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Old 04-02-2014, 05:45 AM   #331
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The only thing planned right now is topless for ta tas at Rausch in August.

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Old 04-02-2014, 09:47 AM   #332
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The only thing planned right now is topless for ta tas at Rausch in August.
Well if you're done with the build by the end of may there is a club called big rubbers based out if Windber pa with private property and some pretty good trails if you want to check it out. They set up a comp course etc too in the stadium there and it's pretty fun. I'm sure they'd like to check the rig out. I think we are trying to go up that wheeling because its one of the only times you can get on the property unless you're in the club/know someone.

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #333
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I have a friend that's been out there, I might get out there this year, my project is taking way longer than anticipated though.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:06 PM   #334
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Heres a few updates,
Its more separation than I wanted at the frame end but it was the only way I could keep the drive shaft from hitting the upper control arm bracket.


No binding! it goes up until the upper CA hits the motor mount


Spacers for the front to help suck the hubs back into the rim.


The frame is straight, the grill is crooked but heres a flex shot.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:08 PM   #335
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I will have to run limiting straps because my 12" coil overs just wont be long enough


Speaking of coilovers, here is the jeep siting on the suspension in all four corners for the first time since October last year!!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:10 PM   #336
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Diff cover for the 60 showed up this week
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:02 PM   #337
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looking good keep up the great progress
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:11 PM   #338
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Looks good! My upper link is mounted on the inside of the frame for the 3rd link. I have lots of clearance that way with no binding.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:21 PM   #339
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I had a productive weekend. I ended up picking up a 20 ton shop press at harbor freight yesterday.
Since child labor probably built it in China I figured child labor could assemble it here in the states! My girls will be building their own jeeps someday

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Old 04-13-2014, 08:23 PM   #340
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Back to the Jeep,
I put the hubs on the front today, Im running 2" spacers to keep the hub from sticking out too far, that puts my WMS to WMS at 70" up front and 67" in the rear

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Old 04-13-2014, 08:28 PM   #341
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for the 1st time in 6 months the jeep saw day light!!! Now I need to build a cross member to connect the coilover hoops, run my brake lines, alter the gas tank and skid to clear the rear diff, install the hydro assist ram, outboard the rear shocks, finish the tire carrier..... and I'm sure there is a ton of stuff I'm forgetting.



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Old 04-19-2014, 08:26 PM   #342
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mmmmm....beefy!
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:48 PM   #343
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I started working on getting the gas tank to fit this week. As you can see I have a clearance issue.


Once I did a little trimming to the Rokman gas tank skid I fount a new clearance issue, The area where the truss ties into the diff cover is hitting.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:50 PM   #344
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I pulled the skid back out and started cutting, bending, and welding


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I also cut off the rear truss support from the axle, I figured with all the places its welded to the axle plus the tie in to the pinion guard it will be fine. Now I have lots of room for up travel.


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I also manage to squeeze the stock rear anti sway bar in there
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:56 PM   #347
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Now all that is left for the rear is to install the driveshaft, outboard the rear shocks, make and put on my rear shock mounts for the axle, and run the brake lines, and put the gas tank back in.
I was able to fit the tank back into the skid without any heat
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #348
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Nice work on the skid mods. I'm gona do the same to my Rokmen here down the road when I get to that stage, decided to save that til the fronts done I think. Looking great man almost there!
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:21 PM   #349
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Its been a while but here what I've been up to the last few weeks.
Relocated carbon canister since coilover hoop is in the way.


Cycled suspension to measure for rear shock location


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Outboarded one of the rear shocks yesterday, I'll get the other one this week.

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #351
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Looks good. I bought ford buckets for mine but decided to build a cross member and angle them in so that I could use longer shock.
What length shocks are you using in the back?
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:09 PM   #352
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Looks good. I bought ford buckets for mine but decided to build a cross member and angle them in so that I could use longer shock.
What length shocks are you using in the back?
Thanks, The shocks are only 11" travel. The plan is to upgrade to ORIs eventually so I didnt want to get too much $ wrapped up in the current suspension.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:22 PM   #353
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Its alive!!! After 9 months in the garage I drove the jeep Friday night.
Heres what kept me busy the last 2 weeks, Bent the stock front sway bar so it would clear the new track bar mount.

Added the sway bar links to the front axle

Made the strut brace the tie the coil over hoops together and stuffed the stock air box back in.

Mounted the hydro assist ram
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #354
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I also ran the brake lines and wired the new LED tail lights, put the gas tank back in and ran my lines.
Here it is at ride height after the first test run.
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I busted ass to get it done in time for the local monthly "Jeep night" at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CR-Bucks/219876224704591 Its a local resturant whos owner is a jeep guy.
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Now I just need to take care of some odds and ends but for the most part it is done!!! For now at least
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:42 PM   #357
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So exciting seeing this beast come to life, can't wait to see footage of it on the trails
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:58 AM   #358
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^^^ same!
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:28 PM   #359
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Wow! Great work! You are seriously talented.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #360
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Lookin good bob I need to catch up. Gona have some goodies showin up in my build thread soon but no d60s yet. Polishing the 30 for a few more years.

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