Papa Ken

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Papa Ken last won the day on July 30 2017

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About Papa Ken

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    Rock Roller
  • Birthday 08/09/1976

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    Berwick, ME

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    98 TJ, 88 MJ, 04 TJU
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  1. I am ready to sell some left over parts from my MJ: -Set of manual window doors, the driverside can’t be rolled down below the edge of the door or else it won’t roll back up. A little rust around the door handle on the passenger door handle. $40 for both. -Set of solid fenders. The bottom lips have been trimmed from having box tube installed on the rockers. $20 for both. -Gas tank and fuel pump/sender that is about 2 years old (~2000k miles at most). I can’t remember what tank it is from (I think it is for a HO), but it does not have the baffle in it and the fuel pump/sender is for a renix XJ. Like new condition. $150. -Renix overflow set-up bottle with bracket and rubber hold down. $25. I will update this post with pictures over the weekend, and other parts I come across. All parts are located in Berwick, ME.
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    The "un, err now authorized" MJ build...

    I have looked into that for my first option, but I wanted a little more fuel capacity. Some measurements I have taken lead me to believe I can sink the fuel cell into the bed enough that it should sit below the wheel wells. I don’t plan on hauling anything big in it, I just want the ability to place a sheet of plywood in the back with the tail gate down. I need to get that point first, though. Lol. Hopefully, I have a good weekend on it working around my kids soccer games.
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    The "un, err now authorized" MJ build...

    It has been a little while since I have worked on the MJ and updated the thread. Shannon came home a little sooner than expected and I ended up out in San Diego for 3 weeks. The XJ is gone to the scrap yard. I have most of the ‘97+ up dash installed. Just need to plug the wiring into the steering column and remember how the metal plate goes under the steering column. Then the dash will be complete. The new carpet looks great and I am going to pull the seats one last time, fix any rust issues with the floor, and then install the carpet and seats. I have installed the newer door strikers and am finally ready to install the door panels again. That will complete the interior, for the most part. I am working on cleaning up the engine compartment and am hoping to land the 5.0 and 4r70w in there next week some time to start working on the mounts. I am planning on using the Clayton 3 link x member to mount the tranny, and help locate the motor mount locations. Once the mounts are installed, I will yank everything and paint up the engine compartment and underside. On a side note, I am going with a JAZ 32 gallon fuel cell. I am working with a buddy of mine to come up with a way to mount the stock XJ fuel pump into the tank so the stock fuel gage will work, and be kind of accurate. The fuel cell will be sunk into the bed as low as I can go in front of the rear axle. I am hoping to keep it below the top of the wheel wells in the bed, so I can maintain the ability to cart a 4x8 sheet of plywood.
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    1984 CJ7 Renegade

    Very nice!
  5. I picked up a 32 gallon fuel cell for my MJ and I am working on gathering parts I will need to make the stock xj pump work. My question is, what is the ohm reading on the sending unit in case I want to go with a universal sending unit to fit the fuel cell? I am going to try and lengthen the factory XJ stuff, but it is 3000 miles away from me at the moment and I am bored. Also, other than Geneight, does anyone know of a place to buy an adapter ring to mount the stock fuel pump in? They want $300 for it, and for that much I will buy an aftermarket pump and sending unit. My other thought was to cut the plastic tank up and use the plastic piece the pump threads onto as part of a flange assembly and just seal the doo-dee out of it, but that would be kind of hacked up.
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    I will be working with my PR professional (aka the wife) to get my letter out this weekend.
  7. All motors are sold/gone to the giant junkyard in the sky.
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    The "un, err now authorized" MJ build...

    All the chassis wiring is pulled from the XJ and is ready to be cleaned up and installed in the MJ. I pulled everything from headlights to taillights. I am stealing the AC setup from the XJ as well, may as well ride in comfort. The hard part will be routing the lines over to the driverside compressor location on the 5.0. If anyone needs parts off a ‘99 XJ, hit me up. I will give you a great deal on it. 4.0, aw4, 231, hp 30, etc... buy one part and you have to take it is going to take he scrap the week of the 13th.
  9. Anything that hasn’t sold is going to the scrap yard in a week and a half.
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    The "un, err now authorized" MJ build...

    I tried taking a picture of the headers, but I couldn’t get them sized appropriately. Just some cheapo shorty headers that supposedly fit the gt40p heads, even though they aren’t designed specifically for it. We shall see. I have until August 21 to get it running and the Parts XJ out of the yard, along with a bunch of spare parts that I won’t need. If you are looking for 4.0s, aw4, 231, hpd30, etc... I will give you a hell of a deal.
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    The "un, err now authorized" MJ build...

    I love these shifters. The “click-click” is very soothing to me.
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    The "un, err now authorized" MJ build...

    I dropped Shannon off to start her Vermont Long Trail on Saturday and Brown Santa started showing up on Monday. I started re-assembling the new interior. I need a few things from a hardware store in the morning before I can can hopefully get the entire dash assembled. After that will come the fun stuff! I have a set of RuffStuff mounts, but wanted something a little more bolt so I am going to play with both types of mounts. For some reason, I like this setup better, but we will see how it fits.
  13. The other side and the back window are to big for me to load here, but I can email them if needed.