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Old 03-14-2018, 08:21 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Swapmeet this weekend put a dent in the pocket book Picked up a set of spindles and a new set on 14" Fox 2.0's 7/8" shaft
Where is this kind of swap meet?!? I need to find one in South Carolina like this. Love what you're doing on this thing, wish I was 1/10th as good so I could try something on my YJ besides bolt on bologna or farming out the important welding.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:59 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Finally pulled the tub off my old frame to free up some space and start fitting. I'm like a damn squirrel and find the need to jump around or I get burnt out working on once thing. Not the greatest habit when it comes to making progress...

[IMG]IMG_20180312_165310542 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180312_165505922_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cut 4-1/4" out of rockers for slight boat side

[IMG]IMG_20180312_165842893_TOP by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180317_121541551 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180317_121610590 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180317_121550363 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

As of right now wheelbase is 102" and thats about as long as i think I'll go. Personally, much over that I think it sorta takes away from the look of a 5 and trying to keep it visually appealing as well as functional.

[IMG]IMG_20180319_143254253 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180319_145051872 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180320_162520031 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

The top of tub (rear corner) sits at 39.5" and ride height will be roughly 7" taller.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:40 AM   #53 (permalink)
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looking good!
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:07 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Great looking fab work. Love the ram mount, super clean
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:53 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Project FIGJAM

Why canít I see the pics in the latest post?

Edit: crap, just remembered that I can only see his pics on chrome with the photobucket fix
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:46 AM   #56 (permalink)
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dude your a badass. this is rig is comin along goooood!

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Old 03-23-2018, 09:33 PM   #57 (permalink)
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dude your a badass. this is rig is comin along goooood!

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Rimrock is calling both of us!!! Haha Can't wait to huck this thing up Blue Lake

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Old 03-24-2018, 06:46 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I appreciate that you still want it to look like a CJ-5. Like many of us my first real 4x4 was a CJ-5 and I think they look sweet.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:32 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Badass build!! I haven't wheeled Rimrock yet. Definitely on my list. Build on!!
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:22 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Fab work looks great! Cool to see more rigs being built around here. When do you think you will have it done?
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:26 AM   #61 (permalink)
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chassis is looking really good
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:27 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Fab work looks great! Cool to see more rigs being built around here. When do you think you will have it done?
Goal is to have it done by this coming deer season, October 1st is the plan. As I tell everyone, the actually "building" isn't the concern its funding everything

Glad everyone is enjoying the build! More progress should be posted rather soon.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:39 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Very cool it looks great.
Curious what is inside width of your front frame rails and square rails?
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:19 PM   #64 (permalink)
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So I kinda lied about update coming soon Got sidetracked with life which put posting on the back burner. Made some progress with the coilovers, transfercase adapter showed up, messed with the grill a little, pushed motor/trans back, etc. Still slowly chipping away when the funds and time permits.

Rode along last weekend with a buddy to get some much needed motivation and picked his brain on his build.

[IMG]IMG_20180331_113050104_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180331_121526344_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180331_131022392_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

To get an idea for height at full bump its sitting at roughly 39.5".

[IMG]IMG_20180323_183405630 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Redid my coilover mounts to fit the Fox's. Still gonna have to clearance the front tube for spring clearance, but for the most part they have found their home.

[IMG]IMG_20180324_143246566 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180324_143101546 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180324_144334665_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180326_155432231 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 04-05-2018, 07:26 PM   #65 (permalink)
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looks really clean, good work
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:30 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Next was to mess with the grill. Ended up taking 3.5" out to get it to fit. Still need to metal finish the corners and what not, but you get the idea.

[IMG]IMG_20180324_103641379 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180326_110651807 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Pretty stoked on not having to cut holes in the hood to clear the coilover mounts.

[IMG]IMG_20180326_115351653 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180326_130603317 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180326_133656535 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Not much of a grill left, but pretty happy with the outcome. Plan on paneling in an cleaning everything up.

[IMG]IMG_20180326_155304277_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180326_155633685 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 04-05-2018, 07:35 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Clearanced the frame rail for the transfercase and went big with plans to most likely run an atlas down the road. Also, need to push everything back but the intake was limiting me so had to make a small hoop. Not my first choice and I'm not even planning to run the stock intake, but I want the option to be able to just in case. Plans are to run the Fitech Ultimate LS kit.

[IMG]IMG_20180402_103524362 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180402_143636618 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 04-05-2018, 07:42 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:44 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Could you have just made the entire firewall hoop taller or is there something else that needs that space?
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Could you have just made the entire firewall hoop taller or is there something else that needs that space?
Short answer to your question is yes. My dilemma was that everything has been built to that hoop and the amount of effort it would take to raise the 1-1/2" just didn't make sense to me. Definitely not crazy on the aesthetics of what I did, but it will allow me to move forward. Looking at it today, I think I'm gonna ditch what I made and make it wider so it'll terminate at the bracing coming off shock hoops.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:31 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks. I've got a CJ5 and I'm loving how you're building yours. I'm very much considering copying yours, except also stretching the tub to CJ6 length.
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Ok, thanks. I've got a CJ5 and I'm loving how you're building yours. I'm very much considering copying yours, except also stretching the tub to CJ6 length.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:47 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Plated in the transfer case pocket and started in on some exhaust ports. Still waiting on front yoke before I can tackle the carrier bearing setup. Trying to stay busy with odds and ends.

[IMG]IMG_20180408_133710756 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180408_134708412 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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[IMG]IMG_20180408_141636339 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Used some 3-1/2" tube for the exhaust ports

[IMG]IMG_20180408_141736168 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Cooked my Dewalt about halfway through so had to go by a new drill that was a little heavier duty and On Sale

[IMG]IMG_20180408_152441655 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Nothing like a hole saw grabbing every 2 seconds.

[IMG]IMG_20180408_175255498 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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