Last minute swap party

jeeperjohn

New member
Get your minds out of the gutter guys, no wives or girlfriends involved here (unless they can wrench). Planning to start about 9 Sunday morning. If you'd like to be involved text me, nein fi wun tu tu fi fi fi fi wun. Thanks
 

garrett83

New member
Put me down as a maybe. I can probably shoot over in the morning to help with the heavy lifting.

I'll shoot you a text tonight no matter what
 

kayle666

New member
leaving for paso for a week or 2 tomorrow so i cant. if something happens and i dont leave ill come help.
 

jeeperjohn

New member
So I managed to get to the point of having the replacement motor sitting in the engine bay but nothing is hooked up yet. Man what a lot of work this is. Its looking iffy about having this going for the 'fest.
 
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markw

web wheeler
NAXJA Member
I hear ya. I should have mine back on the ground by Wednesday. Looks like I'll be doing fireroads this trip. No time to get the armor/body on. Funny, we had that thing out in 2 hours. I guess cutting the whole front off the jeep helps. :)
 

markw

web wheeler
NAXJA Member
i'm not looking forward to this on my rig... then again, im not making it to the fest either. No gas money.
Since the radiator support was smashed on mine, we pulled the radiator, sawzalled the front crossmember out and just pulled it straight out. Eventually the cracks in your front crossmember will let you just remove it by hand. :) My body had cracks everywhere.
 

gsequoia

Everyone says I'm a jerk.
NAXJA Member
Volunteer Leader
i'm not looking forward to this on my rig... then again, im not making it to the fest either. No gas money.
It's not so bad once you get the tricks. Use the hoist and a leveler and triple check that you have everything disconnected before you start tugging. I've removed and replaced in a days' work in the past with the red Jeep (it helps that I've owned it long enough to know where everything is that needs to be disconnected).
 

souske

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Chapter BOD
you would be suprised at the tensile strength of the plastic fuel hose between the rail and body
 

gsequoia

Everyone says I'm a jerk.
NAXJA Member
Volunteer Leader
you would be suprised at the tensile strength of the plastic fuel hose between the rail and body
I haven't tested that.

I have tested the small 6mm bolt that holds the aluminum plate to the bellhousing though. That will take some serious force before you remember to remove it.
 

cracker

New member
So I managed to get to the point of having the replacement motor sitting in the engine bay but nothing is hooked up yet. Man what a lot of work this is. Its looking iffy about having this going for the 'fest.

This is the proper pose when pulling a motor:

 

markw

web wheeler
NAXJA Member
I haven't tested that.

I have tested the small 6mm bolt that holds the aluminum plate to the bellhousing though. That will take some serious force before you remember to remove it.
I know that the kick down cable is pretty strong when it gets caught on the fuel rail pulling the transmission out.
 
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