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post #1 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Dez Racer XJ build

sorry about the photo link problemsedit: thanks to jeff in PA scroll down for click free!)
how they started, 1985 pioneer chassis with 1991 HO drivetrain donor

the cage 1.75" x .120" DOM:

the motor donor experiencing some sawzall:



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post #2 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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started with a rustys 8" long arm kit, ended up removing it and selling it for the much stouter Full Traction long arms

also tried RE drop brackets and adjustable arms, they were also removed/replaced

rolling mock up with final suspension and glass fenders
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post #3 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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ford 9" showed up, 35-spline shafts and full steel spool:

MORE bombproof block mounts:


9" under and some test fitting with tires"

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post #4 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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The D30

hydraulic bumps

and SAW shocks

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post #5 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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bump bracing and fuel cell mock:

shock mounts mocked and ready for plating



with all shocks in

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post #6 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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2wd beam



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post #7 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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some plating:

trackbar mount:

removable engine xmember and shock mount bracing:


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post #8 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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as it is raining right now here in Cali, trying to find something to do on the Jeepspeed, gotta keep steady progress or it will slip away.

Blah blah blah blah.

my Jeepspeed build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/dez-racer-xj-build-367176/
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post #9 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 03:47 PM
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Thats pretty intense, you should post this in the XJ section as well. It will probably get a lot of appreciation there.
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post #10 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thats pretty intense, you should post this in the XJ section as well. It will probably get a lot of appreciation there.
Thanks, intense is right, had about 4-5 guys constantly helping me when it was tear down/thrash/frenzy time but now that it is the time consuming fab stuff and prep, I am a one-man builder, had to learn lots of tricks to do the three and four handed heavy jobs, with only 1 free hand. I will post in the XJ forum when I am able to post pics,

Blah blah blah blah.

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post #11 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 05:00 PM
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sorry about the photo link problems:
how they started, 1985 pioneer chassis with 1991 HO drivetrain donor

the cage 1.75" x .120" DOM:

the motor donor experiencing some sawzall:
click free
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click free

Nice build up
Hey there, thanks a ton!! if you pm me your address I'll send you some stickers for free, have tons of Rubicon Express, King Shocks, Mickey Thompson, Dick Cepek, Flowmaster, Petersons 4x4 mag, Currie enterprises, and tons more Dez racing style stickers.
Chris

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post #13 of 427 Old 01-27-2007, 07:42 PM
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Nice build! Keep coming with updates!!

'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..


Lower 2

Guardrail

Down Schoolbus

Slickrock Tellico

Save

Crozet

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after a little massaging got the new front end in and it rolls again, next we are going to tackle the seats and harnesses.



Blah blah blah blah.

my Jeepspeed build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=367176
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post #15 of 427 Old 02-03-2007, 06:21 PM
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after a little massaging got the new front end in and it rolls again, next we are going to tackle the seats and harnesses.


Click free. great build

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