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Unread 08-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #166
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Very cool!
Did you router the edges?

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Unread 08-05-2011, 09:12 AM   #167
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Nope, die grinder with a carbide bit for aluminum, it chews through it in a heartbeat
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Unread 08-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #168
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Spend last night and part of the morning on the trail had a great time with a few friends. We met this fella and some bees later on to add to the entertainment





















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Unread 08-13-2011, 10:32 PM   #169
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I was getting tired of straightening the tierod after a few runs so the Jeep went on blocks and the torch i9s coming out to resolve this situation. Notched the frame and the draglink sits on top of the steer arm. Now the radiator needs to move back a bit. Going to double sheer the drag link mount on the steer arm.
Raise the tierod close to 3 " make new steering ram brackets on the axle new spacers for the tierod. Move the trackbar around a bit, maybe built some kind of truss for the front axle . Will be a busy boy for awhile.

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Unread 08-14-2011, 10:51 PM   #170
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When you cut a frame like this make sure you turn the steering left and right, after I welded the insert in the frame I found that turning to the right would hit the frame sleeve, so some judicious grinding fixed that. Well first part is fixed. On to messing with the pitman arm and raising the tierod up

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Unread 08-15-2011, 06:56 PM   #171
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This is where the tierod is going to go, will make Bulldozing without to many ill effects an easier task to acomplish

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Unread 08-15-2011, 10:17 PM   #172
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Looks great man.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 07:33 PM   #173
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Ordered some flathead bolts yesterday and did some more mocking up. Also found oud I need a bigger countersink drill bit, with some luck that will be here tomorrow. Once I finish that and drill the new spacers for the tierod I can start flexing it and see what I need to do with the trackbar and ram mount.



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Unread 08-20-2011, 11:59 AM   #174
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It'll never work!

You need to start all over again, but this time, buy a bunch of off the shelf prefabbed aftermarket stuff (like I mostly did).

GREAT job Art.
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Unread 08-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #175
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It'll never work!

You need to start all over again, but this time, buy a bunch of off the shelf prefabbed aftermarket stuff (like I mostly did).

GREAT job Art.
It works Joe, got the spacers machined yesterday, will have to countersink my plates some more and the tierod part will be done today
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Unread 08-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #176
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It works Joe, got the spacers machined yesterday, will have to countersink my plates some more and the tierod part will be done today
Very cool. I hope you know I was just kiddin' with you earlier. Awesome build!
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Unread 08-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #177
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Very cool. I hope you know I was just kiddin' with you earlier. Awesome build!
I know Joe
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Unread 08-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #178
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Man will you please fix the crooked "tune up" sign on the rear wall of your garage?
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Unread 08-21-2011, 12:12 AM   #179
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Man will you please fix the crooked "tune up" sign on the rear wall of your garage?
When I have some time in between fixing my Jeeps, fixing the house and going to work. darn there need to be several more days in the week

Anyway made some progress today, the tierod mod is done, still have to straighten it

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Unread 08-21-2011, 10:41 PM   #180
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Hot doggy, it takes a big shoehorn to get all this stuff in there where want it.
Got the trackbar bend up and made some dummy mounts. So I could check for clearance, need to notch the frame a bit to clear the trackbar at full stuff and then recheck and if that works I can weld some proper mounts together.
My next step is to make a dummy pitman arm, the draglink and the tierod get into a fight the way I have stuff now. Making the high steer work with about 4.5" lift and maintaining close to 6" of up travel is a serious pain in the neck.
Wifey gave me 2 weeks to get it done before she bugs me again with home remodeling so I will be a busy beaver for awhile.



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