|02-03-2016 10:28 PM|
The plan was to head down to KOH at noon today and believe it or not the Jeep was ready. The powers that be deemed it necessary to throw a monkey wrench in the plans and stole Diablo away for another emergency job. Here are a few of the pictures I grabbed while we were in process last night I'm sure Diablo will update this weekend.
This is 8 hours prior to heading to KOH (which didn't happen).
1am is a terrible time to find out the new rocker switch doesn't work.
Most Expensive Work Bench ever!
All the LUMENS!
|02-03-2016 02:26 PM|
Damn I like this jeep!
|02-02-2016 02:57 PM|
Since diablo (aka DBlow) isn't updating this thread I'm hijacking it to show off some of the work done prior to KOH.
These are the Lexan body panels. Red panels were platidip'd.
This is the inside of the panel, just for fun.
|01-26-2016 02:25 PM|
|swirvin21||was thinking the same thing as pitchit|
|01-26-2016 11:43 AM|
|pitchitpitchit||If you have time, weld a raised ring around those skid bolts. I have broken bolts on my skid that were like that. Hope to see it at KOH!|
|01-25-2016 11:59 PM|
|01-25-2016 10:08 PM|
Well I just got off of an emergency job where I put in 125 hours in 7 days. Needless to say, I'm running out of time to get ready for KOH.
I'm trying to focus on the necessary items such as Body Panels, ARB Compressor, and lighting. I'm going to try and squeeze the Stereo in if possible.
I got the engine skid fully installed today. Frame made with 1x1 .120 wall, and skid is 3/16", Should hold up.
Did a quick front end. Smittybilt Raised Winch Mount $108 Amazon, and some Curt Tow Hooks. I also angled in the bumper ends.
I got both side panels mounted up. I just need to shape the wheel wells.
|01-17-2016 09:54 PM|
Congratulations on the smog check! We don't have those here, and I cannot tell you how glad I am for that.
I found your thread when looking for scratch built rigs for motivation, and I just read all 22 pages in one go.
You did very nice work - and just what I needed to see someone doing (and succeeding at).
So kudos, and best of luck with it once you hit the trail.
|01-16-2016 06:44 PM|
|INDIANAJEEPER||Nice build I wish I had the room to take on a build like that.|
|01-14-2016 12:00 AM|
Yeah, It might be there till the weekend. Hopefully your garage has a weekly rate
Thanks for taking it to get smogged. Now its time to get her ready for KOH. What a better maiden voyage
EDIT: I know you used it to pick up on high school chicks, so I think we're even.
|01-13-2016 01:22 AM|
|FordFascist||Look what showed up at my house. But apparently it passes smog and displaced my Super Duty for a night|
|01-07-2016 12:44 PM|
|01-05-2016 12:42 AM|
|01-04-2016 10:38 PM|
|01-04-2016 10:38 PM|
I can't believe how much more I have to do...
I hopefully fixed the EVAP Leak. I just flooded the Electrical Plugs on the pump with some Moto Seal. Kind of like gasket maker, but dries pretty hard. The JB Weld cracked on the filler neck, I think I applied it to thin. I coated it with Moto Seal as well, should hold at least till I get it smogged.
RockTard came over and helped me with some stuff.
I built a light bar. Probably overkill 1 1/2" .120. I cut and welded the factory mounting tabs to the new bar. Total weight with lights 29lbs!
(2) 20" Dual Row 7w Phillips from SideTracked Offroad here on pirate. Lifetime Warranty! I'm also in this pic, I'm figuring out a front Winch Mount/ Bumper. I have this new 12K Mile Marker, but I'm not sure if I want to run it.
I had him custom make them with the centers Flood, and the outside Spot. Each one has 36 7w LED's and put out 15,100 Raw Lumens. So I should have enough light for night wheeling. Also, in this pic, I'm taking measurements for extending the cowl.
I have to remake the support tube, The one I made was way to long
RockTard also helped me get the side templates made up. Using straight cuts of paper board makes everything easier!
Perfect fit both sides, first try I had to reorder Rivnuts so, I'll wait till I get the panels fully mounted to mark out and trim the wheel openings.
|01-03-2016 01:18 PM|
On your windshield, did you oversize the holes in the Lexan? Reason I ask is that when it sits in the sun and warms up, it will "grow". Tight fitting bolts will cause problems with spider webbing around the holes and eventually bigger problems.
Great build by the way. Enjoy it.
|01-03-2016 12:16 AM|
^ That is exactly what I did, good call! I pulled the vent line to the tank and I probably over pressurized the system. I turned it down to about 4-5psi. I hope I didn't blow out the seals, I read during test, it only tests at about .25psi.
Looks like the filler neck is still leaking I checked, it's not the Gas Cap. It also looks like the electric connectors on the Fuel Pump Assembly are leaking, not sure how to deal with that one.
Odd thing, I erased the code, and I can't get it to come back.
|01-02-2016 07:22 PM|
|gmcxt||If you had a trust worthy pressure regulator you might be able to put 5psi of shop air into the system pre Purge solenoid. Then work your way back and spray down system with soap and water. You may have to jumper wire the vent Solenoid Shut.|
|01-02-2016 12:44 PM|
I'm loosing a little motivation. My vacation is almost over and I haven't been able to smog it yet
Here are some pics of my exhaust that I put together. It works pretty well. Flow master sounds like a wet fart, wish I would of saved the $90 bucks and just run a straight pipe
Here is the front section. It clamps to the Y that is below the front of the engine. Piping is 2 1/2" to the Cat, and then 2 1/4" after the Cat.
Hard to tell, but I was able to raise the exhaust about 1 1/2" higher than from the factory.
I used these pieces to make the after cat section. 2 1/4" 180, FlowMaster Super 44 Center 2 1/4" In & Out.
It also clamps in.
Everything clears well, and I think I can still fit a Sway Bar. I still need to add one more rear hanger.
Also, I replaced the Clutch Master and Slave Cylinder. I wasn't getting full clutch disengagement, so I figured a bad master. Luckily I was able to remove the whole system together, which made bench bleeding it much easier. Parts are from RockAuto. RhinoPac items look high quality, hopefully they hold up.
|01-02-2016 12:23 PM|
|01-01-2016 08:57 PM|
|jpthng||Hot damn. Came together nicely and I'm borrowing your windshield idea. Curious as to how wide the deck of your trailer is?|
|01-01-2016 07:42 PM|
|vova||Hay saw you at Summit store the other day. Jeep is looking good!|
|12-31-2015 12:17 PM|
|over's tj||If you haven't replaced gas cap yet I'd rule that out.|
|12-31-2015 05:52 AM|
You know anyone with a smoke machine? A very small leak is hard to visually see but is do able. There's a company called ATS who makes a CO2 leak detection system called Bullseye.
|12-30-2015 12:08 PM|
|Dookey||I'm laughing because you can look through your glove box compartment and see outside.|
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