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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:14 AM   #61
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Long arms

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/long-arm-build-338819/



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Unread 03-22-2007, 08:07 AM   #62
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I bought a piece of 1" angle iron about 2 feet long, and cut/drilled it to match the bottom bolts of the stock tire carrier. I then drilled a hole on the top side of it to mount my CB antenna to. Then you just run your CB antenna through the location your 3rd brake light wire goes through, paint it up, and viola! $10 sturdy CB mount! A 4ft antenna sticks up past my top by about 8-9".



EDIT: Here's some pics by request. Sorry if they kind of suck, didn't feel like taking my spare off to take pics.











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Unread 03-22-2007, 08:14 AM   #63
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wow! there is some impressive stuff in this thread. i was kinda reluctant to show my piddly little fab work.

i made clivis mounts that bolt through the stock bumper to the frame.



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Unread 03-22-2007, 09:55 AM   #64
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I made a new suspension and converted my TJ to an extended Radius Arm setup in the front and a spring-over leaf spring setup in the rear using full-width Ford D44's, netting an overall 6" stretch in the wheelbase and a final track width of 82". I made my own heavy duty steering, too.

Here's links to the writeups:

Front full-width HP D44 swap: http://www.myjeeprocks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6902

Rear Spring-Over Leaf spring conversion and full width rear axle: http://www.jeepaholics.com/support/t...TOPIC_ID=50721

HD Steering: http://www.myjeeprocks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8003

Just a note on the rear suspension: I have since switched to Rubicon Express 1.5Ē Spring-Over leafs and it greatly improved the stance and ride. I also had to add a Samís Offroad traction bar because I had axle wrap from hell. It works awesomely well.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 10:58 AM   #65
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Unread 03-22-2007, 11:16 AM   #66
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here's the steering box skid i finished up yesterday
Siiiick.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 12:15 PM   #67
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I made a new suspension and converted my TJ to an extended Radius Arm setup in the front and a spring-over leaf spring setup in the rear using full-width Ford D44's, netting an overall 6" stretch in the wheelbase and a final track width of 82". I made my own heavy duty steering, too.
That's alot of work!

Here are a couple of mine that I have pics of
Foot Pegs...


CB Antenna Mount...
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Unread 03-22-2007, 01:21 PM   #68
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Though not very good at writeups, here are pics of the build process. Hope you enjoy.
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to be continued.
Yours is similar to my setup, guess there can't be that much variance in designing a heat exchanger. Did you use 3/8" tubing for the coil? Is that 3" or 4" pipe. I priced out 4" pipe and end pieces when I did mine and had a coronary. $47/foot for the pipe and over $180 for the 2 end caps. Needless to say I went smaller. Something to consider if you ever open it back up again is to put some baffles in.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:07 PM   #69
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Comfort Upgrade

Built these today. I took the hard doors off this week. It's been getting REAL nice around here. 70 today and in the 80's last week. Soft doors on now and the Safari Top as soon as the trail cover shows up.

BUT the soft doors are hard on the arms. Not any more...


1x3 hardwood with 3/8" x 4 1/2" carrage bolts in the window holes.


I painted the bolt heads a lighter color so it doesn't get so darn hot. Clear Varithane on the wood (Poplar)

Not an original idea. A friend has the same setup but he used old hardwood lawn chair arms.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:09 PM   #70
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enforcement plate for D30 front.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/customized-d30-enforcement-pix-391789/
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Unread 03-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #71
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so far on my Tj i built a rear bumper with tire carrier, oil pan/ trans skid, and a roll cage!
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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:53 PM   #72
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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:58 PM   #73
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Very clean.. nice work.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:58 PM   #74
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Lots of talent here! All I've made is a 1 3/4" seat lift but in all honesty, all I really did was buy the bits and pieces from a fastener store...

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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #75
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Damn nice stuff guys =)

I wish I could do that stuff... instead god made me a tech geek =|
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