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Unread 01-22-2012, 01:28 PM   #46
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Seems like my build thread was moved to general discussion.. I guess it's where it should've been from the beginning.


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Or just carry your spare

Do you listen to any of that Black Metal like Sentenced or Purtenance?
Yeap, I do.. mostly good 'ol rock 'n roll, and all sorts of metal from "mainstream" to really weird stuff - and occasionally some classical music too Why? ..btw., it's not me on the highlift lever, although my beard isn't much shorter than that


Back to business, I wonder what's this gonna be:









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Not finished yet, but should give you an idea. I need to notch & reinforce the center for tranny bushing clearance. Holes are already drilled on the underside for countersunk 10mm class 12.9 hex bolts. I got tired of ripping the standard bolt heads when sliding over rocks.

I'll add some sort of protection for the TC and tranny oil pan (probably 1.5" OD DOM hoops skinned with 1/4" plate). Need to figure out a smart and easy way to add supports on the uniframe rails for them - with the four stock 10mm class 10.9 bolts the whole thing would rip right through the frame rails when the first rock hits the hoops..



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Unread 01-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #47
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..few more pics from the wheeling trip on Sat..



That's the trail covered in snow



..first Jeep opening the path:




A little deep at times (33s on the TJ):




There's only one position on the skinny pedal in winter





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Unread 01-22-2012, 03:37 PM   #48
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omg, those pics are awesome, like your niner !
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #49
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wheres the video from the contour camcorder on the hood?
looks like fun! Did a run in the Sierras and only had 6" of snow.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #50
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GoPro? Videos would be nice!
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:11 AM   #51
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wheres the video from the contour camcorder on the hood?
looks like fun! Did a run in the Sierras and only had 6" of snow.
Trying to gather a bit more material.. I've got a way too small memory card, and I never remember to buy a larger one I'm also still kinda learning for the best locations for the camera to actually record some good action. I sure will post a video once I get something done

One thing that is bugging me with the ContourHD is the sound quality - actually the lack of it. I never seem to get any of the engine noises recorded, it's mostly a slight hum on the backround even @ WOT...or maybe the 5.9 just isn't making enough noise?
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #52
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Trying to gather a bit more material.. I've got a way too small memory card, and I never remember to buy a larger one I'm also still kinda learning for the best locations for the camera to actually record some good action. I sure will post a video once I get something done

One thing that is bugging me with the ContourHD is the sound quality - actually the lack of it. I never seem to get any of the engine noises recorded, it's mostly a slight hum on the backround even @ WOT...or maybe the 5.9 just isn't making enough noise?
Does it have a protective casing? I know with the GoPro it has a shatter proof clear case you can put on it that really cuts down on the sound quality. The trade off for better sound is obviously the chance of breaking your camera.
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Does it have a protective casing? I know with the GoPro it has a shatter proof clear case you can put on it that really cuts down on the sound quality. The trade off for better sound is obviously the chance of breaking your camera.
I do have the shatter-proof watertight casing, but haven't used it yet. Contour seems to be pretty solidly built, and it's splash resistant without the casing. I have been thinking of opening the camera and adding a jack for a 3.5mm mini-plug to use an external mic. I'm pretty sure I saw some "how-to" threads on that somewhere in the mighty interweb..
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Unread 01-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #54
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Snow wheeling looks like a lot of fun. Also, nice work on the crossmember. I assume you're planning on making the skids removeable so that you don't have to drop the crossmember every time you want to do a TC fluid change/remove a driveshaft/etc?
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Unread 01-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #55
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Snow wheeling looks like a lot of fun. Also, nice work on the crossmember. I assume you're planning on making the skids removeable so that you don't have to drop the crossmember every time you want to do a TC fluid change/remove a driveshaft/etc?
Tubes are probably gonna be welded, but I add the skidplates so that I can unbolt them. ..or drill large enough holes. TC skid doesn't need to be that long anyway, only to reach the bottom back hump of it were the drain plug is. Gotta figure out what's the best way, not 100% decided on that yet
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Im in total drool mode for your fender and bumper work Wanna trade ZJ's?
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New wallpaper.
That is awesome.
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New wallpaper.
That is awesome.
You can get it in bigger size from my friend's website who was out there doing the work.. I kindly ask you to give him some credit on his work which I think is amazing, and don't post the pictures around elsewhere on the web

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I cant wait till I can make my ZJ look like yours.
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Thanks for the compliments guys.. this is still a work in progress. ..and I really bought this to be my daily driver/ tow rig and keep it stock But it's been taking way too long to finish the XJ project so I've had to do some mods to make this a trail- worthy Jeep

Back to business, I did some more work on the tranny crossmember today. I'ts now almost finished as far as supporting the tranny goes. Still gotta figure out a good way to add the tranny/ TC skids to this.

It's a little boxy, but keep in mind the bottom of crossmember is about 1½" higher than stock




This ended up looking a little crappy, but who cares - it goes UNDER the Jeep, and I'm not planning on flipping this



Made the passenger side end to have some sideways adjustability:



I don't think I will have problems with smashed bolt heads anymore
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