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Old 04-23-2019, 06:20 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Buy the actual anti-coning ring from DIYBEADLOCKS.COM. They are $60 for a set of 4 rings for 17" wheels.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:25 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Nice work. It's looking good.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:09 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Finally got the Jeep back to the house and paint finished. Time to start putting it back together.







And here is a before and after paint pic.

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Old 05-13-2019, 01:01 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Looking good bro.

Just need some pimp ass seats to go with it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:42 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Spent a few hours this weekend finishing up two of my beadlocks. and mounted two of my 42's

Looking good with the 42's



my daughter wanted to pose with the tires lol




Did some checking and should have the following left to finish

PSC Steering (ordered)
steering mount welded on front axle
Front and rear Drive Shafts
Front 58.75" long
Rear 28" long
Remove Cage and Control arms for powder coating (removed and at powder shop)
repaint front and rear axles
run all break lines (waiting on parts to arrive)
install new front track bar (done and sent to powder)
install cooling system and AC system
rebuild and install winch. (done)
install limiting straps.
install bump stops

and then a few odds and ends.
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Sounds pretty legit, all the links are broken though so I can’t see any Picts.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:13 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Sounds pretty legit, all the links are broken though so I canít see any Picts.
Links should be fixed
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:55 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I have to give it to PSC. I emailed them and they replied back very fast and gave me a quote. I noticed something wrong with the quote and they fixed it right away. Then I asked them about the Military Discount that they offer and they adjusted the quote to represent the discount.

With all the work they put in to my order I was not expecting it to ship out the same day I ordered it. but the day I ordered it I got an E-mail stating that it would be delivered in 2 days. I am amazed at the speed that they got me my quote and the speed in which they got my parts shipped.

My full hydro kit should be here tomorrow so I should be able to get the front axle finished and finish painted in the next week or two.

I am still waiting on one 45 deg stainless brake line fitting to arrive. should be here within the next few days. that is the last part I need for the entire brake system to be finished.

Still need to finish running all the wiring and install the radiator for the engine and the grill

I was able to get the track bar welded up and installed over the past few weeks; That crappy looking bar in the front is a temp tie rod to keep the tires aligned as I move the Jeep around. lol


also got the side armor custom powdered and mounted
in process

cooling down after baking

mounted on Jeep

backed up pic of mounted side armor


My old winch was a dull grey and I figured that it would not look good with the nice clean black and orange Jeep so I tore the winch down and had it stripped and powdered to match the Jeep.
got it back together and mounted


I also finished mounting my 42's on the beadlocks and got them installed on the Jeep. while at it I put the inner fenders together and cut out the area that I needed to for the shocks to fit.


After finishing the tires and inner fenders I decided it was time to pull the cage and finish welding the underside of the new bars and send it off to powder along with the control arms and track bar.



It's coming together more and more. Every time I get to work on it I feel better about how it is looking. I received the new seats and just need to get the adapters made to mount them on the customized Jeep seat mounting points I created. I will post those pics when I get to install them.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:52 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Finaly got the Jeep cage and control arms back from powder coating. they turned out very nice.

Also received my steering kit from PSC and started getting it mounted up.

The last piece of the brake system arrived 5 days earlier than it was estimated can not go wrong with that.

spend the better part of 3 evenings and one Sunday getting this stuff installed
Headlights installed (need to find the plastic retainers for the bezels)



got some new LED turn signals that I got mounted up.


flex test looks like I can get a few more inches up travel and nothing is hitting anything.



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Been a while since I was able to get time to work on the Jeep. but since my last post I was able to get the Front locker air line ran. Also got the Orbital mounted to the frame and hooked up to the steering wheel. Then tonight I was able to finish all the wiring and Air line to the Rear of the Jeep. Yes the pics are a little blurry the lighting was not


Steering mounted








Rear wiring and lights working


Lights on


Back up lights working


I got the mounts for the Seats but still need to finish the interior wiring before I get started on mounting the seats.

I am pricing out driveshafts now. And I have found that if I go with a rear 1410 and Front 1350one piece shaft the cost will be about 1200.00 If I go with the 2 piece front the cost will be about 15-1600 I am really thinking about going with the two piece front. I think that the shaft will contact the skid plate at full drop. I am also thinking that if I go with the two piece I can mount the Carrier Bearing to the frame and skid to keep it from vibrating.

I also need to get the Exhaust run from the manifold back. I am thinking of having it exit just in front of the rear tires. Has anyone tried this? Wondering if you get a smell of exhaust in the vehicle with it exiting there?
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:21 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I know there has not been much movement on this build in the last month or two. That is due to Vacations and life happening. I went to My Jeep Club picnic last night and we always get donations for raffle items from local companies and this year was no different.

First off I want to thank all those vendors for the great donations for this years annual (Stones River Jeep Club) SRJC Picnic.

4 Wheel Parts
Infinite Offroad
Autozone
Warn

Just to name a few.

Luck was with me last night durring the raffle. I walked away with two sets of LED Rock Lights. The first was a set of 4 Blazer single color Rock Lights from Autozone. then my wife won a set of Door Hangers for the garage for me to hang my Hard Doors on. Then the final prize was a Set Of Infinite Offroad Shadow Reaper RGB+W rock lights

Look for some pics of the install coming in the near future.

The plan for these two set are to mount the Blazer lights on my Ram 3500 tow vehicle and the Shadow Reapers on the Jeep.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:11 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Nice build - it is looking good, like the color and the stance.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:25 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Been a little slow on the build lately but getting ready to move forward again. just placed the order from Carolina Driveline I love the customer service from this company so far. I called and explained what I needed and they sent me a carrier bearing mount so I could mock up my mount and get my measurements perfect. I had to put a deposit on the part as they want it back. but the deposit comes off the cost of the new shaft.

Looks like about a 2 week turn around. once I get the Shafts in I can take the Jeep in and get the Exhaust finished and it should be good to go. minus a few odds and ends that need to get adjusted.

I did fire up the Jeep and had it running for about 20 min. Thing is loud running off the header lol. I cycled the Steering and ensured it was full and the front end turns the way it should. I do think I need to add a small 1/2 in spacer to the front wheels to keep it from hitting the lower control arms.

Since my last updates I have gotten a few things installed.

Seats and one Harness so far.




I decided to pull the rear seat and just make it a spot for my New Jeep Dog to enjoy the Jeep.

Went to a Club Picnic with my Jeep Club and I won a Very Nice set of Rock Lights from Infinite Offroad


The Family and I also made a stop in Pigeon Forge, TN for The Great Smokey Mountain Jeep Invasion. And I can tell you I will be back every year, it was an amazing event. However my wife has some good luck at the Fundraising raffle. (Raised Money for "Smokey Mountain Working Dogs" They provide service dogs for Wounded Vets) She put 10.00 total in Raffle tickets spread through various products that she was interested in. and She Won a brand new 12500 lbs Winch. I have since Mounted it and fabricated a mount and a battery box on my trailer.



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I suggest you should change your harness bar location. With the bar as low as it is it will make your harnesses pull down in a collision, compressing and most likely breaking your back.



This diagram helps show about where the bar should be.

Very cool project so far, though. Iím not saying I know everything, or even all that much for that matter, but Iím just suggesting this for your own safety.


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Old 10-24-2019, 10:52 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Well I am gettign closer and closer to being "done" with this build. I have my Drive-shafts ordered and being built. Hopefully I will recieve them within the next week. Then I will take it in and have the Exhaust done. I changed out the original manifold for a Header so the exhaust shop will have to match the exhaust from the header back. I have been quoted 350.00 with a Flowmaster muffler. Lets hope that price is still good.

While I was waiting I finished installing the Harnesses and got my rear tailgate display finished and installed. I know the current location of the Seat Belt bar is low but until I get a new bar it will stay there. I am planing on using that bar for a different project so I need a second seat belt bar.





Being Active Army and having family that has served. I felt I needed to do something to show support for our troops. this back lit box is just a small statement to my support of the Armed Forces.

And before anyone says that the "Coast Guard" should not be on there. I served 2.5 years in the Coast Guard when I got out of High School.







I am thinking of having the aluminum powder coated as the American Flag so that it stands out a little more during the day without the lights on behind it.

What do you all think about that idea?
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Well I am gettign closer and closer to being "done" with this build. I have my Drive-shafts ordered and being built. Hopefully I will recieve them within the next week. Then I will take it in and have the Exhaust done. I changed out the original manifold for a Header so the exhaust shop will have to match the exhaust from the header back. I have been quoted 350.00 with a Flowmaster muffler. Lets hope that price is still good.



While I was waiting I finished installing the Harnesses and got my rear tailgate display finished and installed. I know the current location of the Seat Belt bar is low but until I get a new bar it will stay there. I am planing on using that bar for a different project so I need a second seat belt bar.











Being Active Army and having family that has served. I felt I needed to do something to show support for our troops. this back lit box is just a small statement to my support of the Armed Forces.



And before anyone says that the "Coast Guard" should not be on there. I served 2.5 years in the Coast Guard when I got out of High School.















I am thinking of having the aluminum powder coated as the American Flag so that it stands out a little more during the day without the lights on behind it.



What do you all think about that idea?


I like it as is.... you already have the flag on there!!!
Looks good!!!



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