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Old 04-23-2018, 05:57 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Looks great! Maybe add some speed holes in the bottom of the winch plate for mud and snow drain.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:48 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Looks great! Maybe add some speed holes in the bottom of the winch plate for mud and snow drain.
We're on the same page Jay! haha I left these corners open for drains, but the more I look at them I think they're almost too big. Thinking of plating them in and drilling some holes. Also want to "lighten" up the actual winch plate and make it look a little less blocky

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

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Old 04-23-2018, 12:59 PM   #103 (permalink)
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This build makes me want to build another jeep. Great work.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:39 PM   #104 (permalink)
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This build makes me want to build another jeep. Great work.
Make me want to burn mine to the ground and become a monk.

Great work indeed.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:31 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Its been way to long since updating! Got wrapped up in a bunch of side jobs trying to help fund this heep... Ordered radiator/fan, got myself 2 bumps for the front and need to pick up 2 more from a buddy, Solid Industries full float kit for the rear is in the mail, and ready to hit checkout on a Wide Open Designs driveline kit. In the mean time I cut my tacks and got the chassis sitting at ride height.

Top of the grill is 48 - 1/2" and with 6" of up travel.

[IMG]IMG_20180513_142931113 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Top of the tub out back is 45"

[IMG]IMG_20180514_151305201 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180514_151340171 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180514_151156217 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180514_180525246 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Gonna try harder to keep this thing updated.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:07 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Looks great!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:11 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Awesome!! What is that to the passenger side of the Trans. in the last photo?

Also tell us more about WOD driveline kit.
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Looking great.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:38 AM   #109 (permalink)
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What is that to the passenger side of the Trans. in the last photo?
Front carrier bearing dealio, still lingering around. Same as in this pic...




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Old 05-16-2018, 11:05 AM   #110 (permalink)
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Freaky freaky slick! I am digging it!
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:42 PM   #111 (permalink)
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My first thought was "who the fuck makes a steering wheel?"

My second thought was "Damn, that looks sweet".

Nice job.
Yup,

I asusme it will be woodm go with some nice stuff, walut, purple heart, ebony......I love all the winch lowering, but man that grill hoop kinds kills the front look IMO. I LOVE the build tho!
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Wow!!! Awesome build!

And I like the grill gaurd
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:29 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Awesome!! What is that to the passenger side of the Trans. in the last photo?

Also tell us more about WOD driveline kit.
Its clearance for the transfercase. May be doing something similar, but nowhere near as extreme for the carrier mount as well.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:32 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Yup,

I asusme it will be woodm go with some nice stuff, walut, purple heart, ebony......I love all the winch lowering, but man that grill hoop kinds kills the front look IMO. I LOVE the build tho!
You are correct, I did end up going with wood. Decided to use Ipe or "Iron Wood", its on the darker side with a hint of red but not over bearing. Ill hopefully snap some pics tomorrow and post them up.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:13 PM   #115 (permalink)
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As promised a update

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161307487 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161320147 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161353701 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161406511 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

I also worked on rear rails tonight so hopefully get some pics of the progress once its a little more together.
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^^^^^^That's who the fuck makes a steering wheel^^^^^^

Outstanding job.
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Fabrication looks fantastic.

Running the rear links so narrow will exaggerate axle steer from bump and roll. Have to remember you're dealing with a lot more wheel travel than your day job is used to. There's also the added lever action on the joints from the freespan of housing out to the the wheels. Also, make sure you have at least 45* of convergence in the links. I may be wrong, but it doesn't look like there's a lot in your mockup.
Most of this is true; I disagree with the minimum 45 convergence, In my experience you can get by with less.

Plus side to the lowers being that narrow is it protects the driveshaft, and you are setup well for rear steer should you choose to add it at later date...
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:08 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Amazing job on the steering wheel
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Amazing work on the steering wheel, just like the rest of your project. You need to think about changing you user name. Nothing "Simple" about your build and talent required
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As promised a update

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161307487 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

I also worked on rear rails tonight so hopefully get some pics of the progress once its a little more together.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:47 AM   #121 (permalink)
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As promised a update

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161307487 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161320147 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161353701 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180517_161406511 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

I also worked on rear rails tonight so hopefully get some pics of the progress once its a little more together.
Did you make the wood rings too? If so how and that's f'ing awesome, and if you have a couple pics of that, that would be cool.
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Did you make the wood rings too? If so how and that's f'ing awesome, and if you have a couple pics of that, that would be cool.
I did. Sadly I don't have any pics. More or less just transferred the profile and then rough cut with a porta-band. Once the perimeter was rough cut, I fine tuned the joints and epoxy-ed the sections on. After the pieces were secure I went back and drilled for the pins and took a hacksaw blade to clearance for the brass dividers. All the major shaping was done with an angle grinder with a 40 grit flap wheel. Finger divets were roughed in with a straight grinder and a carbide bur, then cleaned up/fine tuned with a piece of sand paper on a min mag light. Only the best tools
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I did. Sadly I don't have any pics. More or less just transferred the profile and then rough cut with a porta-band. Once the perimeter was rough cut, I fine tuned the joints and epoxy-ed the sections on. After the pieces were secure I went back and drilled for the pins and took a hacksaw blade to clearance for the brass dividers. All the major shaping was done with an angle grinder with a 40 grit flap wheel. Finger divets were roughed in with a straight grinder and a carbide bur, then cleaned up/fine tuned with a piece of sand paper on a min mag light. Only the best tools
That makes me even more impressed That looks awesome, want to make one for me????
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:51 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Parts showed up! Original plan was as soon as my full float kit showed up I was gonna cut the Torino ends off my housing and slap on the spindles so I could finally roll the Heep outside. However, sorta need to finish the rear rails so I can at make some wood spaces to support at ride height. Unfortunately I didn't take a single pic on rear rails but I'll fill everyone in on them when I pull the tub back off and can get better pics on them.

[IMG]IMG_20180519_115758057 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

I more or less didn't touch the jeep all weekend because I was preoccupied with thrashing to help get a buddies rig done for memorial weekend. I squeezed in a little Sunday evening and a little Monday during the day. Anyways, I'll cut to the chase and say a started working on a bumper haha Pics do a better job of telling the story!

Didn't want to replicate a slider and just slap that on the back because thats too mainstream

[IMG]IMG_20180519_132121412 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Main tube is 1-3/4" and outer is 1-5/8"

[IMG]IMG_20180521_140750930 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180521_140756074 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180521_141210594 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Planning to cap the ends and have the top plate tie into the tangent of the farthest out spreader.

[IMG]IMG_20180521_141930441 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Clevis mount

[IMG]IMG_20180521_143535455 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Definitely need more time with the cutting torch, but nothing a flap disc cant clean up. 5/8" Plate

[IMG]IMG_20180521_163859486 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180522_171536940 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Spaced the tubes 1-1/2" apart. Wanting the tow points more or less to be interlocked so the weld really isn't being stressed when yarded on.

[IMG]IMG_20180522_173900285 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180522_173906220 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Plating sides with 3/16"

[IMG]IMG_20180522_180049159 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180522_180235605 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180522_184736983 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180522_184729550 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180522_184713945 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

A lot more to do but starting to take shape.
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