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post #166 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 01:56 AM
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Right, misunderstood ya. Sell the JK to build the CJ

4 A.M. UPDATE: Drained the D35, painted the cover, curing over night. Figured out why my snap-rings are popping out in the front DS. After smashing on it to get the original u-joints out, I deformed the edges on some parts of the yoke. These deformations closed the gap in some parts of the snapring grooves. I'll open them up with the dremel. I really just want this front driveshaft in without vibes or clunks or explosions. Looking into the Rokmen trail corners. I have a feeling this build thread is taking a turn away from uber-light parts. Seems impractical when you look at the cost, especially as a college freshman.
No way I can do that. The cj has the 304 and will have about 7 inches of lift. Not fuel efficient and I drive 30 miles to school one way. Check out my build and i will stick with yours.


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post #167 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 07:17 AM
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If you don't buy super light stuff while you're getting it set up to wheel safely, that's not a big deal. Most of those parts can be resold later anyway. Come back to the super-light parts when you can and just keep building.

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If you don't buy super light stuff while you're getting it set up to wheel safely, that's not a big deal. Most of those parts can be resold later anyway. Come back to the super-light parts when you can and just keep building.
I think that's the plan, I'll still delve into aluminum, but not to the extent I originally was.

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Check out my build and i will stick with yours.
Will do.

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post #169 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 11:49 AM
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where you from in the lv? I live in coopersburg/center valley area
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post #170 of 729 Old 07-30-2012, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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where you from in the lv? I live in coopersburg/center valley area
Right near Beltzville Lake. About 10 minutes outside Palmerton.

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D35 painted and filled up.



New overhead LED light. It's like daylight when my doors are open at night.





Cleared the groove in the yoke for the snapring with a cutting wheel today. Test fitted all rings and they sit nicely. Pretty excited to see if all will go in right this time. I also just ordered some door hinge bushings from blackmagicbrakes.com since I can barely shut the doors. Trying to sell my 32's so I can afford the Rokmen trail corners

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post #172 of 729 Old 07-31-2012, 09:09 PM
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Trying to sell my 32's so I can afford the Rokmen trail corners...
Oh, come on, just make some patterns and build your own. That's, like, a three-hour project at most. Fabrication is easy, man...

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Oh, come on, just make some patterns and build your own. That's, like, a three-hour project at most. Fabrication is easy, man...
You are right. I'm fabbing most of all parts I can on my cj. Bumpers rock sliders steps rollcage spring hangers.

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You are right.
No, I'm sarcastic: fabrication is no walk in the park for those of us with very little brain. I've been working for two weeks just to fit one little, insignificant piece of metal in a place that it shouldn't belong.

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No, I'm sarcastic: fabrication is no walk in the park for those of us with very little brain. I've been working for two weeks just to fit one little, insignificant piece of metal in a place that it shouldn't belong.
I built two bumpers in about 4 days.

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Bumpers are a little different than what Sundowner's got going on. The metal changes a lot as well.

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Need recommendations for bumpstops, I was told 1.5" in the back and 1" in the front. Who makes a good set? Also, I really like Rokmen as a company and they're corners to be of great quality, but at $180 shipped I'm hesitating a little. Do I really need 3/16" steel on the back end? What else is out there for under $200? Oh and I might jump on MCE's blemished fender sale. it's like 30% off

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Do I really need 3/16" steel on the back end?
If you have to ask that, you probably don't need corner armor. To put it into perspective, if I only had trail corners neither one of my doors would be able to close correctly due to the tub being caved in. If I didn't have corners at all, my entire rear tub would be in terrible shape. When you have proper, full coverage armor, you can pivot around and lay your rig on rocks, back into trees, and just not worry about too much. And even corner armor alone isn't enough to protect the soft top belt rail correctly.

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If you have to ask that, you probably don't need corner armor. To put it into perspective, if I only had trail corners neither one of my doors would be able to close correctly due to the tub being caved in. If I didn't have corners at all, my entire rear tub would be in terrible shape. When you have proper, full coverage armor, you can pivot around and lay your rig on rocks, back into trees, and just not worry about too much. And even corner armor alone isn't enough to protect the soft top belt rail correctly.
Good point, I mean I plan to have full coverage one day. So I guess you could consider this one step towards that. Main reason I'm looking into this is to cover up some of the ugly rear, yet functional in the end. Was just thinking maybe 1/8" or at least 1/4" would suffice.

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$180 for a decent set of 3/16 corners is not really a terrible price. Especially compared to the aluminum price. Just keep in mind...you can sell them later when you have the money to go aluminum.

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