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Old 03-19-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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Hi all.. Besides responding to a few posts here and there i dont do much around here but lurk. Lurking from work i want to start my build documentation here.

Stock suspension, stock tires, stock wheels, bilstien 5100's. Since i have had it ive done the diffs, tc, trans (twice) and oil changes. Changed the rear drive shaft u joints (fronts are next). Bought a hard top before the winter (i work outside and had a feeling this would be a bad one). Next up is an oil change, a couple dozen crabs, then hit my next project soon.

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Well im starting my build in order of impotence.. Whats important to me right now is on board air. My cabin has no power so being able to use air tools, air up tires, tubes, rafts, mattresses is my first priority in my build.. I only have 35k so other than some overly old and slippery tires i dont need much (but has that stopped anyone here?). I might have went a little big with the oba.. Heres what i got in the mail... Click image for larger version

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Well im at work and i cant wait to tear into this but its not going to be right at this moment.. I want to run stainless steel 3/8 for my pressure lines from The compressor to tank for the cooling effect..i am thinking swagelok fittings.. But for now i am gonna use all goodyear hose and airline fittings until i get the install truly figured out.

The quality of all these parts seems top notch.. I think almost every part is us made.. Go 'merica



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Old 03-29-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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Going to hit it hard tomorrow. Fired up this old genny stick welder i have never used at work and found some 6011 rods i need to practice a bit to move the mounts on my oba tank. I dont want it to interfere with my tummy tuck, axle or anything else so i am planning on cuttting them off, cleaning up the tank and rewelding the brackets in the right place so i have a flat spot on the body to bolt through the underside of driver side back seat footwell. The brackets need to be an additonal 4 inches apart approximately.


Also started checking out how im going to finish this up to make it last. Im debating running some stainless tubing in front of the rad for cooling of the air charge before it goes to the tank. So for someone more familiar with yorks.. How much vacumn can they pull? Or are they not designed to work that way?

Well everything is useless and didnt happen without a pic.. But more carnage to come! Me and the fiance went to a gunshow and i bought her first knife! A pink benchmade griptillian. Any stick welding tips would be appreciated i dont want to burn through a good tank lol im gonna practice lots first. And some cool military jeeps a 1941 and a 1943
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:52 PM   #3
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Move the mounts! Also picked up a matco 25-250 lb torque wrench on cl for 50 bucls
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:53 PM   #4
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Moving the mounts a few weeks ago toom a while
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:52 AM   #5
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Works great! helped a friend with 700 feet of fence using an air stapler Put about thirty more hours into it buttoning up the details, wiring, mounting the tank, manifold, filter. Teflon taping everything etc. airs up my 30's from 12 to 26lbs in maybe 7 seconds
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:58 PM   #6
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This was quite the undertaking for a guy working entirely solo.. Me and my dad went snowboarding... He has been snowboarding for 20 years.. Made a bad decision and went off a jump dad broke his neck and back in february and i have been without a wrenching buddy.. He must be the luckiest and unluckiest person i know.. Unlucky to get in an accident..and
Really lucky he is not paralyzed. I was with him and did all i could to help him.. Which is important.. When coming up to someone who is unconscious.. With possible neck and back injuries dont be afraid to tell the medics how u wanted ur loved ones cared for. I saved my dad possible paralysis by taking my shirt off and stuffing it under the back of his head after i forced the ski patrol to collar him. They said it wasnt their procedure and i said it is mine do it or leave. Well anyway after neck surgery.. Titanium in his neck and weaking a back and neck brace for 3 months he is going to be fine.

Did i mention he is a jeeper too! He has a jk 4 door on 33's and he hasnt been able to drive it since february.

I travel a lot for work.. So my posts will be scattered, misconstrued and mostly hair brained. I really want to drop a bunch of money on my jeep and drive it forever but we will see what happens next.

I would really like to do a flat skid, mc
Fenders and A 2-4" lift with 32" or 33" tires
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:53 PM   #7
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Been working on our analyzer rack for work.. Good opportunity to take the ranger 8 out for a spin and learn to stick weld. Well this standing cabinet rides around in a big box trailer.. Over the pas 10 years the 16 gauge steel has given out. I decided to change the floor and when i did i opened up a can of worms. The bottom of the rack fell out so i did like jeeperz do and made a box frame of 1/8 wall 1x2" tubing and used a good 50 welding rods.. Done with cutoff wheels and a 4.5 inch harbor frieght grinder had to cut one side of the tubing then the other and ground it square. Took forever! I might have had it set a little hot but i was welding around 70-90 amps.

Any one have industrial source emissions related problems or testing required? Our cems rack is secure and our floor looks great!
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:56 PM   #8
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The next project i would like to tackle is a frame mounted transmission crossmember.. I would like to get a mig so i can produce slightly better more repeatable welds.. But 6011 rods.. After about 50 of them i was getting the hang of it. Any pointers?
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:03 PM   #9
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Heres how she sits today:

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New tires 32x11.5 mtr+k
Jks 1.25 body lift
New napa trans mount
M.O.R.E. 1" mml

Had to bend the shifter a bit to clear the console... Cut and welded a 1" spacer into my steering riser block out of 1/4 plate.

More pics to come looking at installing soon:

OME 2" heavy springs or currie 3" springs
Some adj trac bar
Adj control arms
Hp30 (might wait...depends if i can get a 3.73 ratio in good shape)
New hub bearings, u joints and brakes


Also monstalined the tub about a month ago.. Busy busy busy


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #10
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Well its happening i went nuts last week.. Thanks dirk! Stay tuned for more although at this point im pretty sure im the only one reading this.

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Needed new brakes too! Thanks blaine!

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Old 08-05-2014, 02:18 PM   #11
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Waiting for more brown santas
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:52 PM   #12
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Not even a hint of what was ordered??
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:20 PM   #13
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Dpg ultimate kit 2" plus antirock
Vanco bbk with bm pads
New balljoints, front u joints, rear drums and shoes

I see a lot of pics of tj's with front end damage so im hoping the vanco kit is relatively cheap insurance compared to rear ending someone

I have been debating welding on some c gussets while i have the ball joint and axle shafts out... Should i sleeve it too? More pics and brown santas to come
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:46 PM   #14
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Well no sleeves.. Dropped the axle out last friday been welding gussets on and hd lca mounts.. Also putting in new ball joints, u joints, unit bearings.. Well a pic is worth...


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Lookin good man, keep it up!
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:01 AM   #16
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Well its been a while... Jeep is basically done with the exception of a re-torque at ride height and lengthening my drag link a bit.. Pics to come apparently the ones i have exceed my quota.


I dropped the tank and did the free tank tuck... Plus painted some more of the underside with chassis saver and the front axle

2" dpg ultimate kit
Antirock
Vanco+bmb pads
New drums and shoes
New ball joints (spicer)
Ujoints
Currie steering
Artec hd lca axle brackets and c gussets

Im sure im forgetting something here lots of long nights solo but shes getting close to done (yeah right).
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I dropped the tank and did the free tank tuck...
Say what now??
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Say what now??
Basically, you cut the mount of the gas tank's skid plate, and weld it back together- a little shorter than it use to be. Gives you a few inches of clearance.

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