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Old April 12th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #161
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That shines up nice.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #162
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Old April 12th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #163
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I like it! Nice work.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #164
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wow. turned out sharp. and i like the changes to your rear bumper a lot.

ill keep watching eagerly for the LED wiring. post where you got yours? most of mine need to be replaced.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 03:58 AM   #165
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That shines up nice.
The single stage uerothane has held up very well. Last fall it was three years since I painted it.

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Old April 13th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #166
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Front bumper is finally done (mostly), I still need to figure out my suck down winch. It pulls the front down to the bumps stops easily, but as soon as I take the power off it releases. I was putting power directly to the winch for testing. Do I need to have the winch solenoid hooked up to make it stay engaged?
As far as the suck down winch, do you have the rope wound backwards? i think the clutch might only work in one direction so if the rope is wound wrong direction the clutch might not work.

Why not use the front winch for both instead of haulin around the extra wieght of two winches?
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Old April 13th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #167
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As far as the suck down winch, do you have the rope wound backwards? i think the clutch might only work in one direction so if the rope is wound wrong direction the clutch might not work.

Why not use the front winch for both instead of haulin around the extra wieght of two winches?
Good point about the winch, I bet that's the issue. I will check it out, I had it working in a different application so I know it's a good one.

As far as using the recovery winch, it's too far forward to be effective. When the ATV winch wasn't working I did try it and confirmed this. Besides the ATV winch only weighs about 10# or so. Here's a profile to show why the recovery winch won't work.

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Old April 13th, 2013, 08:36 AM   #168
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For a minute I though you welded the corners on, but looks like you just painted over the bolts? Blends really well Will be nice not to smash out tail lights anymore
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Old April 13th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #169
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i was thinking you could spool cable off of back of winch and maybe have a roller back there so the cable pulled straight up off the axle. you can get rid of the hook on the cable and use a clevis so you can easily put cable through the fairlead if you need it for recovery.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #170
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Old April 13th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #171
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For a minute I though you welded the corners on, but looks like you just painted over the bolts? Blends really well Will be nice not to smash out tail lights anymore
Yep, stuck all the bolts in a piece of cardboard and blew paint on them when I was painting everything else.


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i was thinking you could spool cable off of back of winch and maybe have a roller back there so the cable pulled straight up off the axle. you can get rid of the hook on the cable and use a clevis so you can easily put cable through the fairlead if you need it for recovery.
Oh, I get it. I'm a bit slow sometimes
I actually already have an ATV fairlead back there I was planning to use with the little winch. I will try your idea, bet it works just fine.


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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #172
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Looks great! Looks like you did a lot of work to it and did it very well.
Now.... I gotta get to the barn and put together some axles
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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #173
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Well, this year did not go as planned. Work has been killing me with 70-80 hour weeks pretty regularly. I am grateful for the extra, but sheez. Didn't do any work to the Jeep and I never even got to take it out. Maybe put 200 road miles on it, it was a bummer. Anyway it's back in my shop and hoping to get some stuff done. Oh, and I put in a pool this summer. And I thought a Jeep was a money pit, ha!

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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #174
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That is a nice looking backyard, wish I could have given you my pool, I'm over it.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #175
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Lol. I'm hoping I get a good number of years out of the pool before I get sick of it. It's like being on vacation in that backyard, so lucky to have it.

My wife got me a B&M Hammer shifter for my birthday this year... That was in May. I finally got around to installing it this weekend. I should have done a real shifter a long time ago, it's so nice.

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Old November 29th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #176
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Finally got a day back in the shop and the gas tank fell out! LOL



Built up a frame to hold it up using 2" and 1 1/4" pipe I had laying around.





The plan is to cover the frame with 3/16".



I still need to decide how to secure it but it's coming along.

I started laying out my rear frame stiffeners today too. I think I will end up building a set like I did for the front where it wraps around the underside of the frame using 3/16".
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Old November 29th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #177
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Nice, just started a LS XJ build as well. Saw some posts from you on other forums. I never knew you lived in MI.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #178
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Nice work, John (yet again).
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Old November 30th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #179
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Nice, just started a LS XJ build as well. Saw some posts from you on other forums. I never knew you lived in MI.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #180
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Wish I went with an LS instead of a small block, but I had the engine already. Maybe in it's next incarnation.
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