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#51 JeepinJunk

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

I made mine out of 3/16 T1, it's holding up really good. Is T1 the same as AR? :huh:

#52 SHREK

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

View PostJeepinJunk, on 18 March 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:

I made mine out of 3/16 T1, it's holding up really good. Is T1 the same as AR? :huh:
I believe they are real comparable.

#53 SHREK

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:03 AM

Working on a mount for this it is a oil less compressor does it matter if it is mounted vertical? Probable a dumb question but thought I would ask before I found out the hard way. Thanks in advance.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:09 AM

I ran the one on my dually mounted upside down for a couple years with no problem.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Got a few things started this weekend. First are some random brackets and tabs for the front shock mounts,motor mounts for the back of the heads,air compressor mount,bump stop brackets and some front truss-ram mount bracing.
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A few pic's of the start of the front truss. Lot's more bracing will be added. The coilover mounts are mock up :secret: and ya I know my motor is not centered.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

boy.....that's lookin nice!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

Also got started on some of the aluminum work. First pic is the back firewall.
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These are some cool clip nuts I got from Mc Master Car real cheap and I think they should work good. Also if the threads get messed up they are easy to replace.
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Started on the roof last weekend as well.
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I started bending the sides and front to form around the tube. I am still up in the air if I like it or not so before I spend any more time keeping up the neighbors what do you guy's think? My other option is cut it flush on top. The bolts holding the roof on are all I had laying around.
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

That's a top-of-the-line build. :clap:

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

I end up using my chassis roof bars to pivot or keep from falling over in tight tree trails, may be a risk of wearing any paint should you paint your roof skin if you care about esthetics or you might catch it rubbing a tree and peel the corners possibly.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

View Posthomeboy, on 27 March 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

I end up using my chassis roof bars to push or hold up/keep from falling over my buggy through tight tree trails, may be a risk of wearing any paint should you paint your roof skin if you care about esthetics or you might catch it rubbing a tree and peel the corners possibly.
That was my concern also about peeling.I know it will get rubbed on so I don't think I will be painting it. As far as esthetics I want it to look good for a few good pictures then it's game on :beer:

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

Just put more rivets in the corners.  If it starts to peel then worry.  

Awesome look!

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:54 AM

Whats the hold up on the trans mount....get to work slacker

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:16 AM

"Then it's game on" Let's get to the game and get it on, bud. :guitar:

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

Hey what's up Brandon, nice build!  That thing is going to be bad ass!   On those clip nuts from McMaster .... I've used those and they are slick but they rust up real easy and then are hard to get the bolts out of.  Use some anti-seize or some no-ox on them for final assembly and your golden.

-Bob T (ifs)

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

Made a little progress this weekend.Started with the transmission mount. On my last Jeep it was always coming loose and this adapter is about identical. I wanted to come up with a better solution than having to check it all the time. This is what I came up with with the help of pos97tj. It still uses the two holes that thread in from the bottom but also gets sandwiched between the adapter and t-case. Not in the picture but I am going to add a piece of 3/16" across the bottom as well.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

Started installing my sway bar and ended up breaking my aluminum bars that came with it so I knew they wont cut it. I also did not like that they are single shear and put all the load on one side of the bar. So I ended up ordering a few broached pieces and made my own out of 3/16" steel. They will get boxed in to the tapper top and bottom. I also ended up going with a 1"bar because of the added length. My plan is to try and just run one in the rear but try to leave room in the front if need be.I like the feeling of the rear being a little more planted and forcing the front to do a little more work.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

Just about finished up the front truss as well. Lots of welding and fitting but I am happy with how it turned out. Always makes me nervous welding that much on a housing. Every time I would walk by it I would weld a little more let cool then repeat. I hope it is still straight enough :laughing: and I never have to cut it off
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The far passenger side will get filled in as well.
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Then a few after welding. I still need to weld along the axle tube and housing but it will get finished up later.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Looking good man!  Nice and clean.  See you tomorrow.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

A few pic's of the front. Finally starting to look like something. The front end on this thing was a real pain in the ass to get everything to play nice together. :crazy:  A lot of the problem is the axles are narrowed to 60". They came from my last Jeep and new ones are not in the budget. Another couple inches would have made a huge difference in packaging. The radiator will go between the coilovers about the same angle as the down tubes. Going to try and mount it as close to the steering as possible. My goal at the beginning was to not run my shocks through the hood. But if their is a lot of visibility to be gained I will be cutting away
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A little mock up pic for fun.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

man that looks good.....thanks for the pics.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Drooling... Looks sick

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Thanks guys!!! Looks like I still need to work on cleaning up first before tacking pic's. I guess my shop will never be as clean as the Jay W's

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

This is turning out awesome!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:54 AM

A beast in the making!! Low and mean. Super nice! great work.  :clap:

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:03 AM

View PostSHREK, on 19 April 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

Thanks guys!!! Looks like I still need to work on cleaning up first before tacking pic's. I guess my shop will never be as clean as the Jay W's
Get yourself a NateW and your dialed.  Pic taking and shop cleaning is covered!!