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Offline jps4jeep

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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #270 on: March 24, 2011, 04:05:30 PM »
Ya, it's made from 2 pieces of 1/4" plate
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #271 on: May 21, 2011, 06:41:41 PM »


It is what it is
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #272 on: May 21, 2011, 07:03:47 PM »
That looks great John!

I have a CJ hood and grill if you need it.  ;D
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #273 on: May 21, 2011, 07:18:50 PM »
Spiffy
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #274 on: May 21, 2011, 07:55:20 PM »
 8)
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #275 on: May 21, 2011, 08:19:23 PM »
More pics!!!  Looks awesome

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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #276 on: May 21, 2011, 08:24:47 PM »
More pics!!!  Looks awesome
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need some more pics of your ass end




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That looks spiffy John.

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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #277 on: May 21, 2011, 09:16:56 PM »
Nice ... 8)




Edit...I think chuck is on to something... ;D
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #278 on: May 21, 2011, 09:20:43 PM »
thanks, makes the Q's look small.

that was the only i took pic, Grace helped me wash it today, also addressed some small running issues, should be good though.

Chuck, I have 3 CJ front ends in my shed, I though about putting one on, ut the YJ grill is growing on me, plus, I made the grill hoop and the fenders to fit the yj design, not the CJ.

Actually, I have an old CJ grille that I am makeing wall art out of. just need to cut the back off the glass head lights and it should be good to go.
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #279 on: May 21, 2011, 11:05:16 PM »
looks good john!
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #280 on: May 22, 2011, 07:58:47 AM »
I like the smaller sized headlight it adds a different look to the grill, should increase air flow to the engine compartment a bit as well.
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #281 on: May 22, 2013, 08:53:31 AM »
Well, dragging this thread back from the dead.

Now that I am approaching the end of the main build on the pick-up project (still need body work done and small things that I can do as I drive.) I am re-focusing my attention on the jeep.  Long story short, I broke the front driveshaft and snapped a rear spring at fall crawl 2011, I parked I, fixed the driveshaft, bought 40" tires that physically do not fit the rear due to the boat sides....  Then I bought a boat and reinvested money into my house bla bla bla.

So here are the new plans for this project both short term and long term.

Short term- I have a spare set of springs that I am going to re-drill about 2.5” of stretch into them which is about what I need in the rear to fit the tires.  Then I will probably wheel it easy as is till I pop an axle shaft, at which point I will get new shafts on warranty and then pull the axles and sell them with brand new chromoly shafts.

Long term- I am running Miguel’s and Dave’s old rubicon express springs in the front that Miguel re-drilled, I will swap them to the rear, I am also going to move the rear spring mount back and french them into the frame on the front and move the shackle mount in the rear onto the plated cross member (similar to an XJ stretch, but to accommodate a YJ spring.) I’ll run the 14 bolt that I have been sitting on for several years spring under in the rear.  I toyed with the idea of running a BDS 2.5” front FSJ spring in the rear using only the main spring with some old Pro-comp leaf’s, but it will put me pretty much where I am with my current springs.  The front I am going to 3 link with one of my chevy 60’s, to keep it low, I am going to cut the frame off just in front of the motor mounts and rebuild forward.  I started tinkering with my 231/300 doubler the other day.  I am going to try to do this swap in my garage at home, it is F-in tight, but I think I will manage, plus having the project at home, I think I will be able to work on it with more regularity so this doesn’t take several years to finish.

Here is what I have left to purchase or piece together

-Full Hydro, might buy a “kit” might piece together, depends on the deals I find.

-Gears for the axles, going to run 5.13 or 5.38.  Need to spend some time with a crawl ratio calculator and see what is better with the doubler, thinking just going as deep as possible.  Also going with solid knuckles and arms, as for the rest of the axles, I already have diff covers, lockers, disc’s, srw hubs etc, just need gears knuckles and arms.

-Front link kit, I am probably going to go with Ruff Stuff 3 link kit, once I get everything torn down, I might consider a 4 link front, but I am going with whatever is easier to package, especially since I do plan on a motor swap sometime in the future so having a link .5” from the starter might work with the 4.0, but may be a huge issue with a merlin 572 block... (or 4.8/5.3 motor)

-Wheels ($55 brand new 8 lug 15x8 w/ 2.5” bs on 4wheelparts already picked out then some weld on bead locks)

I like the stance as is with 4” of lift and the 40’s, I think bringing it about 1” lower will be a benefit and still allow for plenty of uptravel.  Ultimately I would 4 link the rear, trying to keep the budget under control and invest money in other places I think would be better suited.
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #282 on: May 22, 2013, 08:58:27 AM »
Here are the tires, never posted this for last year

 
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Re: an engineering design flaw
« Reply #283 on: April 13, 2017, 07:06:42 AM »


Just teasing this.
Dad always said "If it has boobs or spark plugs it will be fun AND will cause you problems."


 



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