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Old January 1st, 2012, 06:54 PM   #141
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Looks great Craig, but are you going to dare to drive it anywhere except the mall when it's done
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:07 PM   #142
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Yes, I plan to wheel it, John (I'll just be semi-careful doing so).

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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:18 PM   #143
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Nice looking build. LJ's are awesome. Glad you graduated from the cinder block jackstands to the real ones (the wash cloths are a nice touch too)
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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #144
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Nice looking build. LJ's are awesome. Glad you graduated from the cinder block jackstands to the real ones (the wash cloths are a nice touch too)



Well, I took advantage of the warmer weather today and took an impromptu vacation day. It was a long day (10 hours on & off) of cutting, grinding & sanding. It sounds like a lot, but I'm very careful/detailed with the grinding & sanding - it's the only way to do it, in my book. The rears are all done, and just need to be primed & painted. The driver front UCA/LCAs are gone, but didn't get to the passenger front yet. Making progress...

LCA & UCA carnage.



Rear LCA & UCA brackets are removed...like they were never there!


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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #145
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looks real good Craig
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Old January 9th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #146
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Looking great Craig, I remember removing my LCA/UCA mounts from my LJ when I did the long arm on it and it didn't ever seem to end. Our left over bracket look similair too!
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Old January 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #147
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I got the Full-Traction rear control arms & V-bar slung under the LJ today with the help of my loving fiancee, Amy (thanks Amy!). It's a bit tough manipulating that pig-of-a-rear-axle myself, and appreciate her getting out in the cold garage to help me!

It's now sitting on its own weight in the rear again. Woot!

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Old January 28th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #148
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Coming along very nice
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #149
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Nice!
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #150
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Be honest..... If she scratched a control arm, would the wedding still be on?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #151
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #152
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Wow, I haven't checked in on this in a long time. Looking good man!
Good choices on the Axles. I'm still dreaming.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #153
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Wow, I haven't checked in on this in a long time. Looking good man!
Good choices on the Axles. I'm still dreaming.
Thanks Shawn. It's coming along slowly. I just can't wait to get it drivable again.

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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #154
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It wouldn't be so bad if we still had snow on the ground like were supposed to have in February!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #155
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I used my tax return money to order some stuff to help get this drawn-out project done. I want to give props to Jeff at Rokmen. The service and project guidance were excellent, and I'd highly recommend dealing with them. Rokmen seems to be the reigning king of low-COG TJ/LJ builds. If you haven't seen them, check them out HERE.




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Old February 18th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #156
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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:21 AM   #157
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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #158
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I'm falling in love with aluminum body/protection. Nice stuff.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #159
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Isn't alum sticky when it comes to sliding on/across rocks?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #160
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Sitting back on its own weight again (woot!) after finishing the front suspension & axle install. The front is at ride height, while the rear will be 3/4-1" higher once I install the rear OME springs.

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