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post #556 of 683 Old 07-09-2014, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Winchester Bay, OR

There's a giant beach right next to the dunes, some lakes near the other set of dunes. It's beautiful out there and plenty of space to run around.

Running stock TJ springs with 3/4" spacers, 14" coilovers without coils until I swap in the wider axles (real estate issues). Front will have two 14" coilovers with coils as soon as I get around to it.

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post #557 of 683 Old 07-10-2014, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Added a rear spreader, guess I'm a hypocrite and needed one after all! Had to get creative getting the c pillars back in place. Warping from the weld heat pulled them into each other. This is why you put in a rear spreader, even if it's just temporary. Lesson learned.



Installed and welded
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post #558 of 683 Old 08-24-2014, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Couple small updates:

sealed up the np435 for good


Made an ugly "j arm" and a new adapter plate to move the clutch slave cylinder out of the way and keep a one piece driveline.

Stock


ugly j arm


cardboard cutout of the new plate (forgot to take a pic of the actual plate)


chopped down the fuel filler so it will fit with coilovers

stock


chop



weld


did regular maintenance and threw in a new u joint in the front. Amazon has the spicers on prime for around $14, better than any of the parts store generics for $12
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post #559 of 683 Old 08-24-2014, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Went out to Naches as well. Did more camping and drinking than wheeling but I'm hoping to get out this fall and winter too


Selling my camper if anyone is interested
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Nothing really hardcore, but I do think it will help others looking for answers. Rampage fastback style soft top fits on my custom cage. Love this top already, should have done this a LONG time ago!



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Lookin' good. Your front tire looks a little slack.

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Thanks Louie! It was a little low, I think the valve stem is the culprit. Luckily this is 1/4 mile from my house and I wanted the sunlight to warm up the top.

Space Ghost is the **** by the way!
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Thanks Louie! It was a little low, I think the valve stem is the culprit. Luckily this is 1/4 mile from my house and I wanted the sunlight to warm up the top. Space Ghost is the **** by the way!
He is.

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Been making some speaker pods...here's the start:



CAD design. Blue parts will be printed off. Should be plenty cheap and you build it after you drink your brew

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Been making some speaker pods...here's the start:



CAD design. Blue parts will be printed off. Should be plenty cheap and you build it after you drink your brew

Imbibing while being creative and innovative...engineering at it's finest.

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post #566 of 683 Old 10-28-2014, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Selling the np435 setup and swapping over to an AW4 for easier driving for my little lady. Would make it a little easier to drive long distances too. Krawlers + np435 is fun as hell but can't hold a conversation in the Jeep unless we're screaming at each other


If anyone is interested in the np435 swap, its complete bolt in, PM me.
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Update!

Had some work to do on the tow pig. Also had finals, so that took some time away from the Jeep too.

Anyway, pulled the valve body from the 47RE in the Dodge, replaced a bad TCC to solve a locked TC issue, hopefully this cures it. Also needs the trans cooler lines replaced or repaired and a good degreasing/pressure washer blast. Scored some H2 wheels with BFG ATs, but they're load range D so I'm not sure they're up to the truck + camper + jeep in tow. We'll see. Their look is still growing on me. Might have to lower the truck 2" to get it to sit right. As an added bonus, I am pretty sure I spotted a billet torque converter through the inspection port. Sweet!



The TC, rebuilt trans



I'll snag some pics of the H2s when the sun comes out again.

I haven't had tunes in the jeep for a long time, so I decided that had to be fixed. First, I was just going to run one Kenwood 450W amp for the two 6.5s and two 5.25s I have currently. The 6.5s would go in the cans I made and the 5.25s would remain the dash. But, I have another identical Kenwood 450W amp and a 10" sub in a box ready to go. Put em both in!!!!

Here's the first amp, tabs and a bar welded behind both seats to hold each amp. They are the same dimensions and specs, but made a few years apart and therefore look slightly different. I'll snag pics of the whole setup once its done. They're both mounted with 3/8" hardware and rubber washers. Once the sub is hard mounted I'll post pics of that too.



Next thing - I needed a working horn. Never had one that would work. Previous owner messed up the harness when he installed the alarm and I've been fixing it ever since. Well, I finally got all of it fixed! Everything is back to normal and the way it should be. But....the horn still didn't work. Stock horn was inop! Then, as if on cue, I won a super loud set of horns from Dookey and Trail Worthy Fab!!! Big thank you to him!



So, let's wire these up! I wired them in parallel to get max decibel output Here it shows the tabs I started with but then just unbolted the tabs and used eyelets instead and jumped them over to minimize the amount of wire used. Came out clean! I used 1/8" aluminum angle to mount it under the grill using existing holes.



Wired up, installed, and horny




Lastly, I have wanted my own chop saw for a while. Amazon had promo deals for Dewalt tools and great deals, then I won some Amazon gift cards. Bonus! This cost me so little it was a no brainer!

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Hopefully you bought a lottery ticket too.

It's nice to have everything working as it should.

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Haha right?? I'll settle for new tools and horns though!
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post #570 of 683 Old 12-26-2014, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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My little lady bought me a 20" LED light bar for the Jeep! Gonna put it under the grill hoop, can't wait to mount it up. Coilovers go in as soon as this is done



How it mounts

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