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About jgaz

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    2017 Ram 1500
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    Peoria AZ

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    Jim

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  1. I afraid your efforts would be wasted on my mostly dead ears. However, as always I admire your clean installation and attention to detail. Your ideas for mounting the control switch are next level
  2. Not on my workbench but I’ve always used a notebook at work that was kept under the lid of my top box. This is a “cheat sheet” I made for aligning MOPAR vehicles with adjustable LCAs. I think this was originally made when the Durango (HB) changed models in about 2002. I struggled with the KJ Jeeps before this. So much of my alignment experience was with adjustable UCAs starting with my GM dealership days in the 70s and 80s. Ive also done dozens and dozens of Dodge pickups that had adjustable upper. I just knew intuitively how moving the front or rear upper bushing was going to change the alignment. I never seemed to grasp in my head how movement of the lower affected caster and camber. This sheet was under the vehicle with me. The ovals labeled Front and Rear represent the LCA bushings.
  3. Here are three different radius bends made with different diameter 1/2” drive sockets when I was fooling around
  4. Made my version of a metal bender on saw on “the gram”. The bender I copied was was welded. The two pieces of angle iron were salvaged from a previous project. Note: Only the holes marked with red and black were used with the bender. All other holes were preexisting. 1/2” square stock, 3 1/2” long, drilled and tapped 1/4-20 and bolted to the angle iron with CCS’s Both ends of the square stock don’t need to be drilled. I only drilled them both because I had the drill press set up Here I have bolted a 1” and a 24mm deep socket approx. 1 1/4” dia. on to the angle iron The angle iron pieces can be slid in relation to each other to accommodate various thicknesses of material. Note the test pieces on the bench in the background made in 1/8” x 2” material. These bends were made cold, by hand, with very reasonable effort.
  5. Nice job Kris. I will admit however when I first glanced at the picture you posted I thought your Jeep had met it’’s demise. Glad I was wrong
  6. Congratulations! Thanks for what you’re doing. Stay safe
  7. If it’s a stuck open Thermostat, insist on an OEM replacement. Much of the aftermarket replacement stats are junk! I learned that when I was dealing with this code on our Grand Caravan with the 3.6l motor
  8. Happy Birthday Kris! I’ll bet it was a great early present when your Jeep fired up yesterday
  9. I really glad on the ORP Forum we aren’t having the usual online debate that starts anytime someone shows a vehicle strapped down to a trailer. Should the tie downs be straight or angled? You have your tie downs pulling straight to an anchor point, as they should be. However, there is always some internet “ expert” that will argue the “fact” that the tie downs should be criss crossed in order to tie down the vehicle properly. Thankfully, we have been spared that discussion.
  10. You put that car in there just like you knew what you were doing. 😉 This was what, your second or third time trailering a car?
  11. Nice trailer Steve. Does, or will, the 120V compressor stay in the spot where it’s shown?
  12. Wow! That is fantastic! Thank you @Stacey and Scott For those members that might want to be trained in the use of this generous gift, I’d like to make a suggestion. Get trained in the use of this piece of equipment. The AED is designed to be used by the untrained but I feel like the training is extremely beneficial. I have to renew my CPR/ AED certification every two years for my volunteer work with Grand Canyon Emergency Services. IMO, the American Heart Association classes have been much more beneficial than the American Red Cross classes I’ve taken. So much so that my volunteer work at the canyon will only accept the Heart Association classes. The best AED/CPR trainer I’ve used to date in the Phoenix area is thru the Phoenix Fire Fighters Union. Call (602) 277-1500 for info. There is a $50 donation for this comprehensive class, but it is a considered just that, a donation that you can take off your taxes. In my experience, the best training I’ve received on this subject or device has been from 1st responders.
  13. Great pics. Love the “deer panel” at the petroglyphs.
  14. Pelican 1550 case for sale. $30.00. cash only. Local pick up only in Peoria, Happy Valley and 67th Ave are. Interior Dimensions18.63" x 14.18" x 7.72. Exterior Dimensions20.66" x 17.20" x 8.40" Well traveled, but great condition. Alright, anyone interested at $30.00. Trying to make some room.
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