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Unread 08-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #31
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went to the local pull part and got a astro box for $25 , got it installed today, its all coming together.

it was a very easy direct swap. im thinking of taking the astro arm off and putting the waggy arm on since its a little longer and also it has a little bit of a drop to it so ill flip arm . just trial and error i guess. if not then ill just ream the astro arm to accept the waggy tie rod. im fine right now the radius stops just before my spring so im not hitting.







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Unread 08-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #32
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got my steering is done! used 95 astro steering box. used waggy pitman arm. and stock waggy drag link and tie rods. i get full wheel turn lock to lock. nothing binds up.





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Unread 08-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #33
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got my donor rear drive shaft from a grand cherokee, gonna cut it down and bolt it up today. the front i got the waggy front drive shaft im gonna take it to hudlow and have them make it longer for me. now just gotta get my brake lines done and figure out my gas tank . cant wait for a test ride soon.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #34
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everything is welded up , i gave up on denting the gas tank, its a PITA, got the skid cut and bent that was easy. i just coudnt seem to get the tank to form in the skid with a heat gun. . so now ill just save up a little and buy a fuel cell and put it behind my back seat. unless someone knows a trick on how to get it to form easier lol.


this is my second time stick welding , not to shabby.
Did you grind/cut the casting on the tube off before welding on that driver side? or just weld to casting?
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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #35
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Unread 08-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #36
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Did you grind/cut the casting on the tube off before welding on that driver side? or just weld to casting?
ive been researching this for over a year before i did this. i grinded down the lip on the driver side casting, then welded the perch to the casting. i also cut the perch down so its level with passenger side.

my build is based off of E-ROCK's and POKE's build threads.


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front
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...ension-525699/

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...tretch-935813/



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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/jeep-envy-1210561/
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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #37
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ive decided on a fuel cell and a inline high pressure pump . ill be purchasing them this weekend.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #38
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What inline pump are you planning on using?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #39
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i was looking at the walbro pumps. they say they run fuel injection upto 65 psi.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #40
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nice work. are you going to comp cut the rear?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #41
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nice work. are you going to comp cut the rear?
yes. ill be comp cutting rear.

i got some free 36's tsl



and grooved them.

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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #42
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Unread 09-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #43
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Super happy, just SCORED. grabbed a brand new RCI fuel cell for my jeep for $136 on ebay.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/290972561621...84.m1497.l2649
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Unread 09-13-2013, 03:29 AM   #44
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Unread 09-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #45
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I have reviewed a lot of YJs and their stretches to get an idea when I do mine. A lot went with the fuel cell route behind the rear seat. Then they removed the rear seat.

Here's my thought and what I'm planning. Keeping the relative distance between diff/cover and the stock YJ gas tank. If you move the diff back, move the gas tank back. Going to be building and strengthening a rear cross member or extending the frame for the shackle, so why not keep the relationship nearly the same. They may be a design where it won't quite work but if it was a thought and a possibility in the design and layout, not too hard to accommodate.

Like in the pic of the rear side

that rear crossmember/bumper could be changed to carry the lower skid plate of the stock tank and a crossmember up front to carry the front. Stock tanks are sandwiched between pair of top straps and the skid.
All that can change as well. Take straps top and bottom of the tank to secure it hanging from frame points, and like the flat belly plate, a separate skid can protect it. Then, possibly, an access door can be placed in the floor behind the rear seat to access the fuel pump itself limiting the need to drop the tank for an issue.
Then add a TJ fill tube layout.

That tow hitch point is really too high to be used to tow a trailer (other than custom). Most are 18" high. Reconfigure recovery point(s) more off the frame rails.
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