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Unread 12-07-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Time for a Stretch...A Buildup Thread

Ok the time has come to stretch the TJ's wheelbase. Over the next 2-3 months I will continue this buildup thread which will go through the following...

PSC Full Hydraulic Steering
Fuel Cell
Fabricating New Long Arms
Narrowing the Frame to fit coilovers in the rear
Stretching the wheelbase

and then of course wheeling it...

I have to say thanks to my buddy Dave Amour from DCC 4x4 in Charlton for letting me have access to his shop and his fabrication tools as well as him as a resource

Here is how she stands now...







Time to get rid of that huge tank & skid


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First up...Full Hydro

Here is the new Pump and Pulley


The double ended ram



New Resevoir


Everything Stripped out


Old Vs. New Pump


Just need to get some pictures of the Orbital Valve and the new steering shaft and steering wheel.

The orbital Valve is a 7.5 GPM and has return to center functionality so when there is no tension on the system or the steering wheel, the ram will automatically re-center. The steering wheel is being setup with quick disconects so if (when) I roll I take the wheel off fast to help me get out easy. And hopefully since this gets rid of my steering box and crossover steering, I might finally be able to use my Anti-Rock again.
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Unread 12-07-2006, 09:09 PM   #3
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Just recieved the Fuel Cell...





As well as the rollover valve


and the external Holley Fuel Pump
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The Fuel Cell is a 17 Gallon by RCI and I beleive the dimentions are 30"L 7"W 17H so it will fit nice and compact behind the seat and be easy to fill as it will almost be level with the top of the tailgate.
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Unread 12-07-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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YES, some hardcore stuff. Are you going to use the fuel cell rings for the stock TJ pump? Keep it coming.


PS. what the hell is your dog wearing?
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Unread 12-07-2006, 09:25 PM   #5
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No I am going to use an external Holley pump for the fuel. After talking to the guys at PolyPerformance, that is how they are doing all their fuel cells now.

As for the dog, well it was quite cold here yesterday and so my wife put a jacket on her when she left for work
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Let me know how the fuel pump works. I want to get the stock tank out of the bed when I buggy the back end of mine. There is a guy on Pirate who sells rings to use the stock fuel pump in a fuel cell but it has to be a certain depth. Good luck and keep us updated. PS are you running claytons?
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PS are you running claytons?
Yeah I am running Clayton's now but I think when I make new Long Arm's for the rear, I am going to make a set for the front as well so I can then sell the Clayton arms.
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There is a guy on Pirate who sells rings to use the stock fuel pump in a fuel cell but it has to be a certain depth.
Yeah they have to be a certain depth because the TJ Fuel pump uses a spring which presses against the bottom of the tank. If the cell is too large and you hit some bumps, the spring can come off which will cause your pump to die out. I have heard this problem happening to a bunch of people recently and it is an easy fix just a PIA.
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Dang.... Good Luck

I will be doing a similar build soon
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Dang.... Good Luck

I will be doing a similar build soon

Nice to see a some good builds on the board lately.
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nice parts list. i look forward to the build up progress.
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looks like a sweet plan. lemmie know when ya sell ya suspension...i want it badly
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First up...Full Hydro


Just need to get some pictures of the Orbital Valve and the new steering shaft and steering wheel.

The orbital Valve is a 7.5 GPM and has return to center functionality so when there is no tension on the system or the steering wheel, the ram will automatically re-center. The steering wheel is being setup with quick disconects so if (when) I roll I take the wheel off fast to help me get out easy. And hopefully since this gets rid of my steering box and crossover steering, I might finally be able to use my Anti-Rock again.

Finally someone else going hydro that wants to talk about it.

But...quick question. You say it is completely replacing your steering box - so no more crappy link's in the front and just the ram is going to do the steering? Never seen a setup like that and the big question is road - legality.

Reason I ask is I'm looking at hydro in the short future but just replaced my steering box. All the kit's I've seen require you to send in your old steering gear and they replace it with new stuff with the fittings on it. Well, that's fine except I have a durango box now

Keep us all posted - looks like a fun winter project. (I'm doing gears if it makes you feel better!)
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