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Unread 02-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #91
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looks great!

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Unread 02-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #92
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Ya!! Update! Haha looks sweet man
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Unread 02-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #93
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Any updates mayne?
I just picked up a sheet of 4' x 4' cold rolled 10 guage today so i I can start building frame stiffners for the front tomorrow.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #94
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Hey man any updates?? I love this build man its sweet!
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Unread 03-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #95
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Man I have to say that sounds like a good price for a plasma cutter and it could be worth it. After going through like 5 cutting wheels to get the spring perches off and the shock mounts. We also had to cut some 1/4 steel strips to temporarily mount the u-bolts. All this would have been so much easier with a plasma cutter.

Edit: I'm helping my friend swap his D30 & D35 for some D60's. And throwing in a small block 350.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #96
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[QUOTE=DualPurposeXJ;12953602]What's wrong with prerunners? Haha

I don't know man, its just never tickled my pickle. Maybe your build will change my mind!
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Unread 03-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #97
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we just got our friends XJ rolling again last week, we sheared the dana 30 in half a couple years ago
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Unread 03-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #98
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Hey man any updates?? I love this build man its sweet!
im welding my upper 3 link brackets together today. i was hopping to have everything tacked together so i could run my numbers but unfortunatley it doesnt look likes thats gonna happen as my stock upper control arm bolts are rounded off so i have to drill them out.

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Man I have to say that sounds like a good price for a plasma cutter and it could be worth it. After going through like 5 cutting wheels to get the spring perches off and the shock mounts. We also had to cut some 1/4 steel strips to temporarily mount the u-bolts. All this would have been so much easier with a plasma cutter.

Edit: I'm helping my friend swap his D30 & D35 for some D60's. And throwing in a small block 350.
it was, i couldnt pass the deal up and so far it was well worth the money.

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I don't know man, its just never tickled my pickle. Maybe your build will change my mind!
i hope so, its going to be a prerunner mixed with a little bit of rock crawler

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we just got our friends XJ rolling again last week, we sheared the dana 30 in half a couple years ago
that sucks and is awsome at the same time i hope he added a truss to his new axle
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Unread 03-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #99
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we just got our friends XJ rolling again last week, we sheared the dana 30 in half a couple years ago
The only way you will ever see an XJ with IFS.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #100
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The only way you will ever see an XJ with IFS.
nope



finally an update

first i grabbed a piece of scrap 1.5" tube and cut it to 2 5/8" to help keep my brackets from warping.



the artec bracket all welded up.




ruffstuff's link bracket for the frame end.


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Unread 03-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #101
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Haha considering your build I should have thought ahead on that statement. Looking good man!
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Unread 03-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #102
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Haha considering your build I should have thought ahead on that statement. Looking good man!
haha ya, i almost grabbed a set of 4 wheel drive bronco beams for this thing the last time i was at the junkyard for half off day. but my brother talked me out of it

i cut the template out for my front frame stiffners today. I still have to do a little trimming, let me know what you guys think.



should i tie them into my other frame stiffners? i would just have to extend the end about an inch

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Unread 03-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #103
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That ruffstuff mount is beefy. Why not tie into the unirails?
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Unread 03-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #104
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Butt them together, then fishplate it, otherwise you create a weak spot that will be prone to cracking. And go buy those Bronco arms, a TTB rig can be badass if built right.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #105
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That ruffstuff mount is beefy. Why not tie into the unirails?
thats what i love about ruffstuff. honestly i have no reason not to time them together but was just curious what everyone else thought.

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Butt them together, then fishplate it, otherwise you create a weak spot that will be prone to cracking. And go buy those Bronco arms, a TTB rig can be badass if built right.
will do thanks. haha dont tempt me, at this point i just want to get this thing back on 4 wheels so i can take this thing in the dirt. TTB's may still be in my not so soon future when i possibly link it
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