|Yesterday 10:50 PM|
|Salamander||i literally just spent 2 hours reading this whole thread, you sir are awesome. needless to say sub'd|
|Yesterday 09:48 PM|
|Wondertwin1||You're not worried at all about smashing the bottom of your pumpkin? Or sucking up any small shavings that might collect in the bottom over time and just wear the gears out further/worse?|
|Yesterday 09:22 PM|
The magnitude of those parts is impressive. So much so, I ALMOST didn't notice your pink pencil and the face down dolly in the u-joint pic
J/K... Your work so far more than justifies however you spend your free time, always looking forward to the next update!
|Yesterday 09:11 PM|
|jeepwayoflife||Wow those ujoints are huge. Nice barbie...|
|Yesterday 06:57 PM|
Today I replaced the U joints in the dana 60 shafts.
|Yesterday 06:55 PM|
The 14 bolt gears are setup! Not much extra room but everything fits.
|02-23-2014 09:09 PM|
I welded up the tie rod and drag link this weekend. I'm not crazy about how close the drag link joint at the pitman arm is to the tie rod so I either need to get a flat pitman arm or move the steering box forward.
I'm dropping off the d60 tomorrow to have the gears set up. I will probably get the 14 bolt gears setup as we'll this week. It's finally looking like after almost 5 months I may be driving the jeep in the near future
|02-23-2014 09:02 PM|
|Buelligan666||Sub,d awesome work. I'm jealous of the time you have to work on things....|
|02-11-2014 12:37 AM|
|PCLs2FLY||Subscribed. That thing is BA|
|02-09-2014 07:35 AM|
|solman||Nope I'll start working on those brackets this week.|
|02-08-2014 07:27 PM|
|geiman||Figured out where you're going to mount the track bar yet?|
|02-07-2014 05:03 PM|
Here is the beginning of my hydro assist setup and mocking up the drag link and tie rod.
|02-06-2014 04:25 PM|
|02-05-2014 04:37 PM|
|solman||Sorry for the lack of updates but I did get some of my hydro assist stuff in this week, I'll be updating with a few pics this weekend.|
|01-27-2014 09:34 PM|
|Crthomas98||Your jeep is a monster! It would have been cool to put quadrasteer in it|
|01-27-2014 06:55 PM|
I finally got a chance to work on the jeep a little bit yesterday. I got 1 of the shock hoops welded up. I also ordered drive flanges for the D60 and some parts to put together a hydro assist steering setup. My pass. side high steer arm and 1 ton gm tie rod ends showed up today. Last week My arb compressor came in so I started mounting switches.
|01-21-2014 12:08 PM|
|daddyjeep||subd. I really have to read through this later.|
|01-15-2014 10:42 PM|
|TheBlackPearl||I love your jeep soo much|
|01-15-2014 10:00 PM|
|01-15-2014 07:45 PM|
|solman||I really like the AEV hood but if I were going to spend that much it would be on something more functional like a genright stretch gas tank.|
|01-15-2014 06:53 PM|
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Anywho, I am totally drooling over your awesome build! Great stuff here. Cheers!
|01-15-2014 06:09 PM|
|01-15-2014 06:07 PM|
Here is how it sits now. If I mount the hoops here I will have 4" of uptravel and 8" of droop, but I am still not happy with how tall the jeep is sitting. I will probably put shorter springs in the rear to drop it about 2" and figure out a way to mount the front hoops higher.
By lowering the jeep i will need to high line the front fenders, cut a little more off of the rear wheel wells and cut out a spot in the floor in the back to keep the upper links on the rear axle from bottoming out.
|01-15-2014 02:14 PM|
Furiously taking notes for when I drop tons under my TJ!!
|01-15-2014 11:09 AM|
|BLZ||Awesome,awesome,awesome,awesome,awesome,awesome,aw esome...and I like the color choice...I'm sooooo jealous.|
|01-15-2014 08:21 AM|
|01-14-2014 11:44 PM|
|a48jeep||Wow, really excellent build. I just read the whole thing- better than TV! I have the same posts for my sway bars on my frame rails- if you don't mind, what kind are they?|
|01-14-2014 09:45 PM|
|solman||I started mocking up the coilover hoops this week, I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow.|
|01-07-2014 01:13 PM|
Just now saw your post... we had run it once this summer and once this fall. We have been playing on some of the back sections of the park for a while and were hanging out with Scott while he cut new trails the one day too. It's definitely fun to play in all the new stuff. I'm excited to see what the next few years hold for RR.
Bob that looks great, are you doing all custom steering? I figured with moving the axle forward you will need to relocate the frame bracket for the track bar anyways. You going with stock, assist or full hydro for the steering? We will all have to get a wheeling trip together at rock run this summer.
|12-30-2013 04:38 PM|
I spent some time yesterday mocking up the front axle. I bolted it up with the old currie short arms as a reference for where the dana30 was. I extended the arms 2" and that is where it will sit. I also cut off the spring/shock bracket from the frame to make way for the coil overs. Now I need the cut off the frame side control arm brackets to start laying out the new long arms. I also realized that I will need to cut the track bar bracket off the frame and replace it with one that will accept a regular johnny joint and move it a little bit further so that it clears the truss.
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