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 PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:57 pm 

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JohnnyJ wrote:
that looks trick with the j-truck tailgate on a commanche


Thats a lot more work than that~check the rocker panel out. It looks like life started as an XJ, and the roofline around the back window/b pillar area looks like toyota parts.

I would have run a bar down behind the upper cab corner from the roof halo to the bed side to protect that corner, thats where most of his custom work went. And yes, bravo on the J series script on the tailgate.

Even though jeeps suck and all. :flipoff:


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:29 am 
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Ok, back at it.

I shortened my driveshaft and made some upper shock mounts so as soon as I run some brakelines I can put the bed back on.

I really lucked out- I shortened the wheelbase by 19", the distance between the first and second box mount is exactly 19". So I need to cut both box sides about 4" from the front, leaving them attached to the headboard, but not attached to the floor or crossmember. I can then remove 19" from the inner and outter boxsides, as well as the floor. In theory, I can then slide the box forward, mounting the 2nd crossmember (bed support) to the set of mounting holes nearest the cab. If this works, I will not have to cut the inner fenders or wheelwells out, so it should be a lot less work. I left the frame 8" longer than I originally wanted, but it will allow me to mount the box without having to Bob it, so I can get it out of my yard and save that job for another weekend. Again, I'm trying to get it back to driveable ASAP, as I don't need more incomplete projects laying around.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:40 am 
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your paint skills are the bomb diggity

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:03 am 

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NO GOING BACK NOW..... interesting place to shorten a drive shaft

Lookin good make sure shes functionable by winter :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:22 am 
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trailrail302 wrote:
interesting place to shorten a drive shaft


I only did it there because I will have to shorten it another 3 inches when I add the divorced 205 someday. When that happens I will cut the weld holding the yoke into the tube and do it "right". In the meantime I think it will hold just fine. It is spliced over a 3.5" peice of 1/4" that I machined down to a very tight fit.

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:04 pm 

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Thats a good Idea for the future I agree it should be plenty stong for a grayling trip :beer:

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:13 pm 
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Plan it!

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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:13 pm 
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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:25 pm 
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do you have to use the scissor lift to get in the monster truck

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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:45 pm 

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are you using the blue masking tape to hold it together? I never have luck with that stuff sticking to anything.


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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:10 pm 
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Ordered 1.5" wheel spacers and PSC hydro assist stuff today. I need to cut out a factory crossmember and then I can fit the high-steer stuff I bought 2 years ago.

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:22 am 

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Man up and cut the back off that thing too. You will thank yourself once you get it on the trail :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:35 am 
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he has leaf spring it would only gain a few inches

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:12 am 
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X2.

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:09 am 

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are you going to dove the front end?


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:43 pm 
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I really want to, but I will wait until I install the fresh big block that I am just about finished with.... That way I can remove all the sheetmetal once, instead of twice. I really just want to go wheel it right now.

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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:55 am 

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I really just want to go wheel it right now.



You might not have any sheetmetal left to work with after a run or two....Justa thought.




What are your going to do with the old big block :poke: :poke:

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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:52 am 

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yea? and whats wrong with the old big block?


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:17 pm 

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pics of new bigblock and video of it peeling out

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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:44 pm 
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prostock3 wrote:
yea? and whats wrong with the old big block?


its "tired" or so says Scott anyway.

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 PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:42 pm 

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is this shit going to be ready for toys for tots ??????????


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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:28 am 
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Again, a huge thanks to Casey, Justin and Dave for their help this weekend. And thanks a ton to Casey for letting me take over his garage for a couple of days.... it makes a huge difference over working in my driveway in the dark.

We built and installed rockers and a rear bumper, stiched the two halfs of the box together, welded the rear spiders, shortened the brake line, installed and bled new calipers/pads, tightened up all the rear suspension bolts and drove it onto the trailer.

The ideas for an exo-cage are still floating around, but I really like how clean and stock the truck looks, and am not sure that I want to do one now. the bumber and rockers will soon have the ends trimmed and capped, and the lower 6" of the box (behind the tire) will get cut off and supported with tube.

The to-do list:

Finish joining the halfs of the box
Mount my winch (I think I will keep the stock front bumper and mount the fairlead to it)
Install the wheel spacers
Trim the fenders- fronts need a lot of work
Install front bumpstops
Try to grind the yokes on my front d-shaft for a little more droop- adjust limit straps
Tap steering box for the PSC assist kit, install drivers side high-steer arm and make a new tierod.
Change oil.
Drive.

The second t-case will come later this winter, as will the fresh engine.


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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:15 pm 
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Nice Scott.

Wanna try it out at Twisted Trails in a couple weeks?

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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:42 pm 

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strangler wrote:
stiched the two halfs of the box together,


whoever did that should get a raise

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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:18 am 
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Bones wrote:
strangler wrote:
stiched the two halfs of the box together,


whoever did that should get a raise


i agree~! :beer: :beer:

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dave has the right idea.
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