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Old 04-13-2019, 04:09 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'd take a sawzall to that hood the first time I needed to open it to check the oil/etc. and had to dig out a couple 9/16" wrenches!
I'm with CJay .What is the real plan? Any room below the hood line for the cross bar? A couple bends (similar to what you did with the tie-rod) and make it go just below hood line....?
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:12 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm with CJay .What is the real plan? Any room below the hood line for the cross bar? A couple bends (similar to what you did with the tie-rod) and make it go just below hood line....?
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:48 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Maybe move the lower shock mount behind the axle and shorten the hoops to be under the hood or barely stick through if that's the look you want or needed for shock travel.

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Maybe move the lower shock mount behind the axle and shorten the hoops to be under the hood or barely stick through if that's the look you want or needed for shock travel.
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On a side note. I have to weeks to finish this because I just sold my house. No pressure.

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I get that it's burned in but you have some funky stuff going on above that hood, not to mention now the sheet metal has no support and will flop all over the place.
Might be worth your time to redo.
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I get that it's burned in but you have some funky stuff going on above that hood, not to mention now the sheet metal has no support and will flop all over the place.
Might be worth your time to redo.
Thanks for the suggestion! It would have easily fit under the hood if I didn't outboard the shocks on to the knuckles. Function over form.

Plan is to tie it into a stinger later on.

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Thanks for the suggestion! It would have easily fit under the hood if I didn't outboard the shocks on to the knuckles. Function over form.

Plan is to tie it into a stinger later on.

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So, another cut? To each his own. …..Cool place for a light bar though...…...

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Old 05-26-2019, 05:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Update! Just got done the move into the new place and the Jeep has been done for a couple of weeks sitting.







We have a trip planned to Rausch the weekend of the 7th and I have a small list of things to finish up. It needs a front driveshaft, shorter rear limit straps, and the most major, a bigger power steering reservoir.

The trail gear unit I put on is 24oz and the single ended ram can just about drain it which is causing it to foam the fluid. The PSC CBR pump with a 4.5" pulley makes the steering effortless though and it drove great on the road.

As seen in this picture, even at an idle the fluid is vortexing. I made a baffle which helped but it did not correct it. From what I have read here on pirate and around Google, there is a couple of ways to fix this but it seems like the easiest way is to swap in a bigger reservoir first. I'm looking at a 4 quart plastic unit.





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Old 05-27-2019, 04:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Looks sweet! Must have been some long nights to get that all buttoned up before the move. What gears did u throw in it?
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:20 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Has this been tested yet? Doing tons on my TJ currently and I am wondering about your track bar. While it looks to fit at full stuff, do the heims allow the bar to rotate at all causing some crash issues after rotation?

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