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All Things Jeep => Jeep YJ Discussion => Topic started by: Bad Hair Day on February 22, 2010, 09:46:20 PM



Title: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on February 22, 2010, 09:46:20 PM
Well I just happened to pick up a particular YJ that has been neglected over the last 6-8 years.  It also just happens to be the 1st. Moab Offroad Jeep!!!  This Jeep belonged to a gentleman named Brad Jeffries who originally started Moab Offroad and who I bought the company from 10yrs. ago.  With that said the plans for this jeep are simple.  We're going to build a hardcore wheeler that can still cruise down the highway at 75+ mph.  We're going to keep the suspension simple with leaf springs, use as many bolt on parts as possible for all you DIY'ers, and build a sick trail Jeep that can handle all the hardcore trails, and still drive home on the highway!!!!  I think everyone will enjoy this build and everyone will be able to relate to the finished product and the budget that it was built on!

Now onto some pics of what this rig looked like when we picked it up.

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070308.jpg)

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070307.jpg)

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070306.jpg)

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070309.jpg)

If you were around about 10-12 yrs. ago then you knew that this YJ with Currie Dana 44's, Warn axles, 5 on 5.5" Warn hub conversion, Six States driveshafts, SYE, 4 to 1 t-case, onboard air, Borla header and exhaust, Bullet proof bumpers, Warn 9500i winch, Shanco fortress roll cage, Tuffy console and glove box, IPF lights, Hand throttle, Dual batteries, Rubicon Express 4.5" extreme lift kit, 1" daystar body lift, Teraflex revolver shackles, and 33" Super Swamper SSR tires, was one of the best built YJ around.  So well built for it's time that it got featured in 4Wheel and Sport Utility as the "Kentucky Wrangler"  

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008002.jpg)
     Now time has taken it's toll and that is when this YJ crossed my path.  Here it was the first Moab Offroad Jeep, neglected, abused, and needing a little Max love.  What was I going to do?  I've never met a Jeep I didn't like, and the timing and price was right.  I had just sold my beloved CJ unfortunatly, and my daily driver TJ http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=281.0, (http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=281.0,) so why not build a daily driver hardcore square head light Jeep?  Right?  So sit back and save this thread to your favorites because I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

This thing needed some major TLC check out these pics....
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070320.jpg)

this is the mouse nest that was in the glove box.  YUCK!
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070321.jpg)

wow look at all these wires....   :o
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild3.jpg)

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild29.jpg)

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild45.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on February 23, 2010, 08:57:55 AM
Please tell me you're going to remove those lights and "It's a Jeep thing" sticker.  ;)

Just f'ing with you. Should be a fun build.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on February 23, 2010, 10:22:02 AM
Bring on the MAX love and turn that into another beast of a Jeep!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on February 23, 2010, 12:32:13 PM
Just make sure you put a round headlight grill in it.  :P  ;D 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on February 24, 2010, 07:13:24 AM
Just make sure you put a round headlight grill in it.  :P  ;D 


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Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on February 25, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
So I've been trying to organize my pics of this thing to get this build caught up.  I started working on it the end of last summer.  But still need to get some photo's uploaded.  stay tuned.   ;)  I'm still working on this rig for this years wheelin season and it's starting to look real good!!!!  More pics tomorrow!

-Max


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on February 26, 2010, 04:54:10 AM
Looking forward to the photos!  Not to mention trail riding  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on February 26, 2010, 06:12:21 AM
This rig had alot of IPF lights and BS on it and that lead to a mess of wires that doug is starting to clean up and remove in this pic.

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070092.jpg)

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070094.jpg)

here Doug is trying to make sense of the CB and stereo wiring and we took the hard top off.

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070098.jpg)


the next item on the list of things to remove were these.

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070283.jpg)

and the basket rack.  it wouldn't clear 37" tires  ;D

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/P7070284.jpg)

Suprisingly this 1993 YJ only has 30,000 MILES ON IT and with the charger on it, it fired right up.




Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: seejaystj on February 28, 2010, 08:53:05 PM
How did our cage measurements work out?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 01, 2010, 11:12:10 PM
How did our cage measurements work out?


great thanks for the help Jay!   ;)

here are some more pics to get this thread caught up.

the MORE shackles that replaced the revolver shackles.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008007.jpg)

then I took off the fender flares, sanded and rattle canned the ft. fenders, cut out the wheel openings to clear 37's and my walker evans beadlocks, re-geared the axes to 5.38's, put a Gen-Right ft. bumper on it and took it wheelin at the K&I fourwheelers summmer picinic (pirate run arrrr).

 (http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q4/moab-offroad/Retro%20Rebuild/?action=view&current=BlueJeep1008038.flv)


then it went on another trail ride with a few more added goodies...  the Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree!!!

it was muddy!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA160177.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA170225.jpg)

then onto the week o wheelin trip.  It was on these 2 trail rides that I realized that the rear shocks were not right and kept bottoming out.  Bang, bang, bang that sucked!!!

here we are getting a lil help from our friends.  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA190577.jpg)

due to the rear shocks having about 2" of uptravel that trail ride sucked for the blue jeep.  and shortly after this photo I broke the rear d-shaft on a big rock!!!!  and thankfully for GREAT friends and customers the trip was a blast.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA190656.jpg)

the next day Kelly and I drove all over TN trying to find a pinion seal, that we ended up getting next day aired.  The drive shaft was fixed and we headed back to the campsite. completely exhausted.  Kelly snapped this photo of me making some dinner which captured how hungry and wore out I was from chasing parts all day. lol.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA200665.jpg)

Got the d-shaft put in in the morning and now its the true test........   Driving this jeep 4 hrs. back from TN on the HWY!!!!!   :o :o :o

here's a pic kelly took from the pass. seat while doing 75 MPH the whole way home with a bikini top on and the diesel dawg in the back seat.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA210669.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Week%20o%20Wheelin/PA210670.jpg)


You guessed it the jeep did great.  We headed back home and got ready for some more upgrades!   ;)




Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 02, 2010, 09:51:29 PM
Okay so next on the build was the Rugged Ridge Super Short SYE from Omix.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008011-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008012-1.jpg)

I changed from the old SYE to make room for a longer rear D-shaft to accomodate this lil bit O' bling.   ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008018-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008014-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008025.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008023.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008024.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008026.jpg)

Ever since I sold my red CJ I kinda missed these axles.   ;D  It's a Alum. Currie Rock Jock 60 w/ 35 spline shafts, detroit locker and explorer disc brakes.  ;)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008029.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 02, 2010, 09:59:30 PM
Maybe you all arn't into "square Jeeps" and leaf springs.......   ???   But when this thing gets freshened up I bet your lunch money you'll like this one.   ;D  And what the heck is wrong with leaf springs anyways???  Their simple, they work, and I never had too many problems following the linked guys with my red CJ.    :o 8)  ohhhhh and did I mention it cruises down the Hwy. at 75-80 no problem?  lol. With 37's fully loaded and the Diesel dawg.  hahahahahah


stay tuned!!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 03, 2010, 08:30:37 AM
Hey now you KNOW how I feel about leaf springs.  :P

 OK, here's an idea,,,,let's leaf spring my LJ ??  4.5 RE Super flex kit ??

 I bet that hasn't been done ?  :o  :o  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: TTTGOWYO on March 03, 2010, 12:24:10 PM
Hey, My Bronco has leafs on the back.  ;D  That thing is gonna be nice.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 03, 2010, 08:26:02 PM

the next day Kelly and I drove all over TN trying to find a pinion seal, that we ended up getting next day aired.  The drive shaft was fixed and we headed back to the campsite. completely exhausted.  Kelly snapped this photo of me making some dinner which captured how hungry and wore out I was from chasing parts all day. lol.

Got the d-shaft put in in the morning and now its the true test........   Driving this jeep 4 hrs. back from TN on the HWY!!!!!   :o :o :o

You guessed it the jeep did great.  We headed back home and got ready for some more upgrades!   ;)

That's the most time we've gotten to spend just the two of us together all at once since this time last year. So, sadly, I look back fondly on that long day we spent driving EVERYWHERE looking for that damn part....   lol    :-\


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 04, 2010, 05:32:40 AM
But, in just a few weeks Max gets me for a whole 24hrs for the drive to Moab. I know he is really, really excited. I'm not sure why he says we need to take so much Nyquil with us, but I've gotten together all kinds of fun road-trip games we're gonna play!   ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 04, 2010, 06:34:57 AM
Yep, Pockets I think you are gonna get to go Snipe huntin too.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 04, 2010, 07:44:30 AM
But, in just a few weeks Max gets me for a whole 24hrs for the drive to Moab. I know he is really, really excited. I'm not sure why he says we need to take so much Nyquil with us, but I've gotten together all kinds of fun road-trip games we're gonna play!   ;D

this could be the road trip that pushes me over the edge....   lol.   :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 04, 2010, 11:44:20 AM
But, in just a few weeks Max gets me for a whole 24hrs for the drive to Moab. I know he is really, really excited. I'm not sure why he says we need to take so much Nyquil with us, but I've gotten together all kinds of fun road-trip games we're gonna play!   ;D


this could be the road trip that pushes me over the edge....   lol.   :P


Oh PSHHHHHHHHHHAAWWWW! Now, really..... MMMhm. I see how it is....     (http://emoticons4u.com/evil/2.gif)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 04, 2010, 12:42:17 PM
But, in just a few weeks Max gets me for a whole 24hrs for the drive to Moab. I know he is really, really excited. I'm not sure why he says we need to take so much Nyquil with us, but I've gotten together all kinds of fun road-trip games we're gonna play!   ;D


this could be the road trip that pushes me over the edge....   lol.   :P


Oh PSHHHHHHHHHHAAWWWW! Now, really..... MMMhm. I see how it is....     ([url]http://emoticons4u.com/evil/2.gif[/url])



 Pockets,,,,it could be pushing him over a different edge,,,so you better wait to see what happens before throwing up your IQ finger.  :o  ;)  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KINGSIZE on March 10, 2010, 04:52:16 PM
Max,

 Are you to take the YJ to MOAB with you?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 10, 2010, 06:09:54 PM
if I can get it done.  lol.    whew!   ::) ::)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 10, 2010, 09:50:45 PM
so here are some more updates.  I never did any body protection on the CJ and it ended up like this.  :o

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/P1010052.jpg)

So on this Jeep I'm using Gen-Right alum. corner guards and body protection.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Phildathrill024.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Phildathrill023.jpg)

The theme of this build is to have a daily driveable, affordable Jeep on 37's.  I loved the Viking top on my TJ http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=281.msg1701#msg1701 (http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=281.msg1701#msg1701)  So I'm gonna retro-fit one on this YJ.  We made a ft. roll cage to accomodate the TJ door surrounds and I had a little helper with the cooler mount, I mean removable cargo basket.  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008009.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008021.jpg)

this is one of the rack mounts before welding.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008020.jpg)

Thanks to High Pockets and Seejaystj for helping hold and measure the roll cage crap.  ;)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008018.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008015.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008010.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008012.jpg)

also got some OMF wheel bling.   :o

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/BlueJeep1008008.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 10, 2010, 09:55:57 PM
Looking good  :o   :o   :o  Like seeing Pockets lending a hand, good job sister!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 11, 2010, 12:21:18 PM
Oh pockets,,,,you look HOT running a drill !  :o   :P  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: samb. on March 11, 2010, 12:31:52 PM
Those TJ soft door uppers with YJ hard doors? Some people say it a TJ top on a YJ can't be done because of the difference of angles on the windshield frames. Either way nice work getting it to fit.  ;)

EDIT: I used to have some good pictures of this thing from the Toys for Tots run in front of your banner, but my computer fried soo yeah. :( Wish I still had my YJ on these nice days. Oh well,


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 11, 2010, 01:48:46 PM
Looking good  :o   :o   :o  Like seeing Pockets lending a hand, good job sister!


Oh pockets,,,,you look HOT running a drill !  :o   :P  ;D


(http://emoticons4u.com/crazy/240.gif)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 17, 2010, 06:30:10 AM
Okay so here's a lil catch up.  The shanco roll cage was welded to the floor  :o  so after Andrew and I cut out the floor plates we found rust HOLES in the floor that needed to be patched.  This is after we patched the floor.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140585.jpg)

Here Jeff is cleaning the floor plates for paint.   ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140586.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140584.jpg)

Since we had to change the rake of the windshield frame to work with the TJ upper doors Lucas replaced the cowl gasket.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140583.jpg)

Here's an idea of what its gonna look like.   ;)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140582.jpg)

Thank GOD for KELLY if it weren't for her and A LOT of friends this rig wouldn't make it to EJS!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140588.jpg)

Got the "deer in headlights" photo for you all lol.   :D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3140590.jpg)


More pics later today!!!!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 17, 2010, 08:03:04 AM
lol..... GEEEEZZZZZZZ..............   (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/ashamed/ashamed0002.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-happy-smileys.php)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 17, 2010, 12:44:14 PM
Good thing Pockets got certified on her tools  :o  Don't want that cake goin wild !!   :o  :P  ;D 

 Windshield and TJ top looks great Max.  8)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 17, 2010, 03:40:25 PM
Looks good!  Can't wait to see this Saturday when I come down to pick-up Ghost Rider!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 17, 2010, 03:51:24 PM
Those TJ soft door uppers with YJ hard doors? Some people say it a TJ top on a YJ can't be done because of the difference of angles on the windshield frames. Either way nice work getting it to fit.  ;)
 


It has been a lil work making it fit and it dosen't fit perfect but it looks good to me.  ;)  here are some pics of the windshield frame mod and the TJ upper door mod to make it all work.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008025.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008024.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008026.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008027.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008.jpg)

Time has been a issue on this build due to the trip to EJS so we decided on using the factory YJ cage and added to it.  ;)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008028.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008029.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 17, 2010, 06:59:46 PM
Looks like the factory cage worked pretty well. Do the tie in and go play.  ;D

 Nice job gang.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 18, 2010, 05:44:14 AM
Drilled holes for the TJ door surrounds and started painting the cage last night with Kelly.  :)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170057.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170066.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170068.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170069.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170071.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 18, 2010, 07:58:07 AM
I swear to god.... It is ON, buddy!!! lol... I see how it is... mmmmmhm....

(http://undergroundfreakz.com/s/contrib/sarge/MrT_anim.gif)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 18, 2010, 10:51:51 AM
I swear to god.... It is ON, buddy!!! lol... I see how it is... mmmmmhm....

([url]http://undergroundfreakz.com/s/contrib/sarge/MrT_anim.gif[/url])


 Max is that some kind of double secret probation female double talk ?  :o  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on March 18, 2010, 10:52:50 AM




(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170066.jpg)

When did Capt. Morgan start working at Moab?  ;D



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 18, 2010, 11:37:52 AM
I swear to god.... It is ON, buddy!!! lol... I see how it is... mmmmmhm....

([url]http://undergroundfreakz.com/s/contrib/sarge/MrT_anim.gif[/url])


 Max is that some kind of double secret probation female double talk ?  :o  ;D


NO! He loves catching people in these stupid-ass, deer in the headlights looks.... lol... He says it's payback for all the dumb pics I've put of him on Facebook. So, feel free to go look at them and leave comments.  ;D  ;)  :-*





([url]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P3170066.jpg[/url])

When did Capt. Morgan start working at Moab?  ;D




LMAO!!!




Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 18, 2010, 12:46:52 PM
ROFLMAO,,,Capt.Morgan ?  Ahhh skip that's toooo funny.

 Pockets I know what you mean about the picture taking with him.  :o 

 However  I saw all them ones you clicked off at the pool hall !  :o  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 18, 2010, 08:27:34 PM
ARRRRRRRRRR  Here's the CAPTAIN!!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/tombraider003.jpg)

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

cage is DONE and IN!!!   :P

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/0310008.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/0310006.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/0310007.jpg)


Cheers and goodnight I'm headin to the house.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 18, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Yep, looks like a black cage to me.  :P  ;D

 Nice stuff Max  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on March 19, 2010, 06:42:01 AM
Cage looks great!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 19, 2010, 05:52:26 PM
thanks, guys.  wait till you see the final product.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 19, 2010, 06:57:28 PM
Starting to pull together!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/031910001.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/031910002.jpg)

DUUURRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!  LMAO!!!! Payback's a BIOOOOTTCCCHHHHH!  ;D ;) :-* :-* :-*
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Ghost%20Rider/031910015.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 19, 2010, 07:32:07 PM
LMAO !!  Pockets that was a goodun.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 19, 2010, 09:09:05 PM
WOW you've got a itchy trigger finger!!!!! LMAO!  THIS MEANS WAR!!!!!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  Carter looking forward to seeing ya tomorrow.  My stash is almost as long as yours.   :o   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 20, 2010, 07:16:26 AM
HA !! That's what you said about something else.  :o  ;D  :o  ;D

 I don't think so. My stache will reach my eyebrows, will yours ??

  Dang kids,,,they just can't hang with us old guys !  :P  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 20, 2010, 11:59:48 AM
WOW you've got a itchy trigger finger!!!!! LMAO!  THIS MEANS WAR!!!!!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 


(http://emoticons4u.com/violent/sterb159.gif)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 21, 2010, 09:05:48 PM
Well the TJ soft top, upper doors, and now the hood latches...  Before too long this is going to be a TJ lol.  I think it was Alex that suggested this for the hood latches and I love it.  ;)  This Jeep might just make it to Moab by the end of this week.

Fist we added a little sheet metal.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008030.jpg)

Then bolted the latch to it.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008031.jpg)


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008032.jpg)

What do you all think???

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008033.jpg)


Cheers!  and goodnight.   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 22, 2010, 05:36:42 AM
Looks good!  Nice idea Alex ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: seejaystj on March 22, 2010, 09:47:44 AM
Well, if there's anyone who's an expert at needing some sheet metal, it's Alex.  Zing!!  ;D ;D ;D

Couldn't resist. (Evil Chuckle)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 22, 2010, 10:33:07 AM
Well, if there's anyone who's an expert at needing some sheet metal, it's Alex.  Zing!!  ;D ;D ;D

Couldn't resist. (Evil Chuckle)



 LMAO !!!  I love it. ZING !! (Evil belly laugh)

  Jay you should see Alex pack away the BBQ sandwiches ! OMG  :o  :o  :o he ate half a pan by himself.

 Alex you got that lift off yet ?  :P  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 22, 2010, 04:22:06 PM
got a little more done today.... the interior is all bolted in and the rear wheels are polished lol.   ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008036.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008035.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008034.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008037.jpg)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 23, 2010, 03:21:36 AM
We are going to have some fun!  Looks good Max...  Don't forget to polish the front wheels too  :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 23, 2010, 08:46:31 AM
Well we got a new HD Flip camera for use around the shop.  Check this out.   ;D

Video 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba0bR7ZKdT8#normal)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: lcruiser65 on March 23, 2010, 09:32:36 AM
WOW !! The new camera looks Great Canít wait Use it in Moab.... Maybe we will catch some carnage/rollover action for slow-motion viewing pleasure!!!   :-*


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Phil da Thrill on March 23, 2010, 09:54:52 AM
Hey Max, new video looks great!  Looking forward to more Moab Offroad updates.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jstop on March 23, 2010, 11:32:27 AM
looks cool.... Can't wait to start on mine. Motor should be done soon  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on March 23, 2010, 01:29:37 PM
The new stickers kick ass! I gotta get in there and get me a few. Maybe replace the one on my truck and put one on the CJ.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 23, 2010, 03:54:23 PM
HA !  Camera works good Max.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: rsiebert7 on March 23, 2010, 07:35:58 PM
The flex of the old YJ is impressive.... Perhaps not as impressive as this.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 23, 2010, 07:44:29 PM
Whoa!!!  You got me on that one, but here's a teaser......

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008049.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 24, 2010, 03:21:01 AM
Love the new camera MAX!  Look forward to more Shop Talk...

See you in Moab!!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 24, 2010, 09:41:55 PM
these working till whatever time it is has got to end after EJS..... zzzzz... zzzzz...zzzzz.....   ::)   Retro Rebuild is almost done and so am I good night.  :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 24, 2010, 09:48:03 PM
From what I hear, you better fill the fuel before you go west !!  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on March 25, 2010, 07:30:52 AM
these working till whatever time it is has got to end after EJS..... zzzzz... zzzzz...zzzzz.....   ::) 

Where's the like button??   ;D   :-*


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 25, 2010, 07:35:42 AM
So here it is Thurs. morning and we're still working on the Retro ride and look who else is here doing some last minute fix ups. BlackJeep "Benny D"  lol.  we may never get on the road. hahahaha

Video 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeO1oP8STfo#normal)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on March 25, 2010, 08:23:10 AM
Shazzle Ma nazzle Benny D be in da weeds !!  :o  ;D 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 25, 2010, 05:41:34 PM
Okay here's the last of what we did.

modified this dual batt. tray

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008050.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008061.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008058.jpg)

mounted a coolant res.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008060.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008059.jpg)

a PSC steering box.

 (http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008057.jpg)


Cage tie-ins

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008056.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008052.jpg)

and TA -DA.....

DONE!!!!! for EJS  how ya like this Max love????  lol.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008064.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008065.jpg)


I think that the TJ soft top fit great.  whoever said it can't be done...... IT's DONE  ;)
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008066.jpg)

I couldn't resist. gotta represent.   ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008067.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008068.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008070.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008073.jpg)

Here's Alex and Anna's LJ that their taking.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BlueJeep1008071.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 25, 2010, 06:19:38 PM
Looks good Max!!!  See you all out there!  Drive safe...


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 25, 2010, 07:25:59 PM
Follow along with our adventures here:  http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=1034.new;boardseen#new (http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=1034.new;boardseen#new)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 02, 2010, 07:28:35 PM
Max's Week of wheelin' KY & TN, K&I toys for tots run KY, Easter Jeep Safari UT, Rompin' at the Ranch IN, Land Between the Lakes KY and now this....

I've been trying to prove that this YJ dosen't have to be a trailer queen.  I daily drive it, I've drove it back from Windrock park TN (4 hrs.) and on Memorial Day weekend drove it to Natural Bridge KY (2 hrs.) and here is the video of us doing 73 MPH down the interstate.   ;D  Enjoy!

73 down 64 in the Retro YJ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aOtJQkA35c#lq-lq2-hq)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: BlueMagoo on June 13, 2010, 04:34:45 AM
Simple and clean. I like a capable SUA rig. Mine has worked great for me over the years, it just needs refreshed so I can go another 5 or 6 years. I had some small radials off Harrah's Jeep on it a while back and was blown away by how nice that beat Jeep drove. I'll just need a little more power if I want to go 73 mph. ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on June 14, 2010, 07:36:20 PM
Derek I gots a 360 in the warehouse that will solve that problem for you.

BTW welcome to the site.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: BlueMagoo on June 15, 2010, 08:10:03 PM
That would take care of my problem Carter. I believe it does have a V8 in it's future, nothing too crazy, just enough so I drive it on the road. I could swap for a 6cyl but if you are doing all the work anyway,you might as well v8 it.....


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on June 16, 2010, 11:36:51 AM
That would take care of my problem Carter. I believe it does have a V8 in it's future, nothing too crazy, just enough so I drive it on the road. I could swap for a 6cyl but if you are doing all the work anyway,you might as well v8 it.....


 Put a NV3550 or NV4500 tranny & Dana 300 behind it. WAIT,,,better yet a 4 speed Atlas ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on August 26, 2010, 03:41:48 PM
Max and I took the Jeep along with the Army trailer to Brown County this last weekend. We packed the two-person kayak, both of out bikes, two coolers, a spare tire for the trailer and some fishing poles. The weather was awesome and we were ready to back before we even left. Anywho. Here's a video I shot of us on the way home.   :)

Retro Rebuild, Driving home from Brown County (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr_sY8yVOQA#ws)

Here's a little fellow checking out our stuff...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/BrownCounty120.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BrownCounty058.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/BrownCounty144.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 05, 2010, 09:25:09 PM
I drove the YJ to the Dirty Turtle Offroad park this weekend and had a blast.  I'm extremely pleased with how well this Jeep does on/off road.  After wheeling a TJ for the last couple of years I do miss the coil spring ride alot.  Which leads into the next modification..... Here in a couple of weeks we're going to do a rear coil spring conversion using some Gen-Right, AEV, Currie, and Rubicon Express parts.  So stayed tuned.   ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: TB on September 18, 2010, 06:12:15 AM
Max-I love the YJ project!  How do you keep your rear shackles from hitting your bumper/brackets when your springs are at full compression? 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: samb. on September 20, 2010, 05:18:00 PM
Max-I love the YJ project!  How do you keep your rear shackles from hitting your bumper/brackets when your springs are at full compression? 


Don't think he saw this but since I ran pretty much the same setup on my last YJ I will give you an answer. They are "boomerang shackles" they are shaped like a boomerang hence the name. They were designed to give you that clearance at full bump/compression on the bumper out back as well when ran properly up front they act as an anti kick back keeping the from springs from inverting if you happen to push them back.

http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/Lubeable_Bolts_Bushings_Lubeable_Shackles_Plates/product/LS9081HD/LS9081HD.htm (http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/Lubeable_Bolts_Bushings_Lubeable_Shackles_Plates/product/LS9081HD/LS9081HD.htm)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 21, 2010, 09:15:36 AM
Thanks samb you're right.  Boomerange shackles from MORE!   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 21, 2010, 05:31:28 PM
Well I took the YJ to the Badlands offroad park in Attica IN last weekend and had a blast here's a couple of pics.  thanks for taking the pics samb.  ;)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Badlands%20Sept%202010/BadlandsSept2010024.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Badlands%20Sept%202010/BadlandsSept2010023.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Badlands%20Sept%202010/BadlandsSept2010018.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Badlands%20Sept%202010/BadlandsSept2010006.jpg)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on November 01, 2010, 09:01:28 PM
Broke shop on the ole retro. Both ft. axle shafts a pass. side inner and a driver side outer.  The week o wheelin trip was nasty.  http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=1348.msg9928#msg9928 (http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=1348.msg9928#msg9928)   Got upgrades already coming.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on January 05, 2011, 08:35:53 PM
I've been fitting a YJ hard top to the Jeep and the soft TJ uppers fit pretty close.  Thanks to bizzebeeeeee for helping me fit the hard top on X-Mas eve.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-12-24123039.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-12-24123101.jpg)

There was a small gap here but I think I can live with it. lol.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-12-24123112.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-12-24123149.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: pyrosmaximus on January 12, 2011, 11:56:26 AM
gotta do somethin about the tan, man :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: scrambler-83 on January 13, 2011, 03:04:08 PM
Now you will be ready for that ac you been wanting ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on January 20, 2011, 02:45:45 PM
Check out this video on some tireball testing.

Moab-Offroad.net testing Tireballs with owner Fred Bennett (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VInBlOTbcCw#ws)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jstop on January 20, 2011, 04:52:07 PM
Those Tireballs are cool.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on January 22, 2011, 09:47:24 AM
I forgot about a couple other upgrades I did a few weeks ago. I upgraded to 30 spline chromo stub shafts and spindles.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-07172239.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-07172138.jpg)

This is what broke on the week o' wheelin trip.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-07171730.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-07171958.jpg)

Notice how the 30 spline shafts don't fit in the stock spindles!  :o

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-07172116.jpg)

But they do in the new spindles. lol.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-07172045.jpg)

I also genaded the 4:1 t-case. Apparently the oil pump went out in it a long time ago.. So I put this in.  ;D ;D ;D :P

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2010-11-18203129.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: pyrosmaximus on February 02, 2011, 01:49:36 PM
is the tera-low a good and cheaper alternative to a complete t-case replacement? what is needed to install it? i have never seen one assembled.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on February 02, 2011, 05:19:13 PM
Its just the ft. half of the case.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: pyrosmaximus on February 04, 2011, 10:44:25 AM
aaahhhhhhh. that should be cake since i installed a sye a few years back. thanks!! ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 18, 2011, 08:23:26 AM
WOW it has been a while since I added new pics to this build thread.

Here are some pics of the Tireballs that I forgot to post.  ::)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-01-06124653.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-01-06124708.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-01-02131242-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-01-02122822-1.jpg)

I had a birthday back in march.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-03-11175733.jpg)

Wasted a U-Joint in Harlan at the Hi-Lift bachlor party/trailride.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-03-10110624.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-03-10110646.jpg)


Now we started adding some new parts to the YJ again.

The Gen-Right YJ alum. hi line tube fenders.

Andrew helped remove the rockers and the fender filler panel.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild002.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild005.jpg)

Then we rounded up my old stock ft. fenders to use as the inner fender.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild001.jpg)

Here are some pics of the initial mock-up.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild006.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild007.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild008.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild009.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 18, 2011, 09:35:24 AM
Then we used the template supplied with the GR fenders and cut the stock fenders to mount to the tube fenders.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild013.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild012.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild014.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild010.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild011.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild015.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild021.jpg)

Now its time to moount the fenders for the last time.   ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 18, 2011, 09:45:37 AM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-15155826.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-15155819.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-15155749.jpg)

No more mud getting in here!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-15155712.jpg)

Timmed the hood up 3" and TA-DA....

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-15155650.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-14180500.jpg)

Cudos on the GR products the fit and finish of these fenders is great! and made for a simple install! I highly suggest that if your looking to do some alum. fenders or tube fenders for that matter. Stop by and check these out!!!

I bought some 4-link goodies from GR the other day too... Keep checking this thread for suspension updates.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 18, 2011, 09:51:14 AM
oops forgot these stacked dimes....  :o  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-18124735.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-18124750.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-18124757.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on May 18, 2011, 10:11:25 AM
the jeep looks great with the fenders and inner fenders on it you must have done some pre-planning on the hood stickers it all looks good it will sad to see the leaves flying away from it for all of us (never touch a 4-link tribe)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on May 18, 2011, 04:15:02 PM
Those look sweet!  Much cleaner than the first generation; looking forward to the suspension work


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJTheDoctor on May 19, 2011, 12:18:47 AM
Very nice ;)
Looking forward to see suspension upgrades ;D ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on May 19, 2011, 05:53:46 AM
Those fenders look awesome Max!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on May 19, 2011, 06:20:14 AM
Max - I dig the fenders!
The welds look great too!
FYI - If we all lost a few pounds we wouldn't have to cut weight with aluminum body armor!
-Tim   ;D

LMAO!!!! Isn't that the truth.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on May 19, 2011, 06:50:06 AM
Saw the fenders first hand yesterday. Awesome fit! Like Max said if you get a chance stop in and check em out. GR does a bad @$$ job making sure that the fit and finish is first class. Looks great Max! Are you going to keep them unpainted and polish them up?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 19, 2011, 09:12:18 AM
Unpainted for now I like that it let's ya know their alum.  ;D ;D GR stuff is the shizzz I agree! I like the way the polished look turned out on the GR TJ we put together. However I've already done that and don't want to steal the thunder from that sick rig.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on May 19, 2011, 09:41:23 AM
pimp chit!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 23, 2011, 02:00:58 PM
Getting ready for some of these in the rear....

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-19095321.jpg)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on May 23, 2011, 07:52:09 PM
Stop teasing and start building alread  :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 24, 2011, 10:55:23 AM
Here's a video from last weekend.   :'(

Winching on Hair pin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov2qvZ4Un1g#ws)

Had to winch 2 times, and broke 2 u-joints....  However the fenders did great!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on May 24, 2011, 08:03:56 PM
Where was this again? Looks like you had some fun!  Just wait until you link that High-stepping rig  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: dagimp31 on May 24, 2011, 08:59:36 PM
That looks like "Hair Pin" right?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on May 25, 2011, 08:12:58 AM
Quote from: title of video
winching on hair pin

Yes, hairpin.  Natural Bridge.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on May 25, 2011, 01:26:12 PM
Looks familiar. Broke my shifter linkage on that obstacle back in '08. Looks like it's been washed out quite a bit since then.




(http://www.skipfierce.com/forum/gallery/1_09_01_09_2_12_49_9.jpeg)


And Nick in the same spot. He busted his radiator.


(http://www.skipfierce.com/forum/gallery/1_09_01_09_2_19_42_3.jpeg)


And Jeff. He made it without breaking.


(http://www.skipfierce.com/forum/gallery/1_09_01_09_2_19_41_0.jpeg)




Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 25, 2011, 02:07:41 PM
great pics!  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on May 26, 2011, 08:09:48 AM

And Nick in the same spot. He busted his radiator.


([url]http://www.skipfierce.com/forum/gallery/1_09_01_09_2_19_42_3.jpeg[/url])




I've heard rumors that Nick wheels.... I thought it was an urban legend or something.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 26, 2011, 08:13:32 AM
And there is his GF. HAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on May 26, 2011, 08:47:28 AM
That may have been the last time his jeep saw anything but the back of his garage. 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on May 26, 2011, 01:46:23 PM
And there is his GF. HAHAHAHAHAHA

Huh?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on May 27, 2011, 05:31:47 AM


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 31, 2011, 03:40:56 PM
Snip, snip, cut, grind...... Okay so I've tried to talk 2 Doug's, and Big D into doing this and I guess I'll have to be the quinny pig.  I was about to 4 link the rear of the YJ and really wanted the WB and x-tra storage space of and LJ. So here we go! We're stretching the tub and frame to LJ length. There are alot of people that have done this stretch and I've robbed some great ideas from some other forums, so let's see how this turns out. (ohh did I mention I'm going to try and have this done in 1 1/2 weeks)  :o :o  I'm hoping to take it out for a maiden vorage at DTOR for our customer run on the 11th. Wish me luck.  ;D

Here's what tub we're using.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31105647.jpg)

There is a little bondo and rust on this side.  :o

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31105701.jpg)

And here is A-dizzo on the disassemble.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31115603.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31131206.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31115552.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31132424.jpg)

This tub has seen better days...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-05-31131228.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on May 31, 2011, 06:56:59 PM
This makes me happy.  Lots of happy :)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on May 31, 2011, 08:09:50 PM
you are the best kind of crazy... ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on June 01, 2011, 05:05:11 AM
Cannot wait to see how it turns out Max!  You will finish and it will be great!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: peej23 on June 01, 2011, 06:30:24 AM
Max, call me out of touch, but what is an LJ?

Also can you explain more about this stretch, like where in the blue tub you are cutting and splicing? What is your desired WB and other suspension particulars, like length of and configuration of links, desired anti-squat value, COG height vs roll center height, etc?

Love, CJW


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on June 01, 2011, 07:56:49 AM
Pins and Needles!Roll with it Bisnitcha!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on June 01, 2011, 05:05:32 PM
lj = long jeep, or late model (2002-2006 i think) tj style extended wheelbase jeep  skinny jeep has one, if someone can post up pics.  i can't remember what the wheelbase is, maybe 103 or 105?  anyway factory long wheelbase tj
sorry don't know the specifics, still stuck in the 70s!!(jeepwise ;D)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: RIDETOEAT on June 01, 2011, 05:30:44 PM
lj = long jeep, or late model (2002-2006 i think) tj style extended wheelbase jeep  skinny jeep has one, if someone can post up pics.  i can't remember what the wheelbase is, maybe 103 or 105?  anyway factory long wheelbase tj
sorry don't know the specifics, still stuck in the 70s!!(jeepwise ;D)


The wheelbase is 10" longer than a TJ and I believe there is 5" inches more overhang out back from the factory, I would think Max will set his up to retain his current departure angle.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1278/4344996/9163193/396016489.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1278/4344996/9163193/396445530.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 01, 2011, 06:20:48 PM
You all are correct! To answer a few questions I'm doing the stretch for more interior room for Frank and Diesel. (the dawgs ;D) Yes the wheelbase will be longer. (I'm not sure how much yet but I'll know in a couple days) Kelly and myself love driving the Jeep but hate that when it's loaded we don't have room for the dogs. With gas prices as high as they are I'm driving this to more wheeling destinations this year rather than towing it. I quess the biggest reason for the stretch is that I've never cut a vehicle in half. lol.  ;D

On a serious note I love LJ's and figured I could make mine one without spending alot of $$$$. I'll get more technical on the stretch in a couple of days. For now here are some pics.

Gas tank is out.
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01142623.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01142702.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01192836.jpg)

snip snip cut cut...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01194613.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01194602.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01194750.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01200311.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01195727.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01194829.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01195537.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01195551.jpg)

At this point I started thinking maybe I'm making a big mistake..... lol.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01200640.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01201231.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01201257.jpg)

AND BAM!!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-01205304.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on June 01, 2011, 07:18:49 PM
Sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm comin by tomorrow to see it. 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: peej23 on June 01, 2011, 07:59:26 PM
Got it thanks, I actually looked ian LJ up after I posted it the question.

I can tell you that an LJ sure isn't in my "Jeep Owners Bible" by Moses Ludel

Max, diesel and frank are lucky to have you as a father and father in-law (sort of) respectively, I hope that the end result works for them!






Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: kychaindrive on June 01, 2011, 08:23:12 PM
Atta Boy!!!!!! Hack and Chop!....at this point if you just get it linked, you can still wheel it ;) ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on June 02, 2011, 07:39:37 AM
Ya gotta love progress.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 02, 2011, 12:39:55 PM
Got some more GEN-RIGHT goodies in.  ;D We're gonna weld the tub back together tonight and cut the frame off.  ;)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-02145824.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-02145841.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-02145850.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: RIDETOEAT on June 02, 2011, 01:43:40 PM
Did the forward nutserts align with the previous ones as you hoped ??


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 02, 2011, 02:04:57 PM
Yup woo hoo!   ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: RIDETOEAT on June 02, 2011, 05:09:34 PM
Come on !!!  "Fearless leader of the Free Jeep World"  Lets see some pic's with the frame cut in two on that bad boy, we all know your working on it, on this nice evening.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 02, 2011, 08:00:57 PM
Well I didn't cut the frame instead I cut the other tub and mocked it up. Check it out.   :o

So for anyone else doing this here how it all went down.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-02185457.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-02185443.jpg)

Then
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-02192946.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild026.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild028.jpg)

I was getting ready to cut the frame but.... I lost alot of time cutting the previous owners weld job on the rear bumper and in the process inspected the rust situation, and decided to work on the tub to make some progress.  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020172.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020165.jpg)

this is what I dug out of the frame.
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020164.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020162.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020163.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020168.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild028.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020176.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020179.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020185.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020195.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 02, 2011, 08:11:02 PM
Then after slicing and dicing I had my Beutiful assistant High Pockets help me fit the tub that is why we have no pics of that process (thank god) that was definatly a 3-4 person job. However thanks to Kelly's patience and brute strength we got it mocked up. What do you all think?

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020203.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020200.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020202.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020206.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020227.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020229.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020226.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020220.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020218.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6020210.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on June 02, 2011, 08:46:24 PM
I think your missing the white section for this patriot build  :D
All kidding aside, looks good!  So the frame modification is tomorrow?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: JeepTatt on June 03, 2011, 05:34:53 AM
Looking good!!!
Keep up the great work!!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 03, 2011, 06:11:10 AM
Thanks gang.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on June 03, 2011, 06:28:21 AM
Looks good Max, I'd thought about doing my jeep too. I'll definitely be watching this build. 

(http://bluegrass4x4.org/forum/images/smilies/jeep2.gif)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 03, 2011, 11:22:28 AM
This looks sweet.  I'm definitely getting a TJ/LJ/JK  in the (most likely distant) future so I can do modifications like this.  There's only so much you can do when you can't take off the top.  :-\


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: peej23 on June 03, 2011, 01:24:32 PM
You are a far more patient man than I if you can work with your better half


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 03, 2011, 01:48:27 PM
You are a far more patient man than I if you can work with your better half


 ;D :o ;D :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: solar1 on June 03, 2011, 06:35:33 PM
Looks good Max.  Digging the concept.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on June 03, 2011, 07:42:25 PM
Lookin pretty sweet Max!
Just curious what you are planning to do for a top? Also will you be adding some additional rollcage for the "dawgs"???


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 04, 2011, 06:19:04 AM
I'm going to redo the "c" pillar to match the TJ dimension so that the viking top fits better and add a little more rake to the verticle section of the "c" pillar. Then I'll have a little trunk space with a small duster cover.   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: "Benny D" on June 04, 2011, 07:17:12 AM
I can't believe you actually pulled the trigger on doing this!!  So how did it feel cutting your rig in half lol.  Looks Great!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 04, 2011, 07:25:47 AM
WELL.... I never cut a perfectly good jeep in half before.  hahahahahaha


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 04, 2011, 09:44:28 AM
I know you've been working on it for about 5 hours today...How about some more pictures? 8)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 05, 2011, 08:58:19 PM
It's 11:30 PM and I'm about to leave the shop. On saturday I got some help from Lucas (thanks Lucas you my dawg). Today I got the tubs trued up and bolted to the corner guards. I put the soft top on to get an idea on what I'm gonna do with the cage. I thought it would be cool to run the TJ top and have a small "trunk" area and after mocking it up I'm on the fence. Rampage just came out with a LJ top I think, so I might make the "c" pillar to LJ dimensions. I also worked on the frame. blah blah blah here's the PICS!!!! On a side note thanks to high pockets for taking some really cool pics.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-04120646.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-04120656.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050177.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050181.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-04194544-1.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-05151217.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050234.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050229.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050197.jpg)

You can see the soft top in this pic I'll get a pic of it tomorrow in the daylight.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050203.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 05, 2011, 09:02:52 PM
Here's another cool pic.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050216.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 05, 2011, 09:04:50 PM
Here's another pic and you can see in the background where we were mocking up the basket rack and getting some ideas.....  What do you all think?

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050233.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on June 06, 2011, 03:57:23 AM
looks good max, movin right along...


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on June 06, 2011, 07:08:56 AM
Max, you know you are kinda like our fearless leader!  Now everyone is gonna be pulling their Jeeps in the garage, whipping out their sawzalls, and going to town!
The question is no longer if everyone else jumps off of a bridge would you jump, but if Max does it will you follow him??? - I say yes! - Now hand me a sawzall!!!

Did you say you look like a fool, or watch out for the fuel line?



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 06, 2011, 07:18:44 AM
After seeing the pictures, I think it would look better if you went with the LJ cage dimensions and got the Rampage Soft Top.  The way it is now, I would just think your top doesn't fit right.  :P ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on June 06, 2011, 07:32:59 AM
Is this pic of the rust repair for the shackles? If so, do you have any pics of where you are extending the frame? I would like to see where and how you are extending it. Thanks for the pictures, this is a awesome mod.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050233.jpg)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 06, 2011, 07:56:48 AM
Won't need the shcckles anymore we're going 4 link and c/o's.  ;D I'll post more pics tonight on the frame stretch.  ;) Michael thanks for the top input I'm leaning that way too.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on June 06, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
my Beutiful assistant High Pockets
  Awwww.... 

You are a far more patient man than I if you can work with your better half



 ;D :o ;D :o



MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmHHMMMM! You mean his better half must be so patient?? If I didn't come to the shop, we wouldn't even see each other first of all. Secondly, after 6p and on the weekends I'm, quite often, the only help he can get! And I've got to be there to make sure he's okay. I always imagine him up there by himself robbed and killed, squashed by a jeep or having caught himself on fire or something... Which leads to a really funny story actually. Max?
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/10172/panic.gif)


BTW. I am going to start saving up for a new camera soon. I'm so tired of trying to take cool pics and having them turn out all sh*tty. I love that pic with the moon in it, but it could have been so much better.

And here's another grainy one, but I love it. This is my "Dr. Max Frankenstein" pic.   ;D ;D ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/P6050214.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 06, 2011, 03:01:41 PM
Okay here are the top pics I promised. Let me know what ya think.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-05173152.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-06095015.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-05173152.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-06101812.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-06101802.jpg)

Andrew cutting the leaf spring mounts off...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-06162321.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on June 06, 2011, 03:31:35 PM
looks great Max can't wait to see more pics


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: kychaindrive on June 06, 2011, 07:38:50 PM
And your reason for doing this is for Diesel and Frank......they going to be all cramped up in that top. IMO, cut & bend new roll bar so the LJ top will fit. 8)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on June 06, 2011, 08:03:53 PM
you made a mistake... for diesel it needs about 2 feet more stretch!!  looks awesome, max!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 07, 2011, 07:21:26 AM
Got the frame back together last night. I still need to do some fish plates.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07090920.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07090938.jpg)

Here's lucas removing the exhaust to make room for the four link tonight!  :o  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07090911.jpg)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 07, 2011, 08:01:59 AM
that's looking awesome.  If I wasn't so busy with school right now :-\, I'd be there helping out for a lot of it!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 07, 2011, 08:18:55 AM
I keep saying I'm not doing anymore 2 week builds....... Slow learner.  :D ;D :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on June 07, 2011, 08:30:00 AM
I keep saying I'm not doing anymore 2 week builds....... Slow learner.  :D ;D :o


SHEEEEEESH!  :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on June 07, 2011, 08:58:28 AM
Thats pretty sick Max, I vote setting it up for a LJ top also.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 07, 2011, 10:45:32 AM
LJ top is more than likely what I'm gonna do. Thanks for all the input and all the people stopping bye to check out the progress.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 07, 2011, 01:22:31 PM
played with the spare tire...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07155751.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07160007.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07160000.jpg)

Now what the input here? Spare in the back or on the bumper?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: yjwrangler95 on June 07, 2011, 01:29:01 PM
If you are looking for room and storage I would throw the spare on the bumper, LJ top and on the bumper for sure. Otherwise you are eating up half the room you just gained with the stretch.  MY .02

dh


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: RIDETOEAT on June 07, 2011, 01:33:41 PM
You can fit you tire there and still run a frameless top.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on June 07, 2011, 02:00:06 PM
maybe laying the spare down flat and put your basket on top of it but for the size of Diesel it might work better on the bumper


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: samb. on June 07, 2011, 02:15:28 PM
Looks good Max, so much for sticking with the tried and true leaf springs. Maybe I missed it but what you doing for supports? Coilovers, air shocks or the ORI struts? What are you estimating for up travel and down travel with whatever option you go with? Going to get a rear Antirock/other sway bar? Planning on stepping up a tire size to go better with the wheelbase. Why did you cut up the YJ anyways, seems you may have been better off to finish the Alumabeast IMO. Either way cool work though.

Also how much for the Old fastback top?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 07, 2011, 03:26:34 PM
You stretched all that for diesel and gear....and you wanna put the tire there???   ??? ???  I don't think Diesel would appreciate that...just sayin. 

As far as the top goes, you should DEFINITELY go with the LJ top.

http://rampageproducts.blogspot.com/2011/03/lj-unlimited-frameless-trail-top-is.html (http://rampageproducts.blogspot.com/2011/03/lj-unlimited-frameless-trail-top-is.html)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jstop on June 07, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
there goes all the extra storage space, put the spare on the bumper.  :o Looking good Max!!!

played with the spare tire...

([url]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07160007.jpg[/url])

Now what the input here? Spare in the back or on the bumper?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on June 07, 2011, 05:12:18 PM
Hell mount it on the hood!  U cld use the extra weight over the front end with sl the wheel stands you have done...  lol. No seriously what abt wedging it vertically upright behind the B-pillar qand cage.?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on June 07, 2011, 06:27:24 PM
Bumper !  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on June 07, 2011, 07:15:21 PM
Went over this afternoon and saw the progress.  VERY cool build.  For all those asking about the scrambler, I think Max wants to make this YJ the "drive it down the road, wheel with the GF and pups, camp, and ride home" rig, that can be done on a budget.  All costs involved in this right now make it VERY doable for the average joe builder, and you step up to a LJ trunkspace without the LJ payment! 

The scrambler will have it's completion date, I'm sure!

Needless to say, I am tempted to do this to mine but run leafs in the back, or perhaps 4 link with TJ coils. 

Again I say, VERY cool! 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 07, 2011, 07:27:41 PM
I'm definitely thinking put the tire anywhere BUT the extra storage spot (whole point of the mod?).  It looks to me like the tire will take up all of your upgraded space. 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jshaffer on June 07, 2011, 07:48:44 PM
Gotta be on the bumper.  And thanks to Pockets for the cool pics.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on June 07, 2011, 08:04:04 PM
2 words...

roof rack!! ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: kychaindrive on June 07, 2011, 08:47:00 PM
Who needs a spare anyways? Got "Tire Balls"! ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 08, 2011, 04:49:08 AM
I like that you are actually moving your wheel well back and not just stretching the body behind it.  I'm looking at Length Envy's Build, and it looks like he's gonna have kind of a weird setup...and HUGE  overhang.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: peej23 on June 08, 2011, 06:02:53 AM
Got a couple ideas for your tire bud:


roof rack like josh said
hood like bill said, akin to vintage land rovers
sell it and put a tracter tire tube in the glove box
passenger seat (just joking kelly)
front bumper
under seat over transmission
mount it on top of the upper suspension links (seriously)
.... in no particular order

cheers


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on June 08, 2011, 06:44:03 AM
If you just don't get flat tires, you really don't need a spare - my 2 cents  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 08, 2011, 10:02:43 AM
Go with kevlar tires like you are thinking about and not worry about flat tires!  ;) ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 08, 2011, 12:23:24 PM
You all are killing me...

So I'm playing with a bolt on removable mount for the spare. I don't want to wheel with it or drive with it. However on long drives to the gorge and wheeling trips I want to have it with me. Thanks for all the input I'm digging all the ideas.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on June 08, 2011, 01:28:18 PM
You stretched all that for diesel and gear....and you wanna put the tire there???   ??? ???  I don't think Diesel would appreciate that...just sayin. 

EXACTLY! He keeps putting the spare for the Scrambler in about the same spot, too.

Gotta be on the bumper.  And thanks to Pockets for the cool pics.

Anytime!   ;) ;D

Got a couple ideas for your tire bud:

passenger seat (just joking kelly)

cheers

Doesn't bother me... That would just be kicking Max out. This Jeep is mine and the dogs now! That is until the Scrambler's done.....  Hehehe...   ;D

Who needs a spare anyways? Got "Tire Balls"! ;D

And finally.... Good! I just read your last post. Spare's are annoying.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on June 08, 2011, 04:09:12 PM
Chris he doesn't need a tractor tube, he can use his blow up doll.  :o  :P  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: High Pockets on June 08, 2011, 07:43:31 PM
Check out this spider that was under the spare tire. She was about the size of a silver dollar and apparently likes spare tires.... (And, yes, it's a she. Check out the babies...) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared001.gif)


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/P6080275.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on June 09, 2011, 05:04:51 AM
Id rather drive home on the rim than find that bitch under my spare. 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: wildman314 on June 09, 2011, 08:24:29 AM
i had one of those hiding under somethin in my garage with babies as well. theyre hiding cause its too damn hot outside! hahaha


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on June 09, 2011, 11:59:41 AM
Id rather drive home on the rim than find that bitch under my spare. 

I'm with you, but I think I'd just torch the whole jeep to make sure there weren't any more hiding any where else.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 09, 2011, 12:31:10 PM
Id rather drive home on the rim than find that bitch under my spare. 

I'm with you, but I think I'd just torch the whole jeep to make sure there weren't any more hiding any where else.

That's probably what I would do...if I didn't have carpet.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on June 10, 2011, 06:17:57 AM
Jeep looks great Max!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 11, 2011, 06:59:17 AM
Are you gonna paint the interior to match?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jstop on June 13, 2011, 12:54:36 AM
Any updates Max?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on June 13, 2011, 05:53:24 AM
Save the space for the dog bowls. Put it on the bumper.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on June 18, 2011, 10:01:00 AM
Any progress?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 18, 2011, 10:43:00 AM
Some progress.... We've been slammed at the shop so I've been working late on a lot of other projects.

I gotta give some props to Andrew he has worked on this the most. He did all of the "tear down" cleaned the brackets off the frame and the axle. Lucas cut the frame off and Doug helped cut the blue tub in half and stayed late for moral support. Jeremy also helped put the frame back together. Here's a few pics of the rear 4 link.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-07155756.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-11182933.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-11165049.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-11183023.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-11212529.jpg)

WOW sorry some of the pics are fuzzy.   ::) :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 18, 2011, 10:54:34 AM
Ohh here's a few more...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-11212546.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-11212644.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-15202346.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-15231558.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-17182129.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on June 18, 2011, 12:37:16 PM
That looks sweet, makes me want to break out the grinder and welder.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on June 18, 2011, 09:28:41 PM
looks good...

done by next saturday? ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 19, 2011, 05:42:41 PM
I'm in disassemble, weld, paint, and reassemble stage. The measure, cut, mock-up stage is over. (kinda lol)

Here it is sitting on tires.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19175820.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19175858.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19202118.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19202109.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19202101.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19202020.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19200839.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-19200745.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on June 19, 2011, 08:37:41 PM
was dewayne there to borrow your coilovers?

just jivin ya big d, looks awesome max!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on June 20, 2011, 04:29:38 AM
What was the starting wheel base?
Where you sitting now?

Big D can borrow my junk whenever he wants!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 20, 2011, 06:42:31 AM
Started at 94.5 ended at 108.   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on June 20, 2011, 08:03:54 AM
Started at 94.5 ended at 108.   ;)

OH SNAP!!!   :o :o :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: GotCruiser on June 20, 2011, 09:51:58 AM
Very nice sir!! Can't wait to see it work!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 20, 2011, 08:30:08 PM
Thanks Tripp me too. I just ran out of gas on this build.... Tomorrw will be 3 weeks. Granted I lost a few days w/ Tab Benoit, a benifit for a friend, and a wedding reception last week.  ::) I'll be hitting it hard starting later this week and maybe have it at the K&I "Off-Road Parking Only" event this Saturday.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: GotCruiser on June 22, 2011, 01:37:30 PM
Running outta steam sucks!! ??? I know that feeling well!! I'm looking forward to the offraod parking only.  I'm sure we will have just as much fun as we did last time  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on June 24, 2011, 08:44:11 AM
108 ?? DANG  ;D  I'm guessing at about 140mph that thing should drive like a BMW ??  :o  ;D
 
 Deewayne scoping out yo bling.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 26, 2011, 02:23:33 PM
Okay to answer a few questions from customers that stopped by the shop. Number 1 is "why did you stretch it?"

Real short is becuase a month ago Jeremy and myself drove it about 140 miles to Natural bridge for the Zoe Fire dept. trail ride and with spare parts and all our camping gear, food, coolers, beer,  ;D the rig was stuffed. Then while riding a wheelie up the first ledge of hairpin I told Jeremy I wasen't wheeling this rig again unless the rear suspension was linked. The rear of this Jeep sagged about 2" versus the front which only left about 2.5" of uptravel in the rear before the shocks bottomed out and unloaded the ft. suspension resulting in A LOT of wheelies. (cool for pictures but not cool in the driver seat  :o) I thought that a new set of RE leaf springs would be the fix but they weren't. So the simple fix was to link the rear suspension. Then while getting ready to do that we found that the frame was rotted out real bad on the inside by the gas tank. This Jeep was rear ended when the previous owner had it and I found out that the frame was pushed up into the tub a couple inches in the rear body mount. That is why is was sitting low in the rear. I thought I was never gonna figure that out.  ???

So long story short that is why I did the 4 link and stretch. More storage room for gear and the dogs, wheelbase and the rear suspension sucked.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on June 27, 2011, 10:09:59 AM
Okay to answer a few questions from customers that stopped by the shop. Number 1 is "why did you stretch it?"

Real short is becuase a month ago Jeremy and myself drove it about 140 miles to Natural bridge for the Zoe Fire dept. trail ride and with spare parts and all our camping gear, food, coolers, beer,  ;D the rig was stuffed. Then while riding a wheelie up the first ledge of hairpin I told Jeremy I wasen't wheeling this rig again unless the rear suspension was linked. The rear of this Jeep sagged about 2" versus the front which only left about 2.5" of uptravel in the rear before the shocks bottomed out and unloaded the ft. suspension resulting in A LOT of wheelies. (cool for pictures but not cool in the driver seat  :o) I thought that a new set of RE leaf springs would be the fix but they weren't. So the simple fix was to link the rear suspension. Then while getting ready to do that we found that the frame was rotted out real bad on the inside by the gas tank. This Jeep was rear ended when the previous owner had it and I found out that the frame was pushed up into the tub a couple inches in the rear body mount. That is why is was sitting low in the rear. I thought I was never gonna figure that out.  ???

So long story short that is why I did the 4 link and stretch. More storage room for gear and the dogs, wheelbase and the rear suspension sucked.  ;)



 Plus you can use yo trailer and carry lots of goodies behind you.  ;)  I love the stretch. I'm guessing it will work great. Only drawback I see is the tight twisty stuff at the ranch. BUT I got a cure for that too.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 27, 2011, 03:05:57 PM
Here are some more pics.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-20185833.jpg)

This was before adjusting the c/o brackets.  :o

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-20185915.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-20190118.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-20185930.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-23222956.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild031.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/RetroRebuild032.jpg)




Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on June 27, 2011, 03:29:10 PM
Looks like some 1.5" wheel spacers are in order!
Looks great Max  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 27, 2011, 06:14:02 PM
Looks like some 1.5" wheel spacers are in order!
Looks great Max  ;)

It's not as bad now but I might still need them.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 30, 2011, 09:13:01 AM
Well I cut off the "C" pillar to mount the LJ duster cover and now the pick-up truck look is really growing on me.  :-\

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-25111856.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-06-30120253.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: dagimp31 on June 30, 2011, 10:13:31 AM
I like the truck look!!! Just leave it like that..


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Michael 95XJ on June 30, 2011, 03:56:04 PM
Eyes on the prize Max >:(....remember the dogs? 8) :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on July 01, 2011, 05:37:55 AM
Dude the truck look is totally the way to go.
If you keep it that way it will be certainly one unique ride!
Adding a rollbar makes it look like just another LJ
My 2 cents  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 01, 2011, 06:11:44 AM
I love the Truck look but then my soft top options arn't too good. Rampage just released their LJ frameless top and I've got one on the way.  :o So that is the route I'm gonna go. I love the Rampage tops and I'm excited to see this new one that's comming.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on July 01, 2011, 07:53:53 AM
looks great love the one of a kind look, like the idea of the full frameless top. looks great can't wait to see the finished product


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on July 01, 2011, 08:04:48 AM
Told ya Dave is the man! :D  The Rampage tops are awesome in general with all the extra stuff that they add, but their frameless stuff is great.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 01, 2011, 09:34:16 AM
Dave is the MAN he hooked me up thanks again coach.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 08, 2011, 03:20:19 PM
Got it rolling again last night.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-08141446.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-08141256.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: kychaindrive on July 10, 2011, 09:24:22 AM
Nice "DENT"!  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on July 10, 2011, 04:16:43 PM
That looks BAD @$$! You know your supposed to move the fender not the cowl to get them lined up. Just sayin. Hey, I didn't start it. ::)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on July 10, 2011, 06:31:45 PM
What dent??? I only see an area with added character.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on July 10, 2011, 10:09:34 PM
looks good I hope it works good and takes care of all your issues, have you let DIESEL try it out to see if you get his paw print stamp of approvel


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on July 11, 2011, 09:16:51 AM
Does this mean you can finally go wheelin'!!!  No more excuses???   ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: acrespo on July 11, 2011, 09:27:37 PM
Max looks frickin cool! Cant wait for to go wheelin.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 12, 2011, 06:23:55 AM
Thanks gang I'm still working on the rear bumper but I getting really close.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJTheDoctor on July 14, 2011, 02:55:35 AM
Very good looking!
When will we see pics/videos wheeling offroad? ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on July 14, 2011, 09:01:23 AM
You gonna work on that heap today or just talk about the weather?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 14, 2011, 09:39:29 AM
lol


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 18, 2011, 02:19:45 PM
Drove it out of the shop this morning.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on July 19, 2011, 08:41:12 AM
Drove it out of the shop this morning.  ;)

To park it outside?  Or did you do a road test?  When in the Wheelin' test?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 22, 2011, 12:51:03 PM
been working on a rear bumper.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-21215411.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-21215435.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: RIDETOEAT on July 22, 2011, 01:32:44 PM
Time to get serious and have some " MOAB OFFROAD " polished stainless tramp stamps made to fit above that bumper and below the tailgates to see you loyal customers are.......

Too hot here , headed to the river........I think I might have a cocktail or 20...


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 25, 2011, 03:41:56 PM
I had some help from High Pockets on Sunday and we got the fuel filler installed.  ;D


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-25183835.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJason on July 25, 2011, 05:51:38 PM
Looks good Max! Are those LJ corners with stock wheel opennings and filler locastion? Or Blank LJ corners that you cut out? The reason I ask, doesn't LJ's have more over hang than what you have?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on July 25, 2011, 07:02:20 PM
Have you trail tested yet or is it a MALL CRAWLER?  lol

Let me know when we can wheel  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 26, 2011, 05:25:17 AM
It's a mall crawler and they are Gen-Right's 5" stretch LJ corners. LJ's have a wheel base of 103.5" and I'm at about 108"


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: HappyTj on July 26, 2011, 06:15:07 AM
You waiting on more banana puddin to finish that rear bumper?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 26, 2011, 06:22:59 AM
You waiting on more banana puddin to finish that rear bumper?

lol.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on July 26, 2011, 03:38:23 PM
You waiting on more banana puddin to finish that rear bumper?


 HA ! good one Brian.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 29, 2011, 02:20:21 PM
Alright I worked on the rockers last night. what do ya think?

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-28105357.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-29140752.jpg)

They even clear the tires at full stuff.  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-29133316.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-07-29133415.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on July 29, 2011, 05:02:48 PM
looks good Max whats your plan on tire carrier


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on July 31, 2011, 09:09:02 AM
For now I'm going to make a mount that slides into the 2" rec. then I can remove it at the campsite if I want. I've been loading the rear of the Jeep trying to get an idea of what ride height will be fully loaded. I've also ordered 150lb. upper coils for the rear to replace the 200lbs. that are on there now. Hopefully I'll be finished enough for this next weekend in French Lick IN. (that is the IFWADA trailride/campout) I'm trailguiding so I guess I've got a couple more late nights. lol.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on August 01, 2011, 05:23:44 AM
after all the close call time builds last year with the gen-right and hi-lift jack builds I have no dought it will be done with time to spare looks nice hope to see it soon


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on August 01, 2011, 07:35:43 AM
IF I'm gonna drive that thing u better leave them 200's in there.  :o  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on August 08, 2011, 07:42:28 AM
OK, after a very technical afternoon of wheeling/testing with this ride, I can tell u it is absolutely frickin AWESOME !! It articulates sooooo well and the length is matched perfectly with the tire size. I never high centered or came close to it. Even crawling over some 5ft ledges it never drug. The departure angle was never in question either. Hopefully Max will post the pictures shortly. I'll let him tell the rest of the story.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on August 08, 2011, 09:31:02 AM
Well we did a little trail testing with the Retro A.K.A. the Wronglesnake. lol. At the IFWDA summer campout/trailride at the Ranch in French Lick IN. Here's some pics.

Doug hijacked Lucas's buggy for the trip.   ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-05183840.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA005.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA008.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA015.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA016.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA017.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA018.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/IFWDA036.jpg)

We even had to tow one out.  ;D :D ;)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on August 08, 2011, 10:41:43 AM
looks like you all had a great time i am glad to see you out riding again this has to be the best designed yj out there good job and great vision to make a unique rig like this


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on August 09, 2011, 07:06:04 AM
The Wronglesnake!! Nice!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on August 09, 2011, 07:52:31 PM
Any more picks or video?  Can't wait to see in action


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on August 17, 2011, 05:25:30 PM
Got some old school cool........ Got Bob Taylor to pinstripe some louvers on the ole Retro... or I mean WRONGLESNAKE! LOL.  ;D Thanks Skinny. Here's some pics before we head to the Land between the lakes Jeep Jamboree in the morning.  ;) Doug worked on the rear flares and swapped out the upper coils to 150lb. and Jeremy mounted the powertank today. I let you know how it does.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17160646.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17181519.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17181459.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17181351.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17181442.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17181412.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-17181351.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Wonk on August 17, 2011, 06:13:30 PM
Looks like Diesel is staying home.   :'(


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: kychaindrive on August 17, 2011, 09:35:54 PM
Nice touch on the louvers there, OL' BOY  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on August 18, 2011, 02:59:46 AM
Max you Jeep looks great! Can't wait te hit the trail with you to see how it works in the dirt!   :)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on August 24, 2011, 12:42:12 PM
Okay I've had it out 2 times now and I'm real pleased with everything. ALL of the Gen-Right stuff, the King C/O's for the rear. Wow the list goes on and on. I'm still trying to figure out the cage. I love the truck look but still need something for the dogs, a reciever mount for the spare, and finish the rear bumper. Anyhow here are some updated pics.  ;D 

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-19150200.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/2011-08-19150215.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJTheDoctor on August 25, 2011, 01:38:51 AM
Pics and Videos in action please ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on August 25, 2011, 10:07:24 AM
Pimpin Louvers and eatin cheese,,,ohh yea baby,,,  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on August 28, 2011, 05:52:17 PM
*drools*

I need to see this is person.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on August 28, 2011, 08:37:33 PM
*drools*

I need to see this is person. ;)

We're heading to the gorge this coming weekend. hint, hint... 


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: peej23 on August 29, 2011, 06:21:01 AM
*drools*

I need to see this is person. ;)

We're heading to the gorge this coming weekend. hint, hint... 

Whooo - hoooo!!!!!!!!

I am ready!!



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 18, 2011, 07:15:07 PM
Here's the only video I have of the Retro wheelin at the Gorge.

Max on devil's brew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szU7O1Tu_vY#ws)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: YJTheDoctor on September 20, 2011, 12:04:14 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on November 09, 2011, 09:12:09 PM
I've got an update. Lucas made me a quick tube mount for my rack for the week o' wheelin'.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20111020_185644.jpg)

Then we got a little on our side in a "V" notch on the 2011 Week O' Wheelin'

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2011%20Week%20o%20Wheelin/Meonside.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2011%20Week%20o%20Wheelin/20111028_202619.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/2011%20Week%20o%20Wheelin/imagejpeg_2.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on November 10, 2011, 08:43:58 AM
Poor Wronglesnake. I knew I should have stayed to protect it.   :o  ;D

 That picture of u standing up thru the JeeP is priceless.  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on November 10, 2011, 11:50:39 AM
It's def. the WRONGLEsnake now. lol.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on December 13, 2011, 06:31:50 PM
Well laid it over on its side AGAIN... lol and pushed the GR fender in a bit.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20111114_140242.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20111114_140211.jpg)

And now it's back under the knife....

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20111212_200033.jpg)

And look what came out.  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20111212_195954.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on December 13, 2011, 07:20:38 PM
This is no longer a retro build. This looks more like a "retro-fit".  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on December 14, 2011, 09:44:01 AM
This thread is like fine wine it just keeps getting better with age


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: "Benny D" on December 14, 2011, 09:47:59 AM
you don't need no stinking transmission!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on December 14, 2011, 10:47:39 AM
you don't need no stinking transmission!

Lookin at about 110 Ben!   :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Skinny Cook on December 17, 2011, 04:05:42 PM
and ???


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: "Benny D" on December 17, 2011, 08:12:11 PM
you don't need no stinking transmission!

Lookin at about 110 Ben!   :P

Thats ok...  i will let you get it buttoned up...  I should be lookin at about 111! lol


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: dagimp31 on December 22, 2011, 09:11:10 AM
(111)  That's about where mine is set..


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on January 19, 2012, 06:34:08 AM
Well?  Any progress?  Or is it sitting underneath a tree next to a scrambler?  Thinking to myself this otta get comments from two website moderators!   :D :D :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on January 19, 2012, 03:14:10 PM
LOL! Tranny is back in and ready to go. The Borla header is cracked. Not bad for being about 19 yrs. old. I'm going to excercise the million mile borla warr.   ;D Oh yeah and I got something coming from Currie too....  :P


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: rockjock on January 20, 2012, 01:07:37 PM
I'm just now starting to catch up love the front fenders.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on January 26, 2012, 06:07:10 AM
Problem with the Borla and other aftermarket headers is that they still use the problematic design similar to the factory setup and those vibrations end up cracking the welds.  After replacing on both YJ's I've had, I decided to go with the ebay specials similar to this setup.  No problems since due to the flexy thing-a-ma-bob stuff built into them... and yes, that's the technical term. :D  I don't think the ones I have now are Crown though.

(http://images.carparts.com/product_images/images/crown/4883385_1.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on January 26, 2012, 07:13:44 AM
And the currie parts????


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on January 26, 2012, 08:50:39 AM
And the currie parts????

Still waiting...

Coach I agree with what your saying, except this one lasted a long time. And with their warranty, who cares! LOL. I'm going to switch to a TJ style header so that the down pipe wraps around the front of the oil pan instead of under the bellhousing.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on January 27, 2012, 12:31:21 AM
Just did the same up at the shop on the GM's YJ.  It's a pretty sweet setup, I think you'll like it!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jokerj73 on February 20, 2012, 09:37:29 PM
That is one sweet project build. Lots of lessons to learn here. Thanks for all the info. Im coming up tomorrow with my tax return...make it out to Max at Moab Offroad?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on February 21, 2012, 01:24:06 PM
Sure lol.   ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 25, 2012, 10:03:37 AM
Okay a little update for ya Dougdathug just replaced the header with a "TJ" style for a little better exhaust ground clearance. And look what just came in to replace the ft. Currie D44.... A new Rock Jock HP 60!!  :o :o :o


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120323_143607.jpg)


It's AWN now!!!!!

I will be selling the Currie D-44 in anyone is interested call the shop for details!!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: KatKrahel on March 25, 2012, 01:10:11 PM
Sweet!  So get to work!!!  Its trail time  :D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on March 25, 2012, 04:28:47 PM
Maybe now you can actually get some sleep at night, instead of wrenching on your busted front axle every time we go wheeling!  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 25, 2012, 04:54:13 PM
Maybe now you can actually get some sleep at night, instead of wrenching on your busted front axle every time we go wheeling!  ;D


No doubt... You guys and your 42's.... SHEEEEEESH!  ;D

Just got done painting, and half way reassembled. Mock up this week after work!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_144950.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_184225.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_184217.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_184243.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_184418.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_190926.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120325_192644.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on March 26, 2012, 08:51:40 AM
And the currie parts????

Still waiting...

Coach I agree with what your saying, except this one lasted a long time. And with their warranty, who cares! LOL. I'm going to switch to a TJ style header so that the down pipe wraps around the front of the oil pan instead of under the bellhousing.

I take back everything I said about the ebay flexy headers.  A year and a half now and it has two cracks in it. 

As far as the RJ...  I think I just had a wet dream while awake.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on March 27, 2012, 05:22:04 AM
Ok.    I see no leaf spring perches. So...........?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 27, 2012, 06:39:36 AM
I wasn't joking it's AWN!!!!!

Out with the old (which is for sale)!!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120326_185357.jpg)


In with the new!!!

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120327_093357.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on March 27, 2012, 07:42:37 AM
F'in' sweet! 

I know you're running beadlocks, but isn't that passenger rear aired down a bit too much?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on March 27, 2012, 03:06:46 PM
i giggled a bit when i saw you were staying with the sua, even if it is temporary...  way to stay with the home team!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 27, 2012, 04:23:53 PM
It will stay that way for a while.... I got a scrambler to build!!!  :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on March 27, 2012, 06:03:29 PM
What all you got in that old axle besides the oil drizzled so neatley across the top like chocolate on a cheese cake?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: BigD on March 28, 2012, 02:09:26 PM
You a BadAss ! , but don't chicken' out and put less than 40's on it !


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on March 29, 2012, 06:30:12 AM
Put 31's on it!  Or are you too good for that?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on March 29, 2012, 08:11:00 AM
I got some 34" TSL pizza cutters on my trailer. I'm thinking about using them.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 05, 2012, 06:28:24 PM
Okay finally got talked in to trying a set of 40's... What do you all think?

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120525_171301.jpg)

Then took it wheeling at the Badlands Offroad Park.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120520_171944.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120518_114329.jpg)

And slid into a tree....

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120518_114345.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120518_114357.jpg)

Then had to winch.... 40's SHEESH!  :P

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120518_114511.jpg)

I also installed PSC hydro assist and a Gen-Right sway bar in the rear. I'll add pics of those soon too!   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: samb. on June 05, 2012, 07:22:38 PM
Looks good. Hows it do on the road now? Still driving it to wheel or you trailer it?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on June 05, 2012, 10:06:27 PM
the 40's look great thanks for updating the thread with new pics  I am suprised you didn't knock the top out of that rotten tree you landed on, great pics


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 06, 2012, 07:42:09 AM
Looks good. Hows it do on the road now? Still driving it to wheel or you trailer it?


It's driving great on the street however there is a good power loss on the highway. I'm probably going back to 37's real soon.  ;)

Here are some pics from the LBL Jeep Jamboree too.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120504_112710.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120505_174443.jpg)

And here is where I drove over a log and it came inside the rig!!!  :o

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120520_123738.jpg)

Benny "D" and I had to winch the YJ on it's side to get the log out LOL!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on June 07, 2012, 09:26:41 AM
You know me, I'm a sucker for big tires but 37's just fit that rig better!  Performance and looks!  You know it and I know it!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 07, 2012, 02:54:16 PM
Yuppers.  8) I'm thinking some A/T's.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on June 08, 2012, 01:11:22 PM
If you put AT's on that rig I will make you bag it, paint it that color changing green to purple and turn in your man card!

As for the log...  :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 08, 2012, 01:38:58 PM
I really do like the Goodyear Duratrac A/T's.   8)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: dagimp31 on June 11, 2012, 10:24:28 AM
Thats what i run on my tow rig.  Nice tire!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on June 19, 2012, 04:44:41 AM
OK, well that one won't make you turn in your man card.  The Duratrac is definitely a nice tire.  Why the move from the KM2's though?  Concerns about sidewalls?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 19, 2012, 07:22:34 AM
Nah I just think 40's are over rated for a Jeep that sees alot of street. 37's are really what the YJ was built for. And the power and fuel economy is alot better w/ 37's.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on June 19, 2012, 07:35:12 AM
I thought you had some 37 BFG's though last time I wheeled with you?  

<-- Needs to lay off the Apple Pie.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on June 19, 2012, 07:42:30 AM
Yup sold them.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on June 19, 2012, 08:04:54 AM
Thank God.  I can go back to the apple pie now. :D

Have you considered the Nitto Trail Grapplers?  Damn good street tire, balances out great, does awesome in the rocks and clears out well in the mud.  Great sidewall strength too.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on September 10, 2012, 08:30:12 PM
spare tire, swaybar, rockjock how about some pics and some new info on this ride :o :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 10, 2012, 09:35:23 PM
I'll upload pics and ALL the details in the morning.   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 17, 2012, 08:57:28 PM
Well I've been doing some prep work for my Week O' Wheelin' trip. This year we're going to be camping out of the rigs and doing a little bit of street driving in between. So I needed a temporary spare tire mount.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_162234.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on September 18, 2012, 03:43:44 PM
nice looking job  good idea


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 19, 2012, 09:50:05 AM
I just noticed that I didn't add any pics of the steering, PSC hydro assist, etc.

So here we go...

Steering
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120430_212827.jpg)


With PSC assist
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120919_123626_zps560319bd.jpg)


A little Currie HD diff cover bling
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120919_123641_zpsc95feb15.jpg)


U-bolt flip kit
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120430_212845.jpg)


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120430_212838.jpg)

Here it is with 40's in it's normal wheeling state.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120502_195613.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120502_195642.jpg)







Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bigmike on September 19, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
Nice!

More pics of the u-bolt flip kit please. Is that actually a kit or custom made?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: skipfierce on September 19, 2012, 10:56:05 AM
Looks great! I need to just pull the trigger and put hydro assist on mine.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 19, 2012, 11:06:27 AM
We made the U-bolt kit in house. I'll get more pics later today.   ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on September 19, 2012, 02:35:55 PM
Pretty sweet setup.  I'm starting to miss my leafs.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on September 20, 2012, 06:33:10 AM
pin striping the diff, thats just like the rest of this rig, one of a kind and fully custom  it all looks really good great job


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 21, 2012, 11:28:42 AM
I got lucky moving the rack to the rear bolt holes and used the front holes for the Hi-Lift mount. Here is my friend Evan sitting in the back seat with everything mounted.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_164439.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_164819.jpg)

I welded a tab on the basket and tied it to the spare tire mount.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_164831.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_162242.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_162928.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120907_142938.jpg)

It seemed to work out great on the WOW prerun I had Kelly and Diesel in the back and Jason and me in the front.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 25, 2012, 10:37:43 AM
Okay finally pulled the trigger on finishing the roll cage this week.

What do you all think?

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120922_181338_zps53cbe908.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120924_113943_zps37e70cdb.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120924_113930_zpsf31bd590.jpg)

And with the Rampage frameless soft top installed.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120923_154848_zps9f048528.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on September 25, 2012, 01:26:44 PM
Is teh sexi!  Are you going to run a horizon support bar in the back?  I know you've got lateral support near the bottom, but I'd run one near the top as well.  And you should let me do the welding because you know it will hold. ;)

Or if we're on pirate, needs moar triangulat-a-mucation and you didn't use 3" .75 wall unobtainium tube???  Don't you know your cage is going to fail when a bird poops on it?   ;D

Love your rig.  By far one of my favorite YJs out there.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on September 26, 2012, 02:57:19 PM
Coach you crack me up. There will be more tubing in the back of the cage I've just been working on soft top fittment. I'm going to finish the cage this weekend I hope. However what do you all think about my new basket rack/platform thing?

Started with drilling 28 holes... In our monster heavy duty drill press LOL!


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120926_135926.jpg)


(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120926_153133.jpg)


Then dimple die...

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120926_164413.jpg)

Or possibly mounting like this not sure yet it depends if I can fit cooler and powertank.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120926_164341.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on September 27, 2012, 03:40:00 AM
I'm really digging the look of the bottom mount.  Easier to keep stuff from sliding around that way as well.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on September 27, 2012, 04:55:44 AM
I'm really digging the look of the bottom mount.  Easier to keep stuff from sliding around that way as well.
Ditto


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on October 07, 2012, 06:42:23 PM
Okay how about a little update. First off, thanks to Ben, Alex, and James on the cage and cooler mount. I did a little bling to the cooler shelf. What do you all think about this.

Ben helping last weekend.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120930_154147.jpg)

I polished the dimples then sanded the flat and pinstriped the dimples to match the pinstripes on the louvers on the fenders and hood.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120928_114941.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120928_130252.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120928_134140.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120928_142400.jpg)

Then welded and painted. I was running late for the French Lick Jeep Jamboree and painted the new cage in the Jeep. I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. LOL.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121003_001608.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121003_140444.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121003_140522.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121003_140433.jpg)

Then remounted the cooler and powertank.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121007_190518.jpg)

The Rampage LJ top fits great, the duster and windjammer still work.

Then I re-polished the wheels and put some pinstriping on them.  ;D

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20120929_134552.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121001_121524.jpg)



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on October 07, 2012, 07:26:56 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: "Benny D" on October 08, 2012, 06:29:53 AM
cage and rack are killer!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on October 08, 2012, 12:06:44 PM
The polished dimples on the rack are sweet.  Attention to detail!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: acrespo on October 08, 2012, 12:07:38 PM
Max, as usual it looks bas ass!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on October 08, 2012, 12:30:47 PM
i like that jeep more every time i see it!!  killer work max!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on October 08, 2012, 12:38:25 PM
Thanks guys!  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: tom4cat on October 08, 2012, 01:22:57 PM
Looks great Max



Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Wonk on October 08, 2012, 02:37:57 PM
SEXY SEXY on the dimples. Waste of time and paint on the wheels.  ;D  I think the tank would be safer mounted transversely in front of the new rack though. (Safety paranerd)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on October 30, 2012, 02:36:48 PM
I'm still working on a better mount for the powertank and the fire ext. In the mean time while prepping for my Week O Wheelin trip http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=2158.0 (http://moab-offroad.net/smf/index.php?topic=2158.0) I painted the powertank and polished the fender flares.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121014_231614.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121014_231527.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121015_103914.jpg)

Polished the PT bracket.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121015_103958.jpg)

Then added a little pinstriping.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121016_005335.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/stripe.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121016_221800.jpg)

And a Trasharoo with some Rotopax water cans.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121016_191104.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on November 12, 2012, 09:41:37 PM
I've got some more updates for you if anyone is interested?  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on November 13, 2012, 02:55:20 AM
*yawn snore*   ;D

<--- wants updates


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 3j7 on November 13, 2012, 04:54:55 AM
always


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on November 15, 2012, 08:38:07 AM
Damn tease!   >:( ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on November 29, 2012, 04:19:17 PM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121110_140829.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121105_142214.jpg)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: gprubi on November 30, 2012, 04:13:34 PM
Can somebody please take his striping brush away. Geeesh!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on November 30, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
Hope your planning on a different transmission!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on November 30, 2012, 09:35:16 PM
I hate to see the big 6 go I relly like the 4.0 but that big turbo will pen diesel to the back seat and keep him from bouncing around this will be a nice winter project


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: kychaindrive on December 01, 2012, 08:30:34 PM
That's not a turbo, it's belt driven, it's a supercharger!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on December 02, 2012, 10:48:18 AM
And t-case


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on December 03, 2012, 08:36:18 AM
Can somebody please take his striping brush away. Geeesh!

  :o ;D :D :P ;D :D :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on December 03, 2012, 01:14:50 PM
You just jealous.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: 4banger on December 03, 2012, 03:07:07 PM
Maybe a lil


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on December 03, 2012, 03:51:22 PM
I did get some new brushes and sublime green paint  ::) I might be addicted.  ;D


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: bizeeb65 on January 30, 2013, 08:38:57 AM
Ok, so Max is prolly to busy in his tiny office to post updates, so here's one.

His warrantied T-case came back in from Teraflex (I believe), and after a new rear seal on the transmission the Retro Rebuild is rolling again.  

Now on to those pesky brake lights......  :)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on February 11, 2013, 08:15:31 AM
Replaced the brake lights too.  ;)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 23, 2013, 01:23:19 PM
Okay I guess I'll post some updates  :)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130122_172156.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130122_172156.jpg.html)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130124_194007.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130124_194007.jpg.html)

It's been back together for a while now. lol. Thanks to Alex and Quentin!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on May 23, 2013, 01:30:09 PM
With a little help from a adaptor kit.....

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_181847_zps59113e88.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_181847_zps59113e88.jpg.html)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_182407_zps5b01de4b.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_182407_zps5b01de4b.jpg.html)

The 7th injector for extra fuel at boost.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_182230_zpsf1228a6c.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_182230_zpsf1228a6c.jpg.html)

And a little help from Quentin.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130510_224749_zpsbe953e07.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130510_224749_zpsbe953e07.jpg.html)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_194822_zps6a3908e6-1.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130509_194822_zps6a3908e6-1.jpg.html)

And a little timing/fuel adjustment.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130510_205832_zpsefc81d35.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/moaboffroad/media/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20130510_205832_zpsefc81d35.jpg.html)

And the beast lives and breathes 7lbs. of BOOST.  :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: jp fan on May 23, 2013, 02:22:07 PM
Man that is sweet, you surprised me with the boost I say it really helps out I like it  what brand is that   8)


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on August 03, 2013, 09:14:27 AM
([url]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121110_140829.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/moaboffroad/Build%20Threads/Retro%20Rebuild/20121105_142214.jpg[/url])


So I have finally got the supercharger tuned in great on the 6 cyl. And I must say BOOST is a wonderful thing!!! I had a little burning oil problem that I thought could be from a combination of things: engine sat for 6 years without one crank over, or the supercharger, or both. Well it turns out that I had a valve seal bad on the #6 cyl. and after I replaced all of the valve seals it wasn't fouling the #6 plug but it was still smoking. I had changed the valve cover with a aftermarket one and the PCV baffle on the inside was different. The engine was sucking oil straight out of the valve cover into the intake. Well glad that is fixed now. However I think I'm going to start collecting parts for a Chysler V8 with a Vortech supercharger.   ;) My rig is ready for the trails who wants to go ride?


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: "Benny D" on August 03, 2013, 10:27:28 AM
LIKE!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: mitaker on August 03, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
LIKE!
x2
I was curious if you were ever going to do put that motor you got from me to use!!


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: coach on August 04, 2013, 05:26:15 AM
So I have finally got the supercharger tuned in great on the 6 cyl. And I must say BOOST is a wonderful thing!!! I had a little burning oil problem that I thought could be from a combination of things: engine sat for 6 years without one crank over, or the supercharger, or both. Well it turns out that I had a valve seal bad on the #6 cyl. and after I replaced all of the valve seals it wasn't fouling the #6 plug but it was still smoking. I had changed the valve cover with a aftermarket one and the PCV baffle on the inside was different. The engine was sucking oil straight out of the valve cover into the intake. Well glad that is fixed now. However I think I'm going to start collecting parts for a Chysler V8 with a Vortech supercharger.   ;) My rig is ready for the trails who wants to go ride?

I need a weekend out somewhere!  Let's see the beast in action.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Barrettsyj on May 18, 2014, 04:38:31 PM
Awesome rig. Got some useful info from the thread.


Title: Re: MOAB'S PROJECT: Retro Rebuild
Post by: Bad Hair Day on October 30, 2014, 10:17:24 AM
THIS RIG WAS STOLEN KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR IT!!!!!