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Old 05-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #151
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I wanted clean dry storage, and once I put some type rocker guards on it would be hard to get to from the outside.

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I'm still interested in that rear end if you haven't promised it to anyone yet. Also the 35"s depending on the price?? You can Pm me when you are ready. Once again great build.

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Outstanding work! I am hoping to do this when I move back east in July! Thanks for taking your time to upload all the pictures and continue this thread.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #154
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:10 AM   #155
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I'm still interested in that rear end if you haven't promised it to anyone yet. Also the 35"s depending on the price?? You can Pm me when you are ready. Once again great build.
I should be removing both rears and the 35s in august. Make me an offer. So far they are not spoken for and they will not be unless I get a deposit on them, but Id rater not take any money to hold them just in case I break something on them between now and when I'm ready to take them off
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #156
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Got some time to work on the dana 60 today.
Heres the drivers side, note the small amount of exposed tube, not leaving much room for brackets.


After some cutting and grinding we have some extra room now.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #157
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I added some steel to the top of the tube and drilled some plug weld holes in the top of the spring perch that way there isnt too much stress on the welds that go into the nodular iron diff housing.


Then made some extra clearance on the spring perch
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #158
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After some final measurements and triple checking angles with the miracle point its ready to be burned in.
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All welded up

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Now I need to decide how to make a truss for the drivers side upper mount
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:03 AM   #162
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So glad i found this thread. I'll probably never do modifications this serious to my 02 TJ but its still great to watch you do this. So much fun to watch you exicute this plan. My only regret about this thread is that i caught you still in the process of your build. I wsh i could just have all the pictures and info at once. The suspence is killing me. Hurry up will you.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #163
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So glad i found this thread. I'll probably never do modifications this serious to my 02 TJ but its still great to watch you do this. So much fun to watch you exicute this plan. My only regret about this thread is that i caught you still in the process of your build. I wsh i could just have all the pictures and info at once. The suspence is killing me. Hurry up will you.
Im hoping to be done by the end of summer. I have a wheeling trip planned the 2nd week of august so I dont want to take the jeep off the road for the swap until after that trip.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:04 PM   #164
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Change of plans for the truss. I found some scrap metal laying arond the shop and made this instead
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #165
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Get your 4-link figured out yet?
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #166
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sort of, Im making some brackets today to mount on top of the truss. I have the gometry for the rear done but havent started on the front yet.
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Nice, anxious to see your brackets. Sticking with JJs or trying something new?
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #168
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Im keeping the JJ, I', going to use the ones from my Currie short arm lift on the DOM that I bought. If they dont hold up for some reason then I will replace them with the 3" ballistic joints. They are $65 each and I need 16 of them though . I only need to buy 2 more JJ for the axle end of the front uppers since the arms I have now use the stock bushing. there.
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I made a couple link mounts yesterday to mount to the truss. I welded them up today and started altering the pass. side upper mount so that the lower to upper separation is equal on both sides.
I also started to tie the truss into the diff for a little added support.

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Are you sticking with stock geometry up front?
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:55 AM   #171
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Just noticed this thread. Damn!!! Nice job!
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Are you sticking with stock geometry up front?
Im going long arm. the spring perch mounts are the same center to center and so are the upper control arm mounts. I moved the lower control arm mounts outward 3" on each side, and the vertical separation from lowers to uppers is about 2" taller than the hp dana30.
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Gotcha; surprised you're not trying a 3-link up front. Anxious to see how it works out for you!
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I'm sticking with 4 link because I still drive on the road, so I like the idea of the added security just in case one of my welds were to fail. I will probably experiment with removing one of the upper links at some point though.
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Put some paint on it. I still need to add the trac bar mount and sway bar brackets but that will wait until I mock up the axle in the jeep.
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Wow, killer ingenuity. And damn nice welds, sir.

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As if the stretch and 1 ton build wasnt enough to keep me busy I thought I would go ahead and paint the jeep this week too
I wasnt happy with the way the body looked where I put the new metal in so I redid some of that work too. I took it all apart yesterday and started sanding. Im hoping to paint it next weekend, stay posted for more updated pics.
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As if the stretch and 1 ton build wasnt enough to keep me busy I thought I would go ahead and paint the jeep this week too
I wasnt happy with the way the body looked where I put the new metal in so I redid some of that work too. I took it all apart yesterday and started sanding. Im hoping to paint it next weekend, stay posted for more updated pics.
Bondo work looks good. Finish it off in 120, blast some Re Face on it, sand it smoove and lay some paint on it. If yer gonna go a solid i would single stage that thing in a heartbeat
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Bondo work looks good. Finish it off in 120, blast some Re Face on it, sand it smoove and lay some paint on it. If yer gonna go a solid i would single stage that thing in a heartbeat
This was just round 1 of the fiberall. Knocked it down with the board sander, skim coat of rage, finish with 220, Primer with 2K highbuild, block it out, sealer then hot rot flatz semi gloss OD green
I know I'm wasting too much time with bodywork since I'll just be beating it up, but at least it will look good at the PA Jeeps show in York next month.

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