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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #41
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Obviously been a while since a posting. Havn't made the time to get out in the garage consistently. But here is what i have got done since the last post.

D60 parts are out of the bath and in paint waiting for housing to come back from the install of the carrier and gears.

boatsiding progressing nicely after i finnaly decided on the layout.

started making room for the tank toward the rear as well as drawing plans for the fab'd tailgate.

Made a few sales of items that I had on the choppin block. That helps fund the build as I commited to no additional funds other than what I could generate from selling Misc stuff.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #42
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wow! i thought you may have sold it or something like that.(jk) if you still want to see the brackets i can drive it to your house so you can get a close look. (jab-jab)
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #43
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wow! i thought you may have sold it or something like that.(jk) if you still want to see the brackets i can drive it to your house so you can get a close look. (jab-jab)
I was waiting for you to comment. It only took you ust a shade over 18 hours

I do need to see those. but youdon't need to make the trip. I'll stop out thurs. probably.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #44
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YEA.....the wife came out to do whatever and saw my shirt with a big burn hole in the middle......looked closer........then said......" Grinder huh....nice..."
thats a keeper man. build should be sweet when its done
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Old July 7th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #45
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thats a keeper man. build should be sweet when its done
I sure hope so. Slow goin' but the vision of what it will be like and how it's going to perform is the drive behind it.......and my support is flippin' amazing. "Can't wait to go wheeling" is what I hear often.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #46
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I was waiting for you to comment. It only took you ust a shade over 18 hours

I do need to see those. but youdon't need to make the trip. I'll stop out thurs. probably.
it would have been sooner but i was out driving mine
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Old July 7th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #47
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it would have been sooner but i was out driving mine
well i guess it's gonna take a little longer now that i have to take a couple of days off to let my scrotum re-inflate afer that kick in it.

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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #48
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Well here is the every other month progress posting. Recockulous I know.

I have set out to prove wrong all the nay-sayers on pirate4x4.com. They said that I could not mount a store bought cookie cutter aftermarket fuel cell that was a good size in place of the factory fuel tank under the tub behind the rear axle all the while stretching the 14 bolt axle towards the rear. I was told by the masses that the only thing I could do is mount it behind the rear seat, in the tub. I don't like this as there is a 99% chance that there will be exposure fumes from the cell when seated in any seat, especially the rear seat(Kids sit there) whilr the soft-top is on.

Well I think I have come up with a plan to accomplish this and have started this chapter of the build. In the end I will gain clearence under the tank, relative to factory, and I don't have to raise the floor of the tub, under the rear seat, making the c.o.g. higher, and exposing the occupants craniums to the exterior dimensions of the cage. I will be able to keep the rear of the tank inside the fab'ed rear bumper, not extending any further than factory and still move the 14 Bolt back enough to compliment the minor nudgeing of the D60 forward and in the end, attain approx 103" W.B. Take alook at the pics. Cell will be armored and is at an angle intentionally. Constructive critisism is welcomed.

As soon as I can figure out how to downsize the pics, I will post them.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #49
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I learned how to resize my pics. I wear big pants now. Here are the pics
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Old September 7th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #50
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #51
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Please let us know which tank you are using etc.. It looks a little low in the rear, but might just be the angle?? I like the idea, and kinda wish I tried some things different when doing my tank.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #52
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Please let us know which tank you are using etc.. It looks a little low in the rear, but might just be the angle?? I like the idea, and kinda wish I tried some things different when doing my tank.
yup. it does look low. I haveto keep reminding myself that without all the sheet metal that was originaly there, it can play tricks on my eyes. I think it will work out.

here are some before, during and after pics.

Also, I have the rear axle temp placed on top of the leafs to reduce the clearance for the purposes of manageing some sort of measurement to make sure the cell is far enough back for full movement of the axle. This also makes it look much closer to the ground than what it will be.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #53
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Keep in mind that under compression, with leaf springs, the axle will not only move up, it will move back a bit as the leaf goes flat and gets longer eye to eye.

Looks good though. I'll be building about the same thing this winter.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #54
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I have tried to take that movement in to account and I believe that I have allowed enough room.......about 9 wiskers.
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hahahaha

The gas tank thing is one of the issues with my new rig I haven't yet figured out. I like your solution. I am going to stretch to 102-104 and also have to put the wife and kid in the Jeep sometimes with the top on. I really don't want to be huffing fumes all the time.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #56
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Soooo....?
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Old February 6th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #57
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Old March 4th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #58
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So Hi. I am back at it. will update accordingly.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #59
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HOLY @#$# i forgot about this, i figured you sold it or something!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #60
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update. stuff is goin up for sale. Mostly coil overs and some rem resi's that I had on it originally, a few other odds and ends. I will post those up in parts for sale. I have decided to link the rear instead of the whole 180 degree XJ leafs and all that, and do coil overs or air shocks.

Any opinions on link "braketry" versus making your own?

Bluminade, I know you got some smack for me, so tee it up.

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