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Unread 05-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #151
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Did you have to reuse the original metal inserts or did it come with new ones?

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Unread 05-17-2011, 05:02 PM   #152
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Hurry up? This things on the 5 year plan as I have a budget each month on the jeep set by my wife. Might have to move the jeep to a new location, so yes- I did order a body mount kit to put the tub back on for now. I will put the tub on outside so it won't be stuck in rather it might be stuck out.
Also ordered steering stuff to complete the front end. Needed to go complete high steer.
Sweet looking build man! Love the tire combo!

Remember if you mount the body you can just leave the roll bar off while you are finishing it up, then it will fit in!

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Unread 05-17-2011, 05:10 PM   #153
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It looks like a total BEAST in this picture!!!

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Unread 05-17-2011, 10:21 PM   #154
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Did you have to reuse the original metal inserts or did it come with new ones?
I don't think it comes with inserts. And the new T-style inserts are like $4-$5 each. I think what I will do is get some sleeves from the local hardware. The kit has not come in yet, they sent me an email today saying they are out of stock and expect more in 2 weeks. I'll let you know what I come up with
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Unread 05-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #155
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It looks like a total BEAST in this picture!!!
Yep, it ended up bigger than I thought. It does look Cool though. It should come down a bit with the weight of the tub and engine.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 12:45 AM   #156
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Parts should be arriving this week to get the front steering straightened out.
When I first started the 44 build I got the passenger knuckle milled/taped and had planned on keeping it SUA. And just running the drag link only above the spring with a single high steer arm on the passenger side. Well, things changed.

Now, with going SOA I want To go with a full high steer setup, So instead of having to ship off the drivers side knuckle to get milled and taped. I ordered a set of Reid Armless knuckles. I will also need to get a different set of high steer arms that have a
double hole on the passenger side and be taller to make it over the springs.

I also noticed that I got a little too much positive camber. As my front wheels look like this \ jeep /
I figure I will straighten this out with some degree shims behind the spindles when I put the new knuckles on.

I have a lot of parts that still need paint and need to get to it soon as they are starting to surface rust on me. I guess I will just get more use out of the blasting cabinet.
Pictures and updates as the parts arrive-
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Unread 05-24-2011, 07:05 PM   #157
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Did you have to reuse the original metal inserts or did it come with new ones?
this is how the stock daystar bushings look. it does have a metal sleeve on the outside. the instructions don't say anything about reusing the original T- style inserts.
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Unread 05-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #158
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here is the daystar sway bar bushing kit
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Unread 05-24-2011, 07:28 PM   #159
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stainless body mounting bolts from the local hardware $24
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Unread 05-24-2011, 07:33 PM   #160
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JKS quicker sway bar disconnects. I like that these ones are adjustable for length. Now I just have to blast and paint the old sway bar and weld on some tabs to the axle.
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Unread 05-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #161
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stainless body mounting bolts from the local hardware $24
I would rethink this. Im sure Stainless MIGHT be ok but I would want the strongest bolts holding the body to the frame.

Go grade 8 with some anti sieze and locktite and you wont have an issue.

just my .02

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Unread 05-25-2011, 01:16 PM   #162
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Stainless has a higher tensile strength than grade 8.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 01:26 PM   #163
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Stainless has a higher tensile strength than grade 8.
not usually, especially the stainless you buy in hardware stores. You can get it that way, however.

http://www.totallystainless.com/totallystainless.htm
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Unread 05-25-2011, 02:51 PM   #164
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You're right, hardware store stainless is not the strongest. However, stainless from a reputable fastener place will be stronger than grade 8. Try Fastenal, they always treat me right.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 02:55 PM   #165
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You're right, hardware store stainless is not the strongest. However, stainless from a reputable fastener place will be stronger than grade 8. Try Fastenal, they always treat me right.
oh I didnt mean to make a blanket statment because you can get alot of different grades. But generally stainless seems to be made to about Grade 5 standards

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