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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #33751
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drove by this thing this morning. its seen better days

Rust... the silent killer....

watch out for this thing on CL... its got rust everywhere... damn PB jeeps.



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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #33752
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I drove by that thing the other day too. Its in rough shape inside and out.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #33753
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guessing he's not planning to flex the rear.

Hey Jason, you should offer to buy his tires.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #33754
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guessing he's not planning to flex the rear.

Hey Jason, you should offer to buy his tires.
note the factory shackle box completely ripped off the frame and the leaf spring folded in half.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 02:55 PM   #33755
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Looks like a good parts jeep. Def on those tires for around town. Is there a for sale sign on it?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:00 PM   #33756
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no... but with the damage its got he's either gonna throw it on CL or it will end up going to the JY.

its on crown point of you want to come bother the dude about it. its got an 8.8 swapped in the rear... RE longarms bilstein 5150s and some nicely destroyed leafs.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:07 PM   #33757
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Hmmm worth asking about the axles and tires
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #33758
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Is that in Chula Vista? I think I saw one similar not too long ago.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #33759
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Is that in Chula Vista? I think I saw one similar not too long ago.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #33760
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I'm doing a night run to Truckhaven this Saturday. Wanna come?
Moose you doing the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club night run? Any one else doing it? I might join you
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #33761
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Its coming along...
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #33762
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Its coming along...
Looks like they kept up with their end of the bargain & got it done on time.

I was talking with a friend recently and we both were hoping that it works out well with getting your brackets & install stuff done soon. I know its been a while that you have wanted to move forward but needed help.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #33763
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I have been busy doing another one of these (3/4 link, outboard work, custom belly-up, RJ HPD60 rear swap)

Just getting started:


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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #33764
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Looks like they kept up with their end of the bargain & got it done on time.

I was talking with a friend recently and we both were hoping that it works out well with getting your brackets & install stuff done soon. I know its been a while that you have wanted to move forward but needed help.
Yeah, welding isn't my strong point. It is something I need to get started in though. The guy who did it was a great guy. Had it done in a day, and I am very pleased. I will definitely be going back to have him make me some bumpers down the down.

Can't wait for the rest of my parts to come in so I can get it all back together and sling it under the Jeep.

That looks like a lot of fun, what you are doing there.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #33765
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We are doing a custom 3 link mid arm front on a D44. We cut off the UCA mount from the top of the front diff & add a custom truss, then add a control arm mount to the top of the truss which ends up being pointed to the mid arm upper mount on the frame end. All the frame end stock control arm bracketry gets cut off.

On the passenger front, you no longer have an upper control arm, so we add another lower control arm bracket since the stock one gets removed, and we station it so that the arm lengths are correct as far as geometry is concerned. Naturally, geometry is checked on all arms, brackets, steering, drive shaft, track bar etc plus any clearancing that's needed.

We also remove the upper & lower front shock mounts and replace them with frenched-in Poly Performance towers & shock mounts.

For the rear - we remove all the stock control arm brackets from the frame, then get ready to do a rear mid arm as well. Add a truss to the rear diff, then get ready to do all the mid arm & rear 4 link geometry (upper triangulated - so no rear track bar). Plus french the rear frame and get ready to outboard the rear shocks and do a rear coil correction as well. Plus a bunch of other interesting stuff.

There's often at least one if not both axles getting regeared/swapped etc at the same time too - so setting up brackets on those is often part of the overall picture too. Throw in a tranny and/or tcase swap in the mix too if necessary.

Fun stuff.
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