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post #76 of 379 Old 07-27-2011, 07:37 PM
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sweet build man, i think i have see your jeep driving around earlier this summer. hope the rest of the build goes well.


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post #77 of 379 Old 07-27-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Any reason you put the upper on the long tube side, instead of over the pumpkin?



We put the same axle in my friend's YJ last fall with a 3 link/panhard. You can kinda see the bracket in this picture (ignore the hi lift handle tie rod).


The offset bracket came from one of my friends who owns a shop in Palisades Park. If you want one I can put you in touch with him.
That trackbar mount is too high for me.

I dont feel comfortable welding to cast, theres more space.

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post #78 of 379 Old 08-02-2011, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, well the suspension is DONE!










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post #79 of 379 Old 08-03-2011, 10:40 AM
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looks good dude. still waiting on wheels and tires?

im just waiting on my steering to come in, then the new front axle goes it. you still planning a trip to rausch this month?

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looks good dude. still waiting on wheels and tires?

im just waiting on my steering to come in, then the new front axle goes it. you still planning a trip to rausch this month?
Yup, tires should be here by the end of next week, wheels should be here withing a couple days, i just ordered them from summit, along with wheel spacers for the rear, and copperhead fab rim stiffeners kit.

There goes another $500,.......... hahaha

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you end up getting the JCR utk?

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Just for future reference since it's done at this point - big pretty cutouts in load bearing structures are rarely a good idea, especially cutouts with pointy ends like that. The tips of that star, in particular the two that ended up right next to the welds, are big stress concentrations (multipliers). The sharper the point, the higher the stress concentration.

Nice work though.
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post #82 of 379 Old 08-03-2011, 04:56 PM
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once you use chassis saver youll never use rustoleum again, i use to be a diehard rustoleum fan, its only gotten worse with the years, thier paint is garbage now.
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Yup, tires should be here by the end of next week, wheels should be here withing a couple days, i just ordered them from summit, along with wheel spacers for the rear, and copperhead fab rim stiffeners kit.

There goes another $500,.......... hahaha

http://copperheadfab.com/index.php?a...w&productid=63

you end up getting the JCR utk?
i was going to go with jcr, but then i found serious offroad products and they offer the same kit for 15 bucks less and they sell inserts as well so all i have to do is drill out my pitman arm and im good to go. just waiting on that to come in and then the front axle goes in. i finished up the rear last week, looks great and my e brake cables worked as well so that was awesome. also ended up redoing the drums cause it was just so damn cheap to replace everything.

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Looking good man!

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Just for future reference since it's done at this point - big pretty cutouts in load bearing structures are rarely a good idea, especially cutouts with pointy ends like that. The tips of that star, in particular the two that ended up right next to the welds, are big stress concentrations (multipliers). The sharper the point, the higher the stress concentration.

Nice work though.
As a structural engineer I agree with you, but he's using that piece with the star just as a brace between the two vertical side members that transfer the force. He'll be fine.

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Today i got my passenger side hub/rotor/wheel bearing assy. all together, it went smooth, but i need a new caliper.

The driver side however, was a disaster, i broke two of my torx bits, when they broke the tips stayed inside the head of the bolt, so when i tried to drill through them, it just destroyed the aluminum around it. I got pissed off and smashed the hub off...oops, its okay they were ****ty superwinch hubs anyway.

So now i need to order hubs, calipers, and pads....it just never ends.

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But man when its done.... That first test drive with your heart pumpin like crazy.....Ah man thats better than any drug you can get. Looks awesome by the way. Great welds!

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But man when its done.... That first test drive with your heart pumpin like crazy.....Ah man thats better than any drug you can get. Looks awesome by the way. Great welds!
The first test drive is awesome, but wanna know whats even cooler? The first time wheeling it should be even better hahah.

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As a structural engineer I agree with you, but he's using that piece with the star just as a brace between the two vertical side members that transfer the force. He'll be fine.
For this application I agree it probably is fine, it's just a peeve of mine. If the tower ever does fatigue out though I'd bet money on the cracks starting right around those two star points.
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For this application I agree it probably is fine, it's just a peeve of mine. If the tower ever does fatigue out though I'd bet money on the cracks starting right around those two star points.
Thanks for the heads up, ill keep an eye on it.

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