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Unread 06-18-2010, 05:56 PM   #61
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First up, removing the rear axle:



Time to start grinding! I believe you have to take off 6 mounting points, including the track bar mounts because of the 4 link:

Spring perch removal:


Grinding off the lower arm mounts:


Filed down nice and smooth for welding:


Next we measured, cut the frame, and then tacked the parts into place. Not as many pictures were taken here, sorry:


Lower arm mounts tacked into place:


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Unread 06-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #62
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Truss welded up and axle being positioned to measure arm length:


Upper arms mounting up for final measurements, then everything will get welded up!:
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Unread 06-18-2010, 09:00 PM   #63
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Looks good, I will be doing this in a few weeks. Just a little different.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 11:06 PM   #64
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Looking good, can't wait to see the results...
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Unread 06-19-2010, 08:36 PM   #65
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Nice looking jeep , hope to see ya on the trail .
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Unread 06-20-2010, 01:55 PM   #66
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nice jeep

Your Jeep looks good, how do the radial rockers compare to the bais on street and trail. Who did you order them and your wheels from. I have a 99 sport Im trying to build . Are going wheeling at the Flats i sept like to see yours in person.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #67
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I've always liked your Jeep since seeing it in a few other threads. I'm really glad you made a build thread for it now. Great build and I look forward seeing more. On a side note your wife seems pretty badass! You're lucky!
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Unread 06-20-2010, 03:51 PM   #68
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Your Jeep looks good, how do the radial rockers compare to the bais on street and trail. Who did you order them and your wheels from. I have a 99 sport Im trying to build . Are going wheeling at the Flats i sept like to see yours in person.
Thanks! The radials seem to ride much better on the road, even with the heavy beadlocks, they are unbalanced and I have zero vibrations. I ordered the tires from 4WS and bought the wheels from Gerald at SAVVY. While I don't have any of his armor yet, I can't say enough good things about him as a person! I was in Cali on business and stopped by his shop for a quick chat, I think I didn't leave for an hour!

Unless I am out of town, I most definitely will be at The Flats in September



Now that the mounts are welded, we had to cut more of the tub so the wheels and tires would fit. Lynn, the neighbor of the guy helping me (I can't weld), has a plasma cutter and it made quick work of my sheet metal. I drew out another ugly half circle and he burned it right off.

Everything welded:



Plasma cutting the tub:



Got the ARB line setup and new stainless brakelines:



Everything bolted up, jeep supporting its own weight:


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Unread 06-20-2010, 04:22 PM   #69
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Jay,

Looking good!

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Unread 06-20-2010, 05:12 PM   #70
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Great build. Look forward to more.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #71
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Your TJ is looking great Jay! Quite a bit bigger than the last time I saw it even.

Hopefully I'll be able to meet up with you and Melody next time you come through CO!
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:01 PM   #72
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Your TJ is looking great Jay! Quite a bit bigger than the last time I saw it even.

Hopefully I'll be able to meet up with you and Melody next time you come through CO!
Ryan we'd love to roll with you guys! We would have stopped and had some drinks back in March, but #1 we drove out to EJS via New Mexico (southern route) and #2, when we were coming home, they closed I70 through Vail because of snow. So we were forced to come back through New Mexico, Texas, etc.

I remember when Pullmesideways and I had to lead the group on snow runs because of our "big" rigs on 33"s .






Ok, so I still have some more to add to complete the stretch project, but I thought I would throw out a quick picture to show some profile progress.

Still to come to finish the stretch:
37" Pitbull Spare
Rear stretch corner armor
LED rear lights


But for now, it sits at 100" on the driver side and 99.5" on the passenger side. Ugly cut wheel wells and all.

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Unread 06-20-2010, 08:53 PM   #73
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I say give it a comp cut.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 06:43 PM   #74
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Just say no to the comp cut....please follow Gerald's build and cut some Savvy corner armor to match your stretch.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 08:19 PM   #75
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Looks good. What fuel tank or cell are you going to be using?
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