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Yesterday 12:59 PM
indirocz28









Installed a Family roll bar finally!


Did the pipe bridge at my local park. A little sketchy with this thing!
Yesterday 11:58 AM
indirocz28 Some pics just messin' around:


Parking lot crawlin at our local Jeep Meet:


I got a pretty cool present for my birthday this year:




Yesterday 11:20 AM
indirocz28 Wow, I really have a lot to catch up on.

I used to update this when it would still let me post pictures directly from my phone. But WF tells me I have reached my "photo limit".

Anyway, okay so, from the front steering upgrade onward:

Ive been wheeling as much as I can. We've found a new very liked park just a couple of hours away called Shiloh Ridge Off Road Park.

Also We had some fun at the Go Topless day down at Crystal Beach. There were over 2500 Jeeps!



First fairy ride!


This was interesting:


Had the luxury of having to replace my timing set a few months back. Along with a newer AX15 transmission, upgraded transfer case internals, and upgraded to an external slave cylinder. Man that thing works so smooth and great now!
05-13-2014 08:13 PM
indirocz28 I spent Sunday installing my new Durango 4x4 steering box and Rugged Ridge HD Steering linkage upgrade.



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05-04-2014 09:36 PM
indirocz28 Had a great time wheeling this weekend.
After the 8.8 swap and re gear and everything it's gone through the past couple of months, it performed very well.


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05-04-2014 08:12 PM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
that was close to needing a new windshield frame and glass
Already need one of those anyway.
05-02-2014 11:22 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
Slid sideways off an off camber when it was a little wet and got wedged against a tree.
that was close to needing a new windshield frame and glass
05-02-2014 07:56 PM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I was going to ask how that happened
Slid sideways off an off camber when it was a little wet and got wedged against a tree.
05-02-2014 07:55 PM
indirocz28 This little jeep has a lot of character. Lol
05-02-2014 07:19 PM
daddyjeep I noticed that and like it. It adds character.
05-02-2014 07:08 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
Lol! Do you see my battle wound on the passenger side cowl behind the hood??
I was going to ask how that happened
05-02-2014 06:38 PM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep View Post
The Jeep is really looking good.Even with that grill.
Lol!

Do you see my battle wound on the passenger side cowl behind the hood??
05-02-2014 01:19 PM
daddyjeep The Jeep is really looking good.Even with that grill.
05-02-2014 01:10 PM
indirocz28 Finally, it is back on four tires again! 4.88s front and rear. G2 chromoly, Aussie locked front D30, ford 8.8 with LSD rear. Adams driveshafts front and rear with sye and double cardan shaft.
Tj grill, led front markers, deleted transfer case drop, added rock sliders and tube fenders, custom bump stop extensions, and finally, spiderwebshade.

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Taking it out this weekend to Hidden Falls Adventure Park for Wheelers For The Wouded.
04-29-2014 09:18 PM
indirocz28 Here is the nearly finished product.



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04-29-2014 08:34 AM
simonclay Overkill? No. Its just being prepared
04-29-2014 08:06 AM
indirocz28 So I had installed some longer than stock bump stops to run 35s. Then had to figure out how to space them down and be stable.


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The end result may look overkill, but no one makes a bump stop "spacer block" for how I wanted to space them and have full use of the axle tube to bump on.
04-17-2014 08:01 PM
indirocz28 As darkness started to set today I was still working. I was able to bolt up the a/c condenser and radiator, and get the grille centered.

Used some loctite and set the rear spring u bolts to 65ftlbs as per rough country. Cleaned up my mess a little bit, started the jeep and let her run a bit for the first time in a couple of weeks. Fired right up!

A little night shot of the LED front lights. Attachment 998953

More to come soon.
I am hoping that I can drop it off at the shop on Tuesday to get the 4.88s installed.....
04-17-2014 06:03 PM
indirocz28 The final product of today....
Still have to bold the condenser and radiator back in though..



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04-17-2014 04:25 PM
indirocz28 Got all the front lights wired up and working. Yaaay LED's!!!




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04-17-2014 12:23 PM
indirocz28 Getting some more done today. Glad I get 1 day a week off of work....



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Still working on lining up the YJ hood. Seems like the hood sits about 1" to the passenger side at the top of the TJ grille.
The bottom of the grille is pretty close to even along the outside edge of the frame rail.


Also going to do the front LED wiring today.
04-17-2014 12:21 PM
indirocz28
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Originally Posted by dmaxthad View Post
I put the same fenders on my YJ. I like them a lot, especially for the money.
They were a pain in the ass...
04-17-2014 10:58 AM
dmaxthad I put the same fenders on my YJ. I like them a lot, especially for the money.
04-13-2014 01:57 PM
indirocz28 Got the other fender mounted today. Still have some trimming to do to make the TJ grille fit.
Then bolt up the tube fenders to it.
Also figured out my grille body mount had a 2" hole rusted through it so I fixed that as well.



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04-12-2014 11:49 PM
indirocz28 Today consisted of some more Jeep building. I am thankful for having a couple of days off work, and nice weather at the same time for once.

I fiddled around with the 8.8 some more checking out pinion angle some more. At ride height they are both 7.2/7.4* and driveshaft spins freely. However, when at full leaf spring droop currently, my driveshaft binds big time. I'd prefer to avoid getting an sye and cv driveshaft right now if I could, but I don't have an idea on avoiding that one.

Got new rear discs and pads on the 8.8, and adjusted the parking brake shoes inside as well. Then welded in some scrap steel on the back of each perch where I'm going to mount the rubber end of each brake hose.
And started on the front tube fenders. Which is a pita!


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The end for today..

I still have a hell of a to do list for it...
04-12-2014 07:36 AM
indirocz28 So I've had this ford explorer 8.8 sitting around for quite a while. Finally had time to start working on it and get it put in the Jeep.

The kit I bought from EastCoastGearSupply came with a 1310 u-joint yoke, the hardened bolts for the yoke to axle flange, the axle to spring perches, u bolts & plates, shock mounts, and new emergency brake cables.

I spent a LOT of time in the morning cutting off and grinding down the old axle hardware.

Here are a couple of pics.
I'll try to post some more today but it got dark on me last night.



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Setting pinion angle at ride height.
04-09-2014 09:41 AM
indirocz28 I bought them from e-auto grilles on eBay. But they use the smittybilt instructions.
04-08-2014 11:31 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
Well, been working my ass off so that I can get this build nearly finished up. So here are some pics! Pulled out the D35 today. Soon to be installed
smittybilt?
04-08-2014 10:16 PM
indirocz28 Well, been working my ass off so that I can get this build nearly finished up.

So here are some pics!


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Pulled out the D35 today.

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Soon to be installed

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03-26-2014 12:13 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by indirocz28 View Post
7.5" hole saw?
sawzall and a hand held grinder to smooth it out
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