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post #61 of 109 Old 06-26-2014, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced the condenser, Turns out my front end is missing so many bolts, brackets dissassembling the front end is no big deal. Need to fix that, Ive found vendors for the grille surround, the grille itself, lamp assemblys and various lensesbut I am missing the lower latch bracket. Is this a boneyard part or what? The bracket goes from the lower part of the hood latch to a threraded hole on the lower part of the grille opening. Ive also got a floor support that's letting go, is there rust repair sheet metal parts to be found somewhere online?

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post #62 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Moar pics

weldin, grindin and trussin the 8.8
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post #63 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Cuttin factory sheet metal
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Interior removed temporarily
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post #65 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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post #66 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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315-75-16 mount up

Tools needed:
-Tire machine
-Tire Balancer
-1 315-75-16 General AT2
-1 Pro Comp 16x8 4.25 BS Wheel
-Beer
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post #67 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Fitment test had to move axle forward 1"+ and will prolly go to 7" springs once the HP D30 is ready
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post #68 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Articulation test only rubs on sidewall of tire within .5" of bumpstop
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post #69 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Steering

Looks like I am going with Curry Currectlync, not sure what TB is best suited to that. But I can't go to the 7" springs until the new steering and front axle are ready, the sway mount lightly interfeers at ride height the way I am now. 1.25" more and I wont be able to turn!

This to do list is more for me:

Finish 8.8
Start Disassemble D30
Finish rust repair
Reinstall interior
lengthen front and rear DS
Order up lines for Rear Brakes
Fix stereo
Replace battery with DT type
Replace Battery cables and lugs

Anyone has questions or comments fire away please!

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post #70 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 01:42 PM
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I'd go WJ knuckles and real crossover steering for that height. The inverted y crap is gonna suck.


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post #71 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'd go WJ knuckles and real crossover steering for that height. The inverted y crap is gonna suck.
Ive not been able to find a setup that uses TRE instead of heim that doesnt get knocked to hell and back. Seems to me we either choose crossover and "choose" bumpsteer and heims or stay inverted y and live with toe fluctuations.

I could be wrong here but, Isn't changing toe only really an issue on pavement..? and only when ride height changes dramatically?

Not sure but I'm burnt out mentally trying to figure out what to do for steering. If it was never driven on the road I'd care way less about the setup but it's gotta be good in CT for now and good in TX eventually.

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post #72 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 09:00 PM
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You gonna re gear that pig?

Im going to run 1 ton inverted Y on mine soon. I wont be at 7" though. Crossover is money


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post #73 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 09:02 PM
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How'd you like welding those rear fenders back up? Its a bit of a pain in the arse!
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post #74 of 109 Old 07-06-2015, 09:38 PM
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You can run WJ TRE's and these: http://jksmfg.com/i-17393790-fab-drag-link.html

Or fab your own with offset TRE's. Timo has one of the best builds: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post13793524


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post #75 of 109 Old 07-07-2015, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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How'd you like welding those rear fenders back up? Its a bit of a pain in the arse!
So much welding, bondo and caulk!! Total PITA but the finished product with the flares bolted up look pretty good in my opinion.

And then pullin the interior revealed rust inneed of repair so even bigger pita! ill have pics of the repairs up soon.

The entire carpet was soaking wet, I can't believe the carpet is rivited in place with those cargo loops. Those are gone now, luckily I caught the soaking wet carpet when I did, Ive been leavin it outside to dry but it's rained every other day for the last 3 weeks here so it's only recently dried out. I think the water is from snow accumulation on the roofrack, I tried to keep it clear but clearly didnt do a good enough job!

Your welds look alot better than mine!

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