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Old 02-22-2021, 07:04 PM   #26
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Re: 72afr's '72 Short Step

Update! Reached out to the FD on Facebook to follow up on the email I sent. Apparently they never got it. The person on FB said they were the Asst Chief and had been around there for a long time and while they didn't remember the truck, they were going to look to see if they had anything. Here's hoping!
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:53 AM   #27
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Picked up the newly mounted BFGs on Thursday. I don't have a pic of them or even have them on the truck yet as I kept them off to ease the new fuel tank and delivery install. Pretty stoked to finally have these in my possession. Since the Carter fuel pump I ordered back at the end of January keeps getting delayed, I bit the bullet and went with the Precision brand at O'Reilly. Hopefully no issues will arise out of it.

I've long debated getting historic plates for this thing. Even when we first got it running and realized it wasn't going to be a daily driver. At this point in my life, I finally realize it's not going to be driven over the 1,000 mile yearly limit the plates impose. I've already got antique insurance on it, so I might as well fully commit. I found two separate sets of Missouri '72 plates on eBay in pretty good condition. I lucked out in that Missouri started issuing two plates in '72 and would be a requirement now (from info I've found and discussion with the DOT). I bought both sets to ensure the number availability once I finally get this truck back on the road and inspected. Both numbers were available at the time I bought them, so I'm hedging my bets that at least one will still be good when I'm ready. Looks like I can get them permanently registered for about $25-50, which would prevent needing to get renewals every two years.
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2004 Jeep Rubicon some aftermarket stuff...
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:51 PM   #28
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A few weeks ago I was finally able to pick up the repo 15" black steering wheel from LMC. They'd been unavailable from essentially all online merchants due to the supplier having issues with Covid. As I had already put the upper column back together, this was the last thing missing. After I put this one and hooked the horn back on, it wouldn't stop. Great. Took the wheel back off and tried it again. Same event. Finally tried it again last night with no joy. Started taking the whole thing apart and had to get down to taking out the canceling cam to get it to stop. That's where I left it for now until I muster enough patience to tackle it again. Here's a photo of the wheel mocked up in place that I'll use for inspiration.
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Old 04-30-2021, 03:33 PM   #29
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Re: 72afr's '72 Short Step

I had a similar problem. Take a look at by build thread (page 31) as I posted about the little piece of metal that likes to make contact with the column shaft and make it go beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Hope that helps you.
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Old 04-30-2021, 03:45 PM   #30
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Interesting! Thanks for the tip! I'll need to take a look at that. How'd you correct the tab? Coincidently, the issue didn't present itself until I tried torqueing the steering wheel down in all cases. I guess it just pulled everything tight enough to cause the short.
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:43 PM   #31
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Re: 72afr's '72 Short Step

The almighty dremel tool
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:46 PM   #32
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So, I took a video of the issue last night as I was messing around with it. I'd take the whole upper column with cam still in place and wiggle it back and forth. I just went back and looked at it after you comment and you can see the arcing right at that location! Good call! Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:00 PM   #33
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Sweet truck and a great story. It's really cool you held on to it.
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