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Old May 15th, 2015, 20:53
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Anyone who wants a bigger garage needs one of these!!! Sided and roofed though.
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Old May 15th, 2015, 20:57
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Re: wanted to show off my hard work

Looks good! Very creative with all your work. Looks like your gonna have fun building a cage. Any ideas?
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Old May 15th, 2015, 22:26
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Dude, funny you asked because I'm sitting here thinking about running my air intake through the 2 bars on the sides of my front window and the one in the middle, then they could all converge to an air box above the front window with a filter. in the back I want to do cj style roll bars, the rest is pretty straight forward, rear bumper and boats ides are made to accept bars into the top of them and the front doesn't need anything. I might do a front and rear hoop. I really need a rear hoop to protect My fans so I can't back into them... I have 2 24in. light bars that go between the front window bars too.... wanted to build a visor... a lot of ideas, not enough time
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Old May 16th, 2015, 09:09
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Does anyone have any ideas on locking the front end? I think the chromo shafts are strong enough, but I'm soooo heavy, with my bead locks it gets unbelievable traction. I'm imagining it all binded up when welded. I'm thinking about gusset in the axel to hold tube in place so it can't sheer off the ring gear. Then I'm thinking about a Detroit so, maybe it has a chance to unload... then I was looking at the true Trac lsd. Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Old May 16th, 2015, 23:05
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I've got metal splinters everywhere.... that sucked
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Old May 17th, 2015, 07:46
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I dig the underbelly skid
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Old May 17th, 2015, 07:49
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Definitely run a full case locker in the front. Stock carriers tend to break under heavy load. I ended up with a Detroit after splitting a stock carrier with 35s and heavy diy beadlocks. After the swap the axle held up great.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:24
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Definitely run a full case locker in the front. Stock carriers tend to break under heavy load. I ended up with a Detroit after splitting a stock carrier with 35s and heavy diy beadlocks. After the swap the axle held up great.
Thanks i cant wait to hit some rocks with it!! Sweet, thanks for the input, so the Detroit uses the stock ring gear and that is ok? You still have it right? Did you do any gusseting????
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:37
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If you plan on wheeling stock gears I wouldn't waste the money having 3:55s setup on a full case locker. With the stock gears you won't have that much torque and can get away with a lunch box locker. I no longer have that axle. That build was 6 XJs ago. Axle was trussed with a t&t truss.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 22:28
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If you plan on wheeling stock gears I wouldn't waste the money having 3:55s setup on a full case locker. With the stock gears you won't have that much torque and can get away with a lunch box locker. I no longer have that axle. That build was 6 XJs ago. Axle was trussed with a t&t truss.
Thanks for the help on that. I cant stomach spending 550 on a temporary fix.... i know its the right way... i welded it. Lincoln locker baby! And plan on welding some angle iron to the housing or something. hehe. And i will fix whatever breaks. I will tell all of my tall tales soon. I think the pi ion gear is going to explode but, i will see.

What happened to your last 6 xj's???
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 22:44
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Bottoms up!!!
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 21:02
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Just in case anyone was wondering , chromoly front axels with welded front and rear diffs hold up amazingly well. Everything else is stock in my running gear i have an 8.25 rear end. Ive gone out 4 times now and no breakage!!! Drives like hell on anything but trails though.... air lockers are my next adventure for my next suspension!
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Great build! Lots of forward thinking..
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Old September 4th, 2015, 08:11
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So why did you plum the radiator to the fender tubes? What route does the coolant flow?
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Old September 4th, 2015, 09:27
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That skid plate is downright sexy nice job so far
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