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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #41
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i dont know much about leafs but why are the ubolts on the drivers side different from the pass side. also looks like the ones in the pass side are spreading apart. dunno if it matters just curious if it would cause issues. looks like a nice jeep.
All ubolts and spring plates are mocked up right. I need to order or make larger plates than I have under there right now. but good eye


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ur alex`s step dad!
i was over not too long ago checkin out ur jeep, things comin along! i like it!
Yep that is me, Now if I just get him to help me pull the old trans and t/case out and swap in the new stuff. we could have this on the road again soon.


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my fault for assuming things - i read it like you were mocking it up to test the idea. youre all set - and again, nice work.
I appreciated your input, that was detail that could be overlooked by some and would have been a major safety issue if I had. So thanks for looking out and your build is just completely awesome, can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 09:13 PM   #42
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i saw this rig today. the thing is sweet.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #43
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federal law states that build threads must make progress monthly, it's time for more progress and updates.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 10:45 AM   #44
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federal law states that build threads must make progress monthly, it's time for more progress and updates.

LMAO....Broken right foot has stopped my progress as I still can not put any weight on it for 4 more weeks....But a friend is coming by tonight to help out with what I can't do, So I will get something done this weekend......I will take some pictures of what I had got done before I broke my foot and update as well this weekend....
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Old June 15th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #45
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Time for an update....as most of you know progress was slowed as of May 2nd due to this...


But I'm finally able to get around somewhat better now. Well lets just say I'm getting good use out of a rolling chair, stool and my creeper. I should be in a walking cast next week and hope to have the jeep ready for it's first test ride.

This is what things were looking like just before I broke my foot.





Now I have finally finished shortening the u-bolts and mounting the axles. except I have not welded the rear perches yet, but will do that this week.




Installed the brakes and changed the Master cylinder to a 2000 Dodge Ram unit. It is a tight fit to the air box but it fits....




Next I finished welding up the broken exhaust flange. Installed the exhaust system.


Added some front bump stops and Put in the front High Angle drive shaft with 1350 u-joints and CV. Just need to weld on lower shock brakets and the front will be 100% complete.


Last but no least..here is the Stak 3 speed mini box, stuffed in there without an body lift. I had to massage the floor pan a little just for the E-Brake. Still need to run a cable for the e-brake, hook up the 3 shifters for it and the rear drive shaft...then I'm ready to roll..



I Still have lots to do. But I can't wait to take it for a ride in the next week or two when I'm out of this cast.....
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #46
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nice job it needs some 42s awesome yj
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #47
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looking good! i wish i was getting progress like you.... my project definatly came to a screeching halt. o ya and x2 on the 42's
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #48
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good build!
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Old June 26th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #49
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Well late last night I finally got it so I could take it for a ride down the road. We put about 8 miles on it, the brakes seam to work great and got it up to 55mph without any issues. That and the 5 to 1 Low low is fun. just let the clutch out without giving it any gas and it just idles along at a very slow crawl. Here are a few pictures of what I had been working on this week.

The triple stick shifters were a big pain in rear. But I finally got them in a position that I'm happy with and they are clear of my leg and manual trans shifter. Also made the black bracket as a second support to keep everything from flexing.



Also tried flexing this thing so I could figure out where the lower shock tabs needed to go. But I had forgot that I had not trimmed the rear quarter panel yet. So at 24" high the rear tire hit the quarter panel and we were still 3/4" away from the front bump stops and 2 1/2" away from rear bump stops. But this did give me a enough info so I could mark the tab locations. Also did the math and the RTI score would have been 725 for my first run at it. Not great but you have to start somewhere, that and it is leaf sprug....


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Old June 26th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #50
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Got some more done today. Also got some more road miles on it. It seams to drive great even up to 65 mph....

Here is what the shifters look like all done


Trimmed up the rear quarter panels today


Then removed the hardtop and put on the half doors and took it for ride tonight

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Old June 26th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #51
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lookin sweet, now get it out and do some crawlin
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Old June 28th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #52
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Lookin good. Keep us posted how you like the Mini Stak.....I'm looking at ordering one in the next few weeks.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #53
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I like the shape of the rear fender cuts!! looks like project is coming along!!
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Old June 30th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #54
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Very nice, excellent work.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #55
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the jeep is looking badass come pick my ass to go wheeling. we can put my 39.5's on it
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Old July 11th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #56
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Well finally got some more work done, so that it is now ready to take wheeling. Got the front ARB wired and plumbed up. Also today I finished up installing the Sam's offroad Anti wrap bar and the T/case rear mount. So hopefully if things go well I will try to take it out to the Mounds this Sunday. I need to really flex it so I can see what changes I need to make to the bump stops.

Here are few pictures of how I tied the Anti wrap bar mount into the factory skid plate.



Here is the T/case rear brace


Everything all put together


Kind of a bad angle in the picture, but the bottom bar is at the same angle as the drive shaft.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #57
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Looks good. Now time to get it dirty.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #58
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Well got it out for a test run at the mounds today. We played around for 4 hours and everything seamed to work real good. I need to make a few bump stop adjustments. But other than that I'm real happy with it. The Stak T/case works great, No problems with holding gears or anything. The 5.2 to 1 gives me a crawl ratio of 101 to 1 and in the rocks is great. It drives like an automatic when in Low Low...



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Old July 13th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #59
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Looks Good.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #60
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Looks good & worked great at R&V
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