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Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsNEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!! ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4w

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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:58 PM   #16
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Here is the otherside....crossmemeber cut out....I kept the ends to tie into later.

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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:58 PM   #17
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Sorry the pictures arent the greatest...its all with my phone, I dont have a camera.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #18
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Here is the new addition to the family! I named him ralph. I will love him and hold him and pet him.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #19
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Fabbing up the rear frame rails....no straight cuts...the hardest part is that they dont sell 4x2 1/12 tubing so I had to fit 4x2 tubing to it. I actually slid the new frame rail inside the old one, you can see on the new piece the top and bottom are cut off so the slide in.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #20
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Here is one side mocked up.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #21
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More metal....I took off about 50lbs of rust but I am adding about 150lbs back on.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #22
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Looks like a fun project. You should be an amazing welder once it's done.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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Just some pics of the garage and how tight it is getting.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #24
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Ty Louie4, I havent welded anything for about 10yrs....its like riding a bike though. You can see all my pictures and everything is working?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #25
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For the rear crossmember I decided to use 3/16 4' channel....I ended up cutting the extra off and making it flush with the frame. Checking to make sure the gas tank still fits....I also moved that up about 1".
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #26
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You're my new hero man! Laughed about the Ralph comment. lol
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #27
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Here you can see we put some extra brackets to strengthen were the old frame and the new frame connect. Also you can see were we took a 2"x1/8"x5ft. I would have plated the side but this seemed to be the easiest and still add a ton of strength. Finally my bro in law Michael...he is master at the grinder. LOL
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #28
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I name all my tools I am still ecstatic about having a welder, even if its only 110V
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #29
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Here is were the fun starts! This is when I decided on the stretch....I kinda copied the bluetorch fab kit. I put holes in the side to give more suface to weld to. I also took the 2" strap and boxed it in and continued a couple inches on the bottom of the frame.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #30
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Here is a picture of the leaf spring mount, I moved it foward 5 1/2"
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