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Unread 03-03-2011, 04:05 PM   #241
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Here are some pics of the frame backhalf, everything isn't finish welded quite yet, and I don't have the fish plates on right now, but I figured I was at a point where I could post some pics.

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This is the angle I had to cut on all the pieces.





and then I tacked in the pieces, and rolled the rear axle underneath and tacked it in place as to minimize any warping while welding, and welded up the joints I could get to.



and then took the body off for finish welding.







next comes the fish plating..

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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #242
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Wow, I wish I had the skills to pull something like that off. It's not exactly my cup of tea but I can appreciate all the work. Nice job, keep it coming!
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Unread 04-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #243
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Great build so far. I am truly impressed. I grew a little concerned at your rear section though. You might want to gusset the welds for a little extra reinforcement. Remember, the longer chassis is going to bend and twist more than the original. For the sake of not getting a broken weld....a little gusset work should suffice.

Your build is inspiring a lot of people. Keep up the great work.

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Unread 04-08-2011, 02:32 PM   #244
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Wow, I wish I had the skills to pull something like that off. It's not exactly my cup of tea but I can appreciate all the work. Nice job, keep it coming!
hell I wish I had the funds..

awesome build tho
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Unread 04-09-2011, 11:43 PM   #245
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Great build so far. I am truly impressed. I grew a little concerned at your rear section though. You might want to gusset the welds for a little extra reinforcement. Remember, the longer chassis is going to bend and twist more than the original. For the sake of not getting a broken weld....a little gusset work should suffice.

Your build is inspiring a lot of people. Keep up the great work.

Paul

Since these pics I have gusseted (fish plated) the joints. I'm not worried at all about the frame strength being an issue now.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 02:28 PM   #246
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I am a cj guy but love the stretch work you are doing! Wish I could weld like that!! Can't wait to see it done and keep up the good work!!
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Unread 04-27-2011, 06:01 AM   #247
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this build is looking great. keep up the good work.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #248
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Dammit the suspense is ****ing killing me. Wheres the build?
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Unread 06-09-2011, 12:47 AM   #249
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This will be rad. Looking forward to more progress.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #250
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I'm just starting a project like this but I plan on stretching the frame 15" before the wheel arch to keep the stock YJ rear. My question, what size tubing did you use? I'm looking for something I can sleeve inside or over the existing frame to weld in. Thanks

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Unread 06-20-2011, 11:23 PM   #251
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travel is going to suck with that suspension, and your axle is backwards....



























jk nice build
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Unread 08-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #252
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Cool idea for a build! Keep at it man!
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Unread 09-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #253
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anything new?

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Unread 09-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #254
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Yup. But I'm holding out on updates. I'm a tease i know.
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Unread 09-22-2011, 05:02 PM   #255
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Awesome skills dude. Can I ask?

What is the LJ belt rail length?

Thanks

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