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Any Jeepers out there? 43288

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 52,629
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1080 on: April 11, 2019, 12:27:08 AM »
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,691 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1081 on: April 11, 2019, 01:51:46 AM »
If that's the case, no wonder mechanics charge a minimum three hours!   :ahhh

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Little to the right...
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1082 on: June 03, 2019, 04:20:17 PM »
So I did a thing a couple of weeks ago. I painted my Jeep Desert Tan. it was a ton of work, but I think the results were worth it. Now let me see if I can get some pictures upload...

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Little to the right...
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1083 on: June 17, 2019, 03:26:33 PM »
See if this works...

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Little to the right...
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1084 on: June 17, 2019, 03:28:23 PM »
If anyone has any interest, you can have a look here for more pics. :)

https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/my-05-rubi-build-and-picture-thread.1022/page-20#post-366630

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Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1085 on: April 03, 2020, 05:52:08 PM »
A few comments about the 4.0: this was the last iteration of the Rambler I6 engine that was introduced in 1964 as a 232. There was a 199 cubic inch version produced from 1965-1970, and AMC introduced the 258 in 1970. The 232 and 258 were both produced through the '70s. 1979 was the last year of the 232, but the 258 continued to be produced for another 10 years. It was joined by the 242 (4.0) in 1987. The 4.0 has a shorter stroke and larger bore than the 258.

Some people have actually put a 258 crankshaft in a 4.0 block for a 4.5l engine. This was really nothing new since AMC's Mexico plant built a 282 cubic inch version from 1971 through 1986. It used the 258 crankshaft with a larger bore; pretty much the same thing as a 258 crank in a 4.0 block.

Jeep used these Rambler I6 engines starting in at least 1966; I've read that Jeep used them right from the beginning in 1964. I don't really doubt it but can't say for sure, since I had a 1965 Wagoneer with the OHC Tornado 230 I6 engine as stock.
Anyway, the Rambler 6 was the most common engine in both Jeeps and AMC cars through the '70s and '80s.

A buddy of mine once worked for a distributor of used major auto assemblies. Not a junkyard; this was actually a warehouse with high racks full of engines, transmissions, axles etc. He told me that the 4.0 was the cheapest to buy engine they had because there was essentially no demand for them. They had a steady supply from wrecked Jeeps, but it was uncommon for a 4.0 to fail, thus little market for replacement engines.

I wonder if I can shoehorn one into my JKU... :whistle: 
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,691 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1086 on: April 04, 2020, 12:31:23 AM »
Since this one is back up, here's a pic from our recent trip.  :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Little to the right...
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1087 on: June 02, 2020, 07:53:00 PM »
Well I can happily say that my TJ will no longer be my daily driver.  I'll be getting an 05 Nissan Altima from a buddy of mine for a good price (since I'm helping him work on it).  Last night we replaced the subframe as it had a large hole in it (was there when he bought it, but it was covered up), and tomorrow we're going to replace the front wheel bearings.  Once that's done it'll be good to go. :) 

It'll be nice not having to worry about breaking anything on the Jeep when off-roading, and having something that'll make a MUCH better family vehicle.

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,691 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1088 on: August 10, 2020, 04:26:06 PM »
Has anyone heard about the current fad of "ducking" Jeeps?

It actually started here in Canada, and you can read about it here:  https://driving.ca/jeep/auto-news/news/jeeps-are-being-ducked-and-it-all-started-in-canada

Megan got me some rubber ducks last week and I ducked my first ducking yesterday.  We were driving through a provincial park and I spotted a red 2 door Jeep Wrangler, so I stopped and put a little rubber ducky on it.  :D

Anyone else ducking Jeeps or been ducked yet? 

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 4,736 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1089 on: August 10, 2020, 04:39:36 PM »
Has anyone heard about the current fad of "ducking" Jeeps?

It actually started here in Canada, and you can read about it here:  https://driving.ca/jeep/auto-news/news/jeeps-are-being-ducked-and-it-all-started-in-canada

Megan got me some rubber ducks last week and I ducked my first ducking yesterday.  We were driving through a provincial park and I spotted a red 2 door Jeep Wrangler, so I stopped and put a little rubber ducky on it.  :D

Anyone else ducking Jeeps or been ducked yet? 

Def

I can imagine there will be some recipients who haven't heard of this new meme that will be very puzzled at the sudden appearance of a bath toy on heir Jeep.  :rofl:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,691 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1090 on: August 10, 2020, 04:59:27 PM »
Many have been, for sure.  But it goes beyond mere confusion.

There is a Facebook group called Duck Duck Jeep, started by the woman that started this all, and, as is expected in today's day and age, there are many that are offended by it.   :facepalm:

Some resent strangers touching their precious Jeep to stick a duck in the handle.

Some haven't been ducked yet and are taking it personally.

Some duck others, then hang around to see the owner's reaction when they return, and have been very upset when the recipient tosses the duck away and drives off, or does anything that doesn't express immediate joy.

As I see it, I am not trying to make people happy- it's up to them to react however they would like.  I am am giving them an opportunity to smile, and if they are too miserable to accept it, I'm not going to force it.  I do what I do, and I always appreciate an opportunity to smile. 

I also went the distance and printed off some small notes explaining the duck's presence to help alleviate the confusion, and I put the duck on the running board, not in the door handle.  Some idiots may try to claim that it scratched the paint in the handle when the duck was stuffed in there, but I doubt many will complain (successfully anyway- there will always be complainers) that a teeny rubber duck scratched the running board.

Life's too short to be angry and offended by everything all the time.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,036 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1091 on: April 16, 2021, 04:47:37 PM »
Just thought this thread deserved to be updated. Just like jeeps, they've made some big tech updates...



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Little to the right...
Re: Any Jeepers out there?
« Reply #1092 on: April 16, 2021, 04:56:19 PM »
 :rofl:


 

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