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Old September 21st, 2017, 10:13 AM   #41
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Wow, big improvements on the frame. The previous work was ghetto.
Yes, extremely ghetto.

The front section where all the ghetto was is getting replaced with 2x3 rectangle tube and then the majority of the rest of the frame is getting boxed in with 10 ga plate

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Old September 21st, 2017, 09:31 PM   #42
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New front frame portion looks tits. Is your plan with this one mostly a street cruiser?
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 06:45 AM   #43
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New front frame portion looks tits. Is your plan with this one mostly a street cruiser?
Yea, it will see a lot of car shows and a few dunes trips. No serious offloading for this one

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Old September 23rd, 2017, 12:52 PM   #44
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Looking good so far Ryan! Keep the updates coming, i want to see it finished for comparison purposes for my willys wagon. Mine would be a trail rig if i did that though.
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Looking good so far Ryan! Keep the updates coming, i want to see it finished for comparison purposes for my willys wagon. Mine would be a trail rig if i did that though.
Thanks! I'd like to say I have more updates but the tube laser at work is backed up so I won't be able to get my frame piece til next week, that and it's so dang hot out here that boating sounds more fun.

I did get the front of the frame boxed in and my motor mounts tacked together last night though. I also spent 2 hours in the blazing heat getting this stupid steering arm off the axle.





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I spent a few hours on a steering arm before, those things are a pain in the ass especially after 40+ years of salt and rust
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Old September 24th, 2017, 08:12 AM   #47
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I spent a few hours on a steering arm before, those things are a pain in the ass especially after 40+ years of salt and rust
After beating on it with my sledge for an hour I got on Google and found out that if you break the cone shaped washers free first it will come off easier, and it definitely did

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Old September 25th, 2017, 05:21 PM   #48
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I got my frame rail from the tube laser back today, so I tacked it together on my fab table and gave it a test fit, very happy with the placement and fit. Now I can't decide if I weld the mitre cuts back on the fab table or on the jeep. I know if I do it on the table it will be level but I also know the ends will warp in and it will be a pain in the ass to slide it back in the frame rails.



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Old September 30th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #49
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Motor is sitting in the frame without an engine hoist!



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Old October 7th, 2017, 08:59 PM   #50
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Put my spare wrangler tire on to start getting an idea for the links...exhaust manifolds put a big monkey wrench on an upper link for either side, got some serious head scratching to do.

Bonus points to whoever can guess what the drawing is for



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Old October 8th, 2017, 10:14 AM   #51
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looks like fire wall
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looks like fire wall
judging by the file name at the bottom I would say you're correct
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judging by the file name at the bottom I would say you're correct
Nice catch haha, didn't realize that was on the bottom of the drawing. But yes it is a firewall, the PO had to much fun with a torch and expanding foam to fit the inline 6. It will take to much work to fix what is there so I decided it would be easiest to cut it all out and start from scratch



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Nice catch haha, didn't realize that was on the bottom of the drawing. But yes it is a firewall, the PO had to much fun with a torch and expanding foam to fit the inline 6. It will take to much work to fix what is there so I decided it would be easiest to cut it all out and start from scratch



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Save that file for me, i may need it if i decide to build my willys. The PO did the same thing to mine lol. Must be a popular mod, torch and foam
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Save that file for me, i may need it if i decide to build my willys. The PO did the same thing to mine lol. Must be a popular mod, torch and foam
Will do! I save all my cad files and laser programs so if anybody else sees something I made in this thread they want let me know and I can cut it out!

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Firewall looks amazing.
You going to add holes for the wiring harness/heater into cab later or add them to the file before cutting it on the table?

Any mounting holes for a accusump on that firewall?
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Firewall looks amazing.
You going to add holes for the wiring harness/heater into cab later or add them to the file before cutting it on the table?

Any mounting holes for a accusump on that firewall?
Wiring harness will be done later with a hole saw when I actually no where it's going to go. This will be a summer only truck so there will be no heater core, if anything it will get a little 12v heater, and no plans for accusump.

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Nice progress, looks like its turning out really nice keep up the good work.
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Nice progress, looks like its turning out really nice keep up the good work.
Thanks!

I finally think I found a home for the upper link on the passenger side, and I got some more CAD work done. Hoping to get some of this stuff cut this week



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More CAD work done, going to finalize some measurements this weekend and start cutting next week sometime



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