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Old 02-07-2010, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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xj re build

well after 2 years of it siting on a 4 wheel dolly in my drive way i said fuck it im putting it back together just this time with a 60 and 14 bolt


this is what it looked like before i pulled it apart



this is what it looks like now




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Old 02-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Its gonna happen so I might as well be first....

With the name "The Fabricator", you proooolllly dont want post up hack work like that. That 60 truss, and whatever the hell you got glued all over the inner C's is down right fugly. What is all that?

And you think you got them lowers hanging enough at the axle? Surely you could have done better. They hang at the frame too.

And your using the driver side, STOCK, frame end, upper mount????

But hey, at least you steering angles and panhard look pretty good.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i got the diff from spidr in a trade it was out of his k5 and unless i cut off all that crap witch would take about a day then yea it will look booty fab its funny how one guy gets praised for his shit and if you put his stuff in someone else's truck thy call shit i have built a lot of suspension and i know how to use a link calculator and how set them up as for the links the upper is not in the stock location it pushed back to where the lowers are from when i had a long arm 4 link! the lowers dont hang any lower then the trans x-member so i dont see what your geting at as for the name thing if you only knew what i build iim a sheet metal worker by trade and do all custom one off stuff ie. stainless gallies for any size ship,stainless hand railing you name it i can build it!! and thanks for the criticism now go fuck your hat
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think the truck looks great and wish you luck with the project nice to see you never gave up on it
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pretty cool rig, what springs are you running?
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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unless i cut off all that crap witch would take about a day
A day? A fuckin day? You couldnt spend one measly day to cut the hack crap off? I dont care who you got that axle from, its hack tackular.


If your such a great custom fabricator, that you woulda fixed all that crap.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think your time would be better spent finishing yours instead of criticizing someone else's. Or do you just have a bleeding heart for low hanging mounts?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My rig is finished. Just need exspenisve parts.

And yes, my heart is in utter agony because someone's mounts hang.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Funny, but the OP's name was the only reason I even clicked on the thread and I gotta tell ya, I DEFINITELY wasn't expecting to see the low ca mounts and patchwork hack.
Those were the first things I noticed too and thought, "the fabricator?".
Oh well, to each their own, as long as they're happy with it.
I guess...
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks guys you just proved my point
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks guys you just proved my point
What point is that? I couldn't make heads or tails of your paragraph length run-on sentence...
Is the point that XJ builders have higher standards of quality than chevy truck builders?
Or is your point that a well known hack gets praised and an unknown hack gets slammed?
Either way, if it looks hack, it probably is.

I was just calling it the way I saw it.
My point is, if you're happy with what you see there, more power to ya and good luck with it.
It looks very rugged and I'm sure it won't fall apart anytime soon.

Also, no matter what you do or make for a living, if you have a 4x4 forum screen name like "the fabricator", people expect that it involves 4x4 fabrication and a certain amount of attention to detail is assumed...
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm not knocking anything going on with your rig, I don't think I've earned that right yet. But what I will comment on is the front axle. It took me a while to figure out what was all going on with that. Peronally, I probably wouldn't have cut ALL that off, but I would have gone through and hacked a good majority of it off. The one thing I did notice about the XJ crowd is they're very detail oriented.

The few things I would have done differently is cut the truss off, or at least run it all the way over, not just to the top of the diff.

All the plating in the front of the lower control arm brackets would have gone away and I probably would have moved them all up.

But either way, props to you for getting it all to work in your rig, I don't think the trackbar mount looks to bad, it's just shadowed by all that other garbage welded to it.

As far as your frame side lower link mounts, I've seen em hang that low on a lot of rigs, and yeah, people tend to get hung up on them, or bash them to hell, but it sounds like you worked with what you had.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This was exactly what I was hoping to find inside this thread Pirate never lets me down. hahaha
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If you knew how busy this guy is and how many projects he's turned out in the last year, you wouldn't be so quick to judge, afterall that hack job survived under the most hidious K5 this side of the 49, so to save some time and get him and his family out in the woods again is a good thing... keep it up Mike the trails are callin
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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If you knew how busy this guy is and how many projects he's turned out in the last year, you wouldn't be so quick to judge, afterall that hack job survived under the most hidious K5 this side of the 49, so to save some time and get him and his family out in the woods again is a good thing... keep it up Mike the trails are callin
And it's great that he found time to build this for him and his family, but on the same note, like everyone else always says: "This is Pirate."

When I post my build thread on here I expect a LOT of critisizm, because that's what people do here. A person can do 1 or 2 things with it: get butt hurt and be all pissy about it which doesn't make the situation any better for them. Or 2. take the critism with a grain of salt and use the positive out of it to produce a better end result. I'm not knocking anyone here, not my place, but the fabricator posted something here and got what every other post gets: critisism. Take it for what it's worth.

Now what else are you doing to this XJ? Or was the axle swap it? What tcase are you running as it's a P/S drop axle?
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And it's great that he found time to build this for him and his family, but on the same note, like everyone else always says: "This is Pirate."

When I post my build thread on here I expect a LOT of critisizm, because that's what people do here. A person can do 1 or 2 things with it: get butt hurt and be all pissy about it which doesn't make the situation any better for them. Or 2. take the critism with a grain of salt and use the positive out of it to produce a better end result. I'm not knocking anyone here, not my place, but the fabricator posted something here and got what every other post gets: critisism. Take it for what it's worth.

Now what else are you doing to this XJ? Or was the axle swap it? What tcase are you running as it's a P/S drop axle?
Your pretty homo even for a jeep fag
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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My XJ's a hack job! Damn 18 yr old "I know everything and I'm not gonna listen to anybody" mentality. Thats why the XJ's goin to the scrap yard and I'm puttin the axles under a new one.

But wow! Mine atleast looks like I pretended to know what I was doin. You did say your cuttin it apart and redoin it right? Hopefully 2nd times a charm for both of us.
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