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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #261
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I can't believe this poop pile isn't done yet
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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #262
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I haven't check this in a few months due to the new baby. Glad to see you are still making progress. Congrats on the new job.
Thanks, I'm very fortunate to find a job with the economy the way it is.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #263
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so what all do you have left to do ?

seems like youre on the down hill side of it -
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #264
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so what all do you have left to do ?

seems like youre on the down hill side of it -
I have to pay someone to do tube work, you wouldn't happen to know of anyone would you?

The list(I'm sure I'm forgetting things too)
-Mount radiator and source hoses
-Make mounts for hydro assist
-Remove AC compressor and make mount for 2nd alternator
-Tear axles down, buy gears and lockers, reassemble with disc brake kit
-Notch tub to make room for front driveshaft
-Twin stick D300 and make shifters
-Pull drivetrain, modify holes in Ax-15 for D300, finalize tranny mount.
-Run brake lines and modify master cylinder if needed.
-Run exhaust
-Solder 4 wires for fuel pump, run evap hose from rollover valve.
-Flat skid
-Source and modify driveshafts
-Cut and install rear corner guards

And then I still need to pay someone or buy a bender and do the tubework for the front end and cage.
It's a shorter list but still a ton of work to be done.

Weekend progress included getting tabs welded onto my radiator, finishing rear bumpstops, modifying rear fuel cell cover and filler area and welded in my rear shock mounts.

Front bump cans cut off, shortened, and welded in place in the rear with my turned down chevy bumpstops to allow the springs to move.


Modified fuel cell cover to allow fuel fill from the wheel well. If it doesn't work out, I'll run a hose to the actual fender and install the stock filler into the corner guard.


Saved $45 by not buying the 45 deg RCI fuel filler, they're mild steel anyway.......cut, weld, paint.



So yeah, little by little still.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 04:54 AM   #265
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yea, i guess youve got a little ways to go - at least you have well defined line items (ie. the list is "actual size" )

pm me on the tube work if you want to talk - otherwise maybe you should get Paul and S.Hembree to chip in on a bender - the way they go at it - they really need cages



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Old December 13th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #266
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I have the radiator mounted to the grill. What a mess. The grill is warped and twisted from the accident so I had to use the bfm to beat a couple things back into place


Looking for a way to secure the Taurus fan to the radiator still. Not much but it's progress.

Need to look into pulling the AC compressor and adding another alternator.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #267
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Well if the slack jawed local wouldn't steal what little spare time you have to help him with his project my core support is about done and gonna start on the fenders shortly.
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Well if the slack jawed local wouldn't steal what little spare time you have to help him with his project my core support is about done and gonna start on the fenders shortly.
Hey, I talked that guy into cutting his frame up, the least I can do is help him figure out how to put it all back together
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Old December 26th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #269
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Buying a tube bender..........working toward a 2013 finish date now
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Old December 27th, 2009, 06:32 AM   #270
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Buying a tube bender..........working toward a 2013 finish date now
2010 sounds better
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:45 PM   #271
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Got back to it over the weekend. I picked up a tubing bender. Needs a little work and I have to order a die set but it'll work

I worked on modifying the cab to allow the front driveshaft to spin freely. I hate the undercoating they put on vehicles, it pulled up into my puddle and made welding a pain in the a$$.

Shift rails are under the front output, shifters are going to suck!



New years day I decided to keep it simple for obvious reasons, made it 6 hrs into 2010 before throwing up

I pulled the 14B out and got that sitting for gears and teardown. I also cleaned up a bit the 1st.
Worked on hydro assist mount today. Not much room to say the least. CTB2's hobbled ass came over to check things out today, damn he's old
Made mounts:


Had to make room for the ram to go through at full bump:





As it sits now.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:49 PM   #272
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old broken is more like it

I see you must of got your second or 10th wind after I left
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:16 PM   #273
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hey - nice progress, looking good

hope you had a fume mask handy for the floorboard work, ya dont want that shat in your lungs



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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #274
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hope you had a fume mask handy for the floorboard work, ya dont want that shat in your lungs



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The way the shop isn't vented, it's hard to get away from that stuff. I had the doors open and pulled my head out of there when I saw the white smoke
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:45 AM   #275
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i read it the other day but i dont remember if you had a set of fenders for it. whats you plans for fenders? whats the take on the ltb's so far. i know you havent wheeled them but how do they compare to a tsl side by side. we all have wheeled them and are a harder rubber. are they a harder or softer rubber. i will be doing alot of my tj like yours as well. alot of thought went into this i can see, its coming to gather well.
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i read it the other day but i dont remember if you had a set of fenders for it. whats you plans for fenders? whats the take on the ltb's so far. i know you havent wheeled them but how do they compare to a tsl side by side. we all have wheeled them and are a harder rubber. are they a harder or softer rubber. i will be doing alot of my tj like yours as well. alot of thought went into this i can see, its coming to gather well.
You'd have to ask CTB2 about the tires. I liked the 33x13.5 LTB's I had on my XJ. I hope to be able to use these before they dry rot. As for fenders, the set I have are smashed. I'm not sure if I'm going to try to use the inner fenders or not, I haven't decided a direction up there yet. Once I get my bender put together I'll start playing and see what I come up with.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:37 AM   #277
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if you had to guess how much lift over stock are you with the 40s?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #278
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80" tall, 83.5" wide. Belly is at 20-21" I'm not sure where that is relative to stock height.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #279
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D60 Thick RR 5.38 gears, 14B Thick 5.38's, 35 spline D60 lockrite, a spare set of drive pins and 2 14B crush sleeves on the way. $681 to the door
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #280
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thats a good deal there. where did you order from?
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