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Here is the result of my buddy Scott (blay127 here on Pirate) asking me to bump him off a rock he was stuck on. Guess my bump was pretty strong. Got him off the rock though! :grinpimp::mr-t:


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Not a whole lot to report on this thing. I've driven it around a little bit, but other than that have just moved it in and out of my driveway and garage for other projects. I did grab a cool photo from above the other day.

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Replaced my master cylinder with an E-350 version. The Dodge 2500 master was hanging up and not letting my brakes release properly. I already had the E-350 master, so it didn't cost me any extra to make this swap. Also re- plumbed my lines from the master to the axles. Went with the nylon lines this time which was cheap, quick, and easy. Used an off the shelf brake line from Vatozone to adapt the master to the 3/16" nylon lines. I cut it in half and used both ends on the master. Photos should help make sense of this.

Also ordered 1550 shafts for both axles.

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The 1480’s have held fine so far, but I feel like I am living on borrowed time with them. The last 1550’s I had were mistakenly for the F-450 axles (longer inners and outers) so I sent them back.
I thought you got new ones and were running them? I'm sure I'll be way lighter and much smaller tyre, but mine are sticky and behind an LSJuan so who knows how long they'll last.
 

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I thought you got new ones and were running them? I'm sure I'll be way lighter and much smaller tyre, but mine are sticky and behind an LSJuan so who knows how long they'll last.
Biggest thing is to know what it feels like when you are bound up and know how far you can push it before parts start breaking.
 

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Finally got around to making my rear "tailgate" panel. Used .125" aluminum, bent the corners on a press brake, then hammered the edges to give them a rolled edge. I used stock Jeep tail lights to try and keep some of the Jeep "look" to it. I'm not crazy about the round LED look like I used to be. Chopped off the factory Weatherpack plugs and used Deutsch plugs instead. Turned out pretty clean IMO.

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Finally got around to installing the 1550 shafts in both axles. Pretty cool to see how much larger of a spread these shafts have vs the standard 1480 shafts. Also below is a photo of the tools I used to swap the shafts (impact not shown). I’m going to put together a tool roll with all of these same tools to keep in the Jeep full time so I don’t have to pull them from my box every time I go on a trip.

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