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Onto the exhaust

Posted 08-27-2009 at 10:09 PM by JayH (My garage)

Next step is getting the exhaust out of the way. Not only does the muffler now hang 1.75 inches below the transfer case, but the 2.5" pipe currently sits in space the new front crossmember needs to occupy. I made an appointment with Randy at Randy's Custom Exhaust in Marysville to bring the Jeep up this Saturday at 9:00. Randy's been doing all my exhaust work whether custom Jeep stuff or on my Corvette, for the last ten years. He's a good guy and an artist with pipe!

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Went wheelin Saturday

Posted 08-25-2009 at 05:11 PM by JayH (My garage)

So, as long as I got the case all clocked and it's been two weeks since I went wheelin, I had to bolt up the x-member and take it out on the trail.

I had been looking for new trails to run for a couple months and I found a couple about three hours away. After calling some friends who were close and having them do some asking of their friends, etc, etc I had a pretty damn good feeling that I could find the trailhead on my own. I got on one of the boards local to the area and posted...
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Hah!

Posted 08-20-2009 at 11:12 PM by JayH (My garage)

Well, I went to bolt up the x-member and wouldn't ya know? I had clocked the sucker too far for it all to go back together. I clocked it 22 degrees thinking it was 12 degrees. dumbass.

I toyed around with the idea of cutting more of the floor out of the Jeep but in the end I ripped it all back out, changed the clocking to 12 degrees and put it all back in. This time it all went in fine and it looks like 12 degrees is going to be better over all anyway.

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...and in

Posted 08-19-2009 at 10:27 PM by JayH (My garage)

Got everything bolted back up tonight - except the x-member. The front driveshaft needed to be about 3/8 longer and the rear about 3/8 shorter. Go figure My front was already pretty far extended from when I stretched the wheelbase. I may have to extend it some again. We'll see. The linkage bolted right up, no adjustment necessary. A few pix.



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Clocked

Posted 08-19-2009 at 11:43 AM by JayH (My garage)

Monday was my wife's and mine third anniversary. We took Monday and Tuesday off from work and went to Victoria, BC for a short getaway - no Jeep related activities.

The clocking ring from D.D. Machine came in the meantime so Tuesday I got the case clocked to the most advantageous angle and bolted the ring and the new studs to the case. Had to cut a section of the floor out under the drivers seat in order to fit the case at he new angle and I'm still not completely above the frame...
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