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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2017, 06:56:07 PM »
Just kidding Rey, God knows I'm no Tom!
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
Just kidding Rey, God knows I'm no Tom!
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2017, 07:32:16 PM »
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Just kidding Rey, God knows I'm no Tom!
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2017, 07:36:29 PM »
That welder should be able to get hotter than that.  What wire size are you using?

Extension cord?
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2017, 10:17:07 PM »
That welder should be able to get hotter than that.  What wire size are you using?

Extension cord?

This!  We got much more penetration on my little Lincoln 110V welder at the 'garage'  Take a pic from the other side of the weld
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2017, 11:07:31 PM »
I was using a 10 ft extension cord.

I think it's mostly technique like Corey said. I have been just pulling a staight bead. I'm learning all about the weld puddle.

Should I get an immediate weld puddle or does it take a few seconds?
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2017, 11:25:20 PM »
Ditch the extension cord.  Make sure you have a good true 20 Amp outlet...  I wasn't able to use my Lincoln at my 1940's house unless I ran it off my Generator...
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2017, 08:08:16 AM »
Run a dedicated 12/2 wire with a 20 amp breaker to the area you use your welder.  Sounds like you aren't getting enough juice.

Your weld puddle should start pretty quickly.
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2017, 08:32:48 AM »
In additional to what has been said already, when you're welding keep the wire stick-out short. the shorter the stick-out the hotter the arc. If you need to run an extension cord invest in 12 gauge cord.
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2017, 09:07:15 AM »
Rey , The original mount is 2 piece rubber and one has a lip where it goes through the plate to isolate it, the other one has a bigger center hole to incorporate the lip. Just 2 large washers and a 4" bolt. I think if the grill is getting pulled down when you close the hood , look at the bottom of the hood lip along the length of the fender on the opposite side. It may be hitting the fender and rolling . You also may be able to slot the fender to firewall holes to line things up better. Maybe loosen the fender bolts to grill and see if one moves.   I have no shroud on mine. Never had on but its a direct drive , not clutch fan . Aluminum cross flow and it never goes above 190 * FjR68  

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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2017, 11:43:01 AM »
The tub is probably tweaked. I jacked up the passenger fender and now there is a gap where the fender meets the tub.

Next I picked up a TJ intake tube and air box. It looks like it will work nicely with no mods. Now I'll have plenty of room on the drivers side for the power steering res, coolant overflow and wiper fluid.

Side note, look how there is mud inside the little snorkel. I think I know why the were parting that TJ. Lol







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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2017, 12:33:32 PM »
Nice when a plan come together...
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2017, 12:36:38 PM »
No interesting story PBR + smokes??
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2017, 11:58:29 PM »
No interesting story PBR + smokes??
Nope, eneventful. Nice kid.

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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2017, 09:39:59 AM »
His name wasn't "Ken" was it?  I have a kid that come up for Jeep parts and sounds like he fits the mold.
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2017, 09:44:00 AM »
His name wasn't "Ken" was it?  I have a kid that come up for Jeep parts and sounds like he fits the mold.

Nope, Daniel lol
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »
Do you have 220 in your garage?  I have a 220V extension cord I use for my stick welder.  I made an adapter to use one leg of the 220 to feed my 110V welder, unbelievable difference from using a regular extension cord.
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2017, 03:53:23 PM »
Do you have 220 in your garage?  I have a 220V extension cord I use for my stick welder.  I made an adapter to use one leg of the 220 to feed my 110V welder, unbelievable difference from using a regular extension cord.

Yes, I do have 220 in the garage. I'll think about that. Right now I have it direct in the 110v wall outlet and it's doing pretty well.
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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2017, 11:59:59 PM »


I welded up a custom bracket for the radiator. Really 3 things I had to address.

1. Needed to move the radiator away from the fan for clearance
2. Needed a place to mount the power steering res
3. A better way to mount the aux transmission cooler.





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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2017, 05:21:33 AM »
Rey if you run into anything that's holding you up, stop by the shop. Ironically I just made a fan shroud for another guy out of .06 6061.

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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2017, 09:22:02 AM »
Rey , The cooler is facing the grill in front of the radiator ?  There should be at least 1/2 . 3/4 in between them. To allow the air to freely pass through the cooler and out if it needs to. If there to close , Im told (PSC) it slow down the passing air to the rad and creates a hot spot in the rad.  PSC brought that up to me when I was having temp issues with tha PS fluid temp. I spaced it out buy actually mounting it with rubber washers (TS)  to the inside of the grill so its not attached to the rad at all. I drilled 4 holes in the slots of the grill.   Just an idea Dude .   FjR68

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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2017, 04:42:25 PM »
Rey if you run into anything that's holding you up, stop by the shop. Ironically I just made a fan shroud for another guy out of .06 6061.

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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2017, 04:46:39 PM »
Rey , The cooler is facing the grill in front of the radiator ?  There should be at least 1/2 . 3/4 in between them. To allow the air to freely pass through the cooler and out if it needs to. If there to close , Im told (PSC) it slow down the passing air to the rad and creates a hot spot in the rad.  PSC brought that up to me when I was having temp issues with tha PS fluid temp. I spaced it out buy actually mounting it with rubber washers (TS)  to the inside of the grill so its not attached to the rad at all. I drilled 4 holes in the slots of the grill.   Just an idea Dude .   FjR68
Yes, on the grill side. Intresting. I had the cooler mounted with those zip tie things right on the radiator. When I tore it down, I saw that the the fins were tearing, so I decided to make those brackets. Right now there is about 3/8ths of an inch between them. I built thise stand offs, so I can just add some washers to bring it out a bit more. Thanks for the info Frank!





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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2017, 09:01:23 PM »
That looks good Rey . I just remembered that PSC had said you need more air gap . I had mine on the rad also with those zippy thingamajiggers . Thats when I moved it to the grill itself. Temps dropped in both.  Just wanted to make sure you didnt have the same issue.   FjR68

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Re: CJ Grill on a YJ #techtip
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2017, 12:15:23 AM »
Ok, more shenanigans...

The stock tj air box and tube didn't quite fit the YJ. It pushed the box too far over. Once I realized that the box sat pretty well in the AC bracket, I worked off that. Just had to drill 1 hole and it bolted down pretty nicely. The the thing is to figure out an easy easy to couple the pieces of tube after I cut out the extra length. It's a weird 2.6" dia...







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