Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by uglyoffroad » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Looks like your knocking some things off the to do list. All great improvements. Your going to love those suspension seats. I am interested to see how you like the "Balloon tires". Also ready to see some more pics with them installed.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:44 pm

Moab prep is complete so I wheeled her out for a few sunset photos.

I challenged my wife to make a shade top instead of buying the $100 spiderweb shades top. I think she did a damn fine job. So if anyone wants a custom made top let me know. This is 90% UV blocking sun shade material so it should be nice to have out in the desert.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by Dinghani » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:34 pm

Looks great ! Have a good time on the trip!
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by SheltonTJ05 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:48 pm

Looks great. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks it's stupid to spend $100 dollars on piece of shade fabric.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:37 am

Thanks, she did a great job.

Their costs really aren't that bad I guess considering the materials, equipment, and the know-how. But luckily Rebecca is pretty experienced seamstress and she found a capable machine for a very reasonable price. We expect to be making a custom shade top for her dad's buggy, and maybe a trail cover also. And once ours is stretched we'll need a new trail cover. And covers for the seats. And the list goes on.

Material costs for the shade top:
~$20 for the shade cloth
~$10 for the grommets
~$6 for bungees
= $36 total
Then pay $60 for an hour by an experienced craftsman and boom, you're at $100.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by akjason » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:40 am

TwoStep wrote:Thanks, she did a great job.

Their costs really aren't that bad I guess considering the materials, equipment, and the know-how. But luckily Rebecca is pretty experienced seamstress and she found a capable machine for a very reasonable price. We expect to be making a custom shade top for her dad's buggy, and maybe a trail cover also. And once ours is stretched we'll need a new trail cover. And covers for the seats. And the list goes on.

Material costs for the shade top:
~$20 for the shade cloth
~$10 for the grommets
~$6 for bungees
= $36 total
Then pay $60 for an hour by an experienced craftsman and boom, you're at $100.
Don't forget at least 20% profit margin for the retailer and another 20% for the manufacturer, plus shipping costs (because shipping is never actually free); so labor costs are really only ~$30.

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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:48 pm

a little bit of exhaust repair work.
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Added a front tow point finally (I know I have to be jinxing myself here).
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A cooler and Action Packer mount.
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Polished up the dash with some Kralwer love.
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Then took the kids for some rides.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by uglyoffroad » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:12 pm

Thats looking good. I really like the new dash, it really cleaned the interior up. Have fun in Moab. It has been on my bucket list for quite some time now.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:54 pm

I love that slickrock and red dirt!!

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Post by lexgator » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 am

Great pic! Looking good,
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Post by StigZR2 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:55 pm

Wished I had gotten a picture of you behind me on the Kids Krawl. That's a beast of a machine looking at it in the rear view.[FACE SCREAMING IN FEAR]


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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:50 pm

The ol' girl laid down on me last weekend. I blame Patrick. He had to walk up an comment about how smooth she runs. 10 minutes later she died and I couldn't get her started again. We rode Friday night with no problem, Saturday morning she started and ran fine until I got to the end of the camp driveway then died.

Picked up a new CPS, rotor and dist cap (which were 13 years old and needed to be replaced anyway) and no change. I found that several of my plug wires were in pretty bad shape. And since I couldn't accurately test some of the other components at the camp I decided to winch it on to the trailer and focus on relaxing and enjoying my camping trip. Luckily we had some good company to hang with.

As much as that supercharged 3800 is calling my name, I can't give up on the 4.0 just yet. So this week Fancy gets the VIP slot in the shop and hopefully I'll have her back up and running soon.

For posterity I am posting a couple of links for diagnostics.
CPS diagnostics video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_kK6U8a64&list=WL

Coil testing procedure:
http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/jeep/4 ... ion-coil-1
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 am

The two testing procedures worked like a charm. Once I confirmed that the two CPS's were working and that the coil was receiving power, I threw an extra spark plug on the coil wire and saw no spark. So the coil was the culprit.

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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:16 pm

TwoStep wrote:
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:22 pm
When I do that I will likely do the HO mod's to my pump:
http://comancheclub.com/topic/6649-ps-p ... ification/
Long term review: I did the power steering mod that was mentioned in March of 2014. It was of no benefit. I assume that the flow increase isn't needed in my system. It did make the pump whine louder though.

I put a new stock spec XJ pump on last weekend and the performance is the same with NO noise. I'll keep it this way until I upgrade to double ended ram steering. If that happens.
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Re: Project: "rover" >> "goose" >> "the goat"

Post by TwoStep » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:37 pm

Here we are again building drive shafts. This time I've got a serious hydraulic press to push the ends into the tube though! :crackwhip: I would say the last one took it's share of beatings. It finally was to the point that I couldn't drive over 22mph which makes for a slow drive down 11 back to the tow rig.
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