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General Discussion / Re: Random pictures
« on: October 25, 2015, 01:47:06 pm »
here is some more, hunting knives from a jeep spring and a old nickleson file. elk antler from scouting land in fort sill







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General Discussion / Re: Random pictures
« on: October 24, 2015, 03:09:21 pm »
some projects i was working on before i pack up the garage and head back to SC.
well I have a few more but cant upload them even though they .jpeg :dontknow: this one was a skinner i forged

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General Discussion / Re: hmm
« on: May 03, 2015, 03:56:08 pm »
Yep i have seen that one. I am lookn to trade my ole jeep for a larger 4wd so Ive been checking out craigslist. came across a few nice ones and a few basket cases.

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 27, 2014, 09:48:04 am »
hope you all get fed well

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:10:44 pm »
the jeep looks good. i like the custom bumpers. i would love to weld myself self up a set of custom bumpers but don't have the money for it. all my money seems to be going into gas, insurance and fixing everything that seems to like braking all at once.
The steel prices are high but not unbearable. I spent 80 bucks on 20' of the 6'' 18# chanell the tubing was 120 bucks on a 20' section. then I have been able to find the other around junk yards and recycling centers.

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Technical Help / Re: Intake spacers? Jewel, or Junk?
« on: May 25, 2014, 07:58:28 pm »
The spacers were an old drag racer trick to keep your carb a bit cooler by separating your carb from the hot intake. helped with hot starts and kept the fuel just a bit cooler. Some of the old fellers used plywood lol then it went to plastic and alum.  I can see it working for carbs to keep the heat from transfering to the bowls but dont see how it can help with the MPFI or TB's

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Vehicle Help / Re: A518 torque converters
« on: May 25, 2014, 07:14:06 pm »
Ive mainly stuck with the upgraded ATSM converter but I know a few fellers that swear by the TCI or Hughes converters. They are a bit too pricey for my blood though. For those you looking at 250 to 500

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 25, 2014, 06:54:47 pm »
Even WITH the custom bumper, I would not have thought there THAT much spare room under the front of an XJ.  NICE work!   :thumbsup:
Well if you cut out the flimsy cross brace there is. I cut it out and boxed it in with some 1/4 inch material and then bolted a 1/4 inch winch plate to it and built the bumper off of that. It is tight for sure and I think I need to build a metal sheld to prevent the winch cable from backlashing and not getting into the harmonic balencer.
In the Hayday of the first XJ's you could buy a factory hidden winch mounting system from Mopar but it was only for like a 4500lb winch. I went a bit over kill with the 8500lb winch.

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 24, 2014, 02:54:54 pm »
And here is the winch mounted in the area. I also took a few of the solenoid under the hood. It was a tight fit but I think I like it. We will see.

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 24, 2014, 02:52:40 pm »
Here is the bumper mounted. I still have to trim some steel off of the lower cross bracket, but I just now got a torch. It is a small porta torch but will work for now. I plan on building a grill guard on it shortly. I just aint quite figgured out how I want to build it yet.

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:25:54 pm »
and here is the bumper that is completeish. I still have some more to do with it but it functions real well. I did not have the room to put the winch behind the bumper with the solenoid on the winch. So I had to take it off and mount it inside of the engine bay. While I was at it I mounted the controlls for it inside the cab. I had to remove the Cruse controll box to do it but I never used it anyhow. I am going to figgure out how to wire the criuse controll wires to power the winch. the set/accel is going to be winch out and resume is going to be winch in.

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:18:03 pm »
thanks guys. I still have a lot to do before the front and rear bumpers are complete. Here is what I have done so far with the front.
I started with some 6'' x 2'' 18lb per foot chanell. I used 1/4 inch plate for the runners on the outside of the unibody and went back as far as I could. On the driver side I used every bolt on the steering box and extended it further to tie it as far back into the uni body that I can. Here is a few shots of it while I was building it.

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:39:53 pm »
Next up is showing how I got the Superwinch 8500 mounted Behind the bumper that I built. But that will have to wait because it is time to drink a beer and eat a slice of Pizza. ;D

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:31:52 pm »
next I needed a better rear bumper. So I bought some 6x2x 3/16'' Tubing and some 4x2x 3/16'' tubing. Started cutting and grinding away and then painted it Flat Black. I run the 2x4 inside the unibody about 18 inches and secured it by the factory bolts that you would attach a hitch with. Still want to do more to it but it will do for now. The tabs for the shackles are 12 inches long and run along the tube and welded solid. I plan on making a hitch for it that will be put into the bumper and then a Skid plate and a swing away tire carrier.
 

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Projects / Re: Have been working on the jeep.
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:18:17 pm »
Well The wife was complaining about needing a step to get in and I was not about to buy any of those thin flimsy steps so I started buiilding a set of steps/ sliders. Until recently I did not have a torch just a cut off wheel and a welder so it had taken me a bit longer to build them than I wanted to.

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