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Old 02-04-2017, 03:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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6.2L of fury about to make its new home in the FJ.....now the real work begins. Time to get creative...



Gone is the stock framerail forward of the firewall. Designed new framerails in solidworks (3wall) as this is so much easier than working around teh stock framerail....cutting off all the brakets, cleaning it etc....

Then since the frame rail is in solidworks easy to keep modeling the crossmember abd laying everything out etc, etc, To say Jordan @Dertco is doing an amazing job is an understatement.





The crossmember might change a bit once I make the Engine plate and he finds a final position for the motor.




For now 550 (ish) horsepower sits quietly waiting it's turn.

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Old 02-04-2017, 03:51 PM   #52 (permalink)
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37's + uptravel means it was time to break out the sawzall and the plasmacutter. Gone os most of the rear end sheet metal and some of the quarter. Still keeping the framerail but putting a nice notch in there...... so pretty much #backhalfed . Trailer Products fiberglass (Race version/no gas cap) flares will be going over what's left of the side sheet. Not going be your ordinary FJ, not by a mile.....



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Gone is the front body mount (that most have to "chop" to fit large tires) The A-pillar cage downtube now comes down and got boxed into the frame. Providing a super solid foundation for the cage....not to mention nice solid connection to the body.

My wheelbase will be extended from stock, we stretching it as far as it will go in either direction and even with 37's they shouldn't come very close to this area anymore.

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Old 02-07-2017, 08:53 AM   #53 (permalink)
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This thing is looking good. Keep it up.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:12 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Glad to see your project is still alive. Looking very impressive. Good luck hope it turns out better than you expected.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:24 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Merry Christmas..... to me. The Kings are in....


14" stroke (front) King 2.5 coilovers with Finned reservoirs and 2.5" bumps !! More pieces to the puzzle






Rears are 16" King 2.5 coilovers with Finned reservoirs

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18" King 3.5 7 tube bypasses. These freaking things are HUGE. The picture dont do it justice.








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Old 03-21-2017, 03:56 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Cool build.

Sucks you have to start over with the suspension links.

On the old setup the short upper links and crazy long lower links looked like it would be an issue for the drive shaft. My guess was 16in of vertical travel before it would bind.

Your new drivetrain parts are bad ass but its a long setup on a short wheelbase.

Make sure they plan out your drive shaft. You might only get 16-18in of travel, You want to use all stages of the bypass tubes, you do not want to only use half of the shock travel and strap it. Might have to step down to a 10in shock if you stick with the huge motion ratio trailing arms.
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