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Old December 28th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #381
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Goin back in the garage for the final stage of this build by Friday, then will be comming back out by the end of the month fully operational. I need to get a run under its belt to make sure everything works right. After that its time for paint.



isnt it already a pretty brownish red color, why paint it?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #382
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Clear over it and enter it as a "rat rod"
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #383
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I finally got around and bought some parts for my Jeep this week, 4 used coilover springs and spacers, should be back in the garage by this weekend. Next is fuel tank mods and driveshafts, new fluids, build a center console & hook up the cable shifters, reinstall a few emision and engine parts, steering lines and its done before paint
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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #384
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After about 2 months I actually did some work on my Jeep today

For the first time since June the Jeep is fully resting on its new suspension, I put the rear springs on the coilovers. In the front the flex in buck nutty, Im not even fully flexed out and have about 2.5" left of airbump travel. In the rear its pretty nice too, however I have a problem with my ass. Its to DAMN Narrow I think its about 59" wide, and if i remember right i have 1.5" spacers on bringing me out to 62". When I flex the front enough im hitting the rear springs. My rear set of airbumps will be comming soon so I can dial in the rear and at the same time Ill look into buying some 2" rear spacers and see what they will do.

I think Im seriously thinking about going full float on the rear so I can lengthen the tubes some. I think 63-65" will be good. Looking at either using Branik's conversion kit or spidertrax parts.

Here are some numbers, for now they are ok but rough, i can still lower the TJ a couple inch's. 22" to bottom of frame, 26" to the bottom of the rocker, 46" to the bottom of front tube fender and about 76" to the top of hardtop.


Top of that 40" tire is almost 5ft 7" high



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Nice front approach

Nice rear approach, almost 90 degrees
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:55 AM   #385
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:58 AM   #386
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Go Skooter Go!
Its looking good.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 09:34 AM   #387
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Old January 16th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #388
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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #389
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lookin good skoot . I think a 2" spacer would help you out with hitting those rear springs. Get some paint down. I vote all white with black top.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #390
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lookin good skoot . I think a 2" spacer would help you out with hitting those rear springs. Get some paint down. I vote all white with black top.
nope, all white just like how it came from the factory.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #391
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all white will look good, i want a set of those front tube fenders, they look good, nice rig
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #392
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I'm amazed that after all the talk about stretched wheel base, D60 axles, 40" tires, etc that you elected to go with narrow axles. I also think you are sitting too high. For normal trail riding, you should be setting it up for around 4" of up travel. Any more than that & you're just raising your COG. So if you can drop it a couple inches, you should.

Other than that, it looks nice. BTW, since you don't need those stickies for mall crawlin, why don't you make the drive over here with them? I've got some mall approved tires I'll trade you.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #394
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Yeah all white will look good to. When are you going to build that front D60?
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I'm amazed that after all the talk about stretched wheel base, D60 axles, 40" tires, etc that you elected to go with narrow axles. I also think you are sitting too high. For normal trail riding, you should be setting it up for around 4" of up travel. Any more than that & you're just raising your COG. So if you can drop it a couple inches, you should.

Other than that, it looks nice. BTW, since you don't need those stickies for mall crawlin, why don't you make the drive over here with them? I've got some mall approved tires I'll trade you.
so negative If i were to do it over again Id probably go full width or 65" or more but I can work around with what I have for now. I havent fully set the suspension up but there is room to drop it 2-3". Ill gladly trade you my tires for $2000 Front 60 will start being built once I start collecting parts
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Not negative at all. Just expressing my opinion. Make it wider and lower.

RE the tires, I'll take your tires AND wheels for $1500 and give you a set of rollers.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #397
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looks good! Eventually I would like to see it in person
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #398
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #399
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Little birdie told me it's 54.25" from the stock frame to the top of the stock roll bar so providing you don't have a body lift on it you're measurement for height is very close Looking good
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #400
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Will look like a big piece of dried up white dog turd!
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