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post #46 of 61 Old 04-18-2013, 01:49 PM
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post #47 of 61 Old 04-18-2013, 06:11 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys. ...and I'm I'm not sure what temperature has to do with my build though s8nng8. ha
Well, I know I personally couldn't stomach chopping the back off - it rains way way too much in British Columbia for that to be enjoyable. I've wanted to do a XJ chop so badly, I honestly love the way they look. I've had to be convinced out of it a few times by the old lady.


Question, at only 1" inner diameter on your lower links, what size heims are you running? 7/8"? I have that size on my steering.

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Question, at only 1" inner diameter on your lower links, what size heims are you running? 7/8"? I have that size on my steering.
Good question, that pic was purely to show the thickness of the wall. I cut the 1.5" tube a shorter length so that I could slide it in further, therefore allowing a big heim still. I run the 1.25" Ruffstuff heims on my lowers. I run the 7/8 heims for steering as well.

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post #49 of 61 Old 04-19-2013, 04:14 PM
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This is so awesome. Pretty much what I would do to an XJ. Great job!!
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Good question, that pic was purely to show the thickness of the wall. I cut the 1.5" tube a shorter length so that I could slide it in further, therefore allowing a big heim still. I run the 1.25" Ruffstuff heims on my lowers. I run the 7/8 heims for steering as well.
Touche, I thought that may be the case but was curious. I was thinking about stepping up to 2-1/4" OD and 3/8" wall when/if I bend my lowers. They're fairly long (less than 40" but not by a ton), and they have a bend in them for tire clearance already. Carry on.

Mo' pictures? Got any tube bent up to keep that folding taco together? I need my fix while I'm unable to work on mine for the next week, hah.

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This is so awesome. Pretty much what I would do to an XJ. Great job!!
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Touche, I thought that may be the case but was curious. I was thinking about stepping up to 2-1/4" OD and 3/8" wall when/if I bend my lowers. They're fairly long (less than 40" but not by a ton), and they have a bend in them for tire clearance already. Carry on.

Mo' pictures? Got any tube bent up to keep that folding taco together? I need my fix while I'm unable to work on mine for the next week, hah.
I couldn't find any source near me that could get the 2.25" 3/8 wall.

I probably would have been fine with the 2", 1/4 wall. I forget the exact measurement of mine but it's somewhere around 35" long, so probably shorter than yours. Came across a few pics of people bending it though so I sleeved it for insurance.

No new pics yet. ...didn't get too much accomplished on the jeep this week. I did get rear shock mounting points all done though.

....and the tubing is picked up as of tonight! I hope to get some of that done tomorrow, in between periods of my Blues game right now. haha.

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How much do those arms weigh? I'm sourcing 2 x .25 wall DOM on mine and had the thought of sleeving it with 1.5" cross my mind.

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Thanks for the comments guys. ...and I'm I'm not sure what temperature has to do with my build though s8nng8. ha
Temperature and weather are the reason you don't see any projects like yours in Montana.

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Temperature and weather are the reason you don't see any projects like yours in Montana.
It's not exactly that warm in Ill...

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It's not exactly that warm in Ill...

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How much do those arms weigh? I'm sourcing 2 x .25 wall DOM on mine and had the thought of sleeving it with 1.5" cross my mind.
They aren't light. I'm not sure of the weight.
You could slide in a piece that is only 12" long though and it would do wonders in keeping the 2" dom straight.

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It's not exactly that warm in Ill...
3 months a year, there is potential to get extremely cold here. I'm not going to try to compare it to Montana's temp though. Ha


As for an update, I spent the daylight of my entire weekend at the shop. Tubing has been bent! I have minimal experience in bending tube, but my dad did a cage a few years back, so I called upon his assistance for this job. He kind of had to re-learn on the job and we talked through it together, finally made some progress.
I also had to get the sliders mounted to the frame because that is what the cage ties into. That was quite a task on it's own. ...had to find out the proper angles for the tube (goes from inside the slider to the frame) and cut out the floor, blah blah. just ready to wheel.

I'll try to get some pics by Wednesday.

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NOT DONE (that includes cage), but in a wheel-able state finally.







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Ha. Thanks bud!

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