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Old January 3rd, 2019, 09:19 PM   #101
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I decided that it would be best if the trackbar had a little bend in it. With some help from @Kyle M. we were able to put a bend in it and make it fit a lot better.



After putting the trackbar in, I rebuild the transfer case cross member and took out all the jack stands that were holding up the engine, tranny, and transfer case. After that, I was able to get the Jeep back on all fours for the first time since rebuilding the frame.



The steering column that came with the first jeep had all of the wires cut to a stub so they were completely useless. Other than that, everything else worked great. The steering column that came with the second jeep had all the wires but it collapsed in the accident and didnít turn well. Tonight we spent some time rebuilding the new one with parts from the old ones and now it works great.



Does anyone know of a place where I can buy some steering shaft parts for a reasonable price?



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Old January 25th, 2019, 06:40 PM   #102
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I guess itís time for an update. After getting the trackbar bent, we rolled the Jeep outside to clean up a little. Of course I had to get some pictures.





After some thinking, my dad decided to part with his XJ. My dad made a deal with me that if I continue to get a 4.0 GPA he will hand down most of his parts!! The parts from his drivetrain that I will get are his shaved 14b and welded kingpin 60 both with 5.38 gears. Iíll also be getting his 5.3, built 4l60e, and Atlas II.

I talked him into giving me coilovers as a part of the deal so now the air shocks will be moved to the rear with a 4 link. Leafs are for trees.

His axles have the 8 on 6.5 lug pattern so I am getting his tires and H2 wheels also.

After taking his Jeep to the scrap yard, we moved some stuff around with the amazing space we gained.



This is a few steps backwards but it is most definitely worth it and may even speed up the project since we know everything works great.




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Going to be a sweet build


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Old March 23rd, 2019, 09:50 PM   #104
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Not a whole ton of progress recently. Been spending all my Saturdays snowboarding up north. In the few days that we did work on the Jeep, we got a few things done.

We tore out the old drive train and began mocking up the new one



Went for the flat belly



Some sacrifices had to be made



Made some motor mounts





After we mounted it I just wasnít happy with how far the motor sat forward. The next weekend was spent moving it back 3 inches. We were also able to get the front axle rolled under the Jeep.






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After getting the engine mounted, we moved the upper link to the passenger side and also frenched it into the frame to be able to have the bolt clear the transmission.





After that was done, we were able to bolt up the wheels with 37s for the first time. We also found ride height. Itís really low. Right now it will have about 4 or 5Ē of up travel but we could flip the tie rod and drag link to the underside of the knuckle to get at least 2 more.

Ride height (check out the flat drag link!):



Size reference. Iím 6í 1Ē





I got a tube frame steering box mount from Gtxracer on pirate or @duKeengineeringsolutions on Instagram. Itís a very cool and does a great job keeping the steering box up and out of the rocks. We had to cut the bumper off to make the steering box location work. With the front stretch, we will have to put the box out in front of the grill but I donít think it will stick out far enough to make a noticeable difference off-road.








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After getting the link mounts all in place, we put in the shocks and the front end shot up since they had the springs for a Cherokee still on them (120 over 250). So my dad called up Accutune and after some measurements they had it all figured out and some new springs were on their way to us. They ran the numbers 3 times because of how light my jeep is. They thought there was something wrong with the math. Spring rates ended up being 100 over 120. I spend a couple nights last week welding up links and all the axle side mounts so yesterday we were able to get the front axle in and nothing will be redone again, no matter what.

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After the front end was at ride height, we balanced out the rear to see how low it would be.

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Almost completely flat lower links




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Old April 14th, 2019, 09:41 AM   #107
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Nice upgrades.

Glad to see you changed up the tcase and mounts. Solid mounting the motor and having the offset support on the old tcase, you would have been breaking adapter housings or transmission housings. Ask @firehawk not .
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