|Yesterday 11:38 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Nice work on the skid mods. I'm gona do the same to my Rokmen here down the road when I get to that stage, decided to save that til the fronts done I think. Looking great man almost there!|
|Yesterday 07:56 PM|
Now all that is left for the rear is to install the driveshaft, outboard the rear shocks, make and put on my rear shock mounts for the axle, and run the brake lines, and put the gas tank back in.
I was able to fit the tank back into the skid without any heat
|Yesterday 07:53 PM|
I also manage to squeeze the stock rear anti sway bar in there
|Yesterday 07:52 PM|
I also cut off the rear truss support from the axle, I figured with all the places its welded to the axle plus the tie in to the pinion guard it will be fine. Now I have lots of room for up travel.
|Yesterday 07:50 PM|
I pulled the skid back out and started cutting, bending, and welding
|Yesterday 07:48 PM|
I started working on getting the gas tank to fit this week. As you can see I have a clearance issue.
Once I did a little trimming to the Rokman gas tank skid I fount a new clearance issue, The area where the truss ties into the diff cover is hitting.
|04-19-2014 07:26 PM|
|04-13-2014 07:28 PM|
for the 1st time in 6 months the jeep saw day light!!! Now I need to build a cross member to connect the coilover hoops, run my brake lines, alter the gas tank and skid to clear the rear diff, install the hydro assist ram, outboard the rear shocks, finish the tire carrier..... and I'm sure there is a ton of stuff I'm forgetting.
|04-13-2014 07:23 PM|
Back to the Jeep,
I put the hubs on the front today, Im running 2" spacers to keep the hub from sticking out too far, that puts my WMS to WMS at 70" up front and 67" in the rear
|04-13-2014 07:21 PM|
I had a productive weekend. I ended up picking up a 20 ton shop press at harbor freight yesterday.
Since child labor probably built it in China I figured child labor could assemble it here in the states! My girls will be building their own jeeps someday
|04-12-2014 05:11 PM|
|Hums99||Looks good! My upper link is mounted on the inside of the frame for the 3rd link. I have lots of clearance that way with no binding.|
|04-08-2014 09:02 PM|
|2nd04tj||looking good keep up the great progress|
|04-08-2014 02:10 PM|
Diff cover for the 60 showed up this week
|04-08-2014 02:08 PM|
I will have to run limiting straps because my 12" coil overs just wont be long enough
Speaking of coilovers, here is the jeep siting on the suspension in all four corners for the first time since October last year!!!
|04-08-2014 02:06 PM|
Heres a few updates,
Its more separation than I wanted at the frame end but it was the only way I could keep the drive shaft from hitting the upper control arm bracket.
No binding! it goes up until the upper CA hits the motor mount
Spacers for the front to help suck the hubs back into the rim.
The frame is straight, the grill is crooked but heres a flex shot.
|04-08-2014 02:00 PM|
|solman||I have a friend that's been out there, I might get out there this year, my project is taking way longer than anticipated though.|
|04-02-2014 08:47 AM|
|04-02-2014 04:45 AM|
|solman||The only thing planned right now is topless for ta tas at Rausch in August.|
|04-01-2014 11:07 PM|
|03-31-2014 08:57 PM|
If your going to be in the area stop over.
|03-31-2014 08:55 PM|
|03-31-2014 08:10 PM|
|solman||Lol, I just cut it up yesterday to make part of my front track bar|
|03-31-2014 07:36 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Also, do you happen to have your stock rear track bar still?|
|03-30-2014 09:37 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Looks great man. Nice work on the front stretch too. In trying to decide if I want to flatten the box out it just run an astrobox. I've seen guys get 2-3 with stock box just flat not forward. I've heard of guys getting 8 Inches out of an Astro box but I don't need that much. I am going to try and get as much out it the stock box as I can I think but at the same time trim the front crossmember back a little bit with something better than that stock tube. Still need to read some more on it and select my front axle choice. Builds coming along very nice though I hope to check it out soon.|
|03-30-2014 06:14 PM|
I got some work done this weekend
Made a track bar bracket for the front axle
Made a front track bar
Started mocking up front CA brackets
5" of front stretch!!!
|03-25-2014 08:01 PM|
I welded up the cross member tonight and flattened out my Pittman arm and put a slight twist in it.
|03-23-2014 05:34 PM|
|Mike5087||This build is awesome! That ARB is a sexy piece of metal. Looking forward to the finished product. Until then, I'll just follow along and be very jealous!!|
|03-23-2014 05:32 PM|
A little closer to the front
2 x 6 for the new front cross member
Small bracket to tie in to the old cross member
Now I have the front axle pushed 4" forward
I will swap out this pitman arm for a flat one to get this end of the drag link a little higher up.
|03-23-2014 05:28 PM|
The ARB is setup in the front axle now!
Once I put the front axle where I wanted it I realized that the drag link will hit the tie rod with only about 3" of up travel and I had no room for the track bar so today I moved the steering box forward and up.
Old bracket off
Cut the cross member
Modify the old stock bracket and start mocking up
|03-21-2014 04:49 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Bob it's looking great man!|
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