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Unread 03-06-2008, 07:00 PM   #151
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rear end fully assembled with 5.29s, spool, and 35-spline alloys:


the other side of the leaf spring hangers done:



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Unread 03-09-2008, 11:03 PM   #152
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got it all welded up and a protective paint layer to prevent rust until we are ready for the main paint, still have to clean it up a little bit remove some slag etc:

inside almost done

tie to the cage:
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Unread 03-10-2008, 07:35 PM   #153
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Any way this thing is going to be street driveable? Would love to pull up next to a Mustang with this thing.
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Unread 03-10-2008, 07:49 PM   #154
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A few of us got together and got you a JF sticker for your rig. Your name should turn green in a few days.
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Unread 03-11-2008, 09:05 AM   #155
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A few of us got together and got you a JF sticker for your rig. Your name should turn green in a few days.
WOW, that is really really cool of you guys! Much appreciated, I will sport that sticker on the race car! Ever anything I can do for you guys just let me know, or if you are ever in my area, or vice versa, we will have to meet up and talk jeep!
Thanks again guys, I greatly appreciate it! What a cool place this is!
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Unread 03-11-2008, 04:02 PM   #156
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For all the work youve done to that thing and taken pictures all along the way...you deserve it.
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Unread 03-11-2008, 07:56 PM   #157
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WOW, that is really really cool of you guys! Much appreciated, I will sport that sticker on the race car! Ever anything I can do for you guys just let me know, or if you are ever in my area, or vice versa, we will have to meet up and talk jeep!
Thanks again guys, I greatly appreciate it! What a cool place this is!
I'll swing by Ventura for a ride once you get done with it.
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Unread 03-13-2008, 11:11 PM   #158
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WOW....... just wow. that thing is amazing. how many hours do you think you have into it so far? in the thousands? or just hundreds? amazing work, simply amazing. now lets see it finished!!!!!
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Unread 03-22-2008, 10:29 AM   #159
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THANKS! I have probably in the thousands of hours counting the many mistakes along the way, the whole process has been a learning experience, to say the least, the research alone probably broke into the thousands as far as hours go.

Progress has been slow, my wife just had our son Evan James on March 14th, my birthday coincidentally so I have been at home with family. Now that everybody is doing great....back to the grindstone!

Got the rear spring hangers all done and the rear end fully assembled, lubed and ready for power, driveshaft will need to be lengthened a bit:


got the cage all painted up, at this point most of the fab work is DONE, aside from some small stuff like the parker pumpers, trans/oil coolers, dash assembly stuff. Now ready to start putting all of our goodies in for the final configuration!

got the intake all done and ready to start sucking:


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Unread 03-22-2008, 01:20 PM   #160
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Awesome, awesome build.....Good luck when race time comes

When and where will the first race be anyway? I saw a post mentioning the Baja 1000.
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Unread 03-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #161
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Awesome, awesome build.....Good luck when race time comes

When and where will the first race be anyway? I saw a post mentioning the Baja 1000.
Is the baja 1000 on tv? and if your going to race in it that would be sweet to see your xj in it.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:55 AM   #162
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THANKS guys, first race is yet to be determined, I'm sure there will be lots of testing/suspension dialing to be done before we go full fledge, then again it could be already dialed and we can go racing, either way I will be sure and let you all know.

Been working on the dash, 3/16" 6061 Al, autometer pro-comp liquid filled mechanical gauges(All gauges will be clocked with all normal operating conditions pointing straight up so a quick glance will tell if anything is malfunctioning) and a plethora of switches, and some leds.

The space below the switches will be for the intercomm/ipod unit, gotta have tunes! The gps will be mounted right in front of the co-driver, we still have a 20-guage steel dash that covers the top portion and a tach will be right in front of the driver.

We lost the transfer case shifter/bezel etc so we ended up sprouting for the Novak 231 shift kit, works awesome but we still have to find a place for the actual shifter and mill out a bezel/guide for it in the dash/floor paneling....pics to follow.

It was a pain to hook up the Art carr shifter but finally after trying all the throw adjustments made a new shift arm for the trans and it shifts AWESOME!
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Unread 03-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #163
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looks great and congratulations on the son!
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Unread 03-28-2008, 12:09 PM   #164
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Wow, thats the coolest looking XJ I have ever seen. Great job.
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Unread 03-31-2008, 10:48 AM   #165
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THANKS guys! Much appreciated!

decided to re-do the front beam in all $4130$ chromolly as it will take a lot of hits, I made the first two sets of shock mounts too high and instead of hacking them off for the 3rd time, I started fresh:

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