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Old September 18th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #41
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good choice on joints... I would not build a rig with heims again
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with rubber mounted uppers like that. to locate your axle cented in the vehicle. arnt you worried about the bushing flex causing your axle to move more side to side when you turn or when you side load your suspension.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #42
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with rubber mounted uppers like that. to locate your axle cented in the vehicle. arnt you worried about the bushing flex causing your axle to move more side to side when you turn or when you side load your suspension.
I am going full hydro, so I won't be putting that side load from steering on it. I am not really considered with a little bit of movement as I won't be driving it on the road. If I was going to drive it on the road, I would probably use plastic bushings. I have run all poly bushings in my rear suspension for a LONG time and have had really good luck with longevity and have not had any issues.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #43
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Updates!

Rear Frame before:


Rear after:


Capped:


Cut off the sliders and cleaned up the prepped the frame for the boat sides:
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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #44
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I am going full hydro, so I won't be putting that side load from steering on it. I am not really considered with a little bit of movement as I won't be driving it on the road. If I was going to drive it on the road, I would probably use plastic bushings. I have run all poly bushings in my rear suspension for a LONG time and have had really good luck with longevity and have not had any issues.
Oh your not driving it on the road. you will like the full hydro i have it on my jeep. and love every second i did 1.25" Heim joints upper and lower front and rear. im looking forward to seeing the rest of your build.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #45
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Oh your not driving it on the road. you will like the full hydro i have it on my jeep. and love every second i did 1.25" Heim joints upper and lower front and rear. im looking forward to seeing the rest of your build.
I'm doing the same on my CJ, JJs at the axle end, poly bushings at the frame, dual triangulated, seems a lot run this with no issue, and like the cushioning.

Any plans to gusset the knuckle balls since you have a factory housing? They seem to like to bend right between where your shock mount is and the ball, where the tube gets thin on the I.D.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #46
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JJs at the axle end, poly bushings at the frame
Im running the same thing on mine but with the bushings at the axle end and jj at the frame just to keep the jj out of the water as much as possible.

seems to work great. I'd never go back to heims.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #47
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Started working on the Boat Sides, just finished up the Dside. Thye are going to be skinned with 1/2" UHMW eventually.






I used 1 3/4 x .188 tube for the rockers/boatsides. Here is what the thickness looks like! BEEFY!
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #48
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good choice on joints... I would not build a rig with heims again
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why?
they pop under loading/unloading and I swear it is as loud as an axleshaft snapping. It only happens once or twice a day of wheeling and I'm starting to get used to it, but its not even like they are severly whipped out or anything. They are QA1s, so they're not junk
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Old September 21st, 2008, 01:26 PM   #49
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You do more work in a day then i do in 2 weeks, you have skills

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nucken futs brimy. keep it up!

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Old September 21st, 2008, 06:48 PM   #50
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Bending tube is not my forte, so MonkeyEvil is going to be doing all the kick@ss tube work on this thing. He is absolutly AMAZING at creative tube work! He has a pretty bad@ss idea for the top half, which will be built tomarrow. The middle section of the cage so far is 1 piece, bent from 199" of tube and has 8 bends in it.



Here is what it took to finish up the bends:


Test fit driver:


For the fun of it, we test fit a YJ bench:


Rest to come tomorrow!
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:17 PM   #51
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Nice. I can imagine that many compound bends one piece gets pretty nerve racking near the end


Is that jack stand in the front holding up your battery
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:21 PM   #52
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Is that jack stand in the front holding up your battery
Yep! The weight of the battery was pulling the cowl down. It will be there until I can get the caged tied into the cowl.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:43 PM   #53
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:08 PM   #54
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That is badass. I can't imagine doing that many bends in one piece.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:41 PM   #55
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smart move with the heavier wall in high impact places.... I'll be doing the same.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:00 AM   #56
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My Seats!!!!!!!!!!!

Can wait to sniff test them.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:21 PM   #57
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...MonkeyEvil is going to be doing all the kick@ss tube work on this thing. He is absolutly AMAZING at creative tube work!
I agree. His "tube" work is the stuff of legends.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:41 PM   #58
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Door Bars:


Rear Tailgate bars:


Top view, Big Props to Daryl for the awesome tube work:
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:47 PM   #59
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Damn. Lookin good.

Worlds fastest buggy conversion?
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:59 PM   #60
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