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Unread 10-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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don't forget this one

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Unread 10-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #17
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Me too. Haha. I've done a good bit of research and have only seen xj with ttb. My hope is to be the first wj.
Ive seen one ZJ with I beams, lots of travel but only 2wd

Where do you plan on running your dub when its done?
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Unread 10-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #18
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I plan on running it mostly in Ocotillo Wells and surrounding areas. I also will make trips to other So Cal locations.

Looking like ill be posting new updates sunday nights giving details on weeks activities. So If your interested in following either subscribe or check sunday nights.

This week I shaved the front frame area to prep for plating the frame rails
This is how they looked before, notice the lip where they joined the sheet metal.


I cut it off, rewelded the frame and then smoothed it out.


After months of staring at the jeep not making progress I had to do something I could finish in a weekend, so we made a rear bumper/ relocated how my spares mounted. Before they just stood up in the tub where the stock spare was located. This new position allows me to raise the fuel tank between the frame rails so gain better departure angle in rear.





Hopefully in the next week, Ill get the crossmember and beam mounts tacked in place so start getting the front end plated and caged.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #19
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Unread 10-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #20
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This looks sweet! Sub'd!
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Unread 10-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #21
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Got a random wednesday off. Took the time alone in the shop to get stuff done.

Made templates for the frame plates, then started to tackle the beam mounts.
After 6 hrs ive done it. I have TTB mocked up in a jeep and surprisingly there is a lot more room than I thought. My beams right now are completely stock, no cutting or extending, and it looks like im going to get decent travel and improved ground clearance over solid axle. Its a rough design for right now, but I didnt want to start building with 3/16 plate. The jig I made from the bronco worked perfectly the beams are centered under the jeep and everything works so far. I need to trim off what I dont need from these mounts and add in some pleaces. Then Ill make new mounts from thick plate, throw the axles and gears and get the radius arms going in the next week or so. If anyone knows where I can get a set of 14in coilovers for mock up that would be great.




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Unread 10-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #22
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a lot of people I know have gotten their coilovers from downsouth motorsports.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #23
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This thing is sweet. Keep up the work. I look forward to seeing more.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 06:10 AM   #24
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Sub'd, this is insane!
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Unread 10-21-2012, 11:39 AM   #25
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I like it, cant wait to see it done, I will be in Ocotillo a lot, should be able to see it in person at some point..I like the direction you are going in, a lot of work, but in the end will pay off!
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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:26 PM   #26
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IO think your idea from the bronco front set up is great I like great build so far
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Unread 10-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #27
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looks good
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Unread 11-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #28
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I love how all the Ford guys have been hating on the TTB for years and now they're getting swapped into Jeeps.

Should be a good all around set-up, you can squeeze a ton of travel out of them with plenty of strength.

Looking forward to updates!
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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #29
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After a few weeks off to ride the the dirt bike and night spent in camp with no toys I hit it hard this weekend. 3 9 hr days can get a lot done. Plus the addition of this little guy

Brown Santa brought these guys thursday in preparation


I started making the cross members and support plates on saturday. Thats when I decieded the plasma was best used outdoors

By Sunday mid day I had the crossmember in there

This plasma was awesome I could start in the middle of 1/4" plate and draw any shape I wanted. Made for some cool cut outs.

Toady was a marathon I got the radius arm mounts and location figured out.

I spent some time before I started today looking at location of beams and relation of the left and right beam in relationtion to each other. I also set the wheel center line and made sure everything was square. I then took a hard measurement for the length of my radius arms. I spent a lot of today build the plates to attach my radius arm to my beam. I might cut down the size a little but Im on the road of bigger is better.

After cutting a piece of 1.75 .120 wall dom to fit I tacked it all together and took some measurements of travel.
This is full bump


Full Droop


That is 17 inches of travel which will probably strap at 15 due to axle shaft issues. Tomorrow I am going to build the drivers side radius arm and check the crossmember and differential clearance issues. The next big build session should be thanksgiving. Look for more pictures then.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #30
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why do none of your pictures work SMH. With no pictures I might have to make the 5 minute drive to your house haha.
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