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Unread 04-19-2008, 10:18 PM   #181
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Looks like your getting closer to completion. Im anxious to see it here on the board when its all done.


I'd also like to add that the fab work you are doing is just incredible! It cant be said enough.

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Unread 05-01-2008, 10:05 AM   #182
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Looks like your getting closer to completion. Im anxious to see it here on the board when its all done.


I'd also like to add that the fab work you are doing is just incredible! It cant be said enough.
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

Been really busy with work but found some time to knock some stuff out. The motor is all apart and getting disassembled right now, just waiting on a cylinder head, thing is going to run like new or better. It will be running very soon!!!
Finally tackled the driver side motor mount, it took me two days to think about it, cut out little pieces to box everything etc etc. That side is most likely to fail from the loading conditions as the trackbar mount is attached to the motor mount, as the trackbar pushes the uni-rails out the motor mount stretches and being as there is a dimple right at the most stressed portion to allow for clearance of the steering shaft, it is almost guaranteed to fail at one point or another if not addressed, I don't think I will ever have a problem with that anymore.





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Unread 05-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #183
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I just have to take this moment to tell you that your welds are simply amazing. I guess with all that practice it's hard to be bad...
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Unread 05-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #184
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I just have to take this moment to tell you that your welds are simply amazing. I guess with all that practice it's hard to be bad...
Thanks much! lots of practice, all different positions/thickness...and most important meticulous prep, the cleaner it is and the better the fit, the easier to weld..generally. Sometimes it is just so hard to get comfortable in certain circumstances, I have tons of scars all over from slag while upside down, falling everywhere, yes, everywhere you can imagine! I have finally learned to just keep welding through it, of course having a buddy ready with a fire extinguisher and wet towels is a must

Got the mounts done for the driver side fresh air pumper and moving on to the trans cooler, may mount it on the ceiling and cut a duct, or maybe the side windows but we'll see how it turns out. Brand new cylinder head showed up and it should be back together by monday
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Unread 05-03-2008, 02:33 PM   #185
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a few more pics:



buttoning up small details like ballast mounts for the (4) 9" Hella 4000 HIDS

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Unread 05-03-2008, 02:54 PM   #186
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another pic with lightbar, the two middle lights are pencil beams and are pointed down a bit more than the euro-beams(the two on the ends), we have alot of adjustment built into the rack(the upper support has an adjustable heim joint to control tilt front to back) and the lights themselves so we should be able to dial them in pretty quickly.
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Unread 05-03-2008, 03:51 PM   #187
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another pic with lightbar, the two middle lights are pencil beams and are pointed down a bit more than the euro-beams(the two on the ends), we have alot of adjustment built into the rack(the upper support has an adjustable heim joint to control tilt front to back) and the lights themselves so we should be able to dial them in pretty quickly.
Looking great!!!
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Unread 05-03-2008, 06:34 PM   #188
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I'm going to have to ban you soon if you keep slacking!!

I really like that pic of the rig.. we've been seeing lots of brackets and pieces but now it's looking like a race truck! Super job!

...now... log off of the computer.. and get back to work!
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Unread 05-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #189
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That 9" is built up perfectly. I love how you can swap b/w 2wd and 4wd...
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Those pics might be a little too flexy for this thread. You don't happen to have any pics of your friends xj on a curb by chance?
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Unread 05-07-2008, 10:37 AM   #190
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This thing = 2wd. No front Differential.

Lookin sweet. Cant wait to see it in action
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Unread 05-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #191
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Thanks guys. If I had it my way I would work in it every day, but I only wear the pants on Saturdays when my wife pulls them out of her purse We have a 2-yo daughter and a 7-week old son who is unfortunately colicky so I spend alot of my free time helping her out, can't imagine what she goes through when I leave for work. Soon enough the daughter will be in pre-school and I may be able to get another work day out of the wife, we'll see. Thanks again guys, I am taking the next two days off of work to button up the motor so I will post some pics when that is all over with and I am sitting at home wishing I was working on the truck.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #192
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This thing = 2wd. No front Differential.

Lookin sweet. Cant wait to see it in action
Oh we have a 4wd front end all right, completely chromolly and heli-arc welded throughout, built by famous fabricator/racer Kurt LeDuc, should be some pics of it earlier in the thread.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 01:48 PM   #193
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WOW. I just read through this whole thread, and now I want more, haha. Can't wait to see this beast in action. Amazing build!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 01:30 PM   #194
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Thanks much! Picked these guys up, just waiting for them to get here now. So we have 3.0" x 14" travels in the rear now and these are 2.5" x 10" travel 3-tube bypasses, only cost me a kidney and a leg, hehe, I got them for $1350 which is, believe it or not, about $500 cheaper than from SAW. So a total of $3450 in shocks and hydraulic bumpstops alone I better take a good look at all the shock mounts again with all that coin hanging off of them.


patching all the little holes in the firewall and just tons of small bracketry, safety crap to finish up, motor is ready to go back in! details details. Also the wife and I celebrate our second anniversary tomorrow so won't get back to it for a bit.
Cheers and have a great weekend.
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I thought I had it bad with $500 a corner in coilovers...
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