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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:35 PM   #81
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Damn thats a sweet set up. My shop is at 15 & mound. I got to see that one day when it is done.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:24 PM   #82
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Damn thats a sweet set up. My shop is at 15 & mound. I got to see that one day when it is done.
Stop by, I'm usually there til 7 or so working on it. Its on your way home.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:44 PM   #83
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I started to do a twin stick cable shift on the 300. The idea was to do a twin stick, but still have the sticks come up through the factory TJ t case shifter hole. Not really a new idea to do cable shifting on the t case, people have been doing it on pirate for a couple years now. Just thought I would try it to retain a stock look while I sit in the drivers seat of my rig. Plus I didn't want to have the levers come up through the passenger floor board, Too hard to reach.


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When I get this all dialed in I may do a thread just on this if people are interested. Other than time I'll have less than $100 bucks in it.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #84
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Bad a$$ build Keep up the good work
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Old April 4th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #85
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Got my shifter levers all mocked up now. A little bit of tweaking and it should be good to go. Bench testing it the t case binds up a bit, too hard for me to reach under the vehicle to turn the output and push a lever at the same time. It should work out good when it can run and drive, that way I can ease out on the cluch the get the t case gears to mesh and pop into gear.




When I get it all dialed in I will make some new levers. This was quick and easy to test it out.








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Old April 4th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #86
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the D300 is a bitch to shift, but you'll get used to it.

where did you get your cables?
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Wow, you got the engine in it and all. Looks good.

Did you have a chance to see if that front upper will cause you any problems with driveshaft interference?
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the D300 is a bitch to shift, but you'll get used to it.

where did you get your cables?
I agree it can be, but it will be easier when I can let out on the clutch and let it pop in gear. I ordered the cables online from a place in IL. Got a decent price on them, cheaper than Mcmaster Carr with a higher push/pull rating to boot.
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Wow, you got the engine in it and all. Looks good.

Did you have a chance to see if that front upper will cause you any problems with driveshaft interference?

Yeah I put my engine in it to make a spreader to go across the shock hoops. I got a junk bell housing to put the drivetrain together enough to make my cross member. I want to finish all the fab work as close to 100% prior to paint as I can to avoid burning up my new paint job. Laying a piece of 2" tube in it centered on the yokes, straight up and down I have roughly 1.75". So with one side fully stuffed and the other fully extended I may get minor rubbing, I dunno.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #90
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im geting alot of good ideas frome this thread. jeeps looking good keep up the good work
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So when it's all done are you going to wheel it before you sell it to me?
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I agree it can be, but it will be easier when I can let out on the clutch and let it pop in gear. I ordered the cables online from a place in IL. Got a decent price on them, cheaper than Mcmaster Carr with a higher push/pull rating to boot.

yup, you'll get good at shifting while you're rolling.

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yup, you'll get good at shifting while you're rolling.

Link for the cables?
Actually after adjusting it a bit it now shifts awesome, I'm pretty confident it will work good on the trail.

http://www.midwestcontrol.com/linkage/mainpage.html

I ordered them 4' long 2" travel 5/16" dia. Its a 200 lb rated cable. $31.22 a piece. You can order them any way you like.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #94
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This looks like you're doing an awesome job. I wish I knew how to do all of this. Being totally serious, if I brought you a TJ in the same shape as you bought yours how much would it cost me to have you build it the same way?
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This looks like you're doing an awesome job. I wish I knew how to do all of this. Being totally serious, if I brought you a TJ in the same shape as you bought yours how much would it cost me to have you build it the same way?

I honestly have no idea how to charge for that. This is my first build ever, so alot of my time has been eaten up just sitting there staring at it. I have never bent tube or anything of that nature before this project. as of right now 100% of this has been my 2 hands only, something I'm quite proud of. To do it a second time would go a lot quicker since I now have an idea what is involved. Thanks for the compliments.
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it's looking good, I like the D300 cable shift, very clean and factory looking. Some day when I go to coil-overs I'd go the same route in the rear by covering them, I'm not a big fan of leaving holes through the wheel wells since we do live in Michigan after all.
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it's looking good, I like the D300 cable shift, very clean and factory looking. Some day when I go to coil-overs I'd go the same route in the rear by covering them, I'm not a big fan of leaving holes through the wheel wells since we do live in Michigan after all.
x2, im debating on running coilovers on the rear of my red TJ project, and I really like you idea there. How many gallons will your fuel cell hold? Im thinking bout running a RCI 15gal cell, and also sinking it like what you did.
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x2, im debating on running coilovers on the rear of my red TJ project, and I really like you idea there. How many gallons will your fuel cell hold? Im thinking bout running a RCI 15gal cell, and also sinking it like what you did.
I had to do that with the frame, the scout axles are about the same width as the stoxk TJ axles. I wanted the frame to support the weight of the vehicle and not the cage, plus I can take the body off and the Jeep will still sit on the suspension. The fuel cell I made is patterned after the RCI one, only I made the height 1" shorter so the factory pump will sit on the bottom of the cell just like the factory tank. I did an online calculator and it said i was like 14.38 gallons. I think I'm gonna like having the cell inside the insta trunk sealing it from the passenger compartment. I think there is a strong possibilty that I will be taking the Jeep apart this weekend and getting the frame in primer. I'm so pumped about that.
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I don't know where you come up w/ all this stuff, but it looks fawking sweet. I still need the 42 under my cj. The jeep is just up the street from you, at a guy's house that does not know much about jeeps. He is always busy working on junk and i can't get mine done. I will drop mine off this weekend. How about on Easter?:tonka:

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I don't know where you come up w/ all this stuff, but it looks fawking sweet. I still need the 42 under my cj. The jeep is just up the street from you, at a guy's house that does not know much about jeeps. He is always busy working on junk and i can't get mine done. I will drop mine off this weekend. How about on Easter?:tonka:

You should see the hunk a shit in my brother in laws garage. The guy is never there to work on it leaving it for my brother in law to work on it, only to find out the loser can't go on the wheeling trip. something about school I guess. :tonka:
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