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post #166 of 286 Old 11-20-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Just got done placing these orders:

Barnes 4WD - 2 DOM sleeves w/bushings, adj. upper link mount, axle link tower and frame link mounts

Liquid Iron Ind. - 2 Johnny Joints and DIY front bumper brackets

Clayton Offroad - 4 square tube inserts, 4 jam nuts and 6 bolts, washers, nuts




Also got the front axle back under the Jeep today. Shooting for front axle placement somewhere around here.





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post #167 of 286 Old 11-20-2011, 09:53 PM
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So is that around 3 inches of front stretch? Looks like the ticket to me.

Good to see you're keeping on this.

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post #168 of 286 Old 11-20-2011, 09:57 PM
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good job brother, ill be following this one

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post #169 of 286 Old 11-21-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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So is that around 3 inches of front stretch? Looks like the ticket to me.

Good to see you're keeping on this.
I think it's about 2-3. Once I get everything in place I'll measure the wheelbase and be able to figure it out. The rear is +3 now but may go to 4 if I use one of the offset spring perch holes.


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good job brother, ill be following this one
Thanks!


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post #171 of 286 Old 11-21-2011, 04:16 PM
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Sorry to hear about your dad.

Nice work on the xj, cant wait to see what it can do.

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #172 of 286 Old 11-22-2011, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear about your dad.

Nice work on the xj, cant wait to see what it can do.

Thanks. I can't wait till it's done either, hoping to have it drivable in January.


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post #173 of 286 Old 11-26-2011, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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My Barnes 4WD order arrived yesterday while I was at work. My other 2 orders should be here Monday, and of course I'm on duty again




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post #174 of 286 Old 11-28-2011, 03:19 PM
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My Barnes 4WD order arrived yesterday while I was at work. My other 2 orders should be here Monday, and of course I'm on duty again


Let's see some work!

How's it coming along? I'm trying to find a torch to get my outside front stiffeners sucked up against the big dip in the frame rail (where the motor mount sits on the inside). Can't seem to get it to close up.

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How's it coming along?
Was busy hanging Christmas lights this weekend, but did start drilling rosette holes in the frame stiffeners. Brown Santa showed up today with my other two orders. Hopefully I'll have some time next week to get most of this stuff welded together.


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post #176 of 286 Old 11-29-2011, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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More parts arrived yesterday! Just waiting on the 2 Johnny Joints being shipped from Currie. Started welding on the driver side frame stiffener tonight, no pics though.





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I've got the same upper control arm bracket, its nice

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My other 2 JJs arrived on Thurs! Today I finished welding up the drivers side frame stiffener. Heres a crappy cell pic.



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Over the last few days I've got to work on it here and there. Plated part of the inner frame with 1/8" plate the used a piece of 3 x 3/16" angle over that and butted it up to the frame stiffener. Plated a small section of the floor with 1/8" to tie the mount into the floor. Had to modify the Barnes upper link mount a bit cause it was a little to big. Just a little cut and bend and it fit better. Have about 4 1/2" vertical seperation on the frame end and about 8" on the axle end. Lower link is going to be roughly 36.5" long and upper about 36".





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post #180 of 286 Old 12-09-2011, 05:29 PM
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Over the last few days I've got to work on it here and there. Plated part of the inner frame with 1/8" plate the used a piece of 3 x 3/16" angle over that and butted it up to the frame stiffener. Plated a small section of the floor with 1/8" to tie the mount into the floor. Had to modify the Barnes upper link mount a bit cause it was a little to big. Just a little cut and bend and it fit better. Have about 4 1/2" vertical seperation on the frame end and about 8" on the axle end. Lower link is going to be roughly 36.5" long and upper about 36".

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Very friggin' sweet!

You worried about lock-to-lock clearance at all?

I took my lower links to a shop to get a 20* bend in them so that the tire will just fit in the nook of the bend. It will make alignments a little more difficult, but I figured the extra turning radius was worth it. Just waiting on them now.. -twiddles thumbs-

I like the way your upper link turned out - that's on the driver's side of the tube, correct?

I'm a little envious that you decided to make the upper link work like that.. my grinder had a bad day and I'm missing a lot of floorboard now because I wanted the upper link up inside the cabin.


Looking good!

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