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Old 02-07-2014, 05:03 PM   #301
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Here is the beginning of my hydro assist setup and mocking up the drag link and tie rod.


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Old 02-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #302
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Figured out where you're going to mount the track bar yet?

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Old 02-09-2014, 07:35 AM   #303
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Nope I'll start working on those brackets this week.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:37 AM   #304
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Subscribed. That thing is BA
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:02 PM   #305
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Sub,d awesome work. I'm jealous of the time you have to work on things....
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:09 PM   #306
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I welded up the tie rod and drag link this weekend. I'm not crazy about how close the drag link joint at the pitman arm is to the tie rod so I either need to get a flat pitman arm or move the steering box forward.
I'm dropping off the d60 tomorrow to have the gears set up. I will probably get the 14 bolt gears setup as we'll this week. It's finally looking like after almost 5 months I may be driving the jeep in the near future
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:55 PM   #307
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The 14 bolt gears are setup! Not much extra room but everything fits.


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Old 03-16-2014, 06:57 PM   #308
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Today I replaced the U joints in the dana 60 shafts.

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:11 PM   #309
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Wow those ujoints are huge. Nice barbie...
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #310
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The magnitude of those parts is impressive. So much so, I ALMOST didn't notice your pink pencil and the face down dolly in the u-joint pic
J/K... Your work so far more than justifies however you spend your free time, always looking forward to the next update!
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #311
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You're not worried at all about smashing the bottom of your pumpkin? Or sucking up any small shavings that might collect in the bottom over time and just wear the gears out further/worse?
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:50 PM   #312
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:39 AM   #313
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You're not worried at all about smashing the bottom of your pumpkin? Or sucking up any small shavings that might collect in the bottom over time and just wear the gears out further/worse?
I'm going to add another 1/4" plate to the bottom for protection. As for picking up dirt, this jeep will probably only see 1000 miles per year so I'm sure it will last long enough.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:43 PM   #314
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It was a huge pain in the ass but the other spring/shock bracket is off the frame.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:28 PM   #315
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Track bar bracket parts from Ruff Stuff

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Old 03-20-2014, 07:27 AM   #316
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How did shaving that ring gear work with setting up the gears did you have to do anything different because the wipe would be off just curious great work so far
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #318
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How did shaving that ring gear work with setting up the gears did you have to do anything different because the wipe would be off just curious great work so far
That far out on the OD of the ring gear there is no pinion contact anyway, others have done it without issue so hopefully I will not have any either. I'm really hoping to have it on the road sometime in April.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:49 PM   #319
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Bob it's looking great man!
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:28 PM   #320
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The ARB is setup in the front axle now!


Once I put the front axle where I wanted it I realized that the drag link will hit the tie rod with only about 3" of up travel and I had no room for the track bar so today I moved the steering box forward and up.
Old bracket off


Cut the cross member


Modify the old stock bracket and start mocking up
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #321
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A little closer to the front


2 x 6 for the new front cross member


Small bracket to tie in to the old cross member


Now I have the front axle pushed 4" forward


I will swap out this pitman arm for a flat one to get this end of the drag link a little higher up.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:34 PM   #322
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This build is awesome! That ARB is a sexy piece of metal. Looking forward to the finished product. Until then, I'll just follow along and be very jealous!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:01 PM   #323
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I welded up the cross member tonight and flattened out my Pittman arm and put a slight twist in it.



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Old 03-30-2014, 06:14 PM   #324
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I got some work done this weekend
Made a track bar bracket for the front axle

Made a front track bar

Started mocking up front CA brackets


5" of front stretch!!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:37 PM   #325
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Looks great man. Nice work on the front stretch too. In trying to decide if I want to flatten the box out it just run an astrobox. I've seen guys get 2-3 with stock box just flat not forward. I've heard of guys getting 8 Inches out of an Astro box but I don't need that much. I am going to try and get as much out it the stock box as I can I think but at the same time trim the front crossmember back a little bit with something better than that stock tube. Still need to read some more on it and select my front axle choice. Builds coming along very nice though I hope to check it out soon.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:36 PM   #326
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Also, do you happen to have your stock rear track bar still?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #327
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Lol, I just cut it up yesterday to make part of my front track bar
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Lol, I just cut it up yesterday to make part of my front track bar
Damn! It's okay though I found one. My other buddy is building his rig now similar to you, and he gave his after market to my other friend who is giving me his stock one. Haha. They are actually closer to you than me, in MD.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:57 PM   #329
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Cool,
If your going to be in the area stop over.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:07 PM   #330
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Cool,
If your going to be in the area stop over.
Who knows. Do you have any wheelin trips planned this year? Spring thaw at doe valley/Windber would be a good one if you don't know about it. And we have a big RauschCreek trip planned.

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