.

When done.... I should have a very drive able, some what economic, reliable wheeling toy we could drive anywhere. If not..... well I will have lots of parts to use for something LoL

Hide Site / Re: Survival camp fuel...What type?
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:55:14 PM »
Just saw this LoL

I have been "dipped" many times by the DOT looking for red fuel. That said since I run so much trans/hydraulic fluid for fuel...I just let em test and they get all flustered.

I would store farm fuel....that duramax thingy can't handle unrefined fuels.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:47:22 PM »
On those little tractors I just un mount them and toss a patch on them, good as new.

I do use plugs on my skid loader...I have ine very bald very well used tire on there with more than 20 patches/plugs LoL

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