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 Post subject: 95 YJ/ what a subie guy does to a perfectly good jeep. LOL!
 Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:08 am 
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Well, I got my jeep fianally.

Here it is.

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So what now?


Fake hood scoops, chrome grill, etc... NOT!

Well, I took off the stock front bumper to make room for my yet to be determined custom bumper. I did get some 3/4" d ring shakles for the front tow points.

I also determined that I have a pinion seal leak, and an axel seal leak.

I just ordered a new diff cover to get rid of the stock "plug" cover, and a spartan locker for the d35.( Thanks to Tony at Baseline for a flawless order process. :) )

Gonna yank the rear end apart and change the seals, install the locker, install the diff cover and change/check all the rear brake hardware as well.

Someday maybe a lift and some biggere tires than the 30's that are on it. As soon as I get the reared fixed and some hook points i'm headed off road.


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those boomerang shackles are on backwards...

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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 Post subject: Re: 95 YJ/ what a subie guy does to a perfectly good jeep. L
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lol! Really. Well I guess add that to the list. PO must not have known whats up. I also think there is supposed to be a bar across the middle in the two holes.

So add fixing or replacing those to the list. There is some rust on the tub but it's easilly remedied by some welds and some two tone bed armor work on the lower half.

Very solid for around here anyway.

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yeah, part of the boomerrang design is to allow the swing of it on compression to swing up past the frame, as they sit, they probably hit the frame and stop swinging early...
Easy to put a part across, either weld something in, or just take a small piece of tube and sleeve a bolt through the holes and the tube.

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Confucius
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 Post subject: Re: 95 YJ/ what a subie guy does to a perfectly good jeep. L
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They def don't act right. I didn't think thet looked right from the beginning but since I am a leaf spring jeep noob I was unsure.

I will try to turn them around and just weld in a center peice. Thanks for the pics because I do want some in the rear too. RC has them for a decent price.

The worst part will be the bushings. lol


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They def don't act right. I didn't think thet looked right from the beginning but since I am a leaf spring jeep noob I was unsure.

I will try to turn them around and just weld in a center peice. Thanks for the pics because I do want some in the rear too. RC has them for a decent price.

The worst part will be the bushings. lol

You may check and see if Topper can just cut some out on his plasma table, would be cheap and easy!

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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He probably could. I also could make templates and break out my cutmaster. Good idea!


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I use to have a few blanks for them, not sure what ever happened to them though.

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Confucius
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So today... Yeah, :)

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Front bumper off. I am gonna cut out the bottom captured nuts as one broke out already. Leave the holes for drains. Weld angle brakets on the sides of the rails to mount my new bumper to. Also still use the factory top bolt as well. This way I should be able to put the factory bumper back if I ever choose to. I doubt I will but...

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I also got some of the frame tub under coated on the passenger side. The before pic is the driver side but the passenger looked the same.

Wire brush, cleaned a lot, more wire brush, rust inhibiting primer, and truck bed line spray.

Alot more to do but...
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Got the shackles fixed, turned around and a center support welded in. Also a fender flare trim.

:)

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Confucius
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"Concern yourself with what is right and you'll never second-guess that decision"
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Looks great! Isn't it amazing what a little black paint or bedliner can do to the appearance!!

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Thanks! That bedliner stuff is amazing. It's the cleaning/scraping stuff to make it stick that suckas

Well got all the parts together gonna tear the rear end down today and hopefully done tomorrow. I wish I did No have to work tonight.


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So the jeep is still on jack stands. I am taking my time with it and hope to have the pinion bearing done tomorrow. Then get the rest of it buttoned up over the next few days.


Really all of this should have been a 1 day job but only having 2 hours here or there stretches things out some.


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I got the rear end all buttoned up. All new axels seals, pinion seal, all new drums, shoes, and hardware for the rear brakes. Insatlled the spartan too.

Did some more cleaning on the frame and axel and more undercoating. New diff cover too. Thanks to Tony at Baseline 4x4. Also painted the rear drums with high temp ceramic caliper paint.

First impressions on driving with the locker. I can tell its there but it's not annoying. It locks very easilly, and unlocks right away on turns. I cannot here it ratcheting but I have heard some say that you cannot. So far so good.

Now to get my bumpers done and try this thing out in the dirt.
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I got a good start on the front bumper. I still need to do some tweaking with the brackets. Get the top plate made and welded on, and get the d ring shackle mounts made and burned on. It's really simple but suit my needs.

I may do a small stinger later after I decide on winch stuff or lights. all of that can be added anytime so...

Just for info. All 1/4 wall steel, bolt holes are sleeved, bolts are grade 8. It should not go anywhere. :)

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Got a set of 5 32/11.5/15 BFG MT KM2s. Almost brand new on a set of black rock rims.

Couldn't pass up a cl deal.

I am gonna put them on tomorrow so i'll have some pics. I guess I better get my lift kit coming. LOL!


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So I got the tires on. They fit way better than I thought. I still need a lift but they are more than driveable the way they are. I jacked the front tire til the other one lifted off. No rubbing at all in the front and only slight rubbing in the rear. Honestly a small lift shackle would fix it.

I am debating a 2.5" lift and 1" body lift. I would like a 4" but don't really think I need it. I will never run bigger tires than this with these axels or gears so...

Anyway.. I had to test them out. Didn't play long becuse I was by myself in a bad area and it was really soupy with no recovery vehicle.

I still need to get the spare mounted but ran out of time for today and my tire carrier is borked. so...


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Where did ya go? Let me know next time or post up man.

We'll look like twins out there though Boogers and shit!!

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I went to castration really quick. It was last minute and I was only there for 10 minutes or so just to see how things felt. It's about 30 sec from my house so...

I want to wheel it more. Yes twins would be funny. :)


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Were you at IHOP Memorial Day around 10am? We parked next to you when we got there. Jeep looks good! (If it was you!)

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Sure was. Me and the fam. What were your driving? I saw a really really clean blue wrangler...

and Thanks! I love it for sure. Slow and rusty but still fun as hell.


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Nice pics! Everything looks better with mud on it! :tu2:


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Thanks! I got some new goodies ordered. 1" body lift/new mount kit, rear lift boom shackles, and some new shocks for 0-2" lift.

My shocks are all completely shot. LOL!


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Almost done with the front bumper. I got the 3/4 plate d ring mounts made and burned in. I decided to weld them in from the back too. So it took a little longer. I just have a bit more welding and some grinding and i can paint it and be done with it.

I'll get pics ASAP.


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We were the big white Yukon parked right next to you. Can't put the little guy in the Jeep just yet. We are moving him into a forward facing seat tomorrow. Maybe he can start riding in the Jeep soon!!

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Cool! Yeah I was worried a bit cause the boy is used to my 2500. He likes the jeep now cause you can see the sky!


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Front Bumper done for now. I may add a "stinger" of some sort later IF I get a winch.

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nice, i like the front bumper... B...

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Thanks!

Bored after work. Mostly poser pics but I did do some wheeling. Scary at night but she did great!

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good looking bumper

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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where did you take those photos at?

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Secret spot. LOL!

I want to go over there on a weekend day sometime too.

It's a business so I have to be respectfull. PM me for info. :)


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Got my goodies today. I installed all 4 new shocks. Damn! Toatally different jeep.

Tomorrow goes on the BL.


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So, next time I decided to BL a 16 year old jeep...someone please reach thru the computer and slap me. LOL!

Not really that bad but bad enough. 3 of the 11 mounts had to be some surgery. The steel mounts on the frame are ok but the body mount bolt locations are borked. I got two of them cut out and repaired. So 1 more and the BL is done.

Also I got a new radiator. I knew there was some "green" on top but when the shroud came off, it's done and there were 2 small wet spots. The jeep never ran hot so... . Luckily the local parts store had one in stock for $120 bones.

I'll get some pics of the BL when I'm done.


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So with some blood sweat and tears and some new cuss words the jeep is ready to go for it's maiden badlands trip.

What was done in the last week?

1" BL, had to rebuild 3 mounts on the body side
new radiator
1" lift shackles rear
mounted "flag"
fix cig lighter
added a bit of steering stops Just to make sure my tires don't hit the leafs when aired down.
checked/filled all fluids
4 new shocks

So it does not sound like much but I was humpin to get iot all done.
I did some garden flex tests and will get pics up in a bit.


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Wait did you say if you could make the bundy trip or not next weekend?

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I'd love too but can't. Throwing a party for my grandmas 90th birthday..


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Really great on the road. I'll and they seem ok in the limited offroad use so far. I'll report back after this weekend.

I am gonna try them at street pressure(30psi) and then air them down and see whats up.

They are pricey, and really for what I paid for the 5 tires and rims i could not have even bought 4 tires. LOL!


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So after a mostly successful wheeling day in the badlands i got the jeep cleaned up. All is pretty good. The wheeling pics are in the event thread.

I did break a part on the soft top where it hit a tree, gonna try to find a used one. Not a super big deal cause it still works but I wanna fix it.

Also started getting the rear brake stuff hashed out. I got all the stuff I need including a 3" longer rear rubber line made. Just need to bend it, flare it and get it put on then I can have rear brakes again. Big thanks to the guys at Brake Materials for getting me all the corect stuff. Everything and I mean everything was rusted off. LOL!

While I was messing with the brake lines I noticed a gas smell and I had noticed one last week working on the under side of the jeep. Well i found it. Fuel filter was rusted thru and weeping. So I got a new filter and some lines to get that replaced. The bad part is that I need to fab up a new fuel filter gaurd plate as mine is basically rusted gone.

Lastly my front fender rust got the best of me a bit. When I rubbed the flare on the front drivers side the rust basically came apart. I still have wheel clearence but need to do something about it. Need to think on that some but it will be fixed by the next wheeling trip.

So all in all mostly not badlands damage persey, but more maint to get this sucker tip top.


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Lastly my front fender rust got the best of me a bit. When I rubbed the flare on the front drivers side the rust basically came apart. I still have wheel clearence but need to do something about it. Need to think on that some but it will be fixed by the next wheeling trip.


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Wow sounds like you got some rust! I have noticed a rust bubble on mine just below the windshield hinge, on the tub

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Lastly my front fender rust got the best of me a bit. When I rubbed the flare on the front drivers side the rust basically came apart. I still have wheel clearence but need to do something about it. Need to think on that some but it will be fixed by the next wheeling trip.


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Wow sounds like you got some rust! I have noticed a rust bubble on mine just below the windshield hinge, on the tub



I do. It's , mostly superficial crap though, bump stops, bolts, etc.... No bad frame rustjust surface , and really the tub it self is in good shape. Has a couple spots but nothing i can't fix easilly.

Some of the ones I looked at were like swiss cheese and all of them had frame rust.


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So started working on the jeep again. Working on the rear bumper now. In my tinkering around the rear(lol). I found some frame rust. It was not showing until I started digging at it. I need to do some patch work on both sides underneath. Other than that it's pretty solid. I wil get some pics of the new bumper. The main bumper is pretty much done but now I need to fix the frame rust before I mount it.

Also 2.5" lift springs are here and waiting to go on when the frame gets fixed. I had a longer brake line made when I redid the rear brakes. Gonna take my fronts over to TFE and have my wifey make me some stainless ones that are about 5" longer. Because they are maxed out now. :)

Bumper work. Still need to build all the mounts, also I will eventually build the tire carrier but for now I have enough to deal with.

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Pics of some of my latest handy work.

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Gas tank skid reapir and slight up grades: :)

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What lift did you go with?

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2.5" rough country. Glad i didn't opt for the 4". As it is my 5" longer rear brake line is just enough, and I am gonna have to have 6" added to the front lines.

Also gonna take the ds up to fort wayne clutch and have it lengthened . The slip yoke is hanging way to far out for my comfort.


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Thanks guys! I got both new front hard brake lines plummed in today and the wifey brought home my new 6" extended soft lines from her work.

I should have it back on the road in a couple days. YAY!


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Good news and bad news. I need to ditch my stock driveshaft. Unless i lower the tc(which creates other issues and really something I did not want to do anyway) I cannot get the bind out of the trunion side of the driveshaft slip yoke and i am still dealing with driveline sterss due to harsh angles. The axle is already shimmed up 6 degrees and I really don't want to mess with that anymore.

So 1 call to Baseline 4x4 and Jarod had a SYE and a new driveshaft coming my way. So even though this is a setback for sure it will increase my drive line strength and just be a better all around setup for longevity.

So i should still be ready for rocks and valleys with mac on the 1st. :)


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Pics o my new brake lines.
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Yup, it's lifted now.
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^plus the cb mount
finished cb wireing. Yes it is fished thru the window frame except for the antenna wire for now.
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And for some pieces of flair! LOL!
New, old ass polished sparkley 70's shift knob for the trans, and badass holmes wrecker winch disengagement knob for the 4wd. :)

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keep on eye on those front brake lines that they don't ever rub anything

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'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
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I have some brake line protectors to put on if i need them. Once I get it under power I am gonna check them out and see where they hit.


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Looks great! Keep up the good craftsmanship...that's an art that been lost for most

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Thanks all!

Final bumper work, some of the skid plate repairs, and some wheeling to test things out. All tests performed as planned! YAY!

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Looks like you went out to giraffe genitals. I havnt been out to that place in awhile..

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I did. I had not been there in a while either. It was really overgrown like it had been awhile since anyone had been back there.


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Next time i'll post it up...

Now after doing some much needed maint to the wifey's subie i can get back to fun stuff for the jeep.

Fixed a rust hole in the tub on the passenger side. Picked up some 5" x 1 /4" thick angle iron to make some rock slider/steps. Also fixed my rocker crease courtesy of rocks and valleys. Should have listened to Ed. LOL!

Also picked up some 1/8" plate for my custom made rear wheel well tool box. I started laying out the box and it's gonna be sweet. The idea is to have a really solid locked tool box that can stay in the jeep, be bolted to the jeep, not be in the "cargo" area taking up room, and hold all my wheeling tools all the time so i don't have to rape my garage tool box for a wheeling tool kit. It's gonna be a pretty good size box at 25" long so far. Also went thru my "spare" tools and now have a list of things i need to buy to complete it.

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Got one of the sidestep/rock guards built and on. Turned out pretty good but looks funny with just one on. Oh well. lol!

Also started on my custom tool box.

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Looks good man, I really need to learn to weld..

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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A sweet lawn mower
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Looks good man, I really need to learn to weld..



Thanks guys!

Buy a welder. Thats the first step. I'd welded here and there but never really had any time on a welder til i bought one.

I learn something new everytime i strike an arc, :)

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Tool box is done: YAY!

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Also got the driver side rust hole fixed ans started on the ds rock slider.

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looks good.
Does the tool box have any type of weather seal on it?

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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looks good.
Does the tool box have any type of weather seal on it?



Not really but it has a layer of the edging in the inside. From what I can see it would take a lot to get water in there. :)


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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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Driver side srock guard is done, i also got my fire extinguisher mounted, first aid kit mounted and just some general pics because this is as clean as this jeep has and probably will ever be. LOL!

Ready to go git' dirty tomorrow at jeep jam. :)

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looks good.
Why does it say "fink" on your first aid kit?

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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Why does it say "fink" on your first aid kit?



Meh, last name. Also to cover up a certain logo from where this kit was aquired semi illegally. :)


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Looks good! Saw you on the trails at Kessie, and was the guy behind your family in the food line at lunch! I just didn't know it was you! Sorry! Nice to sort of meet your family!

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LOL! I saw you too from a distance. I saw a bunch of jeeps i recognized from the forums but i just never seemed to catch up with them. So many jeeps... Was fun for sure. My sons maiden trip so i took it pretty easy but it was still fun to see him grinning in the review.


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Got some new/used cavalier seats from take a part yesterday for $35. They directly bolted in the place of my worn, worn out factory seats. I'm gonna get some neoprene covers for them so they match the jeep a bit better.

They are awesome compared to the stock seats and fit great. By the time all is said and done i'll have two waterproof seats that are super comfy for the price of 1 new seat. :)

Also hoping to get the steering linkage upgraded soon and do a tie rod flip. Other than that just been driving ther crap out of her. :)


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Picked up the hd steering from baseline today! thanks! Also got the goforit tierod flip kit ordered.

Will post pics when I get to putting stuff on.


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Got some pics of the seats finally. I also got a used bestop center console. It's in but don't have pics yet.

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Just need to get some waterprof covers for them. Still trying to decide if i'm ditching the spice color yet or not.

Also a link to my flipped steering thread:

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwww whaddup, mang?

I may or may not have a first aid kit of similar origins.

Looks great man! :D


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Cool, what are they out of? They look comfy

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Cool, what are they out of? They look comfy

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Yup, 99 cavalier. Actually one was from a sunfire but thry are the same seat. I want to get the seatbelt guides off yet and get the seat covers but I should have in two waterproof seats what one new seat might cost.

Still debating on color. Should I embrace the spice or changes everything else?

I do have some plans to build some new dash parts too including new gauges and basically a whole new dash so it could be painted any color.


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I got my lights on. Damn they are bright. I need to aim them initially but will more than likley adjust them when on the trail. I can reach out and move them, :)

Specs are GE4509(napa equivalent) 100w @13v.
Trucklight Rubber housings(napa part # to be added)

Mounts, Wireing, and 30 A relay by me.

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Lights on with headlight low beams.

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I need to get some night shots. They are stupid bright for less than $50. :)


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A good day at the take a part today yielded a 4.6L ford electric 2 spd fan, a 4.0 throttle body from a cherokee, and a 4.10 gear'd, disc brake ford 8.8 rearend.

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I did the 4 liter throttle body swap on mine, and it does seem to free the motor up a bit.

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Cool! I am hoping for any improvement. It's cheaper than a swap.

i don't mind it the way it is really but if I can get a little power or just response it will be good.


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Put the jeep in the garage for some work.

Fenders off preping for tube fender build. got some 36's to work out the 8.8 going in too.

Just some teaser pics. I have a lot to do. This is basically what the front will look like with a small tube following the hood anout 1/4" out. and inner fenders.

Gonna paint the rims desert tan, and do some cutting in the rear but it clears surprisingly well.

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Lots more work to do. d30 is gonna get some upgrades too.


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That looks awesome! Some gnarly looking tires!

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Picked up my 8.8 spring perches from a local company, urbine machine. $20 for the set. Urbine sells all kinds of neat fab stuff. Mostly for race cars but...



http://www.ubmachine.com/index.html


Running total on my 8.8 so far.



8.8 , 4.10 gears, open diff, disc brakes = $129.00

Spring perches = $20.00



Total so far = $149.00


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Looking good. :tu2:

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Hood pins installed cause I won't have fenders to tie the side latches to.

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8.8 work begins, got it stripped, tubes and other stuff welded up too. Plus a pile of parts to throw on it.

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Also started working on my "fenders".


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Looking forward to how the fenders are going to look. Axle looking good too. :tu2:

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I have been bad at updating this thread. The 8.8 is ready to go in one i get my motor mount lift and make the new trans mount and flat skid.

I have done some fender work. Slow going due to the holidays and beeing sick a lot.


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I have one almost skinned and need to finish weld it up and claean it up. Other one the main section is started.


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Looks awesome! How did you get that square stock to curve with the hood?

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I don't think he did anything to the hood, looks like a stock YJ hood..unless you mean the piece that runs with the grill..

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I freeking dig your fab skills. You take something that most people find insanely intimidating, and somehow make it look easy. It's definitely an art that most folks won't ever get the hang of (myself included).

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That's 100% awesome. I totally respect anyone with fab skills like that.


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I don't think he did anything to the hood, looks like a stock YJ hood..unless you mean the piece that runs with the grill..

Thats why I said square stock with the curve of the hood

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95YJMan wrote:
I don't think he did anything to the hood, looks like a stock YJ hood..unless you mean the piece that runs with the grill..

Thats why I said square stock with the curve of the hood


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For the square tube I used a harbor freight tube roller. It's the A frame one. I made 3 flat rollers for it on the lathe. It comes with only round rollers.

This is what it looks like from harbor freight. Just imagine flat rollers till i find a pic...

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I little time and a few passes theu the roller and it did what i wanted it to do. I have pics of the roller i used somewhere... I'll see if i can dig them up.

As far as the 1/4" plate piece that follows the grill down to tie into the frame. A few hours with some chunks of old rail road steel I use as anvils and a 2 lb sledge and you have that.




Thanks a lot for the complimets everyone! I really enjoy fabbing stuff. I wish I could make a living out of it but it's a great hobby and stress reliever.


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Oh awesome! looks really good bud

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You did a really awesome job on the fenders. Many props. :tu2:

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Got the fender skinned. Some little finish work and time for paint Image



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Those fenders look bomb proof!


btw... whatever happened to the lifted subuy project?

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Wanna build moose some? I have money

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Those fenders look bomb proof!


btw... whatever happened to the lifted subuy project?



Thanks! They are tough. That skin is 12 ga sheet metal. Really it would be tough to even hit them on anything.

The subie project died. I still have all the parts but the body is gone. My life changed a lot after I started that project. With watching my son during the day and working nights I have no time for it. A couple hours here and there were not enough time. With the stuff for the jeep it is enough. The jeep projects are a lot smaller and less involved. Someday I hope to revive it. I have a loyale still and most all of my parts are still here so...


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I am flattered. I have had people ask me to build them stuff before and I have to decline. For me I don't have a lot of money in them but so far I have over 10 hours in them and they are not done. If I charged it would cost as much or more than stuff you could buy from aftermarket companies. Plus they are custom fit so I would have to build them on your jeep. Honestly I would suggest get bent kustoms. If you want them similar to mine then show matt some pics.


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Final fender work, plus my new paint shceme on zee wheels.

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It's been a while... I have tons of pics I need to go thru and post. I got the 8.8 in and all buttoned up. Flat skid too. Working on rear fenders, led lights, electric fan is in but needs wired. I'll get some pics sorted when I can. Hope all are well. I hope to have her at 100 % within the month.


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couple bs pics cleaning out the garage, still need to get the skid finished, and muffler on.

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Finally going thru some pics....

flat skid stuff for now, no skid pics yet...


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In this one you can also see my home made you bolt skids, my custom shock mount bar. I have more pics of those better somewhere. Plus my bodaciously cheap exhaust. 2" pipe i had, a $25 thrush muffler and a $4 turn down. :)

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FLAT! except for the damn exhaust.....

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Just because:) she is on the rear bump on the one side, but still got 2 " til the front bump. I think i can get a tire up about 30-32"...

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Steering box brace i made out of some junk i had...

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Using factory coolant over flow, the ecu in the oe location also the evap cannister relocated up about 2". Still all fit's!!!!!!

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Factory Air box, relocated up a few inches using a modified facotry mount.



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Factory air box other side, also aux fuse panel closed up and electric fan.

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More fuse panel and batt area.
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Electric fan(take a part ford 2 speed)

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Open fuse panel, relays for fan and temp control, plus fuses for cb and aux lights.

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Thats it for now! More to come.


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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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Got some skid plate pics. Not great but...

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Took her out to giraffe genitals last night after work for about an hour. It was soupy back there but she did great. No pics due to extreme darkness.

It was fun. :)


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Did you go by yourself? I wouldn't mind making a trip out there sometime, when its a little dryer though..

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Any worry about grinding those bolt heads down on the rocks, then not being able to get a wrench on them?

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Confucius
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I did go by myself. I shouldn't have but could not resist... I'll post next time I'm thinkingvof it.


The bolts for the skid are resessed Allen head. So they should be ok to get to. Better than hex head. Worse case I'll have to weld a bolt to them.


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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Confucius
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Not really too much new going on. I snapped my rear driveshaft at the badlands. Rugged ridge replaced it with no issues. It seemed to be a factorydefect. I also got an xj front shaft cut down and rebuilt for a spare cause the busted shaft wrecked my wheeling trip.


Also started noticing axle wrap issues cause of my cheap springs. Lol. I made an anti wrap bar so I don't wreck anything.

Picked up a smitty built xrc8 used for cheap and am making a winch plate for it. Other than that trying to save and find time for my next wheeling trip.

I'll post some pics of the anti wrap bar and winch stuff.when I can .


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Well, it's been a while. All is well with the jeep. I found a smoking deal on a winch. XRC8 smittybuilt. It was $125 Used.

I built a winch plate and added it to the bumer that i had built previously. I also did not like the stock relay box and wanted a way to make power not always be applied to the winch. I built my own box for the realy and a 500cont/1000amp max switch. I also placed it down to the side. I like the low profile of it too. I also recessed the winch fairlead as far back on the front as i could to keep it as much out of harms way as possible. Fianlly i upgraded all of the winch wires to 4ga. It is a bit more stout. Only have a couple of pics right now. I need to oil and spool the line a few more times to get it trained better and need to get stuck to test it properly.

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We should plan the next trip to rocks and valleys or the badlands!

mac 'after my moab trip tho' gyvr

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