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Old 03-01-2005, 09:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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This is great sample of the "School of hard Rocks" evolution.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:18 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That's awesome. When I started reading this thread and seeing the pics I thought it was just going to get some 33's or somthing. I was not at all expecting this!!!

Very nice job!!
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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This is more of what jeep tech needs...personal builds. What works and what doesn't. We've pretty much bench raced all the parts out there to death, so we have to move on to something new.

Rig looks sweet, even though I think black/orange is a little abrasive. It deffinately pulls it off.
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:42 AM   #30 (permalink)
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man you have inspired me to finish mine. it is sitting on 4 jackstands awaiting a wheelbase stretch. i really needed this thread today!!!
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:34 AM   #31 (permalink)
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The steering gear is currently getting it's hydro ports made - I should have it and the hydro parts in the rig this weekend and I'd be happy to take a few pics. It's quite easy, it bolts into the same frame holes as the stock TJ - and with my axle pushed forward the geometry works out almost perfectly. I'll get some pics to better explain...

The 14-bolt is shaved - it's actually a 13-bolt. I haven't checked ground clearance at trail pressure, but I'd guess it's around 16-17" - I think it's at 19" of clearance right now at 30psi in the garage -- but again, I'd have to check.

UPDATE: I was off -- it's got about 14" under the diff sitting on flat concrete with 2 psi in the left rear tire and probably about 10 in the right rear tire.
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:48 AM   #33 (permalink)
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This is more of what jeep tech needs...personal builds. What works and what doesn't. We've pretty much bench raced all the parts out there to death, so we have to move on to something new.

Rig looks sweet, even though I think black/orange is a little abrasive. It deffinately pulls it off.
i agree, but then again this is my first post.
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:46 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I think have inspired me to look for a pair of 60s
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:25 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Nice Build

I would be interested in seeing a write up with some detailed pictures on the front stretch.... mainly the steering.

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Old 03-06-2005, 08:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Wheelbase is ~113" - achieved by pushing front axle forward and rear axle backward without any frame changes. The entire frame was cleaned of its stock bracketry and I built a new suspension for the longer wheelbase.

New front axle position:
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Anothe pic of the front end
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Steering - Chevy Astro van reverse motion gearbox. Bolts directly to the frame using the stock TJ mounting locations, hardware, hydro-fittings and mates correctly to the TJ steering shaft - this was a breeze.

Note: Fittings visible in picture are for the ram
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More shots of steering
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one last one from the other side
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and finally with the tires back on...and a bunch of plastic (painting my new tube fenders while on the vehicle...)
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Looks good....I take it you moved to Texas via TN, and judging by all the orange and name you at least spent some time in Knoxville, where many have been accused of bleeding orange?

Oh, and the jeep looks good, I like the astro van steering box.

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I like the steering box.

Amount how many inches forward did that allow you to put your axle?

I moved my axle forward two inches, and it messed my steering angles all to hell.
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What Cage kit is that and how much was it? It's exactly what I am looking for.

Or am I confusing a custom built cage with a kit a saw once?
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:51 AM   #47 (permalink)
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TNScrambler -- grew up in Nashville, blood's officially orange, but I actually attended that "other" SEC school in TN -- think black, gold, hot women and a terrible football team - it was a diploma thing.

TXBlake - 8" in the front and about 11" in the rear. For the front stretch, since the steering box is in the same physical position, imagine 2 pitman arms worth of distance (one facing back + one facing forward) and that's about how much I was able to push it forward.

Sir Ratner - The cage is a Tennessee Offroad weld-in package (Tennessee, imagine that). At the time I got mine, one of my high school friends owned the company so I got a pretty sweet deal - I think the retail price for a full-blown kit is around $400 for materials + shipping - and then you have to install it and weld it in. That's a very reasonable price for what you're getting when you compare it the price and work involved in fabbing your own cage.
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Is that the stock Astro pitman? It's supa flat.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:27 AM   #49 (permalink)
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I assume it's stock -- bought the gear off ebay and that's what it showed up with...
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What year steering boxes are applicable?
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