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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #11296
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lol, like we need an excuse for a drink....
Happy Australia Day voodoodood! Fellow banana bender here, stuck over here in the sand

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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #11297
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Happy Australia Day to our friends down under! In honor of you, I pulled my cage and am getting ready to weld it up.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #11298
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Happy Australia Day to our friends down under! In honor of you, I pulled my cage and am getting ready to weld it up.

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Thats one cage id like to see it installed looks sweet
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Unread 01-26-2013, 04:10 PM   #11299
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Closed up the rear and made a new crossmember. Now it's on to the body mounts. Some are good, some are bad, some have been patched already. I think I'll just cut them off and make new ones from 3x4 tubing.





Put everything away and took a nap.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #11300
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Blew it all apart!



And got a beautiful rust/dent free hood!

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Unread 01-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #11301
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Closed up the rear and made a new crossmember. Now it's on to the body mounts. Some are good, some are bad, some have been patched already. I think I'll just cut them off and make new ones from 3x4 tubing.

Put everything away and took a nap.
You need some sort of fish plate on top of the butt joints for strength.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #11302
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You need some sort of fish plate on top of the butt joints for strength.
I cut the inner and outer rails at different lengths so that they each overlap the other's joints. Sort of a built in fish plate from the inside.




I do have some 2" wide 3/16 stock I may lay down on the top also, I added it the full length of the bottom.


I'm just trying to keep it as clean looking from the outside as possible. But making it strong comes first.
It won't be painted for awhile, so I still have time to add some steel to it if it needs it.

I know it sure won't hurt to have it, but do you really think it needs it?
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Unread 01-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #11303
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I cut the inner and outer rails at different lengths so that they each overlap the other's joints. Sort of a built in fish plate from the inside.

I do have some 2" wide 3/16 stock I may lay down on the top also, I added it the full length of the bottom.

I'm just trying to keep it as clean looking from the outside as possible. But making it strong comes first.
It won't be painted for awhile, so I still have time to add some steel to it if it needs it.
I understand but when butt welding it creates a stress point and a fish plate over top say shaped like a diamond or square turned 45 degree and welded strengthens that stress point. Just want to help ya so it doesn't split on ya. This isn't just a recommendation but it has to be done for strength.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #11304
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I understand but when butt welding it creates a stress point and a fish plate over top say shaped like a diamond or square turned 45 degree and welded strengthens that stress point. Just want to help ya so it doesn't split on ya. This isn't just a recommendation but it has to be done for strength.
Better to be safe than sorry. This is the last time I want to be doing this.

The quicky patch job on the Jeep right now lasted about two years, and it's showing it's weakness. It's nice having the time to work on this frame and do it right.

Here's how I overlapped it from the inside of the frame. I also have a few plug welds from the outside.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 04:41 PM   #11305
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Added some nuts for the front shackles and steering box bracket. They were missing/stripped/rusted.....

Punched them out with a long bolt and hammer. Cut some notches with a small cutting wheel, then opened up the notches with a chisel.


Pulled a 1/2" nut up tight with my handy tool, and welded through the notches I had cut.


Put in a bolt and cranked it down tight to make sure it held ok. They all seem good to go.


Should be better than how I got it......


Dropped in some 3/8" bolts and welded them in place for the sway bar brackets.
Went to do the nuts for the transfer case skid plate, and found that they are nowhere near where I need them to be. Took some measurements from my Jeep, and called it a day.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #11306
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Unread 01-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #11307
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Pulled the seats out, boy that back one is fun. Also got the windshield down and took some wires out that the PO put over the windshield

Oh and on the hood is my Chistmas present my Jeep Knife.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #11308
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A very special Xmas present to be sure. The Jeep won't fit in your pocket but the knife can't take you up the mountain, so you surely need both LOL Is it a assisted opener? Looks fast.

Got my cage welded this weekend!
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Unread 01-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #11309
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Blew it all apart!



And got a beautiful rust/dent free hood!

And you let a woman hold it for pics? I hope the edge didn't get damaged
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Unread 01-27-2013, 10:50 PM   #11310
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Built a traction bar for the rear to keep the spring wrap down.



Axle side mount.


I added cross bracing to keep it all square and add strength.


All welds were TIG welded. I used 4130 Chrome-Moly to keep the size down.


T-case end mount was mocked up then welded into place.


Axle mount welded into place.


Bar is all clean and ready for paint.


Masking removed from the bushings.


Main eye bushing was pressed in.


Shackle mount all welded out and painted. All that is left is to put the shackle on and its done. It is currently drying in the oven
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