|February 12th, 2008, 11:05 PM||#1|
my little jeep restoration/build
I've been lurking here for a while, figured I'd be nice and post up my junk for those who haven't seen my build on other forums. I've been doing a lot of the work on the Terquoise Tartcart, which has consumed a lot of time resently.
This was what I did last winter/spring between mid Jan, and mid May. I'll add to this as I continue the much needed front axle update and a little more tube work.
OK, here's where I started.
Step one: Get "real" job. Check
Step two: Buy garage that happens to come with a house. Check
Step three: tear shit apart. awww shit here we go.
Starting with this:
back on poker run 2005:
the work space, 24x24 is sooo not big enough:
Step 4: Have a plan: New frame, and cage. Swap the beat T-156 for a TH400, tweek the rear 4 link. lower body by removing body mounts. Piece of cake.
Box section is 2x3" 1/8 wall.
on the last trip out with Sean(driving Chris' jeep) I let James pull out Sean, this was the result. DOH.
Tweeked rear suspension. 0-1* Roll Axis, 96%anti-squat.
So now it's the weekend before carni. Time to test fit the old body on the new frame.
No pictures of it, but inorder to fit the body down on the frame, and clear the suspension and clocked t-case, 3/4 of the floor would have to be cut out. Shit
Step 5? ah fukc the steps everything was thrown out the window here. After some QT up in Houghton it was officially decided Tube Buggy here I come. Now the fun begins :mrgreen: Oh yeah did I mention that we were planning to go back to Moab in the first of May?
So there I was, at the Toyota dealership, FUCK. It's only money. This followed me home:
Ok back to the build. Tube Buggy: Therefore new toys were required.
Trying to figure out WTF i'm doing. Tubing is all 1.75 .120 wall and 1.5 .120 wall tube. A larger diameter 1.5" die would have been nice especially for doing grill hoops.
Start of the rear frame section:
time to clean the garage, out she goes.
Bling Bling, it's expensive, but so far definately worth it. Funds and time permitting I'd like to get some dyno time sometime to really tune it in right.
Trans cooler and battery in their new homes.
Starting to look like something again.
New steering box bracket, because we all know the stock Jeep ones SUCK. and with the new pitman i had to take the 5* or whatever it was out of the bracket.
Link crossmember, trans mount. working good so far.
Trans parts, WTF no instructions?
Trans case cleaned and painted, got it all back and works like a champ. B&M rebuild kit, Hughes pump, TC, auto/manual valve body.
Starting the sheet metal.
So much easier to finish welding like this.
Ready for paint.
A litte more bling. To date only had to use it to pull Matt's ass out.
Last edited by VTJeepCJ84; February 12th, 2008 at 11:16 PM.
|February 12th, 2008, 11:06 PM||#2|
New trans pan. Blue Torch Fab kit, it does require some alterations as it does not have the notches and kickouts for the valve body, but no complaints about it.
AWWW SHIT! After starting it in gear and the throttle being stuck at WOT and hitting the house this is the results
Well, I had wanted to upgrade axles, guess nows the time, it would have cost me about $350 to get going again with another AMC 20.
Out with the old in with the new. Enter a junkyard 9" that by all the normal markings logically should have been a 31 spline, nope 28. 28 spline 9" is going to be weaker than my chromo'd 29 spline AMC 20. Cost of new chromo shafts is pretty much the same regaurdless of the spline count. Enter the 35 spline Moser shafts. Only real added cost of the 35 spline shafts was the new third member with big bearings.
Did a litte trussing on the stock housing. Basically copied TinyCar on Pirate for the truss.
The next weekI got rear ended at a stop light on bike #1, Honda 599.
Utah was canceled, and i was able to relax a little but finally got her out. Here it is at the Cliff's Insane Terrain Park in IL.
Just a little muddy, took 2 different tries with the pressure washer to get it clean, this is why I'm not a fan of mud.
The new bike so I could bring it up to Houghton for my vacation for the 4th.
Poser shot on the ramp, could have gone a little farther, but Nida's truck was there and we didn't want to move the ramp more.
On some private land in IL.
The final wheelbase is 100" stretched about 2" up front and the rest out back. I there is between 19 and 20" of clearance under the jeep at trail pressure(8-10psi).
I'm currently in So Cal for work so I'm getting delayed in getting the new front axle done. It's going to be a spidertrax housing and knuckles, True Hi9.
Here's how she sits right now on the new rubber, 42" Irok's:
Last edited by VTJeepCJ84; February 12th, 2008 at 11:11 PM.
|February 13th, 2008, 02:38 PM||#11|
Fuck talk, Duck walk!
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WOW!!! very nice work. you get 2 gold stars
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|February 13th, 2008, 02:47 PM||#12|
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|February 13th, 2008, 04:04 PM||#13|
|February 13th, 2008, 11:48 PM||#18|
my garage isn't big enough, with just 1 rig in there it's not bad, but put a second in and it gets tight quick.