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post #46 of 76 Old 01-11-2013, 06:43 PM
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You made your own bumper tie ins? I have seen a few different ones for sale but it Seems easy enough to make. Be interested to see what yours look like.


My slowwwwwwwwwwww build thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/operation-blackout-yj-1410573/
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post #47 of 76 Old 01-11-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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You made your own bumper tie ins? I have seen a few different ones for sale but it Seems easy enough to make. Be interested to see what yours look like.
didnt have time to take some pics today but ill try to explain how i did them. I used an extra piece of the 2x4 rectangular tube from the bumper and cut about a 2-3 inch section. i then used that and cut two L shaped brackets using the corners as the 90 degree bend. I cut the L bracket and made sure it would fit the bolts when they the holes are drilled and the body mounts. With the bumper on and the outer mounting bolts off, place the bracket and mark and drill the holes. I have not had time to weld them in yet but having you ask about them just reminded me

Ill get try to get some pics up tomorrow

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #48 of 76 Old 01-11-2013, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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keep it up, i love builds like this. or i just love yjs lol
Thanks dude! Your YJ build is sick! love the color of you jeep too

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #49 of 76 Old 01-20-2013, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Heres a pic of the bracket, i made sure it clears the shackles when im flexing too. I planned on bolting it through the frame but im planning on welding it on the edges towards the shackle and inside the empty bolt hole


2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #50 of 76 Old 04-08-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Been pretty busy with school to be able to work on my jeep but as soon as i graduate ill have plenty of free time. A few weeks ago i picked up a D30 with 4.10s, slotted rotors, fairly new brakes, Riddler Diff Cover (Replacing with the BTF one i built), and perches setup for SOA already. I also picked up a Luk Clutch that i plan on working on this weekend to replace the one thats shot in my jeep now.



Once may/june comes, ill have plenty of time to start working on my axle swap. Pics to follow...

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #51 of 76 Old 04-09-2013, 04:36 AM
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Very nice build so far!

1995 Jeep YJ 4.0L swap, locked up 4.88s D30 8.8, 35s
1992 Jeep XJ 4.0L 5 speed 3.73, 33" boggers
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post #52 of 76 Old 04-15-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch and transmission are back in thanks to a few runs to the parts store to get a puller that wasn't broken already, and some cold beer. All thats left is putting in the exhaust and transfer case skid sometime tomorrow night. not too bad for my first time doing a clutch









Took off the driveshaft and noticed my destroyed u-joint. really surprised it didnt break when i was driving

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #53 of 76 Old 04-15-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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So my plans for SOA are going to be stock height Crown Automotive HD military wrap springs, Advance adapters SYE, Tom Woods CV rear driveshaft, Rocky Road Hi-Steer kit, AtoZfabrication DIY Antiwrap bar, Rancho 5000 shocks, and custom tube crossmember and belly up skid for the transfer case.
I also planning on painting the inside of yj with some monsterliner and maybe bulding a front bumper and some 3" tapered front fenders if i have enough time

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #54 of 76 Old 04-25-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up my Dana 30 already setup for SOA except steering. Ive been checking out a few kits for steering and have some ideas.

1. Rocky Road High Steer Kit-
Ive heard some good and some bad reviews about this kit which includes the drag link hitting the tie rod and mounts coming loose (i can get rid of that by using safety wire on the bolts). In addition to those, i dont really like their Tie Rod design with the steel block used to mount the drag link. I feel that you can not get a proper alignment because you can only spin the drag link 180 degrees at a time to line it up with the hole on the tie rod. If you can only rotate the the tie rod 180 degrees and assuming the TRE's are 7/8-18 thread that each 180 degree adjustment will only have 1/18th of an inch adjustment.

2. Use Rocky Road High Steer Knuckles with a steering setup like the one AtoZ fabrication makes (shown below)
Ill get full range of adjustability for an allignment and like the rocky road kit ill have thick .250 wall tubing.


3. JB4x4 Bracket with GM 1 Ton TRE's, A to Z Fab Threaded inserts and .250 wall by 1.5" dia tie rod and drag links.
Probably the cheapest option compared to the 2 above because. I have the thick .250 wall tubing but the drag link sits where the stock one sits now. It sits pretty low and might be easily damaged by rocks.



Im leaning towards number 3 because i really don't want to throw a bunch of money into the D30.
Please let me know what you think

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #55 of 76 Old 07-06-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Soa has been getting there. Graduated college and finished up with my schools SAE Baja buggy so now I have plenty of free time to work on my jeep. I ordered a 8.8 swap kit and crossmember diy kit from barnes4x4 and a 1" mml from brown dog so I can complete my belly up plans pretty soon. Once I get that done ill measure and order a cv shaft and supershort sye from Tom Woods. After the axle and crossmember are in ill weld in the btf antiwrap trac bar

Front axle is the last thing I will do because I am still stuck between the rocky road setup or the jb4x4 bracket and a crossover steering setup from ballistic fab.

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #56 of 76 Old 07-19-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Decisions made up on steering, I originally had a RRO High Steer setup on the way, but a few days of thinking, I canceled the order and went with the JB4x4 Bracket. I found it impossible to find a bad review on their bracket anywhere online, while the RRO steering had a lot of mixed reviews.

Ill be running 33s but i will TIG weld the JB4x4 Bracket to the knuckle so it stays there. Along with the bracket i ordered the Ruffstuff Crossover steering kit with GM 1 ton TRE's, Offset ones for the tie rod, and tapered inserts to avoid buying the reamer. I also picked up 3 feet of 1.5"x0.25" DOM tubing from them for my tube crossmember for when i go belly up.

Recently my build thread has been a little boring, but next week ill have something to show for it

Im going into work tonight to work on my stock leafs, right now there sand blasted, tonight im bending the spring clamps so that they are looser on the spring. They should help down travel and also prevent the main leaf from bending where it stays bent.

Pics to follow.....

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #57 of 76 Old 07-24-2013, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Spent the last two days stripping my D30 and 8.8. Within the next few days im going to use the Jet Black Chassis Saver that came with my Medium Quartz Gray Monstaliner Kit





The D30 just needs to be painted before going in the jeep along with the stock leafs. The pinion angle of the 8.8 has to be set, after i install my Brown Dog MML and Barnes 4x4 crossmember. Then lastly is the SYE and Tom Woods Driveshaft, and my JB4x4 Bracket with Ruffstuff Crossover Steering DIY kit

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #58 of 76 Old 07-25-2013, 09:44 AM
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gonna be nice man!
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post #59 of 76 Old 09-14-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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gonna be nice man!
Thanks dude! ill have some pics up soon now that i have enough time to slowly build the YJ

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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post #60 of 76 Old 09-18-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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I planned on having everything done a few weeks ago, but with my new job and Topless for Tatas approaching quickly i decided to do everything after that was all done so i can take my time and do everything perfect. Glad i waited, i had an awesome time at topless for tatas and have currently been building my jeep at my own pace



some pics on the comp course


some pretty decent rough country flex haha


Ill try to find some other pics so that i have proof that actually went in the trails that weekend

2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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