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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #121
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Do you use friction modifier too? I've stopped but am not sure if it's good or not.
Nope, never have...

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Unread 01-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #122
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Did the Herculiner UV protectant today. Weird stuff. Looks like a thin paint and goes on the same w brush or roller... After a few minutes it suddenly looks like you just applied a water treatment to a wood deck... rolled over it again and checked for drips...Dried up nicely... We'll see how it holds up..

Installed the rear shocks and relocated the rear bump stops another 1" back...

Mounted my new second battery and the fuse /relay panel.. This thing is NICE
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Unread 01-31-2013, 04:56 PM   #123
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Got all the wiring done!!!

Finally got a real test drive done, since the frame swap... Hit 101 and no issues up to 65mph... Got a CEL light and an O2 sensor code... Drove fine, but it wouldn't clear. New O2 sensor.. all good... Now need to give the 4:1 a break in... Still some odds and ends to button up as well, but the end is in site...

Still need to remod and mount the rear bumper / tire carrier
Mount the LED lights.
and a few other items...
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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:59 PM   #124
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Really looks good, I'll be using this for reference on my rebuild
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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #125
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Finally got to installing ? reinstalling the rear bumper.

My smity bumper was intergral to my old frame..IE the rear cross menber was rotted out so I welded the bumper in place...

Had to cut off the old frame welds and grind clean... I wanted the bumper to be stepped off from the tub a bit so I got some scrap 3" square tube from my local welding shop for free. I had some 1/4 plate around to make mounts with... Mocked up, Tacked and wleded up waiting for paint tomorrow
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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #126
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Also added a tow bar.. Craigslist $50, never used!!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #127
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How much was your parking brake setup and tom woods shaft? I'm guessing you got the brake from Tom woods also?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #128
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How much was your parking brake setup and tom woods shaft? I'm guessing you got the brake from Tom woods also?
Wow. I don't get updates form here and just happened to look online. Comcast doesn't forward the subscriptions...ARGH. anyhow...

The rotor kit was $369. that includes the new CV adapter mount to rotor. ($90)

I don't remember the shaft $ but I bought it with the AA sye on their site.
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Unread 01-31-2014, 05:41 PM   #129
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So a year later everything is holding up well... I did have some u bolts loosen up over the summer and kick my axle forward on the leafs. Made a trail repair and limped home...

Herculiner on the sliders and fenders w/ UV protectant held up fine!! Highly recommend for the $$$

Had to make some adjustments to the shaft brake, but its all dialed in now...

Other than above no issues.

will be up in Maine in two weeks wheeling... Got an invite to a Landrover Winter romp. I'll be one of the few non Rovers....

Heres a couple of videos of what I'm in for...


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Unread 02-01-2014, 08:18 AM   #130
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Nice job. I just read all nine pages... Two questions:
  1. Would I be better off to just weld closed all the punched holes in the frame and not worry about a drain hole?
  2. I am going to stretch the front an inch or two on mine and reverse the shackle mounting. So squeezing the steering box forward a little, too. Does the "relocation bracket" in your opinion offer any advantages as opposed to just re-drilling the frame and welding in pillow block spacers?
It was a good read here - thanks
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Unread 02-01-2014, 09:01 AM   #131
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That Winter Romp looks intense. I thought that one Rover with Red Barn Engineering with tracks was cool.
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Nice job. I just read all nine pages... Two questions:
  1. Would I be better off to just weld closed all the punched holes in the frame and not worry about a drain hole?
  2. I am going to stretch the front an inch or two on mine and reverse the shackle mounting. So squeezing the steering box forward a little, too. Does the "relocation bracket" in your opinion offer any advantages as opposed to just re-drilling the frame and welding in pillow block spacers?
It was a good read here - thanks
I wouldn't count on a 100% water tight frame, unless you are going to fill it with nitrogen... You'll always get moisture in there, So I'd drill drains and internal coat it...

The relocate bracket is BEEFY. Louie use it too. Make for a simple install too... on less thing I needed to fab up...
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That Winter Romp looks intense. I thought that one Rover with Red Barn Engineering with tracks was cool.
Some sick rigs there. Looking forward to it!!
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I wouldn't count on a 100% water tight frame, unless you are going to fill it with nitrogen... You'll always get moisture in there, So I'd drill drains and internal coat it...

The relocate bracket is BEEFY. Louie use it too. Make for a simple install too... on less thing I needed to fab up...
a] I was sortof envisioning making the frame rails an air tank of sorts - schrader valve and check the pressure now and then with a pipe-thread bung in a couple low points. Every Wrangler frame I have worked on is filled with crud all the way up to the tie-down holes; I think the rear shackle area rusts from the inside out!

b] OK good to know. It does look like a nice part- no doubt- but I can drill some holes and weld what I need without spending any real cash. Cash (and 0-degree temps) is the biggest thing that gets in the way of this project. (oh- and zero-degree temps!)

Did I mention the cold weather sucks??!
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a] I was sortof envisioning making the frame rails an air tank of sorts - schrader valve and check the pressure now and then with a pipe-thread bung in a couple low points. Every Wrangler frame I have worked on is filled with crud all the way up to the tie-down holes; I think the rear shackle area rusts from the inside out!

b] OK good to know. It does look like a nice part- no doubt- but I can drill some holes and weld what I need without spending any real cash. Cash (and 0-degree temps) is the biggest thing that gets in the way of this project. (oh- and zero-degree temps!)

Did I mention the cold weather sucks??!
Great idea, but unless you put in a bulkhead some place I think that would be a huge tank... Be curious what the gallonage would be calculated out... Also air tanks still get moisture in them and rust inside out too...

Did you say something about the weather being cold and sucking?
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