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Old June 28th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #121
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Looking good but I don't see any flex pics of articulation. Just full stuff and full droop. Take the time to make sure it articulates left to right. Steering will be a problem unless you do a hydro assist.

Build looks nice.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #122
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[QUOTE=itchy;2703312]You guy's wanna just pool our money togehter, and buy a coffee shop?

I dont drink coffee but I know I would be pissed stopping in the morning only to have you guys change your mind 32 times thinking of the best way to serve it.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #123
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You guy's wanna just pool our money togehter, and buy a coffee shop?
We build Jeeps, so we have no money to pool Maybe we could combine all our parts and have someone more sane than us assemble like 5 sweet Jeeps.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #124
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a coffee shop with a liquor licence connected to a pole barn.

i'm down with that, yo.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #125
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Looking good but I don't see any flex pics of articulation. Just full stuff and full droop. Take the time to make sure it articulates left to right. Steering will be a problem unless you do a hydro assist.

Build looks nice.
Ive already checked flex clearences, and articulation, just snapped a few pics in the process of tearing it all down. And I think I have worn out two or three tapes measuring this thing, it making me dizzy Hydro is in the plans, still changing my mind everyday which one Im going to use.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #126
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You guy's wanna just pool our money togehter, and buy a coffee shop?

I dont drink coffee but I know I would be pissed stopping in the morning only to have you guys change your mind 32 times thinking of the best way to serve it.
so true, so true......
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We build Jeeps, so we have no money to pool Maybe we could combine all our parts and have someone more sane than us assemble like 5 sweet Jeeps.
Then what would we do with our spare time?
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i'm down with that, yo.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #127
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Finally got around to finishing up the welding. And wouldnt ya know, we get a freakin heat wave. What a miserable time. Still have a few misc gussets and braces to make, but for the most part everything is done.







Finished up the front fenders. Everything is sanded and ready for paint. Need to pull all the armor off this weekend, and maybe get all the misc. pieces painted real soon.









Still have to re-do the links. Decided at the last minute to use Johnny Joints at both ends. Shouldnt be a big shock to some of you that I changed my mind again.



And finally got around to getting a few things painted thia week.

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Old July 12th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #128
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Looks great and since your in a welding mood come on by and weld mine all up as well...
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Old July 12th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #129
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Looks great and since your in a welding mood come on by and weld mine all up as well...
Welding in July with the garage doors closed brings the suck.......
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I'll come weld yours if you'll come do all the cutting and grinding on mine
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Old August 7th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #131
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Any updates? Looking great so far.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #132
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Any updates? Looking great so far.
Well......I bought that TJ buggy thing from nixxerRsixxer, so I would have something to wheel for the summer. At least that was my plan.
Turns out I dont really enjoy wheeling as much as I do tearing all my shit apart so that i cant use them. Buggy worked great, but it is spooled in the front, and it is pretty much impossible to steer it, so I ordered all the hydro assist stuff from TrailGear last week, and sent my gear box out to West Texas Offroad to be rebuilt, and drilled and tapped for the hydro assist.

Sooooo....... As soon as I get this thing squared away once more, Im going to get back on the TJ. Trying to gather the stuff for the brakes now, and Im taking the fenders, and armor to work this week to paint them.




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Old August 8th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #133
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New project looks like fun

How well do you think the G2 Dana 44 will hold up with the 37's? That uses the same shafts/ujoints as the Dana 30, correct?
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Old August 8th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #134
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New project looks like fun

How well do you think the G2 Dana 44 will hold up with the 37's? That uses the same shafts/ujoints as the Dana 30, correct?
Yes, same shaft, but they are 30 spline chromoly, so I hope they hold up a little better. But if I had to do all over again, I dont think I would have gone that route. Initially this was supposed to be a very mild build, with just the axle upgrade, Rough Counrty Long Arm, kit and 35's. Then I decided I needed to strech the front end, and run coilovers. I struggled in the beginning with the axle choices. I started out by buying a 44/9" combo, then decided that I wanted 1 tons, so I sold the 44/9 to buy a 60/14 combo, and at that point I took a step back, and made the decision to keep this very mild, since it wasnt going to see anything to extreme. And here we are

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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:18 AM   #135
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Wow.....not only did I also get another TJ to wheel and enjoy this summer, but I also drove it though the same wash:


Your project TJ is still way further along than mine though, I haven't done shit on mine since April.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #136
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Wow.....not only did I also get another TJ to wheel and enjoy this summer, but I also drove it though the same wash:


Your project TJ is still way further along than mine though, I haven't done shit on mine since April.
Funny shit. Yeah that little ditch doesnt look to difficult, till you drop the drivers side down in it.
I came to the conclusion......Im all done trying to make deadlines with mine Sean. Seems like everytime I try and make a dealine to get a part of the project done, it just backfires on me. Just got the steering stuff today from Trail Gear, so I should have the buggy thing baack up and running shortly. Then back to the TJ.

Looks like you picked up a pretty nice one. Wish the one I bought was streetable. Whats done to yours?
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Funny shit. Yeah that little ditch doesnt look to difficult, till you drop the drivers side down in it.
I came to the conclusion......Im all done trying to make deadlines with mine Sean. Seems like everytime I try and make a dealine to get a part of the project done, it just backfires on me. Just got the steering stuff today from Trail Gear, so I should have the buggy thing baack up and running shortly. Then back to the TJ.

Looks like you picked up a pretty nice one. Wish the one I bought was streetable. Whats done to yours?
I made it about 80% through the wash but then bailed cuz with the rains we had just before I went there was no way to do the final part without fullwidth axles or flopping it and trashing the body....since I actually plan to sell this thing for good money later I backed halfway out then clawed my way up the sidewall, but that was also fun.


I hear ya on the deadlines, they suck. I fully planned to get mine done by now but got sidetracked with a bunch of other crap. Having this new one will push the finish date back even further, but at least I have something to enjoy in the meantime. It's nothing too crazy, started life as a 4 banger, converted to 4.0L/AX-15, SYE, stock 4.10 axles, 4" lift, 33s, bumpers, (broken) winch, aftermarket seats, etc. I traded my old truck for it....as much as I loved the truck it was just rotting away and this is something I can get lots more use out of, then sell for more money and more easily later on, so it was sort of an investment that I'll also get lots of enjoyment out of. I have very minimal modification plans for it. I just picked up an 8.8 for the rear(don't trust the D35), fixing a few majorly booty fabbed areas, cleaning it up a bit, and then just wheel it and drive it.
I'm too lazy to go back and check....what did you do for a locker in your 8.8? Mine has a limited slip and I'd prefer more. I welded the D35 to see how I'd like it before I went messing with the new axle....It was awesome offroad but on the street any low speed turning is obnoxious as hell. I don't wanna buy a Detroit, but if I can find an open carrier cheap enough I'd probably throw a lunchbox locker in it.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #138
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jeffs bronco graveyard has a 8.8 open carrier case only for $98
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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #139
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I put a Powertrax/Lock-Right in the 8.8, and Im glad I did. I was going to spool it, but have plans on driving this on the street as well. Ive never had anything with a spool in it before, until this buggy thing. I couldnt believe how harsh it is while turning on pavement. Glad I made the decision to do a locker.
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Yep I've had a locker and now that I tried spooled I feel the same way. The rear diff in my project rig is currently welded, but we'll see what I do with it once I go 35 spline
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