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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #5806
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Well, I'm back at Site B...and after five straight days of travel/driving when not feeling my best, I'm very much ready to grind some metal or paint something or just sit in a garage and have a beer or fifteen; so I'm going to make all of that happen, and I'll post some details of The Very Rapid Trip To Chicago later on.

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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:43 AM   #5807
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I saw this and thought it should be somewhere in this thread. Maybe only as a cautionary tale
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I saw this and thought it should be somewhere in this thread. Maybe only as a cautionary tale


In unrelated news, I've determined that I must have Contagious Beasleyitis; I'm just now back from a single road trip, but I'm already heading back out to buy Jeep parts in the morning. Thankfully these are somewhat closer.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #5809
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In unrelated news, I've determined that I must have Contagious Beasleyitis; I'm just now back from a single road trip, but I'm already heading back out to buy Jeep parts in the morning. Thankfully these are somewhat closer.
There is a direct and undeniable correlation between the amount of time you spend on the road and how much you are allowed to purchase for the Jeep . Its in the wife code handbook .
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WTF, wife code handbook? That's bull****!!!
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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #5811
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so i've come to the conclusion that if we want to know whats in that girly thing bag thingamabob, we have to boycott his build!
besides that, it's really looking good my friend!
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #5812
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There is a direct and undeniable correlation between the amount of time you spend on the road and how much you are allowed to purchase for the Jeep . Its in the wife code handbook .
Nah, it's a bacterial infection. I caught it from Will.

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First I've heard of it, too...but that may be due to the fact that I bought mine a Jeep of her own to play with. If all goes well, a lift and tires and some cleaned-up fender flares are rapidly approaching.

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so i've come to the conclusion that if we want to know whats in that girly thing bag thingamabob, we have to boycott his build!
besides that, it's really looking good my friend!
Le sigh. Perhaps it's time for my intentionally-self-serving delays to come to an end...but aside from that, thanks for the compliment! If all goes well in this regard, tomorrow I'll post pictures of an HP44, a 9" and some Whispering Pines barbeque. After that, I can go back to saving for an AntiRock...which is what I should be buying.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #5813
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If all goes well in this regard, tomorrow I'll post pictures of an HP44, a 9" and some Whispering Pines barbeque. After that, I can go back to saving for an AntiRock...which is what I should be buying.
It's ok to have axle dreams. I've had an HP44 sitting in my barn for months now & just added its rear Dana 60 counterpart last weekend. They'll have lots of time to bond before they meet mr grinding wheel.
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It's ok to have axle dreams. I've had an HP44 sitting in my barn for months now & just added its rear Dana 60 counterpart last weekend. They'll have lots of time to bond before they meet mr grinding wheel.
Cleaning up the housings shouldn't cost me overmuch, so I figure it's a good thing to do while I'm putting caps aside for stuff that's more usable in the present. I'd like to get down to a bare housing to see what I'm working with, and then start thinking on how I want to build the axles; Ford/Chevy/Reid knuckles, whether or not to go with a high-steer setup, trusses/gussets, 3rd member options, lockers, etc. It seems a good idea to have a plan in place and thus have something solid to work towards instead of leaving myself with a nebulous end-point, even though I'm going to be taking a LONG time to get these things in usable shape.
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I have found your kryptonite ?
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Pictured: Yesterday's Jeeping.




I've got some basic rust repair to do - have I mentioned how much I truly HATE rust? - but overall, not a bad find.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #5817
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I thought you were just getting housings ? Looks like JakeCorp took care of you .
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Bought some of this in honor of your purchase.
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Just knock off most of the rust with a wire wheel and use Chassis Saver or POR-15. Also, tell Annabelle that we miss her.
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They've crossbred beer cartons with primates; that's just wrong, man.

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Bought some of this in honor of your purchase.
"Now pay attention, 007: you must remember that if you're going to crossbreed anything with a beer container, it should be some form of Christmas decorations. All of this monkey-crossing that the Yanks are toddling with just won't do."

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I thought you were just getting housings ? Looks like JakeCorp took care of you .
JakeCorp did indeed take care of us, but it really is just a housing; the internals aren't altogether present and the knuckles will have to be changed. Hell, I might even have to change the inner C's, depending on how I feel about the rust-pitting around the ball joints...but since we all know how I feel about rust, we pretty much know how that's going to go, already. I actually got the remains of the radius arms removed today and snapped a few pictures, but I'm really too tired to edit/post them right now; I'll get them up tomorrow evening. For now, I'll just post the Unplanned Awesomeness of The Day...

Pictured: Slightly-thicker-than-expected axle tubes.




For the truly dense among us, I'll spell it out: those are .500" thick tubes that indicate a 3/4-ton front. Now, I'm a bit confused because I thought that the 3/4 ton axles were eight-lug and this one is a five-lug...but there's no arguing with that tube thickness. I'm not complaining...even if I do have to buy a set of inner C's. I'm sure Poly or somebody has them.
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