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Unread 08-21-2010, 08:26 AM   #241
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I didn't fall for that - Mr. Clean and Shiny. Project is lookin' good.

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Unread 08-25-2010, 06:03 PM   #242
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Got the Jeep back from my buddy's shop,

Axle re-adjusted



Skid plate mount



Skidplate modified



One day I'll learn to weld....next step is to remove a few things and re-paint...don't want to lose my clean and shiny image...then get the driveshafts made.

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Unread 08-25-2010, 06:59 PM   #243
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Got the Jeep back from my buddy's shop,

Axle re-adjusted



Skid plate mount



Skidplate modified



One day I'll learn to weld....next step is to remove a few things and re-paint...don't want to lose my clean and shiny image...then get the driveshafts made.

Rick
Don't you hate the finger prints, grease smears and dust!! I finally rolled out my Scrambler project to make room on the hoist for my son's clutch job a couple of days ago. The next thing that happened was the wind kicked up and it rained cats and dogs... It was under a carport and that helped but still- it's annoying to see that hard work covered in - well, you know ;-)

Looks great. I like the skid plate. I need to make my own- including mounts and bracktry.
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Unread 08-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #244
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Took measurements to my local driveshaft shop, should get back by weeks end. Refinished the skidplate. Working on the rear axle and shocks...

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Unread 08-28-2010, 08:33 PM   #245
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Took measurements to my local driveshaft shop, should get back by weeks end. Refinished the skidplate. Working on the rear axle and shocks...

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Unread 08-29-2010, 07:29 PM   #246
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Taylor said she wanted to be on the computer.....Shocks re-installed sans the white color. Front drive shaft is at 8 degrees, do I need a cv? the rear ended up at 19 degrees...





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Unread 08-30-2010, 01:21 AM   #247
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With your setup, CV would be appropriate.

Is that a heater/AC vent in your garage? ...........
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Unread 08-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #248
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You're running a SYE already and that looks like a short and steep driveshaft already pointing up to the t-case. The angles are all wrong for a slip-yoke setup anyways. I'ld go CV for sure. That Vette engine will tear out most universals anyways so I'd want to do-it-right back there for sure. The drive shaft will be the weak link in the rear between that 8.8 and the t-case. I'd take spare parts along with me on long trips. ;-)

Still drooling, too.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 05:14 PM   #249
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You're running a SYE already and that looks like a short and steep driveshaft already pointing up to the t-case. The angles are all wrong for a slip-yoke setup anyways. I'ld go CV for sure. That Vette engine will tear out most universals anyways so I'd want to do-it-right back there for sure. The drive shaft will be the weak link in the rear between that 8.8 and the t-case. I'd take spare parts along with me on long trips. ;-)

Still drooling, too.
CV for the rear sure, I was mainly asking about the front @ 9 degrees...

The vents are just that, vents to the outside, I would like to "condtion" the air in the garage to about 80 degrees in summer and even added a little tonnage when I had my system replaced 2 years ago. I just have not gotten around to that project.

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Unread 09-05-2010, 06:30 PM   #250
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Driveshaft place said Friday morning they would call on Friday afternoon when done. No call, so you could say I got the shaft (s), but not technically....

I did get the shifter in.....






Next up is to get the tub over to the body shop and work on wiring, fuel and brake lines.

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Unread 09-06-2010, 12:45 PM   #251
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I am throughly enjoying your build thread and the finding the beer in each picture. It's like "Where's Waldo" with beer.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 06:06 PM   #252
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I am throughly enjoying your build thread and the finding the beer in each picture. It's like "Where's Waldo" with beer.
As Sergeant Shultz said " I know nosing"

For you guys with the ford 8.8 rearends, what did you use for rear brake hoses with a 4" lift? Having trouble find extended hoses 3 to 6 inches longer without buying the high dollar steel braided ones.

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Unread 09-07-2010, 05:14 PM   #253
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Hi Rick;

Awesome project! The attention to detail is just amazing.

How long is your Lokar shifter?
For your drive shaft did you go with double cardan?
What are you doing for the Tcase shifter?

Thanks!

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Unread 09-07-2010, 06:58 PM   #254
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I thought you were supposed to measure for driveshafts only after the sprung weight is back on the chassis? Just wondering, i am in the same boat myself. Frame up restore, need driveshafts, body is not back on my frame yet.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #255
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is there any advantage to having the t-case clocked that much? seems like you'd want that skid plate up higher.
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