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Old 11-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Let me know if you have trouble mounting the fuel pump in that tank. I think you will need to shorten the pump.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:56 AM   #52 (permalink)
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What tube bender is that on the first page? If you want you can just PM me the info if you don't mind. Great build by the way.
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Let me know if you have trouble mounting the fuel pump in that tank. I think you will need to shorten the pump.
Yea, having issues with that. I have stared at it for hours with no good ideas. I can build all kinds of crap and this stupid fuel pump is kicking my brain in.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:41 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Yea, having issues with that. I have stared at it for hours with no good ideas. I can build all kinds of crap and this stupid fuel pump is kicking my brain in.
Is the pump and/or sender hitting the bottom of the tank?

If so, your going to have remove the stopper on the pick up tube and then some off the tube itself`. Shorten the rubber hoses as short as possible and also modify the pump mounting bracket to shorten where the pump sits in the tank. You may have to drill a new hole in the mounting bracket. It will work fine Ive had no issues with mine, but it will take some modification. You will have to make it as short as absolutely fawkin possible and it will clear the bottom of the tank. There is no room to spare it must be as absolutely as short as fricken possible.possible

Sorry I didn't take any pictures and I did this more than a few months ago.
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Sorry I didn't take any pictures and I did this more than a few months ago.
Damn you.

I searched all over the place and no one seems to have pics of what they did. I'll document what we do real well to help others. Looks like it's gonna be a pain in the ass.

Anyway.....

Went to the shop tonight but just wasn't feeling it so didn't get much done.

Fiddled with the mirrors. Not exactly a build thing but still needed to make them move.

You gotta get this crap out of the bottom after you take the nut off.

Note....these parts will not just fall out, however after you warm it up with a torch a bit they will shoot out of there with about the same force as a what taco bell and a case of beer does to your bowels. Took me about 20 minutes to find all the parts and the spring hit the roof of the shop. That spring has more force than you would think.



Then a little more heat to the body of the thing....



And then you get it apart but it looks all crappy. That's why it didn't move.



Quick trip to the sand blaster and it cleans up ok. Still needs more blasting before paint though.

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Then a little on the front end. Got the rear shackle mounts tacked in. Not sure on the shackle angle though. All the front weight is sitting on it now, but there is no trans in it. I might have to flip the mounts around. I doubt it though.



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Then we cut a little too high for the comp cut...





So started to weld that back together. I hate welding sheet metal.



Awwwwwww....crap.......wrecked the paint. LOL

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After further review in the morning, the shackle angle sucks. Have to still add winch, lots more tube, lots more weight. Gotta flip the mount.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Ok, swapped the spring mounts. This is the angle with still more weight to go onto the rig.



Full droop. Going to have to add some clips.

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Started working on the steering. 1.5 dom 1/4 wall.





I was worried about the clearance from the threads to the stop at full lock, but I have plenty of room.



Then I had an issue at the arrow. Drag link hits the spring before full lock.







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But then realized that the axle was not flat on the springs. I haven't tightened up the ubolts because I am just in mock up and need to make new spring plates.





So after getting the axle squared away, it looks like lots of room at full lock.



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OMFG

Hours and hours and hours of cutting and grinding. Whoever welded all those damn red neck brackets on there needs to be punched in the jewels. Finally got the 14 bolt to a blank slate and welded the tubes to the center.

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this is awesome! i really wish i had a chance to do this in high school, i am sure theres a few kids who's lives you have altered from a path to drugs and crime. the more money and time they dump into their projects the less they have for destructive activities, and theyre learning how NOT to do it.

for your transfer case gearing issues, this may be a solution and will give the kids some practice in other skills such as welding and machining. flip a dana 300 using this info: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ight=dana+flip

i did it and it worked really well. i dont have access to a mill, but it would have been nice for making the new shift rails.
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WOOT tires came in today.

I am sexy right?



Wow the lugs are HUGE. Gonna get creative with the tire groover on the center blocks. I have the #4 and #6 heads for my groover.



The quarter test....LOL



Maybe they are too big? hahahaha

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What happened to the red XJ? Lookin good
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Kept knocking out windows and banging all the sheet metal up. Going back to a SWB with lots of armor. We want to get more into the local comps also. Did the Rocks and Valleys one and busted a lot of stuff.

Sold the XJ to a guy down state. I hear it has already made a few trips to the mounds.

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More on the build....


Got the GenRight power steering pulley. Has a built in fan blade action for cooling and is smaller for better low speed performance.



Finally got the right JIC fittings.



And they actually fit. Up here it was tough finding these fittings. Finally had to get a whole package of them off ebay. Several of the locals guys building now are going hydro assist also so i'll just give some to those guys and gals. And we'll have a few as trail spares.



Forgot to mention that when we re-built the front of the frame, we added 1 inch holes in the front for drainage and cleaning out the frame.

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Oh and we pulled the trigger on a set of Allied Daytona locks today also. Good reviews and opinions on here and other forums as well.

I wanted the Rock 8's but for another 75 bucks a wheel I couldn't justify it to get round holes instead of D windows. We'll probably powdercoat the rings blue since the color scheme will be black and blue.

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Let me know if the pulley is worth the cash. Im having low speed fade with my ram assist.

Look good. R u gonna bring it to the Moab easter jeep safari this spring?
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Let me know if the pulley is worth the cash. Im having low speed fade with my ram assist.

Look good. R u gonna bring it to the Moab easter jeep safari this spring?
It's one of my goals to get to Moab. Just not in the cards this go around. We are trying to get a trip together for next year. Family calls this year and I have to go to Florida to visit. They moved there, why can't they come up here and visit. LOL

Michigan to Moab is 30 hours driving. But it will happen one day.
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Oh, and the pulley, I can't even blame it on one of my students this time. I was taking out the top fitting on the pump to do the orifice mod for more flow and busted the plastic pulley. So I figured since I had to buy a new pulley anyway, spring a few more bucks for an upgrade.
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Half day of school today so we got a little done after school. How often can you get kids to stay in school on a half day?

Burned the winch plate out on the plasma cam. 3/8 thick.



Burned out some tube flanges for the over engine hoop that might go between the shock mounts. Not sure if we'll actually do the over engine tube but we had some extra space on another thing the welding shop was burning out.





Started working the rear frame.



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Finished the rear frame rebuild. Have to add body mounts and then weld on the rear shackle hangers.

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Old 11-24-2010, 11:07 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Dang! You did get tires! Now that really explains why the wife was so happy!

42's or 43's???
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43's

I wanted to hold off for the 42 sx2's but no idea if they will get here in time so nabbed these while I could get them. Figure a little love with the groover and they will be perfect.
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Well, ended up having to trim a bit off the front grill to clear the power steering lines.

Had to cut the other side, but it started out looking like this....



And I trimmed it to look like this






Then version 1.0 of the rear shackle hangers was a failure. Gonna have to make them closer to the bumper. Might even have to move the front mount. With the spring flat, the angle sucks.


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