post #76 of Old 02-21-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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I've had a leaky rear axle seal for quite a while now, but neglected fixing it because I had no idea what part # the seal was.

I bought the axle used, under the impression it was a "Dynatrac Trail Series". I contacted Dynatrac to try to get answers. I was hard for Scott to pinpoint exactly the part I needed, with no record of sale or invoice. He gave me a part # he thought it could possibly be. After looking up the part number, it turns out the seal/bearing is for a Ford 9". I would have never guessed.

Not sure if I needed to or not, but I removed the old race. It was not easy. I ended up using a puller and a cold chisel. Next time, unless I hear otherwise I will leave the old on in place.


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post #77 of Old 03-03-2012, 06:45 AM
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Hope the finishing touches come together nicely on the cage. I won't be able to make it over the hill today to help out. Can't wait to see some pics.
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post #78 of Old 03-04-2012, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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My AtoZ cage addition arrived. Great product!

Install was pretty straight forward. I had to re-notch a few of the bars, but everything went together well.




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post #79 of Old 03-04-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I had to fix this...


By notching the door surround a bit.

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post #80 of Old 03-04-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well I put the Jeep back together and pulled out of the garage. I rolled my driver window up to find a shattered window!


The only thing I can think of is a hot spark from welding found it's way inside the door, and stuck to the glass. Would that do it? I even had the door protected (so I thought).

Does anyone know where I can get inexpensive replacement glass?

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post #81 of Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
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Cage looks sick Hoover!!!

Sorry to hear about your window.
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post #82 of Old 03-04-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cage looks sick Hoover!!!

Sorry to hear about your window.

Thanks, I'm happy with it!

No biggie on the window. I recently ordered a power window kit, so I was gonna be inside the door anyway.

I actually just found one for $50 shipped, from Morris 4X4 Center.

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post #83 of Old 03-04-2012, 10:08 PM
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Looks like you made short work of it..nice job I am probably regretting not getting that cage now instead of the btf sport cage.

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post #84 of Old 03-04-2012, 11:08 PM
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I really like this mod man. You might have me rethinking the weld in. Where are the pics of your lower section and the dash?
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post #85 of Old 03-04-2012, 11:38 PM
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what is the thinking behind the center hoop that is welded to the factory cage? more head room? is there also a supporting "x" behind it?
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post #86 of Old 03-05-2012, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Where are the pics of your lower section and the dash?
I realized I hadn't taken any when I was posting the others. I'll get some up!

It was pretty straight forward though, cut a hole, and shove it through!

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post #87 of Old 03-05-2012, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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what is the thinking behind the center hoop that is welded to the factory cage? more head room? is there also a supporting "x" behind it?
I wasn't the designer, but here are my thoughts on it. Like you mentioned, head room, strength, and it has a good look!

At the moment there is no "supporting X", but this thing is far from done! More to come on the cage in the future. Any thoughts on design?

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post #88 of Old 03-05-2012, 10:02 AM
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Cage looks good.... Especial with the front window folded down

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So cool. I love stretched TJ's. Very nice work.
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post #90 of Old 03-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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ha ha, you know JeepForum is out of control when noone blinks at someone calling a TJ stretched and rolling 40s a "sleeper" and a "stocker".

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