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Old 04-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #2041
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Not bad. I always wondered tho if it was a pain having it swing down instead of out? In terms of getting in the hatch.
its not too bad. I've tightened the hinge bolt down a hair to the metal on metal contact slows the fall. Not sure what I'll do once I paint it though. Probably just be a man about it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #2042
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I dig tho how it's simple and doesn't weigh as much as a normal swing out

Feel free to fab one for me to test
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #2043
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I feel like that would fall and take me out
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #2044
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #2045
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Not bad. I always wondered tho if it was a pain having it swing down instead of out? In terms of getting in the hatch.
The only time I can think it would be a problem is when you need to put something longer than the hatch into the back. Or if you needed to lift something awkward and wanted to be close to the deck.

Maybe a heavy spring to assist in lowering it and a stop to keep it from hitting the ground?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #2046
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lookie what a buddy and I built this weekend.
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looks good though
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:04 AM   #2047
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looks good though
BAck day!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #2048
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #2049
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Sooo for reasons that are not apparent at this time, the 5 speed in my YJ decided to bite the dust while the gf and I were on our way to breakfast yesterday morning. Luckily we were only a couple miles from the house so I was able to limp it back. Had the tranny out of it in a couple hours or so, went over to the neighbor's house (the one I mentioned that was parting out the crawler), and bought his 5 speed and transfer case for $300.

So today is the official JeepAndrew transmission swap day!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:32 PM   #2050
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The only time I can think it would be a problem is when you need to put something longer than the hatch into the back. Or if you needed to lift something awkward and wanted to be close to the deck.

Maybe a heavy spring to assist in lowering it and a stop to keep it from hitting the ground?
That would technically be annoying, but whatever it was going in would have to be heavier than the tire and carrier and in that case, I'd just pull it outta the receiver while I loaded it. Boom, problem solved. For the cost of stock, still a better option than swapping out to a 1200 dollar bumper.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #2051
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That would technically be annoying, but whatever it was going in would have to be heavier than the tire and carrier and in that case, I'd just pull it outta the receiver while I loaded it. Boom, problem solved. For the cost of stock, still a better option than swapping out to a 1200 dollar bumper.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #2052
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Sooo for reasons that are not apparent at this time, the 5 speed in my YJ decided to bite the dust while the gf and I were on our way to breakfast yesterday morning. Luckily we were only a couple miles from the house so I was able to limp it back. Had the tranny out of it in a couple hours or so, went over to the neighbor's house (the one I mentioned that was parting out the crawler), and bought his 5 speed and transfer case for $300.

So today is the official JeepAndrew transmission swap day!
Ouch. Cheap price on the tranny and tcase tho
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #2053
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That would technically be annoying, but whatever it was going in would have to be heavier than the tire and carrier and in that case, I'd just pull it outta the receiver while I loaded it. Boom, problem solved. For the cost of stock, still a better option than swapping out to a 1200 dollar bumper.
Doh! I missed the part where it was hitch mounted. Still, it's a good idea.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #2056
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Just got off work . Got stuck late and then had to help my boss with some reports. Now gotta stop at the store for some and we're good to go
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:42 PM   #2058
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Ouch. Cheap price on the tranny and tcase tho
The YJ is back on the road. Went pretty well, although it sucks doing a tranny swap solo..

Next week will be ordering time for a CV rear driveshaft:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-JEEP-131...ad10db&vxp=mtr

They make them for XJs also. Mine definitely needs it to get rid of the vibration it has at 40-ish mph.
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bumper ois on....not 100%


good for road but wouldn't tow or recover. gotta add some more re-enforcement.got a tad too late and a tad too :drink: ;anonL::
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good for road but wouldn't tow or recover. gotta add some more re-enforcement.got a tad too late and a tad too :drink: ;anonL::
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