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TeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsENGO QUADLUX 6" to 54" LED AMBER AND WHITE MULTI

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Unread 03-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #91
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To any one who comes along and reads this thread - Don't buy cheap and short because you will only end up replacing the parts...
So true!

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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #92
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My porch when I went home for lunch yesterday...



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Unread 03-10-2012, 06:22 AM   #93
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Yesterday I installed my new Tom Wood's rear driveshaft.



1300 Series Flange at the TC end and 1310 U Joints



How is that for a pinioin angle? I didn't even touch the arms. This is where I eyeballed it to after the stretch.

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Unread 03-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #94
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New Bilstein 5125's installed.







This lower mount is the reason I went with some new shocks. I had to get longer shocks than I had. Clayton provides a new high clearance shock mount for the axle side that would allow you to keep the shocks you have.

I had previously moved the lower shock mount over to the side and boxed in the LCA bracket. I didn't want to cut off that plate. Having snapped OEM brackets off of an axle before (and limping home) I didn't want to give up that added strength while I determine the future of my axles.

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Unread 03-10-2012, 09:04 AM   #95
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Nice man, did everything go on without a problem? Looks great! Good job on the rear drive shaft!
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Unread 03-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #96
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Everything went in super easy. The new shocks went in easier than the way we rigged the old ones to get it out of the garage
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Unread 03-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #97
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So I went and flexed the Jeep out and discovered that I had to moved the rear AntiRock upper heims to the inside. The rod was rubbing on the tire. When we first did the stretach the drivers side was not going to fit on the inside. It APPEARS things may have settled and it will now. I will test tomarrow. If not, I got more tricks up my sleeve still.

The Jeep cleaned up finally.



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Unread 03-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #98
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A few days ago Hoovail, Sleenky and I went up to TnT Customs to pick up some parts. I must say, those guys were very knowledgable, courteous, cool, etc... We ended up hanging around the shop for almost four hours. They showed us the fab shop, the project rigs, gave build advice. etc... These guys are awesome.

I must say it was a great time.



The bed of the truck on the way home!

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Unread 03-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #99
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Today I took off my old Olympic sliders. I wasn't sure how long it was going to take. The bolts were not siezed and the Loctite Extreme I had used on them wasn't a problem. The job ended up taking only a few minutes.

The Olympic sliders.



TnT Customs Slider





TnT and Olympic

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Unread 03-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #100
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TnT Corners and Sliders - Prep work

Yesterday I cleaned the steel with some steel wool and TSP. I had this plan of trying to use steel wool or a braided wire wheel to give the steel a real neat look and hit it with clear coat. I tried it, it didn't look all that good. Someone may be able to pull it off, but not for me.







So I am going to go rattle can satin black. I am not going to do a color match paint job. I am already a chicken behind the wheel I don't want to be afraid of bashing things if need be.

I primed and wet sanded the inside of the parts. Hopefully next weekend I can get them fitted. Then remove them again for final paint and install. I have to remind myself to slow down when painting.

Between coats I did some clean up project like this:



I added these fasteners on some electirical stuff and on the brake lines where the fasteners were cut off for the stretch.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #101
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Going with the black, good choice! Don't forget to slow down when you paint
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Unread 03-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #102
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I am like my two year old son, patience is not my strong suit
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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #103
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Last night the call went out to help a fellow jeeper with a huge build project. It's like a episode of West Coast Customs...install a double tiangulated four line stretch, TC swap, mml, etc before EJS. Can we do it? I don't know but my corners are on hold.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #104
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^^

abso-fricin-lootly the bigger time crunch will be how long he can stay in the garage before the garage owners girlfriend starts hating on us.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:22 PM   #105
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Those fabbed bits look amazing! I've been toying around with the idea of fabbing a few things here and there for the XJ, just haven't trusted my welds enough!
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