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Old August 26th, 2018, 03:05 PM   #421
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Old August 26th, 2018, 05:02 PM   #422
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Sorta ok







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Old September 9th, 2018, 09:41 AM   #423
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coming together nicely
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 12:56 PM   #424
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Welded up last weekend. Getting ready to tack on. Before welding it is straight to the alignment bar. Hopefully it's that way after I weld the truss on.

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Old September 23rd, 2018, 05:34 PM   #425
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Old October 7th, 2018, 04:17 PM   #426
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Still straight after the welding I've been doing on it. Lower control arms and shock mounts are done. Next up is chassis side control arm mounts and locating UCA on axle.

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Old October 7th, 2018, 04:40 PM   #427
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Looks good! How's your back after moving that big bastard around? Lol
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Old October 7th, 2018, 08:14 PM   #428
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The cherry picker does the big moves. Just spun and flopped on the table, so not too bad.

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Old October 8th, 2018, 08:37 AM   #429
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Can't wait to see this done. Love the JHF chassis.
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Old October 15th, 2018, 05:48 PM   #430
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Decided to install some shock towers up front to be able to lay my shocks over how I want them. This was my solution.



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Interesting how you cut the original shock hoop out. Why not just work off of the hoop?
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This chassis would be much easier with a full custom axle instead of my narrowed axle. If I would have stayed full with, the pinion location would be have been a different problem. With it narrowed it made the shock mounts narrow.

As I messed with trying to get them angled in a bit, it became apparent that I would be close to the frame, and unless I wanted it to be super tall, I would have to have the shocks above the original hoop height. This setup allows the shocks to swing side to side with enough room to clear the frame. It also got the shocks to about where I want them. They are just under 10* pinched in and raked back just over 10*.
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Got it.
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Old October 17th, 2018, 06:49 AM   #435
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YES! Thats exactly whats needed to make things work. I was thinking along the same lines after seeing how high the front sat on the one jhf that was done earlier this year where he said he had fitment issues.

Let me know if you're interested in a center console like AJ's, I'll take care of you. ;)
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Old October 17th, 2018, 01:39 PM   #436
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I was thinking about reaching out to you about that and for a roof. It seems so far away with how I've been muddling through to this point.

I had heard that Drew was only selling roofs with new kits since shipping would be nuts. I could run down and pick up from you over a weekend, but that would be a trip to hit Goat.

And as a side note, for those paying attention to pictures, you might notice the engine is less complete. Since I've been moving so much around I put in an empty block and some old heads. Also decided that running the Goat TC pump brackets with idler would provide more room for upper control arm.
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I had heard that Drew was only selling roofs with new kits since shipping would be nuts. I could run down and pick up from you over a weekend, but that would be a trip to hit Goat.
I'm sure we can figure something out to save you some travel distance with time. ;)
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Old October 27th, 2018, 09:40 PM   #438
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Got some time in the shop between a bunch of small things going on.

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I decided it was a good day to finish the 14 bolt shave. Cleaned it up, preheated mostly to bring up and burn of embedded gear oil then welded. Wrapped for now just to let it slow cool.

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Old November 17th, 2018, 06:28 PM   #440
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Rear truss is on. It's a Barnes narrow. I went this route since at the time there was no full width available for this 14-bolt combo.

Tomorrow I hope to get it mocked with the chassis.

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