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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #61
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took off the LA's from mocking them up the other night. sanded everything good so i can plate the rails, still, then beat the **** out of the "frame rail" trying to get the driver side stock LCA bracket off. i hope the other side comes off easier

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Unread 02-26-2011, 06:13 AM   #62
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Do you think you're going to like those LA's? I'm looking right now and not sure what to go with for suspension. I just picked up D44/9" axles out of a '78 F-150 the other day. I will be regearing and locking them before they go under the HEEP, but I'm not sure what to do for suspension or what lockers to go with. It's going to be mainly a trail rig, but will see the road to/from the trails and around town once in awhile.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #63
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i think im going to LOVE them. they are huge!!!! when i was looking around i was origionally going to go with this setup. then i thought about tnt's setup and was really going to go with that b/c of the HUGE skidplate it comes with but then i found out that they do not warranty their kit and although im not planning to break it there is always that chance so i went back to the clayton kit and when i found out that they have free shipping i was sold.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 08:35 PM   #64
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i got one frame plate halfway welded on and did some other random grinding and whatnot. will post pics in a little after i eat
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Unread 02-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #65
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ok so the square slots are for the bolts that hold the crossmember. then i cut slits so that the plate could bend




heres where its put on the jeep


and here is where it bends


oh yea and this is where i beat the hell out of the rail trying to get that control arm mount off

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Unread 02-26-2011, 09:41 PM   #66
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and i am TIRED of welding!!!!!!
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Unread 03-08-2011, 04:32 PM   #67
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so i got the other frame plate welded up today. going to get the other stock lower control arm mount off tomorrow and get the LA's bolted in
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Unread 03-09-2011, 03:53 PM   #68
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was getting the pass. side stock lower control arm mount off today. was using a crowbar to pry it a bit and it slipped and the other end went right into my side. pretty sure i cracked, or broke, one of my ribs. took the rest of the day off to relax a bit but i think imma knock that mount out tomorrow and get the LA;s set up like i was going to do today
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Unread 03-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #69
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was getting the pass. side stock lower control arm mount off today. was using a crowbar to pry it a bit and it slipped and the other end went right into my side. pretty sure i cracked, or broke, one of my ribs. took the rest of the day off to relax a bit but i think imma knock that mount out tomorrow and get the LA;s set up like i was going to do today
Nobody said building a jeep was a walk in the park eh?
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haha. no kidding. it wouldnt pry loose so i pulled harder then it slipped and the claw came up into my side. hurt sooooo freekin bad i couldnt even breathe for a min
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Unread 03-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #71
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haha. no kidding. it wouldnt pry loose so i pulled harder then it slipped and the claw came up into my side. hurt sooooo freekin bad i couldnt even breathe for a min
im always worried thats going to happen when prying on something...guess it can happen. My lift fractured my right index finger when I was putting the wheels back on and smashed it against the rotor. Gooo jeep injuries
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Unread 03-09-2011, 05:13 PM   #72
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ouch! yesterday i welded the frame plates on and i had to weld upside down so sparks went everywhere and i got a few good burns on my arms and today i did this. a while back i had to take 3 days to get rust drilled out of my eye. i think i have spent more on fixing my body then i have on fixing it. lol
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Unread 03-09-2011, 05:16 PM   #73
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ouch! yesterday i welded the frame plates on and i had to weld upside down so sparks went everywhere and i got a few good burns on my arms and today i did this. a while back i had to take 3 days to get rust drilled out of my eye. i think i have spent more on fixing my body then i have on fixing it. lol
wow, you have great luck dude! Jeeps hurt people. Maybe your not taking good care of her...whens the last time you washed it?
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good. news! dont think i broke it. just bruised really bad. as suck im going to finish the jeep today
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Unread 03-11-2011, 11:07 AM   #75
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sooo now to do some pic updating. i found this while driving from the parents to home a while back.



and heres the trooper that took a week of my xj time to fix.





flood that come through the mall parkinglot, happens everytime theres a big rain.



and FINALLY!! heres the jeep!!!





most flex shes done in 2 years!!!! im so proud of her.

also in other news i ordered RC 2"shackels, IRO dbl sheer trackbar kit, IRO 6.5" springs and IRO spring isolators
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