|04-11-2014 08:07 PM|
|04-11-2014 06:40 PM|
Long time lurker here.....just wanted to say that your final cage design looks GREAT to me....one of the best I've seen.
Please keep up the inspirational work!
|04-11-2014 05:26 PM|
Few updates on the build with non-stop work the past couple of weeks. Looks like I'm going to be able to wheel at EJS after all even though there were several times I was extremely nervous it wasn't going to happen.
The cage is installed (not finished) but in the Jeep and ready for EJS and far better than the stock roll bar was. I still have the windshield brace, gussets and eye candy tubes to install but it is 80% done and I am very happy with how it turned out.
Now, on to the good stuff pics!
Raptor lining. This stuff turned out better than I thought it would. Really happy with the results:
Had to drive on and off the trailer numerous times with nothing but a bucket as a seat and man I can't wait to get those Baja XRS seats bolted in (hopefully tonight)
Teaching my nephew the fine art of grinding:
Big thanks to Danno for this seat mount design. I love it!
Mike working his welding Magic (I got a weld or two in on this beast myself as well):
And where we left off at 3:00 last night (Mike, I can't thank you enough buddy):
Tonight is harness and seat install night hope to get it road worthy for our club meeting tomorrow morning!
Saving the best for last and on an even bigger note than my Jeep. Set Them Free Off Road is exploding. Big thanks to all these awesome sponsors for stepping up and supporting the rescue of victims of human trafficking
|03-24-2014 10:02 AM|
I also acquired this little guy over the weekend!
Running into some serious questions about mounting seats right now though. Pics from you guys would be great so I can glean from you!
|02-26-2014 06:03 PM|
Here is a little promo video a buddy of mine put together for Set Them Free Off Road 2014. Enjoy!
Set Them Free Off Road 2014 Promotional video - YouTube
|02-20-2014 08:49 AM|
|02-20-2014 02:33 AM|
|skidplate04||Mine is tight as hell also.. It makes a loud ass noise when it moves. Do you use all 8 bolts on the tub? I just have 4... Maybe that's my problem|
|02-19-2014 05:52 PM|
|02-19-2014 12:15 PM|
|skidplate04||Does your hardtop slide back and forth on the windshield while you wheel? Mine does....|
|12-19-2013 03:10 PM|
Set Them Free Article
UFWDA Voice Dec 2013
Made it into my first magazine. Article starts on page 35.
|12-17-2013 10:26 AM|
Here is a little bit of an update on the happenings:
I've ordered seats and harnesses and started on the CAD for a cage. It isn't complete yet but haven't found the time to finish it.
The drawing is still missing a lot of the more 'complicated' tubes and the rear section of the top. I hope to try and finish it this week.
|12-17-2013 09:55 AM|
Man congrats on a great LJ so far! I have the same jeep and have been debating what fenders and corners to go with. I've also been eyeing the cage building skills of a local fab shop. When I get a truck and trailer I'll hit you up as a Colorado trail guide!
|10-21-2013 10:52 AM|
PSC Hydro Assist with Currie/Savvy Steering and Rokmen Hi-Lines
After installing all the lines and fighting the steering gear for at least 4 hours brute force installed it. I will say that a body lift would have easily made it clear the grill but without it we had to cut about an inch up into the grill.
Then it was finally time to add fluid and bleed the system
A little over five bottles of Royal purple later we took it out for a quick test drive at 11:00 on Friday night.
Drove it over to Mikes shop to fork it and found a leak but I just used some thread sealer on the fitting and cranked it down as far as possible (I think I created threads in the reservoir to make that fitting go all the way in).
I over estimated the amount of hose I would need on the cylinder to the box and I need to come up with a way to hide that so it doesn't get in the way and replace that last bolt in the steering gear like I said above but other than that I think it is ready hit the trail.
Thanks Mike for all of your help.
|10-21-2013 10:47 AM|
PSC Hydro Assist with Currie/Savvy Steering and Rokmen Hi-Lines
It is finished...at least for the most part. I broke one of the bolts on the steering gear mount that I still need to pull out and source a new bolt but other than that it all seems good to go. It looks like everything is clearing and I fixed up a leak yesterday. Need to check when I get home tonight to see if there are any others. Here are some pics brief notes on the process:
Laid everything out in a manner that made sense to me (that soon became chaos and didn't matter anymore once tools made their way out of their locations but it was a good idea ).
Found a problem really quickly with the PSC kit. The output fitting wouldn't thread all the way into the reservoir. Called PSC and they sent me out a new one.
Mike started ripping off the rest of the old parts while I attacked modifying the 1.5" x 6" bore cylinder from PSC. For this I needed to cut down the post and female fitting and also cut down the male fitting so that everything cleared inside of the BMB mounts.
Then we worked on getting everything mocked up and fit into the Jeep. The PSC reservoir mounts worked really well with the Rokmen Hi-Lines but needed to be slightly modified. We needed to take one of the mounts and put a 33* bend in it to keep the reservoir vertical. Mike took it to his shop and put a perfect bend in it.
Then started making all of the lines and finishing the BMB mounts
Note that the drag link needs to be ground down to be round before the mount will fit on it.
|10-15-2013 05:24 PM|
|10-15-2013 04:33 PM|
|10-15-2013 04:05 PM|
|10-15-2013 12:26 PM|
Here is a video one of the members of my club made of me at Penrose which resulted in my latest forced upgrade. When the video stops is when the steering completely let go but after watching the video I think I was having problems inside of A-hole and then by the time I hit coffin rock it was all over.
Penrose Trails w/ CSC4W - YouTube
|10-12-2013 05:48 PM|
|Side_Project||Great build lovin it Keep it up.|
|10-11-2013 12:18 PM|
|G-Rocc||All the parts have now arrived and the install will start tomorrow. Anyone have any tips or tricks for the install, also how much PS fluid do you think I'm going to need? I was planning on grabbing 6-7 bottles of the Royal Purple EZ.|
|10-08-2013 10:47 AM|
So after destroying my steering I ordered some this...
More is to come
|09-12-2013 12:35 PM|
Cage material has arrived!
|08-16-2013 09:10 PM|
|Gunner||Don't know how I missed this thread. I sub'ed your You tube channel to keep up with your trail exploits. Awesome build.|
|08-16-2013 04:37 PM|
Getting ready to pull the trigger on starting a cage. I have some really good CAD (I mean Snag It) Skills and used those for my concept drawings. I want to keep it as open as possible and also have some sort of removable tire carrier. I could use some ideas on what to do for that tire carrier as I have not made up my mind yet on what it should look like. All advice and ideas are welcome.
|08-09-2013 11:18 AM|
I've been really busy with Set Them Free Off Road so I haven't updated or done much in a while. I have done a good amount of wheeling. Hit Holy Cross and crawled Cleveland Rock and also made it through Carnage Canyon. Carnage was rough though. Had to winch three times (at the waterfall before the v-notch, one other spot where I just got myself turtled and the exit). Made it out with only a slightly bent tie-rod though.
All that has changed on the Jeep is I added a Powertank and a Spiderweb Shade. Put here are some pics and a link to some videos:
Gianni Vecchiarelli - YouTube
Carnage Canyon BV:
|06-05-2013 06:04 PM|
It was a blast check out the full story of the carnage and more pics here:
I tested out every piece of new armor on my Jeep and it is holding up to the tests. Jeep looks abused again though.
|06-05-2013 11:26 AM|
|Rusty762||Jealous, looks like fun|
|06-05-2013 09:43 AM|
|GSPup||From this sunday...we had a blast. Photo is from the Partiot exit.|
|05-30-2013 03:05 PM|
|05-30-2013 02:52 PM|
|TXST8tj||Nice! You just floated your way up. Made it look easy.|
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