i took some 6mm steel, made couple of bends and cut some holes.
took some more steel plate, 4mm this time and weld it on the sides of frame rails
this is some quickly made steering box spacer.
so i weld that 6mm winch bed to its place, took some 50x50x3 pipe and made some bumber around it.
new bumber is slightly lighter than orginal one + "bull bar" (chikenbar more likely) fitted before.
add some tow points to it also.
after winch on its place i made some pipework around to protect doors and fenders so it wont end up looking like potato sack (or my old blazer)
first test trip, bend my steering and lost my mirror
took some chevy TRE:s, and made new steering rods from thick wall pipe, those were strpng enoght for the heawy chevy, must keep up with this also.
with a winch taking so much power i had to fit 160A alternator
I fitted some switch panel to behind the shifter, first from the right is winch in/out, second is winch on/off, next is main power, i have fitted dual 95ah agm batteries in the trunk and i have electric main power cut out switch. left one is tiptronic/tcm selection
From this forum i found instructions how to made some "tiptronic" to my aw4 so i made braket for some 4 way joystick on the side of console for it.
worn out tranfer case linkage caused transfer case jumping out the gear sometimes so i ented shifter end little and made this one bar setup.
sometimes you can find something good from the japanese tosters and washingmachines they call cars also, 90s mazda seats, i like those, some side support, warm at winter, cheat..., no not cheap, didnt paid anything from those
now we have reached this year in my build... didnt have time or money to fit anything else so i just bought new rotors, calibers etc. for front before this years vehicle inspection.
winter came late this year, still we have enought snow( more than half meter, 2 feet many places) to stop my jeep going
and when the going stops, sometimes happens this, i broke my driver side front shaft, cross of the 760 spicer hold but cups came out from the side of the inner axle "ears", not the first chromo i have broke but definitetly first one on the road, with 31" tires
i have repaired my old header some 2 or 3 times but its been cracked some other place soon after so i bought new one some time ago... just havent got time to change it.
now i have ordered new camshaft from comp to it so maybe ill change header at same time than with it.
low end torq, thats what i want more, i miss my 350sb a bit, reason why i order that new camshaft in first place...
injector change, step one in project more torq, i fitted 4 hole injectors that i found from ebay lately.
allready that made noticeable difference, i took some "seat of the pants dyno testing" before and after injector change
from the 0- to... it is quicker and pulls at 1500 rpm now with same effort that i did 2200 rpm before... if you understant what i mead with it...
how to explain... difficult... 2000 rpm 4th some uphill an it drops 3rd w/ old ones... now it wont, dont even have to press more pedal to maintain speed and rpm. not even 1500 rpm 4th gear it sound like its working too hard.
heres the last one now, some more protection under the winch bed, snow and woodsticks are always trying to go between belt and pulleys so i made this plate to close gap between bumper and front axle.
its attached to the bottom of winch bed with 4 M6 sized bolts and 2 M8:s on both sides of front frame rails.
today i made some "cleaning the corners" work and found this, traction bar from the chevys old rear-axle, just what jeep needs.
some years ago i sold laser cutted traction bar mounting brackets that i provide from one local company, i had one pair, orginally for toyotas locker axles but with some cut and paste those became suitable for my lightly trussed 8.25"
old bar was already bend little, but in a good way, it pointed near the tunnel so just made some reinforcement from 3mm plate, weld it to the floor pan and attach bushing to it.
previously i had dense torque steer and rear axle was lively, beating hard, especially when reversing, i thought that fitting traction bar to driver side should even more increase that torque steer but none of that or jumping remains anymore.
Yesterday i got something different... looked like this.
Also been thinking about making some cowl intake, but not that type where filter is fitted inside cowl, too difficult to see, clean and change from there, THOR system feels better, but really dont know what size filter could be fitted inside cowl from firewall...
I'm sorry but even a years worth of work, you have been busy!! LOL. You have done quite a bit to your Jeep any way you look at it. It looks great. Maybe you should go with an external cage on that thing. It looks like you have been getting into the trees with the body.
96 XJ, 3 in. Rustys full pack lift, 4.0, AW4, D35, C8.25
86 XJ, 3 in. RC, bb rear pack, 3.4 L engine
nothing much, dont know where are all cameras when needed most.
as you can see from those i was there also with my xj, all went well, i like the traction what those studded km2´s have but broke one tire, stone went trough sidewall, dont know if it could be fixed.
but time to move on, i drove jeep in to garage and start tearing it to pieces...
first i took out grill, lights the fiber front piece etc.
Next i took out radiator and trans cooler, ac condenser i just move as much to passenger side that i could without disconnecting hoses from it.
i took this picture just to memorize belt routine, i dont have orginal routine picture from it, its gone with the fan shroud to thrash.
After thousands of millions wires and hoses i finally got intake out and could see the header, its been leaking a year or so, been fixing it couple times before from the collector but still leaking.
old vs. new header comparison, you can see some white in old header.
some closer look, pipe is almost completely cut, only some half inch area on right from it still intact.
front pipe, 1st cylinder, same thing
rear one 6th, not so bad but not any better...
i have rad that header is prone to crack fot two reasons, bad motor mounts and bad luck
this is my motor mount from under the header.. not too baaaad
have to make new ones i think...
this is how it looks now, have to continue when i got more time, first i make and install new mounts and after that ill be maybe removing head or something like that.