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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #61
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I'm digging the track bar mount. Looks good.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #62
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I'm digging the track bar mount. Looks good.
How can you say that? You told me that a 4 link is the only way to go with full hydro.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #63
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Let's go scratch it.
It won't be long Jim and it will be time to scratch the paint!
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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #64
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How can you say that? You told me that a 4 link is the only way to go with full hydro.
Yeah, but I'm looking for a good trackbar mount to copy for my non-hydro setup.

I still think a 4-link is most beneficial.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #65
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Well time for an update. I have my junk out of Tab's and home. Got the hydro plumbing done just waiting for the cooler and it will be time to add some fluid. The cooler is a dual circuit so it will be half trans and half steering. The reservoir for the steering was kind of fun finding a place to mount it but I worked it out. It is within 7 inches of the pump and directly above. The shock reservoirs are mounted front and rear bumpers are modified, front narrowed and cleaned up. Links are all adjusted, matched, and greased. The front drive shaft is in being re-tubed and will be ready for pickup tomorrow. Rear wheel wells have been cut to match the stretch. Plan to just fine tune things and tie up loose ends before its first run.











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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #66
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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #67
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Wow nice work guys
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #68
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Looks good Paul!
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Old March 17th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #69
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Well it's getting close to being done. The steering is done and the dual circuit cooler is installed. Half for the trans and half for the steering. It worked out very well doing it that way. I only took a few quarts to fill it and worked the system to get the air out. The braked are cleaned up and I installed some new braided lines. The last step was bleeding them out and now they are all set. I also added some new LED lights to the back and got rid of the surface mounted lights, this is a very nice change! Currently I have all the wheels removed and broke down so I can paint them. I'm giving them a real good paint job and several layers of clear in hopes of not having to paint them again soon. Once they are back on it's time to take it to the muffler shop to see if they can snake a dual exhaust all the way back. It's going to be a challenge to say the least. Haven't taken too many pic's lately just cleaning things up and fine tuning things. I did find a really good drive shaft shop near me, CCI Driveline, they did a great job on the driveshaft's and for a reasonable price. I'm hoping to have it on the road by next weekend if I can get the wheels painted and into the muffler shop.

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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #70
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Looking good. Did the steering bleed ok? Does it feel nice lock to lock? Oh and the wheels will need repainting after the first trip.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #71
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Looking good. Did the steering bleed ok? Does it feel nice lock to lock? Oh and the wheels will need repainting after the first trip.
Yeah it goes lock to lock and it quit getting air after a few minutes. It feels good all the way through. I know they will need painting again but I need paint that stays on when I wash it... The last time I powerwashed them the paint was coming off.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #72
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Make sure that when you take it to the exhaust shop that you drop your suspension to full bump. Hate to have them run tube and then hit the first time you bump it out.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #73
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Make sure that when you take it to the exhaust shop that you drop your suspension to full bump. Hate to have them run tube and then hit the first time you bump it out.
Will do Jim but I don't know where they will run the pipes to get them out the back. With all the links and clearance issues there won't be many places to run them through. I hope we can find a way to snake them through
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Old March 21st, 2012, 07:40 PM   #74
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I've been doing some painting, had to do some painting on the rims even though the first time out there will be scratches. I used the dupli-color pre-mixed paint which works well and should be a pretty durable finish unless it comes in contact with a rock. Then Friday it goes to the muffler shop for a new system and the project will be ready to go play.





We got this done quick considering we started this in early February.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 08:03 PM   #75
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Which muffler shop you going to? Going to print a couple pics to take with you?
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Which muffler shop you going to? Going to print a couple pics to take with you?
Not sure yet but I have the pic I got from you on my phone so that I can show them. I'm looking forward to driving it around and seeing how the steering works. Then it's time to test it out!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #77
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So 41 days after starting this thread with some excellent help from Tab and some excellent parts from Dale at Ironman Offroad here sits the Jeep ready to go anywhere I point it. Today I had the exhaust done and it was impossible to get the pipes out the back, there just wasn't anywhere to run them without having a clearance issue. I still want to check and recheck some things but itís still ready for itís first run. I will run it around the roads by the house just to get a feel for it and exercise things a bit.
Thanks again to Tab and Dale, I certainly couldnít have done this so quickly and efficiently without you guys!

This is half the exhaust... Tight spaces


On the way to get exhaust


Cleaning it up after all the work.


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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:41 PM   #78
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Look great Paul....!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #79
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Looks really good. How's it sound? Hopefully not one of those loud guys like Benny.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #80
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Looks really good. How's it sound? Hopefully not one of those loud guys like Benny.
LMAO... you know it when I let it breath but otherwise it's not bad. I was amazed how hard it was to fit the exhaust in. They are magnaflows so they do have a tone but it's not much different than it was.
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