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glfredrick
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« on: June 08, 2008, 04:10:40 PM »

Guess I have to post here -- no other place for FORDS...  (Racist bunch    Grin Grin)

Got a little bit of work done over the past week:

Its on the rear tires now...







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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 04:05:06 PM »

this is the start of wheelin season!  and now you start to work on it.......  let me know if there's anything i can do to help. that thing is looking great guy.


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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 03:33:34 AM »

Oh well...  Things happen.  Seems like I was helping to move a shop and finishing dissertations for students during the building season.   Roll Eyes  Cheesy

I will take you up on your offer to help though.  I have 2 axles in need of some lovin'.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 08:53:38 AM »

I'm in let me know when.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008, 06:24:11 PM »

I've done some more work...

Couple of pics of the front end work ongoing...

Front end mock up -- wheelbase stretched to 121"



Motor mount shaving -- reinforced with welded tube edge.  Plenty of room for up-travel.







Proposed steering box re-locate mock-up.  Needs final adjustment after axle is positioned.  Also will be braced.  Box is being moved to the very end of the frame rail for foward axle position.  Wheelbase is going to be 121".









Front axle lower links and frame brackets:

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 07:59:10 PM »

Small update -- been working out the front spring hangers.  Pictures of the driver's side -- I have the other side finished, but ran out of argon before I got it welded to the frame. 

This is my version of dealing with full-width coil springs.  I still have some triangulating pieces to fab in, but I wanted to get it set in place so I can finally hang the axle.





Eventlually, there will be a tie-bar across the top of the engine compartment (with flanges so it can unbolt) that ties both hoops together, and they will also tie to the exo.  I used this design to get around the funky frame on the driver's side, which is different from the passenger side.  I could adjust the hoops to fit each side with the straight pieces that tie it to the frame.

Gotta thank the guys at Moab...  They're always chasing some part or another for me!  Of course, if the don't no more watching the grandson on the weekends!  (just kidding -- we'll fight for our turn just like everyone else!)  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 03:10:44 AM »

Driver's side front shock and spring hoop.




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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 04:07:01 PM »

looks like things are moving right along.  keep the updates comming.

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 09:30:05 AM »

Here are pictures of the Extended Cab we picked up.  It seems to be in great condition and ought to allow the addition of A/C and more cab room for more comfort








IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU CAN SEE JEEP TAILIGHTS ON HIS TRAILER   Grin

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 11:53:51 AM »

Sweet! Looks like things are moving along well Guy. Is that out at Pull-A-Part?
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 03:30:32 AM »

Yup...  I <heart> pull-a-part.   Grin

Now, if I could just find about 8 bodies to lift the old off and drop the new on!   

Seats compliments of MOAB Off-Road  THANKS Jeremy!


Little bit of forward progress...

Dana 60 disk brake brackets -- Yup -- MOAB OFF-ROAD!   Grin


Front suspension coming together


This weekend the old cab gets lifted off, the frame rails painted and prepared for the new motor, and the motor dropped into place.  I'll also have to fabricate a transmission mount, firm up the crossmembers, and start planning the sliders and exo cage for the new cab.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 08:34:03 AM »

Looks like it even has a sun roof.  good find.
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2008, 08:15:39 PM »

Last weekend -- not too much progress, but moving forward.

The new motor is finally home, in the garage.  The old cab is stripped off and ready for the salvage yard.  Also took some time to clean up the garage before all the installing starts happening.

Couple of pics:

BBK/Edelbrock Throttle Body -- Thank you very much!   Grin  Gotta have sharp eyes while shopping Pull-A-Part!



Couple of frame shots -- it will look different once it is all ground down and painted.





And finally, the old cab, with its friendly reminder to all the Jeep guys out there...  Grin

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008, 06:08:25 AM »

what springs are you going to use out front there? looking good, hopefully will be on hte trail soon.
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2008, 06:46:30 AM »

LOL! Love the sticker.  Grin
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