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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #101
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Started prepping for today. Got the 60 out of the way, the spring buckets cut off and cleaned up.




Soon to be spring perches




Paul and I took this off last weekend. I hate this bracket........hate it.

Hate it....................
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Old March 16th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #102
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Weekend update:
Saturday cut the frame and straightened it out. I was working on my uphill weave(think that's what it's called). I normally run my weave downhill but I've read that it's stronger if you run uphill with it. I figure I'm going to add support either way so I might as well see what all the fuss is about. Nevermind the random welding on the frame, I was filling in cut marks I'm just a johnny backyard welder so any critism/pointers are appreciated . Welds were done with a Lincoln 140 something 110V welder. I'll be doing all my final welding with a Lincoln Powermig 210.


Before the second chop


Uphill on the other side:

Inside

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Spent Sunday taking my Cherokee apart. It went for it's final ride Saturday with stock tires on it. It will be missed It's motivation though because I'm wheelerless until I get the TJ on the road/trails.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #103
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it sucks not being able to wheel thats my issue too... Im having offroad withdrawls.....
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Old March 17th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #104
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Seriously, no comments on my welding? Must be no one reading this stuff Few more from the weekend:
After putting it all back together


Mocked the 8274 in also, going to be about 3/8" from the grill to the back of the winch, I like that spacing

While I can remember, I notched 1.25" from the cut closest to the firewall and 1" from the cut closest to the front bumper. The one closest to the front bumper is the hardest to put back together because of the upside down welding

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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #105
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #106
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #107
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wow i cant believe you were able to straighten the frame that nicely. not you personally , just in general. i think the welds look pretty good. i'd definitely add in some plates though.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #108
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Plates for sure. I'm thinking 3/16" or 1/4" down one side all the way back to the motor mounts on each frame rail. Looking at it, IMO, the best way to do it would be to cut it off on it's way up to the motor mounts and replace from there. I didn't feel that ambitiuos. I was surprised it ended up as straight as is did. The fancy laser level said it was within .1 deg from one side to the other......unfortunately I know I have more angle than that in the concrete so it's...........sort of straight
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Old March 18th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #109
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the frame rails look pretty good.... 3/16" would be plenty for a plate on the frame... you could probably get away with 1/8" and not have to worry. I'd put it on the inside only so you dont screw up the clean factory looking frame on the outside.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #110
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The plate that used along my frame rail was .135". I did in on the outside of the frame because I have to make a new body mount and cage mount in that area and my frame has seen better days.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #111
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the frame rails look pretty good....
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Old March 25th, 2009, 01:31 PM   #112
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Old March 25th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #113
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Nope Parts in route, I'll update once stuff starts coming in.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #114
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Old March 27th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #115
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Acted like a little kid when I got home from work today
RCI fuel cell 2161A showed up from ebay yesterday
TJ fuel cell adapter from Copperhead fab in route, $19 to ship a fuel cell ring
Front and Rear diff covers, 7/8 heims with adapters and jam nuts in route from http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/ $10 to ship all that
Tyres showed up today ntwonline.com running a special
Rims also showed up today ebay special on those too.
Tires are 16/40-16 Interco LTB's at 101lbs/tire
Rims are GM stock aluminum beadlocks made by Hutchison and weigh 48lbs on the scale.




Happy Camper........XJ gone, parts here........doesn't look like much does it
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Old March 27th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #116
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Just put the rims on the D60 front. Going to have to grind about 1/16" off one little section of the caliper. I knew it was going to be tight, I'm actually surprised they clear as well as they do
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:49 AM   #117
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Your lucky the tires are to small or I would have to pull a aj hall on your ass

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Sweet selection of parts though
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Old March 28th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #118
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Your lucky the tires are to small or I would have to pull a aj hall on your ass

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Sweet selection of parts though
I locked my stuff in case AJ reads this thread
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Old March 28th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #119
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those are some sweet rims. I'm jealous of the tire selection, too.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #120
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those are some sweet rims. I'm jealous of the tire selection, too.
Thanks, I'm still working out how I'm going to put a "rock ring" on the rims. I'll start another thread for that brainstorming session though
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