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post #16 of 43 Old 07-19-2010, 06:18 AM
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You do pretty amazing welds with flux core I've never liked using flux core, my welds look like crap if I use it


Axle upgrades and 37s next winter? Those 35s look a little small
That's what I was thinking, can't believe most of those welds are with flux core. Did you do the cage that way too?


Looking forward to the axle build soon


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post #17 of 43 Old 07-19-2010, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I did the cage with flux core also. For me laying the beads with flux core is fairly easy, what sucks is the time to clean it the slag and splatter to make it look good.

And yeah I know the 35's look small now, but I'm looking forward to when I get 37's. Right now its just nice to have absolutely zero rubbing anywhere, including inner fenders. The axle project is going to require quite a bit of money so its going to take a little while yet before I can get there.

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How much do those weigh? They look pretty light, which is a good thing. And they look great too

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As always, great job, Eric.

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Yes I did the cage with flux core also. For me laying the beads with flux core is fairly easy, what sucks is the time to clean it the slag and splatter to make it look good.

And yeah I know the 35's look small now, but I'm looking forward to when I get 37's. Right now its just nice to have absolutely zero rubbing anywhere, including inner fenders. The axle project is going to require quite a bit of money so its going to take a little while yet before I can get there.
Ah, makes sense. Of course you don't show the pictures of your welding before you clean up all the slag and crap lol. Only the good looking stuff. Guess I'll start practicing a lot more with the flux core before I buy a gas tank.

I hear you on the axle build. I don't even have my D30/C8.25 built all the way and I've already spent a fortune on them. A few of my friends just completely built up D60/14b combos and they said it nickel and dimed the crap out of them because of all the bearings and snap rings and everything else they need.

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How much do those weigh? They look pretty light, which is a good thing. And they look great too
They are light compared to the stock doors. That's another huge benefit to going doorless is getting rid of all that weight. The front stock doors are about 75 lbs each with power windows and locks. The rear ones are about 45 - 50 lbs. So that is the only thing I wasn't looking forward to - adding more weight after shedding all that. I was considering going with a thinner wall tube to reduce weight but for whatever reason I didn't. I would estimate all four tube doors combined weigh about the same as one stock front door (75 lbs).

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Yup, stock (power) doors are damn heavy! I've been trying to find XJ doors at reasonable price here, without power locks or power windows, they are quite a bit lighter. I've been thinking between tube doors and half doors.. propablly going to modify my power doors to half doors, removing everything unnecessary. Should come out pretty light.

I'd fab tube doors, but it's usually pretty wet on the trails here all the time, so I prefer to have some protection against the mud while wheeling


Oh, it seems like we might not be able to make it to Reno on September after all We've got about 2500 miles to drive in two weeks, if we come to Reno it'd add about 500 miles to that. But, I haven't given up all hopes of meeting up. I'll let you know by early August

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nice doors. as soon as i get a welder (hopefully a month or so) im makin something like that for my XJ. i have a couple questions, your front fenders "trim" looks like part of your exo cage but whats the rear fenders trim?
and how did you get that sharp line of metal that hangs down inside your front fender wells out of the way? im afraid im going to slice open my tire with that. its a sick jeep though, i hope mine will look somethin like that someday(like..when i actually have money.ha)

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and how did you get that sharp line of metal that hangs down inside your front fender wells out of the way? im afraid im going to slice open my tire with that.
Cut slits in it and bend it over with a big hammer.

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Cut slits in it and bend it over with a big hammer.
do i need to weld or anything? thanks

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nope, just cut relief cuts in the pinch seam and whack it all flat...tada
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Oh, it seems like we might not be able to make it to Reno on September after all We've got about 2500 miles to drive in two weeks, if we come to Reno it'd add about 500 miles to that. But, I haven't given up all hopes of meeting up. I'll let you know by early August
10-4 just let me know.

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your front fenders "trim" looks like part of your exo cage but whats the rear fenders trim?
and how did you get that sharp line of metal that hangs down inside your front fender wells out of the way?
Ditto on the seam, just make cuts in it and fold it over.

My rear fenders are just trimmed the usual way (same cut & fold) and coated with Herculiner. I'll tube those out maybe next winter.

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tube door latch

i am working on a new set of tube doors and I really like the latch where did you get it.

sorry, no need to reply i found it in your build thread.

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post #30 of 43 Old 08-24-2010, 06:00 AM
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Oh and Eric, that vid of your exhaust in your build thread is all lies. I got that same exhaust setup and just put it on and it's freakin loud! Not too bad driving down the road, but for some reason at idle, it resonates like crazy.

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