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Old 04-20-2010, 07:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hmm, I'm wondering if having some bushings made from stainless or hardened steel would work and just grease it as necessary.
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I bought the same bender years ago when they called it the NE5 or at least I think its the same as the model 3. I'm on my 3rd set of bronze bushings, they seem to deform quite easily which makes it impossible to to keep multiple bends on the same plane.

I have taken the bender apart to see if the arms or anything are bent but it's all straight so i'm stumped. I have 1.5" and 1.75" dies and all i've ever bent was .120 wall hrew or DOM, something it should easily handle. That would be good news if this bender is the same as the JD2. I'd be willing to buy that one and use the dies I already have otherwise I've got a useless bender
I'm gonna give M-tech a call and see if the dies are compatible with the JD2 or any other bender.

Anyways back to the build up, looks awesome

EDIT: Called and talked to some lady who said the NE5 and Model 3 benders can use the same dies but are not compatible with other benders.
I know the dies are compatible with another bender, as a friend of mine bought a 1" die for my bender to help when he built this with it:



Max: I'm trying to follow along with my bender build. Although it looks like it may require its own thread. Any idea if those bushings look like a mcmaster part?

BTW: Jeep looks good. I'm not worried about you getting it done by memorial day because if you don't, you'll have ride with Jeff
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:00 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Yeah, I bet a harder metal would work much better. I haven't seen the newer model benders, but I was told that the newer benders don't use any type of bushing, so I guess you just grease the joint.

Oh, the HF notcher took a shit (again) tonight. That is why I have stopped early. Almost every thread on it has stripped. I have been welding and patching it for to long. I need to start looking for a quality replacement. I should have bought American.

Looks like there are a lot of nice notchers out there. Anyone use one that they really liked?
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I bolt one of these to the table on my drill press. Take a bit of setup, but works well 70% of the time.



Other than that, I see the guys use this one at work. Seems to work well. Just not cost effective for a small job.



I think if I were buying myself one, I'd buy the jd2 one:


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Had a sweet present waiting for me when I got home today.

These are HUGE! 43x 14.50. I love that they are not 20"s wide.

Not sure why they are blems? I couldn't see anything wrong with them.

8ply sidewalls 27/32" tread. Hopefully they work as well has my 38.5s.

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Risk what? You sitting uncomfortably close to me at the camp fire.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:09 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Max! The SX's must stand for extra SeXy's! Pimp!!! Thanks again for the hook up on the parts. Alex checke dout the buggy and said it looks killer!

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I do like the build progress. I'm sure one day my TJ will have an accident and morph into a buggy-TJ. BTW nice tube bender mounting plate

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Old 04-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Max! The SX's must stand for extra SeXy's! Pimp!!! Thanks again for the hook up on the parts. Alex checke dout the buggy and said it looks killer!

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They are very attractive. I'm glad he got a chance to check it out, maybe next I will be home and can meet him. you still have that hood. If it isn't to bad I might be interested.

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I do like the build progress. I'm sure one day my TJ will have an accident and morph into a buggy-TJ. BTW nice tube bender mounting plate

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It is nice isn't it. I need to get all my stuff together so I can give credit to all the great vendors on here. Swag being one of them.

Any plans for making a rack for the larger Action Packer? I was thinking about putting a removable rack off the back of my cage so I can carry more crap for the longer trips. I already have two fairly new larger Action Packers, and I don't want to spend any more money on totes.

I have a teaser pic of some progress. My camera battery died after one pic, so I will get more up later tonight.

I should have titled my build Needs More Triangulation.
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It is nice isn't it. I need to get all my stuff together so I can give credit to all the great vendors on here. Swag being one of them.

Any plans for making a rack for the larger Action Packer? I was thinking about putting a removable rack off the back of my cage so I can carry more crap for the longer trips. I already have two fairly new larger Action Packers, and I don't want to spend any more money on totes.
Not at this time, I first need to recoup some of the cost associated with purchasing a large quantity of the smaller action packers Baja bins. In the future I will be creating tote for the larger bins, however it will be a while.

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:16 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Max I will shoot some pics of the hood this week your way. It has had some love, but possibly in better shape than your rolled one
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Don't have pics of anything to exciting, but I took some of one tire mounted up. With the help of friends I was able to get one almost mounted. Problem is it didn't seal. I scanned a thread about the 43's not mounting with the regular size H1 run flats, or PVC inserts. Something about the bead being to think. I need to re read the thread, and see if I actually have to cut a bit off of the inserts.

I had to roll the tire and put it in place to see how it looks Thanks again 406YJ


The frame is 24"s off the ground. I might shoot for 26"s. This is going to be a rock basher, so I don't want it to be to low. The front fender is 1 1/2" lower than the rear fender.

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Looks awesome! Nice notches, and some damn fine tube work. Subscribing

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Well I messed up the front fender bar yesterday. Notched it 1/4" too short. I was not happy, I hate spending a bunch of time and then having it go to waste. So I decided to work of the rear zig zags.

Here are a few more pic of the progress so far.

Also, I layed down some blue tap to see where the rest of the cage lines might be. I'm thinking 3 bars across the top like \l/ will be strong, and look good. Along with two window spreader bars, and two bars to finish up the rear.

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This is the beginnings of the front bumper, the plate is just tacked down. I added a piece of 2"x4" 3/16 wall tubing to the front of the frame. The hitch goes all the way through the 2x4 and is welded to the stock round cross member, as well as to both sides of the 2x4. I think it should hold up very well.

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looks sweeet dig'n the tubing work and design
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looks sweeet dig'n the tubing work and design
Thanks. Now I need to test fit the seats to make sure I have enough room. The cage is a tad to low, I think. I'll have to see this weekend when I mount the seats.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:08 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Wow those 43's look nice, I like how they are more squarish looking compared to the balloony 38" SX's.

On a side note, I took the bronze bushings from my bender to a local machinist to be duplicated from some 4130 material. This place was a total hole in the wall with an old timer running the place. I left the bender arms with him for fitment so I hope all goes well lol.
I've got some projects to do as soon as I get the bushings back so I'll check back in with how it does.
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DB 1, That sounds like a smart move. I'll have to check back with you to see how they turned out.

Week End Update:

Got some more stuff done this weekend. Mostly the right side. I got the fenders in as well as the fender braces and firewall tie in plate that bolts to the factory fender holes. The floor is still a rough cut but closer to where it will eventually be. I still have to make the passenger side cage to frame tie ins, as well as the floor with removable tunnel cover

I also started mocking up the rear link brackets. The cage is going to be so beefly tied into the frame, I feel that I will not need to run a rear cross member. Until I get the braces all built I will leave the cross member in place.

I also got most of the cage tacked in as well. Window spreaders (no they don't block view) The center roof bar, as well as the rear spreader bars.

Lots of Pics to follow:

Had to get creative with the ratchet straps to pull everything square.

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Much more room to work around with out a floor. Now I can install the tranny and T-case and start working on a new floor as well as a skid plate.

Also the front upper third link that is hanging there is going to be removed, I forgot to do it today.

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I don't need no stinking air bags

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My plans to secure (what's left of) the firewall to the cage will be overkill, but I will do it anyway. The only thing supporting the firewall and dash, as of now, are the two middle factory fender bolts on each side of the firewall. With just that I can't even move the dash, it pretty damn solid.

As of now I have fully welded the Factory window bracket to the cowl area. Then I'm going to weld 1/8" plate from the window bracket to the cage. I think it will be damn strong. The dash will be tied into the cage by 1 1/2" angle iron that connects to the three dash bolts, and then welded to the A piller cage bar. I will be running 1 3/4" tubing along the bottom of the firewall and attaching it by running 1/2"x 1/8" flat bar, and drilling and spot welding across the bottom, and then sealing it with seam sealer.

This is what the firewall to cage brace will look like.

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Max, pm’ed you on the hood, Alex may be able to bring down sometime this week to Los Gatos if you would like. It has a dent on the driver's side, but some rubber mallet loving and bondo and should look bling Disregard the patches of different silver color they were just to test out colors for my wife's Jeep, no bondo etc underneath. You can always highline this hood to get rid of the dent

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Well I was almost convinced that those were genright/poly 4 link brackets in the rear but now I'm not so sure.
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