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Old June 18th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #101
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very nice. Get it done lets go wheelin.....This year
Ya, Im tryin But I still have a shit ton of work to do. Its all this little BS stuff that takes so long. Not to mention all the other things that I have to keep up on around here. Im shootin for Labor Day weekend, but its gonna be tight. Still need a few big $ items like drive shafts, and hydro assist.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #102
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Jeep is looking real sweet. i like the way the stance is. it looks real mean. (in a good way)
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Old June 20th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #103
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how wide are those axles? I have a TJ 44 rear and d30 up front that I wanna get rid of. Debating on what axle to put up there when I link it. I want to run 37s then 39.5s one day.....
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Old June 20th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #104
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great build coming along i see...is it done yet
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Old June 20th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #105
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how wide are those axles? I have a TJ 44 rear and d30 up front that I wanna get rid of. Debating on what axle to put up there when I link it. I want to run 37s then 39.5s one day.....
Front is a stock TJ width G2, Dana 44, and the rear is an 8.8 with a 1.25" spacer.
There is plenty of room to run any style link set up you want to run with the stock width axle. But I wouldnt even think of running anything bigger than a 37" tire on a Dana 44. I have the 31 spline chromooly shafts in mine, and I think I'll be pushing the limits of the 44 with the 37" tire. If you want to eventually run a 39.5" tire just start planning a 1 ton axle build. You'll be glad you did in the long run.
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great build coming along i see...is it done yet
No.....not yet.
Started to tear it apart today, but decided to drink instead
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Old June 20th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #106
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I want to start getting my steering stuff in line. Im thinking of just having the gear box drilled and tapped for the hydro assist. Anyone have any info, or links for some good tech in this area? Been busy with tons of extra things, and havent had time to search any info on the matter yet. May just find somone that can do the labor on the box, so I can concentrate on other stuff that needs to be done.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 11:35 AM   #107
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Looks awesome! Let me know if you do decide to ditch the windshield, I'd be interested in buying that one for the right price.....my frame is a bit crusty
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Old June 21st, 2011, 03:26 PM   #108
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dude, loving this jeep!
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:54 PM   #109
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Looks awesome! Let me know if you do decide to ditch the windshield, I'd be interested in buying that one for the right price.....my frame is a bit crusty
Will do. Not 100% sure yet, but dont think Im going to register this for street use. So if thats the case, the frame is gonna get the axe, and get replaced with some plexi. Cheaper to fix than the frame and glass every other weekend.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 11:49 PM   #110
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I want to start getting my steering stuff in line. Im thinking of just having the gear box drilled and tapped for the hydro assist. Anyone have any info, or links for some good tech in this area? Been busy with tons of extra things, and havent had time to search any info on the matter yet. May just find somone that can do the labor on the box, so I can concentrate on other stuff that needs to be done.
This is the best bang for the buck I've seen.....I imagine something like PSC is better quality though:
http://westtexasoffroad.homestead.co...osteering.html
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Old June 26th, 2011, 02:21 PM   #111
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This is the best bang for the buck I've seen.....I imagine something like PSC is better quality though:
http://westtexasoffroad.homestead.co...osteering.html
Did a little research on the steering stuff, and it seems like by the time I make the lines, convert the pump, buy a cooler, tap the box, and buy a cyl., I can spend a few $'s more and buy a complete AGR kit. And have something that I can install and not have to worry about depending on someone else to do something for me. Seems like everytime I send something out it never comes back when it should. Guess I need to roll some change.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #112
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Just about got everything disassembled for final welding. Double checked all my bump clearences, and its a good thing I did. Front axle was a little to close for my liking, so I need to drop my bump cans down about 1/2 inch.









Need to weld up the limit strap tabs, and set up the gears and locker. Also waiting on the rest of the Johnny Joints, since I decided to ditch the bushings at the axle ends. Seems like everything that I first did to try and save a little money at the beginning of this build I've redone the way that I was trying to avoid. So I didnt really save any cash, and its taken me twice as long, and ended up spending more money than I would have in the first place WTF????? Doesnt pay to be a cheap ass.



Everything looks like its gonna work good. No clearance issues, except the front bump cans. Happy with the front trac bar, and drag link. Bumpsteer shouldnt be a problem.





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Old June 26th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #113
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you're right, it don't pay to be a cheep ass. and with your OCD, i'm surprised you haven't learned that by now.

either way, the rig is sexy as hell!

where did you get your air bumps from?
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Old June 26th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #114
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you're right, it don't pay to be a cheep ass. and with your OCD, i'm surprised you haven't learned that by now.

either way, the rig is sexy as hell!

where did you get your air bumps from?
Ya, but this thing was just going to have an aftermarket long arm kit, and stock axles, so I could have something to wheel for the year. Just like every other jeep that has occupied my floor space.
The last three jeeps that I've had were replacements for my/your CJ. That thing was just like a good woman, that Ive been trying to replace for 3 years now. I just cant seem to move on And now she's gone forever....LOL.

As for the bumps. Got them, and the coilovers from Downsouth Motorsports. He has a store on Ebay. Very good prices, and the guy's there are very helpful.
http://stores.ebay.com/Downsouth-Motorsports?_rdc=1
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Old June 27th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #115
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it's ok itchy, i'll let ya ride in your ex bitch as soon as i'm done with her.

it is getting close!

thanks for the link.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #116
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Ya, but this thing was just going to have an aftermarket long arm kit, and stock axles, so I could have something to wheel for the year. Just like every other jeep that has occupied my floor space.
It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with that problem. When the rig is done(if it ever makes it that far) it's worth it but damn does it suck the rest of the time!
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It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with that problem. When the rig is done(if it ever makes it that far) it's worth it but damn does it suck the rest of the time!
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #119
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nice build..
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It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with that problem. When the rig is done(if it ever makes it that far) it's worth it but damn does it suck the rest of the time!
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