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03-29-2013 09:01 PM
tmcd94 Sweet build man, going to keep an eye on this forsure. And yeah I saw that my yj was made in canada the other day as well :/
03-29-2013 11:15 AM
lead jacket Looks like a nice little compressor,and im sure it will serve you well..but, isnt there anything made in the USA anymore???.. my yj was made in canada....sorry for the off topic rant
03-28-2013 10:46 PM
Originally Posted by lead jacket View Post
global that a nice way of saying "made in china"?
Motor says assembled in Mexico. Made in the USA means, we put the stickers on here in the States.
03-28-2013 10:23 PM
lead jacket global that a nice way of saying "made in china"?
03-28-2013 06:32 PM
1hand The Easter Bunny Showed up early!

About impossible to find anything made 100% in the USA, but this is the best I could do.

Now to wire the little feller up.
03-28-2013 01:42 AM
CarolinaBound This pertains to my interests. Carry on.
03-27-2013 11:57 PM
Tyler92yj I do electrical work every day could not even comperhend doing it with 1 hand good job
03-27-2013 06:57 PM
lead jacket this is really getting interesting!!
03-27-2013 05:39 PM
1hand I hate working with 10ga wire with only 1 hand

Now I have one cord to anywhere in the garage and use any of the 3 machines with just a flip of a switch.

All self contained now.

03-27-2013 12:11 AM
Originally Posted by Tyler92yj View Post
nice cart dude wish i wad a plasma cuter
I know, just used it the first time cutting up the cart. My cut-off wheels are going on
03-26-2013 11:13 PM
Tyler92yj nice cart dude wish i wad a plasma cuter
03-26-2013 10:55 PM
1hand Worked on remodeling the old weld cart tonight, to fit 3 machines and 2 tanks.

Thats it for today. Tomorrow I will make a extension cord with 3 outlet plug-in bank, on board air line, cord holders, and tig filler rod holders.
03-25-2013 09:12 PM
1hand I figured out the thread size of the upper C's, its 1 1/8-12. I might try slotting a bolt and thread it up from the bottom to try and clean up them top threads. If that doesn't work, I guess I will have to try and find a used tap on fleebay.

The first of the 3 new toys showed up today.

I got my old tig ready for the trade in tomorrow.

I'm keeping my old cart that was homemade. I'm going to convert it to hold 2 tanks, the new mig, and the new plasma and new tig thats coming tomorrow.

03-23-2013 08:27 PM
1hand It was a long afternoon, but I was able to get both knuckles off. Of course I manage to bugger up some threads in one of the upper C's. Now I need to figure out what size threads are in there, and will have to get a tap! I'm sure that will be cheap..........looks like it's bigger than 1".

03-21-2013 01:21 AM
1hand My little basement furnace-room machine shop has been a "catch all" this winter. So in the the morning I'm holding my breath and "going in" to clean it up. If I don't come out by nightfall, better send someone in after me.

03-20-2013 09:42 PM
1hand I started a little bit on tearing down the front axle. I did manage to get one of the locking hubs off. Only had one cap screw that rounded out on that hub. Then I was off to town to get an axle nut socket, and then got the spindle and brakes off. I had then found I need a Ball Joint Spanner Wrench.

I'm using info off of Mr. N's 44 page for the tear down.
Mr.N's Dana 44 build up

I had to order from Napa # 278-2030 and will be here tomorrow

You can see the inner ball joint preload nut here

So far about 3 hours to get one side this far

Also, today I did a little horse trading. Traded my Lincoln 185 tig for a Thermal dynamics 180 Tig/Arc and a Hypertherm 30 Plasma cutter and bought a Lincoln 180 HD Mig. They will be coming next week. I should be set-up for the cutting and welding for the project pretty good now.
03-18-2013 10:58 AM
1hand Made it home with my new axles. $300 for the pair.

03-12-2013 09:07 PM
1hand Going bigger!

Going on Thursday to rescue these from a old ford.

03-05-2013 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Tyler92yj View Post
Dude that thing is rusty
OMG ha ha ha

Must be nice to have stuff look that good. From my perspective, I was thinking how great it looked! Hardly rusty at all for this area .
03-05-2013 04:05 PM
1hand A little less rusty now. I need to go a get my puller from my job trailer at work to get the pinion out. Pretty much ready for the axle tube weld up and truss build.

03-04-2013 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by Tyler92yj View Post
Dude that thing is rusty
Ya not a Texas rear end.
03-04-2013 09:31 PM
Tyler92yj Dude that thing is rusty
03-04-2013 06:44 PM
1hand Went and got a 8.8 today. Tomorrow I will start stripping it down to get it ready for the 4 link mock up.

03-01-2013 04:25 PM
1hand Found a 8.8 with disc brakes at the local salvage yard for $202 plus tax. Think going to go Monday and pick it up.
02-28-2013 03:12 PM
1hand I enjoy doing this fab work, and thinking I would like to learn more and try some major DIY mods in the future. Everything I had planned to do was mostly bolt on accessories, and spendy ones at that.

I think I have talked myself into getting a JD tubing Bender and Notcher, and fabrication all my stuff myself. Also going off the deep end and fabricating up a full blown coil-over linked suspension..............Bam!
02-27-2013 06:56 PM
1hand Started working on the Bugout frame today.

First on the passengers side rear, I cut off the rusted out stock shock mount to get ready for the M.O.R.E extra travel rear mounts. Under the old mount was a chassis frame rail inspection hole.......

Cleaned it up to see how bad it was. Sounded thin about 2/3's the way down on the inside as I tapped on it. Also notice I removed the upper track bar mount.

I found a piece of 13ga and bent up the new replacement section.

I don't have a Mig, but do have a 185amp Tig/Arc welder. Just takes a bit longer thats all. That is my helper today Chloe Jo "CJ" setting the amps for me.

Notched out the frame for the replacement, and removed last years stash of acorns!!!

Ta Da!

Moving rearward, the gas tank cross member has holes rusted through.

Notched out the bad, and took some measurements.

I picked up this 12" hand shear a couple years ago figuring I would have a use for it someday. Well..............

Mark out some lines on a piece of 16 GA.

The El'ceapo brake

Fits pretty good for the first go at it.

Weld, ground down and relocated and drill holes.

That is it for today. Tomorrow will be a carbon copy of today, just over on the driverside I guess.

02-26-2013 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by Hardcharger View Post
What is the purpose of the rear shock mounts? Are you relocating them, are the originals damaged, or. Are the for a different type of shock, other than factory
The stock brackets are rusted through in the inner corners. Also by removing them and installing these M.O.R.E rear mounts, allows you to use 2" longer shock for more travel.
02-26-2013 06:43 PM
Hardcharger What is the purpose of the rear shock mounts? Are you relocating them, are the originals damaged, or. Are the for a different type of shock, other than factory
02-26-2013 04:37 PM
1hand I can't get the stuff I need here in town so this is whats going on the first "Bugout" order.

Front Shock Hoops

Rear Upper Shock Mounts

Marine Clean

Metal Ready

POR 15

Chassis Coat "Semi Gloss"
02-26-2013 01:28 PM
1hand Is a pint of each Pre, POR, and top coat enough for the frame?

Maybe I should get quarts and do the bottom of tub and diffs too?

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