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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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starting the rebuild of my offroad rig ive had for ~4 yrs. going from mud to rocks

here it is day one all it had was 3" body lift i6 ax15 bald m/t claws
it was built and 3 linked and soa on 35's last year but now its time to go bigger

starting the tear down


stripped down to bare frame

dana 60 front just finished welding the brakets on

spool for the 14 bolt

shaved 14 bolt spool installed

tub before prepping for impact orange paint


chevy 5.3 and sm465 to be mated with the np231

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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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dana 60 with ballistics high steer arms

frame all cleaned up and painted in satan black with the crossmember/ skidplate i built out of 1x2 square tube 1/4" plate steel and 1/4" angle iron for support

here is the cross member i drilled the bottom holes bigger than the top and used allen head bolts so the bolt is recessed into the skid plate

here i have the motor trans and t-case mounted and rear axle in along with 2 of the 40" creepy crawler with some diy beadlocks
then just last week i got the dana 60 bolted up trac bar made and all the small things buttoned up and rolled it out to paint the tub


you can see how i mounted the rear shackles using trail gear creeper joints for the shackle mount.

painted the tub yesterday and today put it on the frame and mounted my metalcloak fenders these things are well worth the money as they give you not only vertical clearance but forward clearance too


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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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where's the "not so typical" part ??
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #4
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where's the "not so typical" part ??
I was going to be nice and not say anything but that's what I was wondering.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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looks good
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Old December 29th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #7
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where's the "not so typical" part ??
because its not a rusted beat hacked up yj but its not immaculately built by a guy making 6 digits that just sends it off to a shop to be built either.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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just got knee surgery wed. which slowed up the process but still got a couple of things done this weekend.
shock hoops welded in as well as wiring harness installed

steering moved 2.5" forward (its not touching just looks like it)

cleaned up the unnecessary wiring in the cab mainly radio. started wiring the switches, power, and ignition.

also painted the grill. here is an overall pic of where i sit. still need to bridge the shock hoops tho.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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not bashing your thread or anything but why did you mount the engine so high? link clearance? It just seams really high. Looks like a fun project tho. ill keep an eye on this one.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #10
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not bashing your thread or anything but why did you mount the engine so high? link clearance? It just seams really high. Looks like a fun project tho. ill keep an eye on this one.
Really? I don't think it looks high. I'll take a closer look at mine.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #11
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not bashing your thread or anything but why did you mount the engine so high? link clearance? It just seams really high. Looks like a fun project tho. ill keep an eye on this one.

That's how a 5.3 will sit. Not much room between the plastic cover and the hood.
Nice lookin YJ.
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That's how a 5.3 will sit. Not much room between the plastic cover and the hood.
Nice lookin YJ.
hmm. i guess ive never seen one. I just thought it looked high because of how close it is to the hood and considering it has a body lift. looks good anyways... continue lol

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Old January 6th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #13
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How well did the anti wrap set up work in the rear? Doesnt look like it would have much leverage, but i guess looks can be decieving.

btw: good looking build
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Frame and motor height based off of a Yj. Once the plastic was on the hood only cleared by 3 or 4 inches.

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Old January 6th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #15
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I was going to be nice and not say anything but that's what I was wondering.
it's the "built not bought" sticker...that lets you know this guy is the real deal! What is does for me is let me know this guy can't afford to buy it. I bet he thinks he can make homemade McDonalds cheese burgers too!
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looks good. on your 14 bolt shave. are you going to modify the stock cover or buy an aftermarket one?

mine looked the same as yours the 1st time i shaved and plated one. without adding at least one hole down low i could not get it to seal. I added 2 small holes near the corners where the plate is welded to the housing. i made a custom cover out of 3/16" plate and it sealed great after that.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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How well did the anti wrap set up work in the rear? Doesnt look like it would have much leverage, but i guess looks can be decieving.

btw: good looking build
its not done yet but i will take pics once done its not a typically designed anti wrap bar its a really cool design that doesnt hinder flex at all i think most ppl call it a bam bar.

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not bashing your thread or anything but why did you mount the engine so high? link clearance? It just seams really high. Looks like a fun project tho. ill keep an eye on this one.
it was so i could get the right tcase output shaft angle with the tummy tuck.

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looks good. on your 14 bolt shave. are you going to modify the stock cover or buy an aftermarket one?

mine looked the same as yours the 1st time i shaved and plated one. without adding at least one hole down low i could not get it to seal. I added 2 small holes near the corners where the plate is welded to the housing. i made a custom cover out of 3/16" plate and it sealed great after that.
i was going to buy a blue torch fab builders kit.

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it's the "built not bought" sticker...that lets you know this guy is the real deal! What is does for me is let me know this guy can't afford to buy it. I bet he thinks he can make homemade McDonalds cheese burgers too!
pretty quick to judge someone arent we. i could easily pay to have a shop do it 5 times over but why when i have the ability to do so myself after work.
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Who the hell welded those hoops on? those welds look like shit!!
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