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Old November 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #181
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yea the plates are made of cast iron.. there are many cases of them cracking down the middle.. Im not sure which co. it is but someone on pirate under the venders makes them out of a better metal..
That would be Swag Offroad I believe. Lots of DIY stuff from them.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #182
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Front brakes hooked up and everything works. I will do the line lock if I have time. I need to reattach the lines to the frame now.

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Old December 8th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #183
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Found the left front caliper leaking today, I hope I got it sealed up now. I am scared to torque on the banjo bolt any more than I have.

The new U-joint to get the steering shaft in proper working order came, so I have parts to install.



It RUNS! Even on 3 year old skunky gas.

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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #184
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OK Apparently I have no clue what the shaft size of my Steering box is. 2nd U-joint came for the input shaft and it doesn't fit either. I thought it was a 3/4" 30 or 36 spline, but neither fits. Looks like I have to send yet another one back. They are both too small.

Adam stopped by and we got more stuff done...

New front shackles



One new rear shackle



The other... ugh.



We also got the new Lokar shifter in, and Adam fixed/modified my t-case shifter to be a LOT nicer.










Cleaned out 'the shed' as Adam has come to call it.

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Old June 21st, 2012, 03:28 PM   #185
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Well it has been the 4 month gap on working on it so lets do some wrenching
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #186
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This needs it's yearly bump

Hopefully I will get my hands on this in a week or two and finally complete the build
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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #187
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Well it made it to the new shop without being parted out or sold... maybe I can finish it now with more room. Just need motivation.

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Old November 27th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #188
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I will buy it with out the engine/trans. I need a new YJ.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 12:09 AM   #189
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Over 2 yrs later we finally got the shackles finished and a few other odds today
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Old April 28th, 2014, 09:22 AM   #190
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Over 2 yrs later we finally got the shackles finished and a few other odds today
Yep, back to work. Much easier with a shop you can move in and find tools when you need them

New bushings in the frame and shackles





New steering shaft installed



Lock outs finally installed. Took forever because the stub shaft had to be removed because it was hitting a ball joint grease zerk making it off center. Glad to find out about it now.





To do:
Re-plumb transmission
Weld in floor board
Weld in patch under the jeep embossment
Rebuild rear driveshaft
Bolt up torque converter
Clean up what ever other messes we find (likely mostly electrical)

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Old April 30th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #191
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Well it made it to the new shop without being parted out or sold... maybe I can finish it now with more room. Just need motivation.

Kudos! Still need to button up the engine swap in mine. We have to be some of the longest standing yj owners on here
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Old October 25th, 2014, 05:06 PM   #192
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Got somewhat motivated today and Adam came and helped

















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Old October 26th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #193
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Got some more done tonight







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Goal is driveable by Snowfari, and wheelable by next year. I have said that before though.

I would love to have it for Snowfari, but would be scared to have that be a shake down run.
Hopefully will this coming one knock on wood
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You really want heat for once don't you

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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #196
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And not bouncing off the hard top when you hit shit lol
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And not bouncing off the hard top when you hit shit lol
Well buckle your seat belt silly, that's why we put them in.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #198
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Mounted the transmission and air lines

Also turned it over for the first time in a long while



Hopefully moving soon.

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Old December 7th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #199
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Needs updates @jeepfreak81
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Patience the huge video took awhile to upload.

Fuel lines hooked up, trans lines had a small leak



Shocks on front welded up



Running like it was just parked yesterday

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