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Unread 01-27-2010, 06:43 PM   #196
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Worked on outboarding the springs over the last two days. Have to go to work tomorrow, hopefully Fri I'll get everything welded up

YJ springs



Cut the rear hanger off





Removed front hanger and the rivet



Used some 1/4" plate that I had layin around to make the brackets



Making the front brackets






New 2.5" hangers





Going to add some gussets when they are welded up



Went ahead and drilled a 1/2" hole to eventually tie in the winch plate




Rear brackets



They will look like this when welded to the frame, but with one more gusset



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Unread 01-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #197
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Crawled!! nice build!
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Unread 01-27-2010, 11:08 PM   #198
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Just read the whole thread, and had to crawl it. Reminds me a lot of my fathers old CJ built up, though yours has a lot more beef. Im in love with it. Keep up the good work I cannot wait to see it finished up
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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:08 AM   #199
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Welcome to Florida wheelin, most trails involve some sorta mud or slime. I didnt hit the hill as hard as he did, but it takes a little throttle to make it up the first half.
Yeah, Indiana is kind of like that, hard to avoid mud here. Not too many complaints with slime lol. Though we do have some pretty sticky mud:
Back when the Jeep was still stock, didn't stand a chance

Those are Super Swamper SSRs under there.


As much as I'd love to run a tire like a BFG Krawler, they really don't do very good in mud. I'm actually strongly considering TRXUS MTs for my next tire.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 05:27 AM   #200
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kevin,i think we both work too much and need more paid time to work on the heeps lol..looking great as useuall..

looks like saturday we will have 4-5 of us for the ride..a perfect amount.whoo hoo..
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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:21 PM   #201
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Crawled!! nice build!
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Just read the whole thread, and had to crawl it. Reminds me a lot of my fathers old CJ built up, though yours has a lot more beef. Im in love with it. Keep up the good work I cannot wait to see it finished up
Thanks for the compliments
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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #202
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As much as I'd love to run a tire like a BFG Krawler, they really don't do very good in mud. I'm actually strongly considering TRXUS MTs for my next tire.
I was orginally wanting to run BFG Krawlers, but after some research I realized they would not be a good choice because of how they clog with mud. Lookin at 42" Iroks, SX 2s and Pitbull Rockers.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 01:08 PM   #203
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I've got a buddy who is running the new 35" Rocker radials, and another thats got 37" Rocker radials on order. I'm looking closely to see how they do, it might come down to the Rockers or TRXUS MTs.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 04:19 PM   #204
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Got the brackets all welded up and rolled the front end under it and somethin is all jacked up. I don't know if I made a wrong measurement or what is going on Back out to the shop to look some more...
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Unread 01-29-2010, 06:36 PM   #205
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Unbolted everything, triple checked some measurements, bolted everything back up and it magically ended up right. I guess something wasnt sittin right and it corrected itself. Just need to go back and change some bolts to the right size/grade and burn the brackets all the way in.

Please ignore my stick welding butchery





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Unread 01-29-2010, 07:47 PM   #206
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I'll volunteer to ride shotgun when you take it wheeling.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 07:57 PM   #207
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i will try and follow
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Unread 01-30-2010, 02:00 PM   #208
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I'll volunteer to ride shotgun when you take it wheeling.
We'll have to settle for driveway wheeling for now






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Unread 01-30-2010, 08:11 PM   #209
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you just couldnt wait could ya,,like a kid in the candy store..you just had to flex it out before you even drove it,haha..the new ride will love the new places to wheel when its done..your gona wanna go every weekend when you can,haha..im sorry..it is a great place..i am takeing a few guys next sunday that are camping at hard rock sat just incase you need to let of some stress lol
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Unread 02-05-2010, 04:33 PM   #210
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Got a little painting done over the last couple of days.



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