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06-25-2015 08:20 PM
spidr It is kind of weird seeing newbs drag up old threads and give guys shit.......

Originally Posted by gavan View Post
Still sceeping along huh?

This has me fucking howling.
06-25-2015 08:11 PM
TAWL_BOY I have another stock tug too. It'll be a mild build.
06-25-2015 03:58 PM
Jeepin87 Yeah life happens, sold mine because I had a kid...then wound up with another tug in stock form. It'll be built more as a truck than an off-road rig though.
06-25-2015 08:09 AM
Pleasant Lake Pirate I was a little harsh, I understand life gets in the way and toys lose priority. but this is pirate and we got an update. glad you still have it!

Just because I dont post, doesn't mean I haven't read hundreds of build threads
06-25-2015 06:32 AM
gavan Still sceeping along huh?
06-25-2015 06:03 AM
TAWL_BOY That's what I like to hear.

The main reason this is stalled, is I moved over 2 years ago with the intention on building a shop on my property.
The city has to finish a drainage project before I can and they're way behind.

The CJ10's parked out at my dad's place over 100 miles away, and I've got my 73 Bronco in my small 2 car garage.
06-25-2015 12:07 AM
Diablo169 I've been seeing a lot of random new posts from people that have been members for a while with really low post count. I wonder what's going on, summer trolls I guess.

Glad to hear it's just on the back burner. Hopefully I can get my project to running status then I can start working on interior accessories, ie audio
06-24-2015 09:09 PM
TAWL_BOY Didn't fail. Started a business and put all my money into it.

So this project is on the back burner.
06-24-2015 08:05 PM
Pleasant Lake Pirate Another failed build
10-17-2013 01:05 PM
TAWL_BOY Seals-it
10-17-2013 10:39 AM
Mopartyson What do you plan to do for front inner axle tube seals?
10-08-2013 04:01 AM
TAWL_BOY It's currently on the back burner.

I picked up a clean 73 Bronco that I've been daily driving and slowly upgrading. Plus from May till August I was on crutches from a knee reconstruction.

Plus the shop it is currently being stored in had someone brake a key off in the lock and I haven't had a chance to get that taken care of.
10-07-2013 11:47 AM
Jeepin87 Any more progress? I just finished reversing the front springs and little trimming to fit 42 rockers.

More man, more!
04-18-2013 05:50 PM
TAWL_BOY OK. I'm about to start jammin' on this thing.

I need to be out on the trails with meetin' you guys and showin' off our product.
01-16-2013 05:26 AM
TAWL_BOY I kinda have rig ADD. I have been slowly fixing up a 79 Cherokee for a daily driver.

I'll my time and money has been involved in getting our speaker enclosures from paper to the shelf in the shop.


I've also moved and don't have room for it here. It's about 40 miles away in a friends warehouse. I hope to get to it fairly soon. The second I can swing it, I'm building a shop at my new place and things should speed up.
01-15-2013 11:13 PM
MNtal and then...
03-20-2012 07:53 PM
TAWL_BOY I kinda put it back together to see how everything sat.

I cut about 1.5" off the temp tube supports between the rear axle frame. It's still got a little bit of a bull dog stance. But I can easily adjust the rear shocks for whatever height I want.

It's been so long since I narrowed the axle, but I might need wheels spacers. I might have a some contact when flexing.
03-19-2012 07:24 PM
TAWL_BOY Got another tire mounted and threw the grill and fender back on.

The driver side tire has a bad valve stem. I'm pretty pissed. I don't want to break it back down.
03-16-2012 10:15 PM
TAWL_BOY I ran out of 3/16", but I had a bunch of 1/8". So I borrowed a 1" dimple die and redid the front hangers by scabbing 1/8" over 1/8".

I think this shackle angle's about right for as flat as this springs sit under weight.

I might go with a slightly longer shackle.

It's sitting much lower.

Moving the hangers slightly closer together brought it down even more.

I'm gonna have to notch the frame to clear the tie rods at full bump.
03-15-2012 04:18 PM
Crank Awesome build. I'm enjoying watching the progress.
02-25-2012 03:49 PM
TAWL_BOY Cut out the frame to fit a piece of 4" tube

I really like my SWAG plasma circle cutter guide.

Capped the tube

Like a glove

This oughta do what I needed

-I'm not gonna weld up the shackle hangers until I have the axle back under it and weight on the springs. Just incase I need to move the shackle pivot point to change caster or shackle angle.
02-19-2012 07:32 PM
DutchVDub It'll never work, you can't have the shackle in the front. It'll cause the hole rig to explode.

That thing is awesome man, I like how the front bumper/crossmember turned out.
02-18-2012 05:00 PM
jpfrk2001 Really looking good man!! Wondered what was going on.
02-18-2012 04:40 PM
TAWL_BOY I got my plasma back!

I capped the frame rails

Later I decided to trim down the front rails

I had to tack up another brace and remove the original to be able to be able to trim the rails back to were they stop necking down.

Boxed it in with 1/8"

Tacked up with winch mount

I will box in the angled parts of the winch mount to stiffen it up.

Made shackle hanger 4" higher that original setup

01-28-2012 01:53 PM
TAWL_BOY I've been busy knocking out my commercial pilots license and I left my plasma cutter at my dad's place over Christmas, so I've been waitin' on a chance to make a trip down.
And I've been tearing apart my Cherokee.

More DE-struction.

Temporarily braced the frame rails

Hack off the front of the frame

I used a miss-broke bumper shell I'd been hangin' on to for the front crossmember winch mount.

I ran out of skinny wheels. I miss my plasma cutter.
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