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Old April 30th, 2018, 09:24 PM   #321
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Need to talk with the TIG-meister header guy to see if he is up for tweaking the headers to go around the top of the trans. @PUNISHER TA


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Old April 30th, 2018, 10:58 PM   #322
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Why not try and relocate the coils?
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Old May 1st, 2018, 10:59 AM   #323
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Are you talking moving coil packs rather than adjusting bar? Yeah, could do that. I need to stare at it more. I want to mock up more stuff and see how it all could fit.
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Old May 1st, 2018, 11:03 AM   #324
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Are you talking moving coil packs rather than adjusting bar? Yeah, could do that. I need to stare at it more. I want to mock up more stuff and see how it all could fit.
Well, I feel like if you move the coil packs you'll be able to raise the engine up a bit more. Nothing noteworthy but it could help with clearance and maybe a little driveline angle
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Old May 1st, 2018, 07:36 PM   #325
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Looks like plenty of room between crossbar and converter.



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Old May 1st, 2018, 08:07 PM   #326
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Alternator fits with Goatbuilt relocation.

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Old May 1st, 2018, 08:09 PM   #327
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Old May 1st, 2018, 09:24 PM   #328
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John I would defiantly recommend more room under the seat to the top of that t case, Check the manufacture specs but most suspension seats require 2-3 inches of clearance.
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 07:23 PM   #329
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Hood clearance issue solved. Let's create a new issue.

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Old May 4th, 2018, 09:02 PM   #330
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Looking good! What's size tires are you gonna run?


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Old May 5th, 2018, 02:11 PM   #331
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Goal is to grab some 39 Red Krawlers, but for now I have some half-life 42 Iroks or 37 Trep Radials.
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Old May 6th, 2018, 12:14 PM   #332
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Friday night I messaged Jesse Haines and asked how he set up his drivetrain. He said Atlas 1/4" off frame and skid and crank centered. The tcase spacing matches what Roxroes suggested.

So I borrowed a spare Atlas from Hoser and mocked this up. The seat frame just barely clears the atlas shifter extension off the back, but this is 2" deeper in the chassis than the 205. WIth the drop of of the case it gives me plenty of space under the seat.

There is about 1/2" clearance under the trans pan running a factory 3" truck pan. Only thing I can't check right now is converter clearance since I had to move to my mockup empty trans since the th400 output is too long for this Atlas setup.

I'm thinking of moving the drivetrain 1/2" to the front of chassis and building some mounts. That will give a little more clearance to between seat frame and Atlas.

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Sounds like a good move all around.
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 09:25 PM   #334
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Old June 4th, 2018, 11:47 AM   #335
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Time has been short lately, but had some time on Saturday after being out of town over Memorial Day.

I'm working on a trans mount. The first idea was to see if I could tuck the bushing directly under the trans mount. That didn't work as it left < 1/4" between the mount and the belly skid. So I debated whether to hard mount or if I could fit the poly mount to the front of the cross-member. This is how i left it on Saturday.

I had to notch the crossmember, and will add tabs and a box in around where the poly mount intrudes.


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Old June 5th, 2018, 10:47 AM   #336
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That's how I did the trans mount in order to flat belly my TJ. Just a flat plate tied into the side of the bushing tube with some anti-rotate gussets. Works great.
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Old June 5th, 2018, 11:27 AM   #337
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Good to hear. I probably went overkill on it hoping it wouldn't tear itself up hanging in front of the mount, but I've had mounts work loose and tear up trans mounts in the past.
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Needs a little more metal, but the trans crossmember is in place. Still debating if drivetrain goes forward a little.



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Old June 23rd, 2018, 01:42 PM   #339
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Wide shot as its sitting.

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