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I dont recall any photos of what you did to address the rear body mounts on the crossmember
Which one's Lu? The rear most ones I made a 3/16's plate that's welded to the backside of the rear bumper / crossmember and to the frame. Very simple. The crossmember above the coils buckets is one small detail I'm still working on. There's not enough room to fit the factory rubber bumper thingie, so I think I'm going to try and cut one in half. That's really the only thing I didn't quite measure out properly. I should have recessed that crossmember down another 1/2 inch. Oh well I'll have to work around it now.



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post #2282 of 4885 Old 08-19-2013, 06:18 PM
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I was referring to the one under the tub above the coil bucket.

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Good reading, I've been reading whenever I could yesterday, and today. I'm only on page 50 but I figured by now I know you well enough to say hi!

1st off, like everyone said, what a clean rig! I love the white on metal
You have some beautiful trails around you, puts to shame the mud and creek beds we run over here in wv.
I have the same relationship with my jeep, it's part of the family, my 2 boys and girl love hitting the trails with me, we even made a overnighter for the first time last weekend.
I've started playing around with my old mans mig welder, One day ill get better. Lol

I'm really thinking about keeping my 4banger and 35 now too, although we have completely different trails here, I'm usually pretty easy on it. Just our rocks usually have moss growing on it.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your build. It's getting good!
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I was referring to the one under the tub above the coil bucket.
I got it sorted out today, I was able to get half a stock body mount bushing in there, should be fine. I was surprised the holes even actually lined up! Haha.

I also was able to get the muffler hanger tweeked out enough to connect to the exhaust pipe without cutting and rewelding it. Pretty happy about that.

The last small stretch related detail is to get the fuel, vent, and brake line secured to the frame neatly. I think ill have to wait for the tank though since I don't really know how they'll sit when hooked up.

Next real focus is going to be some clean up and painting on the front end and sliders and cage fixing scrapes from Moab and JV. I want to roll out with a clean rig when everything is all said and done!
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Good reading, I've been reading whenever I could yesterday, and today. I'm only on page 50 but I figured by now I know you well enough to say hi!

1st off, like everyone said, what a clean rig! I love the white on metal
You have some beautiful trails around you, puts to shame the mud and creek beds we run over here in wv.
I have the same relationship with my jeep, it's part of the family, my 2 boys and girl love hitting the trails with me, we even made a overnighter for the first time last weekend.
I've started playing around with my old mans mig welder, One day ill get better. Lol

I'm really thinking about keeping my 4banger and 35 now too, although we have completely different trails here, I'm usually pretty easy on it. Just our rocks usually have moss growing on it.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your build. It's getting good!
Hey thanks man! I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to read my thread. And I hope it helps someone out along the way.
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Couple of photos for reference... The holes for the body mounts weren't centered because the channel keyed into the top of the coil buckets so nicely I didn't want to move it (at the time I wasn't thinking about the rubber bushing needing to fit in the channel) so I also had to cut a bit off the bottom rubber thing. For anyone following in my footsteps figure out another way to measure for this crossmember. I got it close, but I measured with the tub sitting loosely on the frame.... and didn't realize how much space you loose by tightening down the body mounts. That ate up most of the space I allowed for the rubber bushings above the crossmember. I can't think of any problems with this, but would have liked to have been able to use the entire factory body mount bushing just for the sake of build cleanliness.



Here is the exhaust hanging nicely by the factory hanger. It's actually hanging nicer than it was before. This is one area not triangulating the uppers is nice. Plenty of room for the muffler.

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Looks awesome! Wish I would have stretched mine when it was all apart.

Here is how I mixed gear hauling and spare in the back. I ended up putting 2x4s around the side, but it works pretty darn good for under $10.00
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Looks awesome! Wish I would have stretched mine when it was all apart.

Here is how I mixed gear hauling and spare in the back. I ended up putting 2x4s around the side, but it works pretty darn good for under $10.00
Thanks man, I really like your rig as well!

A 35 just fits perfect back there. Nice.
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Anyone know of any NP231 doublers currently in production? I can find lots of old info. And offerings but it seems like all of those companies have folded up or become very hard to get ahold of. Mostly on pirate...
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I wish I could find some actual installation photos or anyone in the world who actually has one of these. The only thread I could find from the website you listed was on NAXJA... and the guy never got his parts and had to wait 6 months for a refund. Damn.
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I wish I could find some actual installation photos or anyone in the world who actually has one of these. The only thread I could find from the website you listed was on NAXJA... and the guy never got his parts and had to wait 6 months for a refund. Damn.
Thats not a good sign ... send me the money instead and I will mail you an empty box .

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Anyone know of any NP231 doublers currently in production? I can find lots of old info. And offerings but it seems like all of those companies have folded up or become very hard to get ahold of. Mostly on pirate...
If you want a doubler go find a klune that will mate to your trans and transfercase, not a lot of stuff made for 21 spline transmission outputshafts. If you find a klune don't fall for the Dana 20 transfercase, those things don't hold up to well to some rock loving abuse.
Truthfully your best bet is a trans conversion and a rubicon transfercase, will be cheaper in the long run, better crawl ratio and sure as heck proven to be very durable.

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forgive my lack of knowledge on this topic but whats the purpose of a doubler? Are you not happy with the teralow?

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Thats not a good sign ... send me the money instead and I will mail you an empty box .
Might as well it appears. A double 231 would be pimpin though.



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If you want a doubler go find a klune that will mate to your trans and transfercase, not a lot of stuff made for 21 spline transmission outputshafts. If you find a klune don't fall for the Dana 20 transfercase, those things don't hold up to well to some rock loving abuse.
Truthfully your best bet is a trans conversion and a rubicon transfercase, will be cheaper in the long run, better crawl ratio and sure as heck proven to be very durable.
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forgive my lack of knowledge on this topic but whats the purpose of a doubler? Are you not happy with the teralow?
I'm happy with the teralow compared to a stock T-case. But over here.... being able to go even deeper only helps. With a doubler, you basically run 2 transfer cases, and the front case will "double" the effective gear reduction, what that means is that when in Low - Low..... you have a crawl ratio well into the 100's. You can also select High - Low, High - High.... so you have a lot of gear selection.
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