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Unread 11-26-2013, 11:55 PM   #31
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The good part is just getting started!

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Unread 11-27-2013, 01:19 AM   #32
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Unread 12-17-2013, 12:09 AM   #33
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ordered this from one of our toys for tots sponsor! came out sweet!

primer


heavy duty paint

some bling


took some modification to the tub... just a small cut...


my type of trans jack




gona need a little trimming at this spot


took her for a drive!


i had to move it out to fix this one! trans blew a line and leaked out, 240,000 miles on original trans. did a flush of the black fluid(never changed before) he drove it from chicago to texas with no problems.


bling for the truck. from another sponsor and one heck of a sweet off road shop in OK



then we got this
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:46 PM   #34
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well i have good news! im still alive and surviving in an igloo here in Chicago where its been one crazy winter. one day its 32 the next its -7..... anyway i finally got some more progress done.
bought some tube!


the next day i got up to ge ta second heater for my garage... -6 deg




my floor when i left it.


i neeeded more clearance for the skid.
by floor!


i added a rear support for the sheet


something like this


i tacked the top then just slowly went around.





when i got to the back i had a 1/4 inch gap so i just did it the easy way...


i could of ground it down an dmake it nice... but its a floor...


and a table


all i got done that day. my buddy was in from CO so we messed around with his steering. set up some 1 ton stuff on it.

then fixed a axle shaft on another jeep. bender is in my garage and the die is being shipped as we speak. next Monday and Tuesday is cage day. should be done in a few weeks. after that i can set up my seats build tire carrier, make a dash, then i can start on axles for my 37s!
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Unread 02-02-2014, 01:23 AM   #35
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Unread 02-04-2014, 09:29 PM   #36
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Quote:
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thanks i got 58 photos coming!
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Unread 02-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #37
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so i had a long weekend!!! Monday and Tuesday is my weekend.... i got some engine mounts made and some cage work done. now lets get classy and have less words and more pics.

first of all.... i cleaned out all of the junk in my jeep to work on it.... as you can see i have alot of crap and just a normal cluttered garage...


i was really cheap and my buddy has the access to a fab shop so i got these made... he made me two sizes and said use what ones work. the tall ones cleared but was to far off the mounts and more work to fit so i went with the smaller 1 inch motor lift mounts vs the 2 in(taller ones)


my buddy got these used for 10 bucks.. look new to me the guy said he didnt like them since they were not rubber. so i took out the bushings


well get back to the engine mounts i put them on the side till i got some other stuff figured out.

the skid plate hit the trans and the driveshaft. time to get my torch out.

you can see the cut lines on the skid.

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Unread 02-04-2014, 10:04 PM   #38
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this is the transmission cleared out


and the ds, this is on its weight.


i usd my old bumper jack to lift up just the body and frame.


this is where the driveashaft ended up, should be fine untill i 3 link it.


after i finished that up, my buddy aaron(the guy who made me engine mounts)
seen this. its from the crash i dont see it hurting the belt to much but i may try to bend it back a tad bit. sadly that alternator has only an hour or so on it. replaced right before the cartwheel.


my new master cyl was also really rusty so i got some paint on it.


now that the skid is done...on to the engine mounts!
out with the old!



i got my holes lined up with a punch and a transfer punch on the inside.

not in center but works fine and no binding in the engine mount.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 10:10 PM   #39
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sorry a tad bit blurry, tacked.


welded


insalled!



after all that work and about 14 hours in garage doing my jeep and we were working on aarons and my buddy mikes... i needed a drink and some food
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Unread 02-04-2014, 10:23 PM   #40
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the next day aaron got his bender all put together. now i want bendteck pro.... but 300 bucks for a few bends is crazy..... i will be buying it one day for a full cage on a xj for my buddy. but for now geometry and wishing for the best.

here is what we used to get started. http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/bendin_tube/index.html

here is aaron and my newely retired dad who is a experienced machinist. who got to join us in the garage.




got the box (it wasnt square this time so had to redue it after i found a longer strait edge. also my dad came out and reminded me of the 3, 4, 5. rule. one line of a triangle is 3fr the next line is 4 foot and the connecting line is 5 foot.... perfect square. this box represents piler a b and c


after we got the box done, we made the measurements for the tube... this was alot of guess work and nervous thinking doing this for the first time. took yea back to school.


bender looks a little different then you would think... its homemade. and it works!
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Unread 02-04-2014, 10:38 PM   #41
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so we bit the bullet and got started... we made the tube a little long. its 1.75 .120 wall DOM im using dom on the two main rails. hrew on the braces.


After we got the 2 bends we tested it........................OOPPPSSSSS!! well that is gona cost some money... not a big deal i can still use the tube for braces. i got extra stick for a reason.


we sat and looked at this.... for a long time..... we found out I didnt read the angle bend areas right when marking it with the 90 deg tube. and i was way off. i should of reread it and seen it said "Here is where that 90 you bent and marked comes in. Start from the center and work your way out and down. You simply lay your 90 on the floor parallel to your top chalk line, and slide it over till it intersects your down line, and mark the floor" i didnt do thsi right and when we did it it should of clicked in our heads.

put this to the side, here is aaron marking it the CORRECT way!


after that mistake we were very particular on measuring 3-10 times ....lol




we were used to spring back and took a bunch of noted by this time.


got the 2 bends done.... and......


perfect! made the a pillar longer... and i think ill be cutting a hole in my floor and mounting this right to my frame.
got the last bend done. and all done.


SINCE we took notes, it was very easy to do ti again. we already knew the spring back rate, and measurements.



and dont mind that sheep sticker.. a guy adam in the group just likes sheep alot.

now im gona go drink a beer, cya next week.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 01:00 AM   #42
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well after more ice cold weather i finally got enough energy to get back in garage. i spent a few weeks cleanign garage out and making a welding cart. but here is what i got done since my last update


aaron made some plates before he went back to CO (thanks)!


cleaned out wheelwell


trimmed and mocked up



i see a problem... still working out bugs with bending pipe


this is when i switched to a welding cart project.


old shackles






wala

solution to my problem a double b pillar



b pillar mount


i ende dup shortening it so it didnt protrude into wheelwell as much


also got my bandsway fixed and made some new parts to fix it.(it was worn out and needed tlc when i got it)
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b pillar mount 2 plates to make it removable.








seat mounts



lef tmy dad alone to clean garage and came back to this....


go tit all cleaned up and finished seat mounts

top


better, my seat wont be that far back either

i need a new caliper on my tow rig dd btw... jeep took up to much time and i got lazy


and i got a garage again!!

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Unread 04-29-2014, 12:26 AM   #43
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well i got some more work done, this is def becoming a work in progress and learning experience at that. it turns out my initial seat brackets i bent up would not work with my seats since it was a height issue, between my floor being raised and my cage being a little short, my head as to close to the bars.
so i ended up changing my mounts.
i needed a break from them so i did some rear of the cage





then i bent up the top tubes



then made some lower seat mounts.


sadly i was an idiot and deleted 10 pics instead of sharing htem on my phone. so i ended up with this




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Unread 06-15-2014, 11:10 PM   #44
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i just realized how far behind i am.. sorry i was enjoying the warmth.
got some welding done






after 3 hours the first night i was beat. drank more beer and came back later


waiting for pics to upload but a big update coming and a wheeling dater is scheduled for june 28th!!
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Unread 06-16-2014, 09:05 PM   #45
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that cage is insane
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