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You drive a big rig...step up man! ;)

I was able to get my foot up into the tub and pull myself in. Flat ground in the garage. Checked tyre pressure. Yup, 35psi.
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Waiting till tomorrow for the RTV to cure on the front diff. I'll fill it after work. Then install the control arm bolts on the rear. Lost a bolt a couple weeks ago. Went by the salvage yard and got one plus a couple spares.

Cannot wait to drive it to work friday. Curious to see how close my speedo will be compared to GPS. Plus, I should be able to use 1st gear now. 5.13 gears and 31" tyres made 1st a little too short on the street.
 

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I was able to get my foot up into the tub and pull myself in. Flat ground in the garage. Checked tyre pressure. Yup, 35psi.
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Waiting till tomorrow for the RTV to cure on the front diff. I'll fill it after work. Then install the control arm bolts on the rear. Lost a bolt a couple weeks ago. Went by the salvage yard and got one plus a couple spares.

Cannot wait to drive it to work friday. Curious to see how close my speedo will be compared to GPS. Plus, I should be able to use 1st gear now. 5.13 gears and 31" tyres made 1st a little too short on the street.
You're really going places now. As Dr, Seuss says, "Oh, the Places you'll go!"

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What put me in the garage was a lost upper control arm bolt and flag nut. Picked up one to replace it plus a spare. Problem is, I took off the other side bolt to show what I needed. Now the problem is, getting them both back in. Trial and error, we got one in. The other we can get as close as a 1/4". I'll try another idea I have in the morning.

Walked through the garage and was hit with that new tyre smell. Those tyres look huge on my TJ compared to the same size on me '72 K20.
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Hey @Farmergreg ! Aint we seen this crack before ? Here are the Youtubers I got the stickers from going down and back up the crack.
That group provided some great entertainment. Remember the the spotter getting knocked off the edge?
 
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Just going by the instructions. Taking baby steps with the Jeep stuff.
Just put the RTV on and immediately torque it down. It's ready to fill and go. You can get leaks if you allow it to setup up before you torque it like some instructions suggest on the package. I had some leaks my first change because I read the permatex package and asked around some of the bigger diff shops in my area and they all said the same thing. Letting it cure after you torque it wont hurt a thing but it's not needed and in the future it might save you some time. Definitely not picking on how you did it, just noticed is all.
 

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What put me in the garage was a lost upper control arm bolt and flag nut. Picked up one to replace it plus a spare. Problem is, I took off the other side bolt to show what I needed. Now the problem is, getting them both back in. Trial and error, we got one in. The other we can get as close as a 1/4". I'll try another idea I have in the morning.

Walked through the garage and was hit with that new tyre smell. Those tyres look huge on my TJ compared to the same size on me '72 K20.
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Hey driver, I love that truck! Had a 70 c/10 2wd LWB in high school, wrecked it July 4th my senior year and Tamra was riding shotgun! My uncle in Cali had a 72 3/4 ton 4wd wish I had that truck! And one last thing pickup trucks must have a long bed! Period 🤠
 
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Short beds are cool too.
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My folks had a '64 Ford Econoline truck. Flat nose, 3 speed on the tree and the straight 6 sat right between the seats in the cab. That's what I learned to drive on.

It was a sweet ride and I was so bummed when they sold it while I was away at college.
 
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Drove it to work today. Parked next to the newest addition to the Jeep family in the parking lot. A fairly new driver got himself a 2000 XJ. Also got dirt on my new tyres again.
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Ran some errands after work. Got it up to 70mph on the freeway. Speedo gear was spot on to my GPS. I had changed out the gear to a 27 tooth months ago in preparation for the 35" tyres.
 
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I never got used to the look of no spare on the tailgate. Started to remedy that. Took me a couple days after work and along with a few errors. I got it done.

First off, I put on the stand off brackets to test fit the tyre. Buggered up the threads on the stock carrier trying to get it tight to the snubbers. No Bueno. Not enough snubbers. So went by a salvage yard close to me and picked up another carrier. I checked but they did not have any snubbers they wanted to sell.
I have the three factory snubbers. I only found one extension of the three I received in the MORryde kit. Used that on the bottom. Searched the site here for what to do for the top two. Read about using a rubber mallet. So I got one. Cut it in half. Drilled a hole through the halves.
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Did not notice I installed the brackets offset from the snubbers. Asked around on the forum, got the answer for our nice forum peeps. went to work today with the spare like this.
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Got home and checked for anymore comments on the thread I had started on it. Went out and took the tyre off. Awe yeah. Had room to move the whole mount over one bolt hole.
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Centered now.
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Success ! Looks more complete to me now.
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Thank You forum peeps who had the answers for me. Y'all know who you are. (y)
 
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Getting some small stuff done. Wired in a third brake light. Gonna try to find another style of grommet or figure out how to get this one to fit tighter.
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Got the beefy BMB clamps for the tie rod. Need to paint them and install the beefy tie rod.

Also got a couple more small projects. A hand throttle and a drivers side CB antenna mount.
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