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01-22-2015 11:08 PM
chop110
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Originally Posted by dbgbuell View Post
Did you end up altering the tj roll cage to get the lj top to fold over the rear bend. Mine just barley passes over it with some encouragement. I got a chance to measure a roll bar on an lj today I see why now. Wondering if you had the same issue.
Nice stretch work!
01-16-2015 10:47 PM
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01-04-2015 10:00 PM
solman I'm about an hour south of Harrisburg. Maybe 3hrs from Philly.
01-04-2015 06:49 PM
Mike_M Ahh, a Vfd now I understand. Thats awsome to have a machine shop in your garage. Your jeeps a beast and thanks for sharing the vids.
Where is southern PA are you located? I grew up in the Chadds Ford (~30 miles from Philly) area of PA and transplanted myself out West.
01-03-2015 11:12 PM
solman Here's another short vid

http://youtu.be/5DUiaPN43I8
01-03-2015 11:01 PM
solman Thanks guys. Mike, yes the lathe and mill are in my garage. The lathe is single phase 220v and the mill is 3phase 230v but it is powered by a variable frequency drive (Vfd) that plugs into single phase 220v and puts out 3phase 230v. Dbg , I just added 15" to the straight section of the tj cage. It's tight bringing the top down but it clears. Here's a video from one of my trips to Rausch Creek over the summer. http://youtu.be/mPZMj7rumFs
01-02-2015 06:40 PM
dbgbuell Did you end up altering the tj roll cage to get the lj top to fold over the rear bend. Mine just barley passes over it with some encouragement. I got a chance to measure a roll bar on an lj today I see why now. Wondering if you had the same issue.

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01-02-2015 10:48 AM
Mike_M solman: Been following along and this is one amazing build. You are one master craftsman. I was wondering, do you really have a machine lathe & and a milling machine in your garage? If so I am curious how they are electrically configured, as usually they are 480V, 3-phase. Thanks!!
12-31-2014 02:57 PM
Jeep-YJ-91 You sir are a beast, fantastic job and awesome build. I really enjoyed reading through your progress, unbelievable that its still the same Wrangler at heart.
12-29-2014 10:11 PM
solman
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Originally Posted by bookland View Post
How is everything working out? It looks great!
Thanks, Its been running great, over 2000 road miles and quite a few wheeling trips without issue. I just registered for topless for tatas 7 at Rausch creek!!! Ill put some videos up tomorrow.
12-03-2014 04:04 PM
bookland How is everything working out? It looks great!
09-08-2014 04:33 PM
solman Thanks, the jeep has been running great, I have over 1000 road miles on the jeep since the 1ton swap, and a few wheeling trips, I'm really happy with how it all came together.
08-26-2014 06:48 PM
-Hogzilla Incredible project.....! You have serious skills!
06-29-2014 08:30 PM
tbensor I love this build. We'll done
06-29-2014 12:43 PM
solman Playing on the comp course at the end of the day
06-29-2014 12:42 PM
solman Loaded up and ready for Rausch creek!!!

Hitting the trail

Testing the limiting straps

06-29-2014 12:40 PM
solman I didnt have time to do the exhaust but here are the locker switches and the limiting straps.

06-24-2014 12:44 PM
solman So far I've put a little over 100 miles on the jeep and it's running great, all that's left for now it the wire the pump for the front locker, make limiting straps, and re route the exhaust.
06-24-2014 12:41 PM
solman Cool, I'll be up at Rausch creek this Saturday you should come up.
06-11-2014 10:23 PM
GoldenSahara00 Lookin good bob I need to catch up. Gona have some goodies showin up in my build thread soon but no d60s yet. Polishing the 30 for a few more years.
06-11-2014 06:28 PM
bookland Wow! Great work! You are seriously talented.
06-09-2014 01:58 AM
Mike_311 ^^^ same!
06-08-2014 09:42 PM
tylerrelyt101 So exciting seeing this beast come to life, can't wait to see footage of it on the trails
06-08-2014 08:27 PM
solman Now I just need to take care of some odds and ends but for the most part it is done!!! For now at least
06-08-2014 08:26 PM
solman I busted ass to get it done in time for the local monthly "Jeep night" at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CR-Bucks/219876224704591 Its a local resturant whos owner is a jeep guy.
06-08-2014 08:24 PM
solman I also ran the brake lines and wired the new LED tail lights, put the gas tank back in and ran my lines.
Here it is at ride height after the first test run.
06-08-2014 08:22 PM
solman Its alive!!! After 9 months in the garage I drove the jeep Friday night.
Heres what kept me busy the last 2 weeks, Bent the stock front sway bar so it would clear the new track bar mount.

Added the sway bar links to the front axle

Made the strut brace the tie the coil over hoops together and stuffed the stock air box back in.

Mounted the hydro assist ram
05-30-2014 09:09 PM
solman
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Originally Posted by Hums99 View Post
Looks good. I bought ford buckets for mine but decided to build a cross member and angle them in so that I could use longer shock.
What length shocks are you using in the back?
Thanks, The shocks are only 11" travel. The plan is to upgrade to ORIs eventually so I didnt want to get too much $ wrapped up in the current suspension.
05-30-2014 12:38 PM
Hums99 Looks good. I bought ford buckets for mine but decided to build a cross member and angle them in so that I could use longer shock.
What length shocks are you using in the back?
05-19-2014 08:22 PM
solman Outboarded one of the rear shocks yesterday, I'll get the other one this week.

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