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post #136 of 286 Old 10-11-2011, 02:32 AM
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Drilling them is going to be fun..

I need to go grab some good metal holesaws, I was trying to drill my stiffeners with bits, but they just didn't stay sharp long enough.


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post #137 of 286 Old 10-11-2011, 08:17 AM
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Make sure you use cutting oil like "Tap Magic" or something to make the bit stay sharp longer. And definately use it on a hole saw.

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post #138 of 286 Old 10-15-2011, 04:19 AM
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So this is what you have been up to... one word Awesome!

Hey will you be at Jeeptoberfest? I should be there on Sunday. Hope to see the old gang out there. I am in need of some wheeling.

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post #139 of 286 Old 10-15-2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Messed with the suspension brackets a little today. Cut and trimmed a piece of 2" x 1/4" angle




Then I'll tie it into some 1/4" plate that will sit on top of the ballistic brackets. I'll then weld the round coil base to that.




On the drivers side basically going to build a third leg and then tie them all together with plate like the other side




Also used a spot weld cutter and seperated the rear fenders. Hopefully I'll get them cut out tomorrow.




A friend is moving out of his storage shed and needed a place to keep his welder so I quickly volunteered my house!

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post #140 of 286 Old 10-15-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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So this is what you have been up to... one word Awesome!

Hey will you be at Jeeptoberfest? I should be there on Sunday. Hope to see the old gang out there. I am in need of some wheeling.
Thanks. Probably not going to jeeptoberfest this year. They won't let minors on the good courses and Wyatt got mad last year when I was going to run them without him. I need to wheel also! Was suppose to go the other week but the guys I was going with backed out at the last minute.
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post #141 of 286 Old 10-16-2011, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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post #142 of 286 Old 10-16-2011, 04:09 PM
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That is badass. Can't wait to see it finished!
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post #143 of 286 Old 10-16-2011, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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That is badass. Can't wait to see it finished!
Thanks
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post #144 of 286 Old 10-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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post #145 of 286 Old 10-16-2011, 09:24 PM
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Diggin the trim!

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post #146 of 286 Old 10-17-2011, 06:27 AM
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I'm using the same springs and similar trim- looks good!
I wonder how the ride is on those springs compared to the XJ.

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post #147 of 286 Old 10-17-2011, 09:20 AM
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ugh. I CANNOT wait until I have those wheels, and axles.
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post #148 of 286 Old 10-25-2011, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Got the front axle pulled and fired up the welder today. Only got the driver side finished. At the FD tomorrow, so hopefully I will get done mowing early Thurs. and can finish the pass side. Looked at the leaking freeze plugs and they are worse than I thought. Since the axle it out I'm going to go ahead and replace them all. Have a deal pending on my SBC and TH350. Suppose to be picked up on Sunday and should give me enough cash to get this rolling under its own power again.




Made a third "leg" so I can offset the coil seats. Traced the ballistic bracket onto a 4" x 1/4" piece os steel and then cut it out.





And then went to town...











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post #149 of 286 Old 10-25-2011, 06:16 PM
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Very cool.

Front looks ultra freaking wide. Are you going to swap to SRW hubs?

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post #150 of 286 Old 10-26-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Very cool.

Front looks ultra freaking wide. Are you going to swap to SRW hubs?
It's about 85.75" No plans to swap to SRW hubs now, maybe when I wear these tires out. I'll match the rear width with spacers.
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