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08-01-2014 04:06 PM
tx_reeg Awesome work!
07-26-2014 12:07 AM
jameslee97206 Any updates on the beast?
04-22-2014 02:31 PM
kjdavis Been slow....havent had much time to work on it as I've been busy with KD Fabworks.

I have been slowly taking parts to the powder coater. I've got my rock sliders, front bumper, and the inserts for the tube fenders powder coated now. I need to find a good local painter now to do my fenders, front grille, and 50" LED windshield brackets. Then I can wrap up the front end and focus on the back.

Here's the front bumper set back on the TJ with the winch and LED light bar mounted.

04-22-2014 02:07 PM
Jeep_Canada Wow, very impressive! Just read this front to back for the first time and I'm blown away! Any updates??
03-24-2014 07:36 PM
WalleysTJ How about now?
11-19-2013 06:06 PM
kjdavis Not too much to update. Ive re-done my fuel cell mount and skid plate as there was some interference on a couple pieces....got that taken care of now. Also wired up a set of VisionX rock lights, and replaced my headlights with a pair of 7400 lumen each LED lights.

The project hit a hurdle when I had to replace the transmission in my truck. Now that it's done, hopefully I can get back on track with the TJ.
10-09-2013 01:35 PM
kjdavis
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Originally Posted by Bangert View Post
Any updates ?
Things have been really slow on this. First reason is time. Second is that I've been putting some money into a start-up business of fabricating Jeep bumpers and stuff....almost done with my first prototype bumper.

Third reason is that I just blew up the ATS transmission in my F350 on monday.....so its in the shop now getting fixed but will not be cheap!
10-08-2013 07:20 PM
Jayhawk12 Just went through this entire thread and I'd have to say that this is amazing work. This makes me wish that I had the tools and knowledge to do these kinds of things.
Keep up the good work.
10-07-2013 11:08 PM
Bangert Any updates ?
07-22-2013 01:40 PM
Bangert Yea I bet! But you just wait until you get those wheels turning. You'll be happy you spent the time to get it finished!
07-22-2013 01:13 PM
kjdavis Thanks guys. Not a lot to update, been pretty busy so far this summer and haven't got much more done. Need to order the rear axle shafts and a rear driveline and Ill be able to move it under its own power. Need to rework the exhaust and fuel cell hold-down brackets. Getting a little burnt out on it, needed a little bit of a break to get my motivation back!
07-22-2013 10:18 AM
BlackTJ98 Just read through all the posts, awesome build! Defiantly will be using this build as a reference for mine. Can't wait to see it all done. What are your plans for a rear bumper?
07-20-2013 10:05 PM
Bangert We need an update sir! This is the most amazing build i have ever seen. I can't wait to drop my hemi into my tj, this kind of thing gets me motivated !
05-31-2013 06:21 PM
kjdavis Got it rolled back under, need to modify the fuel cell skid plate now and send it out for powdercoat.





05-31-2013 06:21 PM
kjdavis I added a tab off the lower link mount for the Antirock to mount to. Still need to weld it on.



1/4" with some 1/8" on top....



ran into a bit of an issue on the rear axle. I got everything welded up and the gears put back in for the final assembly. Went to put the Ruff Stuff Specialties diff cover on and DOH, it doesnt clear the ARB air line. The angle of the cover is too steep. Not sure if its just because its a Tera60 and the bearing caps are extra thick, meaning that the air line has to come up even higher off the seal housing....or if it is a common issue with all ARB's and the Ruff Stuff Covers.

I've only had a stock cover on the Tera60 before, which is what it came with, and that cleared the same air line location. So, I decided to sell the Ruff Stuff cover and I ordered up a Ballistic Fab extra capacity cover that should fit. If that doesnt work...Ill go back to the stock cover.



05-20-2013 01:23 PM
kjdavis Got my rear FOA hydro bumpstops in:



Then got right to mounting them up, Its a tight fit but everything clears on full bump, droop, and flex.





Still need to get the Antirock mounts and limit strap mounting tabs on the axle, then I can pull it and do the final welding on the bumpstop pads and finish them off....shoot it with paint and load in the gears.

Got my Ruff Stuff Specialties diff covers and got them painted up. Front is installed and the rear is ready to go once I get the rear axle painted.

05-10-2013 06:26 PM
SuperTJ Great work!
05-10-2013 06:07 PM
sinbob sub Awesome build sir I could only wish for 10% of your ability.
05-10-2013 05:23 PM
Vigilantcookie
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Originally Posted by kjdavis View Post

Yeah, it is awesome. Its got *some* limitations, but nothing I havent found a work-around for. I like it, really glad I put it on a stand with castors.

That's what we did, and then added some 3 inch hangers for the dies to sit on.
05-07-2013 02:54 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Its been forever since I feel I started the build! Getting closer for sure, can't wait to get the axles back under and be able to move it under its own power!
I feel ya man. That will be sweet. My build is finally under speed after I bought parts and worked on weekends through school and got everything together. Now I can work, make some money and finish fabricating all my parts for the tuck and get my axles in. Except I need to build a front axle next
05-07-2013 12:46 PM
kjdavis
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Lookin' sick man. It's been forever since I stopped in here. D60s are looking sexy as all hell too.
Its been forever since I feel I started the build! Getting closer for sure, can't wait to get the axles back under and be able to move it under its own power!
05-07-2013 09:34 AM
GoldenSahara00 Lookin' sick man. It's been forever since I stopped in here. D60s are looking sexy as all hell too.
05-06-2013 10:34 PM
kjdavis
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Originally Posted by Vigilantcookie View Post
That Jd2 bender is awesome isn't it? I just go done building a basket for my buddy's fj with it. I also got the beast notcher from them, hopefully ill start on my own bumpers and fenders soon.
Yeah, it is awesome. Its got *some* limitations, but nothing I havent found a work-around for. I like it, really glad I put it on a stand with castors.

05-04-2013 09:11 PM
Vigilantcookie That Jd2 bender is awesome isn't it? I just go done building a basket for my buddy's fj with it. I also got the beast notcher from them, hopefully ill start on my own bumpers and fenders soon.
05-01-2013 01:27 PM
kjdavis got the 50" CSI light bar wired up, as well as a pair of Hella horns.





Started setting up the gears on the front axle; 5.38's with a Detroit.



Front brackets/tabs/truss all welded up and painted. Ready for final assembly of gears.



Finished up the gear install on the front 60, installed axles, superjoints, and spidertrax flanges....





Then I got the Jeep turned around with the castor stands and started on the rear Tera60 gear install. Got that all wrapped up and ready to roll the rear axle back under and figure out where to put the rear hydro-bump stops and limit straps.

05-01-2013 01:25 PM
kjdavis Getting back around to doing more work done. I took a break from the Jeep to FINALLY build a bench in the garage. I decided to make it a rolling welding bench, something to bolt the vise, tube notcher, etc onto. I had a top laser cut with the slots to use the Miller clamp for their Arcstations.







Also started to install the Yukon Super Joints in my axles. I originally planned to use the stock 35 spline inners, but decided against that and ordered up some Yukon 4340 inners;



The size of these axles are just awesome compared to a D30 or D44

03-26-2013 02:33 PM
kjdavis
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Originally Posted by jameslee97206 View Post
If I did you would have already known, I wouldn't hold a hammer hostage.
I knew you wouldnt....I just cant find it for the life of me!
03-26-2013 02:27 PM
jameslee97206
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Originally Posted by kjdavis View Post

You didnt find a Matco sledge hammer in your Jeep by chance did you?

If I did you would have already known, I wouldn't hold a hammer hostage.
03-26-2013 11:34 AM
kjdavis
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Originally Posted by jameslee97206 View Post
No problem Kurt, You did a top notch job! No rush on the touch up paint, I haven't had the top off this year due to the rain.

Been thinking MCE fenders but if I decide on metal tube I'll let you know, I changed my body lift and am about to tie the cage to the frame. It would be great if you could post a pic of your B pillar frame tie in, it would probably help many others that find this thread as well.


Looks like your build is not to far away from a shake down run, hurry up!
Its getting closer, still a ways off. But, every little bit is a step in the right direction!

You didnt find a Matco sledge hammer in your Jeep by chance did you?
03-24-2013 01:28 PM
jameslee97206 No problem Kurt, You did a top notch job! No rush on the touch up paint, I haven't had the top off this year due to the rain.

Been thinking MCE fenders but if I decide on metal tube I'll let you know, I changed my body lift and am about to tie the cage to the frame. It would be great if you could post a pic of your B pillar frame tie in, it would probably help many others that find this thread as well.


Looks like your build is not to far away from a shake down run, hurry up!
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