|Yesterday 07:56 PM|
|Tx 91 YJ||Wow what a nice shop. I wish I had that kind of room!!|
|03-02-2014 10:13 PM|
|Sawyerballer98||Lookin good can't wait to see the progress start again.|
|03-02-2014 09:57 PM|
Got the Jeep moved to the new shop today. Hopefully I can get back to work on it soon.
Leaving tiny old shop.
Arriving at new shop.
Kinda gets lost in there.
|02-23-2014 08:21 PM|
|daddyjeep||I've never missed it. My Jeep has missed a couple though. Unless something drastic happens the Jeep will be done. A couple more weeks we will be settled in the new house and I can get back to work on the Jeep.|
|02-23-2014 06:02 PM|
|Lil Red JK||So, does this mean you will make it to Bantam this year?|
|01-30-2014 11:51 PM|
Good for you. Lol.
|01-30-2014 11:42 PM|
|01-30-2014 09:05 PM|
hahah so good he read it twice!
|01-30-2014 08:55 PM|
Yea...I am sure McMaster will have something. I get a fair amount of stuff there for home and work.
Nothing too exciting tonight. I started running brake lines. My LED back up lights came in too.
|01-30-2014 02:40 PM|
|0III0forlife||For the latch issues that you were wondering about on the rear wheel wells. Check out McMaster-Carr. www.mcmaster.com. They have all kinds of industrial latches an bolts and everything else that you can think of. I personally use them for all of my "specialty" bolts. They even have military grade 9 available. I got the cantilever latch that I used on my spare tire carrier there as well.|
|01-30-2014 11:43 AM|
|daddyjeep||Twelve pages might seem like a lot, but this thread is 2 1/2 years old. I think it shows that I am a slacker.|
|01-30-2014 07:00 AM|
|WIwrangler||Times four I mean two.|
|01-29-2014 10:52 PM|
|01-29-2014 09:26 PM|
|01-26-2014 09:24 PM|
|WIwrangler||Just read all twelve pages. Awesome build. Subd|
|01-26-2014 08:46 PM|
Got the bumper and winch mounted tonight. The wife thinks I should paint my shackles green to match the motor and diff cover, ANY THOUGHTS?
I also pulled the radiator and got the e fan mounted as a pusher.
|01-25-2014 10:24 PM|
Painted bumper pics.
Self etching primer.
Duplicolor Bed Armor.
Tomorrow I will get it installed and start permanently mounting the winch.
|01-25-2014 04:57 PM|
|daddyjeep||Thanks, I wish we were already in the new house. I'm still working on my 16 x 20 garage. Had to bring the bumper in the house to paint cause there is no heat in the garage. Hopefully by the time we get home the smell will be gone.|
|01-25-2014 03:19 PM|
|Wombat Ranger||Lookin' sweet. That shop is sexy too. Keep up the great work!|
|01-25-2014 09:41 AM|
|samizdad||Nice workshop...bigger than my house. LOL|
|01-25-2014 12:23 AM|
|daddyjeep||Got all my holes drilled and attacked the bumper with the flap disks. Hopefully tomorrow I can find the time to get some paint on it.|
|01-23-2014 08:58 PM|
Got all the welding done on the bumper tonight. I just need to drill a few holes to mount it and get some paint on it.
Inside view of the D-ring mount welded. The welds look pretty good I think. I just couldn't clean them up very good with the wire brush for the pic. Damn flux core wire is messy.
Back to the radiator... I am thinking I am just going to leave the shroud alone and mount the fan as a pusher. I won't have to worry about clearance that way.
|01-22-2014 08:54 PM|
Did a little more welding on the front bumper tonight. Got the shackle mounts welded in at least from the outside. One corner is welded and ground smooth. I probably have 2 or 3 more hours of welding and grinding to finish this thing up.
I tried installing the E fan and shroud tonight and ran in to a problem. The shroud does not fit around the fan. I ordered this from Leadfott Racing (Champion) as a set so I would assume everything would work together. Looks like I will be giving them a call tomorrow.
|01-21-2014 09:28 PM|
That's not all, My radiator from Ledfoot Racing came too along with the shroud, electric fan, and relay kit.
Initial impression of the radiator is pretty good. The welds look decent. All of the holes lined up just fine. The fan just fits between the radiator and the pulleys. A little more room would be nice, but I have about an inch between the pulleys and the fan motor. The fan can be mounted as a pusher if I decide I don't have enough room.
|01-21-2014 09:25 PM|
My Ballistic order came today. It is so nice to not have scrap tubing where my shocks are supposed to be any more.
Oh yea...16" travel Nitrogen shocks
And Yes I will be boxing in the area around the rear shocks. I plan on making a hinged lid so the shocks are accessible. Still trying to figure out what to use for a latch and am open for suggestions.
Also got some Ballistic Joints for the rear 4 link bars to get rid of the rubber mounts and get that last little bit of travel. I got a new set of brackets for the rear axle too. The stuff on there now is pretty crappy. I might even recess this into the truss a little for some more clearance between the upper links and the floor.
And finally the Shackle mounts.
|01-21-2014 09:20 PM|
|charleybrwn13||Congrats on the new house! Watch out... that shop will fill up faster than you think.|
|01-21-2014 06:32 PM|
I suspect that you are going to build a box to cover that rear shock hoop, so the passengers in the back seat don't get covered in mud. But you will almost have to make it removeable to get to the top bolts on the shock? And then get the bolt holes to line up for the cage tie-in...
Just a thought from my point of view. Sometimes I have good ideas and other times just tell me to shut up...lol.
|01-21-2014 06:15 PM|
pics of the cage as promised.
The fedex guy was here today...wait to see what I post in a couple of hours.
|01-20-2014 10:21 PM|
|daddyjeep||Tied the cage into the rear shock hoops tonight. Pics are too big to load from the phone so you have to wait till tomorrow. I welded a tube from the B post to the C post then welded one from side to side from those tubes behind the back seat. I then welded a 1/4" plate to the tubes and bolted the plates to the shock hoops. Shocks will be here from Ballistic on Wednesday.|
|01-19-2014 09:06 AM|
Didn't do too much last night. I finished the corner pieces, cut a 45 on the fairlead mount, and welded until I ran our of wire.
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