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post #181 of 206 Old 01-10-2014, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thats a nice shop space you have Scott. Mine would be great if it wasn't filled up with all my crap! Too many tools and toys. I get that numbness every once and a while. I'm sure I have some damage from all my dirtbike crashes. What was the spine injury from?
I've got no idea what it was from. Didn't "fall" or anything traumatic. Personally I think it's all the sitting/hunching from a computer desk day job...but what do I know.

Yeah...shop seems to fill up quick, that's for sure ! Hoping for a 2post lift sometime this spring....time will tell !


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post #182 of 206 Old 01-11-2014, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Buddy of mine put the 220v in my new shop...so I wanted to repay the favor with something. He had talked about wanting a chess table for his back deck....I thought I would give it a go....



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post #183 of 206 Old 01-26-2014, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Back at it at the shop....


Zach sent some .dxf files for me to cut out for him. They weren't positioned as tight as they could be, but it was still half sheet worth and since the files were not mine, I left it. Cut, cleaned up, boxed up and sent out in less than a week Felt bad for the skinny UPS guy having to move the 87lb box off the scale....like watching a weeble wobble !!







Then moved on to finishing up a TJ bumper and getting it out the door. He wanted it "raw' with nothing but clearcoat on it. Had to make extra sure on the welds Thanks Jimmy for letting me build it for you !




While all that action has been going on, doing some frame repair on a CJ frame and got some orders for XJ front bumpers, unicycle parts, engine swap...misc......

Back to work !!

Side note...loving the new shop, amazing what having a little space can do for productivity.

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post #184 of 206 Old 01-28-2014, 07:48 PM
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Back at it at the shop....


Zach sent some .dxf files for me to cut out for him. They weren't positioned as tight as they could be, but it was still half sheet worth and since the files were not mine, I left it. Cut, cleaned up, boxed up and sent out in less than a week Felt bad for the skinny UPS guy having to move the 87lb box off the scale....like watching a weeble wobble !!
Hey Scott, UPS delivered my bumper today. Thanks for the incredible turn around, and the “second to none” customer service. I’ll be in touch for the back in a couple of months.
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post #185 of 206 Old 01-28-2014, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Scott, UPS delivered my bumper today. Thanks for the incredible turn around, and the “second to none” customer service. I’ll be in touch for the back in a couple of months.
Glad I could help Zach ! Make sure to post up some pics when you get it done !

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post #186 of 206 Old 02-02-2014, 10:09 AM
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While all that action has been going on, doing some frame repair on a CJ frame and got some orders for XJ front bumpers, unicycle parts, engine swap...misc......

Back to work !!

Side note...loving the new shop, amazing what having a little space can do for productivity.
haha thanks for the "unicycle parts" they are actually upper strut mounts for miatas to give more travel
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post #187 of 206 Old 02-02-2014, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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haha thanks for the "unicycle parts" they are actually upper strut mounts for miatas to give more travel
That **** is funny.... Don't care who you are...

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post #188 of 206 Old 02-09-2014, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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It was a busy weekend at the shop. Acquired a project YJ.

The plan: start from scratch, literally from a bare frame, with a bunch of parts and end up with something that has a Jeep grill on it

PARTS:

95 YJ/97 TJ
The body on the YJ is significantly cut on.
TheYJ frame is well...basically gone.
97 TJ rust free and stock frame and tub is acquired off craigslist for the build.

Suspension components:
2" x 1/4" links
large (not sure on size) heim joints on all ends
2.0 FOA 16" coilovers

Axles:

14 bolt rear with factory 4:10's.* Dual caliper disc brake setup.* BTF cover
10 bolt front.* Dana 44 outers with high steer arms and heim joints.* Again, new brake parts as well. Will upgrade axle next winter.

Driveline:

LM7 5.3 Vortec engine from 2000 chevy truck comes with new custom wiring harness/flashed PCM and aluminum radiator.
SM465 manual tranny (not a fan of manual for offroad, but may use it depending)
NP205 tcase (refreshed with clocking ring adapter) Has been modified and includes twin stick kit already on it. New SYE with 1410 joint yoke.

Tires/wheels:

TrailworthFab 8 bolt H1 wheels with rock rings already welded and ready to go.
37" Military BFGs with 75% + tread Plan will be to run the 37s till winter...then go 42s next spring with a front axle upgrade.


Those are the majority of the "big" parts. There are tons of knick knack parts that are with it as well....


Right now I'm going to sit down and formulate a "plan" of attack. Once I have that on paper....time to do work.


Here's how it rolled/fell into the shop this weekend...






And the shop....tthat looks like a jeep hoarder is there



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What's the wheelbase gonna be? It's looking like its off to a good start. What happened to the yj section thread? It said moved and then it was gone..

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post #190 of 206 Old 02-10-2014, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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What's the wheelbase gonna be? It's looking like its off to a good start. What happened to the yj section thread? It said moved and then it was gone..
Mods moved it to the build threads. Not a fan of having multiple places for tech. So I decided to just keep the info together in "my" thread. Im shooting for 106.

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post #191 of 206 Old 02-27-2014, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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No real updates on the shop project....been too busy doing customer work. Did manage to get the front of the shop re-situated for space organization. Other than that....just buildin' bumpers !!


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post #192 of 206 Old 03-10-2014, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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More victims.....

Massive late model chevy stepside with a fresh 350, leaf spring conversion on the front held up by a 60/14bt set of axles....locked ! Fun project.

Customer wanted a tube bumper built to help protect, but has an old HUGE ramsey winch/mount on the front he wants it built around.....challenge accepted !!



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post #193 of 206 Old 03-10-2014, 10:12 PM
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Dang that mount sticks out a mile..
Post pics when you're done can't wait to see what you come up with!
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post #194 of 206 Old 03-23-2014, 08:09 PM
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Not sure how I missed this thread for so long . Really nice work , look forward to seeing what you build .

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Well.....as usual...plans changed on the personal shop project


I had planned on taking the "parts" from the white YJ above and moving them to a TJ tub/frame, but.....I couldn't resist this.

I sold off the TJ tub/frame and picked this up for my donor


1949 Willys CJ3A











The YJ has been dismantled...nothing left but the axles/tires/wheels/coilovers and the engine/tranny.



Time to get cutting !!!!





In other items, got another victim in this week. 2010 JK unlimited for front and rear bumpers and a full set of skids. Should be a fun build as the owner gave full reign to build something custom. I've wanted to change up the style of the rear JK bumper for awhile...so now's my chance









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