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Old 06-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #31
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What the hell is this and why is it important to my build?

After much deliberation I decided to sell my MK28 Closed Circuit Rebreather. I am currently not doing a lot of cave/wreck diving and the Meg is at the top of the food chain for CCR's, sold it to someone in Australia for $10,000 and that is going towards my Rig! Ordered 37" tires yesterday, next purchase is metal cloak joints and some DOM.
That was a nice unit. Im in envy.
Ive got plans for my rig, similar to yours in the sense of overlanding. Just gotta get relocated and what not.

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #32
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Slick Rock isn't very far from you actually. Google Lake Alpine. East on SR-4.
Cool never heard of it, whats the trail like for difficulty?


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That was a nice unit. Im in envy.
Ive got plans for my rig, similar to yours in the sense of overlanding. Just gotta get relocated and what not.
Thanks, it was a difficult decision to sell the CCR, already have another project started to replace it though!

I have some cool ideas for a custom cage going to start that in a couple weeks when the rig is back on the road, check back to take a peek.

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #33
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Cool never heard of it, whats the trail like for difficulty?

Thanks, it was a difficult decision to sell the CCR, already have another project started to replace it though!

I have some cool ideas for a custom cage going to start that in a couple weeks when the rig is back on the road, check back to take a peek.
Most certainly will!
Not sure if you're familiar, quality wise, with Dive companies. I'm planning on networking with several dive companies while I attend training for CommDiving. Any companies, you know of, to absolutely avoid?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #34
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Cool never heard of it, whats the trail like for difficulty?

I haven't been on it yet, but I hear it has some challenging spots. The trail is only about 5-6 miles long but takes a good 4hrs to complete. It would be a cake walk for your rig I'm sure. Here's a link.

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Old 06-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #35
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Most certainly will!
Not sure if you're familiar, quality wise, with Dive companies. I'm planning on networking with several dive companies while I attend training for CommDiving. Any companies, you know of, to absolutely avoid?
Not sure of anyone I would absolutely avoid, I have been in the dive industry for the last 10 years and have meet with just about everyone, it is a very small group and even smaller when you get into technical diving. There are several companies that are exceptional, not sure what market you are targeting, are you talking about DEMA?


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I haven't been on it yet, but I hear it has some challenging spots. The trail is only about 5-6 miles long but takes a good 4hrs to complete. It would be a cake walk for your rig I'm sure. Here's a link.

4x4TrailMaps - Slick Rock Road
Thanks that looks like a cool trail, I will make it a point to check it out this summer. Let you know when I am headed there.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #36
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Front axle is sleeved, 5:13's are in and ARB with RCV axles is good to go, Synergy HD ball joints check, installed my Barnett diff cover, then wire wheeled the whole thing and wiped it down and painted it.



I was on a mission this weekend to get it done and did not take many pictures, it was 110 degrees at my dads shop in Yosemite! Painted the front shock towers, 4 inch currie coils are in and Fox resy's with Waynes special sauce.







Drilled the drivers side knuckle for the Jeep Co Op tie rod flip, need to install my currie correct lync steering next weekend and finish up the front brakes.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #37
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Not sure of anyone I would absolutely avoid, I have been in the dive industry for the last 10 years and have meet with just about everyone, it is a very small group and even smaller when you get into technical diving. There are several companies that are exceptional, not sure what market you are targeting, are you talking about DEMA?
I'm going for Technical Diving. Thinking about Global Diving and Salvage, heard they are a great group to work for. Going to work my ass off to, hopefully, become SatDiver in several years. I've got time on my side, so anything is possible.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #38
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I'm going for Technical Diving. Thinking about Global Diving and Salvage, heard they are a great group to work for. Going to work my ass off to, hopefully, become SatDiver in several years. I've got time on my side, so anything is possible.
I am not familiar with Global, I have some good friends that work for Oceaneering, my buddy Drew was a Newt Suit pilot for many years and now runs the show. Good luck to you, be safe!
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I am not familiar with Global, I have some good friends that work for Oceaneering, my buddy Drew was a Newt Suit pilot for many years and now runs the show. Good luck to you, be safe!
Thanks man! And yeah most certainly. To me nothing beats being sub surface.
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Only had one day this weekend to work on the heep, finished buttoning up the front end, installed currie trac bar, currie steering, set the toe in, checked clearances on everything and looks good. One item that is a little perplexing is the steering wheel is 180 degrees off from where it was stock. Going to pull it and reinstall it centered, need to first make sure this wont screw something up with the computer?



Couple weekends ago I screwed up and did not set the pinion angle, removed the LCA mounts and tacked them up proper this time with correct pinion angle, also replaced the upper DOM with 2", same as the lowers. Next weekend installing rear coilover mounts, frenching bump stops, trimming the rear crossmember and installing rear AR.



My dads shop doubles as a museum, here is some boom stick porn. Fully functioning MG 34 with anti aircraft sight, also can use belt fed ammo.

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Got a bunch of stuff done this weekend, first on the list was to notch the rear crossmember to allow the Rock Jock 60 to go up another two inches at full stuff. Dropped the gas tank, going to be doing a lot of cutting and welding and no need to put my fire fighting skills to use.





Crappy picture but once we removed the chunk, we slid a piece of 3/8 stock inside which had to be tapped into place with a hammer and then welded the face. Its stronger then it was before.



Next on the list, get the rear anti rock sway bar mounted. Took some measurements for clearance on the upper control arms, c clamped everything onto the frame and installed the torsion bar with arms to check for clearance in the back with bump stops and shock towers.





Next up, after lots of measuring, trying to establish the correct ride height and triple checking everything then doing it again. We cut the rear frame for out boarding the shock towers, my dad had the great idea of using a skilsaw which went through the frame like butter and allowed us to set the correct depth of the cut so we did not cut through the back of the frame.





I was able to move the shock towers back considerably and still leave the EVAP canister ledge in place, California does visual inspection of this device and even though mine is disconnected I want it there to pass smog.



With the tower clamped in place, we tacked the lower rear shock mounts into place on the axle and I bolted the coilovers in place sans coils to check some clearances. Then we tacked a small piece of angle iron onto the back on the one tower, this gave us the angle of the frame and I transferred this measurement over to the other tower so we knew they were the same on both sides.



Albert likes the progress so far!



Threw the coils on, seeing this got me pretty excited I can almost taste that sierra dirt...





I think the dogs are as excited as me!

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Pushed it out of the shop and put it on the fork lift to check out some flexing.





Chewey always seems to find the unsafe place to be...


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