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post #76 of 171 Old 10-27-2010, 12:37 AM
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nice build!

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post #77 of 171 Old 10-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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im gona follow too...
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post #78 of 171 Old 10-28-2010, 06:08 PM
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can't wait to see the progress...
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post #79 of 171 Old 10-28-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'll update this build again soon, I've been working on the thing pretty much every night after work and just dont have the energy to even get on lol. Its coming along though... more to come soon.

This must be a low range beer because it makes everything slower...

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post #80 of 171 Old 10-29-2010, 09:06 AM
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youd better eat ur Wheaties...
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post #81 of 171 Old 11-02-2010, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a massive picture update for ya... second to last crossmember is cut out, every stock bracket is ground smooth, upper coil mounts are welded in the rear, shock towers are wlded in the front, holes for mounting the frame rail brackets are drilled and crush sleeves are welded in, frame rail brackets and track bar bracket are bolted in, frame is painted, lower control arms are powdercoated and in, now measureing for all the upper control arms.

Crossmember cut out...





Everything ground smooth...




Front shock towers...






Track bar bracket crush sleeves...


Tank moved back 5"...



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post #82 of 171 Old 11-02-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Drilling holes for frame rail brackets...





Rear coil mounts/bumpstops welded to the frame...



Frame painted...






Frame rail brackets bolted on for good...



Reid racing knuckles on the front (still have to gear)...




Axles and lower control arms under it to measure for the upper control arms...







That should keep you guys busy for a little while! lol, and remember if im not updating my build that just means im building my build. Got a lot of late nights behind me only to work more late nights in the near future but its starting to look like a jeep again.

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post #83 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 10:59 AM
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i envy your frame, so clean and rust free

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post #84 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 11:19 AM
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Incredible, love everything about this. Those wheels are sweet too.

Black is the New Black TJ Build

If anyone is in the York area and wants to go wheeling let me know I'm always down!
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post #85 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 11:57 AM
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Wow great progress man!

Too many toys not enough time....
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post #86 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 01:29 PM
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What kind of clearance do you have between the front lowers and the frame during uptravel?
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post #87 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 10:12 PM
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Sorry to sound dumb, but what are frame rail brackets used for?

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post #88 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 10:15 PM
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Those knuckles are awesome.
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post #89 of 171 Old 11-03-2010, 10:51 PM
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Nice jeep man... consider me subscribed.
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post #90 of 171 Old 11-07-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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BallerJeep - the Rock Krawler kits use the frame rail brackets to mount the contol arms because you cut off all the stock control arm mounts. It takes all the guess work out of positioning the contol arm mounts like some kits would have you do, perfect instant centers amd control arm positioning everytime. Also part of the kits is a 1/4 belly pan skid that ties both brackets together.

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What kind of clearance do you have between the front lowers and the frame during uptravel?
The front lowers tuck inside the frame quite a bit, i have about 7" of up travel from where the axle is sitting in the last few pics before anything comes close to contact.

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