great build. Looking forward to seeing it complete.
I'm watching, but can't offer any feedback in the advice department. I'm watching to learn. Going to tackle the Ruff Stuff link kit on my CJ5 this fall. As far as I can tell you're doing a damn fine job.So is there anyone out there looking at this thread? Am I doing good or? I'd love some feedback or suggestions, still looking for a sending unit mounting ring if anyone knows of somebody other than genright (cheaper alternative). Still hoping to have it out presidents weekend, even though it's becoming more and more of a long shot.
It has an AX-15 and I absolutely love it. It has been beat and takes everything I've thrown at it, it actually still has the factory clutch and is still strong.Looks good. Off subject, what transmission do you have in that thing?
Thanks, didn't have to clearance any of the tub, rear cross member is in factory location and my bumper will bolt back on without issue. I wasn't too worried about departure angle at the bumper being that my tanks still going to be under there, even with that in mind it should still be pretty good and completely streetable.This is an awesome idea!
Did you have to cut out any of the tub in the rear?
I took a 11/16 drill bit and turned it down to .670 it had a nice fit, it took 5 tons to press them in. You could also get a 43/64 drill bit, but those are pricey. The 11/16 was old and well worn so it wasn't a big deal.Awesome work. Maybe I missed it but what diameter did you drill for the knurl of the 5/8" studs?
Thanks for the first post, and welcome to Pirate4x4! Don't really have solid numbers on either end, but currently it's a tad shy of 101" wheelbase, when I started I was at 92". The front was pushed forward ~2.5-3" based on coil bucket location, and the rest was out back so 6 or so in the back. The front was a fight for every bit we could get, steering box is still in factory position so it wasn't helping.What's your final stretch?
Thanks, it's honestly a bummer about notches. The obstacle used to be decently challenging but it's gotten so filled in that a late model explorer can make it up ( yes it actually did it, 20s and low pros.) stadiums and phone booths base are much better thoughLove the tank work.. ya we stayed away from the notches at night.