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Old 07-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here goes my build. Currently I am putting together a 3 link in my daily driver. First I cut a hole in the floor and got the frame side, upper control arm bracket mostly mounted




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here is my winch bumper I recently finished:



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3x5 .25 wall tube. I butted up against the pinch seem and welded to it. Eventually these will become air tanks


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Old 07-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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flat belly cross member

The current cross member, its 3/8's flat bar and I clocked the 231j transfer case flat by re drilling the trans adapter.

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Old 07-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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All that work for a winch bumper, and you left the winch in front of the radiator?

Weird.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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All that work for a winch bumper, and you left the winch in front of the radiator?

Weird.
I put it where I wanted, it sits back a little. I like the protection my grill gets, and being able to easily access my free spool lever and solenoid box. Besides its my daily driver, not that it matters. I keep up with most rigs off road.

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All that work for a winch bumper, and you left the winch in front of the radiator?

Weird.
Did you mean....grille?

Mounting it behind the radiator would be impressive.

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No, not especially.

The feet on my winch are about even with the centerline of the radiator, and the drum is about a half inch from the balancer.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Did you mean....grille?

Mounting it behind the radiator would be impressive.
I'd be more impressed if it went behind the grill but not the radiator.

Now that would be squeezing 10lbs of shit into a 5 lb bucket.


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I'd be more impressed if it went behind the grill but not the radiator.

Now that would be squeezing 10lbs of shit into a 5 lb bucket.


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Behind the grill, below the radiator... You can only fit 10lbs of shit in a 10lb bucket if your holding the bucket upright
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I did some work on my cargo area today. The plan is to have it completely covered so I can carry groceries and shit back there. Duplicolor bed liner is a bitch to remove. My fuel tanks full, still makes me nervous as hell welding so close to it. I still need a grommet for the fuel injection hoses. Tomorrow I get some lathe time. Steerings getting new, bigger hiems and I am going to build some twisty shackles for my leaves.



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steering shaft

my steering shaft was a bit sloppy. I found it the be the rubber yoke bushings. I burned them out with a torch and welded it solid. I used some key stock in place of the rubber.


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I started filling in the floor, It would be better to wait in tell I finish the control arms, but the hole really freaks out my passengers and allot of heat from the exhaust pipe is coming in the cab.




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-Nice work,, gonna have 2 pick ur brain a bit for my build as im always beefin up my XJ!! ESP if i get that front axle from ya!!!!
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I took my xj for a couple hour drive today and picked up a bunch of parts.




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AWesome gusset haha, you make that?
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Are u buildin those 60's urself??
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lo-pinion D60 rear end pumpkin for the front?
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9 with 60 outters would be smokin
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Yeah, Sucks though the axle tubes are only 1/4 wall. I may just build a 44 or 9" with the 60 outers. Not sure yet.
You should have told me you where in the market, I can poop in my hand and sale it to ya cheaper than what you paid for that guys poo.
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9 with 60 outters would be smokin
The current plan for the front (because I already have spicer d60 6.17's)
machined up some full length 1/4" wall internal sleeves with seal provisions to press in to the axle tubes.

And for the rear: I was pretty disapointed about the wimpy 30 spline shafts, apparently 60 rears are mostly lame, but because I already have the gear set, most likely I'll run it.

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