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Old 08-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #31
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Pics of some of my latest handy work.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:40 PM   #32
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Gas tank skid reapir and slight up grades:






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Old 08-12-2011, 08:40 PM   #33
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Random, and my son "helping" on the new spension. LOL



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Old 08-13-2011, 11:19 PM   #34
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Loving it!

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #35
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Get used to replacing rear axle seals, especially with those size tires. Don't be surprised if you break an axle shaft. The D35 is WEAK, and I've already blown 2 seals on mine. First one was with 31" tires, the second is with smaller 29" tires, and without wheeling it hard.

It's a light duty axle, and it's just okay with stock tires. If you want something that will last, consider swapping in a ford Exploder 8.8 rear axle, especially with all the work you're doing already
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:42 AM   #36
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Loving it!

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Thanks! Not sure really. I want to rhino the tub but I need to fix some rust first and tube front fenders to get rif of the rust there. Belly up kit, winch so I can wheel alone without as much worry. New center console. LOL! big list.

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Get used to replacing rear axle seals, especially with those size tires. Don't be surprised if you break an axle shaft. The D35 is WEAK, and I've already blown 2 seals on mine. First one was with 31" tires, the second is with smaller 29" tires, and without wheeling it hard.

It's a light duty axle, and it's just okay with stock tires. If you want something that will last, consider swapping in a ford Exploder 8.8 rear axle, especially with all the work you're doing already
The plan is to swap the axle someday. I will probably just wait til the d35 gives up. Some local guys I wheel with have run their d35's with 33-35" tires for years without issues. They are rough on stuff too but... The one guy only swapped to the 8.8 when he started breaking shafts BUT he was running a 5.2 v8.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #37
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now take your leaf springs and re weld them on to of your axles and flex like us soa guys ; )
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #38
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Lovin' the build! Here's a random question: how did you get the soft top to fold down like that in the first post? I could never figure mine out!
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Lovin' the build! Here's a random question: how did you get the soft top to fold down like that in the first post? I could never figure mine out!

Well, not sure really. It's a bestop top so it may be different than a stock top. Not sure. It just folds up nice like that.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:17 AM   #40
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Pics o my new brake lines.


Yup, it's lifted now.


^plus the cb mount
finished cb wireing. Yes it is fished thru the window frame except for the antenna wire for now.


And for some pieces of flair! LOL!
New, old ass polished sparkley 70's shift knob for the trans, and badass holmes wrecker winch disengagement knob for the 4wd.

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:53 AM   #41
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Is your tub bare? I was thinking of putting down some heat shield around the tranny / exhaust and carpeting the inside with inside/outside carpeting...

But, looks great, man!
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:35 AM   #42
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My carpet is out. I am going to do truck bedliner on the inside. I have some rust to fix first and I am also gonna do the liner on the outside lower 6" too. Kinda want to do it all at once.

I don't get a lot of heat from the floor at all, and IMHO any carpet will hold water promoting rust, mold, mildew.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:41 AM   #43
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Final bumper work, some of the skid plate repairs, and some wheeling to test things out. All tests performed as planned! YAY!








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Old 08-26-2011, 10:11 AM   #45
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how many cans did it take you to do the frame planning on do the same thing coming up here in a few months
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:35 PM   #46
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I'd say about 6-8. Its spray on bedliner. Clean well and spray it on. It gets hard as a rock after a few days but can be toouched in about 15 minutes.
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Cant wait to have another run at the badlands or something and see the Yam again!
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:45 PM   #48
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Thanks man! Me too!
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Wish I had a welder and could do the work you do. I need to replace the driver's side floorpan and stuff.

nice work
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:17 AM   #50
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Thanks! Some say you don't need to weld them in. You can used automotive panel bond. I just don't know if i'd like that. I do use panel bond and seam sealer but the panels get spot welded in first.

My best advice is to go buy a welder(you can find craigslist deals), do some reading and get started. I am completely self tought. I still learn new things all the time either thru reading or trial and error.

I love my welder, it enables me to be able to do a lot more than i ever thought. I use it for all kinds of repairs and fabrication. It's just another weapon in my arsenal.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #51
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Now after doing some much needed maint to the wifey's subie i can get back to fun stuff for the jeep.
Fixed a rust hole in the tub on the passenger side. Picked up some 5" x 1 /4" thick angle iron to make some rock slider/steps. Also fixed my rocker crease courtesy of rocks and valleys. Should have listened to Ed. LOL!
Also picked up some 1/8" plate for my custom made rear wheel well tool box. I started laying out the box and it's gonna be sweet. The idea is to have a really solid locked tool box that can stay in the jeep, be bolted to the jeep, not be in the "cargo" area taking up room, and hold all my wheeling tools all the time so i don't have to rape my garage tool box for a wheeling tool kit. It's gonna be a pretty good size box at 25" long so far. Also went thru my "spare" tools and now have a list of things i need to buy to complete it.
I will get pics up asap.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:12 PM   #52
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Man, your Jeep has come a long way. Lookin' good.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:21 PM   #53
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That's a sick jeep, you made a good purchase bud
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The Yam Jam is looking great man! Love the short vid. What's next after you line the tub?
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The Yam Jam is looking great man! Love the short vid. What's next after you line the tub?
Thanks all! It has been some work but it has been super fun. Last wheeling trip was awesome and when i got home i Rolled off the trailer, aired the tires back up, reinstalled the baby seat and have been driving it. Making more reliable is really the best part. I still will never drive it to a wheeling event, I'm too old for the hassle..

As far as whats next? Well the rust needs fixed in a few spots on the tub then it will get lined.

If my custom tool box turns out the way i want then I am gonna make my own center console. I should have enough 1/8" plate to make a nice one. Plus I can put on an armrest which would be nice.

Tire carrier for the bumper. I am tired of listening to the rear door banging around.

Looking for an 8.8 to have around get it rebuilt and maybe some 4.56's. I carry extra d35 parts with me when i wheel but it would be nice to not have to worry.

Maybe a locker for the front. Multiple ways to do that. What I would really like is to do a spartan or aussie in the front and get rid of the cad and get a locking hub setup.

Tube fenders, "real" cage, Suspension seats, etc...

There's a list. LOL! Not in any order really. I need to get the cage done by next year though so I can feel better about having my 3yr old in the back.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:01 PM   #57
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Got one of the sidestep/rock guards built and on. Turned out pretty good but looks funny with just one on. Oh well. lol!
Also started on my custom tool box.
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Tool box so far.








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Also got the driver side rust hole fixed ans started on the ds rock slider.





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