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Old 07-10-2002, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are some pics of the some of the new tube work.
From the side we gained about 3" over all in body length.
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rear shocks are Bilstiens and the its been narrowed about 18"
The majority of the tube is 2"x.120 and we reused the stock fuel tank, not to mention we reused the stock filler neck.
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Pic of the rear shock hoop
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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From the front you can see we narrowed the body by about 13"
We also did away with the Rocksliders and did a tappered rock pannle that works as a slider.
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That thing looks PHAT dawg
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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man that looks sweet!!!! and apparently it works good too! i do think it would look better if the white side pannels came up and angled down and followed the lines of the tube beside the seats on each side. just my op though. what springs do you run? yj's? do you have a front on view? do run a shackle reversal in the front?thanks.
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That sure has changed a lot since TDS! Looks
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The body pannles are kind of a first, there made to be changed quick and cheap. It wouldn't take much to change any of the body work.

The rear springs are 3" XJ's put on backwards so that they off set the rear center pin by 4" and the front has Yj's.
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Looks really good. How do you feel about the way it all worked?
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Worked well, needs deaper gears and some tires. As for the suspension and the wheel base I think I'm going to run it for a while and see. No changes come to mind as of yet.
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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fatkid, I saw you up at the litl sluce and you rig looks great. I was talking to the guy that drives the shafer rig Mike I think and he told me all about it. Nice work, I am new to the samy thing but very old to the fab thing and yours turned out real nice! Have fun!
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thanks Did you see me go through Lil Sluice, it wasn't pretty.
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thanks Did you see me go through Lil Sluice, it wasn't pretty.
Rig looks great Fattie .

Did you flop it in the box??
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Old 07-10-2002, 10:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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No, the box was really chewed up and the lil 33"s where just getting swallowed! I ran it but it wasn't smooth.
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Fatkid don't worry I saw you and I assume it wasn't your best but keep in mind that Lance went in and did not come out in his normal cat walk time eather. I pulled up and just parked after checking it out real well then decided to just build a rig like schafers to play with rather then bust up the EB.
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Old 07-10-2002, 11:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Man that thing is looking great! What are you thinking about doing for gears? How well did the xj springs flex?
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Everyone's overlooking the big question... how do you make mud flaps look good on that thang?
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I want to put it back on the street, if we do were thinking of using half of one of those kidie pools for each of the tires.
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Man that thing is looking great! What are you thinking about doing for gears? How well did the xj springs flex?
We've got some extra special stuff on schedual for the gearing, however it's top secrete until it's done.

As for the Suspension, it's trick! The XJ's flex like mad with the springs inboard, almost to much so we had to change the springs to 3" lift springs with the clamps still on. We also had use a really awsome shock (Bilstien 5100 Coilovers) in order to get rid of the masive body roll. With the Bilstiens and the inboard springs it flexs well ( @1100 on a 27*) but is still stable enough to side hill. We feel that it's set up well for a variety of wheeling.
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do i smell toy cases? what meats are you gonna stick under it? more pics
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Looks great Fatty Your takin' that to SOR right? I need a closer look at the awsome tube work.
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Looks good. Almost makes me want to stay leafs all around. I assume the XJ's are the same length as the YJ's? I need some new springs and it's getting real hard to find stock YJ's anymore now that everyone is buying TJ's and lifting them.
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how do you get the beer cooler out?
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Looks good. See ya at the Hammers in a few weeks?
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