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post #1096 of 1162 Old 07-14-2013, 05:03 PM
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So it looks like the soup bowl has been dug out a bit since that video.

I got denied. Left rear tire couldn't get up the first ledge. Front left got traction and was going up the second ledge, but not enough to pull the rear up even with the front locked.

After I backed down, a 4 wheel steer buggy on 44s and rockwells tried it and was struggling. He finally made it and nearly tipped when his back tires were coming over the second ledge. He teetered on 3 wheels and had to get pushed on to prevent a rollover.

Oh, and first rollover I've ever seen in person. I can't really describe where it was. But super clean cj5, 33s, chevy engine and axles narrowed to look stock. Got a little too heavy on the skinny pedal and completely rolled on his top. Crazy ****.

My jeep was awesome. I'll post some pictures up tonight when I get them.


99 WJ hp44, 3 link, Eaton e locker, 14" foa coilovers in the front. 14 bolt, 4 link, grizzly locker, 12" foa coilovers in the rear. 5.38s and 37s
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post #1097 of 1162 Old 07-17-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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We've been talking about having a small BBQ at the shop anyways, I'll see if we can organize one ahead of time and let all of you know. Anyone around here would most definitely be welcome!

Marc I've gotta attempt the current condition of Soupbowl, I heard it was more entertaining now even before your trip. Game on

First mockup of the 231/205 doubler. The 205 is huge, and that cast in mounting boss on the left was screwing me over.


So I chopped that crap off, and now everything fits fine!


I cut about 2.75" off


I've got a hole to patch, but I like cast welding


Flat belly skid? YES PLEASE!


I had to shorten the shift levers I made to avoid the manual shifter, but that wasn't bad. Also pretended I know what I'm doing on the lathe today, made some sweet shift knobs . When both FWD and RWD are in the same range it will act as a single shifter. When I want to start really using the twin sticks I split the levers



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post #1098 of 1162 Old 07-17-2013, 09:26 PM
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You sir are what I aspire to be. Very nice work man, I love the attention to detail. What are you using to weld cast? Mig, tig, or stick?
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post #1099 of 1162 Old 07-17-2013, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Haha thanks man. Don't doubt yourself, I was in your shoes just a couple years ago. Kept tinkering in the garage on my own stuff until I felt comfortable working on other peoples rigs. Then progressed from there

I'll be mig welding it with a generous preheat, postheat and some peening to relieve stress. It's the same method I've used for a while including Marc's front D44 truss, and had great success.

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post #1100 of 1162 Old 07-17-2013, 11:18 PM
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What wire?

Edit: check your pm inbox too please. I need a frobot truss and uca mounts.
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post #1101 of 1162 Old 07-18-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Just the normal MIG wire, I unfortunately can't remember the exact code....ER70S2? Or something similar to that.

Shoot I apologize for not responding, I did see your message but I can't recall what website it was on. IIRC my inbox here on jeepforum is over capacity until I renew my membership, but I'd be more than welcome to discuss the options with you!

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Build Thread: http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum//showthread.php?t=7387
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post #1102 of 1162 Old 07-18-2013, 12:20 AM
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Er70s-6 most likely. I was curious to see if you were using something with a high nickel content.

No worries, im not in a rush. Just looking for a truss for my 78 3/4 ton Ford hp44. A truss like you built for Marc would be awesome as the main reason I want it is for the upper ca mount placement. As well as both upper control arm towers/mounts to get the axle to work with the Claytons. Like I said, not in a rush or anything, just want to know a price so I can get the money together.

If its easier for ya just email me. Tjhakaim2005@hotmail.com
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post #1103 of 1162 Old 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM
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Are you going to use the other factory shifter for the doubler?

99 Grand, 37" and mostly factory - Raised tank and trimmed fenders etc
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post #1104 of 1162 Old 08-14-2013, 11:11 AM
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Hey, where is a good place to get metal and scrap metal from in Sac.
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post #1105 of 1162 Old 08-14-2013, 10:22 PM
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Or stop by Greg's place

1993 ZJ Clayton long arms with Johnny joints, custom front axle W yota center, D44 chevy outers, fabtech dirtlogic 2.25, front bilsten rear shocks, tacoma rear axle, 4.88, arb rear, 5 speed, poly motor mount inserts, NP241OR 4-1 ,receiver front for xcr 8k winch
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post #1106 of 1162 Old 08-14-2013, 11:10 PM
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Whats his address?
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post #1107 of 1162 Old 08-14-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm over off Sunrise just north of 50, my phone is (916)Seven10-Zero813 so we can get together!

For steel I have a couple places I go, number one being S&K Steel over off Florin Perkins blvd. If you order steel at their front counter it's a bit expensive, but if you wander out back into their big shop they have remnant piles by all the big machinery. They are an industrial supply place so the word "remnant" is used loosely, they have up to 4ftx4ft sheet considered remnants. At that point they're giving you a nice per pound cost. If you happen to go out there, they are right next to Blue Collar Supply which is definitely a store worth stopping into. Fasteners by the pound, various metals and billets, casters and all sorts of fun shop stuff.

Second on the list is C&C Steel right down the street from me, south of 50 on Sunrise. Not a bad place by any means, but I have fun BSing with the guys over at S&K

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post #1108 of 1162 Old 08-15-2013, 07:40 AM
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Greg after going to praire city last week end, I was impressed by the rock pile gardens. Still think we should do a frobot fab shop celebration

1993 ZJ Clayton long arms with Johnny joints, custom front axle W yota center, D44 chevy outers, fabtech dirtlogic 2.25, front bilsten rear shocks, tacoma rear axle, 4.88, arb rear, 5 speed, poly motor mount inserts, NP241OR 4-1 ,receiver front for xcr 8k winch
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post #1109 of 1162 Old 08-28-2013, 07:26 PM
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Hey is there a drive shaft place you know of near Rocklin or in Sac that you recommend?


Also your in box is full.


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post #1110 of 1162 Old 08-30-2013, 11:21 PM
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Umm Greg can do it

All you need is lathe and good welder which is what he has. I use Adaco in diamond springs

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