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  1. Vidar

    Out of state purchase question

    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately seller backed out, so no deal. If it seems to good to be true, it usually is.
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    Out of state purchase question

    Found a good deal on a rebuild candidate for my daughter. Issue is it’s out of state. Anyone have any experience buying a non-running vehicle in Maryland and then getting it titled in Pennsylvania? It’s hard to find good info online about this. MD registration requires a passed safety...
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    Days always suck when they start like this

    So this happened just before I got to work this morning. Looked to the left and recognized someone, and by the time I looked back ahead of me traffic was stopped for someone turning left. Was only doing about 35-38 when I locked up the breaks, so impact was probably around 20-25. Unfortunately...
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    Beach driving casualty

    Did some 3 am beach driving in Outer Banks last night. As we were coming back to the house I start to sputter followed by a really loud bang, then dead. Opened the hood to find my distributor cap top post snapped off completely! The plastic around the base of the post was disintegrated. Any...
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    Turn signal not turning off automatically

    Thanks @CharlesHS, i know my 97 turn signal feels a tad minuscule compared to the later models…until it hits the checkout! All fixed. Went with a Dorman from amazon for about $36. All seems to work now. Cracked open the 25 year old factory original to see what might have failed, and I found a...
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    Turn signal not turning off automatically

    Thanks @Jerry Bransford! Dorman okay, should I find a used mopar, or do you have another brand you like?
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    Turn signal not turning off automatically

    Apologies if this has already been discussed, I couldn’t find anything via search. This morning I noticed my left turn signal is not automatically switching off after making a turn. Right signal is still working just fine, and I can cancel the signal by simply pushing the stalk back up. Stalk...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    So I'm going back through your Safari Cab thread on the other wrangler forum...all 400+ pages of it...and I ran across your mockups of the "expedition" style cab. Did you ever do anything more with that concept? That is almost exactly what I've been picturing in my head to do. Something between...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    That’s what I was thinking of doing, putting a popup on the safari cab like that. Is the back of top fairly vertical, matching the back edge of the tub, or does it lean forward? I know the factory top leans forward quite a few inches, so if the safari cab is more up and down, that might give me...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    I just replaced the entire suspension with a takeoff from an 03 Rubicon that had 2000 miles on it when it was removed, then boxed for 17 years, so that should be fine. Tub is in good shape, minimal rust, and I fixed whatever was there. I’ve fixed several spots on the frame, but I think I have it...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    Not super keen on the renting aspect, plus part of it will be the journey to get there and back. I’ve definitely considered not waiting, however, I’ll need to save for this trip for years. My wife will probably not be going with (she hates the cold, and probably won’t be able to handle that...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    I agree. I looked at those too, and then saw the price! They look nice, and that’s one of the ideas I have, but I’d rather build it myself than drop that kind of coin for a tent in a hardshell.
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    The truck and slide-in camper are definitely a consideration. Downside is that I don’t really have a need for a full-size truck in my everyday life, so it may be overkill. That’s why I’m considering a Gladiator. Always wanted a Wrangler truck, which is why I’m drawn to it. I could fabricate a...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    Thanks for the input. While that would negate the up and back trip, it would also rule out the Dalton Highway, as their rental policy expressly forbids travel on unpaved roads (calling out Dalton specifically). My parents are doing an Alaskan cruise next year, so I'll get a bit of first hand...
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    Dalton Highway, the way too early planning thread

    Since my daughter loves the cold and dreams of being an arctic vet one day, I've decided that I would like to take her to the arctic so that she can actually experience Alaska before deciding on a college, and since I'm there, drive the Dalton Highway. Currently, my daughter is 10, so dreams can...
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    Purposely Neglected Repairs / Replacement

    I drove for four years with no heat after my heater core rotted out. Daily driver in Pennsylvania winters. Got used to it, except when it was single digits out doing 75 on the highway with a soft top. Finally replaced it when I had to rebuild the engine. Pulled the whole dash to repaint it and...
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    WTB: Factory seat fabric for 97-02 TJ (rear seat still needed)

    So thanks to @Sea Cot, I have the front seats coming. Now I just need the rear seat fabric. Anyone have the factory fabric seat covers from 97-02? I don't need the whole seat, just the fabric.
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    WK2 FSM

    I've got a 2011 Grand Cherokee that appears to have a problem snapping blend door actuator gears. Been through 3 of them in the last two months (bought Mopar replacements from Amazon, but they could have been old and brittle or counterfeit). Hoping to look through a factory service manual to see...
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    4.0 exhaust headers

    Haven’t used the warranty on the headers yet, but I have with water pumps and starters before. Basically you just take it back with a receipt and they will give you another one. They will only do it once though (although with online purchases they refund the purchase to your card, then sell you...
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    WTB: Factory seat fabric for 97-02 TJ (rear seat still needed)

    It’s a residence, but I can do my work address if it’s cheaper (17022).