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Unread 06-26-2013, 04:00 PM   #16
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I assure you they are 37's

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Unread 06-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #17
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Next to the 5 gallon bucket they do. I thought they looked smaller too til I started looking at stuff near it.
Yup just looked again, damn.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:00 PM   #18
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Here is to remove all doubt.



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Nice! Those have plenty of tread! Take the tire knife to em and you'll get this whole season out of them! I found another shaft so I have 2 spare rears now so I should be okay. I may grab 1 from you but still if you can get em cheap enough.. grab them cause you never know what you can use them for.

Take a look into weld on beadlock kits jake. Theres a ton of vendors on Pirate that does them really cheap..

https://totalmetalinnovations.com/in...dc2a09ld2gb4u4

Thats one of them.
The beadlocks would be sweet, I have to separate the tires from the rims to do that right? It might be something for when I buy new tires. Im gonna groove them as soon as I read up on that process. Ill keep you updated on the driveshaft search. Im sure I'll find a few.

In other news, I broke the little plastic nipple off of my steering pump reservoir, so I guess a remote reservoir is in order now too. Higher capacity might be good with the hydro assist. Ill just tell myself that so I don't feel like such a dummy.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:55 PM   #19
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To keep things moving, my clocking ring came in yesterday



And bolted up to the 300 nicely



A little bit of measuring and some estimation



The smaller section is from some rust repair that I haven't fixed yet, the larger hole will allow the body of the tcase to clear the floor. Still haven't made a place for the shifter yet, but that is my next move.

Also, got my ps pump out so I can change to a remote reservoir. Does anyone know if they can be tapped where the factory ps pump reservoir goes into the pump?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #20
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Make sure you RTV both sides of that clocking ring if you didnt get any gaskets with it!
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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #21
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You just jumped right into the meat and potatoes of this build. Im going to sit back and enjoy the show, nice work!
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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:53 PM   #22
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More updates!! You got the parts so get that thing done to come up wheeling! We'll probably do a run in august or september like we always do at The Jungle so it'll be a good test.

Where did you end up getting the clocking ring?
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #23
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We have had quite the heat wave here in PA, so that has really taken its toll on my jeep building motivation. Anyway, I did get some parts in and that got me going again.



What you are looking at:
-Liquid Iron XJ front plating
-RuffStuff Chassis Reinforcement
-Ruffstuff Spring Perches
-Ruffstuff Coil Mounts

I had to readjust my jackstands, and started mocking them up



Also, does anyone know why my coil mounts fit the axle so loose? The leaf perches fit fine and are for 3" diameter tube. Is this just something I will fill in with weld?



What I also noticed is that the spring perches have little teeth making the fit more snug, which the coil mounts do not have.



This should be a productive weekend, and im planning on getting the frame stiffening wrapped up, and then start focusing on mounting the tcase again. At this point im pretty much waiting on a paycheck so that I can order my long arm kit!

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More updates!! You got the parts so get that thing done to come up wheeling! We'll probably do a run in august or september like we always do at The Jungle so it'll be a good test.

Where did you end up getting the clocking ring?
Im not sure she's gonna make it out of PA this summer, unless I can find a hell of a deal on a trailer. Maybe thanksgiving
As for the clocking ring, I ordered on ebay from a vendor called 4wheelsupply $70 shipped
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Unread 07-20-2013, 12:15 AM   #24
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Looking good man. You have some great fabrication skills.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #25
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I had to trim the plates a little bit to get them to fit perfect on the front section as well as the rear section. Also had to chop the stock chassis mounted control arm brackets, all I can say is that a plasma cutter would have really helped.





Welding isn't really my strongest area, but im happy with how these are coming along. They are almost finished, just need to lay a few more beads and they should be good to go, then on to the drivers side.

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Looking good man. You have some great fabrication skills.
You are too kind! Learned everything working at a shop that restored old mustangs. I just cant get away from these damn unibodies!
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Unread 07-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #26
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We have had quite the heat wave here in PA, so that has really taken its toll on my jeep building motivation. Anyway, I did get some parts in and that got me going again.



What you are looking at:
-Liquid Iron XJ front plating
-RuffStuff Chassis Reinforcement
-Ruffstuff Spring Perches
-Ruffstuff Coil Mounts

I had to readjust my jackstands, and started mocking them up



Also, does anyone know why my coil mounts fit the axle so loose? The leaf perches fit fine and are for 3" diameter tube. Is this just something I will fill in with weld?



What I also noticed is that the spring perches have little teeth making the fit more snug, which the coil mounts do not have.



This should be a productive weekend, and im planning on getting the frame stiffening wrapped up, and then start focusing on mounting the tcase again. At this point im pretty much waiting on a paycheck so that I can order my long arm kit!



Im not sure she's gonna make it out of PA this summer, unless I can find a hell of a deal on a trailer. Maybe thanksgiving
As for the clocking ring, I ordered on ebay from a vendor called 4wheelsupply $70 shipped
Some dana 44's are 3" and some are 2 3/4. But either way that gap is fine. Get it to where you want it and just burn it in! Looking good! Keep em coming! As for towing.. you can probably borrow out flat tow hitch and just tow it up behind your truck. Thats how my parents tow the cj around behind the motorhome.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #27
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Well I would say this thing is just about finished. Maybe another few spots here and there, maybe some more on the bottom of the midsection. Im in process of getting something for the rear section. seems silly to leave one section un-plated.





And i got tired of carrying my welder around when I moved, and since im cheap and impatient i rigged this up. Going to get some caster wheels for the front so i don't have to to tilt the hand cart, maybe redo it with some tube later when I pony up for shielding gas. That mini pallet is screwed to the hand cart, its surprisingly sturdy.




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Some dana 44's are 3" and some are 2 3/4. But either way that gap is fine. Get it to where you want it and just burn it in! Looking good! Keep em coming! As for towing.. you can probably borrow out flat tow hitch and just tow it up behind your truck. Thats how my parents tow the cj around behind the motorhome.
Thats what I was thinking, I also really didn't feel like shipping them back. And thats a good idea, i would be up for that. Whatever it takes to get this thing up there this summer!
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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #28
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LIFT KIT IS ORDERED!!



Super stoked on this purchase. I have heard only good things about IRO, so that was what swayed me it their direction.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 05:11 AM   #29
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LIFT KIT IS ORDERED!!



Super stoked on this purchase. I have heard only good things about IRO, so that was what swayed me it their direction.
Get a SYE and replace those nasty white shocks.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #30
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Get a SYE and replace those nasty white shocks.
Im gonna run the dana 300, so I wont be needing a sye. As for the shocks, I was really debating getting the upgraded ones, but im pretty broke after this purchase, so they will have to do for now.
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