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Old April 27th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Helping my friend do some upgrades to his yj. Started as a bolt on 4" lift with 33's locked front and rear jeep. Was a nice wheeler but the body was getting rough and he wanted to go one tons.

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79 dana 60 front. 538 with detroit
14 bolt rear disc brake 538 with detroit
replace back half of frame and stretch wheel base with xj leafs
shackle flip in front
hydro assist steering
comp cut new body and run 37's for now. Its still a 4 banger.

The tear down.



Before cutting the frame.



New rear frame section installed.



Outer fish plate.



Inner fish plate.



13 bolt ready to go in.



Rear axle in.



Front axle in with shackle flip.



Traction bar mount on the frame side.



That brings it up to date. Drove this into the garage three weeks ago and hope to have it wheeling in another three weeks.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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looks like a good start, keep it going.
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That's a lot of progress quick. Looks good.
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Thanks. Got the traction bar and mount welded up today. Pulled the rear axle and burned in all the mounts. Painted the frame and axle and got it back together. Ready for the new body to go on.





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Done yet?


Is it going to be ready for the 18th at R&V?
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Ya shooting to have it done for r&v. Need to finish this and I have joejeep's buggy at my shop to finish a trans swap so that can go the 18th.
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Ya shooting to have it done for r&v. Need to finish this and I have joejeep's buggy at my shop to finish a trans swap so that can go the 18th.
Great, I am looking forward to that weekend!
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he does really nice work!
even on my dumpster fire of a toy!
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Starting to look like a jeep again. Some pics of the front section of cage I made and tied into the frame.



B pillar frame tie.





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Starting to look like a jeep again. Some pics of the front section of cage I made and tied into the frame.



B pillar frame tie.






I need that mod to my cage. Want to shoot me a price to bend and weld that to mine?
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