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mtnbiker995 September 29th, 2015 10:01 AM

8 lug JK
 
Some of you might know me, Collin, I've been to a handful of events in the last year or so riding along with @Ryanw10 or @BLZR. Well I decided to finally bring a build thread over here...I don't feel like posting all of my rebuild progress from when I totaled it until now but if you have any questions just ask...

It was stock when I totaled it and this is what it looks like now

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...psmm8wx14f.jpg

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...pslgae5iqv.jpg

I'm currently 8 lug rear 5 lug front. I should be 8 lug front and rear by the time I head up to Drummond on Oct 22nd. Last night I just picked up some Corbeau Baja JP Wide seats and threw them in, just gotta make a harness bar and get the 4pt's installed.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...pssshh2isd.jpg

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...psnwxnp4io.jpg

I've done all the work myself or with the help of friends so I can answer any questions you might have...for some reason there aren't a lot of JK build threads on GL4x4 :sonicjay:

RDK_YJ88 September 29th, 2015 10:27 AM

What rear axle are you running? Any pictures of the install? What did you do for abs/stability sensors?

mtnbiker995 September 29th, 2015 10:31 AM

Full float d60 from a 79 f250. I have a few pics... What are you interested in? I don't have a lot but can take more. Right now the sensors aren't hooked up but this winter I'll put tone rings on my rear hubs and wire them up. I have a stick shift not an automatic so the sensors don't affect me driving it.

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mtnbiker995 September 29th, 2015 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by RDK_YJ88 (Post 5368417)
What rear axle are you running? Any pictures of the install? What did you do for abs/stability sensors?

Here's the only pics I have uploaded from the install. If you know what you want pics of let me know and I can go take some or see if I have some on my phone.

Coils and link mounts on

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...psc1ebqeqo.jpg


Tracbar mount and shock mounts. For the shock mounts, I just cut out little tabs on the plasma and welded them onto the back of my lower link mount where I had them boxed in.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...pseeqlnlam.jpg

I made all of my own brackets and tabs for everything because we have a CNC plasma at school. All I had to do was draw up whatever I needed and go up to the lab with my flash drive to cut them out. The only brackets I bought were for my calipers. I'm running 1 ton Chevy JB7 disc brakes on the rear and I'll be running the same brakes on the front when I finally get around to swapping that axle in. Which will hopefully be this weekend.

Side note, I also has to shorten my rear driveshaft about an inch because of how much bigger this axle is. I just cut it, sleeved it, and welded it back together. I forgot to put ATF in it to balance it but it balances fine up to 70mph so I might just leave it. We'll see.

mtnbiker995 September 30th, 2015 03:21 AM

Well it's after 4 am and tonight my roommate @Wiseadam14 and I got project drunk... Pulled my factory front axle tonight to get ready for the weekend.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...psyebhpbnq.jpg

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OnlyInMyXJ22 September 30th, 2015 07:10 AM

I like where this is going!

mtnbiker995 September 30th, 2015 09:58 AM

Thanks, great things happen when drinking haha.

That being said anyone need a built JK Dana 30?

Jeep JK High pinion Dana 30. Aussie locker and 4.10s. 3 out of 4 chromolly axle shafts, passenger inner is still factory. Synergy ball joints Spicer u joints & Synergy C gussets.

Come get out of my garage.

Also have matching rear axle for sale as well.

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RDK_YJ88 September 30th, 2015 11:42 AM

Looks good. Dana 60 front?

mtnbiker995 September 30th, 2015 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by RDK_YJ88 (Post 5370993)
Looks good. Dana 60 front?

Thank you sir. And no, hp 44. Front axle from the same 79 f250. I got both axles for $250 with 4.10s so I couldn't say no

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bradw76 September 30th, 2015 12:03 PM

O boy! Collin started a mini van build thread!

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mtnbiker995 September 30th, 2015 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bradw76 (Post 5371033)
O boy! Collin started a mini van build thread!

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Right?! Finally!

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bradw76 September 30th, 2015 12:10 PM

All the soccer mom's out there will thank you.

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mtnbiker995 September 30th, 2015 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bradw76 (Post 5371057)
All the soccer mom's out there will thank you.

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I'm just hoping to meet a soccer milf this way


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bradw76 September 30th, 2015 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by mtnbiker995 (Post 5371081)
I'm just hoping to meet a soccer milf this way


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Now we all know why collin got a jk

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mtnbiker995 September 30th, 2015 01:38 PM

Obviously

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Cool Hand Luke October 2nd, 2015 08:22 AM

I drove by yesterday and didn't see the trailer was outside so I knew you were up to something. Lookin good. I got a 44/60 combo myself I'm hoping to put in my xj. But with requiring all new steering and another $500 in brackets/trusses I don't see it happening anytime soon. How much for that front end?

mtnbiker995 October 2nd, 2015 08:28 AM

Thanks man. Yea the trailer is parked to the side of the house. I built all my own brackets at school, we have CNC plasma table and Alro gives you 50% off on steel so I barely have any money into brackets, arms, and steering.

I don't think you'd want by front axle, it won't bolt into an xj, your be better off just running the 44 front since you have to re bracket it either way.

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Cool Hand Luke October 2nd, 2015 08:37 AM

Are you at Western or KVCC? That's nice I can imagine. Yeah Alro is so convenient in that sense. And yeah you're probably right

Ryanw10 October 2nd, 2015 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by LukeRabe (Post 5374249)
I drove by yesterday and didn't see the trailer was outside so I knew you were up to something. Lookin good. I got a 44/60 combo myself I'm hoping to put in my xj. But with requiring all new steering and another $500 in brackets/trusses I don't see it happening anytime soon. How much for that front end?

I can get you all the brackets you need laser cut out of 1/4" steel in the $150-$200 range if that interests you

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mtnbiker995 October 2nd, 2015 08:55 AM

Yea Luke, Ryan can laser them nice and clean or if you're fine with 3/16" and a kerf on the edge I can cut them cheaper. You'll have to grind them a little tho for best fit

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