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Unread 05-29-2013, 12:17 AM   #1981
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I would put a vise(min 5") and some type of overhead lighting on the top of the list. Shelves underneath for jack stands, tool boxes etc. are also nice to have.

Or you can just go to Harbor Freight, buy all the stuff you could possibly want and then build a table big enough to hold it all.

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Unread 05-29-2013, 12:51 AM   #1982
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If you are building it out of metal, put a receiver on it. Then get a receiver mounted vice. Put it on when you need it, store it underneath when you don't. Then you don't always have it out for the small stuff.

Dennis, That map from Saturday looks pretty accurate. If only you could zoom in more, then you could see the different trails that are right next to each other. Ill have to play with it more and test it more with running parallel trails.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #1983
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If you can go longer than 6' I would. I went 72" x 24" with a double layer of 3/4" plywood for a top. I mounted a reloading press on one end and a vice on the other. I wish I had gone longer. I just always seem to need more room.
Yeah, I ended up building the top to 84x30. I did a truss style (flat truss) for support and I am starting with 1/2" blonde wood for now. i've got some 3/4 mdf I might put down if I decide its not enough. I didn't finish it yesterday cause I decided I didn't want to bolt it to the wall so I'm going to pick up some 4x4's and use some leveling casters.

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I would put a vise(min 5") and some type of overhead lighting on the top of the list. Shelves underneath for jack stands, tool boxes etc. are also nice to have.

Or you can just go to Harbor Freight, buy all the stuff you could possibly want and then build a table big enough to hold it all.
I've got some scrap blonde wood left over than I'm going to do a half depth shelf on the bottom. I've got three shelving units and a tool box so I'm not short on storage space yet. Lawn equipment is proving to be the most space consuming stuff I have.

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If you are building it out of metal, put a receiver on it. Then get a receiver mounted vice. Put it on when you need it, store it underneath when you don't. Then you don't always have it out for the small stuff.
Unfortunately I don't have all the metal working tools, not to mention it would be like 500 lbs.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:20 AM   #1984
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Would anyone be interested in some wheeling on the 8th?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #1985
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I would love to, but I am going to Orange beach. Time for my trip to the mother in laws. It is rough, but somebody needs to go down there and work out the boats and fishing gear
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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:43 PM   #1986
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Where to?

Also, think we should start planning the next cookout?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:58 PM   #1987
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I was loading up the jeep tonight getting ready for a run to Cheaha when I checked the oil. I decided to look underneath again and saw oil on the ground! Apparently last week at Hale Mtn when I drug my @$$ across some rocks I jarred the oil pan hard enough to create a small leak in the seal. I will get this up on a lift, pull the EVO skids and hopefully just have to put a new gasket on her. Plenty of oil in the motor so I am not afraid any permanent damage was done, but i still need to take a look before I put any more miles on her. I'll let you know what I find. That lift is looking more an more like a must. I just gotta fix it before the wife kills me!
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Unread 06-01-2013, 12:16 AM   #1988
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I was loading up the jeep tonight getting ready for a run to Cheaha when I checked the oil. I decided to look underneath again and saw oil on the ground! Apparently last week at Hale Mtn when I drug my @$$ across some rocks I jarred the oil pan hard enough to create a small leak in the seal. I will get this up on a lift, pull the EVO skids and hopefully just have to put a new gasket on her. Plenty of oil in the motor so I am not afraid any permanent damage was done, but i still need to take a look before I put any more miles on her. I'll let you know what I find. That lift is looking more an more like a must. I just gotta fix it before the wife kills me!
Hopefully its nothing major.
Is that skid plate system mounted to the motor or to the frame?
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Unread 06-01-2013, 12:28 AM   #1989
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Both. Oil pan skid bolts on to the bottom of the motor, but goes over the pan. Then there is a piece that bolts across the frame rails to cover the transfer case. The third part bolts between the other two. I'll know more in the morning.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:11 AM   #1990
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Would anyone be interested in some wheeling on the 8th?
I might be interested, but I won't know if I'm free until next week.

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Hopefully its nothing major.
Is that skid plate system mounted to the motor or to the frame?
I've got the same skids. I looked for some pics to illustrate what we have for a better understanding. The oil pan skid goes over the factory pan using the factory bolts. The transmission skid bolts to two tabs welded on the back of the oil pan skid and the two stud bolts that hold the back of the transmission in place. Finally, the cross member skids covers most of the cross member and extends out to protect the exhaust cross over pipe and loop on the driver's side.









By the way Ray, when you're ready for a lift, let me know and I'll be glad put in my two cents if you're up in the air about what you want. Or if you already have decided, I can give you a hand on the install.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 10:33 AM   #1991
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I just got back. Good news is that the bolts on the back side(where the drain plug is) were loose. There are some pretty good dents on the bottom of my jeep. The oil pan is just RTV'd there is not a gasket. Up on the lift you could see where the oil was leaking on the backside. Tightened everything back up to spec and will watch it for a week or so for further drips. If I need to I will pull the pan, drain the oil, & reseal the pan. I gotta pick a lift and get this thing up.





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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #1992
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dang, those are some good scrapes!

So i mentioned going wheeling this coming weekend....buttttt I got such horrific death wobble yesterday I ended up in the median. Guess I'll be digging into the front end sooner than later...
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Unread 06-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #1993
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dang, those are some good scrapes!

So i mentioned going wheeling this coming weekend....buttttt I got such horrific death wobble yesterday I ended up in the median. Guess I'll be digging into the front end sooner than later...
Let me know if you need help with that. I've had my fair share of death wobble.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:13 AM   #1994
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Let me know if you need help with that. I've had my fair share of death wobble.
honestly i'm thinking it's my track bar mounting holes. But, like I said I haven't gotten under there to check yet.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #1995
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I guess we all got a little dinged up at Hale. UPS just delivered my Rusty's tie rod. Still have to call RC about the shock but after that she'll be better than before!
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