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#26 woodsrat

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

View PostJay W, on 30 September 2012 - 07:28 AM, said:

Bracket welded to the rear axle connected to the traction bar with 2 leaf spring bushings.
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Crossmember behind the T Case with a shackle connected to the other end of the traction bar with a heim.
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I think I am finally going to have to build one of these for mine.  Looks like you stuck it right to the housing on one side and the tube on the other.  I like the idea and will probably do the same for mine.  Any tips for welding to the housing.  My welder is only a 180 machine, think that would get things hot enough to get some penetration into the cast housing?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

I can't say for sure but that may have caused the broken housing I now have patched together. I have a 210 welder and usually turn it all the way up for the castings.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

Ooo maybe I woun't go that far onto the housing then, maybe just where the tube presses in.  What rear end are you running, waggy 44?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

Yes, offset.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Next project start.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Tube frame buggy?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

Tow bar, so I can pull him up the hills! :hrhr:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Super nice flattie. Great work. It was most interesting to read through your nicely documented build.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

New fender for the trailer :hrhr: Sorry Nate had to

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Nice build by the way I don't know how I missed this!!!

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Nice build.... Many good ideas.....Thanks! :clap:

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

View PostJay W, on 30 September 2012 - 07:26 AM, said:

How about some fuel tank tech. I've always had some kind of issue with fuel storage. The stock tank leaked at the filler so I welded on a sealed cap filler tube. Then I wanted more storage so I made an underseat tank that went under both seats for about 25 gallons capacity. It worked great until I went to fuel injection. Then I had trouble withe the pickups getting uncovered on side hills, which the electric fuel pump didin't like. Also the vent hose would puke fuel if the tank was full.
The latest revision includes a fuel cell that's tall and skinny, mounted all the way in the back.


Next was to prevent any pick-up starvation issues. The cell has one pickup tube about 6" from one end. I did a lot of reading on the fuel pick-ups and apparently the Walbro pick-ups are the bees knees.
http://www.autoperfo...ml/pickups.html
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I chose to go with 2 of the single fitting units because I wanted a pick-up at each end. They have 5/16 hoes barb connections but the tank pick-up was a piece of 1/2" alumunum tube. My first thought was to tee of it with some hose out to each pick-up. The problem is that fuel hose rated for complete submersion is dificult to find and EXPENSIVE , about $20 a foot for the 5/16. However APE does sell 6" pieces for $3. I ended up buying anothe piece of the 1/2" aluminum tube from Lowes for about $7. Using it to tee of the cell pick-up with compression fittings adapted to 5/16 hose barbs to short pieces of hose.
This is the in-tank plumbing I added, all pre-assembled ready to slide in the tank. you're looking at about $85 right there so this better work.  :idea1:
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These are the in-tank-cam views from the mock-up.
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It's yet untested but I'm happy with how it tured out. The tank strapped down in a bracket welded to the frame.




Pump and plumbing underneath.
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Thanks for posting this Jay.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:38 PM

Lazarus.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

My rocker panels have been very under protected from day one of me owning it. The passenger side had some broken body filler that needed attention also. Last year at Elbe the passenger side somehow suffered some damage in the dark and it was time to address this. Once I got rid of most of the last owners repair this is what I had. Very ugly but being the tree basher that it is new sheetmetal was not necessary, just lots of filler.
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This is steel I removed. (Drivers side version)
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New and improved version. (Passenger side)
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

Nice. Are they "open" between the tube and the plate on the side of the jeep?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

View PostJay W, on 19 December 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

Last year at Elbe the passenger side somehow suffered some damage in the dark





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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:27 PM

Looks good jay, clean and simple.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:29 PM

View PostPhantom 309, on 19 December 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

Nice. Are they "open" between the tube and the plate on the side of the jeep?
Yes. Might put some traction tape on the tube part as passengers like to use that to get in.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:44 PM

Needs a new cage.... :ninja:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:08 PM

Is that flat bar or angle JayW?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:02 PM

View Postsnyder, on 19 December 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

Is that flat bar or angle JayW?
Neither. :construction:  I wanted a round edge on the bottom but don't have a press brake. I split a piece of square tube to make 2 pieces of "angle".

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:33 PM

Bitchin!! Great idea

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:32 AM

Hey what is your wheelbase? I'm assuming it has a little stretch, how much is the rear pushed back?

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:06 PM

Aprox 85". I don't remember on the rear maybe about 2" back.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:46 PM

I bought some seat heaters a year or 2 ago and finally got around to installing them yesterday. $40 on Amazon for everything.
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Standard issue PRPs.
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Untie the string around the bottom and the covers come right off.
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