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Title: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 10, 2017, 07:28:56 PM
So I'm going through old pictures and figured I would start a little build thread for my little 4 squirrel powered machine. Ive got a good amount of worked planned for it in the next few years and thought I could also share my past of cheap choices and ugly "mods" before where it sits today. So my parents picked it up back in 2011 after I said "ooo thats a cool looking car", it was all down hill from there. A couple friends took me wheeling at shrivers farm over in oxford and I was hooked.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/2bf676b6efaaa325e14dfbc838f04d51.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/eaeae27b2b5147e87f4a1a10f3a69022.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/bfa3b33f4d037390abe42d9cd7bb35e1.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 10, 2017, 07:32:03 PM
Over the next few years I picked up some cheap stuff, hilift, lights, a bumper, and a very unsightly exhaust tip my brother made up. Not having a lot of money sitting around I switched from a two inch puck lift to two inch springs. Bought a 3 inch body lift and grabbed pats old set of 33s which I heard about from his son randy who I went to high school with(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/2c72f7d1219614eed9155a41e7ac9777.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/bd2473b9c59f4d96732c1dc349525b7d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/bccb854462656f8af663f44f5ce61939.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/d3767c4fa5236477b089505445dabe02.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 10, 2017, 07:36:30 PM
I wheeled it for 3 or so years like that. A few nice spots in connecticut and down to rausch creek once every summer with a few friends. Along the way I grabbed a Ford 8.8, 4.10 gears, from a guy who worked at Clayton. It was all set up to their 4 link with high clearance brackets and outboard shock location mounts. After my junior year of college I got a nice paying summer gig and saved up for the 4 link. I also picked up an advance adapters sye and tom woods shaft. I went with the rusty outboard kit only since I had helped my brother do it in his jeep and it was just something familiar. I went up to a 4 inch lift and 1.25 body lift (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/f6ff1b5d4f450b89dd88df3dd47f85e8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/a678a9b73395cbc6cc9af8c35ab52414.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/1edfbb7cf7afd2bfc1b4cbc19c6c93b8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/c4960e8300afd0d59b334b45c236714e.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 10, 2017, 07:38:23 PM
A few pictures of the driveway 4 link install (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/d9bd8511f2a248cd67b2e559a99e1967.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/5e05c74f2aebbf515020300752d1b0fa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/6c859445bea1e15b5b242ab8a68b7427.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/c67c0d6ec69941ca3cd8b43c6ec4fa31.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/97644b4ba36aa316cd7e06840f7bf318.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/e834db376dc4c2eee76b29f67354a7c5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/9b41c26c3e34767a9835adf062ba13a6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/ee748d7bf8e647b534369ad2d5ac6c31.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 10, 2017, 07:43:15 PM
Thats how it all sits now. Ive picked up a frame thats in decent condition, much better than my current one. When I swap that in ill be switching over to a full Clayton long arm kit. Bilstein shocks. Clayton engine and transmission skids. Brown dog motor mounts. A built HP dana 30. And hopefully get around to a locker for the rear and hopefully regearing. We'll see where it goes. I plan to keep it a 4 cylinder as long as I can keep the motor running.... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/564dd2ba13137fc43e9a0eda27a8ed6d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/8ca354bd2e74872c6cc887ae77124d73.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/876476f541e149b853444266a29574c3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/7f764cc1aee35e10bc617571a727e139.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/64a65482a5e0aab81e9ed77e012436d7.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Mr. Easy on October 10, 2017, 08:02:34 PM
3 banger 4 life(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/85dec2fef1b72c93f16b6577075dc0f2.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: MattG on October 10, 2017, 08:07:01 PM
You can’t kill the 4 angry squirrels that’s for sure, trust me I tried!!!!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Mr. Easy on October 10, 2017, 08:17:56 PM
Actaully i have but engine swaps are easy
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 10, 2017, 08:18:53 PM
With that attitude you’ll have that 4 banger for ever! Those things are pretty hard to kill.


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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on October 10, 2017, 08:55:03 PM
And, you have the "swirly chrome goodness" !
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: sedge1080 on October 12, 2017, 08:55:11 PM
Holly Fart Can!!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 22, 2017, 08:50:01 PM
My brother stopped by and welded a few things up on the frame. Based on some flaking on the inside ill be having it galvanized when its ready. Still have measure up the outboard shock kit, put in new nutserts, and bite the bullet and buy the Clayton skid kit to rig up where the engine skid will bolt up in the front since its a 4 cylinder.

Definitely not ideal but its solid and will last until I'm ready for a bigger project. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/ba1a85982c24832187a18c1c50fcb802.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/e35fab3455207be93486c1f583c0f649.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/82a240f5f61e42c307b7411fbf7a8ac8.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on October 23, 2017, 05:44:42 AM
looks good!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: King of the Hill on October 23, 2017, 06:21:04 AM
Coming along nicely.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on October 23, 2017, 07:53:16 AM
I'm confused.  Why install new short arm mounts when you obviously have long arm mounts?  Plus the far mounts don't look symmetrical.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: MassJK on October 23, 2017, 07:54:58 AM
The short arm mount is part of the patch (safe -t-cap)
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 23, 2017, 07:58:54 AM
Which far mounts? And yeah, ill have to go back and cut all of the stock mounts off again

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 23, 2017, 08:57:59 AM
If you call safe t cap they wiill sell you the cap without the bracket
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 23, 2017, 09:11:25 AM
If you call safe t cap they wiill sell you the cap without the bracket
Oh man that would have been nice to know....

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 23, 2017, 09:20:09 AM
Should have asked
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: A new level on October 23, 2017, 05:54:39 PM
If you call safe t cap they wiill sell you the cap without the bracket
Oh man that would have been nice to know....

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 29, 2017, 07:09:00 PM
After spending a few days in New York fishing I got back to cutting and grinding on the frame. Got all the stock brackets cut off. Just have to grind down a few more spots to make it look nice. New nutserts came in so I'm spending the night putting those in. Wish I went this route when the nutserts on my jeep went a few years back instead of just dropping bolts down and welding them in place.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171030/16b4cb4d2acc0bcb6de1729bcfa0e08a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171030/ab9d78145655573384eaed2d16b839d4.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: A new level on October 30, 2017, 04:51:18 AM
Hopefully someone can back me up on this, but it might be a good idea to put a small spot weld on each of those nutserts to stop them from possibly spinning down the road.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Mr. Easy on October 30, 2017, 05:03:09 AM
No need, those nutserts aren't going to move. I've have them in my frame for 3 years, no problem.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on October 30, 2017, 05:16:26 AM
Gonna tack them in as well

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 10, 2017, 10:37:06 AM
Waiting on the weekend for sunshine to make measurements for the outboard kit. Gonna go grab the skids from clayton next week and hopefully have it all finish welded. In a few weeks. In the mean time I started pulling apart the Dana 30 and planning out all the fancy parts ill be looking to install.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171110/b196c6ebd0f8eefdb7bd9dad68204447.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on November 10, 2017, 11:00:36 AM
progress
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 11, 2017, 03:29:50 PM
Marked out the location of the frame cuts for the outboard notch. Was gonna cut today but ended having to fix some stuff on the lawn tractor.

With the sun out I did some measuring on the jeep. With normal weight in the rear on a flat surface it measured out that its 17 inches from the axle shock mount to the top of frame where the notch will be. With the rear coil correction kit ill probably plan for another .5" - 1". The uncut clayton frame mount sits another 5 inches above the frame.

Time to crunch some numbers and start looking for shocks. Probably make some more measurements tomorrow just to double check everything.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171111/2e57e887aca6b63503ceda7bae0ff006.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 15, 2017, 02:40:57 PM
Took today off to get some stuff done. Drove up to clayton this morning to grab some skid plates. Ive got them all bolted up so now its time for the fun part. Looking for suggetions on whats a good way to approach fabricating some mounting points for the engine skid.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171115/9e825ce9a7cdfabdd44861724096b119.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: King of the Hill on November 16, 2017, 03:00:32 PM
I went up to the motor mounts off the frame rails in front.  Attached the rear to the existing cross-member by welding on some angle iron tabs.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on November 16, 2017, 03:17:41 PM
I would use some box tubing just smaller than the bolt circle, then make a flanges plate to weld to the box tubing. easy to unbolt
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 16, 2017, 03:18:18 PM
I'm thinking of cutting the current ends off, bending the passenger side, making new frame connection points with square tubing that will fit over the current to get more solid weld points, and bolting through the frame.

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 16, 2017, 03:26:09 PM
I would use some box tubing just smaller than the bolt circle, then make a flanges plate to weld to the box tubing. easy to unbolt
Not picturing that too clearly in my head

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: RedJeepster1 on November 16, 2017, 06:05:21 PM
Weld a flange with the matching bolt pattern to the end of some square tube and weld the tube to the frame. Then you can have an unmodified skid that bolts up as intended and it will be solidly mounted to the frame still. You can always add more support to the piece that goes to the frame as needed.


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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 16, 2017, 06:28:15 PM
Weld a flange with the matching bolt pattern to the end of some square tube and weld the tube to the frame. Then you can have an unmodified skid that bolts up as intended and it will be solidly mounted to the frame still. You can always add more support to the piece that goes to the frame as needed.


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My only concern with not being flush to the frame is something eventually getting in the way.

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on November 16, 2017, 07:52:14 PM
However that does sound like the easiest way to tackle it and it woukd only stick out a few inches on each side.

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on December 04, 2017, 10:15:01 PM
Progress has been slight to none while waiting on my brother to get some free time away from his newborn. Another reason not to have kids and another reason I should learn how to weld. Once I get him to do one last round of welding she'll be off to paint.

Spent half a day sand blasting the front axle. Another half day and it should be spotless. Also picked up Pete's now old to him tire carrier. Although its angled it fit with the hard top. A soft top looks to be in my future though. A new rim with a better offset should work well when I go up 35s, unless I ever get the motivation to cut it and weld it straight. Just need to drill new holes for the bolt pattern and then give it a coat of paint. Looking forward to getting the hi lift off the hood so I can open the hood all the way back to the window again.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/b6af995ecc7200c3a1c48a241c208cce.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/f1a98ae6df6bd62fe8433f4c444c1eab.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on December 05, 2017, 07:47:44 AM
Repurposing, i love it!!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 05, 2017, 12:10:13 PM
Those rims look familiar...
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on December 05, 2017, 12:14:14 PM
Looks great Joe! Nothing like some swirly chrome goodness.  :cool:
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on December 05, 2017, 01:38:40 PM
Looks great Joe! Nothing like some swirly chrome goodness.  :cool:

Sadly i'll be parting ways with it sometime soon
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on December 05, 2017, 01:43:47 PM
They had a good run in NEJeep! and I still have one lol
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on December 05, 2017, 01:44:57 PM
You can have two if you would like

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on December 05, 2017, 06:20:34 PM
You must keep it. It must be memorialized and passed down generation to generation. Kind of like Truck naked girl mud flaps...
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on December 28, 2017, 07:52:11 PM
More slow progress, baby was having issues so all we got done was tacking most of it in. Still working on making choices for the shocks which I can just tack in myself. Guess ill be waiting another month till its all buttoned up and ready for paint(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171229/ca8c902b2b80c17bfbfdfbf4b3a141f4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171229/8fbe7f48e0fb3dcc2df83224a28fd051.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 12, 2018, 04:46:14 PM
More slow progress.

Utilizing toms welding skills I got everything finish welded on the frame. Found a few more bad stops in it that need fixing in the rear along with fixing a bump stop mount on the drivers side coil bucket. Gonna go to logan steel tomorrow. Hoping to spend the week planning, cleaning, and prepping to get the body and engine off this weekend, swap it all over to finish positioning the rear shock towers, and take it all back apart for paint

We'll see how the week goes before anything is definite.

Also spent some time getting the HP30 ready with cleaning out the tubes and getting the outside clean and painted. The bushings and lower control arm mounts need replacing. Gotta save up some money for the locker and Chromoly shafts before any balls get to rolling on it though. Was thinking about going to 30 spline but I would need two sets right off the bat just to have spares so I'm still thinking that route out.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180212/d0026cb1034d9de4af856f754260c851.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180212/bf805f10fb42896acecca6690f5acfaf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180212/8ae29bf16b8c124924068f2e6c0723e8.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 12, 2018, 05:41:52 PM
steady progress is all that counts.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Mr. Easy on February 12, 2018, 09:03:58 PM
If get a set of 30 spline chromos you don't need to carry spares for a while, especially seeing that it's driven by a 4 bamger
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 12, 2018, 09:07:03 PM
If get a set of 30 spline chromos you don't need to carry spares for a while, especially seeing that it's driven by a 4 bamger
Yeah ive never broken the stock ones but I'm building it to start doing harder stuff so I would assume its bound to happen but yeah I could probably wait awhile

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: RedJeepster1 on February 13, 2018, 06:47:22 AM
Just carry a 2wd stub shaft and a stock unit bearing, then you can always limp it home if needed without worrying about your wheel falling off. I have an extra 2wd outer if you want it.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: NickMaida on February 13, 2018, 09:19:40 AM
Are you using a tent as a paint booth?
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 13, 2018, 09:29:53 AM
Are you using a tent as a paint booth?

Sandblasting
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: NickMaida on February 13, 2018, 09:32:37 AM
That's fantastic. Love it.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 13, 2018, 09:49:34 AM
It was alans idea

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 13, 2018, 01:56:12 PM
Just carry a 2wd stub shaft and a stock unit bearing, then you can always limp it home if needed without worrying about your wheel falling off. I have an extra 2wd outer if you want it.

I should be fine to wait on buying a spare set. Why would I need a spare unit bearing though?
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: RedJeepster1 on February 13, 2018, 01:59:14 PM
Just carry a 2wd stub shaft and a stock unit bearing, then you can always limp it home if needed without worrying about your wheel falling off. I have an extra 2wd outer if you want it.

I should be fine to wait on buying a spare set. Why would I need a spare unit bearing though?

When you say 30 spline shafts, I assume you mean inner and outer. If you run a 30 spline outer, you need a 30 spline unit bearing. If you used a 27 spline stub to get off the trail, you would want a unit bearing to match.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 13, 2018, 02:02:29 PM
Oh, yeah I didnt think really think about the outer sincer the ones I was looking at came 30 inner 27 outer

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Mr. Easy on February 13, 2018, 02:05:57 PM
Oh, yeah I didnt think really think about the outer sincer the ones I was looking at came 30 inner 27 outer

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my G2 shafts are 30 inner / 27 outer
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 13, 2018, 02:08:42 PM
Oh, yeah I didnt think really think about the outer sincer the ones I was looking at came 30 inner 27 outer

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my G2 shafts are 30 inner / 27 outer
The g2 ones were the ones I was looking at. Rustys sells the ten factory ones but they don't specify the outer

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: RedJeepster1 on February 13, 2018, 02:33:20 PM
I believe the only company using a 30 spline outer is Alloy USA.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: JeepinMaxx on February 13, 2018, 07:26:58 PM
I had Alloy USA in the YJ and it used factory unit bearings
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: A new level on February 13, 2018, 07:31:04 PM
Too bad you weren't getting axles when I had a group buy hookup. I might still be able to get a deal. Let me know what you'd like.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 13, 2018, 07:32:16 PM
Too bad you weren't getting axles when I had a group buy hookup. I might still be able to get a deal. Let me know what you'd like.
Gonna be awhile, gotta get the new frame in first

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: A new level on February 13, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
Too bad you weren't getting axles when I had a group buy hookup. I might still be able to get a deal. Let me know what you'd like.
Gonna be awhile, gotta get the new frame in first

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All good. Hit me up when you're ready
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 17, 2018, 05:46:35 PM
Made some good progress today. A huge thanks to Pat for coming out and helping a few times and doing some welding. Got the suspension swapped over to the new frame. Hopefully the snow will melt some tomorrow afternoon and I can get the spring perches and shock towers melted in. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/43f634d272b7716cfb54ec262e7b9ca4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/2fbc0b215ac528e90dc8f565d9ec7584.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/5a42cf666fe19f9481440cece350dea9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/be45d76bbc8f9f565013902baf894c70.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 17, 2018, 07:53:36 PM
u r welcome!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on February 17, 2018, 08:58:43 PM
Great work! The ambition and energy is staggering.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 17, 2018, 09:38:29 PM
Joe, have you looked outside? You’re not doing jack didly tomorrow. :eek:
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 17, 2018, 09:44:57 PM
Joe, have you looked outside? You’re not doing jack didly tomorrow. :eek:
I know.... I'm currently out drowning my sorrows with miller lite. Hopefully I can pick it up on monday

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: A new level on February 18, 2018, 07:09:30 AM
Looking good!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: MassJK on February 18, 2018, 08:12:28 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: A new level on February 18, 2018, 08:13:46 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better

Agreed!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 18, 2018, 08:15:53 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better

He's a kid from Derby. He doesn't know any better...
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 18, 2018, 08:24:24 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better

He's a kid from Derby. He doesn't know any better...
This

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: HankD on February 18, 2018, 09:09:49 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better
He thinks he's a Gas Monkey?
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 18, 2018, 09:40:15 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better
He thinks he's a Gas Monkey?
Richard Rawlings is the man

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: HankD on February 18, 2018, 09:42:46 AM
Even sorrows should be drowned with something better
He thinks he's a Gas Monkey?
Richard Rawlings is the man

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Yep, he's a smart fuxer $$$!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 18, 2018, 05:12:38 PM
More progress today. My brother swung by so I got him to do some welding for me. We got the shock towers and front spring perches in. He also found out that he never adjusted the way the current flows when he first switched to a gas setup on his welder so now his welds are finally coming out clean. Just patches on the rear left to do.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180218/1c486bc0958b28a56e78bc1f68d05691.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180218/6b88095f4c84d7e9c19ae921eb598e3c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180218/638fb0379e81d889d2d040704cd459ae.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180218/a6cde34add22c200137ec5c4fb9b432c.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 18, 2018, 05:44:32 PM
Nice job!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: MassJK on February 18, 2018, 06:11:40 PM
I got a roll of wire from airgas  they said it was mig wire.  i fought with the new machine for half a roll then found out after a bunch of bs the wire was flux but didnt say so on the label
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 18, 2018, 06:19:17 PM
That just sucks!
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: MassJK on February 18, 2018, 06:38:22 PM
I was ready to burn my 211 to the ground
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 18, 2018, 06:40:23 PM
I was ready to burn my 211 to the ground
My brother has been fighting with his for months. He was ready to give up on it today before he finally realized it.

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 19, 2018, 06:43:56 PM
Big thanks to Pat for again coming out and welding on the final pieces of the frame.

Now just waiting to hear back from CT galvanizing. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180219/f757ee21bdab4da989f25a88fe135b94.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: JeepinMaxx on February 19, 2018, 07:29:27 PM
Now just waiting to hear back from CT galvanizing.
  Joe - who did you talk to at CT Galvanizing?
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 19, 2018, 07:40:55 PM
Now just waiting to hear back from CT galvanizing.
  Joe - who did you talk to at CT Galvanizing?
No one yet. I sent an email to laura the sales manager and left a voicemail for john the VP

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: JeepinMaxx on February 19, 2018, 07:45:51 PM
I have VP John Roy's email if you want it - my Job does pump parts with them.  PM me if you want his e-mail

Frank
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: joe98tj on February 19, 2018, 07:58:15 PM
I have VP John Roy's email if you want it - my Job does pump parts with them.  PM me if you want his e-mail

Frank
Thanks frank ill let you know. I left the voice mail on Friday. I'll give the benefit of the doubt that theyre off today. Hopefully will hear back tomorrow

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Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: YJScrounge on February 19, 2018, 09:55:16 PM
U r welcome.
Title: Re: 2.5L - Low Output
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on February 20, 2018, 07:03:59 AM
So nice when you start to see the finish line .    FjR68