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post #26896 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 06:42 PM
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I'm Jus learning.g now too. Hope my welds look that good by the time Im done with my bumper, (also how I chose to learn) mines from jcr offroad!
Just took a look at them, Good luck with your welding, hope it goes well.

Although $400 holy **** lol. I've got $250 into my front and rear bumpers!

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Installed my 2'' Spacers in the Front and I went with a 1'' Spacer in the Rear It looks pretty even to me now both front and rear are at like 20'' from center of Axles to wheel well opening. ( Pic attached )
Now to find some 31x10.5x15 Tires at a reasonable price.

I found I need front and rear sway bar bushing and a left side axle boot.
Also found a little play in the right front hub bearing.
I may do the sway bar links next weekend but I think I'm going to hold off on the Boot and the Hub bearing ( 2014 Spring or Summer Project )
My Falkens were about $116 a piece and are rated for 50,000 miles. I like them, very quiet on the road but so far seem pretty good off road.


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post #26897 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 06:46 PM
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Just took a look at them, Good luck with your welding, hope it goes well.

Although $400 holy **** lol. I've got $250 into my front and rear bumpers!
Yea. Insurance paid for it though. No skin off my back and I get the look I want.

Score!

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #26898 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 07:06 PM
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Made a little more progress on my Flatland 4x4 bumpers

Starts like this







I'm very happy with how everything is going. The plans left me with a few questions since it's my first time doing anything like this (no CAD experience or MIG welding experience) but I was able to figure it out. Can't wait to get the bumpers done and then long arms installed! I'm not sure why I waited this long to learn how to weld, I personally think I'm very damn good at it.
Nice job - What thickness did you go with, 1/4'' or 3/16'' ?
Did someone cut out all the pieces for you..
I'm trying to find out where I could have that done around me I'm interested in making a set of bumpers for myself soon.

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post #26899 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 07:11 PM
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Yea. Insurance paid for it though. No skin off my back and I get the look I want.

Score!
Well then that's awesome haha

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Nice job - What thickness did you go with, 1/4'' or 3/16'' ?
Did someone cut out all the pieces for you..
I'm trying to find out where I could have that done around me I'm interested in making a set of bumpers for myself soon.
I went with the recommended 3/16". I had the pieces cut at Blackhawk Fabrication in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Very happy with them, friendly guys and timely work. They even were able to supply some of the steel for me.

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1994 Jeep ZJ - RC Long Arms | RE 4.5" springs | Bilstein 5100's | RE SS brake lines | Falken 31x10.5-15 tires | Flatland 4x4 bumpers | Summit Soft 8's 15x8 3.75 BS wheels
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post #26900 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 07:21 PM
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Well then that's awesome haha

I went with the recommended 3/16". I had the pieces cut at Blackhawk Fabrication in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Very happy with them, friendly guys and timely work. They even were able to supply some of the steel for me.
I like that tire carrier bumper they got, that what you went with? Keep the pics up for sure!

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #26901 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 07:26 PM
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I like that tire carrier bumper they got, that what you went with? Keep the pics up for sure!
Yep, I needed somewhere to put my spare tire hahaha.

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post #26902 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 07:32 PM
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Yep, I needed somewhere to put my spare tire hahaha.
For sure keep them pics coming then! I'm thinking bout going that route too.

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #26903 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 08:28 PM
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Valve cover gasket today.

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post #26904 of 43856 Old 11-03-2013, 09:25 PM
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Chrysler red rear diff. Also Chrysler red tow hooks. Sorry for the lack of light.

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post #26905 of 43856 Old 11-04-2013, 09:49 AM
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I got a tax bill in the mail for my wrecked ZJ, apparently, in NC, because I kept it after the accident, I'm required to pay property tax on it, every year, while I slowly part it out. I may have to gut it and haul the carcass to the wreckers. So, I'll still have a complete ZJ, less the unibody. Never disassembled a ZJ completely yet.

dissasemble, Number 5, no dissasemble........
Bonus points for recognizing that quote.

Retreat? Hell, we just got here......
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post #26906 of 43856 Old 11-04-2013, 09:53 AM
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Decided that, this winter, I will be pulling off the exhaust manifold and welding that crack at the point where the pipes all meet, tired of that early morning noise.

Retreat? Hell, we just got here......
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post #26907 of 43856 Old 11-04-2013, 09:57 AM
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dissasemble, Number 5, no dissasemble........
Bonus points for recognizing that quote.
Short Circuit. ;-)

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post #26908 of 43856 Old 11-04-2013, 10:00 AM
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Short Circuit. ;-)
Beat me to it

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post #26909 of 43856 Old 11-04-2013, 10:45 AM
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Found what looks like the beginning of a small water pump leak. Not what I wanted to have to deal with right now
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post #26910 of 43856 Old 11-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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dissasemble, Number 5, no dissasemble........
Bonus points for recognizing that quote.
Hmmmm. Oh, I get it! Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho! Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee! Nyuk, nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk!

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