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JeepRocks86 02-17-2010 11:58 PM

JeepRocks86 TJ HP60, Shaved 14 Bolt, Coilovers, IROKs
The TJ has been stretched for about a year. It work wonderfully.
On 4/14/11 I picked up a set of Dana 60s. King Pin SnowFigher front from a 79 250. Rear is also out of a 79. Post 107 Starts the 60s build.

I am currently stretching the wheelbase of my TJ.

My TJ has progressed a lot over the years since I purchased it.
From Stock Daily Driver to modified daily driver to more modified daily driver to even more modified Trail Rig. I want to keep the jeep streetable, but have one that performs on the trail as well.

The day I bought it. Strait panels and no scratches.

First dirt.

First Stuck

4" Skyjacker and 33 Baja Claws

36s stock gears and axles

4.88s, Chromo front shafts, lockers

I have more older photos that I will post at a later date.
Custom belly up skid
RCI 15 Gallon Fuel cell with KORE ring
MORE front bumper to be straitened out and sold
Rear modified bumper from ebay that I bought a number of years ago
Currently the jeep has 35s for the street and 36s for the trail
Dana 30 front, Yukon Chromo shafts, Lockright, 4.88s
dana 44 rear, Alloy USA shafts, Detroit, 4.88s
4.5 RE springs
Shocks TBD
Clayton Long arm front
Custom rear Stretch in progress ~hopefully 5-7" with out a comp cut. (ballistic joints)
PSC steering box sitting on the garage floor

Future Plans (no particular order)...
Dana 60s
40s or 42s
re do the cage
new front bumper
sink the fuel tank into the floor with a custom box overhead for protection
different suspension mounts
3 link front

Recent favorite trail photos. Harlan March 2009. I bought a House in late 2008 so my Jeep trips have been drastically reduced.

Harlan Lions Den

Looking down into Lions den

Can opener trail

Current build:
Rear frame modification.
New rear control arms
new crossmember above the axle
cut the fenders
Hopefully I will get about 7" of stretch at most.

photobucket album for the stretch
Silver TJ Stretch pictures by JeepRocks86 - Photobucket

planned cut

How the bumper was

Cut corners (I will probably cut more out of the rear)

Rear crossmember (Factory vs my plan)

Frame clean up

The reason for the new crossmember

JeepRocks86 02-18-2010 12:10 AM

Initial Frame cut for the coil mounts.

Coil mount welds

Coil mount mock up

Frame welded up

3/16" reinforcement plate that goes on the inside of the frame on both sides.

one of the frame plates welded in

as it sits right now.

I haven't touched the jeep in two or three weeks. My new body mounts did come in this past week. I am planning on removing the 1" bodylift. It has been cold and I have been swamped with school work. After this semester I will have 2 400 level classes and one 500 level Engineering course for my Bachelors. My plan is to continue to get my MEng (masters of engineering) and possibly an MBA since UL has a joint program with the MEng/MBA.

LGriffith 02-18-2010 12:39 PM

Looks good.

spyder6 02-18-2010 12:46 PM

ive been waiting to see this :)

JeepRocks86 02-18-2010 01:00 PM

Thanks, Maybe this weekend I will be able to do some more work. I figured it wasn't really build thread worthy since there are no one tons and 40s etc.

Brads_nky_yj 02-18-2010 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by JeepRocks86 (Post 8919381)
I figured it wasn't really build thread worthy since there are no one tons and 40s etc.

This is JF, not Pirate Tyler lol

johnny9 02-18-2010 10:13 PM thread,,hurry up and get to work already:thumbsup:

BrandNew 02-18-2010 10:15 PM

i would redo those welds if i was you

johnny9 02-18-2010 10:24 PM

insert stuff here .... i think the welds look melted in good..when it gets some mud and dirt on it youll never see it from my house:thumbsup:..even tho i am a profesional welder fab machinist/laborer:rofl::teehee: get r done

bddisi 02-18-2010 11:34 PM

Looks good. Looking forward to following this to the end.

JeepRocks86 02-18-2010 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by BrandNew (Post 8923456)
i would redo those welds if i was you

My plan was to grind them down smooth and weld over them again for a better looking weld. The weld penetration looks good, but I agree they look like crap.

JeepRocks86 02-19-2010 08:26 PM

I looked at the jeep again today.

Imped 02-19-2010 10:19 PM

Awesome, I'll be watching this like a hawk.

spyder6 02-19-2010 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by imped4now (Post 8930151)
Awesome, I'll be watching this like a kawk.


Imped 02-20-2010 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by spyder6 (Post 8930349)

Haha, dumb ***.

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