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Unread 04-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #106
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Where were you yesterday when I needed advice? Oh man. Too simple. I could've made it slotted and then I would have retained my adjustable goal.

Throw that out there as a "TOW BAR UPDATE".

Dang, I welded that puppy solid too.

Thanks, I had my head shoved deep in that box. I was in the "get it done so I can wheel" mode.
Now you will have a broken down buddy offering a case of Sam Adams if you can come and give him a tow home.
Guess somebody else with an adjustable bar will get to enjoy the cold brews...

I don't know if it would work or not. It the jumbled up mess I call my mind, it seems like it would.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #107
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I don't know if it would work or not. It the jumbled up mess I call my mind, it seems like it would.
Without question it would work. My old one was a triangle with ears. Probably put the brace closer to the shackle mounts and have one end fixed and the other slotted with a big bolt (5/8 or even 1/2) to tighten when properly adjusted.

Yep, this may be a call back to the drawing board, I don't wanna miss any gratuity

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Unread 04-19-2013, 09:23 PM   #108
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Skiz, I put the pics on your build thread. Let me know if it's what your looking to see.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #109
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Skiz, I put the pics on your build thread. Let me know if it's what your looking to see.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #110
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I think ya got the wrong person.

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DUH! Sorry to cloud your thread! I just deletd it over there
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:11 PM   #111
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On another note could you possibly take a photo of your power steering hose where it connects to your steering box. I just want to see how much room you have between the radiator and the hard lines.

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OK, back on track.........

I got ahead of myself here.

SC, here are the pics! LOL Let me know if it shows what your looking for.

Cheers!

I'm going wheeelin manana!
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #112
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Where were you yesterday when I needed advice? Oh man. Too simple. I could've made it slotted and then I would have retained my adjustable goal.

Throw that out there as a "TOW BAR UPDATE".

Dang, I welded that puppy solid too.

Thanks, I had my head shoved deep in that box. I was in the "get it done so I can wheel" mode.
Well it looks like you should start over... I will be down in the am to pick up the "scrap" tow bar.

PS can you weld on some mounts for me?
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WSS I got your stuff in the mail thank you a lot! I will send the money when I get money but right now I gotta fix the death wobble on my Jk and that will be over $300 so as soon as I can ill get that big chunk o'change out to ya. And thanks again everything looks great
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Thanks a TON!

Perfect.

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Nice thread WSS.

btw, that wiring braid you are using cleans up real nice on the ends by folding it in. You just tuck the end down into itself and presto.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #116
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Well it looks like you should start over... I will be down in the am to pick up the "scrap" tow bar.

PS can you weld on some mounts for me?
LOL, ya drive down, I'll fit you up. It towed perfectly today. i stayed under 60 just cause. But it really pulled nice

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WSS I got your stuff in the mail thank you a lot! I will send the money when I get money but right now I gotta fix the death wobble on my Jk and that will be over $300 so as soon as I can ill get that big chunk o'change out to ya. And thanks again everything looks great
No worries, Consider it a early Xmas present. Glad someone could use the stuff.

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Thanks a TON!

Perfect.

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Excellent, not much room I see. Had never really noticed. I have a three core but would like to put in a 4 core someday.

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Nice thread WSS.

btw, that wiring braid you are using cleans up real nice on the ends by folding it in. You just tuck the end down into itself and presto.
That stuff is cool, Thanks for the tip. I'll try it . Weird how it tightens up on itself. reminds me of those straw finger cuffs you would get at fairs and pizza places.

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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #117
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We took her to silverwood last weekend! Had a blast. Love the open feeling of the Jeep compared to the Scout. Drove nice only had one problem that slowed us down, that was the nylon tube I used to plumb in the OBA was not heat resistant enough and popped two times. I had extra tube with me, so I was able to air up for the tow home. I went to my local hose guy (US Hose) and he fit me up with some teflon inner SS braid for the main output of the compressor to the manifold and some DOT air line to replace the "not as temp resistant" tube I had used. I probably won't be able to test until on the trail and crawling at 2mph (no cool air flowing) and then trying to air up.

I am tearing into the dash this weekend. I have most of what is needed to get er done.

Also sorted out the belt situation. The PO had them routed wrong (or just not the way I liked em LOL). I now have NO pump squeal. changed the config from one belt at about 70% contact to two belts at about 105% contact and fill the groove better, not sitting so deep. Once I was happy with the belts and lengths, I made a sticker for under the hood to remind me if I lose or it is too shredded to read.

Everyone have a great weekend and hope y'all enjoyed the FULL MOON!

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Unread 04-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #118
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Dash start........

Decided to pull the whole dash out to cut it on the CNC table. It makes better cuts than my sawzall. The cage was a little bit of a problem around the glove box area but just a few bends and out it came. Easy enough to straighten when back in and anyway, the door covers it LOL.

Laid out all the parts I have been collecting over the last few months. Did about three hours of drawing to get it right. Still need to actually cut, maybe later today.

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Got some of the cutting done. Still need to get the actual switch panel done. It will be brushed aluminum with 10 switches and two 12v plugs. Went well. Most of the stuff fit good, maybe a touch with the grinder or die grinder to knock off slag and clean up. The aluminum is 5052 instead of 6061,it was cheaper but cuts different. more of a rounded bevel rather than tapered.

To cut the dash, I covered the parts that were to be left with masking tape, not the best thing but kept the smoke and dingle berries off of the paint. I have a lot of details keft to go but the main outline is done.
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