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05-26-2015 08:03 AM
Diablo169 I didn't get to much done this weekend, but I did make some progress on the front end. I have not started on the floor yet, I figure I'd get the cage completed first. I did buy the 14ga Sheer and 30" Brake, so I'll have the tools when I get around to it.

Its getting roomy up there! I finish welded most of the front, and added two fender/ shock hoop support bars. I also removed the Bumper Plate. I realized I didn't leave myself enough room to get to the winch mounting bolts, so I'm going to have to make something removable. I'll worry about that later though. Surprisingly the Grill Assembly weighs in at 48.6lbs!





I also trimmed the hood to fit.


I've been using a digital Crane Scale to see what various items weigh. Wheels and tires came it right where I figured they would, 200lbs! That's 800lbs of tires! I think I'll leave the spare at home.



Note to self, Mobile Imgur is aweful!
05-19-2015 09:54 PM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by MichaelMaxim View Post
What's your frame rail height off the ground. Is it sitting at ride height now?
Right now it is nowhere near ride height. Rear is 2" low, and front is like 5" too high. I haven't really decided how I'm going to have it sit. I'm thinking 7" up travel in front and maybe 5.5" in the rear to give it that BroCal fast look.

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Originally Posted by tjjared413 View Post
this is where i had the same issue! keep at it and it will all work out!
Thanks A little here, a little there, as long as I keep moving forward.
05-19-2015 10:51 AM
tjjared413
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Originally Posted by Diablo169 View Post
Im trying not to loose motivation. I've torn the front end apart to start finish welding.
this is where i had the same issue! keep at it and it will all work out!
05-19-2015 10:39 AM
MichaelMaxim What's your frame rail height off the ground. Is it sitting at ride height now?
05-18-2015 09:24 PM
Diablo169 Im trying not to loose motivation. I've torn the front end apart to start finish welding. I'm kind of avoiding the floor at the moment. To begin the floor, I need to pick up a nibbler from Harbor Freight.

All blown apart. Also gone is the front hitch, FordFacist agreed it looked bad. I still need to cap it.



05-10-2015 11:18 PM
Diablo169 ^Thanks, yeah we'll see how long my lowers last, I'm guessing not to long.

My backordered RuffStuff parts came in, so I was able to finish up the rear. I added a trailer hitch and some shackle mounts. I also have been doing a bunch of finish welding on the chassis as well as adding bracing and such.





I think the weld is twice as stong as the metal it's welded to.


I got the rear axle painted and the links back in. I set it at ride height.

I took a bunch of pics so here's a few.








05-07-2015 09:54 PM
tjjared413 Roof looks great and btw I run 2x .1/2 wall lowers and they are bent after one season If I rem right they are like 33" long I'll be going aluminum next winter
05-07-2015 09:33 PM
Diablo169 I'm trying to put in a little bit of time each night. Getting home after 7 makes it hard. I put in a little over an hour and I got some roof bars in. I decided to keep it simple. I took 10 pics, but almost all were blurry

Nice and simple to protect my head from a pointy rock when I roll.





This was one of my ideas to keep with the zig zag theme.

05-07-2015 09:32 PM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by MichaelMaxim View Post
They look sweet. I'm doing the same for my lowers in 2" quarter wall DOM as well. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Thanks I'm a little worried about them bending seeing that my LCA's are so long. If I do bend them, I'll be moving to Stage 2 quickly, bypass shocks and RuffStuff Trailing Arms

05-07-2015 07:19 AM
MichaelMaxim They look sweet. I'm doing the same for my lowers in 2" quarter wall DOM as well. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
05-06-2015 09:13 PM
Diablo169 Still nothing too photo worthy. The rear of 80 Proof is looking pretty sweet, but I want to wait for some back-ordered parts from Ruff Stuff till I post the pics.

It took a long time to re-tap all 4 Lower Link Bungs. I think each one had 2" of thread. I wanted to take it easy so I didn't damage my $150 of 1 1/4-12 LH & RH Taps. After they were tapped and cleaned I added some anti-seize and screwed in the Heims.

I got the rear links welded and added a nice coat of Sunrise Red

Rear Lowers: 2"-.250-44" / 21.4lbs
Rear Uppers: 1.75"-.250-36" / 14.1lbs



05-06-2015 09:13 PM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by MichaelMaxim View Post
What's your single pass method consist of for your links? I am about to start mine in about a week or two. Interested in hearing how you did it unless its an ancient Chinese secret. In that case
I set my Miller 175 to 4.7 Volts and 5 for Speed, and roll the tubing with my left hand and weld basically on the side of the tubing. I seem to have pretty good coordination with having to reposition my left hand and continue welding with the right.

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Originally Posted by Tazer15 View Post
Looks great man! A 5.9 was in my plan from the get go did the research had it all planned out.The day before I was leaving to go pick up the donor truck was doing some more reading and found out jeep changed the plugs in 04.Mine being an 05 the Backwoods offroad wiring harness nor the DIY approach would work.I called around no one seemed to want to do it and the one that said they would was going to cost me $$$$$.Its bothered me for 2 yrs now I thought about just using the Dodge harness, PCM, gauges etc but im terrible with wiring no clue what id be getting into.
Yeah I should have a pretty straight forward swap being that the donor and my TJ have the same computer system. I think I'll get the same enjoyment out of the 5.9 as I would with a 5.7 Hemi, or LM4 5.3, and be cheaper and more straight forward of a swap, seeing that I'm trying to keep it CA legal, and that I'm reusing the factory dash. Hot Rod Magazine said that the Magnum 5.9 was the easiest 400hp they've ever made, so it can't be to bad Article here: 5.9L Magnum Engine - Make Mine A 5.9

bjordan - Nice link welds, I saw those in your thread
05-05-2015 09:47 PM
Tazer15 Looks great man! A 5.9 was in my plan from the get go did the research had it all planned out.The day before I was leaving to go pick up the donor truck was doing some more reading and found out jeep changed the plugs in 04.Mine being an 05 the Backwoods offroad wiring harness nor the DIY approach would work.I called around no one seemed to want to do it and the one that said they would was going to cost me $$$$$.Its bothered me for 2 yrs now I thought about just using the Dodge harness, PCM, gauges etc but im terrible with wiring no clue what id be getting into.
04-29-2015 08:48 AM
bjordan
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Originally Posted by MichaelMaxim View Post
What's your single pass method consist of for your links? I am about to start mine in about a week or two. Interested in hearing how you did it unless its an ancient Chinese secret. In that case
Here is what I did for what its worth. Made a simple v-notched bench to support the tube and had a helper spin it for me. Put a big pair of channel locks on the other end and helper turned it 360* while I sat there and burned in the links with a C weave pattern. Sorry for the hijack.
04-29-2015 04:14 AM
MichaelMaxim What's your single pass method consist of for your links? I am about to start mine in about a week or two. Interested in hearing how you did it unless its an ancient Chinese secret. In that case
04-28-2015 10:14 PM
Diablo169 I've been getting a lot of non-photo worthy stuff done. Here are some pics of the bigger stuff I've completed.

I was able to get the hood mounted up. I still need to build my grill supports. The grill will be mounted to the front grill hoop. I will not be using the factory grill supports that run back to the firewall. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the cowl.

Hood Brackets burned in.


Factory brackets used.


Doesn't seem like much, but it was a relief to have the hood mounted.


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I finished re-welding the rear lower links, but the bungs warped pretty bad, and I couldn't thread in the Heims. Luckily I have a 1-1/4-12 Right Hand Tap, unfortunately I also needed a Left Hand Tap Still waiting for it to come in. Ordered off eBay $68

Old weld ground down and cleaned.


Bummer, at least I know I burned them in hot. After re tapping the Heims threaded in nice and easy, snug with no slop.


Once I re-tap the LH Threads on the Lower Links, they'll be ready for some Rust-Oleum Sunrise Red
04-22-2015 10:13 PM
Diablo169 Doing some rear link work. I'm switching out the 1.75 x.120 DOM wall upper links for some 1.75 x .250 wall DOM. Not sure if I need the heavy wall tubing, but I figure now I won't have to worry about them. Also, I wanted to redo the welds. I found a new method a few years ago, and I feel very confident that my new welding process will hold up very well.



Getting ready for welding. I know the plug welds don't do much as far as strength, but it works well for locking the bungs in place and pre heating the metal.



All burned in, one single pass





Here is a pic of my lower link weld. I'm going to grind the weld down and redo them. When I did the lower links I used a tac tac ish method of a bunch of 3/4" welds. They held up fine on my previous build, but I want to redo them with my single pass method.

04-22-2015 10:13 PM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by over's tj View Post
Just put my order in similar to yours, Thanks. I've had good luck cleaning parts with Simple Green but every once in a while I get that mystery weld contamination.

Lovin the look of that beast! Almost a shame to add rear body panels or paint
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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet View Post
Any reason you don't use Naptha or Toluene?

Rig is looking good
Thanks for the ideas, and complements

I've heard Simple green works well. I was thinking thinners might leave a residue that might be bad to breath if welding after cleaning.

I think my flap disc picked up some of my cutting oil, and I was contaminating everything I was trying to clean. I got new cutting fluid from Roark Supply that I think does better with welding, "Contains EP agents for anti-weld protection" Does that mean you can weld over it?
04-21-2015 11:50 AM
sleepsontoilet Any reason you don't use Naptha or Toluene?

Rig is looking good
04-20-2015 10:30 PM
over's tj Just put my order in similar to yours, Thanks. I've had good luck cleaning parts with Simple Green but every once in a while I get that mystery weld contamination.

Lovin the look of that beast! Almost a shame to add rear body panels or paint
04-20-2015 09:22 PM
Diablo169 Care if I "Bump" my own thread.

80 Proof is looking pretty sweet right now! I'm glad I put the tires back on to give me some more motivation to finish.







Ride height

04-20-2015 10:40 AM
Diablo169 So I've been having a slight issue with weld contamination. I think it's coming from my cutting oil. I started taking smaller pieces to my kitchen to wash them with soapy water, and it seems to fix the problem, until I got caught...

Wifey: Awe thanks for doing the dishes.
Me: Oh, I'm just washing my parts, we have a dishwasher for the dishes.
Wifey: Parts?
Me: I've been having weld contamination so I'm cleaning the parts before I weld them.
Wifey: Oh, so you don't want to contaminate your work, but you're okay contaminating my kitchen?

Needless to say, I ended up doing the dishes. Edit: It didn't help that I was using her SOS Pad.

Here are the pieces I was washing. Parts for the upper bump brackets. I hope to have the bump mounts finished later today.



I also got my coilovers all cleaned up and ready. I took off the triple rate kit along with the 0lb tender coil. I'm starting with 1/2" preload. Once I get the rear bumps all configured, I'm going make the permanent rear upper links, and then get the rear end all put back together.

Specs: 16" Fox, PAC 16"x100 over 18"x150


04-20-2015 10:40 AM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by over's tj View Post
Good timing on Cutoff Wheels and Flap Discs, I'm on the site now shopping. Can't tell what ones you got. What ones were you happy with? Thanks
Here is a copy of my order. I currently don't own a plasma cutter, so its lots of torching and cutoff wheeling, followed by flap disking.
04-19-2015 06:21 PM
over's tj Good timing on Cutoff Wheels and Flap Discs, I'm on the site now shopping. Can't tell what ones you got. What ones were you happy with? Thanks
04-17-2015 07:18 PM
Diablo169
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Originally Posted by dspin View Post
There's a JD32 with a 1.75" 180 and hydro mount (just need an air over hydro hbf ram) at my mountain house, you can borrow it for as long as you want if you need a bender.
I might hit you up this weekend. I'll donate the air ram for being able to use it. Thanks man

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Originally Posted by CarolinaWheeling View Post
I'm happy to see that straight six in there!
Well, for the time being, lol! I think for now it will suit my needs. 5.38s, 4.3 Atlas, I think I'll be fine for trail riding.

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On a side note, I received a package from roarksupply.com

I Can't believe I got all this to my door for $95!

(11) 1/4" Grinding Wheels
(10) 60grit Flap Discs
(10) 80grit Flap Discs
(20) .045 Flat Cutoff Wheels
(20) .045 Depressed Cutoff Wheels
(1) Quart of cutting fluid
(1) 1" Step Drill Bit



I previously did a small order to test them out. The cutoff Wheels and Flap Discs have been working awesome!
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