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Unread 08-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #2086
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how does it ride

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Unread 08-03-2013, 12:08 AM   #2087
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Unread 08-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #2088
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Enough said


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helldorado60 by aartjestaartje, on Flickr
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Unread 08-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #2089
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Haha! Love those pics Art! It ride's good buddy, It's nothin special, just a cobbled together little crawler I been messing around with for the last 6 years or so.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 03:36 AM   #2090
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I can't see the d35 in the pic...
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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:10 AM   #2091
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You can buy longer blades for the jig saw too to reach through the 4".
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Unread 08-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #2092
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I can't see the d35 in the pic...
It's that little twig holding the rear wheels on... hard to see.

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You can buy longer blades for the jig saw too to reach through the 4".
I'm gonna check it out! The less time I spend with the grinder the better. It's become my best friend lately.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #2093
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Well the sparks are flying.... getting the frame welded up. Everything is going OK so far.

I find the vertical welding a bit tough, especially on something like this that I'm trying to burn in slow and heavy, dang gravity.



What frame extension????

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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #2094
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Well I'm happy to say my frame is officially extended. I ground the outside welds nice and smooth for a nice appearance but just cleaned up the inside of the frame. No sense in spending the time grinding all that perfectly smooth. It looks pretty good. Attention to detail was about a medium +. I was having a porosity issue with my welder. I still don't know whats wrong but I had to turn up my shielding gas way higher than normal to cure it. That caused some issues, and some extra grinding to redo some welding, which in turn caused less time spent on the minor details. All in all, I think it came out pretty legit.

Wow, I just looked at the time........ this day FLEW by! I'm still going to get the temp. crossmember in today, and cut off the back of the frame. I can't wait to see it without that section hanging off the back.



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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #2095
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Well I'm happy to say my frame is officially extended. I ground the outside welds nice and smooth for a nice appearance but just cleaned up the inside of the frame. No sense in spending the time grinding all that perfectly smooth. It looks pretty good. Attention to detail was about a medium +. I was having a porosity issue with my welder. I still don't know whats wrong but I had to turn up my shielding gas way higher than normal to cure it. That caused some issues, and some extra grinding to redo some welding, which in turn caused less time spent on the minor details. All in all, I think it came out pretty legit.

Wow, I just looked at the time........ this day FLEW by! I'm still going to get the temp. crossmember in today, and cut off the back of the frame. I can't wait to see it without that section hanging off the back.



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Tip to far away from the weld will do that.
Looks purty. Did you jockey the fuel tank under there so you can figure out what to do with the @ss end?

While you are cutting , welding and being creative, raise the body mounts and throw those spacers in the trash.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #2096
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Looks purty. Did you jockey the fuel tank under there so you can figure out what to do with the @ss end?
Gotta get the tank first, haha. I've got the rear figured out though. I'm just making a simple 2X4 crossmember / bumper, and welding a piece of angle to the inside of it, at the appropriate height for tank mounting just like factory. I made a few measurements before I started that'll come into play now.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #2097
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Got the temp crossmember in, and cut off the rear. Looks so much better, lol. Got the tub aligned properly finally, damn that thing can move around a TON even with the body mounts snugged up. It was throwing me off. I'm trying to be accurate but the tolerances seem pretty forgiving a 1/4" here or there. I think this thing will probably be more square when I'm done than it was originally, haha---- probably not!

Well I got a little tired of cutting metal so I decided to clean up, and throw the axle under the jeep, I put it up on jack stands as high as I could and lined it up with the bumps. I stuck the wheels on for a visual and some measuring. It was tripping me out how long the wheelbase looks. Looks awesome IMO. It looks like I'll be able to dial in exactly 100" when all is said and done. I needed that motivation of seeing the wheels under it!

Still lots to do, I got my Gen-right fuel bezel in. It's pretty much a piece of crap but will do it's job fine. Just not worth the $35! I've got some Besrk weld through clevis mounts coming on Monday, and I also order my UCF link mounts today when I found out they are having a 15% off sale! So in reality... I could have the axle under the jeep by next Saturday all hooked up. I've got a fair bit of finishing work to do on the corners still, and the rear bumper to make. I hope that by next Saturday I've got a roller. Then just waiting on the tank and driveshaft and we're back in business for a bit. Then the duroflex swap a little later this fall / winter.







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Unread 08-03-2013, 11:01 PM   #2098
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Wow amazing work bud. Looks super clean. It'll be so nice dropping that *** end and not smashing the bumper/gas tank everytime.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #2099
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looks fantastic.

question, why did you add a section into the frame to get more of a rear stretch other than going the route the Lou went with getting the gen-right fuel tank and stretch kit?
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Unread 08-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #2100
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Wow amazing work bud. Looks super clean. It'll be so nice dropping that *** end and not smashing the bumper/gas tank everytime.
Thanks man, it's coming out pretty good. There are things I could have spent a little more time on or thought out better to save time, but since this is my first time really doing something of this nature, and there's really not much to go on, it's hard to know all the intricate details.

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looks fantastic.

question, why did you add a section into the frame to get more of a rear stretch other than going the route the Lou went with getting the gen-right fuel tank and stretch kit?
IMO it's hard to get more than +4", going Lu's route. The further you move that coil bucket back the frame get's thinner and thinner, or you mount it lower and lower gaining unwanted lift in the process. If you're switching to coil overs, you don't have to worry because you can mount the shock tower back as far as you want, but the coil bucket in relation to the frame will be your limiting factor retaining the coils.

Another reason I chose this route was that I already took the time to outboard my shocks with a pricey Poly kit and did not want to just throw all that work in the trash.

Either way you do it, it's a LOT of work.
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