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Unread 02-23-2012, 04:20 AM   #16
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If you want those bronze bushings to last, dont grease them.

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Unread 02-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #17
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If you want those bronze bushings to last, dont grease them.

The capillary action wouldn't even take place in the bronze until at least 1000RPM, so the film that normally develops on oil impregnated bronze wouldn't happen in this application. So it would be ungreased
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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Unread 02-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #18
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Got some more done


Making the receiver plate




Making sure the swingarm will sit level when its in the receiver


Welding the receiver

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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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Unread 02-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #19
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Hole drilled, receiver fits nice!



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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 02-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #20
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Rough cut tire arm, not quite sure where the tire will end up sitting.




Cut the tire mount section and welded to the plate



I welded both inside and outside the tube. It got so hot the plate turned a goldish color.

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Unread 02-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #21
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Figuring out how high I want the tire, what do you guys think?


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Unread 02-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #22
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Exactly between those two positions. Centered from top to bottom using the hatch as the background (not including the bumper)

Imagine the back window and molding is red...same amount of red showing on top as is showing on bottom.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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first one looks better.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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hold on.... why dont you have a full size spare??....
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Unread 02-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #25
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I vote lower. If you care what a former xj owner thinks.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #26
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I think I'm going to mount it just about in between those two. I want it to be below the profile of the roof curve to reduce wind noise. Working on mounting the studs into the plate right now. Brb with pics
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Unread 02-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #27
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hold on.... why dont you have a full size spare??....
Ha, its the same size just a different tread pattern. 31.8 across for the stts and that dakota
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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Unread 02-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #28
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Does the hatch clear the tire when its open?
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #29
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Does the hatch clear the tire when its open?
Yep, thats why the hinge is opposite the tire. This also allows the tire to be in your natural blind spot
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #30
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Heres the lugs pressed in, I'll weld it on tomorrow.



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92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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