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Forum: Pictures Forum 03-05-2014, 11:45 PM
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Posted By samnmax
To be honest, the picture is a little deceiving. ...

To be honest, the picture is a little deceiving. The plane is the shell of a Beech 1700... The engines have been pulled out. It was still pretty cool!
Forum: TJ Build Forum 03-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
So I've been driving my TJ for the last few days,...

So I've been driving my TJ for the last few days, and so far, I'm extremely impressed with the ride and the handling. After I got the front end aligned, it really started driving like it did before....
Forum: Pictures Forum 03-05-2014, 08:49 AM
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Views: 416,814
Posted By samnmax
I read the monthly challenge, and knew that I had...

I read the monthly challenge, and knew that I had to post this:
http://www.jfreezgraphics.com/Jeep/IMG_0511.jpg

When I was working for FlightSafety, they couldn't get the tractor started to move...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 03-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Yeah, with stage 1... I've got 3 stages planned,...

Yeah, with stage 1... I've got 3 stages planned, with new bumpers, new tires, armor, fenders, rear main seal, oil pan, and some custom electrical - not in that order. Hopefully, I can be finished...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 03-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I can't imaging getting those in or out with...

I can't imaging getting those in or out with needle nose... My old rings looked like spirals by the time they were out! My dad dropped by to see how things were going, and asked why I didn't just...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 03-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I had an awesome weekend (with the exception of...

I had an awesome weekend (with the exception of the frigid temperatures). :happyyes:

Friday evening, I collected all of the fluids, lubes, and tools needed for the SYE, and cannonballed into the...
Forum: Kansas Jeep Forum 03-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,648
Posted By samnmax
Never mind on this - I took a deep breath and...

Never mind on this - I took a deep breath and dove in. Everything went smoothly!
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-27-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I think you have some of the best stories! I...

I think you have some of the best stories! I used to build new computers into ancient cases back in high school so my parents wouldn't know I was dropping hundreds of dollars into custom...
Forum: Kansas Jeep Forum 02-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,648
Posted By samnmax
I've been working on my TJ for the last few...

I've been working on my TJ for the last few weeks, and am almost finished - you can see my build thread here:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/ecgs-ford-8-8-swap-with-dpg-lift-531281.html
...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
It's coming up on a week since my last update,...

It's coming up on a week since my last update, but I've gotten a lot done since then. I test fitted the 8.8, just to check alignments and brackets, then pulled it out and prepped everything. ...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I hardly got squat done last night, I was wiped...

I hardly got squat done last night, I was wiped out from a busy day at work.

I started drilling out the the frame brackets for the control arms and track bar, and my poor old DeWalt drill just...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,744
Posted By samnmax
Looks like this thing will be done in time for...

Looks like this thing will be done in time for the BSA Pinewood Derby! Seriously, this is killer....:worthy::worthy:
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
2 hours :jawdrop: you have officially jinxed me!!...

2 hours :jawdrop: you have officially jinxed me!!
Now she'll wind up on jack stands for the next two years (MR.CLIFFORD)

I hadn't thought about getting hung up on that lip - I'll have to look...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-20-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Now that the bolts were out, and everything from...

Now that the bolts were out, and everything from the old axle was removed, it's time to prep the 8.8 for installation. I started by transferring the swaybar from the D35 to the 8.8. Really simple -...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
In my frustration of getting those friggin bolts...

In my frustration of getting those friggin bolts out, I didn't really look at those pics - that looks great! What kinds of goodies did you add?
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Yeah, I thought about that, but I'm pretty...

Yeah, I thought about that, but I'm pretty limited to what I have when it comes to power/air tools. I could've done the whole project in a nice, bright, open shop with a lift, but I'm too impatient...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips!
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I finally got from this: ...

I finally got from this:
http://www.jfreezgraphics.com/Jeep/build/IMG_0377.JPG

To this:
http://www.jfreezgraphics.com/Jeep/build/IMG_0382.JPG

With these left over:...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Making a run to sears to get some decent tools,...

Making a run to sears to get some decent tools, this oreilly's "performance" tools crap won't cut it... I'm also thinking about running into work and grabbing the Milwaukee drill that I use for...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I'll keep working on it, I soaked everything in...

I'll keep working on it, I soaked everything in PBS Blaster again and went to the other side to remove the other shock. Since it's been getting a good soak for the last 15-16 hours, the bolts came...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Yeah, there is a note with the build sheet...

Yeah, there is a note with the build sheet explaining that. I also read it somewhere on their site. But I didn't plan on putting oil in it anyway; I ran my D35 for a month without hardly any!
...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Every time I look at that 8.8, my eyes glaze over...

Every time I look at that 8.8, my eyes glaze over and I start thinking about wheeling again... I originally considered building one myself, but for one, I don't have the fab skills, and for two,...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
Is there anyone in the Wichita area that would be...

Is there anyone in the Wichita area that would be interested in giving me a hand? Dinner/beer on me...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
http://www.jfreezgraphics.com/Jeep/build/IMG_0376....

http://www.jfreezgraphics.com/Jeep/build/IMG_0376.JPG I'm flummoxed!!!...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 02-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
Posted By samnmax
I'm almost ready to bolt in the axle, but I can't...

I'm almost ready to bolt in the axle, but I can't for the life of me get the broken bolts out, I picked up an extractor set, plus some new steel bits and a tap, but nothing's working yet...
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