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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:30 PM   #61
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Bryce would have to answer exact but I think we went about 5 & 5. There is nothing stock about the steering. Yes, reversed.

Since we redid the frame, I can't say whether the tank had good fit to the OEM mounts. I felt the fit & finish was simply OK. It was not deburred anywhere, it still had drill chips inside and the hose fittings were just straight tube without any bulbs or barbs.
I said "stock style" as in box, arm, drag link ect as opposed to full hydro. I know with stock its tough to get more than a few inches and I know you couldnt push the rear back 10 inches or anything but with the reversed arm I didnt know if there was a minimum distance you needed to push it forward. I am thinking of making my own tank with whatever room I have left under there and I was curious as to how you liked it. With making your rear frame half (as I'm doing) I dont really need one that mounts in the stock location.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:38 PM   #62
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It's hard to get more than 1" of front stretch with the steering box in the stock location and highsteer. If your willing to run a flat pitman arm and limit your bump you can get maybe 3 comfortably.

I moved my box 4" forward to get 4.5" stretch. Seemed like the best option to me.

Looks like he is running an astro box, tilted flat, with a flat pitman arm. Should work well.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:42 PM   #63
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Frame will not break, Jim is soft core
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 05:48 AM   #64
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Looks like he is running an astro box, tilted flat, with a flat pitman arm. Should work well.
you got it, the box is right up against the radiator so that's what limited the front stretch, I think it ended up being about 5.5 in the front and 5 or so in the rear....

it ended up a little wider than I would have liked on the iroks but that is easily fixable. it's 82" to the outside of the 37" iroks. with my dads creep's it's ~80"
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 05:51 AM   #65
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It's a Koz tank.

Gotcha Tab. Yes, hydro assist, not full hydro.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 10:34 AM   #66
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Frame will not break, Jim is soft core
What are you saying?

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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #67
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so after dumping another 6 hours into the rear axle last night I did some rough math and there is easily over 40 hours into just the rear axle.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #68
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so after dumping another 6 hours into the rear axle last night I did some rough math and there is easily over 40 hours into just the rear axle.
He's bucking for more money.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #69
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He's bucking for more money.

You should have hired Ian and Jesse from Xtreme 4x4, they coulda done it in a half hour, and your Jeep would be famous.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #70
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You should have hired Ian and Jesse from Xtreme 4x4, they coulda done it in a half hour, and your Jeep would be famous.
they got nothin' on us
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #71
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #72
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #73
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Looks nice, good clean work.

What rear shafts did you end up buying? What's in the Hi9?
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #74
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Looks nice, good clean work.

What rear shafts did you end up buying? What's in the Hi9?
thanks!

moser 35 spliner's, the hi-9 has 4.88's and a spool with a 1350 yoke
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Old April 24th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #75
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Old April 24th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #76
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Gotta love the weldability of a 9". Looks great (again) How long till the shocks are tuned and its bustin bugs?
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Old April 24th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #77
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Looks like crap and you missed so painting up by the pinion on the 60:miff:


Good job, Nice and clean looking
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #78
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Whats the oldest coffee can you have back there?

Oh yeah, the Jeep is looking good. I retract my prior statement.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #79
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Very nice, out of everything I bet making all this fit was the head scratcher.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:56 AM   #80
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Very nice, out of everything I bet making all this fit was the head scratcher.
Oh yeah! If I was paying him by the hour to sit on his ass and look at it, I would have to remortgage my house.

Tab, the target was to make snofari. I think if we keep going, we'll make it. Just not shure whether it will be 09 or 10. Actually, if the driveshafts show up next week, we may try to roll it out next weekend. Still gotta take it for the exhaust though.

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