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Old March 28th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #121
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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


did you get it all the way one ( the wheel ) and it was flush at the back of the hub? Butler is running the same wheels on a HP60, and we had to take the wheels over to ToolMakerPrevo to machine the centers out abit to clear the center of the hub at the base of the studs.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 11:46 PM   #122
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did you get it all the way one ( the wheel ) and it was flush at the back of the hub? Butler is running the same wheels on a HP60, and we had to take the wheels over to ToolMakerPrevo to machine the centers out abit to clear the center of the hub at the base of the studs.
I might have to open the centers up too, not sure yet. I have to get past the caliper first. Thanks for the heads up though
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Old March 30th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #123
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love those tires!!! get to work!
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:53 PM   #124
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Just got my fuel cell adapter ring from Copperhead fab. I'll call them in the morning and ask for a refund. It's like JP fab changed thier name Pics to follow.
Ok where do I start. No bolts, gasket, ect(not advertised on thier site, my bad and not really that big of deal)
Sides don't physically fit together. Having built most everything myself thus far I'm not at all impressed with buying a product that is supposed to be finished and then having to grind to get it to fit together.



Here you can see that they torched over the part that is supposed to fit together inside the tank. I even flipped it over and the 2 pieces don't fit together.

Here you can see where they ran a drill through because the plasma blowout on the back side is so severe.

Being a manufacturing engineer that specializes in machining...... less than impressed is an understatement. Factor thier $10 "handling" charge that they add into thier shipping and I can say that I won't ever be buying any item from them again. They flat out shipped a product where the pieces don't fit together. It takes about 30 seconds from a quality control standpoint to check fitment prior to packaging the final product into a box and they failed to do that. Very dissapointed indeed

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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:48 AM   #125
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doesnt that piss you off when you buy a new item and you have to modify it to work.give them hell, that is not exceptable.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #126
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come on slacker where are the updates
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #127
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Didn't get any pictures over the weekend. I reinforced the front frame on the inside of the frame where I cut it. I welded my 14B truss corners. I decided to lay the 14B in one more time before burning everything home. I moved the front D60 into place and finish welded the upper together and tacked it in place. I finished welding my rear links and am using them to get the front together. Don't really have any more than that, only worked on it on saturday. Our CTOR meet and greet on saturday night did CTB2 and I in . I started burning my lower links in on Sunday morning and stopped because I was doing more harm that good in the state that I was in I did find out that my rims have a 1/4" lip inside the mounting bore that impead mounting the rims on a ford D60 front. CTB2 took that lip off to match the rest of the bore and the rims fit now. So I have to modify the other 3 rims and I can mount tires. Not really looking forward to that That's about it for updates. I'll be working on it all weekend this weekend though so hopefully I have front and rear axles under it come sunday afternoon
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #128
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from what I have seen of their products, copperhead fab is a few rednecks that figured out how to program a cnc plasma and think they can run a business.... I have been less than impressed by anything they have done.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #129
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As far as the rims and mounting the tires, i was thinking about it after i left sunday and i don't is it being much of a problem. When you want me to come over and do it
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Old April 15th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #130
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As far as the rims and mounting the tires, i was thinking about it after i left sunday and i don't is it being much of a problem. When you want me to come over and do it
When I get the other 3 rims roughed out. I have to pull a lift off the cherokee tomorrow night. I'll probably be working on the rims friday night after a guy picks up parts. Should be able to mount tires saturday sometime
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Old April 15th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #131
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When I get the other 3 rims roughed out. I have to pull a lift off the cherokee tomorrow night. I'll probably be working on the rims friday night after a guy picks up parts. Should be able to mount tires saturday sometime
i work saturday during the daytop out once off work
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Old April 15th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #132
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #133
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should i post pics of my copperhead beadlocks ?? i will give him props on hi customer service though.. i called him after i received my 1st batch. and told him how fucked up they were.. looked like a pissed off 4 yr old cut them out with a hacksaw.. Edges were all Slag holes had been drilled to clear the slag like yours and none lined up.. i got 2 or 3 different sizes.. ( i realize outers are a little bigger) so i called him and said i cant use this crap.. and i have a trip planning where i need these next weekend.. he was on the phone calling me the next day to verify everything with me as they reprogrammed their machine and cut me out another batch which were at my door 2 days later..
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #134
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should i post pics of my copperhead beadlocks ?? i will give him props on hi customer service though.. i called him after i received my 1st batch. and told him how fucked up they were.. looked like a pissed off 4 yr old cut them out with a hacksaw.. Edges were all Slag holes had been drilled to clear the slag like yours and none lined up.. i got 2 or 3 different sizes.. ( i realize outers are a little bigger) so i called him and said i cant use this crap.. and i have a trip planning where i need these next weekend.. he was on the phone calling me the next day to verify everything with me as they reprogrammed their machine and cut me out another batch which were at my door 2 days later..
That's cool that they hooked you up. I hardly doubt I'm the first person to buy thier fuel cell ring though. I don't think it's a matter of positioning, it's a matter of quality, well specifically the lack there of. When I purchase a product from a company, I just want to install it and go. Since the sides of this ring don't fit together, I can't install it therefore the manufacturer didn't fulfill thier obligation IMO. If I wanted to do all that work to design it, I'd quote it and have it made local instead This isn't a set of DIY fenders, it's a fuel cell ring that slides together inside a hole and traps the fuel sender unit to fuel cell. It shouldn't be grind to fit . To top it all off, it was $19 in shipping and "handling" to get this thing to my house. It'd be $4 to ship with USPS. $15 handling fee? I will not buy another product from Copperhead Fab. shotty quality, $19 shipping and handling for a $55.20 item that fits in an envelope. That's just my opinion based on my experience.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #135
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i will not buy from copperhead either but i was glad to see them take care of their mess up..
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Old April 20th, 2009, 01:29 PM   #136
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Ended up at work for 14.5 hrs saturday on my dime(love being salaried ) so I was only able to work for about 4 hrs on sunday
I tore my work from last sunday back out and touched that up. Then I put the front lowers on the frame, tacked the front upper into position and aligned my tabs at the axle end to get rid of some bolt bind. I mocked my steering back into place and started working on putting my steering box in its final resting place. I have to fill the holes for the frame crossmember still. Drilling and placing the mount for the steering box through the side of the frame hole was sweet I cut the steering shaft and mocked that back together for now so I could see my steering shaft angle. I'll have to put that back together a little more formally at a later date. I have to put a trackbar on the front and get material to put my steering together yet. It's coming along.........very.....very....very slowly
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Going to be another 2 weeks before I can work on it again too
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #137
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I cut the material for my front control arms friday night. I notched and welded those together saturday morning. The rest of the day saturday was spent pulling the drivetrain out of my cherokee. Sold the engine and t-case so that had to come out. Sunday I sent the cherokee engine on it's way. Then I painted and assembled my front arms. I pulled my rear arms(that were used to mock the front in) and replaced with the front arms. I had to pull the axle 1" toward the body for the steering to clear the pitman arm. It's at a WB of 103" right now best I can tell. I made my front axle side spring perches sunday as well but I'm not really happy with them. I used 2 pieces of 1/4x3x3 angle iron, welded them together then put a piece of 3/16x1x1 angle iron under the perches across the center of the 2 others to keep the 2 pieces from folding up. Structurally I don't see a problem, cosmeticly, yuck . I also cut and tacked up my track bar but I need to get the spring perches in place so I can design/make my axle side track bar bracket. Hoping to make more progress next weekend. I might be on unemployment in a week due to the Chrylser situation so we'll see how things go. Only pic I snapped from this weekend. Not much to show for the amount of work.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #138
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doesnt that piss you off when you buy a new item and you have to modify it to work.give them hell, that is not exceptable.

dood thats my whole fawking rig
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #139
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Square spring perches really bothered me so I went back tonight and borrowed a design from Ballistic fab and reworked them a little. I guess I can't say it's mostly function as this was all cosmetic. I'm not 100% happy with the way they turned out but I like the look now alot more than what I had



Ended up having to use the plasma to finish so they aren't as symmetric as I would hope. I bought this thing 3 yrs ago for $12. It's built 2 xj bumpers, xj sliders, 1 TJ bumper, cut all the brackets ect for this build...........I'm happy I got my monies out of it. It decided to let the smoke out tonight. I'm happy with how this one held up for $12 but I won't be buying another like it. I could damn near stop it by hand and it sounded like a vacuum

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The closest thing Alro had for a drop for a tie rod was 1.75x.375 wall.........it's beefy overkill but I won't have to worry about hydro assist bending it I just hope it clears the aftermarket D60 cover without any "custom" clearance.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #140
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time to fork out some dough for a better grinder.
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