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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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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.


Had some fun on the rubicon my first time ever in the spring when its slick and WET


REALLY wet. I circled the waterline.


Then came the claytons






Then I started building it a bumper






Cut my fenders some later on


And widened my sliders


Pulled a front 44 from a full sized cherokee




and got the gears set right on the THIRD attempt...took a long time.


D30 coming out




and the D44 goes in:



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

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





*Continued*

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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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Also my single UCA on the passenger side
***/FAIL***


So here I am with it "done"

Flexin it out the first time, nice




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.

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.



Oops.

SO It was time to rebuild the upper mounts, and do it the right way.

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.



Then I swapped the engines, after this incident it never ran right after...

Out with the old,


Reman goes in-


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.



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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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You officially have my vote for greatest build thread name yet.
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This has got to be the first thread where a free gear upgrade was done. At the start, the OP had 3.07 gears, now he has 4.10 gears. And it didn't cost him a dime.
Show that to your dad !!
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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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thanks for all the ideas on what not to do
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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:41 PM   #5
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Now the reason for saying DON'T DO YOUR DRAGLINK LIKE I DID!!!

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...


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.




This is how I roll now:


I was also dog tracking BAD after that trip. I wonder why...
Normal:


Hmm.


Later on, got my 35" swampers I'm running now...






Snow wheelin/camping trip with swampers =D




Gas tank raise
Before:


AFTER




Built a tunnel for the fuel hoses to run through inside.




And another wheelin trip:



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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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PISSED OFF PANCAKES!!!!!

Nice build man!!! love the Jeep!

and I love Pancakes... ( 22 to be exact )
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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:48 PM   #8
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Fast forward to what i've been working on recently...

and rolled over

Bumpstop extensions

New lower shock mounts for the axles



And new upper shock mounts, in the form of a new crossmember kinda.


SNAP

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.

1/4" plate

Transforming...

Shape tacked in, transforming more...

Storage =D

Shaping...

And shaping...

Yup...

Hitch going in and getting supported...



Mounts

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Unread 04-15-2009, 10:52 PM   #9
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The other side gets trimmed to match, came out cleaner

Yay kinda hidden hitch!

Dunno if i'm going to be fully welding those supports yet, probably.

Underside, protected.



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
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Unread 04-16-2009, 12:04 AM   #10
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Everything's just awesome. The bumpers are so original and aggressive. Nice work
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Unread 04-16-2009, 04:59 AM   #11
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i have to say i really like the fab work!
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Unread 04-16-2009, 06:08 AM   #12
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Hi Great build and great job! somebody is a very good welder.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 07:37 AM   #13
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It makes me want to build a dubya. Awsome job man.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 07:53 AM   #14
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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.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 07:57 AM   #15
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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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