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#26 POR

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:05 AM

Lol, one high schooler calling out another high schooler... cute kids these days hahahaha

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:06 AM

View PostTryan100, on 16 January 2016 - 06:17 AM, said:

All I know is if was building a jeep I wouldn't use Suzuki parts! Hahahaha

Or put electrical tape on my headlights lol!

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:34 AM

Bahahaha

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:31 PM

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#30 ChevyJoe

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

That was a stupid ass comment. I shouldn't of said anything I guess

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:36 PM

Looks that way hahaha

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

frames are overrated :)

nice pics '72cj.  looks like some filters in there?  i spent a while playing with the filters on my iphone and when i uploaded them on website they were just normal.  i need a tech guy :laughing:

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:28 PM

View Postgreen1, on 21 January 2016 - 01:00 PM, said:

frames are overrated :)

nice pics '72cj.  looks like some filters in there?  i spent a while playing with the filters on my iphone and when i uploaded them on website they were just normal.  i need a tech guy :laughing:

Yep, a few filters mixed in here and there :thumbsup: I upload using photobucket

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 10:57 PM

What started out as a frame repair quickly escalated into a front end overhaul :thumbup: Ending up finding a narrowed 44 which I believe started life under a Wagoneer (2.75'' tubes), 5x5.5 outers, 4.88's, lockrite, and chromoly shafts.  The price was right and gave me the motivation to re-do the front.  ChevyJoe and I have been talking springs for a while now and I was gonna go his route with SUA  toyota front springs to keep it low.  Another buddy of mine hoards toyota parts and gave me a set of stock rear toyota springs so I started experimenting with a spring over setup trying to keep it as low as possible.  Stripped the springs completely and running stock shackle

Original stock spring setup with reverse shackle done by previous owner

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Since the the new spring were a couple inches longer and have an offset pin the shackle mount needed to be moved back

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Everything mocked up and ready for welding.  *Not full weight on springs

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Welding time

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Full weight on springs.  Gained about 3/4'' in overall height

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With the position of the springs I would've been sitting at around 4.5'' of stretch and was a little much for me.  To bring it back to 3'' of stretch I built spring perches with offset holes.  Got lucky with the steering  and only had to move it 1'' forward (Previous owner had box setup in an odd location from when he did the reverse shackle)

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:00 PM

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#36 Jay W

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:18 AM

Looks nice! Are you building new fenders? I saw yours were for sale.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:31 AM

View PostJay W, on 23 January 2016 - 06:18 AM, said:

Looks nice! Are you building new fenders? I saw yours were for sale.

Most likely.  I already have another set built but they're not that cool looking :thumbdown:  Probably gonna build another set similar in style with new inners instead of cutting up my existing and trying to make them work with the new shock hoop.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

Progress is still being made slowly.  Picked up some shock hoops from XO-fab and got to cutting to make them fit.  (old shocks for mock up purposes)

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Shock mount on the axle was pretty tight but clears.  

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:46 PM

As I mentioned to Jay W, the inner fenderwells probably could have been re-used with the new shock mounts, but would require a lot modifying. The final product would've probably looked terrible and I'm trying to keep the rig looking halfway decent.  Since I had some material laying around and really only needed to pick up some pop rivets, a new set of inners was a no brainer.

Started by making a wire frame with 1/4'' rod

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Then added a small flange with 1/2'' flat bar to mount the skins to

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My old fenderwells and ChevyJoe's use a kind of a rubber fabric that is used on Air casters, resistant to heat and extremely durable.  I wasn't able to get ahold of any this time around so opted for a heavy duty plastic.  From working with the material and blasting with the MAPP torch it should hold up pretty good to the exhaust manifolds.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:54 PM

They're not perfect and won't keep all the mud out, but should help out a lot.  Still need to make a panel for inside the shock hoop.

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:23 AM

I still have a ton of that belting you gave me! You should've texted me. They turned out bitchin though, freaking awesome fab man

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 03:53 PM

View PostChevyJoe, on 31 January 2016 - 05:23 AM, said:

I still have a ton of that belting you gave me! You should've texted me. They turned out bitchin though, freaking awesome fab man

Didn't know you had any left, plus you may need to use it in the future haha I have a shit load of this plastic stuff anyways and wanted to try it out.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:41 PM

Finished up the panels inside the hoops and secured them with some trusty zip ties.

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Also scabbed together these pieces to run my full doors without the full top on

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:03 PM

New inners with fenders mounted back up, decided to run them.

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Decided to make a little more storage space.  3.75'' deep

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:42 PM

Finally got around to making some progress on the rear end.  Originally thought I was going to just strap the rear and run the stock suspension in the rear, but you know how that goes.  Got a gear set at the swap meet to throw in the rear and next day snagged a pair of stock yj springs.  YJ's weren't my original choice for springs, but thought for a soa setup they shouldn't have my jeep sitting way up in the air and still flex better than the stock cj springs.  

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Crusty old shackle mount that I never noticed before

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Proceeded to strap frame

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Front outboard mounts

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:55 PM

Simple and functional shackle mount

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Front mount burned in with two plug welds for no reason haha

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Rear mount was a little more tricky because of where it fell.  Originally, I wanted to make a similar mount like on the front but ended up just using some angle and boxing it into place

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Disregard the booger welds.

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Worked in a little stretch with plans to go larger when the tsl's wear out.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:54 PM

beautiful fab work well done!

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 05:54 AM

View PostRTH, on 20 March 2016 - 06:54 PM, said:

beautiful fab work well done!

agreed

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:37 AM

Nice! I am a fan of stock yj springs.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:46 PM

View PostTryan100, on 21 March 2016 - 07:37 AM, said:

Nice! I am a fan of stock yj springs.

I take it you've run em in the past?  My only concern is they sit practically flat and I just don't know how long they'll remain in their current state.  They are relatively cheap and easy to find though