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Old 09-20-2016, 03:02 PM   #126 (permalink)
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shit, I figured you were closer than that what with all the moving it around and such

I'm going out this weekend for one more check ride before loading up for Utah, so i'll be out of the loop for a few.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:58 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Built my new shock mounts tonight / high lift mount. Got the shocks oiled and charged. Shocks are binding in the upper tabs, need to fix that tomorrow then they can go in
Also I cut a foot of the high lift, it won't stick out of the truck lol
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:22 PM   #128 (permalink)
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More pics! Rebuilt rear shock mounts and cycled front..next I am re doing the rear links. Had no clue what I was doing couple years ago when I did them. Honestly still dont but have a little better understanding now lol. More to come ...hope you guys are enjoying this cause i sure am not ...building everything twice sucks balls
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:07 AM   #129 (permalink)
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well that sucks

what are you changing about the rear links?
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:22 AM   #130 (permalink)
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well that sucks

what are you changing about the rear links?
I'm putting heims on instead of the creeper joints and poly bushings. Also gonna change the uppers a bit on the axle. Nothing major
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:12 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Ride height. 4.5" up travel. 22.5- 22.75 to the belly
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:38 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Nice work on the rear shock mounts. Came out clean.

I would brace that frame side panhard mount with an angled piece of tube or a gusset. Ive seen too many rip right off. VonWilson had it happen to him.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:59 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Nice work on the rear shock mounts. Came out clean.

I would brace that frame side panhard mount with an angled piece of tube or a gusset. Ive seen too many rip right off. VonWilson had it happen to him.
Thanks, I really appreciate that! Wouldn't the gusset need to be parallel with the panhard? I plan to do something, just haven't quite decided yet. Il have to get creative to reinforce it the way I think it should be. I thought about running a tube or gusset perpendicular to the panhard back up to the frame , just didn't think that would be sufficient?
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:32 PM   #134 (permalink)
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nah, you don't need to go parallel with it. there is a bunch of torque on it and even just spreading out that load along the bar will make the bracket less of a lever/can opener and more of a spatula or something Spreading the bracket wide will give it bunches more weld area also, you can even make it kind of triangly along the tube
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^What Pro said above. This is how i braced mine. You could do similar with a piece of tube on each side.
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I thought vonwilsonator had pictures of how he braced his similar after tearing it off, but I couldn't find them in the build thread
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I thought vonwilsonator had pictures of how he braced his similar after tearing it off, but I couldn't find them in the build thread
Hes the reason why i braced mine. Definitely didnt want that happening to me on the trail.
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Mo betta? Other side will look same
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:10 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:06 PM   #140 (permalink)
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OH SHIT! You NEED to rotate it up 15* from where you put it! DON"T LEAVE IT THERE!





looks beef don't think that is going anywhere
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That's a win right thurr.
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It's tough to get shop/fab time in when you have to work all day. Good to see you putting in the time. Your progress makes me jealous. But, slowly I'm getting shit done on the Yot. One of these days I'll do a build thread. Ummmm, progress.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:38 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Little time in today. Got to play with me new favorite tool in the shop! Got my high lift mounted. Still need to clean it up a bit and make the other wing nut but you get the idea. Simple and practical
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #144 (permalink)
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It's tough to get shop/fab time in when you have to work all day. Good to see you putting in the time. Your progress makes me jealous. But, slowly I'm getting shit done on the Yot. One of these days I'll do a build thread. Ummmm, progress.
Nows as good of time as any. Post up a thread! And yes, it is tough to pit in time after work, but not having to leave the house to do it makes it much easier. Keep it up homie
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Finally got around to fixing tcase crossmember. The bolt I used on my driver side engine mounts was sheared causing too much flex on the tcase. Won't be a problem anymore. Also started on inner fenders and a buddy ran my front link numbers. Here they are for anyone interested. Comments or criticism welcome to the experts who can give me an idea of how it will perform
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:05 PM   #146 (permalink)
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Finally pulled the trigger on a radiator after searching through 10,000 of them on summit. Whipped up my mount out of .070 aluminium. Not quite done with it but you get the idea
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what size radiator did you end up going with? shroud looks solid
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what size radiator did you end up going with? shroud looks solid
It's 22" x13" x 3" not as big as I wouldve liked but moving a bunch of air through it
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Well, crossed off another big obsticle. Radiator is mounted and plumbed ish..for now. Don't know if the copper elbow is permanent or not yet. Yes I know it's ghetto. I looked at hundreds of hoses at multiple parts houses and came up short. Stearing is pretty much plumbed. Stand alone harness is complete for the most part. Next is finish inner fenders and then onto front drive shaft. Need to come up with a carrier for that. I would say I'm almost to the home stretch I cannot wait to roll this out of the shop. This last 10% really does take 90% of the time. Got my misalignment spacers coming for the rear so I can throw in heims in both ends
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:37 AM   #150 (permalink)
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So I picked up a trail tough rear disconnect from a buddy before I did much research. Searching now I found there are two differnt versions. One for typical tcase crossmember and one for fror style. I only see one available. Do I need to modify this thing and cut the flange off and weld it to my tcase ring to account for the 3/8 of an inch?
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