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Unread 02-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #61
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Great work! I will be watching this
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This sucker looks sweet man! Keep it up!
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Glad to see an XJ build on here with a lot of fab work going into it! Keep up the good work!
Thanks guys! It's good to see some feedback; I was beginning to think I was boring or something.

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Unread 02-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #62
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I should have all my brake fittings and such by friday, which is all I need to completely finish the rear axle. Hopefully it will be painted up this weekend.
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Unread 02-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #63
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MAN, this project is so sweet! It's awesome to see a Cherokee get this kind of makeover. It's grea tot watch, keep the posts coming!
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Unread 02-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #64
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Thanks 805JeepDad!

I got my wheel bearings today. Unfortunately, I see that I accidentally ordered the outers instead of the inners. I didn't originally plan on replacing the outers, since they are in decent shape. Since I have them though, I guess I might as well replace 26+ year old bearings. It can only help. I ordered the correct ones tonight. Fun fact: the inner wheel bearings are the same Timken part number as the carrier bearings.
No progress tonight, bummer.

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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #65
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Today I started running brake lines. I welded 1/4" nuts to the axle for the hard line clamps. I don't have a T for the center yet, but otherwise rear brakes are plumbed.



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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #66
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Nice work Ben.

That rear axle is some serious beef. Gonna be fun watching you run that!

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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #67
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Thanks Tim, it's gonna be fun running it!
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Unread 03-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #68
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Today I started running brake lines. I welded 1/4" nuts to the axle for the hard line clamps. I don't have a T for the center yet, but otherwise rear brakes are plumbed.
Any part numbers on those brake lines?

Your fab work is nice, good job on all the hard work.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 06:06 PM   #69
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This thing done yet?

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Unread 03-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #70
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Any part numbers on those brake lines?

Your fab work is nice, good job on all the hard work.
Thanks man!
I don't know the part numbers, but I got the soft lines and misc. fittings from speedwaymotors.com, as well as a couple fittings locally. I did something similar to Billavista's disk brake conversion on Pirate. I think banjo bolt fittings would have been simpler for my application, instead of a bunch of adapters though.

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This thing done yet?

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Haha, I wish.
I haven't gotten to spend much time on it lately. Basically all I've done since last time is paint the axle, verify that the gears are within spec after re-installing them, and start patching in the wheel wells. I also got new wheel bearings installed (with the exception of one because of a broken bearing retainer snap ring).
I've grown tired of working out in the cold, but tomorrow is supposed to be in the 50s!! I hope to put a few hours into the sheetmetal tomorrow afternoon.
I'm pretty sure I know what I want to do for front suspension now though.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #71
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Well I made slight progress this weekend:

-Test fit the gas tank and measured for the enclosure
-Finished shaping (grinding and beating with a hammer) the fender openings
(This was especially frustrating because there was a lot of bondo back there, which frequently caught fire when I would weld.)
-Final welded some misc. areas on the frame rails which I had missed earlier
-Filled in the wheel wells with some scrap green sheetmetal

Once it gets warmer out, I'll put seam sealer along all the joints.

I really want to put the axle in, but it's a lot easier to do all this stuff without it in there. So, once I finish the remaining frame touch-ups and gas tank supports, and put my fender flares on there; I will finally be able to move on to the front half of the Jeep!!
Now would also be a good time to get a new driveshaft, but it's not necessary.


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Unread 03-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #72
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I'm not gonna lie, this is one BAMF Cherokee. Where in NH are you? I'd love to come help out if you need it.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #73
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I'm not gonna lie, this is one BAMF Cherokee. Where in NH are you? I'd love to come help out if you need it.
Thanks man- I'm in Wolfeboro
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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:33 PM   #74
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So...you think you can make it on the trails this Saturday??

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Unread 03-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #75
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So...you think you can make it on the trails this Saturday??

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Sure, as a passenger
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