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Unread 09-26-2013, 01:52 AM   #121
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Should be home early Nov! Can't wait to spend some quality time with family, working on the Jeep

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Unread 10-09-2013, 12:43 AM   #122
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I took a trip to shake down the recent mods. I had plans to head to the San Juan range in Colorado and continue on to Moab for a day or two. I ended up not making it to Moab, but was able to have some fun on the trails that weren't snowed in for the season near Ouray, Co. Unfortunately Imogene and Black Bear (my two favorite trails) were already closed. These pictures are from Clear Lake and Engineer:













And some damage... Looks like I'll be replacing the gas tank skid plate:



It appears my engine mounts are a little loose resulting in the driveshaft getting into the gas tank skid plate a little causing it to bend. I was back on the trail after bending it out of the way. I'm currently looking for a poly motor mount solution:



And lastly it appears even though I adjusted the headlight leveler as best I could, it just doesn't have enough throw to work with my increased suspension travel. I'll have to lengthen the armature.



My rear lower control arm bushings are also shot. They were used to begin with and I knew they were a little loose. Flexing the suspension out killed them though. Looks like some rust's adjustable arms or possibly even some JBA long arms will be on order soon...

Comparison shot with my sisters stock '05:

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Unread 10-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #123
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Nice pics Rob! The driveshaft and fuel tank skid issue is most likely from your rear axle positioning. That happened to me when I had my modified OME and getting the Rusty's adjustable track bar and centering the axle fixed it. The SL retains the factory geometry, but with a modified SL the axle wonders over to the drivers side causing the shaft to contact the skid.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #124
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I really like your rig man, looks really clean! Regarding the "S", was this some sort a limited run for that year?
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Unread 10-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #125
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I really like your rig man, looks really clean! Regarding the "S", was this some sort a limited run for that year?
http://wkjeeps.com/wk_S_limited.htm
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Unread 10-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #126
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Thank you for the link..Nice!
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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:25 PM   #127
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Beautiful build! Wish i could build my wk like this!
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Unread 06-25-2014, 12:33 AM   #128
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I'm finally home from almost a year overseas. Over the next few weeks I'll be finishing up "phase 3" of the build. I had some parts waiting for me when I got home



I started by building a second switch panel to match the one I already built. My first switch panel that will be used for lights. The second one is a preview of things to come.

The first panel:



I started the next one with a rare XJ 4 switch panel:



All trimmed up:



Melted together:







Switches I ordered off Ebay:



I added a fuse block to an unused spot inside one of the fuse panels under the hood... I'm going for a clean install on everything!



I put the relays under the headlight beauty panels:



Getting some good speed in the old war pig:

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Unread 06-25-2014, 12:46 AM   #129
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Time to make the bumper live up to its looks:



Added some steel to the x-member:



Drilling some holes:



Added some brackets for the fog lights. They would vibrate over bumps and I wanted to fix that... I think these beefy brackets will do the job!



Modified the radiator supports:



No turning back now!



Getting ready to bolt up the Quadratec Q11000 winch:



I dont have pictures... but it turns out that only measuring the clearance at the top of the x-member wasnt enough. The radiator is canted aft and therefore my winch comes in contact with the radiator at the bottom. So I cut out the middle of the x-member and rewelded it canted forward to match the radiator. The winch now fits with a few mm of clearance!



A beautiful day for flying!

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Unread 06-25-2014, 12:57 AM   #130
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And finally, todays parts!



I learned my lesson about measuring. So I probably went a little overboard making sure this was centered:



Hopefully enough tape to protect the paint:



Test fitting the ARB Intensity lights... These things are HUGE!



More holes:



Almost done:



Making room for the Factor-55 "hook". Quadratec claims this is a "permanent" winch hook... I beg to differ:



Damn!



I cant wait to try these things out on the road!

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Unread 06-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #131
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This is by far my favorite WK build to date! Those lights look bright!! Have you tested the distance of them yet?
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Unread 06-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #132
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Looks great man!!!

One of my favorite rigs on JF
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Unread 06-26-2014, 05:49 PM   #133
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Looks great man!!!

One of my favorite rigs on JF
Came here to post this!

I skimmed through the whole build log today
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Unread 06-27-2014, 02:41 AM   #134
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Thanks guys!

Not too much to report today. I finally installed my OBA system. I figured the spare tire area should work ok. Unfortunately the huge ARB dual compressor will not fit many places. BTW, it was not fun bolting everything up by myself. Another set of hands would have made it a lot easier!

Getting the tank ready:



Everything bolted up:



I have to get everything wired up tomorrow before the OBA will be functional. In the mean time, a few detailed pictures:

The Rubicon Express hawse fairlead and Factor-55 hook:



Winch:





Just enough clearance:



All the extra panels and what not installed on the bumper:



I'm going to finish up the OBA and install a CB tomorrow followed by some suspension work this weekend then its off to Colorado and Utah to test it all out!
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Unread 06-30-2014, 01:37 AM   #135
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Out with the old and in with the new! JBA 6" coils, Rustys LCA's and track bar, new isolators, new Raybestos front LCA's.







At full droop my HID level sensor would bind and pull apart. I solved the problem by adding an inch to the lever.



The ELSD wiring also needed to be extended:



Time to finish up the OBA install. I decided to have the fitting located under the hood for ease of use. This required getting the air line into the engine bay. Because it comes within a half of an inch to the exhaust system, i first wrapped the line and wires with aluminum foil followed by some heat reflective wrap. I think it'll hold up!





I decided to make a bracket to hold the air fitting and the connector for my winch control. I ended up buying a second winch control and replacement connector to cut up to use as a extension seeing as my solenoid was inaccessible behind the bumper.

The bracket in bare aluminum:



Soldering up the winch remote connection:



I love heat shrink, looks so much more professional:



Everything hooked up:



Mounted up:





I had to find a new air chuck for my tire inflator due to the recessed valve stems on my AEV wheels. I found a real slick push on pull off chuck that fits like a glove:



Installed an antenna mount:





The antenna will most likely be removed for daily driving.



On to the electrical side of the house:



The most awkward spot to solder wires:



Testing everything out:



Cool reflection on the fender:

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