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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:39
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Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

Well here i go, starting my Jeepspeed build. My donor Jeep is a 1987 four door XJ 4X4, with a 4.0.

It had some front end damage but I got it for a song.

Interior Gutted and seats mocked up.

Seat mounts

Had to make some slight adjustments to the floor to get the seats to fit

Seat in and starting on the cage mounting plates.

A Piller mounting plate

B Piller mounting plate

B and C pillers

D Piller mounting plates
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Old January 7th, 2010, 19:10
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

I started installing my new full traction 6" kit today. I've done a lot of reading on this kit and in my opion its the best long arm kit for your money.

Started with the LCA mount. I wanted to renforce this mount and tie it into the cage mounts as well as the front spring mount on the rear axle. I fabed some bushings to weld through the frame then weld it on both sides of the frame rail to help spread the load.


I then bolted bosses to the frame.





The whole stiffener is removable and is tied into the front leaf spring mount with a 1/2" bolt. I plated the front leaf spring a little, but I plan to replace these mounts with the Poly Pro mounts after I get some seat time.


I have a new found respect for anybody who has welded on these unibodys.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 20:46
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

Where you pounded in the hump on the drivers side; is that going to cause a clearance problem for the transfer case, or are you converting to 2wd only and it's not an issue,..
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Old January 7th, 2010, 20:47
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

Looks good , nice engineering. If you get tired of the longarm part of the kit let me know .
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Old January 7th, 2010, 21:24
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

Lookin good! Glad to add another to the crew that fabs and dont buy everything and bolt it on
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:01
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Where you pounded in the hump on the drivers side; is that going to cause a clearance problem for the transfer case, or are you converting to 2wd only and it's not an issue,..
No real clearance problem. Just about every Jeepspeep build has to massage the floor to get the head clearance needed. It will be run in 2WD with a 2WD front beam, but I'm still using the transfer case. I like the idea of running 4X4 for the rougher/longer races.


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Looks good , nice engineering. If you get tired of the longarm part of the kit let me know .
Thanks. If I do you'll be the first I call.

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Lookin good! Glad to add another to the crew that fabs and dont buy everything and bolt it on
Thanks. I'm pretty much locked into that "do-as-much-as-I-can" mind-set. I would love to just hand someone 50K and say "build me this". But times are tough and I have to make every penny count. The cage will be the only part of this build not done by myself. I'm having M&D Motor Sports in Iwrindale CA do all the cage work.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 11:53
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

Larry,
I still have my old rear bumper. You can have it if it saves you some time/work. Your ealy on in your build, so it could easily be bolted up to your car.
Let me know, either someone gets it or I have to chop it up.
Located in Lake Elsinore.
Thanks,
Eric





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Old January 8th, 2010, 17:57
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No real clearance problem,... ..., It will be run in 2WD with a 2WD front beam, but I'm still using the transfer case. I like the idea of running 4X4 for the rougher/longer races.

Just curious about clearance. My buddy has the T-case hump completely cut out and filled in on his 2wd MJ racer, we've been arguing about weather or not a T-case will still fit under the seat. (he's thinking about a 4wd conversion)

And ya, I hear ya on the lack of space to make everything fit. Just feel luck you don't have a cab close out 4" behind the front seat.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 17:59
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I still have my old rear bumper. You can have it if it saves you some time/work. Your ealy on in your build, so it could easily be bolted up to your car.
Let me know, either someone gets it or I have to chop it up.
Located in Lake Elsinore.
Thanks,
Eric
Sure, thanks that will help. Can I come by Monday?

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Old January 9th, 2010, 14:49
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Sure, thanks that will help. Can I come by Monday?

Monday sounds good, I'll PM you my addy and ph#

Eric
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Old January 10th, 2010, 13:38
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

im in your neighbor hood if ya need a hand.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 14:58
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Monday sounds good, I'll PM you my addy and ph#

Eric
if he doesn't get it let me know!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 15:42
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if he doesn't get it let me know!
and if HE doesnt get it, let ME know. my XJ is in perris, right next door
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Old January 10th, 2010, 16:37
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im in your neighbor hood if ya need a hand.
You should come by some time, check out the jeep and have a beer.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 17:31
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Re: Sick Dog Racing Jeepspeed Build

Tying the B piller bottom cage mounts to the front leaf spring mount.


Tying A and B piller bottom cage mounts

Tying into the A piller bottom cage mount.

Tying in to the trans crossmember.

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