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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:28 PM   #76
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Dang Tom! I had no idea you were putting this beast together. It is looking exceptionally well. Great job on all the welds and detailed pics.

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Unread 07-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #77
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Mr skain, nice to see your rig together. Bet you won't be breaking axles anytime soon
Thank you, sir. Doubt it!

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Dang Tom! I had no idea you were putting this beast together. It is looking exceptionally well. Great job on all the welds and detailed pics.
Thank you as well, sir.

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You gonna have this beast at the all breeds jeep show in a few weeks?
Doesn't look like the jeep will be there, but I plan to. Look for EndlessMtnFab!
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Unread 07-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #78
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9" drain

Added a drain to the 9". Props to StrokedWJ for the suggestion and the pic earlier in the thread. Here's what we came up with for max function and low-profile protection -- you can see it is recessed, reinforced (just a tad ), and a magnet was jb welded to the to inside plug to catch any metal. Notice the rear truss burn marks on pic #4?

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Unread 07-16-2014, 11:13 AM   #79
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^ Nice work! That came out really nice!
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Unread 07-21-2014, 06:05 PM   #80
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Front & rear swaybar

Front swaybar is retained. Creativity was needed for the front swaybar links in order to achieve optimal angle (i.e. parallel with the lower control arm) while avoiding any interference of the front steering or suspension. Here is the driver's side design. Passenger is similar, and was much easier since no steering links to contend with. WJ style JKS disco's are used (open loops top/bottom). The pics are a bit deceiving -- there is plenty of clearance between the link arm mount and the trackbar.

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Rear swaybar is mounted to the truss. If the gas tank was raised, it could be mounted much higher up, but as it currently sits, there is no clearance issues with the stock tank skid. Rear swaybar links are JKS disco's (not pictured) -- not for disconnect function, but moreso for flex. I like the stock rear swaybar connected.

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In this pic, you can also see the rear shock mount. The goal was to position the shock for optimal dampening (i.e. as close to perpendicular to the ground as we could get, within reason given design limitations).

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Unread 07-21-2014, 06:13 PM   #81
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^ Nice work! That came out really nice!
Thanks.

Provided some more content re: ABS, speedometer and brakes (prop valve) early in thread at post #5.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 06:53 PM   #82
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POR, primer & paint on the 9"

Light dusting etch primer after bare metal was POR'd:

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1st coat topcoat:

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Unread 09-02-2014, 07:13 AM   #83
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PM's replied to. If you have a specific question, please just post it and I'll do my best to answer.

Also, I added some additional info regarding the speedometer in post #5. BTW, anyone have a 39 tooth speedo gear laying around?

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Unread 09-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #84
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Glad to see you figured out the speedo wiring man!

It was a pain when I did it cuz not a lot of true info was out on the interweb. A few people had ideas, but nothing really to follow. And that was a good thing to say that Chrysler has different colors for wires, because I ran into that issue first hand. Haha. Where are the full widths and coilovers

And with the speedo gear, mine with 5.38s and 37s is dead on with a 41 tooth I believe.
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