|03-23-2014 12:04 AM|
Gussets welded in:
Buddies Jeep getting gussets welded in:
Thank god I had a set of these because I obviously needed them :
Built a tool to clean the axles out, it was a really long attachment to an air drill and we wire wheeled the inside of the housing :
So this is where I'm kicking myself for not taking more pics. We got the sleeves in but holy hell. My buddies Jeep was a pain in the ***. Luckily mine went in a bit easier. We used a race bearing installation tool (44.5mm) and a air hammer, a bunch of anti seize / WD-40 and we gave it hell. Installed:
Started putting things back together...By the way, I need new hub assemblies. My driver's side was shot and the passenger side didn't look much better:
Pieced the Jeep back together. Painted the gussets, changed the diff fluid, and relaxed a bit. Obviously didn't have time for the fenders today lol.
|03-23-2014 12:04 AM|
These past 48 hours have been very eventful. So eventful that I wish I took more pictures but it seemed like we never stopped working and if we did my hands were so full of grease and grim that I couldn't pull out my phone and snap a few shots. Lets get the story started:
These showed up a couple days ago along with the Artec Gussets:
Arrived at my buddies house last night around 6PM (he has a shop we did all the work at), went to pull the Jeep out of his home garage to go to his shop and as I was backing out he hit the garage door button "by habit" (don't recall how many beers he was in). I rammed my Jeep into his garage door and completely destroyed the bottom panel of the door and put a nice hole in the back side of the top right above the glass:
Laughed about that for a while and then cruised over to his shop where we tore the Jeeps down for the sleeves and gussets.
Got them both in the air:
Discovered a seized brake caliper earlier in the week and got that all squared away. Pulled everything apart:
Now I discovered seized U-Joints on both sides!!:
We tried pressing them, air hammering, hammering, and crying and none of it was working so we decided to cut them out:
After tearing everything down and getting those U-Joints out we called it a night. Next day (today) we had a buddy come over who knows how to weld. He gets everything prepped for the gussets:
Mocked the fitment up and if you noticed my coils are out because we realized we had to remove all that to be able to slide the upper gusset where it needed to be so that took some time to drop the axle enough to slide those coils out. Ended up taking off the shock, coil, bump-stop, track bar, and skid because the driveshaft was in contact with it:
|03-08-2014 12:32 PM|
|Tanimal||Update: Pulled the trigger on some Nitro Axle Sleeves and Artec Industries Gussets. Going out to a buddies shop March 21/22 and doing the install (My buddy ordered the same thing as me but he's also doing some RCV goodies) . Also trying to convince him to help with the Poison Spyder fenders that day Stay tuned, will be tons of pictures then!!!!|
|02-02-2014 04:34 PM|
|02-01-2014 01:51 PM|
Battery started to crap out on me so I went with the Sears DieHard Advanced Gold AGM Battery, deep cycle, 625 CCA, and a 3 year warranty. Paid $154.99 for it and Sears wanted $20 to install it....I laughed and did it in the parking lot.
|01-19-2014 06:10 PM|
|01-16-2014 05:40 PM|
|01-16-2014 04:44 PM|
BIG THANKS TO QUADRATEC.COM AND FACTOR 55!!!!
Just a quick update for you all. I got really lucky and won the contest through Quadratec on their Facebook page for some Factor 55 goodies! I got to choose between a ProLink loaded or the new FlatLink. Also it included their a Hitchlink, their beefy aluminum hawse fairlead, 2 Winch Locks, and some stickers! Here you go:
I went with the ProLink loaded:
Install was a breeze and I can't say enough good things when it comes to the quality and the craftsmanship of these products. I can't wait to use them now.
|12-31-2013 01:03 PM|
Sorry this post isn't the install of the Poison Spyder narrow fenders but I wanted to update you on some goodies I got.
Hi Lift Jack:
Also got the Hi Lift Mount for the Teraflex carrier and I mounted it up but have yet to install the Hi-Lift on it. Also undecided on if I like how the light is mounted and obviously need to paint this silver hardware:
|12-22-2013 10:55 AM|
Thanks man !
|12-22-2013 08:04 AM|
|ATX14||Fenders look great. I just primered my Poison Spyder bumpers & front skid plate and will be using the same Rust-Oleum bed liner. I'm glad to see they turned out so good for you. This is one of my favorite threads looking forward to see your updates.|
|12-21-2013 03:08 PM|
|12-20-2013 12:14 PM|
|12-20-2013 10:38 AM|
Decided to finally open up the instructions and came across the "DO NOT PAINT OR POWDERCOAT" basically Poison Spyder wants you to test fit them first in case there's any issues:
I absolutely love how this Rustoelum Truck Bed Coating came out. Very happy with it and it sprayed out a lot better and didn't clog like the Duplicolor Bed Armor did when I used that for my front bumper.
Hopefully I will have them installed in the next couple weeks. The instructions seem to be very tedious.
|12-20-2013 08:55 AM|
Moved the fenders over to our home garage because it's a lot smaller of an area to heat up and the bedliner needs to be 70F+ to cure. And so it begins…
Going with the Rustoleum Truck Bed Armor for now, thanks to everyone that has chimed in.
|12-19-2013 12:46 PM|
Got my dads storage unit all set up for fenders painting!
Unfortunately it doesn't have electricity so we are using a propane heater:
Fenders are all primed:
Hopefully will be doing the paint tomorrow. Been reading a lot on what people like to use and my buddy suggested this stuff:
I've also heard just Rustoleum textured, Duplicolor bed coating, and everything else. Suggestions ?
|12-12-2013 12:46 AM|
Poison Spyder narrow fenders arrived! Even though I won't be installing for a bit I had to unbox them. Brought them up to my bedroom also, they're sleeping with me until installed ....
|12-07-2013 12:50 AM|
|Tanimal||Update: Pulled the trigger on Poison Spyder front (narrow) and rear crusher fenders, hopefully will be installed and painted before Xmas. Stay tuned.|
|11-04-2013 01:44 PM|
I got the Teraflex adjustable carrier installed in conjunction with my already installed Teraflex hinge mount. Really excited with the improvement over the stock carrier and all the adjustable options I have now. On with the pictures!
For part of the install you have to press the tire stud mounts into the Teraflex mount and it would have went a lot smoother if I didn't just have hand tools so this was the hardest part for me. Got creative though and it worked out:
Used a socket and a wrench as a spacer and used one of the supplied bolts to thread the studs in. It was a pain but it worked. Here's my victory photo :
As you can see I mounted the studs at the highest possible setting (for a 37inch tire) Even though I have a "35" KM2 I wanted to gain as much height as I could for a better departure angle.
Make sure you have a T20 to remove the 3rd brake light from it's housing because you'll be reusing it:
Mounted up the adjustable mount:
and slid in the actual part that you mount the spare to (this is also adjustable depth wise, so you can have it sit out from the tailgate as far as it will go or pull it in nice and tight)
I remember when I was reading into getting the adjustable mount I saw some threads with people have problems with the weld cracking. Looks like Teraflex reinforced this with some beefy gussets and also at the bottom of this picture you can kind of see how it slides and theres 2 bolts at the bottom to tighten it in the spot you choose:
All finished :
Side shot (I pulled it in as close as possible with my rims backspacing and I actually have it up against the rubber bumpstop:
My tire use to sit on my bumper and I gained 2 inches of height :
Hope you enjoyed!
|11-03-2013 05:17 PM|
Got the Teraflex adjustable mount for my birthday! Hopefully install pictures soon.
|09-16-2013 12:17 AM|
I've been so busy but as promised here is the light output on the Rigid Industries Dually that I had mounted for a rear backup light. Sorry it isn't the best picture:
I think I wasn't very impressed with it as a backup light because it looks to be a "spot" pattern. I've replaced it with Olympus Off Road's 1 LED pod light that is flood/spot combo and it surprisingly throws more light off to the sides and that's what I needed as a backup light. I want to try that "diffused" pattern though:
That's what it looks like. I'll get some pictures of it mounted on the Teraflex carrier and light output. Sorry not a ton of pictures but it's late and I'm exhausted.
|09-02-2013 06:13 PM|
Bought a Rigid Industries Dually for $40 from a buddy for a backup light. Got some time to get the light wired up to the other switch I had initially mounted on my A-pillar. After running the Olympus pillars for some time now and comparing to the Rigid I am definitely not impressed with the Rigid and will be selling it ASAP for what I bought it for and wiring in an Olympus pod. I really like where it is mounted and I'm glad this Teraflex hinge has these additional bolt holes to accept whatever crazy idea(s) I think up.
When I fully open the tailgate it clears the taillight. BARELY:
Also the bracket barely clears the Teraflex hinge:
But it works! I'll get some light output photos sometime soon.
|08-26-2013 11:39 AM|
Thanks for the compliments and dropping in guys! Appreciate the positive feedback
|08-26-2013 07:56 AM|
|ErickS||Awesome jeep, that is an impressive build.|
|08-26-2013 12:13 AM|
Really happy with the light output and the lights in general so I got in contact with Olympus Off Road to see if there was anything I could do for them to gain exposure. Fortunately, it was suggested that I do what I normally do and post to forums! Basically they want to keep track of how much exposure the forums could give them. So if these posts have helped anyone make a decision and pull the trigger on the lights please enter the coupon code "mrbright" at www.olympusoffroad.com , I referred you to them, it helps them know more details about where sales come from.
On to the pictures:
Just the pillar lights:
Pillar lights and headlights:
Just the headlights:
Different backdrop now.
I hope you liked the pictures! Thanks for dropping in
|08-25-2013 08:54 AM|
|kramer2k||Great job man on the lights, very cool. The build is looking great!|
|08-25-2013 03:05 AM|
|08-25-2013 01:42 AM|
|deno_ed||Very Nice Build.|
|08-24-2013 11:40 PM|
|ExplorGM||Nice rig! Like the name change!|
|08-24-2013 08:56 PM|
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