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Lifted the 06 KJ. Gained 2.75" front and 2.5" rear.

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Working on bringing my new to me 77 Cherokee up to speed. I've already changed the oil, checked and added fluids, etc.

Today I replaced the Drum Brakes.

Left side was ok, worn, but still usable. Right side was.... look.

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Besides the obvious wear, the primary and secondary shoes are reversed. :sigh: Sad part is this was done by a shop in Lakeside. ( I have the service records)

Cleaned and new shoes installed. The tape is to keep my greasy fingers off the lining.

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Finished.

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I used to do hundreds of these a year when teaching (both practice and for real) but haven't done any drum brakes since I retired. It was fun to do it again. Tomorrow I'll tackle the disk brakes and pack the wheel bearings. I'm going to replace all the rubber lines as well.

 

Curly

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Lookin' good Tim… ;)

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Installed Poison Syder diff cover. Got one O2 sensor outta four done. Really gotta heat them bastards up to get them out and theres not much room. Not a whole lot left to do, leave for Colorado in 10 days!!!!!! effing stoked!

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" The tape is to keep my greasy fingers off the lining."

 

Looks great Tim.

 

Love the tape on the shoes. The I've been made fun of for doing the same thing many times over the years. I was taught to do a brake job that way when I was a kid and never stopped.

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Thanks Jim. Been doing that forever, also taught it to my students.

 

I'm glad I didn't take the lazy way out when doing the front brakes. I had a little steering wander when I drove the Jeep and determined it wasn't the steering. When I took the tire off the left side I could tell the wheel bearing was loose. Something fell out when I removed the rotor:

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:eek: I wonder how long it was like that? Surprisingly, there was no damage to anything else. New bearing and race installed.

Making steady progress.:cool:

 

curly

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Those were just spare parts!

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Replaced the timing chain in the Chief. The engine was running very well, I just thought with 135K miles I should replace the chain. Glad I did, it was very sloppy. It also gave me a chance to fix a bunch of oil leaks.

Old chain vs New chain

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Close up of the old chain

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Dropped in a Mopar Cargo mat for a JKU yesterday & JKS Swaybar disconnects today.

 

Rick

 

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