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  1. Battery left me stranded at coffee night, and an all night charge was only showing 7v. So replaced it with an AGM. Noticed the air intake bracket had fractured in 2, so made a double thick one to replace it. I really should paint the battery tie down lol
    4 points
  2. I guess I can start a build thread for this? I picked up a car hauler - scratching an itch I've had as long as I've driven a vehicle capable of towing such a rig as I'm sure some of the cronies can attest to. Appears to be "well used" but solid - plenty of life left. Previous owner went through it and gave it a coat of paint on the areas you could reach without laying on your back (i.e. crossmembers are still needing paint). He also freshened the brakes, bearings, put new LED lights all around, and got it saftey'd one week before I purchased it. It's hard to tell in the photos, but there were a couple of items that needed to be addressed right away 1) the trailer brake battery was a lawn tractor battery crudely wired and strapped to the deck (see blue strap at front of deck between the ramps in above pic) and 2) there was no plate mount or plate light (how did that pass safety?). So I picked up a new trailer brake controller, attached it to the front of the frame, and wired it all in. I also put together a plate bracket and light and put it on the rub rail on the back - it is "supposed" to go on the lower driver's side fender, but I knew that would have just got rekt on the first drive. A bit hard to see, but the battery box is just inside the second upright on the front. I also yanked off the old straps that are attached to the front of the frame. I think I'll cut the winders off the front someday and perhaps reuse them on the sides ... or I might just take them off and save a couple of pounds lol. Here it is with its first payload under new management. I picked up four concrete pillars for our new deck. They are about 900 lbs each and about 5.5 feet high. Pulled it great. The deck is fine ... but it's showing age and has a couple of holes. I think I might pull it later this year. That will also give me easy access to rehab the crossmembers and inspect / clean up any wiring hidden below it.
    3 points
  3. So I'm thinking about putting the Jeep up for sale. With the way prices are now, I'm not really sure on what to ask, so was thinking about listing it for $9,000 and go from there. 2005 Jeep TJ Rubicon 208,000ish km on it 5x 35" General Grabber X3 tires (lots of life left!) 3.5" RockKrawler Triple Rate front springs 4" Rough Country Rear Springs 1.25" Body lift Fox 2.0 Steering Damper Stock JK rear shocks with shock relocators Rough Country belly up skid plate Warn Engine/Trans skid plate JKS adjustable front trackbar Extended rear sway bar links Rugged Ridge steering box skid Ford Windstar cowl intake Black Widow Gear front and rear tube fenders Hand throttle Mesh top Viair onboard air system Insta-Trunk Bestop HighRock Tailgate carrier (comes with new brackets to mount it inside as well) The below are all pretty new with very few miles on them. Rancho RS5000X front shocks RockKrawler double adjustable rear upper arms RockKrawler adjustable rear lower arms RockJock Antirock Front Sway Bar Rubicon Express double cardan rear drive shaft Rough Country adjustable rear trackbar (not yet installed) New passenger side floor pan (not yet installed) The frame is in excellent shape, and the tub is good except for a couple of spots on the rear passenger side by the tailgate hinges (should be looked over as I haven't looked at it much in the past two years). The drivers side floor pan had rust around one of the drain holes, but was patched. Both locker pumps work, though the rear locker is not engaging, and I haven't tore into it to figure out why. I have no intentions of the Warn M8274 going with it, but might include it for the right price. With the crazy prices of Jeeps now, I'm just guessing for a listing price for this. The Jeep isn't perfect (it is an 05 that was used in the woods), but works and runs well. Only thinking about selling as it hasn't been used much in the past couple of years, and I'm enjoying getting out on the ATV more right now.
    3 points
  4. I can’t wait to see the difference. The sealed beams on it probably have been on it for 10 years maybe? I definitely didn’t plan on this much work this time around, started with a tailgate replacement and then I couldn’t help but address some other issues I knew were lurking. Some tasks like headights are just a nice break from body work haha.
    3 points
  5. Got the fill done on the tailgate and wheel wells for the most part. There may be a touch of glazing putty required to smooth out but only if I get particular. The seam between body panels on the passenger side rocker panel was cracking so I took a look with a wire wheel and found another rust area to address. I needed a break from the body work so I cut and re-welded the side of my bumper back on better in line with the body. I also shortened the sliders to match the bigger opening of the rear wheel wells. I had some new parts come in too. Door seals to fix the torn and sagging seals I’ve always lived with on the truck and new conversion headlight fixtures so I can run a H4 bulb instead of sealed beams. I like the look of them and hopefully they will be much brighter. I could always put in LED bulbs but would require additional wiring for that conversion. Anything will be better than the stock ones. I sanded my spare grill and painted it black since I was on a sanding kick with the body work too. Not sure how the paint will hold up but I like how it turned out.
    3 points
  6. hey paul didn know his was u .....good o see u ....my keyboad is ttoastt took me 20 min o ttype this davve
    2 points
  7. For @sar4x4 - apparently VW is bringing back the Scout nameplate as an EV! Volkswagen is resurrecting the Scout as an EV. But what was the Scout? (autoblog.com)
    2 points
  8. Good luck with the sale! For what my 2 cents are worth, I wouldn’t go a cent lower for that rig.
    2 points
  9. Oh ... right. I also got rid of the Ram and got a Ford.
    2 points
  10. Spotted in Bayers Lake. Danish.
    2 points
  11. Chocolate and pastries, usually.... DK I think
    2 points
  12. Honestly for myself a 16 foot would do plenty, other than hauling the F150 lol
    2 points
  13. I’ll check with my bro if we want to sell ours but I’m 101 % confident the answer is ‘No’! He uses it a lot hauling firewood, using ‘sideboards’. He loads the truck and trailer, then hauls it up over Foley Mountain at 90 kph. ‘Souped up’ 6 cyl Cummins!
    2 points
  14. Jocelyn and I attended/watched Drill Road ‘0424’ today. It was a great lil trip out and about. Several big buggies, couple well built ‘Heeps’, and several SxS’s. Cool as f#%^ weather. Adam Bernier’s big buggy debut I believe as well. I hope to sort/post some pics/vids later!
    2 points
  15. I use both but the brush on is cheaper and goes on thicker without runs. Perfect for the floor haha.
    2 points
  16. Well other projects got in the way and covid made its way into the house so I’m delayed in making an update again, excuses I know. I originally installed the 4”HD Leafs up front from TG but found the truck too light for them so I had taken a leaf out a couple years back. Swapping to a V6 and adding a winch has added enough weight to need the extra leaf again so I finally got around to reinstalling it so I would stop hitting the bump stops so easily. I also got the metal work done on my replacement tailgate. I had a local shop bend me a new piece to replace the top edge that had lots of rust. The bottom edge of the tailgate had rust coming through from the inside so I opted to cut out and replace. One on the badges on the rear gate also pokes through the metal and always causes rust so this area was replaced too. The inside of the truck got a fresh coat of brush on tremclad while the interior is out.
    2 points
  17. Looks pretty good and should be a nice addition. The Ford is also a great addition
    1 point
  18. Got one! Should be sufficient for what I need.
    1 point
  19. Check that the coupler is in good condition, not beat with a hammer or bent, the breakaway cable and batterybox, make sure the little pin is there to pin the coupler, safety chains and hooks present. To get rough idea of wheel bearings, Just rock the top of wheels in and out , listen /feel for clunk. Slight movement is normal, excessive movement and very audible clunk probably needs repack or replacement. There not too much to them, just tapered roller bearings, and drum brakes are just shoes with a magnet on the brake arm. Sounds like ya got the rest under control, there are 2 types of suspension, torsion axles and spring axles. All personal preference, torsion axles are usually smoother running in my experience. But I have had good luck with my spring axles, cheap to replace a leaf pack or a bushing. But both are tried and true. Sometimes torsion axles have more center clearance for rough terrain.
    1 point
  20. I do the jack for all cars on my trailor
    1 point
  21. Do we really? Irving claims that it does not import any Russian oil.
    1 point
  22. Good info, thanks @Powerram! Would be pulling behind a 1/2 ton. Based on the Jeep alone it seems like a low deck would be the better option. In future, if it's not the Jeep / 4x4 it would be some sort of sports car type thing which makes a low deck make even more sense. TBH I've just always wanted a trailer and these are loose justifications for buying one
    1 point
  23. I'm sure if they paid to ship that beast over here, they aren't too concerned about the cost of fuel haha. Awesome looking rig tho
    1 point
  24. It will fit, I hauled a crew cab long box f350 on a 16' Deck over and between the wheels both have pros and cons, yes break over angle is an issue, some of that can be relieved by having a 10k jack on the front, lift the nose of the trailer to load Lower items, helps, but doesn't fix everything. Can do the same on a standard car trailer too, iv had corvettes on my 20' 14kgvwr trailer that is between the wheels. An added bonus of the deck over is width, and all flat, makes hauling big hot tubs a breeze. The other question is, what are you hauling it with? Deck over puts your hauled item up into the airstream more. For example hauling a lifted jeep on deck over will be well above the roofline of most pickups and in the breaking its own wind path, something to think about for efficiency, that adds alot of wind resistance, increasing fuel consumption
    1 point
  25. With a deck over you can forget about hauliing cars . To much breakover at the ramps . I have that problem with low cars on my trailer
    1 point
  26. Oooops, my bad. Thanks for the correction! What is on a Danish plate?
    1 point
  27. bad ***, but I'm not sure id like their deisel bill right now
    1 point
  28. I may end up with LED eventually but expect this will be a huge upgrade over old, stock headlights!
    1 point
  29. Figured someone may be interested in this. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cargo-utility-trailer/bedford/heavy-duty-trailer/1614089740?undefined
    1 point
  30. I purchased LED bulbs and put them in the aftermarket Hella Quartz Halogen housings in the Scout. Aside from a quick test in the garage I’ve not had those out at night though! HOWEVER, we switched the factory Halogen headlight bulbs in the 2014 Ford Escape to LED and ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM. Over a year ago!
    1 point
  31. I like that idea for next time I put an AGM in the Sami, and Dave fired it up after putting it away outside for winter, and it was like it had a fresh charge. They are a little more pricey, but i think they do last longer.
    1 point
  32. @SQRLPWR ah , AGM supposed to be pretty good, like the new bracket, but just an idea, what about making it longer and installing a second bolt.
    1 point
  33. There is two intake tubes on the air breather assy, one under the hood, the other goes straight in the cab. The other open one is supposed to go to the carb that is missing. To use the in cab intake, remove this cap and place it on the under hood intake.
    1 point
  34. Going to have to do the floor in the Jeep soon - will look at brush Tremclad!
    1 point
  35. thanks. originally I didn't have the rear shelf when I had this idea, and it was supposed to be there as a divider and rack for the open rear. i'll keep the shelf in the back as it's good to hide my tools and parts, and the rack will still be good to use to strap camping gear to. @89runner good eye, it was a truck bed rack. I wanted the bends to be good, so I cheated and picked up a PA rack off Marketplace incredibly cheap, and cut that bad boy up lol
    1 point
  36. Did that rack used to be a roof rack?
    1 point
  37. Ran a couple Renfrew routes as recently as yesterday. Nothing ‘technical’, just my daily in 2WD. No good pics, but nice to be out and ‘about’. . Going to do some more loops at some point.
    1 point
  38. got my back rack project mocked up, and my welding helmet auto dim function seems to have died over winter, so tacked it up whilst I figure that out.
    1 point
  39. it was last minute. sorry, I thought Dave had reached out.
    0 points
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