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4" Rancho lift installed 06/29/03

Krista's #3 FSJ
Purchased in Ouray, CO in September 2000 w/59k on clock
As of 10/22/04: 78k

Phoebe & Riverbeast in Ouray 2002

Pheobe has gone through quite a bit of work since she was purchased. The tranny and transfer case were laying in the back and she had not run in about 4 years. As of April 26, 2001, she was fully road ready for daily use. Krista has been enjoying driving her to work and using her for some off road cruising too!

Dolores River Canyon - June, 2002
Phoebe on Dolores River - June 2002

Do you have a Quadra Trac and need some technical info? Try this page: Flint's QT Article

Maintenance & enhancements:

  • September 00 - purchase and bring her home on a U-Haul car trailer
  • January 01 - Replace tail shaft on tranny and hub in t-case. Install tranny and t-case. Round up shifting linkage that was missing. Perform general mechanical inspection. Install new heater core, spark plugs, fuel, air and oil filters and oil. Install 1500 lb overload coils on the back. Runs ok, but t-case keeps shifting to nuetral. Park her for now.
  • April 01 - Discover t-case shifting to nuetral problem is the transmission mount is not tall enough. We don't have original hardware so we make shift something that works good from other mounting parts. =8-) Find good deal on decent used Big O (yeah, Big O, go figure) 30x9.50x15 ATs and replace muffler with Silver Bullet glass pack and replace last two feet of tail pipe. Make trip to Moab for Easter Jeep Safari. First road trip! Running pretty good for $100, 24 year old Jeep!! Flush engine and replace radiator hoses and crossover hose. Transfer case developing some disturbing noises. Tear it apart three times to finally get it fixed. Rebuilt differential in QT from two units and install new BW chain. Investment so far - approximately $950. For real... Thanks Lu for all your help!
  • Aug 01 - Install Rusty's 2" add-a-leaf & new shocks lift kit and 32x11.5x15 Bridgestone Dueler AT tires on 15x8 white spoke wheels (stock hub caps fit right on!). K&N air filter. Repair tailgate so rear window goes all the way up. Investment so far - approximately $1250.
  • Sep 01 - Install new 3 row Modine radiator, water pump and fan clutch. New parts are painted hi-temp Purple! New heater hoses and belts. Runs nice and cool now! Investment so far - approximately $1400.
  • Dec 01 - Borrow front drive shaft from Cherokee project to keep Phoebe on the road.
  • Jan 02 - Cherokee drive shaft not so good either, rebuild original shaft for Phoebe. Investment now up to about $1550.
  • Feb 02 - New front brake pads.
  • Mar 02 - Mount the Goodyear MTR 32x11.5x15 tires on this fine FSJ babe!
  • Sep 02 - Change Quadra Trac out at Ouray Invasion for spare unit, suspecting problems - Later in September it turns out noise is front axel bearings - Replace left stub shaft, new axel knuckles, all new outer axel bearings and Mile Marker locking hubs installed.
  • Oct 02 - Replace power steering pump and high pressure hose from Rusty the donor (81 Wag Ltd) - install new belts - replace transfer case in Aurora with Mile Marker 16% conversion unit after getting stuck in nuetral on Monarch Pass. Thanks Hari for all the help! Problem now with not shifting into 4wd. We'll get a working transfer case in her yet!
  • May 03 - New ignition module and nuetral indicator switch
  • Jun 03 - Replace steering box with unit from Rusty and install Rancho 4" lift
  • Jul 03 - Overhaul QT with rebuilt diff and new seals - install headers and duals
  • Nov 03 - Install new set of BFG 31x10.5x15 Land Terrains
  • Dec 03 - New glasspack mufflers for Christmas!
  • Feb 04 - New oil pressure sending unit, rewire fuel pump, new dimmer switch
  • May 04 - New Jacobs Off-Road Ignition System, new Borg Warner stock ignition module, 8 mm HP plug wires and Champion Platinum plugs gapped to .050", recharge K&N air filter
  • Sep 04 - New 22 gallon poly fuel tank from BJ's Offroad and a purple factory brush guard

Future projects:

Just came down from California Gulch - July 2002
Just came down from California Gulch - July 2002


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