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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #2056
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I think you got a good plan. Very minimal down time and back to what its all about, wheelin'! Then when you are ready or need to change it up you will have the funds and the 8.8 built up and ready to go in. Smart if you ask me. Too many rigs, on here and that I know of personally that are down months to years, and then the motivation isn't there as much as it was...
Thanks man, you seem to understand where I'm coming from with my decisions.

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Im just messin with you cuz I've never seen someone tear down for a stretch and use the same length arms.

Im no suspension guru, do whatever you want I think your rig did awesome out in moab so why would it be any worse
I'm trying to revolutionize the TJ stretch game and get back to my title of "worst TJ in Jeepforum history"

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I'm excited to see how your current setup will be adapted for the stretch. Hell you may never need to 4 link your rear if it goes well
Thanks Kyle, should be just fine.

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Just do this.
Yup, I guess I'm just failing miserably at defining what I'm doing in here, and then I've changed my mind a couple times. I try to post clearly what's going on and what I'm thinking, but I guess since I'm a little unorthodox and all you guys get to see is what I post, and a few pics. It's hard to follow along. Not to mention that not everyone in here has been following from the get go so they don't know what I've already done, or not done. Oh well... that's the interweb for ya.

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Unread 08-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #2057
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Keep it up man! I understand what you're doing, not sure why everyone is getting confused lol
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Unread 08-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #2058
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Seems simple enough , especially now that the frame stretch is in .
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Unread 08-01-2013, 06:49 PM   #2059
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Did you buy a jeep!? Hahaha

I didnt recall reading you were keeping the same arms, my bad.

Carry-on
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Unread 08-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #2060
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We need another one those on crank videos to figure out what the hell you are doing Nate
Now git er done
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Unread 08-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #2061
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Keep it up man! I understand what you're doing, not sure why everyone is getting confused lol
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Seems simple enough , especially now that the frame stretch is in .
Thanks guys, I thought I was going crazy for a moment.

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Did you buy a jeep!? Hahaha

I didnt recall reading you were keeping the same arms, my bad.

Carry-on
Now that made me laugh.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #2062
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We need another one those on crank videos to figure out what the hell you are doing Nate
Now git er done
Haha, gonna put in a few hours right now, just took a long nap. Hope to get the frame positioned tonight, and tacked in. I've got a minor clearance issue with the double walled tub crossmember at the very back that gotta work through.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #2063
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Haha, gonna put in a few hours right now, just took a long nap. Hope to get the frame positioned tonight, and tacked in. I've got a minor clearance issue with the double walled tub crossmember at the very back that gotta work through.
Since it's relatively thick sheetmetal slice it, then weld it back in when you have the clearance you need
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Unread 08-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #2064
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This photo signifies that the rear of the frame is able to come up to the proper height! This means that a lot of things have gone right, clearances are good but tight. A 5" stretch would have been much more convenient now being able to actually see every little thing that's in the way, but I'm glad I went 6". I also just sold my rear bumper, so $200 just went back into the build fund. That's a good thing.

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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #2065
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I love it when you can sell jeep stuff to buy better jeep stuff!
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Unread 08-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #2066
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Nice job man, really enjoying watching this stretch, you definitely keep me guessing! I think you're going to have to change the title of the build, "simple but effective" is no longer applicable!
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Unread 08-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #2067
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I love it when you can sell jeep stuff to buy better jeep stuff!
Yeah, losing my *** on everything I sell compared to what I paid kind of sucks though! That's the way it goes.... I just wish when I was looking for something I could find it used at a reasonable price instead of paying full retail!

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Nice job man, really enjoying watching this stretch, you definitely keep me guessing! I think you're going to have to change the title of the build, "simple but effective" is no longer applicable!
Thanks man, should be a big day tomorrow getting everything welded up. I hope to be posting photos of a very clean, seamless frame tomorrow along with a temp crossmember.... and a rough start on the new rear bumper/crossmember. Long day at actual work in store for me today!

Having to buy these minimum amounts from the steel yard is getting bit annoying! I know in time I'll use the material, but it's blowing the budget having to over buy like this. I've bought 10' of 3" channel, 4'x4' of 3/16 plate, and now a 10' of 3/16 2x4 tubing..... that's $200 worth of metal that I'm using only about a quarter of, if that. Oh well I guess it'll be nice to have the materials "in stock" for future projects. I wish I could find a local place that sold just what you need or close.

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Unread 08-02-2013, 12:06 PM   #2068
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Damn i wish you were closer, i could use some of that 2x4 for a rear bumper on mine.

Suck's y'all dont have a scrap yard with scrap steel you can steal! 38 cents a pound here for scrap steel!
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Unread 08-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #2069
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Damn i wish you were closer, i could use some of that 2x4 for a rear bumper on mine.

Suck's y'all dont have a scrap yard with scrap steel you can steal! 38 cents a pound here for scrap steel!
I scoured the scrap yard the other day.... nothing any good. Darn it. The 10' of 2x4 was $60. I actually thought that was pretty reasonable.
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Unread 08-02-2013, 12:30 PM   #2070
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I scoured the scrap yard the other day.... nothing any good. Darn it. The 10' of 2x4 was $60. I actually thought that was pretty reasonable.
Yeah 6 bucks a foot is pretty reasonable. But that sheet of 1/4 inch must have been expensive! They'll do any cut under 5 total feet for 5 bucks at my scrap yard, and 10 for anything more.
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