|11-25-2013 09:24 PM|
|demoni||nice work man, subbed.|
|11-25-2013 07:34 AM|
|11-24-2013 08:32 PM|
|Tjkid8||What program did you use to find cog with your links?? Looks pretty cool just curious but great build man love your work!!|
|11-24-2013 11:29 AM|
|vanillathrilla||I wish I had 1/100th of your skills! Very nice build!|
|11-24-2013 11:20 AM|
|11-24-2013 10:13 AM|
|UFOtestpilot||1600 lbs in unsparing mass, holy crap! Those tires coming in around 150 lbs each? You are building a freaking beast of a machine dude. Where can I find that software to use online? I don't have windows (OSX household) but I would love to see a calc.|
|11-24-2013 09:54 AM|
Nice, I have followed your build with interest and finally chopped mine in half! I definitely appreciated the part numbers for the LJ belt rails. I used them on my stretch...just took a slightly different direction than you!
Your thread is a great asset to the forum.
|11-23-2013 12:08 PM|
I got the rest of my numbers figured out today
|11-21-2013 07:12 PM|
|solman||I should have some new updates tomorrow. I'm planning on welding on the frame brackets for the rear axle!|
|11-18-2013 05:16 AM|
|11-17-2013 10:35 PM|
|Southern||The flush tail lights look a lot better than they do stock. Might be something I look to do sometime. Everything looks good keep it up!|
|11-17-2013 04:21 PM|
|solman||There is plenty of room I just trimmed out the body some.|
|11-17-2013 04:14 PM|
|Southern||Solman, how did you recess the tail lights?|
|11-17-2013 02:03 PM|
Moved the stock spring buckets
|11-17-2013 08:35 AM|
I welded up the Balistic fab truss yesterday
Now I have over 13" of diff clearance
|11-14-2013 05:20 PM|
All welded up!
|11-10-2013 04:05 PM|
This is about the height it should sit when its all said and done.
|11-10-2013 04:04 PM|
Now the 1 ton rear has more clearance than a 1/4 ton rear
|11-10-2013 04:03 PM|
Now that the housing is smaller the ring gear no longer fits so I took care of that too.
|11-10-2013 04:02 PM|
The biggest drawback to the 14 bolt rear is that loss of ground clearance due to the huge pumpkin so I addressed that
|11-10-2013 04:00 PM|
I started mocking up the 14 bolt rear.
|11-10-2013 03:59 PM|
I started collecting parts for my control arms.
The uppers are 1.75" X .250" wall DOM. I'll be using the Johnny Joints from my Currie lowers to make the uppers.
The lowers are 2" X .250" wall DOM with Ballistic fab joints.
Old Currie lower next to new lower
|11-10-2013 03:55 PM|
All welded up
|11-10-2013 03:54 PM|
I recessed the tail lights to make a little more room for the brackets I had to make for the tire carrier.
|11-10-2013 03:53 PM|
I also started on my swing down tire carrier. i got the bent tubing from Trail Tubes
|11-10-2013 03:52 PM|
I have a couple other threads with updates on the jeep so I figured I would just keep it all in one place and add that other stuff here.
I got this bad boy for the front axle, I guess I need on board air now.
|11-03-2013 09:23 AM|
|solman||Nice Jeep! I don't think the turning radius was cut too short, I didn't really notice a difference. But my jeep does feel a lot more stable on the road now.|
|11-01-2013 07:03 PM|
I do not want the extra 5" of overhang either. I ordered corners from poison spyder with the wheel wells and gas filler moved back. I know I will be more prone to High Centering but I'll live with that. Did you notice an appreciable difference in turning radius? My Jeep as it sits now:
|10-31-2013 10:04 PM|
|solman||Sounds like you have a good solid base to start from. If you already have an Lj tub you might be best off just sourcing an Lj frame. The reason I decided not to go with a TJ tub is that I did not want the 5" of overhang in the rear. I wanted the rear tires as close to the back as I could get while still using the stock fuel tank.|
|10-31-2013 08:08 PM|
|Murfman||Just found this thread as I am researching the same strech. Tons of good inspiration here. I am doing it a bit differently as I just purchased a brand new LJ tub from a friend of mine. He has had it in storage for 5 or 6 years but never got a chance to build it. It must have been a factory prototype because the outer skins are seamed at almost the exact same spot as yours, but the inner fenders and floor look exactly like a stock LJ. The tub was never painted so there is surface rust on the steering column support and some of the other under dash brackets but the rest is still nice silver steel. I got a factory hard top and a spare TJ frame as well. I have not verified the dimensions yet but I'm hoping to use the front of one frame with the rear of the second with offset cuts so I end up with one seam when I'm finished. Do you have any other words of wisdom before I get hacking?|
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