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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:27 PM   #281
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2 easy hahaha

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Old May 22nd, 2013, 08:42 PM   #282
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Well pulled old shaft and got new made.

Old shaft pretty bent, that sleeve you see covers a seam where the small diameter pipes were touching end to end, welded then sleeve slid over the weld, and again welded.


Here is the new 2" 1/4" wall one piece. ..fingers crossed that makes a difference.



Ready to do some wheeling!
Saturday cant come soon enough.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:00 AM   #283
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Hit rocks n valleys this weekend had a blast! Let the wife drive the jeep for the first time in yeaarrs. Now im gunna have to build something else..I think shes addicted. .Hahaha.
Thanks for showing us a good time CTOR.
While there I noticed it may be time for a pinion guard for the rear....dont know if the bolts will ever come out of the rear yoke..lol

So this is what I ordered this morning.




Looking into new seats and harnesses. .any advise? Probably only want 4pt harnesses, and I want a flat bucket seat, no lean, if possible.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #284
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For the sake of your spine, make sure it's a suspension seat. The rest is just what you're comfortable in.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #285
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Build looking good, jeep looked great last weekend. Sorry about your yoke....
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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #286
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Ahh..its still good..just a little rounder. .haha
Not the first time, which is why I figured I better protect it now.:banghead:

Had a blast! Thanks..

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Old May 31st, 2013, 06:17 PM   #287
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So..got my aluminum for the tie rod today. And my pinion guard. .Whoot!

Probably get the pinion guard on tomorrow, thanks to a few friendly fellas, maybe the tie rod next week. Depends on their schedules.

Quick question. In harnesses, which Is better. ..cam lock or latch. Haven't dealt alot with them to know which one is better or more comfortable?




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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:17 PM   #288
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After using both in other peoples rigs, I thought the cam lock was easier to use. But they can also get packed with mud and not work right. The latch style are fail safe, but imo, a pain to use. With that being said, I got a good deal on latch style and that's what I'm gonna run.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:38 PM   #289
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Just ordered a set of latch style like urs..they work & are inexpensive....
YJ belts are going by by finally....

Thanks Al for giving me crap for having a non working belt...gave me motivation to get harnesses. .Hahaha

Thanks guys.

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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:58 PM   #290
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I'm still laughing about your wife ridding in the back so she didn't go flyin out.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:22 PM   #291
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Thanks Al for giving me crap for having a non working belt...
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Old June 4th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #292
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Well finally got halfway caught up tonight. Had a chance to tinker on my own rig. Awesome!
Got the new 7075 aluminum tie rod back from the neighbor. Looks and feels tough! Hope it holds up better than the 3 or 4 dom ones ive been thru.

Here is old vs new

Here is new installed. ..nice!


Had some drop so I got some tough new shifter knobs for the twin stick..


Also while installing my pinion guard the other day I noticed that my traction bar was brokeded...so I fixeded it tunite..
Here is the heim separated

Here is my fix, it aint gotta be a heim..

Piece of 3/8 wall dom ought a do the trick eh..
Still no sign of my new harnesses. .. hopefully some day this week.

Next is harnesses, then motor possibly. .whoot got a line on a 6.0 again. It wont go in until this winter though.


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Old June 4th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #293
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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #294
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good job on the latch style belts. I hate the cam locks. if you haven't yet also look into getting pads for the shoulder harnesses. your shoulders will thank you after a long weekend of wheeling
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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #295
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Is there a reason you didn't go full high steer to keep the tie rod up farther from harm?
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I will look into the pads chevotass, thanks for the warning.

As far as the high steer, if I had full hydro i would definitely go high steer. The issue is my pitman arm to tie rod clearance. Currently only 4.5-5" I have 4" up travel. ..so full high steer would cause interference...at the moment.
I may take a closer look to see what I can do there though. I feel like I should b abe to do high steer.

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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:54 AM   #297
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I will look into the pads chevotass, thanks for the warning.

As far as the high steer, if I had full hydro i would definitely go high steer. The issue is my pitman arm to tie rod clearance. Currently only 4.5-5" I have 4" up travel. ..so full high steer would cause interference...at the moment.
I may take a closer look to see what I can do there though. I feel like I should b abe to do high steer.

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I see that now
Depends on how far apart the holes for the drag link and tie rod are on the arm
Plus you linked so I wouldn't think your axle moves forward and back as muck when it flexes to make the two hit
My tre on my drag link just barely touches my tie rod when it flexes but that's just because the axle moves forward with the leaf springs
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #298
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Yep....definitely a good call on the latch style....i have one of each, the drivers side has the cam and i have issues with hitting the release with my hand/arm while driving which causes it to release....not good......i need to get a new latch style.

Rig looks good
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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #299
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Thanks guys. .got my harnesses today, wont have time to install em till Friday. ..

Thinking if I do full high steer, I may end up doing full hydro so I can get full potential of my 4 linked front. .steering is what is currently limiting my travel in the front. ..to an extent.

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Old June 9th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #300
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Well....FINALLY got my long awaited 6.0!!!!
It sets in the garage till winter to slowly rework it to slide sooooo nicely into tue jeep! Whoot. ...

6.0 truck engine out of a 2006 box truck..its got 135000 on er, its dwb.

Working on removing all the un necessary stuff so I can send computer and harnesses out to get reworked in a few weeks.

Then hunt down fuel pump, low pro oil pan, and headers. .then poof. .hopefully early winter ill b making the swap.
Im geek ed. ..
Hahah finally fuel injection! !!!

Any one have any tips trix or words of wisdom?

Here she iz.




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