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post #31 of 3079 Old 04-17-2011, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Wow amazing rig. I would love to do something like that.
That's the thing with Jeeps once you start there is no telling where you end up with it


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post #32 of 3079 Old 04-17-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Seems like I made a wise decision yesterday when I turned around and headed back to the trailhead when my steering started to act up.



On the bright side the housing is reusable, just got to find a old steering box where I can rob some parts out off.

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post #33 of 3079 Old 04-17-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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A wheelin buddy hooked me up with a used Steering box, pretty cool.
Will see if I can marry the 2 together and come up with one that will function the way it should after I come home from work

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post #34 of 3079 Old 04-17-2011, 08:21 PM
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I don't blame you for not wanting to share. It's cool. hahaha
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post #35 of 3079 Old 04-18-2011, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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I don't blame you for not wanting to share. It's cool. hahaha
Thanks man, the even better news is that a friend had a used TJ steering box laying around so I can gut that and stick the part in my housing and of to the Hammers I go for some more fun this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Wheelin heaven Hee Haa

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post #36 of 3079 Old 04-18-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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The steering box is back together, it has powersteering again, cuts of a bit early on one side so when I have time I'll port the other one or braze or weld up the inside of this one. Raised up the rear upper control arms a notch so I can see where that goes. Now the wait is on for my front diff cover. I hate to always have to rush, cut the heck out of 2 fingers unwrapping pizza, just couldn't be a good day all together

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post #37 of 3079 Old 04-19-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rear upper control arms raised up a hole today and installed the pinion and yoke guard on the rear axle today, still waiting on the front diff cover. Either way of to JV / the hammers I go tomorrow night, should make for some good wheelin fun and some nice pics.

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Awesome man .. Do post. I know I enjoy some sweet Jeep pics. I like pictures of smashed chevys too if you happen to run into that as well haha.
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Seen some pretty hammered Chevy truggy's or what ever you would call them at the king of the hammers. Buddy from work is starting to built a Chevy truck for some more serious trail work

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=972439

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I'm a ford fella so I like to see them smashed. haha. I'm really fighting it but I'm converting to a full on jeep guy ....just wish they made a truck that would hang with the Superduty.
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Thanks, Its about time you put it all together in one thread.


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That's the thing with Jeeps once you start there is no telling where you end up with it
Thats a very true statement brother.
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post #43 of 3079 Old 04-21-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Took my toy out for it's 4th run, the Jeep performed great during this round of Jeep torture, still need to fix the powersteering properly and it looks like I want to swap springs on my coil overs I would like it to sit about 2" higher.
21" of belly height is not cutting it, and since I set the suspension up to have 23" of belly height it should be no more than swapping some springs.Other than that she happily took her licking and kept on ticking. Overall I am very happy with this Jeep built it's plenty stable off camber and on very steep climbs the nose does not come up to much. So overall my redneck engineering works pretty darn well. Could use bigger diam tires, but for now these work well and seem to hold up very well to my abuse. This Jeep turned wheelin at the Hammers from work into a ton of fun

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Looks good. Lots of inspiration for mine

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post #45 of 3079 Old 04-23-2011, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Gave it a hell of a work out on the Hammer trails in the last 2 days.
Love them Pitbulls, for as much as we spun them, pinched them stuck them under rocks, smoked en and what ever other abuse we could think off the didn't really chunk, bite pretty darn well and in general take all the abuse you can dish out for them without any complaint.
The little girl took her licking without to much complaint the score for 2 days of hammering is a bend tierod, might make a skid/ armor plate for it, a barber poled drive shaft, but it's a thick tubed one so it didn't bother it, some seriously scratched up skidplates and the front diff cover is leaking more than when I started. any way this is what happens when you only have 21" of bellyclearance






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