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I've been acquiring parts for this build for far too long now and it's finally started. Here is what I'm doing:

HP D44:
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37" Swamper SSR's

I'm going double triangulated four link in the rear stretching the wheel base back, not sure how far yet. I got a fuel cell that's going to be partially sunk into the rear tub. Using Sway-A-Way 2.0 air shocks to hold up the rear and spring over in the front on worn out RE 2.5ED springs. I have the front done other than a couple minor things to get. The rear just got comp cut two days ago and everything stock pulled out. Pictures will follow.

Here's what it looks like with the weight on the front axle and no comp cut:
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I'm trying to get this done (at least drivable) before my wedding on May 24th. I'm going to need some luck with this one! The fiance wants us to drive away from our wedding in it!


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I'm trying to get this done (at least drivable) before my wedding on May 24th. I'm going to need some luck with this one! The fiance wants us to drive away from our wedding in it!


Sounds like you've found some luck already with a woman like that! :tu2:

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Sounds like a sweet build, I'm gonna watch this thread like a hawk :beavis2:

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not sure how i could help ya-but since it appears I'm closest to ya-I'll help you any way I can if you need it... :?

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sounds like a good build... maybe a little high but good build...

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Comp Cut:
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Still need to chop off the factory body mount and relocate it.

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It is too high for my tastes right now. Final result will be close to where my rear sits right now. The front springs will sag more when I start driving on them. They went back closer to their original shape from not having any weight on them for a while.


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not sure how i could help ya-but since it appears I'm closest to ya-I'll help you any way I can if you need it... :?


Appreciate it, I'll keep that in mind.


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do you plan to shave the 14b? if so how much? still learning...

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I think I'm just going to shave the lip off the bottom, nothing more at this point.


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Through a little brainstorming session today looks like I'll be chopping off the rear frame and narrowing it in to clear everything. So now I have that much more work to do :doh: . Oh well, looks like I'm going to shoot for a 103" wheelbase at this point.


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YJ-Type-R wrote:
Through a little brainstorming session today looks like I'll be chopping off the rear frame and narrowing it in to clear everything. So meow I have that much more work to do :doh: . Oh well, looks like I'm going to shoot for a 103" wheelbase at this point.

are you going to build your own frame or use a kit like the btf kit? also, did you strech the front? how much? from what i've read 1 3 to 105 is about the best to range to be in.

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I'm definitely building my own frame parts. The front is at the factory location but i was considering moving it an extra 2" forward at a later date. Just want to get it done for now.


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YJ-Type-R wrote:
I'm definitely building my own frame parts. The front is at the factory location but i was considering moving it an extra 2" forward at a later date. Just want to get it done for meow.

that's cool, i bid you good luck on your build. hope i'm not driving you crazy with questions..

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Sparky wrote:
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I'm definitely building my own frame parts. The front is at the factory location but i was considering moving it an extra 2" forward at a later date. Just want to get it done for meow.

that's cool, i bid you good luck on your build. hope i'm not driving you crazy with questions..


That's what this board is for...to help and answer questions, or throw out other ideas...

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Sparky wrote:
YJ-Type-R wrote:
I'm definitely building my own frame parts. The front is at the factory location but i was considering moving it an extra 2" forward at a later date. Just want to get it done for meow.

that's cool, i bid you good luck on your build. hope i'm not driving you crazy with questions..


Oh by all means, shoot away. I'm not bothered at all.


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Something missing?
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Got my joints in too...
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Just finished up all my school (finally gradumuated!) and should be working like crazy on this thing now.


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Right on man, lookin good :tu2:

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What kind of joints are those?

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What kind of joints are those?


Currie Johnny Joints, 1.25 shank. You get alot for what you pay for these things. The tube adapters are from Ballistic Fab for use with 2" .25" wall square tube.


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What kind of joints are those?


Currie Johnny Joints, 1.25 shank. You get alot for what you pay for these things. The tube adapters are from Ballistic Fab for use with 2" .25" wall square tube.


Ah johnny joints...completely rebuildable joints...gotta love it...salty though i expect!

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$40 a piece, not too shabby :cheers:

Now the threaded inserts.........that's a different question.


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$40 a piece, not too shabby :cheers:

meow the threaded inserts.........that's a different question.


Ok, i'll ask, how much were the inserts ? :lol:

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$17 a piece :doh:

They would be incredibly easy to make........wish I would have.


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Got a new toy to make this go a little easier...Hypertherm 600 Plasma Cutter

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Not sure how I lived without this thing for so long!

Got a bit done on the frame:
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I've got everything put together on it at this point. I just cut it back off so I can finish weld/clean up everything and paint it. I'll get more pictures this week.


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looking good :tu2:

I gotta get me one of those plasma cutters...

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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YJ-Type-R wrote:
Got a new toy to make this go a little easier...Hypertherm 600 Plasma Cutter

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Not sure how I lived without this thing for so long!

Got a bit done on the frame:
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I've got everything put together on it at this point. I just cut it back off so I can finish weld/clean up everything and paint it. I'll get more pictures this week.



Man, that is weird...



You could be out in my garage. SAME welder, plasma, and a red craftsman box with a bottle on it. Whoa. If you haven't yet, get an air drier of some sort on the air hose. REALLY wakes up the plasma.

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You could be out in my garage. SAME welder, plasma, and a red craftsman box with a bottle on it. Whoa. .


:?
Have you checked your garage lately? :flipoff2:

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
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Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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pics look good, you're making progress!

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Tuffjarhed wrote:
YJ-Type-R wrote:
Got a new toy to make this go a little easier...Hypertherm 600 Plasma Cutter


I've got everything put together on it at this point. I just cut it back off so I can finish weld/clean up everything and paint it. I'll get more pictures this week.



Man, that is weird...



You could be out in my garage. SAME welder, plasma, and a red craftsman box with a bottle on it. Whoa. If you haven't yet, get an air drier of some sort on the air hose. REALLY wakes up the plasma.



i dont see an old fridge in these pics

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Tuffjarhed wrote:
Man, that is weird...



You could be out in my garage. SAME welder, plasma, and a red craftsman box with a bottle on it. Whoa. If you haven't yet, get an air drier of some sort on the air hose. REALLY wakes up the plasma.


Haha, I remember seeing your cart like that too when I came and picked up the 14 bolt. Don't remember if you had a plasma then or not. I've got an air/water separator on the compressor at the moment but not sure how well it's working. Sometimes when I'm doing alot of work with the die grinder I still get some water blowing by. Could just be condensation from the air expanding at the tool though.


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I want an update! It's been 3 weeks since you've worked on this thing! GET R DONE!


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Finally got a little more work in on the Jeep this past weekend. Been really busy lately. Frame is done and almost welded back onto the factory frame. Ran out of gas today so hopefully I can finish welding the frame on and start on the suspension soon......... :doh:

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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It's been a long time since my last update. Alot of things have been going on causing me to be incredibly busy. I've moved, now have my own garage, got a real job, etc etc etc. On to the Jeep....

Here is the crossmember I made to support the tranny/tcase so I could just drop the flat skid to access everything underneath. I'm going to remake it a some point with bigger bushings, and beef up the bent plate some more. Here it is for now.

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The skid itself is made of 5/16" as it is what Warner Steel had in their drops pile for cheap. Now that I have it up there it doesn't seem quite as ridiculous as I thought it would be. The side brackets were cut out separately and welded on.

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Doesn't get much flatter than this!
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I need to pull the 14 bolt out and clean it up before I start welding link brackets and the truss onto it. That should come shortly.


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Forgot to mention that I made some 1" spacers to go under the motor mounts to get that up a little higher as well. With my 1" body lift and the motor mounts up an inch, everything fit up really nicely.


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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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Looks good man! I wish I had those kinds of skillz. :tu2:

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bout frickin time... :flipoff2: looks sweet! like the skid

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Are you gonna sleeve the frame rails and use longer bolts and nuts to hold the skid, or did you drill and tap the outside of the rail?

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I came to a sad realization yesterday.....

I went to the DMV to get the title to my XJ transferred into my name (was in my dad's name for insurance reasons while I was in school). I got new plates and whatnot then came the question of if I wanted to renew the registration of my YJ because it was up this month. The brand new plate from last registration is still sitting in the back of the tub, never even mounted. My Jeep has been taken apart and non operational for over a year now......blah.

Topper: I was going to just run the bolts through both sides of the frame without sleeving. I figured that it is no longer supporting the drivetrain and the heaviest forces it would see would not make it to the bolts. If I am high centered the skid would be fully supported by the bottom of the frame rails. I was however suprised at how easily the frame collapses when I tighten up the bolts so I will probably sleeve it before I really get into the rocks. I need to look around and see what I can find to do it easily. I'd rather not have to bore something out on the lathe.


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YJ-Type-R wrote:
I came to a sad realization yesterday.....

I went to the DMV to get the title to my XJ transferred into my name (was in my dad's name for insurance reasons while I was in school). I got new plates and whatnot then came the question of if I wanted to renew the registration of my YJ because it was up this month. The brand new plate from last registration is still sitting in the back of the tub, never even mounted. My Jeep has been taken apart and non operational for over a year meow......blah.

Topper: I was going to just run the bolts through both sides of the frame without sleeving. I figured that it is no longer supporting the drivetrain and the heaviest forces it would see would not make it to the bolts. If I am high centered the skid would be fully supported by the bottom of the frame rails. I was however suprised at how easily the frame collapses when I tighten up the bolts so I will probably sleeve it before I really get into the rocks. I need to look around and see what I can find to do it easily. I'd rather not have to bore something out on the lathe.


what size bolts are you running. i have some 1" tube that would work great for that

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Right now I'm running 1/2", but it would be real easy to go up to 9/16". I need to order a bunch of 9/16" bolts anyways for my suspension joints.


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Right meow I'm running 1/2", but it would be real easy to go up to 9/16". I need to order a bunch of 9/16" bolts anyways for my suspension joints.



Home Depot has 1/2" black pipe. May have to run a drill bit through after you weld, but I've used it before.

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Right meow I'm running 1/2", but it would be real easy to go up to 9/16". I need to order a bunch of 9/16" bolts anyways for my suspension joints.



Home Depot has 1/2" black pipe. May have to run a drill bit through after you weld, but I've used it before.


Ahh yes, that didn't come to mind that pipe was measured by ID. I'll have to go look for some.


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What are you doin with the rear-most body mounts that you've cut off??
What will you be doin for a rear tow point??

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The body mounts on the very rear are not going back in. I'm going to tie the cage into the frame and eliminate the need for them. I do have provisions for the other two rear mount under the "bed".

I have tabs welded through the rear bumper/crossmember for recovery points. You can see them in a previous post. They are 3/4" thick by 3" tall.


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Update:

I got to working on my lower link mounts at the frame. I suppose I'll blame it on inexperience but the bolts holding my skid plate up stick through the frame right where I was looking to put my crossmember. So I decided to line my crossmember up with the rear most bolts, so that I could turn down a tube adapter and thread the bolts directly into the tube. Everything is made of 1.75 .180 DOM.

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I have these plates to weld my tube adapters to for spreading out the load on the frame:
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I'm also going to be running a tube on each side back towards the front diagonally for more strength.


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The clearance is not QUITE as bad as it looks. The joint bottoms out at a whopping 1/4" from the crossmember :)


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So did your Jeep have a 2.5L in when you bought it? or you switching to a 4.0L? What engine are you planning on running in this?

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It came with the 2.5L. I hydro-locked it at the badlands coming out of the big culverts back in highschool ~2002. I bought a remanufactured 4 cyl to put in it which it currently still runs. I bought a 4.0 a little while back to swap in after all of this suspension work is done and I've had some time to wheel it/gather funds. I'm planning to stroke the 6 cyl to 4.5L if no block machine work needs to be done, or who knows if it does. I really like the idea of throwing a turbo on it too, it depends on how money goes.

This thing is going to be a dog for a while with it's current setup. I'm interested to see how the little four banger can push these tires with 5.13's. I'm optimistically hoping for highway speeds.


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:? :tu2: me likey. Your brackets a kit, or did you make them?

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The truss is from Blue Torch, the upper link mounts at the frame are modified Ballistic Fab, lower link crossmember bracket is Ballistic Fab, axle end of lower links are based off of Ballistic's but I made them all myself.


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I want to do a belly-up like you did with your skid plate, but mine would still be supporting the stock tranny (all stock drivetrain for now). I'm definitely not against putting in some motor mount spacing, especially since my D44 is 3-4" closer to center than the stock D30.

Should I worry about frame collapse-age with something like that? If so, then I'll want to put in a frame crossmember as well. What do you think?

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I want to do a belly-up like you did with your skid plate, but mine would still be supporting the stock tranny (all stock drivetrain for meow). I'm definitely not against putting in some motor mount spacing, especially since my D44 is 3-4" closer to center than the stock D30.

Should I worry about frame collapse-age with something like that? If so, then I'll want to put in a frame crossmember as well. What do you think?


Are you thinking of incorporating the tranny mount into the skid plate itself? One reason I kept the separate crossmember was to gain a little extra room. The factory mount is pretty tall to try and fit between the tranny and a flush skid. I suppose you could use a couple bushings mounted to the skid that sat on either side of the tranny if you wanted to go that route. I'll draw you up what I'm talking about. I thought keeping the mounting on a separate crossmember made things easier. That way you can remove the skid plate to access the tranny/transfer case without having to support anything.

I also don't think that I could have fit everything up flush without raising my motor up an inch. It was very cheap and easy to do. I probably have ~$8 in mine. I basically just got some 1" plate, drilled holes accordingly, and cut the studs out of my motor mounts and replaced them with bolts. The top of the shift tower is probably 1/4" away from my body with this setup.

What on the frame are you concerned with collapsing? If you are worried about the frame tweaking from lack of support that the old skid provided, take a look at how I mounted mine. It is restrained by the skid plate bolts as well or better than it was previously. The tranny crossmember also helps.


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The Jeep is finally back under it's own weight. I have some good pictures of it but am having troubles posting them. I keep getting a maximum post size error when my pictures shouldn't be overly large. They are on photobucket and the same as the others I've posted.

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Yeah, after I posted that I thought about making a separate crossmember to support the drivetrain, that way I can just drop the plate to get to whatever I wanted. I'm thinking this is probably the way I would rather go instead of trying to use that mount. Another big advantage to it as the shock of bottoming out doesn't have to translate directly to cast aluminum parts anymore. :)

I was also worried about smacking the dead-center of the flat skidplate on a large rock, bending it, and forcing the frame rails to pull inward slightly.

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Yeah, after I posted that I thought about making a separate crossmember to support the drivetrain, that way I can just drop the plate to get to whatever I wanted. I'm thinking this is probably the way I would rather go instead of trying to use that mount. Another big advantage to it as the shock of bottoming out doesn't have to translate directly to cast aluminum parts anymore. :)

I was also worried about smacking the dead-center of the flat skidplate on a large rock, bending it, and forcing the frame rails to pull inward slightly.


True, you would be suprised how much even my fat 5/16" thick plate bends when I put the jack under it. I expected it to give but am still quite suprised how much it will move. The crossmember would help alot with keeping the frame rigid even with the skid plate trying to bend it in. The biggest pain was trying keep the crossmember rigid enough with the big clearance piece to let the driveshaft pass through.


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Got the brakes and steering put together over the weekend....this dude is finally going to be done. Our company car show is on September 2nd which is my goal!

Just have to mount the front shock hoops, have a rear driveshaft made, and have an exhaust put together.

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Quick stupid question for you here...Is it still gonna be done for the wedding?

Pretty sweet build. Do you have a metal brake? Some of the bends you put in stuff made me wonder. Typically my metal brake is the vise and a torch but that is getting old, Ya know.


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Quick stupid question for you here...Is it still gonna be done for the wedding?

Pretty sweet build. Do you have a metal brake? Some of the bends you put in stuff made me wonder. Typically my metal brake is the vise and a torch but that is getting old, Ya know.



Hahaha, unfortunatley not done for the wedding. I've now been married for over two years. I didn't even come close to my original time frame.

I used an iron worker to bend up the thicker stuff, and a 16g capacity sheetmetal brake for some of the thinner stuff. The iron worker only has about a 12" bend capacity. Anything wider than that I use the same "brake" that you do.


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I've had the Jeep out and driving for a couple weeks now, and it drives better than I thought it would! I have all of the major work done and am just getting the small stuff finished.

I'm going to try and get up to the Badlands in a couple weeks for a shake down run. I need to get the misc. projects finished up on my dad's ZJ before I can get up there.

The brakes on this thing are brutal! For some reason it is diving REALLY hard when I get on them. I need to get a limit strap for the rear axle to control the driveshaft angles while off roading, the brakes will cause the Jeep to dive hard enough to bottom out the rear joints also!

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Sweet rig.

Goodluck getting the braking situation resolved. It almost sounds like its more of your rear suspension completely unloading then it is your front brakes being touchy?

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Sweet rig.

Goodluck getting the braking situation resolved. It almost sounds like its more of your rear suspension completely unloading then it is your front brakes being touchy?


It's really hard to tell inside which it is. The more I look into it, I am leaning towards the air shocks being the problem. I have the factory oil volume, and a whole lot of the shaft exposed at ride height. I did this intentionally to keep the spring rate fairly low, but if it's causing this unloading it's not worth it.

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"McDonald's was giving me the run-around, so you can understand where that's coming from," -- Moore

"I'm eating my McDonald's. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house." -- Charles Ramsey

“My reaction, I mean, I’m kinda scarred. I want to, you know, I want to be able to know more, you know, cause I having a son and I’m about to raise him right in this house so when you guys tell me a dead body, I’m like, you know, I’ve never seen no activity, you know, for nothing bad… I don’t know,” -- Ciera Richter.

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 Post subject: Re: Project: YJTypeR
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Lets hit the trails!

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 Post subject: Re: Project: YJTypeR
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bumpin this up tot he top..... :? ......

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