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Unread 09-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #31
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Unread 09-09-2013, 05:23 AM   #32
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Wow what did you do use glazing putty on the rough cast steel surface?
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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #33
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Wow what did you do use glazing putty on the rough cast steel surface?
Not at all - just cleaned and painted it. No grinding or filling was done on the rough cast areas
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:00 PM   #34
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That looks great. Looking forward to the install.
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Unread 09-11-2013, 10:22 PM   #35
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I jumped ahead and did some driveshaft work, which is detailed in Part 7:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y.../#post15820710

It's not 100% done yet (still needs to be shortened), but it's at a good stopping point.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 05:50 AM   #36
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I couldn't help but to take a crap load of poser pics when I was building mine too...



And as far as raising the tank, I simply cut and overlapped the stock skid and straps... Besides grinding off the galvanization on the straps, it was very straightforward and easy.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #37
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I couldn't help but to take a crap load of poser pics when I was building mine too...



And as far as raising the tank, I simply cut and overlapped the stock skid and straps... Besides grinding off the galvanization on the straps, it was very straightforward and easy.

What are "poser pics"?

I'm planning on doing exactly what you did on the tank skid - cut, overlap and weld. The overlap will be more forgiving of my poor welding skills than a butt joint.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 09:24 AM   #38
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Unfortunately, I really haven't had time to work on the Jeep much for the last month. But I was able to make a little progress this past weekend. It was added to Post #4 in my thread:
Tummy Tuck Progress 10-14-2013



It'll probably be another couple of weeks before I can make any significant progress.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #39
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I finally made some noticeable progress - the crossmember is completely installed:

Full details in Part 4: Part 4 - Tummy Tuck





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Unread 10-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #40
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This is great stuff! Learned a lot and appreciate your forethought into everything. I really have no prior jeep experience but plenty of fabrication and yankee engineering and ingenuity under my belt with hot rods and stuff since I was like 12. So I have sortof come up with my own ideas to a great extent and I am fabbing a lot of stuff that you (and others) seem to buy. This thread has given me increased confidence that I am heading in the right direction and not uncharted territory.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #41
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Great write up, I'm currently doing the 8.8 swap as we'll. if you do the super 8.8 c-clip eliminator kit, you gain the width back and is actually a little wider than the 35
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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:37 AM   #42
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Great write up, I'm currently doing the 8.8 swap as we'll. if you do the super 8.8 c-clip eliminator kit, you gain the width back and is actually a little wider than the 35
That would be a really nice upgrade, but it's another $500 (or so). I'd rather put that $500 towards a rear locker, which, hopefully, I'll be buying in 2014.

Are you locking your 8.8? If so, what did you choose? I'm thinking Detroit for about $600.

An ARB would be awesome, but at twice the cost, I don't think I can justify it.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 03:12 PM   #43
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Do you have any pics of the Barnes skid mounted up yet? I'm curious to see how that all went together.
As always, top shelf work!

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Do you have any pics of the Barnes skid mounted up yet? I'm curious to see how that all went together.
As always, top shelf work!

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Sorry, not yet! That'll be one of the last things that I'll do - probably within the next couple of weeks.

I did make much progress this weekend...
MORE Upper shock mounts installed:
Part 4 Finished!

Installed and tacked in the 8.8:
Part 5 Started!
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Unread 10-29-2013, 11:41 PM   #45
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That would be a really nice upgrade, but it's another $500 (or so). I'd rather put that $500 towards a rear locker, which, hopefully, I'll be buying in 2014. Are you locking your 8.8? If so, what did you choose? I'm thinking Detroit for about $600. An ARB would be awesome, but at twice the cost, I don't think I can justify it.
Yeah I'm locking it, I'm going all in and doing an OX locker though. I want a selectable for the rear and I love the shifter idea of it, no buttons or compressors
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