I am working on a semi-restoration of a Jeep TJ. I just had this frame repair on both center rails done by someone experienced in Jeep frames, as one skill I don't have is welding, and wasn't about to try learning with this. Cost me $1,300 including the caps. In my case the frame rot was completely concealed by the skid plate. So I had my 'oh crap' moment when I went to pull the trans to replace the clutch and RMS. Thanks for the videos - nice job..
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Just a suggestion for driveway mechanics: use a piece of wood, either 3/4" ply or 1" or more of solid wood that is roughly double the footprint of the jackstand as a base for the jackstand. This will help stabilize the jackstand on a rough surface and it will also prevent the jackstand from sinking into the asphalt. The foot tangs on jackstands are sufficiently thin that they can cut/sink into asphalt just based on the weight of the car, especially so on hot days. Have fun, stay dirty, and stay alive to drive.
Nice video, but exceptionally unwise to do that work without a jack stand. My uncle was crushed to death doing the same thing. You are playing Russian Roulette by getting under a car relying solely on a hydraulic jack. Don't do it.
The beam antenna is a 20-15-10 Spiderbeam mounted on a Penninger Tipper portable 35ft mast system rotated at the base. Worked very well. Other antennas used were a Radioworks 80m Dipole and Radioworks 40m Delta Loop. Rigs used were a Yaesu FT-5000MP and an Elecraft K2 (solar battery op for the bonus points)
I just had a collapsed lifter replaced in my Chevy 5.3 with only 6k miles on the clock. Actually two lifters replaced, as GM said the opposing cylinder lifter had to be replaced too. Great that this was 100% warranty, sucks that it happened at all.