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Old March 5th, 2016, 23:59
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Calling it a night. Got a good bit done over all today. Got two of the 40s mounted up and on the rear axle to help me visualize ride height for the 3 link, Got the the coil buckets and lower mounts on the axle. For the driver side I tried to cut as little as possible out of the pumpkin. I did happen to grind a small hole in it though, no biggie though just welded it back up and forget about it. Got the frame brackets tacked in and PVC lowers mocked up. From the looks of it will work but still need to check tire clearance. The upper PVC mock link is just hanging there at that moment. Might get to tacking it in tomorrow and then the process of cutting out my floor to gain the separation I need between the lowers and upper. Other than that pretty success full night. Will try to get back to it tomorrow.











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Old March 6th, 2016, 14:57
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Got some more done today. Had to knock off a little early to rest for work tonight. Got the upper frame bracket in, made a stiffener plate that I welded to the unibody first then welded the bracket to that. Also plated the hole in my floor as much as I could. I might do a little more work to it a little later on but as for right now it will do. All the links are cut and fitted will probably be this coming weekend before I'll be able to get those burnt in also going to take the axle with me to get the tubes welded to the diff and to come up with some kind of truss to keep my upper on my axle tube. Next thing I'll be trying to get ahold of it some steering components then after that track bar stuff..











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Old March 6th, 2016, 17:26
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

I dig it, I'll be watching this thread...
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Old March 8th, 2016, 14:41
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My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Picked up some flat tops today. Luckily I have a local shop around here that does them so didn't have to deal with sending mine off or anything. Also order what I need to build a track bar and front frame stiffeners. Since I kept my track bar off my 44 and the heims were in decent shape I am going to reuse them for now.

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Old March 10th, 2016, 19:53
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

where did you order brackets from?
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Old March 11th, 2016, 00:34
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where did you order brackets from?

Ruffstuff but ordered my track bar stuff from Barnes4wd
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Old March 11th, 2016, 20:47
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

More to add! Track bar stuff got here pretty quick. Order all of it from Barnes4wd, Got it mocked up this morning between work and class. Looks like it will work out just fine with the high steer.. Frame stiffeners were suppose to be here today but didn't show so I guess it will more than likely this coming week. I just tacked the frame mount on so I could get a track bar put to gather. I'll knock it up and weld the stiffeners down first. Also loaded up the axle to get all the brackets burnt in and to get a upper control arm mount brace put in.









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Old March 12th, 2016, 04:50
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Hopefully you just tacked the body side track bar mount for mock up and don't plan on burning it in like that. Otherwise you will destroy your uni body
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Old March 12th, 2016, 04:51
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Hopefully you just tacked the body side track bar mount for mock up and don't plan on burning it in like that. Otherwise you will destroy your uni body

That's exactly what I did.. Frame plates are in route..
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Old March 12th, 2016, 16:34
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Pretty much all the fab work is done with the axle now. I do want to had a little extra piece to the truss behind the track bar bracket but other than that its done. Everything is burnt in even the tubes. Now its time for some gears. Will be ordering them soon as I can still kinda debating on just gearing the front to match the rear with 4.88s or gearing both to 5.13s but I probably won't make up my mind till I push the "submit order" button lol. Also got all the links burnt in as well.















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Old March 21st, 2016, 08:42
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

So Fedex dropped the ball on my stiffeners. Was suppose to have them early last week but I am still waiting on them. Been going back and forth with customer service to figure it all out. Other than that should have gears ordered by then end of this week or next. Then can get the axle back under the jeep and start pulling it all back together.
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Old March 21st, 2016, 09:39
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

No weld on the front of the link tower?

Also...more pics of the bike?
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Old March 21st, 2016, 09:45
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There is weld there just kinda inset.. I left a little gap to set water and shit drain.. As for that trike no I don't lol it was one of my buddy's dad's project thing.. Went back last this weekend and it's gone ha
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 19:40
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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Well finally got my stiffeners in thursday. Got them on today and painted along with painted the all the links.





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Re: My XJ's Big Boy Stage II

Solid build man. What stiffeners did you with in the front?
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