Well, I was able to get a few things done yesterday pre 6 day build. I got the gears in the front Dana 60 and rear 14 bolt done. I also removed the old Cherokee Dana 44, upper control arms, rear drive shaft, e-brake cables/brake lines. I then cut the rear frame off, cut off the upper control arm brackets ground every thing down and test fitted the BTF TJ rear frame sections. I also welded up the Polyperformace upper control arm brackets.
Today started at 6:00am and did not end until 10:45pm. Sorry for the delay in getting the pics up.
Today I was able to fab up and weld the front truss (which will hold the PSC double ended ram and upper four link mounts) The front truss is made out of 1/2"x4" plate.
I welded the rear 14 bolt truss from Blue Torch Fab as well.
I also welded up the front and rear 10* offset lower control arm brackets (axle) from Ballistic Fabrication. Welded the rear lower control arm brackets to the axle.
Welded the upper control arm brackets (frame) form Poly Performance.
The last few days after work I was able to get a bit done as well. The other night I welded up the rear section of the Blue Torch Fab frame. I did a few extra things to it though. First I weled up the BTF logos that were laser cut into the bumper and and the sides. I also added a section of plate to the rear bumper to box it in. I then welded a piece of 1"x2"x1/8" box to mount the rear brake lines to. I was also able to weld up the rear caliper brackets, and cut off the front coil buckets.
Oh... and for all you weld critiquing assholes. This is one of the welds off the 1/2" plate front truss.
Today was an unprodutive day... I was not able to get that much done before the girlfriend pulled tight on the leash (something about going to watch fireworks down on the mall in D.C.). I did however spend 3 hours looking for some grade 8 bolts :shaking:. Cut the upper control arm brackets off the Rubicon Express front control arms. I will be using lower arms as my rear uppers. I also drilled the rear caliper brackets to bolt up to the rear axle. Last night I taped up all the calipers, rotors, hubs, and other misc. parts. I was able to get them all painted this morning. I will post some pics tomorrow morning. It is now :beer: time!
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