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MiNi Beast March 28th, 2008 01:36 PM

MJ,XJ,gave up YJ,failed BDMT, back to MJ!!
 
Well, thought I start my post for the XJ build. You may know me and my MJ but had to get rid of her for the XJ. More room for the kids. But Not looking back for now. So the low down is I kept my 33x9.5 tires and the heart of MiNi Beast. my 8.8 410LSD disks, so thats going under the XJ replacing the 8.25, mounting the 1 1/2" UBE and 4.5 RE springs. Front is getting 6.5" springs with the RK 3 link LA set up. The XJ is 2wd, but already has 4wd conversion started less the tranny and tcase. Which I have a AX-15/231 combo waiting to go in after the lift.
So my very first Jeep...89' Wagoneer
Then my MJ, bought for $100 down in FL and drove back to MI...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...0e4645b4_m.jpg
ME:
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...6d0b5589_m.jpg
Then the 3" lift with the 31's...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...n/3in31s15.jpg
Then maybe you seen me at the 9th Annual Clean up...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...lcleanup28.jpg
Maybe afterwards...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...lcleanup19.jpg
Recognize me yet...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...lcleanup10.jpg
No? Maybe when I got pulled out three times...?
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...lcleanup14.jpg
Maybe you seen me out on the trail at the Fall Colors Tour of 07'...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/DSC01335.jpg
member?
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...2007/group.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/DSC01374.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/img_6002.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/img_6003.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/img_6004.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/img_6009.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/img_6017.jpg

But I did at least get her up on 33's...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...OwningJeep.jpg
But shortly got the XJ and the MJ had to go...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...0XJ/MJtoXJ.jpg

So sold MJ and started collecting parts for my build...
Got my clear corner lenses from K2 motor, sweetness :rock on:
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...learlenses.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...J/100_0424.jpg


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-96...QQcmdZViewItem
Started working on the 8.8. Taking the perches back off getting it ready for the 1 1/2" UBE. :brows: End of the week I'll be ordering the last of everything then it is on for the build up.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...o%20XJ/174.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...o%20XJ/175.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...o%20XJ/176.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...o%20XJ/179.jpg

And this pics is thanks to Pete M, thought I share for reference...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...eafperches.jpg
Well got my RK 3 link LA kit.
http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/ind...products_id=33
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...fcd08c3b26.jpg
My brake lines from Rusty's...
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...Category_Code=
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...50ca2a04a5.jpg
My AX-15/231 Combo going in to complete 4x4...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/Ax-15231.jpg:rock on:
My daughter having fun with the RK packing material....

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...family/010.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...family/012.jpg
Track bar with a new heim joint, Heim was $11.20 but the shipping was $16.50, but they got great deals on heims, going to build my own X steering with heims.. http://www.midwestcontrol.com/
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0432.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0431.jpg
YJ slip yoke $60 bucks shipped to my door from http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...Q83502855.html
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0430.jpg
Frame to axle extended brake line, $50 from local jeeper
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0429.jpg
3/4" D shackles, priceless, $10 each
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0428.jpg

The sound bar I got for free...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0433.jpg


And today. I love to wake up to a delivery. :
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0436.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0437.jpg
Shock mounts that come with...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0438.jpg
Have extra area for bump-stops
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...d/100_0440.jpg
http://www.tntcustoms.com/webV5/ubolteliminators.asp
So that is a good start now. Will continue build up and be down with lift and axle swap by hopefully the 10th Annual Trail Clean Up.

Fullsize4life March 28th, 2008 02:14 PM

Looking go. When are you going to bring it up to the off road park and give it a shake down run.

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MiNi Beast March 28th, 2008 02:33 PM

Hoping to get it done by the 19th then whenever from there. Won't have the gears in the front by than, the 19th, but hopefully before july. Going up to Silver for the 4th, then going down to the Badlands on July 18th to 20th so need to have 4x4 done by then.

Fullsize4life March 28th, 2008 02:38 PM

We just got back form the badlands and it was sweet. Hope you have fun

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MiNi Beast March 28th, 2008 02:41 PM

Hope so. Meeting up with the Guys from Comanche Club, just no Comanche.:confused: So I'll just have to go slow so they can keep up.:tonka:

MiNi Beast April 5th, 2008 02:12 AM

Well with Dune Coon's help, got the ube on tonight.

Got the 8.8 up on jack stands
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0494.jpg
Me...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0495.jpg
Dune Coon...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0536.jpg
Did a little grinding on the UBE to get that snug fit...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0494-1.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0492.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0493.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0504.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0506.jpg
A little touch up to better suit Dune Coon...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0515-1.jpg
Now some measuring...
Measured off Dune Coon's Jeep
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0516-1.jpg
Pinion angle was set at 88*
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0517-1.jpg
Cut off axles mounts for emergency brake cable bing they hit the UBE, being the width was center to center spring bolt hole, 43 3/8"
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0506.jpg
Then spot welded to keep UBE from tweaking...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0523-1.jpg
Now for a full weld...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0524-1.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0525-1.jpg
Then the rest of them...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0529-1.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0532-1.jpg
1 1/2" spring under????
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0533-1.jpg
Fuck no!!
Shock mounts pretty much kept in stock position up on axle... lined them up in the middle with the outside edge of UBE..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0534-1.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0535-1.jpg

Done fucker... Dune Coon Customs
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...100_0535-1.jpg

Have to give thanks to Dune Coon for he is a busy guy, but he has helped me out when needed. And even more being that the same time last year he helped me put perches on this same 8.8 and put it under my MJ. So Thanks again Dune Coon. :beerbang:

Tie Dyed April 5th, 2008 07:53 AM

Coon throws down on the welds. looks good.

MiNi Beast April 5th, 2008 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tie Dyed (Post 1038506)
Coon throws down on the welds. looks good.

Yeah he seems to know what he's doing.:stan:

jeeperbrian April 5th, 2008 11:16 AM

looks good. i like that front bumper on dunecoon's jeep

Toivo April 5th, 2008 12:51 PM

mini beast looks like Vin Diesel.

Tweeternpi April 5th, 2008 07:42 PM

Looking good!!! Keep up the good work.

MiNi Beast April 8th, 2008 11:10 PM

Well got the lift in this weekend and it was a fucking pain in the ass. I hate michigan jeeps, so damn rusty.
But done deal now just need to do the typical finesseing to it.

Started putting brakes together and the lines on the axle..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0548.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0555.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0557.jpg

Then started to tear out the rear..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0562.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0565.jpg

Putting the new one in..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0574.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0578.jpg
Bud the best tool on any project..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0579.jpg
Bolting it down...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0580.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0581.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0582.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0587.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0585.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0605.jpg
Now the front... ditched the crossmember as well
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0592.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0596.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0597.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0604.jpg
front brackets...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0593.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0594.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0595.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0608.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0609.jpg

MiNi Beast April 8th, 2008 11:37 PM

Finishing up on the bracket..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0601.jpg


Now the front axle removal...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0606.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0607.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0611.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0612.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0612.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0610.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0613.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0614.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0615.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0617.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0618.jpg

Working now on removal of lower control arm mounts..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0619.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0616.jpg

Got to replace the upper mount bushing on axle...
pound it, press it...? I say fucking burn it out!
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0620.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0621.jpg

Install new one..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0622.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0623.jpg

Now put axle back in with lift springs....
And remember the importance of jackstands and blocking the tires.. these are pics of jeep after the front fell off the jack stands...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0624.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0625.jpg

Ok so finally got it so I can get the arms on...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0626.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0629.jpg
lower arms set at 27.75" and upper arm set at 30" as said by RK in install package..
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0629.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0630.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0628.jpg
But the pinion pointed a little high and made the springs off center to the bumpstop, so had readjusted the upper to 29.5". Better but still need some adjustments.
UCA at 30"...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0638.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0651.jpg

Track bar installed but need to re adjust that yet.. and stock steering remains, but for short while. Have drop pitman arm, and new x steering being made up. So install shortly.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0666.jpg

Done except for some finessing...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0635.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0636.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0637.jpg


And a side note.. learned the importance of one of these...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0644.jpg
Buddy caught the steering shaft on fire, the plastic cover, so before it took out anything else of importance we use the red thing.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0642.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0643.jpg

He she is on the 33's...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0656.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0660.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0659.jpg

then the before we lifted it...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0553.jpg

ddeadserious April 8th, 2008 11:45 PM

Sweet, good work.

MiNi Beast April 8th, 2008 11:48 PM

Thanks. But if it wasn't for my buddies it wouln't be possible, even if they didn't know what the hell they were doing.:stan:

jeepkyyjguy April 11th, 2008 07:43 PM

looks good. when are you gonna get it welded up?

MiNi Beast April 11th, 2008 07:45 PM

this weekend hopefull got to get up there to my jeep.

MiNi Beast April 11th, 2008 07:47 PM

hey what up there ky! missed you.

luvitmyjeep April 11th, 2008 07:51 PM

:beerbang:

MiNi Beast April 17th, 2008 02:42 AM

Installed the extended brake lines today
 
Yeah well got my lines on today up front anyways. I need a new rear line being that during the swap it got toasted by the welder, so replace someday.

But yeah didn't take long for the install, just cut off the ends and added new ends and flared the lines and installed, like 5min for each line.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0736.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0738.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0739.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0740.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0741.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0742.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0743.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0744.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0746.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0747.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0748.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0750.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0749.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0751.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0752.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0753.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0754.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0756.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0757.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0758.jpg

My helper...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...l/100_0755.jpg


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