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Think you will have that ready for Safari in the spring, would love to see that in person if you where planning on attending.
That is a nice goal to set - of course, I've said that for the last three years!!!

But in all honesty, this thing is moving at a pace that may actually make that a reality. I've made a dedicated schedule for working on it and so far it has gone according to plan, so there may be hope yet!
 

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Well, I didn't get as much done as I had hoped (does anyone EVER?), but I did get a lot of little nagging things cleaned up. Just think of having to take everything off of your wheel wells (since they are gone) and relocating everything(!).

Here's the front fully extended so I could remove my coilovers and install the tender coils. I was able to lower the front 4", so now it sits just right (for some reason that picture didn't show up!).



Neatened up the D/S wheel well by getting the P/S resevoir relocated as well as re-routing some wires, and relocated a vacuum canister.



And on the P/S I relocated the coolant resevoir, relocated the wiring harness behind the fuse box, and mounted some wierd vacuum operated thing just in front of the firewall out of the way, along with some other odd contraption (don't you just LOVE all this technical jargon?:flipoff2:) that I have NO idea what it does.



I got the tubing bent and cut for the cross-bar to go between the hoops, but ran out of time.

All that is left under the hood is to mount the washer fluid bottle, finish making the crossbar, re-run my AC lines, mount the new PS pump, re-route my intake hose and MAF (again!) because of the shock hoop, and clearance the hood for the hoops to poke through.

Then I will focus on installing shorter main springs and tender coils on the rear coilovers so I can have some adjustability, and then I'll work on the rear tin work (wheel wells, bulkhead behind the seats, battery box cover, etc.

It's finally getting there!:grinpimp:
 

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This thing has to be one of my favorite trucks Ive ever seen. Cant believe I just now found it. I looked up for more about this truck I seen he thread with it sitting in your drive right as you were getting ready to coilover it.

Do you have any build thread on this truck?
 

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Try this thread. Unfortunately, a few years ago MontyPics' server crashed and I lost alot of the photo links. If I can ever find the disc with the photos, I'll try and rebuild the thread.

And thanks for the compliments.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=463470&highlight=

Check out the date the thread was started(!).
 

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Here are a few more updated photos.

Adjusted the front coilovers once more - lowered it another inch. I now have about 4" between housing and bumpstops, and another 2"-3" of compression in the bumpstops themselves.



Finally got the hood trimmed and cleaned up to allow it to close. All told, it took about 5 hours of trimming to get it right(!). Trim a little, lower the hood, see a new area that hits........repeat about twelve times and then completely close the hood!

Here's the cutout from below - you can see where I had to deal with the reinforcing ribs as well.



Here's a head-on view with the hood closed. The protrusion wasn't as bad as I had feared. I was afraid that it would look too "hacked up", but I think it turned out pretty well with all things considered.



View from the passenger's side.



And, after four years(!), I finally have one of my own bumpers back on my rig!



And, if I can figure out how to get the video off of my phone, I'll let you hear how it sounds now.:D
 

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Here are a few more updated photos.

Adjusted the front coilovers once more - lowered it another inch. I now have about 4" between housing and bumpstops, and another 2"-3" of compression in the bumpstops themselves.



Finally got the hood trimmed and cleaned up to allow it to close. All told, it took about 5 hours of trimming to get it right(!). Trim a little, lower the hood, see a new area that hits........repeat about twelve times and then completely close the hood!

Here's the cutout from below - you can see where I had to deal with the reinforcing ribs as well.



Here's a head-on view with the hood closed. The protrusion wasn't as bad as I had feared. I was afraid that it would look too "hacked up", but I think it turned out pretty well with all things considered.



View from the passenger's side.



And, after four years(!), I finally have one of my own bumpers back on my rig!



And, if I can figure out how to get the video off of my phone, I'll let you hear how it sounds now.:D
I would like a flex shot with its own power :D:D
 

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Need to install my PSC pump so I can run my lines to my hydro boost before I can play around with it. Hopefully within the next few weeks (fingers crossed).:smokin:
 

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I hope the hood isn't on spring hinges? I've seen many folded Chevy hoods, and that large chunk you took out for your coil over hoops and connecting brace makes me nervous. Do you plan on gusseting/bracing/reinforcing the hood to make it more solid?
 

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I hope the hood isn't on spring hinges? I've seen many folded Chevy hoods, and that large chunk you took out for your coil over hoops and connecting brace makes me nervous. Do you plan on gusseting/bracing/reinforcing the hood to make it more solid?
:laughing: Spring hinges? LOL On a Rover?:laughing:
 

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:laughing: Spring hinges? LOL On a Rover?:laughing:
I dunno, even without sprung hinges that looks like a lot of factory reinforcement has been removed. Are you running a hood with that much structural support removed and wheeling serious trails with it?
 

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I dunno, even without sprung hinges that looks like a lot of factory reinforcement has been removed. Are you running a hood with that much structural support removed and wheeling serious trails with it?
The hood is fine. It isn't some flimsy jeep hood.


OP: Looks good. I can't wait to get my hands on a DII to cut up.
 

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AGROVER, you were riight! I cycled the suspension today and I have a lot of trimming left to do!!!

I'll post a pic later tonight. I'm 6'4" and the end of the front bumper was eye-level with me. It could have gone higher, but the front tire was crammed into the fender, as was the opposite rear tire.

Idid get my ram-assist sorted out and mounted though.
 

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Here it is in a poser flex shot. Front bumpstop is about 2" from touching and rear was about 1" from touching, but I couldn't go any higher because of tire to fender contact.

 

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