|Yesterday 07:18 PM|
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!
|Yesterday 03:53 AM|
|CarolinaWheeling||I'm happy to see that straight six in there!|
|04-16-2015 11:07 AM|
|dspin||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.|
|04-15-2015 09:41 PM|
I've been pretty sick, again, but I got out into the garage and finished up the lower rear bump pads. I think they came out fast looking.
I still need to clean them up ans add some paint.
I also got my rear springs, thanks Heimaster80! I figure its a good in between combined rate for when I'm trail loaded, or when I'm empty.
MtnYota build a pretty advanced spring rate calculator on excel that works pretty awesome.
PAC 16x100 Uppers
PAC 18x150 Lowers
|04-13-2015 09:33 PM|
I might hit you up to bend me a few pieces of tube to finish the back of my exo this summer
|04-13-2015 07:16 PM|
Part 2: Pro Fender Rear Bump Stops
Well I would have got them much sooner, but the 3rd Party FedEx miss shipped them, and the driver swore I received them, Sounded a little sketchy to me.
I ordered 3", but I'm going to swap them out with my fronts that are 4". So I'll have 3" bumps up front, and 4" in the rear.
I was displeased at first, the cans had changed from the ones I got for the fronts. They were sand blasted and covered in oil. I washed them with warm soapy water and then dried them. I realized that since they were sand blasted I didn't have to grind off the mill scale, so win win for me.
Axle cleaned up, Pinion set to right angle at ride height, and then axle was raised to full bump.
Damn I'm getting good, same bend first try thanks to Swag Press Brake
Oh yeah Now I got rear bumps! Much more bracing to come for both the can and bump pad.
This is my "jump" simulation.
|04-13-2015 07:16 PM|
Part 1 of my weekend update: Skid-plate (EDIT: Awe man, I posted small pics )
This skid-plate has been a complete pain in the ass! I've been messing with it for years now. Well I think it's about 90% done. I should have just added 2" below the frame, built in the link mounts into the extenson, and then just run a flat bottom. Oh well live and learn. It's completed and I can instal it by myself in less than 5 minutes.
Top is almost fully welded, I've capped off the tube ends, just didn't get pics. Also you can see the mounts.
Here the mounts are mocked in place.
Here is the tranny mount installed, I'm probably going to safety wire the bolts to keep them from backing out, thanks FordFascist for the idea.
Bottom is all welded up. I tripped the thermal cutoff on my welder
All mounted up.
Looks pretty cool from the front.
Here is where I still need to do some work. I'm going to remove the Nutsert mounts, sleeve the frame and run verticle 3/4" bolts. I think it will be plenty strong. No links are attached to the skidplate.
|04-13-2015 07:15 PM|
I hope to have this thing done by this summer. I got a hall pass from the wifey, hahaha, actually I think she wants me to get it done, that way I can start on remodeling the bathrooms and kitchen.
|04-04-2015 09:57 PM|
Your dad is classic. Has some good stories for sure...
You going to get the jeep done this summer?
|04-04-2015 09:34 PM|
He's quite a conversationalist, sorry if he talked your ear off.
|04-02-2015 07:23 PM|
|vova||Nice build! Your pops just gave me the link to the build. I live next door to him.|
|03-30-2015 10:41 PM|
Having a shop and space to work in has really allowed me to step up my game. A few more tools, and I think I could start turning out some killer fab work. Finding time however, is another issue.
|03-30-2015 09:31 PM|
Dude, you got some MAD FAB skills ! Looks awesome, only wished mine looked 1/2 as good as what you got going there !
|03-26-2015 10:54 PM|
Well I've been sick but today after work I felt a little better so I tried to finish up my skid plate. I didn't finish it, but I got a good amount accomplished.
Here is the original cut out along with the piece I bent up on my new Swag Press Brake Entire skid is made out of 3/16" plate, and like everything else, it is pretty heavy
New cut to make room for the driveshaft.
I have no clue how I got this piece to fit so perfect on the first try.
All pieces tacked in. Not sure what I'm going to do with the oval holes
Here it is installed. I made spacers out of 1"x2"x.120 wall. they are sandwiched between the frame and skid. Spacing the Skid Plate down an inch allows me to lower the transmission and T-Case to give me a little better rear driveshaft angle. I can always remove them if I don't like them.
I changed to clocking on the case up a few degrees. I think I can drop it down to the next option and then end up with an even better front driveshaft angle.
|03-26-2015 10:54 PM|
|03-15-2015 06:42 PM|
|over's tj||Forgot.. your parting out that Ram still, do have the left front turn/park light pod?|
|03-15-2015 06:40 PM|
Box/back tubes looks better now, although I thought it was real nice before.
Glad you're back working on it!
|03-15-2015 03:01 PM|
great build...will def be keeping up on your progress
anxious to see your impressions/experience w/ the 5.9
|03-14-2015 09:23 PM|
Every once and a while something will just bug the hell out of me until I finish it. My most recent case was the rear of the buggy including the Tool Box. I really wanted to run the box, but didn't really like how it looked back there. So I decided to bring out the sawzall and cut the rear cross-member out to build an extension to better fit the box.
I frenched in the bend section of the rear into 2" square tubing in order to square off the trunk area of the Jeep. I ABSOLUTELY hated it! So much so I almost threw in the towel for the day. I hated how it looked being completely square.
So I did something I normally don't do, and I got a second opinion. The wifey really pulled through on this one. I showed her a few pics of my Jeep throughout the build, and then we went out to the garage and looked at it. within a minute she says, "If you don't like it square, why don't you just move it inward a few inches and cut a few inches off." Brilliant! Absolutely saved the day. Two hours later I accomplished exactly what she suggested. I think it came out awesome, and looks much better. I've been re-motivated!
Cross-Member that I removed.
Squared off, it doesn't look to bad in this pic, but I hated it.
Finished rear. Funny how suddle changes can make a big difference.
Not finished yet. Still needs bracing and to be welded up.
Also, I got a new welding helmet. My $39 HF helmet was taking a shit, and I got tired of seeing spots. Quite an upgrade going to the Lincoln K3034-2. Huge screen and four sensors I think I got a good deal $280 local out the door If not, it is still an awesome tool to have.
|03-14-2015 09:23 PM|
I'll be happy if it comes in under 5k, minus trail gear. I figure I have 1000lbs of tires, probably around 1,300lbs of axles, and several hundred pounds of links. It's a trail beater so I figure a little extra strength is ok. Also, most of the bracing is .090 so a few pounds saved there, lol!
|03-10-2015 11:31 PM|
|sleepsontoilet||Looks well thought out to me, nice mods. Curious how big of a pig it'll end up being.|
|03-10-2015 09:38 PM|
I got the smog stuff mounted. Man I'm glad I checked Hood clearance before I drilled the mounting holes for the EVAP Can. I was going to mount it horizontal above the brake master, but it contacted the Hood. So my fancy go fast looking bracket I made for it is now hidden
Everything is moving along pretty smoothly. I got a lot of things accomplished that I really didn't want to do. I'm almost ready to start plumbing some lines. Before that I need to finish the skid plate and Trans Mount.
Here is the upper Can/ LDP (Leak Detection Pump) mount. I notched it to clear the hoses. 3/16" Flat Bar should hold it, I hope.
Looking up. The fastest Charcoal Canister in the west!
Not sure why, but this pic makes everything look scattered. In person it looks well laid out. Everything can be removed without disturbing other componients
|03-09-2015 09:04 PM|
^ Thank you!
I got the B pillar all finished up. Should be strong enough. (Awesome, Imgur now does Huge Thumbnails_
I also worked on the support for the pedal assembly. Not sure what went wrong, but my first attempt at Dimple Dies didn't go so well. I was trying it on 1/8". I think it was to thick, or the piece was to small. So I hammered it back flat, and welded it up. Still looks fast nonetheless
|03-08-2015 07:29 AM|
|jeep09||following, nice progress|
|03-07-2015 09:48 PM|
I got tired of working on the low reward stuff, electrical and smog. So I decided to cut and notch some tubing.
I've come to the realization that 80 Proof is going to roll, probably more than once. So, I wanted her to be able to take it like a rock bouncer. I'm not an engineer, though I do know a few. I figure a couple extra tubes won't hurt. I figure about 12 more small pieces and the cage should be done.
I can't believe my notcher is still working. Hurry up and DIE so I can buy a decent notcher!
First piece of tubing I've notched in over a year; I've still got it!
I added two bars on the lower area, and tacked one of the upper B Pillar support bars in.
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