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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:51 PM   #76
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Great build thread, The Jeep is looking good!

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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:45 PM   #77
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Finally began the lift today- ran into one major problem, but I'll get to that later.

Before:






During


And the bad. I was hammering a bolt out on the axle and the shackle mount just popped. I suspect it was already cracked and when I released pressure it finally separated. I'm just happy it happened now, instead of when I was driving down the highway.


And how I left it today:
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Unread 12-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #78
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I just welded up the shackle mount for now, I'll replace them both in the relatively near future.

I also finished up the entire front end today, I'll try to do the rear tomorrow night.



Don't mind the crappy flares, they shouldn't be on for too much longer
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Unread 12-27-2009, 07:04 PM   #79
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Man the sucks on the mount...Im going out to check mine tomorrow. Jeep looks killer by the way.
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Unread 12-28-2009, 10:29 PM   #80
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The lift is all finished up, but it is still undriveable at the moment. For one, the driveshaft angles are far too steep, and the driveshaft itself is far too short. One nice aspect is that I didn't need a creeper to unhook the rear driveshaft, I could just kind of crouch underneath.

Should go in next week to get the transmission changed out.

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Unread 12-29-2009, 05:27 PM   #81
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That lift is going to look nice with some tires.
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Unread 12-30-2009, 02:59 PM   #82
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what tires are you gunna run?
didnt you have 33s?

well on another note,
it looks freakin sweet man
good work
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Unread 12-31-2009, 10:51 AM   #83
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what tires are you gunna run?
didnt you have 33s?

well on another note,
it looks freakin sweet man
good work
I'm going to run 33's until my waggy axle is built (I'll also need something for the rear, I'm just not sure what yet). I eventually decided not to run the 33's I bought on stock suspension- I didn't feel like removing my flares or risking hacking up brand new tires.


Thanks for the comments!
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Unread 12-31-2009, 11:41 AM   #84
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I just welded up the shackle mount for now, I'll replace them both in the relatively near future.
same thing happened to my brothers jeep at the shackle mount, i welded it up for him and he has been using it for almost 2 years without any issues...

anyway, the jeep looks great man! Good work..
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Unread 01-15-2010, 01:00 AM   #85
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Nice 87 man; I'm ordering my Rubicon Express today Check out my build thread tell me what you think.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 05:36 PM   #86
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Nice lookin jeep man......watchin this build cause I thinking about doing the same to my 88
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Unread 02-14-2010, 04:02 PM   #87
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So, tires are finally on. Fought out both front u-joints which were both totally rusted on, but it is together now.







Still to do:
- cut and sleeve shifter
- weld transfer case linkage
- build temp shims and get rear driveshaft cut/balanced
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Unread 02-14-2010, 04:03 PM   #88
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OMGOMGOMG, it's a good thing you don't live too close to me... You would have to lock your YJ in a garage and throw away the key. Really brings it all together!
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Unread 02-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #89
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that silver is such a good color for YJs, makes them look like the new TJ's. Those wheels and tires AND lift really pull this rig together. In my opinion, take off the red and blue striping on the wheels, I did that with my d windows and it makes it look so much better. Not saying that im calling your YJ ugly, its by far from that.
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Unread 02-14-2010, 04:14 PM   #90
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OMGOMGOMG, it's a good thing you don't live too close to me... You would have to lock your YJ in a garage and throw away the key. Really brings it all together!
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that silver is such a good color for YJs, makes them look like the new TJ's. Those wheels and tires AND lift really pull this rig together. In my opinion, take off the red and blue striping on the wheels, I did that with my d windows and it makes it look so much better. Not saying that im calling your YJ ugly, its by far from that.
I actually only got a red stripe on my wheels (which I was very happy about), I haven't decided if I'll keep them or not.
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