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Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2018, 08:50:18 AM »

What part of Colorado are you in?

I am on the south side of Colorado Springs.


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« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2018, 12:34:42 PM »

Me too. We should get together this weekend.
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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #77 on: August 22, 2018, 05:49:05 PM »

Me too. We should get together this weekend.

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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #78 on: September 09, 2018, 07:42:48 PM »

No major update but got a trip odometer dust cover and a twin stick boot on.









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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2018, 02:36:46 PM »

So HUGE update, so big Iíll use two posts!!

So I did the Subaru Master Cylinder swap on Saturday. It went pretty smooth following the post on Zuwharrie.

https://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content?topic=57063.0#gsc.tab=0





Guess I didnít take a picture of it by itself but this is the one I bought from amazon for about $30. Make sure when you do this to read the FULL post on Zuwharrie thereís a lot of info on there.

Youíll also need a 6mm x 1.0 x 40mm bolt and a 6mm acorn nut.

First thing I did was remove the factory Master Cylinder.













Next remove the plunger from the brake booster so it can be modified.





It is to short for the new master cylinder. Reading through the how to post someone posted it needed to be 82mm. So remove the original bolt, I had to heat it up because it wouldnít turn so I assume itís the infamous Suzuki thread locker. Once removed set it aside and then cut the head off of the new bolt and clean up the threads.





Next screw in the new bolt with the acorn nut on it with red loctite on it and adjust it until itís 82mm overall.



Next I rounded off the corners on the acorn nut so it fits better in the master cylinder. And then reinstall it into the brake booster.







Next bench bleed the new master cylinder and reinstall it onto the brake booster. The hardest part of this whole process was getting the brake line reshaped to reach the front port.







And then bleed the whole brake system.

I also got the rear axel filled and tcase filled. Now onto the fun!

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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2018, 02:55:54 PM »

So I did all this (other than because it needed to be done) because I was invited to go wheelin on Saturday on one of my favorite trails, Chinamans Gulch our in Beuna Vista, CO! So I loaded up Kermit Saturday evening so we could leave really early since itís about 2hrs away. This will be the first time Kermit has been on the trail is over 2.5yrs!!





Made it to the trail head and swapped doors over and aired down the tires.





And then headed to the trail so onto the pics!!!











































Over all a pretty good day. Kermit performed flawlessly. We had an XJ flop on his side, nothing major. And then we had the green Sami do a full roll. But than that it was pretty uneventful and just a general good trail run. Only thing I had was trying to figure out the shift pattern with the twin sticks, after a bit I got it into 4wd Lo and just left it there for the day.

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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #81 on: September 25, 2018, 07:42:46 PM »

Wheeling in the CO
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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2018, 03:37:00 PM »

So Iíve been working a ton on other peopleís vehicles lately so I decided to tinker with Kermit a bit yesterday.

I decided to finally remove the fender flair mounts from the driver side and then moved onto a few other things. And just kept running into more issues...the flair mounts went great, gotta love spot weld cutters!!

But was trying to fix the CB because it didnít work last time out. So I ran new wires and tried it again and it only kind of worked...might have to have someone that knows more about them than me look at it. But at the same time it was grounded to my switches for my all my rock lights and I regrounded that lead but now none of my axillary lights work. Started looking for the issue and didnít find anything wrong so I cleaned up and parked him figured itís a problem for another day.













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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2018, 07:44:08 PM »

It's surprising how many don't know about those spot weld/shell cutters.
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« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2018, 09:55:29 PM »

I had a couple cheap ones and they were more a pain than they were worth. I got a good one and it works great.
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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2018, 12:12:04 PM »

What kind of fenders are you going to put on? Or are you going to be happy slinging mud all over your sides?
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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #86 on: October 14, 2018, 11:00:07 AM »

It's surprising how many don't know about those spot weld/shell cutters.

I agree! I did the passenger side with a basic drill bit, but after doing several set at ZOR with the correct tool I went to HF and bought one for $5 and it was so much easier!!

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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #87 on: October 14, 2018, 11:02:15 AM »

What kind of fenders are you going to put on? Or are you going to be happy slinging mud all over your sides?

There will not be fender flairs. If got a few ideas of a possible ďrub railĒ or maybe at some point recreating the factory style flair out of fiberglass to fit the new opening.

ďMudĒ.....whatís that!!!??? I hate mud!!

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Re: Kermits Build Journey.......
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2018, 11:15:53 AM »

Just realized I didnít post the last wheelin trip here!

On 10/06/18 we did Grizzly Lake and Iron Chest as a Birthday/Memorial Run for Jay Dickson a local Zuker who passed away a little while back.

Quick decent trails with some fun rocks in between.





























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