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Old June 12th, 2020, 23:00
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You know what they say...once you go brown you'll never turn around!

yeah buy once cry once LOL. Thank you all for the kind words, shes coming together slowly but surely!
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Old June 13th, 2020, 17:42
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Third member clear coated, skid painted, fresh grade 8 hardware, and torqued.

To do for the rear:
-install bearings and seals on shafts
-cut shafts to length
-weld on caliper brackets
-leaf spring perches
-truss
Pretty much a wrap for the 9Ē

On to the 44...


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Old June 22nd, 2020, 21:57
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More mail came today! This was paid for at the same time as the RCVs since EGCS had a 10% sale on ARBs and an overall 15% moving sale

BUT

the lockers went on backorder before their site could be updated. Anyways, I still figured the wait was worth the discount.

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Old June 22nd, 2020, 22:30
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Skid looks really good
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 22:52
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nice man. Thats gonna be a sweet build dude
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Old June 23rd, 2020, 16:55
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love that 9 inch skid, gives me some new ideas.
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Old June 23rd, 2020, 22:59
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Thanks you guys! It seems like running the RuffStuff pinion guard is par for the 9" but for not all that much more money this skid seems much more streamlined. Here's the link to the kit. I copied the drain hole location they show.

http://www.jameswayoffroad.com/James...-Kit_p_16.html
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Old October 17th, 2020, 10:43
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Oh man an update has been long overdue. Been super swamped at work and catching up on other projects. Mainly getting this impulse purchase back on the road.


Drove her to work yesterday after replacing the cam, lifters, push rods, redoing ball joints, hubs and and everything in between on the front axle. 8mpg which isnít bad for a carbureted 7.4 in front of a TH400. Oh and rusty mufflers so sheís loud but nobody seems to mind.


Anyways, I got shafts in and brakes on the 9Ē




And the truss I ordered back in August showed up. It sounds like TNT has been short handed since Covid. I called them to check in on my order a few times and they were responsive, even threw a shirt in my package when they shipped. Itís all good, I probably wouldnít have gotten my truck running had they not shipped the truss 2 months after I ordered.

Oh yeah I got a set of Reids too and did a little wheeling at slickrock with 87matchief and jeep450r. Now that boating season is coming to a close I think Iíll be working on the Jeep much more. Enjoy














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Old October 19th, 2020, 22:11
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pretty crazy, You are building the exact axle combo I did about 10 years ago. I upgraded to the RCV's about two years ago and love them, super strong and very smooth when turning no u joint bind at full lock. I would definitely do Hydro assist with the 37's makes a huge difference. Great build thread keep it up you will be very happy with the final results!!
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Some nice axles dude !
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Old December 24th, 2020, 16:10
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Christmas update. I have a hover Jeep lol



Got started on rigging up the jack stands around 9:30 this morning and by 2 I had the axle and radius arms out. Had to prop a wheel/tire up against the Jeep for a visual. 37Ē mickey Thompson Baja boss and Walker Evans. Got the wheels at a discount since they were leftovers from a dealer that went out of business. The set Walker sent were JK bolt pattern so they drilled me a brand new set and honored the discounted price and overnighted them to me.







Going to ditch the Clayton Radius arms and build my own 3 link. I pieced together a set up with 1.25Ē Johnny joints at both ends for the lowers and a 7/8Ē heim for the crossmember side for the upper control arm. Iíll have to make a clevis. Also putting the upper on the passenger side. More photos to come, Iím pushing to get the Jeep on its own weight this weekend.

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Old December 25th, 2020, 10:33
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Looking really good man! Let me know how you like those tire, Iím thinking of going with those when I got to 37ís


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Old December 26th, 2020, 12:21
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Looking good !
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Old December 26th, 2020, 18:50
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Got the lower links cut to length and made, I think Iím about an inch away from where the original axle was, looks like I should have good clearance between frame track bar mount and the new axle. The axle is within about a half inch of being centered under the Jeep so making the track bar should be pretty straight forward.


The upper will be a bit trickier as I think Iíll have to bend the tube to clear exhaust. Iím going to fab up a clevis tomorrow and mock a piece of PVC tube up and bend that how I think the DOM link will need to be bent. Otherwise itís been going pretty smooth.





Is there anyone in the southbay with a tube bender? Upper will be 1.5Ē OD DOM. Iíll trade you a 24 pack lol


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Re: The Black Pearl

I think Twinhauler or Lou have one or knows someoneone with one.
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