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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:59 am 
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Just picked up this 20 gal YJ tank with pump and sending unit off CL for $100. Unless I decide to be really lazy today, I should have it in by this afternoon.

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Just picked up this 20 gal YJ tank with pump and sending unit off CL for $100. Unless I decide to be really lazy today, I should have it in by this afternoon.


Nice. Get to work!

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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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I got the new tank in and put about 30 miles on it without any issues. Drove up Guanella Pass and enjoyed the nice weather we're having here.

The tank even came with most of a Tom Woods sticker :thumbsup:
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Up at about 10,000' here. The mighty 2.5l LOVES the hills around here :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:17 am 
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My birthday present showed up yesterday. Hood louver panel from Poison Spyder. I don't really need the extra cooling for the almighty 2.5L, but it looks cool and rather than repaint the center of the hood where the paint is coming off, I can just cut it out and that's more my style :f2:

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Also, this thing came with the biggest set of instructions I've ever seen. 35lb Cocker Spaniel inserted for size reference.

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Thanks to Maxx and Northridge 4x4 for hooking Sarah up with a good deal on it :thumbsup:

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It's nice to see the extra large print and life sized pictures taylored for the YJ owners. Does that mean JK parts come with a pop-up book or maybe a DVD? :p

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Let me know if you fawk up the install, I'll send you a helmet and a sippy cup.

I was hoping for some Northridge stickers or something, but I guess that doesn't happen when you drop ship everything :P

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Maxx wrote:
Let me know if you fawk up the install, I'll send you a helmet and a sippy cup.

I was hoping for some Northridge stickers or something, but I guess that doesn't happen when you drop ship everything :P


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Myke J wrote:
Maxx wrote:
Let me know if you fawk up the install, I'll send you a helmet and a sippy cup.

I was hoping for some Northridge stickers or something, but I guess that doesn't happen when you drop ship everything :P


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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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Myke J wrote:
Maxx wrote:
Let me know if you fawk up the install, I'll send you a helmet and a sippy cup.

I was hoping for some Northridge stickers or something, but I guess that doesn't happen when you drop ship everything :P


Oh damn!!! Only because it was for a yj :) no love for you.

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Saw this bumper pop up on the Colorado 4x4 forum Saturday evening for $150. I PM'd the guy and offered $100 plus a growler of beer from my brewery (free) and surprisingly he said yes. Picked it up Sunday evening and got it installed today. It's a Smittybilt SRC bumper with tire carrier. Evidently these things go for $450 new. I would have been pretty pissed if I paid that much for this thing, but for $100 I won't complain. I mainly just wanted a rear recovery point and a tire carrier to be able to carry my spare.

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The departure angle with this bumper is terrible. It looks like it is just waiting to get hung up and ripped off by a rock.
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 Post subject: Re: Flavor of the week
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So after starting my brewery last year in April, blowing my knee out in August, and buying a house in October, I've finally had some time and space to start working on this turd. I've been steadily collecting parts all along and the project is starting to take shape and have a direction.

After getting moved into the new house, I immediately put the Jeep on jack stands and tore out the D30. About a year ago I got a smokin' deal on a YJ D30 w/4.56's, chromo shafts, and a Teraflex high steer knuckle. Got the old one out and the new one in.
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While tearing out the D30 I discovered that my front shackle hangers were badly cracked, so I ordered new ones from Ruff Stuff. Around the same time I bought Eastwood's new 250amp 230V inverter MIG welder. I'm not an experienced welder by any means, but so far I've been really happy with the machine. First beads I've laid in 4-5 years.
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I took a trip sans Jeep out to Moab to kick it with the PNWJeep, POR Wheelers, and CRAWL crew and had a helluva time. While out there I picked up a Rampage frameless soft top from John M and a high clearance fiberglass hood from Chris Durham. I've always wanted one of his hoods and it will really open up the front for tire clearance and suspension travel.

This pic shows the stock fender still in place with the hood laid in place to show the difference in clearance.
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Here's a pic with most of the stock inner & outer fender removed and a 33" Duratrac rolled in place to see how it looks. Need bigger tires for sure.
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My wife ordered a Poison Spyder hood louver kit for my birthday two years ago. I never wanted to go through the trouble of putting it on my beat up old hood, but it's going to look badass on the new fiberglass hood.
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Today I got the hood pins mounted and set the hood back into place. Just need a new set of hood hinges and I'll be good to go.
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I picked up a set of Mastercraft military surplus seats with harness last year and started mounting the passenger seat last week. Made some basic mounts to adapt them to the stock YJ seat mounts. It looks good and is comfortable, but sits a bit too high. Might just run them like this until I do a full cage and mount them to that at a proper height.
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I had just started to install a Ford 9" rearend last weekend that I picked up a while back. The plan was to run it 31 spline and get the 3rd member I already had sitting around regeared to 4.56 to match the new front D30.
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Plans changed when I found a complete built rear 9". Same housing as what I already had, but with 4.56's, Detroit locker, and 35 spline Moser shafts. I'll be getting that next week when the guy brings it back from his shop in Grand Junction, CO.

In the meantime, I met up with a guy today and picked up a Currie HP 9" 3rd member with 4.56's and a 35sp Detroit for the Spidertrax front housing I've been collecting parts for. Still a long ways to go with that, but by the time I have all the parts to put it together, I'll be linking at least the front when I install it.
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I sold my 33" Duratracs and will be getting 35-37" tires soon. The current lift setup is 4" springs (unsure what brand) in a SUA configuration, I'm planning to switch those out for Wagoneer 7-leaf front springs F&R and keep it SUA. That will lower the rig a about 2" inches, along with giving me 2" more wheelbase front and rear. I'm going to install a JB Conversions HD Super Short SYE and CV driveshaft once I get the rearend installed and everything is measured. I'll also be welding in Barnes 4WD shock towers front and rear to get some longer Bilsteins in place. I ordered a custom GPS Speedometer from Speedhut, which should be pretty cool. It fits into the stock dash and I'll never have to worry about regearing or changing tire size again. So that's where I'm at currently. I've been getting about 1 weekend day and an hour or two a week to plug away at stuff and it feels good to be doing something outside of the brewery finally.

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Yes, yes... But how many zip ties are currently on the drive line? :roflmao:

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Great update! :rock:

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Refreshing to see a not-JK build for a change :thumbsup: :roflmao:

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Nice work Myke! Been waiting to see what you do with this one.



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I'm not sure 2 inch springs, tires, and LEDs are build threads. :roflmao:

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Looking good man! I had the same seat height issue when I put my PRP seats in. I wanted to keep the fold forward functionality so Jonni and I shortened the stock brackets.


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I'll probably do something similar to the last picture...

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Since I had sold my 80% tread 33" Duratracs, I needed something to roll the rig around on. Saw a set of 35" BFG MT's with wheels in the correct bolt pattern pop up on CL for next to nothing. They have some weather cracking, but they're just to hold the Jeep up until I finish it. They still look way too small with 4" of lift and so much front tire clearance though.

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I also picked up the other 9" rear housing last week. It wasn't "a complete rearend" as the guy had told me, but it had a lot of good parts and I talked him waaaaaay down from his asking price. Basically got the factory truck housing with Ruff Stuff truss tacked on, Moser 35 spline shafts, Detroit locker, and 5x5.5 to 8x6.5 adapters for the cost of a new Detroit.

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Picked up a set of 16" King 2.0 air shocks today. Don't plan on using them, but they were so cheap that I figured I could use them for some horse trading. Anyone here interested? :brows:

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Sold the 16" Kings for a $200 profit :rock:

I've been pretty busy the last few weeks and haven't had a chance to work on this much. I drilled my knuckles out to use the inserts for GM 1-ton TRE's a couple weeks ago. I tried to pull the pitman arm, but broke my pitman arm puller (3rd one I've broken), so I tried to drill it in place. After laying on my back getting metal shavings all up in my business, the 7/8 bit went dull with about 1/8" to go. I haven't made any more progress on the steering since then, but once I get that hole finished, I'll be running some sweet steering linkage made by Bunk :smokin:

So today I was able to get back at it. I spent a few hours reorganizing the garage, then I got started getting the new 9" housing in the rear. I planned on having the rear sitting on it's own weight by the afternoon.

First I had to disassemble and remove the 5x5.5 to 8x6.5 adapters that the PO was using. They're an interesting two-piece design that I hadn't seen before.
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With that out of the way, I removed the drums to lighten it up and slung the housing under the Jeep. After clamping it in place, I needed to pull the shafts to drop my 3rd member in. I used the old reversed brake drum slide hammer trick to get the driver's side shaft out and discovered a gift from the PO. The bearing was broken, reinstalled, and the guy failed to tell me about it :mad
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I pulled the other shaft and the bearing was in good shape, but at this point I'm going to just replace everything and do a disc brake swap while I'm at it.
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Now it's too hot to work in the garage and I need to get new bearings on these shafts before I can get much farther.

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My Craigslist dealings continue. On Wednesday I took the 45 min beautiful drive down to Golden, CO and picked up a set of five 38.5 TSL SX's on Allied steel beadlocks. The spare tire and beadlock have never been used, the other four tires have a lot of trail miles and the rings on the beadlocks are scratched up, but I got the entire set for $500. I really only wanted the wheels, they're 15x10 in 5x5.5 bolt pattern, so perfect for this project. If I had my 609 front axle finished and swapped in, then I'd probably run these at least for a shakedown run, but my poor D30 is crying just having them bolted up in the garage. I'm going to dismount the TSL's and sell them, hopefully for around the $500 I paid for the whole setup.

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Last weekend I finally got around to chopping off the driver's side fender. Only had to remount the airbox, horn, and wiring harness running up to the grill. All of that found a new home attached to the grill support rod. The piece of wood sitting on my winch is my new custom hood prop :f2:

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Terrible view of the Flatirons on my drive back from Golden.

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I'm liking that progress is happening here. :rock:

I'll be in your neighborhood around Christmas time, so git'er'dun so that you can take me snow wheeling. :mrgreen:

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