winch troubleshooting
Winch Tech

Winch Troubleshooting

February 13, 2018 Ralph Hassel 4

The following page lists many common problems encountered with 12 volt 4×4 and ATV winches that are used in off-road recovery situations. With each condition several possible causes are listed along with possible solutions to get […]

Project Jeep CJ-7
Project Jeep CJ-7

Project Jeep CJ-7 Specs & Mods

August 6, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

The budget Rebuild by Ralph HasselThe complete build is documentedhere on www.Offroaders.comThis 1978 Jeep CJ-7 never started life as a complete Jeep; rather it was built completely from parts. The goal was to build a […]

Project CJ-7 Skid Protection
Project Jeep CJ-7

Fabricating an Armored Jeep Skid Plate

August 1, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

This Project CJ-7 article is about converting and armoring a Dana 300 skid plate to work with a Dana 20 transfer case.  An ounce of prevention is worth a few pounds of steel.  After hearing stories […]

Project CJ-7 T18-A Clutch Fork Modiification
Project Jeep CJ-7

T18A Clutch Fork Modifications

August 1, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

In swapping the T-18A onto this Jeep project, a good tip was passed onto me from Mike of  This tip has to do with the stock clutch fork being used in the stock bell […]

Jeep CJ-7 Tie Rod Flip
Project Jeep CJ-7

CJ Flipping the Tie Rod & Drag Link

June 21, 2017 Ralph Hassel 2

A Simple yet very effective method of protecting your tie rod from impact with rocks and things, is to raise the tie rod up.  Raising the Drag link also reduces bump-steer, a side effect of […]

Project CJ-7 Swaybar
Project Jeep CJ-7

Jeep CJ-7 Swaybar Bracket Upgrade

May 17, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

Project Jeep CJ-7 Daystar Swaybar Bushings Tip.  When swapping out your stock CJ swaybar bushings with the Daystar Swaybar Bushings, here’s a Tip – Use the CJ bracket!  Here’s why…First off, upgrading your sway bar bushings […]

Jeep CJ-7 Dana 44 Axle Swap
Project Jeep CJ-7

Jeep CJ Dana 44 Front Axle Swap

May 12, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

Project Jeep CJ-7 – Disassembling the Scout II  Dana 44 Front Axle.  After acquiring the Dana 44 axles I also picked up a Dana 30 narrow track front axle that was in great shape.  The […]

Jeep CJ-7 Gear Box Bracket
Project Jeep CJ-7

Saginaw Steering Gearbox Mounting Bracket

April 3, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

Project Jeep CJ-7 – Installation of a Saginaw GearboxMounting a Gearbox Bracket That Means Business!With the installation of an AGR Superbox 2 and an AGR High Performance Power Steering pump to turn my Super Swampers, […]

Jeep CJ-7 Steering Gear Box Brace
Project Jeep CJ-7

Jeep CJ-7 DYI Saginaw Gearbox Brace

March 31, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

Project Jeep CJ-7 – Fabrication of a Saginaw Gearbox BraceAn upgrade to the steering system to deal with the additional force applied by the new AGR Superbox 2 and AGR pump was a brace for the […]

Project CJ-7 Tub Restoration
Project Jeep CJ-7

Project Jeep CJ-7 Tub Restoration

March 22, 2017 Ralph Hassel 0

Project Jeep CJ-7 – Restoring the Jeep CJ-7 Tub – Part One Goals for the Jeep CJ-7 body: Rust Removal Repair of sheet metal Repair of body mounts Preparation for painting As the restoration begins it happened to start right about the time […]

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