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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #100 on: September 03, 2018, 12:43:13 AM »
That's great.

Yes, tentative goal is to have this fully wheeling ready by next spring. We?re tossing around the idea of building the stock jk axles for her xj. Wouldn?t take all that much and I have a set of wheels and tires she can run for awhile. Max she would want is a 35? and those axles can be built to handle that.

As far as family business she honestly takes after her mom. Has been taking college AP courses in high school and her goal is to graduate with a capstone diploma. She should also have 5 AP courses under her belt in science alone. Hoping that colleges take notice and this helps her get into pre med easier.

But I believe she does like having a cool vehicle that everyone knows her by.....
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« Reply #101 on: September 03, 2018, 12:52:34 AM »
Sounds great. My daughter is leaning towards being a pilot. She has done the Young Eagles a few times and is great in school taking all kinds of AP classes.
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #102 on: September 03, 2018, 12:58:33 AM »
Sounds great. My daughter is leaning towards being a pilot. She has done the Young Eagles a few times and is great in school taking all kinds of AP classes.

She thinking service? Are you considering letting her do that? Baylee has a friend (both parents served) who I believe is going AF route with goal of being a pilut.
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« Reply #103 on: September 03, 2018, 03:21:03 AM »
Boys it?s a real good thing all of our girls are smarter than us. 


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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #104 on: September 03, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »
We also added on rocker panels with nut zerts... this process took a lot longer than needed because dad broke the cheaply made chinese manufactured tool because he is " too strong".








Baylee, did he break the nutsert tool that I sent him the part number for?

What a brute if he broke that one!

Jeep looks awesome, really good work!

Why can't I get these Pre-Rangers of mine interested in doing the same thing??????
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« Reply #105 on: September 03, 2018, 11:52:50 AM »
Don, I?m impatient. It took you a week to respond on that nutsert tool. I already had one by time you gave me part number. Down side you can?t buy parts for it but upside is amazon had great return policy so I just ordered another....
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« Reply #106 on: September 03, 2018, 11:54:17 AM »
Don, I?m impatient. It took you a week to respond on that nutsert tool. I already had one by time you gave me part number. Down side you can?t buy parts for it but upside is amazon had great return policy so I just ordered another....
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #107 on: September 03, 2018, 01:26:25 PM »
Probably playing on the kabota,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #108 on: September 03, 2018, 04:38:00 PM »
Probably playing on the kabota,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Probably...
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #109 on: September 03, 2018, 05:00:04 PM »
XJ no longer squeaks as of today...

another lacking detail to the heavy duty cross over steering are ungreasable heim joints... we tore the steering apart joint by point and drilled the bolts for press in grease zerks and grease veins. Only one trip to the hardware store for a 3/16 drill bit. Then we put it back together.
















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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #110 on: September 03, 2018, 05:23:55 PM »
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #111 on: September 03, 2018, 07:01:16 PM »
Does that pony tail ever get caught in the wheels of the creeper?

Real question

Cause, I get my shirt tails, my sleeves and anything else left dangling caught.

I use those bolts a lot for hard to grease areas
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« Reply #112 on: September 03, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
Does that pony tail ever get caught in the wheels of the creeper?

Real question

Cause, I get my shirt tails, my sleeves and anything else left dangling caught.

I use those bolts a lot for hard to grease areas

It does sometimes but I try and keep it pulled back and out of the way lol.

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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #113 on: September 03, 2018, 08:04:51 PM »
We drilled those bolts on the lathe. The one passenger knuckle bolt is over 5? and to get grease veins in right spot we needed a longer drill bit. So I had to make one trip to hardware and buy a 12? drill bit then cut it to around 6?.
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« Reply #114 on: September 03, 2018, 11:02:06 PM »
There was some concern voiced to me about using heims on this steering setup. Mainly due to a ton of cheap Chinese joints flooding the market of questionable quality. I?ve personally ran into them over the years myself. So I understand the concern and if nothing more than a learning moment will cover this topic a bit.

First, I always try to buy FK Rod ends. They are one of two American made products I would recommend the second being QA1 (I think that is correct). Both have options for a self lubricating Teflon lined rod end. The ones Baylee has I believe are the QA1 version best I can tell. She has around 4K on these and they are tight still.

We are buying a second set to have in the xj as spares. If one goes we will replace all 4. Just good maintenance procedure in my opinion. Similiar to the cotter pinned nuts on each connection we run steel ?safety? washers so in the event a rod end would pop the socket it cannot come completely unhooked. Baylee is additionally aware that these will wear out and as much as we work on her vehicle it is checked regularly just like the oil level etc. She further understands that her vehicle is modified and with that comes more responsibility & added work.
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2018, 10:46:27 AM »
Hey Shawn, those teflon lined bushings don't last when used on helicopter applications when exposed to a dusty environment.

May or may not apply to this situation, dunno, just sharing
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #116 on: September 04, 2018, 12:32:14 PM »
Hey Shawn, those teflon lined bushings don't last when used on helicopter applications when exposed to a dusty environment.

May or may not apply to this situation, dunno, just sharing

Copy, none of them last as long as we would like!   :likebutton: :tongue:
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #117 on: September 08, 2018, 08:38:47 PM »
not a build thread update but finally got the facebook page up and running after being disabled by facebook twice... https://www.facebook.com/baylee.xj
 

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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #118 on: September 08, 2018, 08:43:05 PM »
Must be a conservative....


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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #119 on: September 08, 2018, 08:45:10 PM »
Well, she is my kid..... :popcorn:
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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #120 on: September 08, 2018, 10:19:41 PM »
Well, she is my kid..... :popcorn:

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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #121 on: September 08, 2018, 11:32:36 PM »
Well, she is my kid..... :popcorn:

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Its ok, I don't facebook, myspace or those. Here is bad enough.
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« Reply #123 on: September 09, 2018, 08:53:56 PM »
Baylee works on her own Jeep and is funny too!
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« Reply #124 on: September 10, 2018, 12:52:54 PM »
Husband, Father, Gear guy, Patriot.

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« Reply #125 on: October 15, 2018, 09:26:13 PM »
Finally took el jeepo to the mountains... took some pics on the way down figured I'd share them...





Hopefully get to take it on some trails next time...

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Re: 2000 XJ
« Reply #126 on: October 15, 2018, 09:41:32 PM »
Don't get it sideways like the photo your dad posted

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« Reply #127 on: October 16, 2018, 12:29:57 AM »
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« Reply #128 on: October 16, 2018, 05:49:51 AM »
Good job Baylee. Where?s dads jeep?  ..oh wait....


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« Reply #129 on: October 16, 2018, 06:40:09 AM »
Nice pictures Baylee!  Nice to see your work being rewarded with the ability to enjoy the vehicle and intended!
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« Reply #130 on: October 16, 2018, 08:55:47 AM »
Good job Baylee. Where?s dads jeep?  ..oh wait....


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Hey now! Leave my poor 2wd Jeep out of this....
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« Reply #131 on: October 16, 2018, 09:54:23 AM »
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