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Unread 03-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #121
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Now for some completely retarded commentary...why not integrate a winch plate, IN PLACE OF, that cross member. As in, make it so that your extra beefy winch plate serves as the round cross member on the front of your frame?
I think I get what your sayin but, I dont think it would be possible with my winch. there isnt enough room for it to sit behind the tube. I would have to cut it out and weld a new crossmember at the front of the frame rails. which is totally duable just not at the top of my list

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #122
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I think I get what your sayin but, I dont think it would be possible with my winch. there isnt enough room for it to sit behind the tube. I would have to cut it out and weld a new crossmember at the front of the frame rails. which is totally duable just not at the top of my list
That's exactly what I was saying. If you want a low winch, you could cut out the tube and build a beefy winch plate that acted as a cross member.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 12:30 PM   #123
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That's exactly what I was saying. If you want a low winch, you could cut out the tube and build a beefy winch plate that acted as a cross member.
Yep that was the plan. I thought you meant leave the tube and sink the winch behind it.
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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:10 AM   #124
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Welp stayed up real late last night and put the rear main seal in,checked rods and main bearings, new oil pump, installed oil pan and gasket, and filled up the rad with coolant. Today im gonna fill er with oil and prime the pump. Hopefully when I turn the key I don't get problems. It's been three months of garage wheeling I pratically missed the snow wheeling season. Hopefully next weekend I'll be takin it out in search of some snow. Wish me luck!
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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #125
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It runs!! And moves!!

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #126
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Congrats!

Always a great feeling
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Unread 03-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #127
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Congrats!

Always a great feeling
Thanks. Just took it for its reliability drive around town and out on the highway.
No leaks or overheating.
Maintained temp and oil pressure.
Drove great and power is there.

I couldnt be more pleased!!!! Now to pull the grill and paint to be ready for club snow run this next weekend. Oh and I gave her a bath

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #128
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I can't wait to get that feeling. Jeep looks great!
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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #129
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I can't wait to get that feeling. Jeep looks great!
Thanks Lou! I know its a great feeling I've been Jonesen for my jeep for so long I drove the crap out of it today. Even got a poser shot next to my buddys YJ on tons.

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #130
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I had help again this morning removing the grill for paint.

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Then he even got on with helping sand. I am by no means a pro at paint and prep, but at leaste it will be a 5ft paint job. This summer I plan to sandblast it and the hood and paint both. This is just to get it through the rest of winter/spring.

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #131
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About 7 coats of black enamel Spray paint. It turned out pretty good.

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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #132
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Got the grill on tonight.

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Let there be light. I took it for spin around the block and these babies are way brighter than my square counterparts.

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Now got to trim the winch bumper a bit to get it sucked up closer to the grill. The CJ grill sits back 1" farther so I need to redrill my holes forward 1", and possibly hack a 1/2" off the front of the frame right in front of the shackle hanger.
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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #133
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I have an old Willys grill in my office. You're inspiring crazy ideas...
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Unread 03-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #134
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I have an old Willys grill in my office. You're inspiring crazy ideas...
Check out my thread in fab shop machinist is using a willys grill and hood its lookin bada**. Post #18
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/s...23/index2.html
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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 01:56 AM   #135
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Finished installing winch and bumper. I welded in two more frame
tie-ins on the lower portion of the frame figured what the heck I don't want this thing becoming a projectile on a hard pull.

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Then I mounted up my swampers for some snow wheeling this weekend.


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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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