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Old 08-18-2018, 05:54 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Very stylish. Are you going to put a thin layer of rubber in there?
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:16 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Very stylish. Are you going to put a thin layer of rubber in there?
Thats the plan! Either rubber or like a high density foam on the hold down as well as in the bottom tray portion.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:31 AM   #203 (permalink)
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That came out great.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:36 PM   #204 (permalink)
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Off topic: Earlier in the thread you said you worked for a high-end chassis manufacturer. Just curious if the folks you work for/with know about this build and what they think about it?

On one hand, I feel like they probably think you're crazy for putting so much work and beautiful fabrication into something you plan to beat the sh!t out of. On the other hand, I feel like they probably think you're awesome for putting so much work and beautiful fabrication into something you plan to beat the sh!t out of.

Regardless, keep the updates coming! I can't wait to see some pics of this thing on the trail.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:35 PM   #205 (permalink)
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Off topic: Earlier in the thread you said you worked for a high-end chassis manufacturer. Just curious if the folks you work for/with know about this build and what they think about it?

On one hand, I feel like they probably think you're crazy for putting so much work and beautiful fabrication into something you plan to beat the sh!t out of. On the other hand, I feel like they probably think you're awesome for putting so much work and beautiful fabrication into something you plan to beat the sh!t out of.

Regardless, keep the updates coming! I can't wait to see some pics of this thing on the trail.
Some of them know of the build, but don't know the extent. Our Tig welder swung by to check it out and reacted about the way you'd expect haha he now refers to it as "GoodGuys2019" Told him i'm fully aware of the effort and still plan for it to more or less live on the limiter and bounce off trees
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:36 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Much needed update. Issues with rear sway bar had me cancel the order and go through a different company. Rear bar will be a few more weeks, but front bar was an off the shelf width so they were able to send it right away. Once again jumping all over, but at least there's some progress.

First off, I finally ditched my Hi-Lift tie rod and actually built end links and began working on a double shear set up.

[IMG]IMG_20180908_122109191 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Local hardware stores don't carry 10" Grade 8's so just welded a nut to some all-thread for now.

[IMG]IMG_20180908_112623169 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180908_112632109_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Still plan on doing a tab off tube to double shear end link bolt, just waiting on misalignments to get correct spacing. (End links still need to receive MIG cover pass)

[IMG]IMG_20180908_131507917 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180908_131517044 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:48 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Then shifted my focus towards front sway bar. I'm gonna come out and say it right away that I have no clue what rate I need. The arms I dug out of the dumpster at work were 1" 48 spline so that's what I ordered Figured run the full length arm and should twist the bar halfway decent.

[IMG]IMG_20180908_155124450 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180908_160005598_TOP by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180908_161445283 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

No fancy plas here, just a torch set with wore out tip haha

[IMG]IMG_20180908_164341493 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180909_091437270 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180909_095758342 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Tacked up and trying to minimize movement.

[IMG]IMG_20180909_104412867 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180909_104416702 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:52 PM   #208 (permalink)
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[IMG]IMG_20180909_113938524 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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[IMG]IMG_20180909_115405375 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 09-10-2018, 07:01 PM   #209 (permalink)
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Quick crossmember just to be able to hold drivetrain a little more solid than blocks of wood.

[IMG]IMG_20180908_133840867 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180908_135110733 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180908_135929879 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180909_115452976 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

This gap concerns me so will probably add some material even though there will be multiple mounts locating transfercase/Trans.

[IMG]IMG_20180909_115527977 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:06 PM   #210 (permalink)
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It's hard for me sometimes, to slow down and take my time.
Your "quick crossmember" for example. All it takes is a little extra time and dedication, and you end up with a very nice, "simple," piece.

I love your patience and artistic skill. Carry on!
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:06 AM   #211 (permalink)
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No fancy plas here, just a torch set with wore out tip haha


[IMG]IMG_20180909_091437270 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]
I couldn't do that with my plasma. I've never played with a cutting torch. Must be more controllable than a plasma. I would have used a hole saw. End result is the same. Actually, yours is better because you weld better than me.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:30 AM   #212 (permalink)
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You front double sheer and an knuckle tie it should add some strength, but I dont see it adding much if the big spacer isnt somehow tied into the knuckle....In a stress failure situation(which you are trying to eliminate) i see it just breaking the tie rod hole of the knuckle off.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:42 AM   #213 (permalink)
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Nice to see an update. Jeep is looking great.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:23 AM   #214 (permalink)
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The big "spacer" is more or less just a spot to attach the double shear tab for the end link bolt. The hi-steer arm it self is both keyed and 6 bolts so the amount of force to shear all that would be quite the impact. My concern was the single shear on the bolt, so with everything tied I'm hoping to have made the heim joint my weak spot since those are easy to carry spares of
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:52 PM   #215 (permalink)
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Double shear tabs are on.

[IMG]IMG_20180917_105438547 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_112541780 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cut it then needed to shrink radius some more. OCD kicking in haha

[IMG]IMG_20180917_113403578 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_113914198 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_122933916 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_135159846 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 09-18-2018, 06:58 PM   #216 (permalink)
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Also started on making a plate to tie sway bar tube into winch plate so its not just being held in place by the ends.

[IMG]IMG_20180917_130801789 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Quickest method for me was to rough cut with porta-band, grinder with flap disc to get close, then fine tune with file.

[IMG]IMG_20180917_131125658_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_132953857 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_133916361 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

All cleaned up and sprayed with WD

[IMG]IMG_20180917_135215906 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:07 PM   #217 (permalink)
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Driveline stuff

[IMG]IMG_20180910_201311309 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

For those of you interested. Not very impressed with the Essentially Offroad kit, their yoke is on the left compared to WOD Spicer unit on the right.

[IMG]IMG_20180911_163527053 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180916_162239010 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Went with the Essentially Offroad driveline kit for the intermediate since I was using their carrier bearing setup. Both front and rear drivelines with be WOD

[IMG]IMG_20180916_165215159 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Mocking length with exhaust tube

[IMG]IMG_20180916_165135466_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:11 PM   #218 (permalink)
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Having the "bend" in the sway bar arms has me a little concerned so started making up some gussets to hopefully alleviate/combat the twisting.

[IMG]IMG_20180918_163651398 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180918_164609917 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Plan to throw some heat at these with the TIG tomorrow at work

[IMG]IMG_20180918_172136608_HDR by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:13 PM   #219 (permalink)
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And then just some random pics I cant wait to get this rig done!

[IMG]IMG_20180917_165703 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20180917_163648 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

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I'm confused, isn't that bracket supposed to be welded to the sway bar tube as well? I don't see any HAZ on the bottom. Or is that just to gusset the backside?
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:17 AM   #222 (permalink)
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Correct. The sway bar tube itself still needs to be situated and fully welded on the sides first prior to tying into plate. Then it gets weird with the winch plate haha there's 2 outside welds that wouldn't be accessible with the sway bar mount in place. Dilemma is to weld the winch plate out of position (if I feel like I can make it look good) or wait until I pull everything apart and flip chassis on its side. There's a method to my madness most of the time haha only reason it's not fully welded right now is because of sequence of welding I gotta do

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project is really taking a whole new life in its current phase! keep up the great work
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