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post #121 of 3079 Old 06-24-2011, 11:08 PM
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134.77 crawl? Dang!! I thoguht I was good at 100!

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post #122 of 3079 Old 06-27-2011, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Mounted a rear view mirror on the rollcage and built me a cup holder for my water bottle.
On to some a dome light and some rock lights and I am ready for a knucklehead night run at the hammers




My Tinkering and wheeling thread http://tinyurl.com/pbwdm5u
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post #123 of 3079 Old 06-28-2011, 03:37 PM
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Looks good man. Do any of your CA twist in on one side and out on the other? Or is everything balanced?
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post #124 of 3079 Old 06-28-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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So far the lock nut on one joint came loose, after tightening I haven't had any more problems with it. The Jeep has exceeded my expectations and I have gotten it to be a reliable trail Jeep quite quickly.
Went wheeling in the mountains with my little Jeep today and the ride quality on the trail is night and day. Coil overs rock, running a bunch of Hammer trails in the big Jeep doesn't hurt my neck and shoulders anywhere near as bad as an afternoon of trail fun in my little Jeep

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post #125 of 3079 Old 06-30-2011, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Working on the comfort part of my put put Jeep, made a little rack for my cooler.





Next is an interior light and some trail and rock lights, might even break down this long weekend and do some painting on various parts to make it all pretty

My Tinkering and wheeling thread http://tinyurl.com/pbwdm5u
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post #126 of 3079 Old 07-01-2011, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Found a nice strap to keep the cooler in place, got the dome light working and started doing a bit of rattle canning underneath









Tomorrow I am going to help a friend regear his dad's Jeep, after that the rest of the weekend will be spend painting some more odds and ends on my toy. Than it's on to wiring some driving and rock lights and stick the windshield in that I ordered from Percy's racing back East. The blemished windshields have a pretty good price on them

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post #127 of 3079 Old 07-03-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Started roughing out a mount for my KC lights



Bracket done


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post #128 of 3079 Old 07-04-2011, 03:36 AM
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love your jeep and build. given me some inspiration and some good ideas. Thanks.

Does your wheeling buddy have a build thread anywhere? really like his jeep too.
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post #129 of 3079 Old 07-04-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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love your jeep and build. given me some inspiration and some good ideas. Thanks.

Does your wheeling buddy have a build thread anywhere? really like his jeep too.
Nope he doesn't, his is a 2003 Rubicon, that got un rubiconned.
At one time it sported a RE short arm lift, then a Fulltraction long arm lift.
It stayed like that for awhile, then 35" krawlers went on, after that the rear locker exploded, so an ARB went in, then it got a a 6" home made rear stretch and a home made aluminum stretch tank. After that we had a date with the Hammers after which it got a front stretch like mine and Dana 60 high pinion axles that he retubed him self, The front got 3 linked and the rear 4 linked and a set of 14: king coil overs.
This is what it looked like when it first rolled out of his Garage last summer







It got wheeled like that on 37" Krawlers, then for the Hammers a set of 42" Pit Bull Rockers went on it, Also the ARB locker went from the front to the rear, he absolutely hated the Detroit that was in the rear axle and put that in the front. After some more wheeling it got an Atlas 2 speed with 4,3 to 1 gearing and that us where it is now. Also runs a York for onboard air.

This a good shot to show the difference between 42" tires and 35" Krawlers



Here it is having fun, it has a 103" wheelbase, rides like a dream on the highway, and wheels extremely well



So here is his build thread in a nut shell, oh yeah ut has a PSC steering ram a CJ5 Saginaw steering box and pitman arm, that is also where the Dana 60 HP's came from hence the need for retubing them and it has a anti rock in the rear

My Tinkering and wheeling thread http://tinyurl.com/pbwdm5u
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post #130 of 3079 Old 07-04-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wired my lights, just need to add a switch





Next is some rock lights and install the windshield.
Also might weld the lips back on the edges of the hood like Hendrix did.
Is one of the reasons I didn't high line my other Jeep the cut hood lip looks hokey.

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post #131 of 3079 Old 07-05-2011, 05:08 AM
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thank you for taking the time to post the info and pics, appreciate it.
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post #132 of 3079 Old 07-05-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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thank you for taking the time to post the info and pics, appreciate it.
You are welcome

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post #133 of 3079 Old 07-06-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about prettying the back side of my darling up with some thin aluminum diamond plate.


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post #134 of 3079 Old 07-08-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Mounted rock lights and did most of the wiring for them, still need to get some wire to hook up the one on the rear.


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post #135 of 3079 Old 07-08-2011, 09:50 PM
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Just AWESOME!!
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