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AgitatedPancake 04-15-2009 10:23 PM

AP's 5 Speed WJ Build
 
Alright I guess it's time for me to get some of my truck up here...though this is definately gunna be a shortened version!

Got the jeep as my first car at 17, less than a year later had it lifted 4" on 33" MTR's.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...anch%20118.jpg

Had some fun on the rubicon my first time ever in the spring when its slick and WET
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/random/jeep/DSC00249.JPG

REALLY wet. I circled the waterline.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/random/jeep/DSC00254.JPG

Then came the claytons
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSCN1956.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSCN1984.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSCN2031.JPG

Then I started building it a bumper
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSCN1862.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSC02190.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSC02197.JPG

Cut my fenders some later on
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSC02313.JPG

And widened my sliders
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSC02205.JPG

Pulled a front 44 from a full sized cherokee
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSC02341.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSC02343.jpg

and got the gears set right on the THIRD attempt...took a long time.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2966.jpg

D30 coming out
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2976.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2979.jpg

and the D44 goes in:
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2981.jpg


Spliced the waggy's steering sleeve onto the WJ's for my draglink

***DONT DO THIS, SHOWN WHY FURTHER DOWN***

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2987.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2988.jpg

*Continued*

AgitatedPancake 04-15-2009 10:26 PM

Also my single UCA on the passenger side
***/FAIL***
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2994.jpg

So here I am with it "done"
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN2998.jpg
Flexin it out the first time, nice
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN3018.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN3020.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSCN3023.jpg

Now a while down the road, my single UCA mount failed
*****UCA MOUNT FAILURE*****
Tore through 2 peices of 1/4" plate, but it was a bad design on my part.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02644.jpg
Hit the brakes too hard, UCA mount tore off and the whole axle rotated forwards ALOT. Springs removed themselves from the upper perches, it snapped both my shocks and broke the straps out of the front DS yoke.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02651.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02652.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02655.jpg
Oops.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02666.jpg
SO It was time to rebuild the upper mounts, and do it the right way.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02678.jpg
Left side in the pic is a 1/2" plate with a hole bored in it with tube for the bushing, 3/16" support. The truss is 2x2x.250 tube with the tube welded on, it's been years like this now with no issues.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02679.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02682.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/DSC02679.jpg
Then I swapped the engines, after this incident it never ran right after...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/random/lake1.jpg
Out with the old,
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSC02941.jpg

Reman goes in-
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...e/DSC02942.jpg

Then the new engine had to come BACK out because the guys who built it didnt tighten down the cam gear bolts so one of them spun. No internal damage. Got it fixed and back together, have over 2k miles on it now, the swap was completed about 2.5 weeks ago I'd guess?

After that hassle, built some upper coil retainers.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/random/jeep/DSC00505.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/random/jeep/DSC00503.jpg

iananderson17 04-15-2009 10:31 PM

You officially have my vote for greatest build thread name yet. :bacon::bacon::bacon::bacon:

CaribouLouWJ 04-15-2009 10:32 PM

thanks for all the ideas on what not to do :D

AgitatedPancake 04-15-2009 10:41 PM

Now the reason for saying DON'T DO YOUR DRAGLINK LIKE I DID!!!
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...n/IMG_0411.jpg
Yeah...I cranked to hard and snapped the draglink near one of my welds...so we made a new one on the trail. This happened after having a BAD time with the stock waggy tie rod. I bent it early on and kept pushing it. It kept bending back so far the draglink TRE nut was hitting the lower track bar bolt and not allowing me to turn, so we stopped there for the night and did some custom work on the tie rod...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...n/steering.JPG

Over on the drivers side you see my hi-lift handle over the factory BEND in the waggy tie rod...I pounded it over the bend by hand by slamming it on a rock. I woke up with blisters in the morning. On the drivers side we welded a little angle iron to the back using our batteries, it also acted as a skid across the head of the track bar bolt. Got me further into the trail, then back out, then 100 miles home.
But it was enough - Flat top knuckles, high steer arms, new balljoints and 1 ton steering. YUP.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...g/DSC01187.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...g/DSCN3214.JPG

This is how I roll now:
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...g/DSCN3216.JPG

I was also dog tracking BAD after that trip. I wonder why...
Normal:
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...con/rearca.JPG

Hmm.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...on/rearca1.JPG

Later on, got my 35" swampers I'm running now...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3262.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3266.JPG

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSCN3268.JPG

Snow wheelin/camping trip with swampers =D
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...g/DSC01675.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...g/DSC01680.jpg

Gas tank raise
Before:
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...k/dscn3321.jpg

AFTER
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...k/DSCN3397.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...k/DSCN3398.jpg

Built a tunnel for the fuel hoses to run through inside.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/dscn3422.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...l/dscn3435.jpg

And another wheelin trip:
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...2/DSC01699.jpg

http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...2/DSC01700.jpg

DothanJeep 04-15-2009 10:43 PM

PISSED OFF PANCAKES!!!!!

Nice build man!!! love the Jeep!

and I love Pancakes... ( 22 to be exact )

CaribouLouWJ 04-15-2009 10:46 PM

Nice steering.....I'm going assist with the 44 up front, I was having a bad enough time with the 35's, the 37" Creeps are going to murder my PS pump

AgitatedPancake 04-15-2009 10:48 PM

Fast forward to what i've been working on recently...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3454.jpg
and rolled over
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3455.jpg
Bumpstop extensions
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/DSCN3461.jpg
New lower shock mounts for the axles
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3468.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3466.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3467.jpg
And new upper shock mounts, in the form of a new crossmember kinda.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3471.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3472.jpg
SNAP
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...s/dscn3473.jpg
Then I got into building my bumper, which is where I am currently =D
Step one: Clearancing all the way up to the floorboards, lots of cutting and some sheetmetal welding.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3494.jpg
1/4" plate
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3505.jpg
Transforming...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSCN3510.jpg
Shape tacked in, transforming more...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSCN3529.jpg
Storage =D
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSCN3533.jpg
Shaping...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3535.jpg
And shaping...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3545.jpg
Yup...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/DSCN3546.jpg
Hitch going in and getting supported...
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3547.jpg
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3550.jpg

Mounts
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3551.jpg

AgitatedPancake 04-15-2009 10:52 PM

The other side gets trimmed to match, came out cleaner
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3552.jpg
Yay kinda hidden hitch!
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3554.jpg
Dunno if i'm going to be fully welding those supports yet, probably.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3555.jpg
Underside, protected.
http://www.agitatedpancake.com/rando...r/dscn3556.jpg


AND THATS WHERE I AM! Crap....that was a LOT of pictures...

Cairbou - yeah I wouldn't mind the assist, when I go bigger I'm gettin it for sure, I even had problems with my 33's at one point.

Thanks for the comments guys! =D

rustynail 04-16-2009 12:04 AM

Everything's just awesome. The bumpers are so original and aggressive. Nice work :thumbsup:

retroron 04-16-2009 04:59 AM

i have to say i really like the fab work!

2007GC Overland 04-16-2009 06:08 AM

Hi Great build and great job! somebody is a very good welder.
thanks
bill

spidermonkey 04-16-2009 07:37 AM

It makes me want to build a dubya. Awsome job man.

fivespeedsteed 04-16-2009 07:53 AM

hell yeah dude id say you know a thing or 2 about welding. this is about one of the couple dub builds that are all balls to the wall. everything in this build is just fabbed beef. great build bud.

Ridin' Around 04-16-2009 07:57 AM

This is a WJ that I have lusted after for quite a while on here. Thanks for all of the do & the DONT'S. Those are very helpful. Great photos & thread.


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