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Old August 2nd, 2007, 10:23 PM   #141
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BOOM SHACKA LACKA....

Putting the pig gig shoes on.... I *think* it will be ready!







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Old August 5th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #142
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I was notified today my sisters wedding day is the same day as pig gig... I won't be going

on the upside I drove the jeep 85 miles today.

Better new shoes pics...





Adam and I re-worked the rear bumper....





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Old August 5th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #143
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I'm no rocket scientist, but what happens if someone rear ends you with that gas tank on the back?
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Old August 6th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #144
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I'm no rocket scientist, but what happens if someone rear ends you with that gas tank on the back?
Same thing that happened 60 years ago when they mounted them there. It may ignite, it may not. It doesn't see a heckuva lot of road time, I'm not worried about it
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:44 PM   #145
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Flatty got a new friend!!

Flatty pulls it great... even in THE most torrential rainstorm I have ever driven in, with no wipers no less :roll:R)

The guy ran over an hour late to meet me to pick it up, but said if we didn't do it tonight I wouldn't be able to get it for a week as he was heading out of town for a few days. I waited and the darker it got (sunny when we left) it was lightening like crazy and 2 miles from home it came in buckets... the jeep was full of water and draining out the holes guess they work R)R)





























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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #146
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So, is a paint job on the agenda for Winter or Spring then, Jacob?

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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #147
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So, is a paint job on the agenda for Winter or Spring then, Jacob?

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The real paint for the jeep hopefully will be painted by mid-late fall. As for now
Adam was a smartass and painted it aluminum color :tonka: It's bling.

Buying stuff I really don't need like a trailer and an engagement ring set me back a bit :tonka: :tonka:

We started a transmission swap last night... but it didn't go so well, so the T86 is going back in now instead of the t-14, though I am still changing a t-case to the twin sticked one.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #148
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Was that your flatty at unlimited sat.?? did not get chance to say Hi. you spent a lot of the time on the coarse you did great
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Old August 26th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #149
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Was that your flatty at unlimited sat.?? did not get chance to say Hi. you spent a lot of the time on the coarse you did great
Ya that was him. I was leaving has Jake showed up...so I didn't get a chance to see him run the course.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #150
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Ya that was him. I was leaving has Jake showed up...so I didn't get a chance to see him run the course.
Yep that was me... you didn't miss much, I couldn't do the really big hill, at least I didn't want to try without a full cage once I got it all up in there...

The first time I tried it the clutch linkage came apart, I fixed it and then played in the rest of the course all day, I just could not do the bigger rock pile out of the three.

Carnage: 1 bent tie rod :tonka:

I think CC jinxed me when he asked if it was one ton equipment :tonka: :tonka:

Thanks to Skooter-built for letting me borrow a 1/2" wrench to fix it, and thanks to Unlimited Offroad for the washers to space the clutch linkage out

I will have to take some pics, but Adam and I did a $5 rattle can paint job just to take it out there :tonka:

I should have my pics from the course though when we go get our camera today, we stopped at my parents and forgot it on the
way home




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Old August 27th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #151
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Shake down run at UORC ! More pics!!

Front lugs loosened up on me on the way there -- they have been torqued 3X ???












Then the linkage came apart,got it out using the starter and finesse






Fixed and going again:
This one wanted to drive...











this guy (kid) begged for a ride through the course













VERY good time
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #152
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On this site to now > Just saying hello and you should have gone wheelin with us in Leota/Harrison this last weekend. I want to wheel with anouther Flatty in the bunch. Its nice being the only cool jeep though
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #153
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On this site to now > Just saying hello and you should have gone wheelin with us in Leota/Harrison this last weekend. I want to wheel with anouther Flatty in the bunch. Its nice being the only cool jeep though
It will come soon enough, I want most of the bugs worked out before I trail ride it. I need to fix the t-case levers because they keep popping out of the shift rails, and real paint to seal up the steel first. I don't want to be the guy holding everyone else up

The Fiancee had me looking at wedding/reception locations all weekend :tonka:
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Old September 9th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #154
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Adam made me get motivated to do some work again, so here is what we did on Saturday...

The loops for the trailer chains -- courtesy of an old TJ swaybar.



The towbar mount/D-ring mounts, connected to the frame, the bumper is just a cover.




Beefed up the front frame, when we got it all apart you could tell the left front frame rail was moving -- pretty certain this was the cause of the 'wandering', the Saginaw swap was causing it... the original Ross steering didn't put that stress on the frame rail.

New 1/4" angle iron crossmember, also serves as a mount for the d-ring/towbar mounts.



First "real" load for the trailer, going to go burn it all at my parents property today.



Now to figure out why it's getting 'loose' on deceleration. I think it is the spring bushings.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 03:37 PM   #155
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I didn't make you do shit. I just wanted to play with my new plasma cutter :miff:
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Old September 9th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #156
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looken good!

i realy like the way you did the front blinkers.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #157
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I didn't make you do shit. I just wanted to play with my new plasma cutter :miff:
Like I said you motivated me... by letting me play with the new toy :tonka:
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Old November 10th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #158
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The new shoes look good
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #159
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The new shoes look good
I can feel EVERY lug hit the pavement. They seem to wheel ok though :tonka: I drove through the trenches the sewer cleaner truck left in the sideyard (~3.5 feet deep) :tonka: :tonka:

Pics in the daylight tomorrow
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Old November 11th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #160
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These are what we had to cut top one being the worst.



before:



After: Have to tie back the PS hoses...



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