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  1. Fancied a change of wheel colour and can't afford new rims. Initially went with white, but it was too bright, so changed it to a sand/beige
    3 points
  2. Search for new fishing spots led to some impromptu wheeling. Like I really need an excuse though...
    3 points
  3. DEATH WOBBLE After replacing tie rods and swapping tires for MVI, the Zuk has suffered with immediate death wobble, even on smooth flat road. I had the whole steering apart, adjusted the tracking a dozen times, swapped tires and still death wobble. These Duratracs have airsoft beads in them to balance them out, and the street ride was always always shakey after 80kms. Sometimes it would come and go as the beads moved around. And the highway was plain miserable. So, I had the beads removed and tires balanced problerly. No more DW, and no more shakes I suspect the tire in the photo was bad enough to cause it.
    3 points
  4. One for Eugene.... if you haven't watched it already. Derek is a hoot to watch, and his vehicle revivals are hilarious @sar4x4
    2 points
  5. Bit more progress on the brakes. Currently working on the front. I hadn’t worked on external style hubs before, only internal style.
    2 points
  6. getting close to sending it in for inspection LOL
    2 points
  7. Got the rear center and captains rear Rubicon Express Super Flex joints serviced. I had to cut the rear center 2 out as both were seized in the bolt, any no amounts of cherry red torching was getting them free. Drives nice and tight now. Just need to do the same for the drinkers side rear 3 and I should be mvi ready. Also relocated the ebrake cable so it's not Sat on top of the muffler, and adjusted the rear shoes....got brakes again now
    2 points
  8. Took an early morning drive to Lynds in Truro and got what I needed
    2 points
  9. I like the divider a lot @SQRLPWR! My Heep came with an aluminum basket that attaches to the cage and divides the rear space when the back seat is removed. I've kept it as I like the idea of splitting the vertical space for more storage.
    1 point
  10. Do it! I’ve planned/wanted a similar cover/divider for the Suburban. Been on my long list forever. It will allow me to securely store tools underneath, and give a nice working surface above. I’m considering a flip/hinged open top as well.
    1 point
  11. Thinking about some kind of sectioned off area in the back of the Zuk because with the soft top, out of sight is out of mind; I'm storing a spare tire there I like to carry some parts and tools, just in case So, I mocked up a divider out of scrap wood. I'm thinking really simple and not necessarily super secure, either ply top covered in speaker carpet with 2 sides, or a fitted canvas/tarp arrangement. Pros/cons plywood - cost, concerned about if I get rear-ended, solid, can add rails on top for extra carry capacity, could be a place to mount radios etc., IDK how I would fold the soft top down canvas/tarp - cheap, might be noisy, easy to remove/change if needed I'm on the fence.
    1 point
  12. Owning rare rigs is cool, but also a PITA
    1 point
  13. Noticed the MAF sensor housing bracket had broken off it's mount, and the air filter was rubbing on the moisture boot, and ruined it. So, made a basic more flexible aluminum bracket with double MAF mounting bolts. Hopefully it's not going to stress the MAF housing any more.
    1 point
  14. It has been a three step forward and two backward kind of week with the Scout. Currently waiting for new calipers from RockAuto and the proper aforementioned lock ring from a Scout parts site in Oregon, US of A. Not any in Canada for a ‘79 Scout. Not going to be able to work on it for a few weeks. A good domestic change happening. More later!
    1 point
  15. @SQRLPWR. Thanks! It popped into my feed yesterday and I got to watch only the first 5 minutes so far. And in that short clip we (J and I) confirmed something on our rig.
    1 point
  16. You might/should be able to paint the calipers w/o removing them. I have them off to replace the rotors and brake flex line. Made it easy.
    1 point
  17. A bit more. And some parts arriving today as well.. Just for fun!
    1 point
  18. And using YouTube to see how to do things. Timesaver!
    1 point
  19. Isn't the internet marvelous lol
    1 point
  20. Took front RH hub/brake apart today. Partially reassembled. When removing the hub, the wheel bearing lock nut was loose, but had not backed off. Found the locking ring / mechanism was FUBARED. In true today’s digital era, while we ate lunch in the garage, we ordered a new-style locking ring set. It will be here Saturday.
    1 point
  21. I'm not mad at the white actually. The sand color looks like a shadow in the photo on the white wheels. Regardless, both look great!
    1 point
  22. Rotella is good oil
    1 point
  23. My IH V8 is flat tappet. And given the lack of high rpms, etc, IH fans recommend a high zinc oil as well. They rec Shell Rotella T4. So I’m going to switch.
    1 point
  24. Soooooo.....safety inspector did NOT like my rebuildable tie rod ends. When I turned up with them pumped full of grease, he said I'd filled them with plastic to get them through....or something weird along those lines. I guess that was an old-school trick back in the day. I think he just wanted to see new parts TBH. I had to buy a couple of regular 90's Landcruiser/Lexus 450 TREs. $90 for 2 isn't bad at all, so with shiny new parts I'm all passed now You can really notice the big difference in quality and amount of material between the stock and rebuildable TREs. I'll keep the rebuildable TREs for trail spares. On to more maintenance...... This Rock Assault front housing does not have an oil drain hole, so I bought a drill pump to get what I could out of it. Couldn't service the rear diff oil as the fill plug is a 14mm hex that I don't have a tool for....another trip to PA for me lol
    1 point
  25. yup LOL. I just got it back from safety and it failed on the 2 tie rod ends. I'm kicking myself because (I didn't know) these are EMF rebuildable tie rods, and the movement he saw was most likely a lack of grease not hydrolocking the joint solidly in place - it was moving up and down. Pumped them full of grease, easy fix Here's a screenshot of a cutout EMF TRE
    1 point
  26. Plausible haha
    1 point
  27. Just a couple pics from the Enfield end of Renfrew after I ran it from beaverbank on sat.
    1 point
  28. More MVI prep. On this link kit, 2 link ends share a bracket with a grade 10, 9/16-18 7" long bolt. And true to form i got one side lube'd and tightened, only to strip the threads on the bolt. So a trip to Transworld for me on Monday
    1 point
  29. Recently noticed the spare tire was moving a lot more than normal. So I had to remove the spare tire and carrier temporarily because the supports are cracked through the bumper and the tire was starting to hit the tailgate lol I need to beef up the bumper some more to give that massive 35" tire some extra support. That's a LOT of weight hanging back there. Looks a little sad without it lol
    0 points
  30. No back window atm and backed up over top of the stump and pulled away with it inside the corner of the tub. Peeled er like a pop can lol visibility out the back without the rear glass sux
    0 points
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