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Old February 27th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #341
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I'm planning on taking that route as well.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #342
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looking good

its a beautiful thing to finish a frame flipped rather than laying on your back eating dust and sparks.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #343
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Heres another thing that I think I'm going to do for my rear bumper. I think it will look pretty cool on my rig, plus I like the added clearence around the bumper. The Orange is just where I will be welding.


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Old March 16th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #344
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Heres a small update because I have had to set my jeep aside for my dads
M38A1. But heres a pic of my hitch and I will be adding some more gussets and so forth.



I added these plates (.135") for some added support because my new body mount and my cage tie-in will be on these plates. They will be fully welded aswell. I just didnt want to over heat the steel.


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Old March 16th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #345
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you are going to have problems with that trailer hitch..... your pin is too far back. the rear gusset "looks" cool but there isnt a need for it unless you are using .120" wall tube and if you are using .120 wall tube for a bumper then you will be having bigger issues come up.

when you do your "stitch" welds you should mark with a sharpie or a little tack where to start and stop after measuring the points so the welds turn out the same length
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Old March 17th, 2009, 06:35 AM   #346
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i did mark out the welds from each side than put a small one in the middle. Yes on some of them I went a little longer and shorter.. But Im still learning.

I think it will hold up I have seen it on some other rigs with no issue with less support, plus I dont plan on being stuck ever..
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Old March 17th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #347
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when you do your "stitch" welds you should mark with a sharpie or a little tack where to start and stop after measuring the points so the welds turn out the same length
Why? Is the asthetics or appearance more important then penetration? yes, I said penetrate.


Benny, rig looks good. I'll get back to you about your PM.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #348
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Alright everyone, here is what I have been doing for the last few months,

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This is something that my dad has organized and is leading and hes talking this:



All the way across the country, so while he has been planning I got the lucky task for checking everything, changing fluids and preparing the soft top and adding some things to make the 3500+ miles drive a little more comfortable.

As well as working on the willies Jeep, we bought this trailer (has wooden sides and floor but removed it for cleaning) for $500 bucks.


Adding hide-away ramps


Tandem electric brakes

Other little goodies.


Still need to add some other parts to the trailer than its golden and when my dads gone for the month I have a empty garage to work on my jeep.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #349
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with all due respect this Jeep is WAYYY cooler than your Jeep
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Old April 17th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #350
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My dad tells me that everytime we talk about the jeeps, hes comment for everything has been;
"your jeep might be able to climb rocks and waterfalls and go fast in the dunes BUT, my jeep won a war."
I found out this little guy, even with 4 clyinders is a blast to drive on and off the road. IF you see me in Clarkston driving it honk your horn.. I'll wave.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #351
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not to be a complete & total douche nozzle but i dont think that Jeep won any wars.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #352
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You are correct, this jeep was built 7 years after. Butttttt its a army jeep and that still counts.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #353
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not to be a complete & total douche nozzle but i dont think that Jeep won any wars.
I'd bet M38A1 has won plenty of wars....just none that the USA was involved in. They made a crap-ton of those things and left them on just about every continent, some South American dictator or resistance group is probably waging war from the seat of one right now.
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You are correct, this jeep was built 7 years after. Butttttt its a army jeep and that still counts.
haha ya i was just trying to be an ass, military vehicles FTW!!!
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haha ya i was just trying to be an ass, military vehicles FTW!!!
fiqured so after I was being an ass in the stroker thread.. LOL.. Its understandable so dont worry.
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so have you figured out how you're going to get the ramps out after you put the deck back on?
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Old April 18th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #357
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so have you figured out how you're going to get the ramps out after you put the deck back on?
That is where the "hide away" part comes in
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what ? everyone else did it..
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