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Old June 9th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #1121
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looks good. hows the heat shield working?
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Old June 9th, 2014, 12:12 PM   #1122
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Pretty good. Didn't catch the floor mats on fire while doing some full throttle hill climbs but it it's not the same as snow wheeling. Now that I moved it there is room for wrap.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #1123
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looks good Jim.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 09:30 PM   #1124
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Jim, the jeep looks great...now I need to go polish my up so you don't make me look so bad...
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Old July 12th, 2014, 05:58 AM   #1125
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OK for some of you who are thinking I'm all wet behind the ears. The first place any butt joint breaks is before or after the weld the fish plating only spreads out the pressure on that joint to make sure you don't crack the area around the weld. Since you seem to be building more than a normal usage of a jeep for doing flexing and high impact off roading. The stress you are adding to the frame will be three to four times what the jeep was designed to do. And being that you made the new part of the frame out of heavier metal which means less flexing of the frame mean you transfer more stress to the old part of the frame. Granted I might be not seeing the splice you did inside of the old frame but I also didn't see any weld joints to that splice in any pictures. Call me a fool but over building something now is better than repairing something in the future IE on the trail in the middle of nowhere.
@dodger889 Just for giggles I'm bumping this. 6 years later with a fair amount of wheeling all over the country (Canada, South Dakota, Windrock, Johnson Valley, Moab), these joints look as good now as they were when the mod was done. Sarry Dodger889, you was wrong.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:22 AM   #1126
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I didn't fish plate mine either when I back halved my frame for coil overs and mine is fine still too. We must have both gotten lucky Jim.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:59 AM   #1127
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I'm thinking its cuz we wheel like pansies.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 10:02 AM   #1128
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Old July 12th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #1129
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You old guys have bingo tonight?
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Old July 12th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #1130
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That's it, I am selling mine then. I fishplated mine
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Old July 12th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #1131
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I like fishing
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Old July 12th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #1132
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fishing is good
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Old July 12th, 2014, 08:13 PM   #1133
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that's because you drive a jeep

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Old July 13th, 2014, 06:45 AM   #1134
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@dodger889 Just for giggles I'm bumping this. 6 years later with a fair amount of wheeling all over the country (Canada, South Dakota, Windrock, Johnson Valley, Moab), these joints look as good now as they were when the mod was done. Sarry Dodger889, you was wrong.
I was just thinking about that the other day.
Has it really been 6 years! WOW!
If that joint hadn't been supported by your cage and body mounts, the solution would have been different.
Many fabricators simply believe MORE mass is better........Maybe they should look at a desert truck up close sometime. Those guys know how to fabricate.

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