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Long time lurker. I have a build thread in other sites. Figured I’d finally post up here since I get most my tech from this site. Had my YJ for about 15 years now. It’s been though incremental builds, 33’s, 35’s & 8.8 SOA, 37-4D’s and tons. In October I finally started building the rig I wanted. Here are the cliffs:

The chop.


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Filtered for IG pics.




Now to current work: Storage containers in dead space inside fender wells. They will have water tight marine access hatches on the top.











Pretty good amount of storage x2.


That’s it for now in a nutshell. Learning as I go.
 

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I hate you so much.

It's like you looked into my mind, and are building what I picture my YJ to be in about 5 years...

Subscribed.
 

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Wow, that look really sharp. I dig the exhaust.

I'd like to to something similar with the exhaust on my hacked up JK, but I don't think I have the room to pull it off.
 

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Killer, seen a few of your pics floating around online. Im stealing your exhaust setup for my LJ. Love the brake line set up, where did you get your short braided lines from? The billet clamps add a nice touch also. What front axle and what wheelbase are you running?
 

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Killer, seen a few of your pics floating around online. Im stealing your exhaust setup for my LJ. Love the brake line set up, where did you get your short braided lines from? The billet clamps add a nice touch also. What front axle and what wheelbase are you running?


Thank you, I got the stainless lines and small clamps from summit racing (along with almost all my plumbing except front link clamps are AJK off-road)

I went with DOT lines because it will still see street time. Non DOT lines are half the price. I would suggest 11” lines over 9”. 9” is fine at the axle end, but doesn’t leave me much room for adjusting my frame side uppers (I have 3 holes).
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/RUS-656012

Here are the clamps.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/EAR-167503ERL

https://ajkoffroad.com/shop/hydraulic-brake-line-clamp/

The front axle is a 79 Ford 60. Current wheel base is 116.5” I was at 118” but didn’t like that much thread exposed on the JJ’s in the front and made a last minute shift to CV in the rear so I had to keep the truss off the tank.
 

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Subscribed. Iv already built mine but like your storage space. Dammit. Now iv got to do the same. Lol. Nice looking yj.


Thank you. The boxes have been the story of this build iteration “scope creep.” I kept looking at that space and thinking “damn that’s just waisted space!” Also used to have an under hood toolbox which was an amazing trail burrito warmer that I had to get rid of due to the strut hoops, so I needed a place for the tools. You extended and comp cut? What WB are you sitting at? How do you like it? Would you have done anything differently knowing what you know now?
 

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Wow, that look really sharp. I dig the exhaust.



I'd like to to something similar with the exhaust on my hacked up JK, but I don't think I have the room to pull it off.


A sawzall/plasma cutter/ angle grinder coupled with a metal gluing machine can make room any where you need. :grin:
 

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Like me he is in the YJ Unlimited group on Facebook. Been watching his build as I’ve been working on mine as well.

I started that FB group for the very reason a few guys on here stated, ideas! Anyone with a frame/body stretched YJ/CJ or plans to do it is welcome to join. I don’t want it turning into a group of a bunch of idiots that don’t have or have no intention to have an “Unlimited” build. A lot of things I have done I found in forum threads. I much prefer forum format for tech, but between FB and the photosuckit debacle forum traffic has really taken a beating. I have been following along on FB, Pirate and JeepForum to a few guys in the group. My full build (from booger welds with a harbor freight stick welder to now with my official YouTube weld certification lol) is on JeepForum under “IROCK Jeep build thread.” Hope to share some good tech and bounce ideas back and forth off everyone here. :cheers:
 

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I started that FB group for the very reason a few guys on here stated, ideas! Anyone with a frame/body stretched YJ/CJ or plans to do it is welcome to join. I don’t want it turning into a group of a bunch of idiots that don’t have or have no intention to have an “Unlimited” build. A lot of things I have done I found in forum threads. I much prefer forum format for tech, but between FB and the photosuckit debacle forum traffic has really taken a beating. I have been following along on FB, Pirate and JeepForum to a few guys in the group. My full build (from booger welds with a harbor freight stick welder to now with my official YouTube weld certification lol) is on JeepForum under “IROCK Jeep build thread.” Hope to share some good tech and bounce ideas back and forth off everyone here. :cheers:
You and I have already chatted a fair bit. Looking forward to chatting with you more as our builds progress even though you are way further along then I am. Though my builds new heart got delivered today so im one step closer. :grinpimp:
 

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YJ porn. Nice.



Does the exhaust go over, under or through the frame rail? Where did you get those tips?


Over the frame rail. They are from summit racing. Here is a link to all of them they sell. I REALLY wanted the angled dual one, but when I got it in and test fit there was no way it would fit.

https://www.summitracing.com/search?keyword=Through body exhaust

Damn, I was avoiding this pic, but I’ll throw it out there so you can see routing. Got lazy in this section of exhaust and didn’t switch my wire back to .024 from .035 which with my skill level makes welding the exhaust a huge PITA. So not my finest welds, but oh well. Nothing I can’t clean up if I really wanted to make it seamless.
 
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