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Old 10-22-2012, 04:13 PM   #33
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Took it in to get the tick checked out. Left with a new idler pulley, new fan clutch, new A/C compressor, recharged fluids, new oil, new oil filter, and new air filter.

Soon to be on the chopping block: new brakes and new clutch.

Also, I got my subs and back seat back in.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #34
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I do love taking pics of her topless.



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Old 10-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #35
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Moved long range KC's to the bumper and took off the brackets. I guess the brackets are for sale now. I plan on selling all the lights and front bumper this summer and going with a Metalcloak stubby.


And I dropped the windshield for the first time. Plan on doing that in the future. My dad didn't look thrilled.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #36
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Pulled out the Daylighters and all of the wiring. Packing them for shipping quotes tomorrow. Took the KC brackets to the post office and shipped them off.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #37
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Woohoo! Finally sold my Body Armor trail doors for $200 + shipping. Bank accounts up to about $350 and keeps climbing as I sell more junk. Graduation money is about to roll in. It is EXTREMELY hard not to start buying stuff. I am trying very hard to get the $700 to pay off my dad before I buy.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #38
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So I was looking up parts on the internet as usual today and I noticed Rigid Industries has a new product out. They now offer Dually's and D2's as a flush mount unit. This is great news to me. I had an idea a while back to incorporate a pair of amber Dually's as my front turn signals. I have been designing a circuit to run them dim as driving lights and turn signals (to not blind others at night) but to also be able to turn them on full brightness with a switch (for fog use). I wasn't sure how I was going to attach them to the Metalcloak Stubby (my next purchase) but these new flush mount Dually's mean I can just cut the grill and bolt them in where most people would put JK or LED turn signals.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #39
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8.8 picked up. Artec truss arrived!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #40
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Since my clutch is toast, I did some investigating today. Found a shop that will do the clutch for $200! And got the whole Luk clutch kit for $100! Oh, and I ordered the kit at 2:30 today. Check out the pic:
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #41
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Got home to my clutch kit today! Full Luk kit with all metal TO bearing. $98.92 shipped! A steal!

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #42
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Ordered a Novak NP231 shifter cable from Savvy and a JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift and ZJ right and left e-brake cables from Qtec.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:28 PM   #43
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Well my last paycheck (minus my eventual comp check) came in today, soooo....
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Nice lookin Jeep!
I'm amazed at all the pics you have posted.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:30 PM   #45
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I got Metalcloaks email about their awesome bumper sale and free shipping and I was 1/2 a second away from pulling the trigger on an aluminum stubby. Then I came to my senses. I went ahead and placed orders at ECGS and 4WS.com to get rid of the money I was tempted to spend at Metalcloak, I think it was better spent.

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I had the same issue with ECGS that I had at JB Conversions. I hit place order and an error appeared. And the freakin computer charged me twice! :brickwall. I called Chase and he worked it out for me. He's sending me a Paypal request since the Paypal checkout freaked out.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #46
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Well, based on my conversation with Carlos last night, I made a decision.

The good news is I figure I can get all of my money back. There are 2 separate orders there, as I put as much on a Visa $100 gift card as I could. The other $250 I can get back by selling the old bumper for $150 and the Warn winch plate for $100. It's going to pay for itself!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #47
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Got to open my boxes today!

Was a little suprised to find the tone wheel with a good bit of rust on it already. Think this is a problem?
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #48
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Anyways, tonight I vacuumed the layers of mud out of the floorboard from just driving through Uwharrie last week and got the floor mats back in. Pulled the dash to pull an audio cable out I had routed through there. Put the First Aid ammo can and tool kit in the rig. And finally fixed my back seat LED lighting where the double sided tape failed. Wanted to keep the whole setup hidden but I guess I can handle 3 visible zip ties.


Uwharrie tomorrow!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #49
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Got some news from home:


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Woohoo! The guy in Concord agreed to $700 for the Wagoneer 44 with brand new 4.88's, new master install kit, Lockrite locker and Warn hubs! I think it was meant to be. And lord I can't wait to have a locker.

Oh, and a month and a half later, my Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P shipped finally. Again, it's a sign.
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Took a 3 hour Amtrak ride, delayed 45 min, home to get my axle in time. Somebody fell off the train after one stop and EMS had to be called. But, $700 later, what a beauty she is!

Also finally got to see all my new purchases.

Got in the replacement tone ring from JB Conversions. Had a spot of rust on it but I'll let it slide. Way better than the last one. I was tickled when I saw that he paid my shipping by wrapping bills in the packaging.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #52
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Pulled the other axle out of waiting, with it's rust and butchered "removed" brackets.

Ground the remaining nubs of bracket and rust off (found I'm quite handy with a grinder).


Welded the axle tubes and filled in all the places where the last guy cut into the tubes with his grinder.



And gave it a thick coat of primer since it will sit outside covered until we can make it back.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #53
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And here's where we finish tonight. Rain messed me up. Going on tomorrow. Might sand and paint the old bumper to get rid of the rash. Do the old trailer hitch as well. And somehow the top snap rings on both of the vertical rollers have disappeared so I hope I can find them at Lowe's tomorrow.
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And here's as far as I got today. Did all the work to get the bumper on and fitted. Even had to drive a city over to get the stock sway bar brackets ground down. Had all the bolts in and was going to install the bottom right bolt, AKA THE LAST BOLT, and the friggen holes didn't line up. I began loosening all the bolts on the bumper and tried to kick it into place, but no go. So now it sits unfinished under a tarp in the driveway. Have to finish it before I head to Uwharrie next weekend.

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And we'll stop there. The rest is just a bunch of rambling about bracketry for 3-link and high steer.
My dad actually got the stubby buttoned up and ready to go before I went to Uwharrie that weekend (Oct. 13). Not shown was where I hit the whole axle/steering assembly in the front with rattlecan. Looks so much better. Once I got back, he also cleaned all of the dirt out of the inside, got my seat and subs back in, had the busted rear window zipper oiled at an upholstery shop and finally washed the whole Jeep. Needless to say, I am grateful. He has also shipped off a pile of parts I sold while up here at NCSU.
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Nice lookin Jeep!
I'm amazed at all the pics you have posted.
Thanks! Can you tell I already have a build thread?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #59
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I think I've got every major component I can think of on a list for what I want to do as this build progresses. A triangulated 4-link will make it on the list eventually as well but I have no interest in planning it out right now.
Superior Super 88 kit - Superior Axle Super 88 Axle System for Ford 8.8 Inch
Superior D44 Wagoneer Chromoly (LS) - SUPERIOR AXLE & GEAR - products new home - Superior Axle and Gear\'s Evolution? Series Axle Shafts
Superior D44 Wagoneer Chromoly (RS) - SUPERIOR AXLE & GEAR - products new home - Superior Axle and Gear\'s Evolution? Series Axle Shafts
Brown Dog MML - CU2883-1 Jeep TJ & LJ 1" MML, Ultra-Flex Rubber
UCF LOPRO Mount - Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - UCF LOPRO ('03-'06 TJ) Trans. Mount
42”x24”x¼” Steel Sheet + Angle Iron + Hardware (Flat Skid)
Ruffstuff ¾” Heim Steering Kit (Coupon code PBB10) - 3/4" Heim Steering Kit - RuffStuff Specialties
2x Synergy Suspension High Clearance Lower Control Arm Frame Mount - Synergy Suspension*::*Synergy Suspension High Clearance Lower Control Arm Frame Mount - Un-Welded
Barnes 4WD Adjustable Inner Frame Link Mount Bracket Pair (10 Degree, 9/16" Bolt Hole) - Adjustable Inner Frame Link Mount Bracket Pair
Ruffstuff Panhard Kit (Axle Offset Panhard)( Frame Outside Panhard) - Off-Road Fabrication Parts - RuffStuff Specialties
Ballistic Fab XJ - TJ Jeep combo bracket upgrade kit - XJ - TJ Jeep combo bracket upgrade kit
Barnes 4WD Dana 44 Heavy Duty Axle Truss - Dana 44 Heavy Duty Axle Truss
Synergy Suspension Upper Control Arm Axle Bracket - Flat Mount - Synergy Suspension*::*Synergy Suspension Upper Control Arm Axle Bracket - Flat Mount
2x Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint LH 1.25" Thread - Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint RH 1.25" Thread
2x Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint RH 1.25" Thread - Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint RH 1.25" Thread
Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint LH 1" Thread - Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint RH 1.25" Thread
Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint RH 1" Thread - Currie 2.5" Forged Johnny Joint RH 1.25" Thread
6x 9/16" Greaseable Bolts for Currie Johnny Joint - 7/16" Greaseable Bolts for Currie Johnny Joint
2x 3’ Barnes 4WD DOM Tubing 2" OD 1.5" ID (1/4" Wall) - DOM Tubing 2" OD 1.5" ID (1/4" Wall)
3’ Barnes 4WD DOM Tubing 1.75" OD 1.5" ID (1/8" Wall) - DOM Tubing 1.75" OD 1.5" ID (1/8" Wall)
2x Barnes 4WD Tube Insert (1-1/4-12) 1 1/2" ID 2" ODTube (LH) - Tube Insert (1-1/4-12) 1 1/2" ID 2" OD Tube
2x Barnes 4WD Tube Insert (1-1/4-12) 1 1/2" ID 2" ODTube (RH) - Tube Insert (1-1/4-12) 1 1/2" ID 2" OD Tube
Barnes 4WD Tube Insert (1-14) 1 1/2" ID 1 3/4" OD Tube (LH) - Tube Insert (1-14) 1 1/2" ID 1 3/4" OD Tube
Barnes 4WD Tube Insert (1-14) 1 1/2" ID 1 3/4" OD Tube (RH) - Tube Insert (1-14) 1 1/2" ID 1 3/4" OD Tube
2x Barnes 4WD 1-1/4" - 12 Jam Nut (LH) - 1-1/4" - 12 Jam Nut
2x Barnes 4WD 1-1/4" - 12 Jam Nut (RH) - 1-1/4" - 12 Jam Nut
Barnes 4WD 1-14" Jam Nut (LH) - 1-1/4" - 12 Jam Nut
Barnes 4WD 1-14" Jam Nut (RH) - 1-1/4" - 12 Jam Nut
Reid Racing CHEVY Heavy Duty Flat Top Dana 44 Knuckles - DANA 44 Knuckles
Ballistic Fab D44 High steer arms with hardware (3/4”) - D44 High steer arms with hardware
2x Ballistic Fab Dana 44 High Steer Stud kit - Dana 44 High Steer Stud kit
Ford Hubs/Rotors
Chevrolet Small Bearing Spindles
Riddler Dana 44 Cover - Riddler Manufacturing RD44 - Riddler Manufacturing Differential Cover for Dana 44 Axles - Quadratec
Riddler Ford 8.8 Cover - Riddler Manufacturing RF88 - Riddler Manufacturing Differential Cover for Ford 8.8" Axles - Quadratec
Metalcloak Arched Tube Fender, Pair, TJ/LJ - Jeep Wrangler TJ/LJ Arched Tube Fender
Metalcloak 4" Arched Front Flare, Pair, TJ/LJ/YJ - Jeep Wrangler TJ/LJ/YJ 4" Arched Front Flare
Metalcloak Rocker Rail, Pair, TJ - Metalcloak Bolt-On Rocker Rail, Pair, TJ
Savvy TJ Full Corner Armor - No Flares - Savvy Full Corner Armor
Metalcloak 4" Rear Flare, Pair, TJ/LJ/YJ/CJ7 - Jeep Wrangler 4" Rear Fender Flare, TJ/LJ/YJ/CJ7
Poison Spider TrailGate™ TJ-LJ - TrailGate | Drop-Down Replacement TailGate | Jeep LJ TJ YJ Exterior Upgrades | Poison Spyder Customs
5x Hutchinson Rock Monster Wheels- CJ (5x5.5) - Hutchinson Rock Monster Wheels
5x Mickey Thompson MTZ’s 37X12.50R17LT
Savvy Fox Reservoir 12" Travel Shocks (Wayne Tune) - Fox Reservoir shock currie savvy 12" travel
TnT Outboard Rear Shock Kit - Rear Outbooard Shock Kit
Currie 97-06 TJ/LJ FRONT ANTIROCK® SWAY BAR KIT - Currie Johnny Joints Suspension TJ LJ Antirock
Currie CE-9900TJR Rear Bolt On Antirock for Jeep 97-2006 TJ/LJ - Currie CE-9900TJR Rear Bolt On Antirock for Jeep 97-2006 TJ/LJ
Savvy/Currie Aluminum Adjustable Lower Control Arms TJ/LJ - TJ/LJ REAR UPPER JOHNNY JOINT® CONTROL ARMS
Aluminum Savvy Gas Tank Skid - Aluminum Savvy Gas Tank Skid - Savvy Off Road Aluminum
ARB RD81 (Autoplicity is a vendor on JF) - ARB RD81 Air Locker Differential
Custom Cage – Mars Fab
TnT Rear Bumper - Jeep TJ/LJ/YJ (Crossmember) - Jeep Wrangler TJ,YJ: LJ Unlimited: Rear Bumper: T&T Customs
Genright Swing Out Rear Tire Carrier for TJ, Aluminum - Rear Tire Carrier for the Jeep TJ or LJ
J.W. Speaker Model 8700 Evolution LED High/Low Beam 7" Round Headlight - J.W. Speaker Model 8700 LED High/Low Beam 7" Round Headlight
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I might have missed it, but what are you plans for lug patterns between the Waggy 44 and 8.8?
I am interested in the same thing for mine, but had not researched getting both axles on the same bolt pattern.

The buy-in on a waggy 44 is much less than a TJ Rubi 44, and building it up will take on similar cost, so it makes sense to me.

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