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Unread 09-12-2011, 06:13 PM   #46
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nice build i got 44" r-1 tractor tires on mine havent had to cut fenders tho...wish i had a 60 front but i need a kingpin 60 from an f350...you gonna run a dana300 for your t-case ?? or s@$%@%t the money for an atlas??

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Unread 09-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #47
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oh yeah if you really plan on wheeling that year model hard better cage it and tie cage into suspension or itll rip in half under the rear seat i know ripped 3 of em allready...i go thru bodys like b-ball players go thru shoes...the later models added raised tunnels in floor area and replaced the rear hatch with a metal one the fiberglass ones will explode under hard flex and the glass shatters under moderate stress...but at least you have a 4 door the added b-pillar makes it a little stronger but now much...
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Unread 09-12-2011, 06:23 PM   #48
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Great start, i like the thought of the 231-300 doubler,
sorry missed that part...lol
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Unread 09-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #49
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...you gonna run a dana300 for your t-case ?? or s@$%@%t the money for an atlas??
An atlas would be nice (4spd would be pimp) but it's not really in the budget. Think I'm going straight to a Dana 300 and save the 231 for a doubler later down the road.


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oh yeah if you really plan on wheeling that year model hard better cage it and tie cage into suspension or itll rip in half under the rear seat i know ripped 3 of em allready...i go thru bodys like b-ball players go thru shoes...the later models added raised tunnels in floor area and replaced the rear hatch with a metal one the fiberglass ones will explode under hard flex and the glass shatters under moderate stress...but at least you have a 4 door the added b-pillar makes it a little stronger but now much...
Cage is in the plans, but want to get it moving on its own again first. Can't decide if I want an interior cage or exo it.


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damn this thing is looking nice!!!!
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looks good man
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Unread 09-13-2011, 12:42 PM   #50
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a bit surprised with all the welding you didnt go with a 4 link in the rear..

Anyway I like the work, and ill stop n periodically and check up on it. Consider a comp cut in the rear!
I considered a 4 link and probably will do it later down the road. I want to get this wheeling asap, so staying with leaves in the rear is quicker and cheaper. I was into my last project 2 1/2 years and only got to wheel it a couple of times and kinda lost interest in it. Not sure if I'm doing a comp cut, but the rear if fixing to loose a lot of sheetmetal.
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Unread 09-15-2011, 02:19 PM   #51
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Today I picked up some 3x3x3/16" angle iron to make frame stiffeners. Tomorrow I'll be picking up a Dana 300.
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Unread 09-15-2011, 02:48 PM   #52
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I need to do stiffeners too, alot of people overlook them but runnign 40's i dont think not havign them is even an option for you
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Unread 09-16-2011, 05:18 PM   #53
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Had a busy day today, this morning I picked up a bunch of free cabinets and workbench for my garage




And then made the drive to pick up the Dana 300

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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:01 PM   #54
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What's your plan with the Dana 300?

I've got one going in, too. Wondering what you're doing: drop it low or hammer to floorboards or cut out floorboards, mechanical shifters, cable shifters, etc?
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Unread 09-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #55
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What's your plan with the Dana 300?

I've got one going in, too. Wondering what you're doing: drop it low or hammer to floorboards or cut out floorboards, mechanical shifters, cable shifters, etc?
Cut and rebuild around it with an access hole to check/fill the fluid. Not sure on shifters yet, but this set up is kinda cool.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #56
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Pushed it outside today so I can start cleaning up the garage. Also fired it up for the first time in a while and let in run a bit.





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exo it!!!
As far as a cage goes I don't have a tube bender so I'll probably buy a kit. Like the looks of the C-ROK exo kit
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Unread 09-20-2011, 04:20 PM   #57
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Just have a shop bend you a cage or go here

http://shop.jeeptubes.com/category.sc?categoryId=11

They sell all kind of tubes pre bent and stuff, you could get everything needed to weld a cage
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Unread 09-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #58
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C-ROK no longer makes that exo, apparently - even though it's on their page still.

What??.....ugh


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well that sucks. what cage do you plan on using now?

Not sure now


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Just have a shop bend you a cage or go here

http://shop.jeeptubes.com/category.sc?categoryId=11

They sell all kind of tubes pre bent and stuff, you could get everything needed to weld a cage

Know about jeeptubes, but would rather buy a pre-engineered kit to make it simple.
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Unread 09-21-2011, 08:43 AM   #59
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I was looking at the T&J cage until I saw the exo from CRoK. I was really diggin the exo as it just flat out looks mean
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Unread 09-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #60
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I will be making my own when the time comes, or more accurately when time permits. I have the bender and everything else needed, so no excuse really..

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