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  1. 3 points
    Not as big of a project today. I took out my old (1996?) suction cup mount phone holder and installed a RAM mount using a screw in ball replacing one of the dash bolts. So far I like it a lot.
  2. 2 points
    Got new tires for the Willys on Monday
  3. 2 points
    Actually there is no update unfortunately. I got deployed overseas for a while and I'll have to try to get it done when I get home later this summer.
  4. 2 points
    Thanks. And yes some snow is still on the ground. But it got up to about 38 today and sunny so a lot melted off the sidewalks and streets. Tomorrow should be near 50 so it might all be gone by then.
  5. 2 points
    With the mini heat wave this weekend, will be doing the bearing R&R!!
  6. 2 points
    New Alloy USA bearing kits enroute...
  7. 2 points
    Cool thanks. I like the idea of a spray on kit, no particular reason why. Maybe because I just finished painting my garage and I don't want to see another paint roller for a long long time.
  8. 1 point
    Will be picking up a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee soon, courtesy of Mike aka @jeepfam He picked it up around Oct 2017, from previous owner, with known transmission issues. Here is what I know, from the original sale post by prior owner/builder: "Stock 3:73, 35 x12.50 km2 barely any wear, 3 " pucks, 3" pro comp springs, adjustable IRO control arms all the way around, both IRO adjustable track bars- front is double shear, rough county winch plate with d rings, badlands 12,000 lb winch, serious off road 1 ton steering, new steering stabilizer not on yet. Lots of goodies. Motor is still strong, 407 injector swap, msd coil. Also I swapped the 249 for a 231 tcase. I also have u joint driveshafts and u joint axle shaft. Switched from cv to 96 XJ axles with the big u joints." Here's my list for current plans: Repair/Replace Tranmission Remove 3" springs and budget boost spacers Replace with Rusty's 5.5" Lift Springs Remove 35s - install on my 78 F150 Replace with set of 33x12.50 ATs Install replacement front bumper cover Go through mechanical items Brakes Engine Steering
  9. 1 point
    Now, as for the 1949 CJ 3a, we picked that up in May 2018 from a family friend of my wife’s. It was “restored” back in 1982 and has been living in a barn and driving around the POs farm since then. It is in really good shape. Since picking it up, I have done little things like add mirrors and mount the spare on the rear passenger side. I also ran fuel hose around the metal fuel lines to help insulate them to stop a vapor lock issue I was having. Recently I replaced the 6v battery and cleaned up all of the cable connections to help with a starting issue. I think the battery had a bad cell and was not cranking well. Seems to do better now. No real plans for it other then new tires and keep it nice and drive it around as much as I can.
  10. 1 point
    We had fliers made, and handed out some at the local MDA Car Show. We'll have the RTI ramp at the show. Still working on getting donations together for raffle.
  11. 1 point
    1995 Toyota t100 DX 4x4, it has the 3.4l v6, r150f five speed trans, it has a lock right in the rear axle, 4.5 inch suspension lift 35x12.50r17s. I bought the truck with a broken rear, bought a parts truck and pieced it back together. It's been a great rig so far, it just works, I have sourced a 10 bolt gm front axle for my future sas.
  12. 1 point
    II'm born & raised in P-Town Virginia and OBX, and I just moved back to VA over the summer from Florida where I lived for the last 10 years. I've owned and built roughly 30 Toyota trucks and SUVs so needless to say I'm a Toyota guy. Just bought me a 2018 Tacoma which is my DD and I take it offroad as well because why else buy a 4x4. Below in the pics are my 3rdGen Taco and two of my favorite pics of my old Yotas VID_126590829_222347_010.mp4
  13. 1 point
    Another Toyota guy. 😁 Welcome to the forum
  14. 1 point
    Welcome to Va Off-road Sports! Sent from a van down by the river
  15. 1 point
    Hey I'm Dove, I drive a 1995 Toyota T100. Hope to see you all on the trails soon.
  16. 1 point
    Wvva Jeeps are going to be riding at Kairos on February the 23rd. I plan to be there hopefully some of y'all can make it. 10am meet up. Come early to sign waviers. $25 day pass $150 year pass. Address is Shumate Falls Road Glen Lyn, Virginia 24093. Expect Creek crossings, Creek crawling, the slickest mud you have ever seen, and expect a great time. Thanks
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
    Awesome, one of my favorite wheeling spots was mostly old creek beds. Ton of rocks in a small 40-50 acre area. We had a blast there, but it got shut down. I'll definitely have to check this place out, but doubt it'll be this run you posted about.
  19. 1 point
    There are rock areas. Mostly Creek beds.
  20. 1 point
    A few pics Sent from a van down by the river
  21. 1 point
    Checking in as a new guy. I’ve owned many Jeeps in the past and just picked up number 30 yesterday. First time owning a ZJ, I’ve always had XJs, WJs and YJs. Figured I’d try something different. Look forward to meeting some of you. Jeep I picked up is a stock 2 owner ‘98 4.0 242 tcase, hoping it’s gonna be a great starting platform
  22. 1 point
    Was over at Mike's tonight, checking out the ZJ, it's a solid rig. Typical paint fading and front leather seat bottoms are cracked/ripped a bit. But really a solid rig. The adjustable control arms are uppers and lowers, so prev owner before Mike spent a good bit on upgrades
  23. 1 point
    Ok. So I did not see a “Rigs” or “Builds” section. So I will put some info here. My 1984 Scrambler: I had been dreaming of owning a Scrambler since 1986 when I learned to drive and first saw one. In college I had a chance to buy one but was a poor college student so..... Marriage, kids and life got in the way for a while, until I thought about Jeeps again (I had an XJ in high school and college). Bought a cheap YJ to see if I really wanted to get back into a Jeep. YES. SO i started a search for a Scrambler. I found a bunch I could not afford. I had to be able to drive it immediately so no “projects”. I found this one for a decent price in OH. Honestly, I should have kept looking. But I bought it. Fixed a few things and made it better in my opinion as I was driving it around. A few years later, I discover the frame was rotting out from the inside. Major holes. So I had to do a complete frame swap in my garage and driveway. I got a frame and built a rolling chassis in my garage. Had some friends over to move the drivetrain and then move the body
  24. 1 point
    I did not even know it would control my fans. That was a bonus. And at some point after it does its learning, I will tie it into the timing.
  25. 1 point
    Sure. I am having an issue where the revs don’t drop to normal after warming up. But it is just one day. I am going to create a data log and see if Holley can help determine the cause.
  26. 1 point
    And cleaned up Put the display on the dash Put the temp control sensor in the heater hose Test drove it today. The system will be “learning” for a bit. But confirmed that the fans kick on at temp. Throttle response is way different that before. I barely have to hit the pedal and it wants to spin the tires leaving from a stop. It will take a bit for me to get used to it.
  27. 1 point
    We are working together with some of my friends in the Drag Links Car Club, the Club itself was founded in the 60s, and was brought back by my buddy and his friends. So far we've been able to get confirmation that we can hold a show at The Vinton War Memorial. Tentative scheduled for late May or possibly in June (Will know for sure Mon or Tues) I've reached out the the local Military Family Support Center, and they are lined up as the recipient of our donation. Stay tuned for more details!
  28. 1 point
    I didn't know that there was any other color than black. Lol Sent from a van down by the river
  29. 1 point
    Recieved my new wheels... ordered Pro Comp Series 51, 15x8 with a 2.5” backspacing. Needed the shallow backspacing to clear my steering. As when I did the HD & High Steer setup, it moved tierods less than 1/4” from tires when aired up to 32lbs. I preferred new wheels over spacers as I will be using the OEM centercaps. I have 4 original caps & 1 original 15x7 wheel. Will make a jig from a piece of steel using the original wheel as a guide.
  30. 1 point
    Yes, I've known Tony approx. 25 years, wheeled at Crozet many times, know Chris and Heather. Used to wheel Devils Ditch a lot too. Here's the current street build:
  31. 1 point
    I'm down to one of the old t shirts . I'm interested in a new one. Need to see the price of a hoodie they can get pretty pricey. Definitely need some new stickers too. Sent from a van down by the river
  32. 1 point
    About ClearShine: ClearShine is a small business comprised of several members with a broad range of professional detailing and automotive experience. As a result of these personal experiences, we are able to put a target on "the best detail products" and chase after that goal. Most of all, we understand that detailing is a "labor of love" that not everyone loves! Therefore, we aim to create innovative products that save you time working so you can spend more time enjoying! Veteran Owned! ClearShine Roanoke: For more details or a demo, contact Chris Childress, either via a private message to @CLEARSHINE Roanoke, or on Facebook @ ClearShine Roanoke. ClearShine manufactures products that reduce the "labor of love" required to keep your vehicles looking their best! All of our products are easy, affordable, and effective!
  33. 1 point
    Some fun in the field today...
  34. 1 point
    When its a “dire necessity” to goto the grocery store... ol CJ hasn’t stretched it’s snow legs in 3 yrs or so!
  35. 1 point
    It is close, but I had no issues with the battery tray on mine. I will try to remember to look closely at the clearance when I get back yo it later tonight or tomorrow.
  36. 1 point
    Most of the screws were stripped. So I got tired of getting bigger screws. I put the latches into the top using rivets. Through the metal strip and into the fiberglass.
  37. 1 point
    Here are a couple of mods I have done. While doing the new chassis, I installed a 20 gallon poly tank to replace the 15 I also decided that I did not want to drop the tank to replace the fuel sending unite which I know will happen since it is from Omix. So O installed a boat hatch in the bed. I also added some USB and 12v power for my phone. And to make removal of the half cab easier/quicker, I got rid of the screws and added these latches from McMaster-Carr. 4 for the front and 3 for the rear connection to the bulkhead.
  38. 1 point
    Welcome to Va Off-road Sports Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    Hello. My name is Dain. I am from Ashburn, but grew up in Hampton, VA. I had an 86 XJ in HS and college. Then had a Full Size Bronco instead of a minivan when my first kid came around. Then a few years later picked up a YJ to get back into Jeeping. Sold it to pick up my current daily driver, a 1984 Scrambler. We ended up picking up a 2015 JKU for the family/kids’ vehicle. And my wife recently picked up a 49 Willys CJ3a from a family friend. I have been to Flagpole a few times, as well as The Cove at Gore, but mainly go to Rausch Creek in PA for big trips.
  40. 1 point
    Hello everyone! I'm Daniel and currently living in Lynchburg. Glad to be a part of the site and look forward to chatting and meeting everyone! Here's a picture of my 2014 Tundra. It currently sits on 37s wrapped on Moto Metal M079Os with a BDS 7" suspension lift, Gibson Metal Mulisha exhaust, Volant CAI, and DV8 front bumper.
  41. 1 point
    We've picked up donor XJ's early 90s ODB I for around $400 in Roanoke Area. I've debated swapping over an entire 4.0 and AX15 or NV3550 into mine, since I went with 4.56 gears. Not sure what my highway mileage is... but around town I'm averaging 16-17mpg. I'd love the OD gear for cruising. as I too currently use my CJ for mostly Daily Driving.
  42. 1 point
    Here is my shot from a Christmas parade my club was a part of on Saturday
  43. 1 point
    Thank you! I love it! Nice, hopefully I'll get to check it out!
  44. 1 point
    She had memories in it from her younger years. When she heard he was considering selling, she jumped on it. I get to play with it and keep it running though. So we both win.
  45. 1 point
    My Jeep isn't my daily driver so I don't mind taking the time to do the prep work. I plan on going the outside as well if the inside turns out good.
  46. 1 point
    Finally got around to scrubbing out & pressure washing the block. Started assembly with my new Edelbrock Cam, Clevite77 bearings & reinstalled the crank. Need to torque the main caps. Then check ring gaps, install rings, pistons with new clevite bearings... and so on.
  47. 1 point
    Shenandoah Machine did my radius arms, drilled & tapped up a size to 1/2x13. Install went along smooth from here minus the fact the bushing sleeve in the upper trackbar mount was siezed to the bolt. Some cutting & welding required!
  48. 1 point
    Selling a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear-end Axle (Dana 35, 373 Ratio) for $375 if anyone is interested. Located in Bedford Virginia but am willing to drive up to an hour away.
  49. 1 point
    Rolled in Thursday evening, really got started today, plan to wrap up tomorrow. Rear was simplest place to start as less parts to remove... I was pleasantly surprised at how easily everything came loose. Had rear apart and assembled (minus shocks) within 1 1/2hrs. The front brought on some hassle. All 4 lower spring retaining bolts broke off with mild torque applied. We had to head up the driver’s radius arm to get it’s 4 bolts loose & I suspect passenger side will be the same. More pictures & updates to come so stay tuned!!
  50. 1 point
    [video=youtube_share;UUrDhtHCORE] I made a video for another forum that I feel may help others here to understand what caster is and how it relates to jeeps.
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