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j20brett 06-16-2009 08:45 AM

Thanks yall! And without Ristow, it wouldnt be moving! Thanks to Janie for the donor doors!

j20brett 08-27-2009 02:40 PM

Woo...so on to the winch mounting.
Had to rebuild the frame horns in the front, but it turned out well i think.





The final product




O and this happened at about 12:30 monday mornin on the way home from the shop.



So i unloaded the jeep, called my cousin to come drive he jeep, strapped the axle up as best as possible, and 3 wheeled the mile back to my house. Got home around 1:30am


Slick Willie 08-27-2009 03:10 PM

:lol:

Well that's one way to do it! Bumper looks good. :thumbsup:

AlsChopShop 08-28-2009 03:44 PM

nice work, i gotta get my winch on my XJ installed this weekend.

how come the fairlead is off to one side?

Al

j20brett 08-31-2009 09:55 AM

Fairlead is offcenter since the winch line opening is not center on the winch. The Winch body itself is centered in the bumper, but the drum is offcenter on the winch, if that makes sense.

And i put it all to the test this weekend pulling a 8x12 storage shed through some loose sand. Started pulling the jeep at one point lol.

j20brett 10-05-2009 10:22 PM

Woo...got some stuff done for a change. Gotta keep up with the jones's :D
Front stripped down waiting to be cleaned.


And cleaned up nice and pretty.


Yes, i went there. :shock:


In with the new


All buttoned up


Ordered one more heim joint and tube adapter from ballistic today, so i should have steering in a few weeks.

Michael 10-05-2009 10:39 PM

Looking good.:)

j20brett 10-11-2009 03:21 PM

Seems like the popular thing to do these days...so i guess ill play too. 79 ford hp dana 60 :twisted:
My box-o-parts


A trail fix from who knows how long ago :shock:




Already torn down from PO


Its gonna be a slow build on this since i am out of funds at the moment. But at least i can start the cleaning process.

Slick Willie 10-12-2009 01:14 PM

Heck Yeah! Welcome to the club. :thumbsup:

j20brett 10-12-2009 02:42 PM

Thanks! Looking forward to digging in and spending some change lol :D

AlsChopShop 10-13-2009 04:29 PM

looks good. going to run it spring over i would assume?

Al

Murphy 10-13-2009 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j20brett

All buttoned up



It's looking good Brett. :thumbsup:

How did you clean up the axle and what did you paint it with? I need to do the same to mine.

j20brett 10-13-2009 08:43 PM

An hour with a wire wheel and some rustoleum semi gloss black industrial spray paint. Wasnt bad at all. Make sure yo wear glasses, i had wires sticking out all over my clothes and had numerous pieces hit my face.

j20brett 12-07-2009 11:52 AM

Well after 2 months of being on jackstands and put off to do homework, i finally caught a break. Got the steering all buttoned up. tube is 1.25" x.120" chromoly. 3/4" heims to finish it out. Also redid the trans pan gasket and thought all was well. Came outside this morning and 4 quarts of atf was running across the driveway :banghead: so i ordered a new pan this morning and will hopefully have it all done next weekend. Here are a few pics to tide ya over with.






Elliott 12-07-2009 10:50 PM

I like the high Y setup, your's looks great!

j20brett 12-07-2009 11:04 PM

Thanks! I tried to set it up how hi steer normally goes, but ran into issues with uptravel and frame clearance, then differential clearnce by keeping the tie rod under the arm. So the y-setup fits and fits well :)

Elliott 12-08-2009 07:29 AM

It all works right like that it looks like. When you go SOA on that Ford D60 I don't think you will have those issues running it on top, mine has plenty of clearance and then I added 3" springs on top of that so tons of room up there but now I need to stick a DPA on there.

jaber 12-08-2009 08:04 AM

Looking great Brett.:thumbsup:

Thanks for sharin'.....

j20brett 12-08-2009 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elliott
It all works right like that it looks like. When you go SOA on that Ford D60 I don't think you will have those issues running it on top, mine has plenty of clearance and then I added 3" springs on top of that so tons of room up there but now I need to stick a DPA on there.


Yeah when the 60 goes in it'll all be on top and with hydro assist.

Blair 12-08-2009 08:49 AM

In your 4th pic that shows the steering close up I noticed something that makes me think you are going to have loose feeling steering. Since all of the joints are heims and the draglink is connected to the tierod instead of the knuckle the tie rod is going to roll down when you turn right and up when you turn left. THis gives you a little looseness in the steering even though all the parts are new. Hope this helps, Blair





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