|03-29-2013 08:01 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 10:15 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 09:46 PM|
|03-28-2013 09:23 PM|
|lead jacket||global components...hmmm..is that a nice way of saying "made in china"?|
|03-28-2013 05:32 PM|
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 12:42 AM|
|CarolinaBound||This pertains to my interests. Carry on.|
|03-27-2013 10:57 PM|
|Tyler92yj||I do electrical work every day could not even comperhend doing it with 1 hand good job|
|03-27-2013 05:57 PM|
|lead jacket||this is really getting interesting!!|
|03-27-2013 04:39 PM|
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.
|03-26-2013 11:11 PM|
|03-26-2013 10:13 PM|
|Tyler92yj||nice cart dude wish i wad a plasma cuter|
|03-26-2013 09:55 PM|
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 08:12 PM|
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 07:27 PM|
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 12:21 AM|
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 08:42 PM|
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 09:58 AM|
Made it home with my new axles. $300 for the pair.
|03-12-2013 08:07 PM|
Going on Thursday to rescue these from a old ford.
|03-05-2013 06:54 PM|
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 03:05 PM|
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 09:29 PM|
|03-04-2013 08:31 PM|
|Tyler92yj||Dude that thing is rusty|
|03-04-2013 05:44 PM|
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 03:25 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 02:12 PM|
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 05:56 PM|
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!!!
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 05:57 PM|
|02-26-2013 05:43 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 03:37 PM|
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
Chassis Coat "Semi Gloss"
|02-26-2013 12:28 PM|
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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