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I think either works. I just drilled mine and they lasted 12 years with no problem before I sold it. But welding in the bung with a longer contact area seems like a good move.
Thanks. I’ve run mine 5 years drilled. Going double shear this go round so wanna do it better


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I don't believe there is a rite or wrong way to go about this. I just did what Wide Open Design does and took their advice. They like to drill the hole on an angle so the heim will sit flat.... I tried and the hole walked on me bad so I just drilled straight. I love looking through their build pics to get some ideas: Blog

I think the thought behind drilling the hole to 1" and then using 1" x .120" DOM, you get a TIGHT fit. No chance for the drill bit to oversize the hole any. I have 1/2" stick out and it seems pretty good.
 

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Found the new background for the display LOL!
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Here is a stock gauge layout that I will change up to fit my needs.
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For when I break down....I can play DOOM!
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Need to print some circuit board housings. This is the LCD driver board. Quick print to test dimensions.
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The stock gauge layout is actually pretty sweet looking IMO.

Hahaha @ Doom.
 

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@Mihlfeldl2005 said, "is it really a computer if it can't play DOOM?" so I said challenge accepted! lol.

I do like the gauge layout as its very simple to read.
 

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New tool! Astro Rivnut setting tool that goes up to 3/8". Super easy as you use a drill to crush them instead of hand power.
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Setting them to hold the inner fender well.
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CHEERS! I need some MI beer to fill this out.
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Watching ur build thread gives me tool envy lol. Can you make those beer cap holders in the great state of Ohio? If so pm me a price. Thanks


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Watching ur build thread gives me tool envy lol. Can you make those beer cap holders in the great state of Ohio? If so pm me a price. Thanks


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I started with basic hand tools and just upgraded as I went. Has been 18 years and finally have a good collection to tackle most anything I need to do.
I could! Can do any state. pM me with a size.
I think it's called a trash can.

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My dad came by to lend a hand on getting the jeep back on all 4s so we could roll it out to pull the tub off. Putting him to work putting in some wheel studs.
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Mounted the rear bumps. Works great.
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Tires mounted. Such heavy MOFOS!
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Soaking up the sun.
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Using the trusty Yanmar tractor to lift the body.
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At full bump this is the belly height.
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Thanks ! I enjoy reading through them myself. It’s like I’m 17 again looking through all the cool builds wishing I had the time, knowledge and money to build one. Great way to get motivated to work on your own shit as well.
 

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Have not worked on the Jeep for a few days. Last night I tacked the tcase mount to the crossmember.

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Getting ready to fully weld the body mounts, cross members, engine mounts, cage tie ins, axles, bumpstops. Gonna be reallllll fun.
 

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10/10 not fun welding the floor....if I did it again, I would just rivet the floor together with glue lol. Started welding outside, but the wind was just taking the shielding gas and causing issues. Moved the jeep out and moved the tub in the garage to finish. Took forever!

Stormy D running security.
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I'll knock the welds down to be more flat then paint will cover the rest.
 

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Been looking for a 4l80 so I could just put one in for the time being. However....everyone wants $600 plus for ones with 150k miles. They are also older years. I started to put all the parts on the table in the basement..... probably just gonna build it myself. What could go wrong? I had great success with the TF727 and 46RE. I bought a Jakes Performance stage 2 rebuild kit last year which is good for 750 HP. https://shop.jakesperformance.com/shop/ols/products/4l80-rebuild-kit-stage-2

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My dad came by and we tackled the transmission. In the basement it went and we dug into it.

soaking some clutches. Nothing but the best for trans fluid.
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My fancy spring compressor.
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Got the Direct clutch done, forward clutch done and overdrive.

Will get more done tomorrow.
 
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