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Old 03-07-2011, 11:16 PM   #181
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Ok here's the pics as promised. I'm gonna start out with how I modified the Warn winch plate for a TJ to fit a YJ.

First I had to mark, cut out, and reweld the crossmember on top


Then I cut the front plate down and using the front hole as a guide I marked, drilled, and welded a washer to the back holes.


Then I welded up the other usless holes that were left behind


Then after a test fit I had to make a shim for the back hole



Then I just was playing around and made a hoop for his hook to connect to

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Old 03-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #182
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And what you have all been waiting for lol....the dreaded parking brake cable bracket on the 8.8

My first attempt was a failure, I bent a 90 on the stock one and welded a u fork on it. Problem was it was way too short to get the job done. So I cut it up and fabbed my own.




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Old 03-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #183
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Here's a picture of the inner shoes installed


Crossmember in place with cutout for tcase


Rear shock mounts

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:54 PM   #184
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Here's a pic of the winchplate POR'd, Blackoted, and reinstalled


Moser 1350 forged rear end yoke

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Old 03-09-2011, 03:10 PM   #185
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Looks great. That's another job for me this summer on a rainy weekend. I never ends does it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:13 PM   #186
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Not when my ole man thinks I have all the time in the world to build stuff for him lol
But I keep telling myself that I am one of the few who can build a rig for his dad to have fun with....I know alot of fathers and sons have nothing in common
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #187
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Not when my ole man thinks I have all the time in the world to build stuff for him lol
You mean you don't. You don't need to sleep.

But I keep telling myself that I am one of the few who can build a rig for his dad to have fun with....I know alot of fathers and sons have nothing in common
My Dad joined in on my build when he found out what I was doing. It's a good time and he's fun to be around.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #188
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Mine is too for the most part....he is a car guy, always has been....just doesnt know alot about putting them together. For most of my 37 years he thought I was doing more damage than good when I worked on something. Now after several magazine shots he has 180'd and now thinks I can build anything...sigh lol
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Goose, nice job. thats cool you can do stuff for your dad.my dad and I were going to scatch build a EAA biplane .just after the Plans arrived he got real ill and passed .
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Goose, nice job. thats cool you can do stuff for your dad.my dad and I were going to scatch build a EAA biplane .just after the Plans arrived he got real ill and passed .
I'm not Goose, but sorry to hear that. That sucks........
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Ibuildembig is goose . just complementing his mad skills .
I did end up helping a bud and his father finish their 9yr airplane project.and that was cool
actually we need to do all the farings and cowling .but I have all the aluminum structure in paint .concept 2020 single stage
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Ibuildembig is goose . just complementing his mad skills .
I did end up helping a bud and his father finish their 9yr airplane project.and that was cool
actually we need to do all the farings and cowling .but I have all the aluminum structure in paint .concept 2020 single stage
I know who Goose is.

I was answering you that your situation with your dad getting sick like that blows. It's a shame you didn't get a chance to build it with him.

I'm steeling his thread so I'm going to bail.
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Mine is too for the most part....he is a car guy, always has been....just doesnt know alot about putting them together. For most of my 37 years he thought I was doing more damage than good when I worked on something. Now after several magazine shots he has 180'd and now thinks I can build anything...sigh lol
Thats great that you and your dad can do things like that. For me to get my father out is a bit of a chore. I have taken him to ball games and the such like that, but a project vehicle would be great. Thanks also for posting on the build, if I get another Jeep, I would like to consider the SOA over lift springs.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:52 PM   #194
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Crtaylor, man I am so sorry to hear that....thankfully my dad is still as full of piss and vinegar as he ever was....thanks for the kind words man it means the last 10 years of learning by error havent went to waste!
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So the wishbone set up is just an alternative to the stock trac bar?

and for the front, do you run without one?
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:38 PM   #196
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not really, its for antiwrap mostly
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O ok. and do you run a trac bar up front?
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:11 AM   #198
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:20 PM   #199
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hows the build looking?
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:07 AM   #200
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Im a new Jeeper with a 95 YJ with a 2.5'' lift and i have a few questions about the SOA conversion what are the benefits of this type of modification and how does the SOA ride compare to the stock ride
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can you do reverse shakles on the front after SOA?
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:08 AM   #202
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Well its been slow since last week....I moved the ole lady out the later part of last week and Ive been having to get my house back in order. Currently I am waiting on the driveshaft to show up and I think that will be today.

SOA's ride better than stock normally, but a lift spring SOA or not will always ride rougher. I had reverse shackles on my first soa and it drove like crap, it would dive so hard when you got on the brakes it almost death wobbled....then when playing it would allow the front end to swing forward so bad it would throw the driveshaft out....I wouldnt do it
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:40 PM   #203
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Whoo hoo the shaft came in today...I will get some pics of it compared to the stock shaft, and the wimpy 4 cylinder shaft that everyone uses with the adapter flange.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:57 AM   #204
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Here's the new shaft laying next to the stock 1330 one in the middle and a 1310 one on the far right. The last one is what everyone uses with the spicer adapter flange to install the 8.8 rear axle. I decided that was too weak and following my tradition of going all out, I decided to have one made. This is a .095 wall 3" tube with 1350 joints on both ends.




Perfect angle! I love it when a plan comes together
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:58 AM   #205
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Here's also a shot of Big Reg's diff cover installed lol
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If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost for shaft and yoke.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #207
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yoke was 129.00 from Moser, the shaft with me supplying nothing but the measurments and what I wanted it made of was 304.00 delivered.
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yoke was 129.00 from Moser, the shaft with me supplying nothing but the measurments and what I wanted it made of was 304.00 delivered.
Driveshaft looks awesome! I have a local guy I use who builds custom stuff. He does great work at reasonable prices.

Could you post the part number for the yoke from Moser? I have a D30 and 8.8 with 4.10s waiting to go in. Unfortunately that will have to be next winters project...too much going on this year!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:27 AM   #209
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I think I took a pic of the yoke box....lemme look back and see.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #210
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Damn nice job Goose! Where is the pics of it sitting pretty on all 4? and flexing.

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