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Unread 06-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #46
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What are your plans for upgrades?
Oh, and the answer to this was redneck cap locks.
A junkyard set of stock shafts, another set of 760s, and a small tack on the cap. The green paint should make them invincible.



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Unread 06-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #47
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well I was layin under there and I found this.
right rear UCA

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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #48
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Nice project, and much inspiration! Mine is a dd but the TT looks awesome! Dig the dodge rims too! I can't believe that 2.5 twisted that drive shaft like that! Thought that was the luster of 4cyl, less breakage. Lol
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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #49
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Still waiting on the 4-popper to pop? Or did you break down and do an oil change?
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #50
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nice build man!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #51
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Very nice build lots of time and detail put in cant wait to see more.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:38 AM   #52
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Thanks guys.
Haven't done much lately, I took out the bad brake lines, didn't put new ones in yet. Made a new rear shaft, but haven't gotten around to installing it yet. It's been too damn hot to lay under this thing.

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Still waiting on the 4-popper to pop? Or did you break down and do an oil change?
Nope, still waiting, haven't changed it ever, been a year and a half on a motor with the previous owners oil that "doesn't run"...

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Nice project, and much inspiration! Mine is a dd but the TT looks awesome! Dig the dodge rims too! I can't believe that 2.5 twisted that drive shaft like that! Thought that was the luster of 4cyl, less breakage. Lol
I know, me too!
You wouldn't think between the bald all terrains and the 2.5L that a shaft would twist like that.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #53
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Check your nuts & bolts.

I took some scrap in to conshohocken in this, to get rid of some crap laying around, and for the secondary purpose of having the jeep weighed, it's 3540 pounds empty.

On the way home I was stopping at the King of Prussia home depot, so where 76 dumps you out into KoP, the lady in front of me stops in the yield lane. Right in front of me.
Stopped on a dime, didn't hit her, wasn't that close, but still, it was a full panic stop. (brakes work great now, with new hard lines throughout).
Sounded like something exploded, then there was a clink clink clink as I started off.

Now a little back story, when I was out at the Badlands, I did find a front upper not bolted in on the frame side, so I had put a 3/8" bolt through it as a temporary fix. I never even thought about that again, no excuses, I just plain forgot about it.

So I limp off to the side of the road, and BOTH UCAs are not bolted in the frame side, the front driveshaft is seperated (the 2nd home hacked rear driveshaft is fine though!), both front shocks are leaking, front left shock is bent, front right shock snapped in half.

I'd guess one of the UCAs was out or loose before the stop, and the other one let go at the panic stop, the front axle rolled forward enough to pop the DS out.
I was able to put it back together with some hardware from the nearby home depot and get it home.
Good times.

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Unread 08-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #54
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Got some 5100's to fix the broken shock issue.
The front yoke for the DS had one of those 5/16ths broke off in it, so it got drilled out and replaced with the U bolt straps.
I replaced all the UCA hardware with 7/16-20 grade 8 bolts & nylock nuts. Hopefully no more issues there.
One of the rear UCAs that I had built, well I guess the snap ring wasn't in all the way, so it had kinda came apart (you can see it in post #47), all the parts were still there but it was wobbling on the bolt. The right rear. With the muffler all up in the way. Repacking a johnny joint with the arm still installed without their special tool is interesting. It's done though.



With that, I moved on to finally creating a dashboard.
I had some sheet metal, and I had a CJ dash. I opted to start with the CJ dash, in hindsight, I probably should have started with sheetmetal. There's a few patches, like where the speedo was, and they look like *** cause I didn't bondo or anything. But oh well. It came out better than it was (which was a CD player electrical taped to a CB radio hanging off the cage).









The grab handle I had from the CJ was all jacked up. So I made one. I had shock brakets left over from the Artec truss, a pair of C gussets for a JK 30, and a piece of .75 OD 3/16ths wall. Hopefully it doesn't do any impromptu dental work for the passenger, it's stoudt as hell. Should have got a picture of the little tabs I made off the windshield spreader bar, but it bolts through the dash to the cage, so it's in there damn good.



Also. Started this.



Because.

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Unread 08-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #55
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That dash looks awesome man. Great work
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Unread 08-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #56
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Got this on an alignment rack finally.
Thrust angle was dead nuts.
Toe was a hair off.
Caster was 5*, gonna shorten the uppers a bit, get it to like 6 or 7.

Clutch line blew on the way home. It had been dripping, it's gushing and I got no pedal left. Piss ants.

Oh well. Got new meats. 35x12.5x17 MTR Kevlar.







edit. just realized there's some wheeling pics I hadn't posted in here...













and this day I was supposed to go to RC, but pussed out, and took it over to the shop to begin teardown...

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Unread 12-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #57
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Switching the 2.5L out for a 5.3L, 465, Atlas 4.3

I weighed the cost of getting an AX-15/231, and what all the costs associated with adapting that would be, and decided that for me it was worth it in the long run to pony up a little more now and get the Atlas. Especially when I found one setup for a 465 with the yokes I need, and dude could meet me relatively close.
Tomorrow, I plan on rectifying my lack of motor situation. There's been a super cheap one that I still might get for accessories & wiring, but I bit the bullet and found the aluminum LM4 at a yard 'nearby'. Hopefully I'm posting pictures of it on my trailer tomorrow.
I scored a pair of C5 corvette exhaust headers off CL, and have a pair of pacesetters, hopefully one of those work. Still searching wether any off the shelf Y pipes could work with something, might just start with one since the 3 bolt flanges new are pretty pricey.
Got a griffin rad on order that might fit, who knows, it was nowhere near the cost of the advance adapters radiator, so, we'll see.
I did get the clutch/flywheel kit, motor mounts, and VSS tone ring from Advance though. I guess since mine's manual it's OK to put it on the rear output shaft.
And for fuel delivery we'll find out if an RCI 2162a plays well with the Artec back half.
Now, I rented a bay in my buddy's shop for 3 months starting mid december, so, mid March this thing should be driving.

That, is the "plan".



Look close, it's actually still in there...



Gone now.



10 spline SM465 full of chocolate milk, not sure what it's even really from, other than a CJ buggy a guy had.



Came with this.

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Unread 12-31-2013, 04:05 PM   #58
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2004 GMC Envoy XL, 5.3L "LM4"
Front of the water pump bolt to the back of the block is 27", the 2.5L is 24"
The throttle body and fuel rail I don't want, as I expected.
Still need the alternator, power steering pump, intake plenum which has the mounts for the throttle body and fuel rail, wiring harness, computer, and who knows what else.





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Unread 12-31-2013, 04:56 PM   #59
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Pretty cool man. I've always liked this pond scum build!
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Unread 01-06-2014, 06:56 PM   #60
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Started pulling the wiring harness from the '02 pickup this weekend, just ran out of time on it though, and didn't want to cut it.
UPS guy showed up today though, there's a lot here to start with. Should get some time in this coming weekend.

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