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Old 06-09-2016, 07:55 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Do you have any close up pictures of how you redid your body mounts after the boatsides.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:01 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Do you have any close up pictures of how you redid your body mounts after the boatsides.
I cut out all of the body mounts and welded the body directly to the chassis once the tubing was in. You can see on the exterior pics that the tubing at the firewall and along the side at the top of the boat side is welded to the body. I also welded the floor under the front seats to the tubing using some sheetmetal. You can see examples of that in the trans tunnel photos I posted. The body is solid on the tubing and I don't see any issues other than it not being removable from the frame at this point. Hope this helps.
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Yes it does. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:37 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Update. I lost my old login info and didn't feel like messing with trying to revive it so I made a new login. In regards to the Jeep, I've made some progress lately and things are looking good.

Trans tunnel is complete. Added a mount for the t-case shifters that worked out pretty good. Will be easy to install/remove if needed and easy to make adjustments on the fly as well.
Boatsides are complete.
Fuel filter mount is complete.
Electrical panel mounts and ground studs are installed under the hood.
Last 4 tube gussets are made. Need to weld them in this week along with some tube caps that need to be installed.
Next up after this is paint!



Boatsides in process


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Last 4 tube gussets that took way too long to fit.

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:50 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Getting closer. I decided to add some extra bracing in the chassis and have only worked on it a couple days since my last update. Also decided to ditch my tube fender and grill hoop idea and built a stinger tied into the engine cage instead. Just need to make it removable now. I've got a couple more tubes next to the seats to add then work on some small welding details before I tear it down for paint.


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Old 09-12-2016, 06:03 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:27 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Not a lot of progress lately, but I have made some. I finished up the removable front stinger, added some small door bars to brace that section of the chassis, completed the fuel cell mount with tie down straps, and cut a hole in the top/drilled holes for the fuel pump assembly.










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Old 10-17-2016, 10:29 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Besides that I spent 12 days in Europe on vacation, then got home and have been working on making a stand alone electric fan kit. I've got quite a few friends with Jeeps so I tried to make one that fit all of our needs for simplicity and efficiency in putting the kits together. It works for any Jeep CJ, YJ, and TJ with the 2.4, 2.5, 4.0, or 4.2 engines utilizing the Volvo fan/relay combo and is easily retrofitted if/when we make engine upgrades to LS engines. Was a fun little project that got put first in line on my priority list since one of my buddies was needing it to get his Jeep going again.




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That's pretty cool. Gonna be selling kits or??
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That's pretty cool. Gonna be selling kits or??
I could. I have all the tooling to make them now (There are some custom parts and machining involved). How much interest would there be in a kit like this?
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:03 PM   #87 (permalink)
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I managed to get some time to work on the Jeep a bit more this past weekend. I finished up mounting the skid plate with tabs on the topside. There are no bolt head hanging down the way that I did it, so my belly will be completely smooth. I finished out the fuel cell mount with straps, finish welded all tube caps on the chassis, and cut/welded 2 of my 4 steering arms. The tubing that I received for the steering arms was too short for the passenger side, but I should have some longer pieces late this week to finish that up. Other than that, I just need to weld a couple more braces in for the rear shocks and add hood pin mounts and I'll be ready for paint!!! It's been a long time coming.

Also, just for fun, I mounted up a tire for the first time in a long time. I think I captured the stance I was shooting for.



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This is a pic I stole from the Super Duty 60 thread, but I'm planning on getting my hands on some Ouverson shafts for this thing. This pic shows 44 spline inners I believe, but mine will need to be 35 spline inners. It looks from the pic that Ouverson machined the OD of the yokes to fit through the hole in the knuckle for installation without removing it, but I'll have to confirm whether or not my assumption is correct.

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I'm digging it, let's go monster truckin.

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Old 11-07-2016, 07:47 AM   #90 (permalink)
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More pics. Finish welded everything on Saturday and tore it down to prep for paint. Took about 1 hr from start to finish on tear down. Added a couple extra braces for the rear shocks, and welded out any welds that were not accessible with it assembled. Also, I heated/bent the trans shifter to clear the dash. The pic you see is from before I bent it. The yellow lines are where I ended up putting the bends in. I need to remove the hood and windshield frame, but broke my torx bit so have to get another one to get these items taken off. Should be able to have it fully prepped this week so I can paint it next weekend.









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Old 12-08-2016, 07:07 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Is that just primer or are you going for the albino look? (Axles and all...lol). Nice work!!


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Old 12-09-2016, 04:25 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Is that just primer or are you going for the albino look? (Axles and all...lol). Nice work!!


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That's just the primer. I got it painted last night. The whole thing will be gloss black. Thank you!
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Besides that I spent 12 days in Europe on vacation, then got home and have been working on making a stand alone electric fan kit. I've got quite a few friends with Jeeps so I tried to make one that fit all of our needs for simplicity and efficiency in putting the kits together. It works for any Jeep CJ, YJ, and TJ with the 2.4, 2.5, 4.0, or 4.2 engines utilizing the Volvo fan/relay combo and is easily retrofitted if/when we make engine upgrades to LS engines. Was a fun little project that got put first in line on my priority list since one of my buddies was needing it to get his Jeep going again.



I did the same thing for mine, used a 40a circuit breaker instead of a relay. Might switch it out, I think it draws current constantly. Also thinking about placing a temp switch in my circuit, it's wired to a 3 way manual switch at the moment.

What temp switch did you use? The BMW one or another? We've had problems with them melting open. Also, your 30a red hot wire looks a little small for that load, we melted a couple using the smaller 16 ga wire. Moved to 10 and 12 gauge and now we're just fine. Maybe you have a different setup though, can't tell what's in the black box.

Rig looks good, can't wait to see it done.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:55 PM   #98 (permalink)
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I did the same thing for mine, used a 40a circuit breaker instead of a relay. Might switch it out, I think it draws current constantly. Also thinking about placing a temp switch in my circuit, it's wired to a 3 way manual switch at the moment.

What temp switch did you use? The BMW one or another? We've had problems with them melting open. Also, your 30a red hot wire looks a little small for that load, we melted a couple using the smaller 16 ga wire. Moved to 10 and 12 gauge and now we're just fine. Maybe you have a different setup though, can't tell what's in the black box.

Rig looks good, can't wait to see it done.
I used the BMW dual temp switch. The power wire for this is 4 gauge up to the fuse, which is a mega fuse (black box mentioned above), then a 10 gauge power wire to the fan from there. The Volvo fan relay assembly is powered by a 10 gauge wire from the factory, so I made sure that I used the same size wire at minimum, and no longer than what the factory originally used since the longer your wire is, the larger diameter it has to be to carry the same amount of amperage safely.

Thanks for the compliments.

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Old 12-16-2016, 07:58 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Coming along nicely! I really dig the engine cage. Its amazing what you accomplish in a small garage!
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