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Forum: Build Threads 04-25-2016, 03:20 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Thanks! Assuming our tire sizes are exactly as...

Thanks! Assuming our tire sizes are exactly as advertised (not likely), I'm at about a 4-4.5" lift on my rig. I'm at 20.5" to bottom of frame rail about mid way down the truck, rolling on 37" tires....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-22-2016, 07:41 AM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Got a measurement on that?

Got a measurement on that?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-21-2016, 04:41 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
J Truck Stock Frame Height

Can anyone get me a measurement from the bottom of their frame to the ground? I'm trying to see how my truck compares to a stock J truck with stock suspension. I'll need tire size too to...
Forum: Build Threads 04-21-2016, 04:37 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Auburnmark, can you get me a measurement from the...

Auburnmark, can you get me a measurement from the bottom of your frame to the ground? I'm trying to see how my truck compares to a stock J truck.
Forum: Build Threads 03-15-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By tgomes1987
It's very tempting living so close to Fordyce...

It's very tempting living so close to Fordyce Creek and the Rubicon. Iconic trails right at your back door. I miss living in nearby Grass Valley...

Gearing makes up for lack of horsepower! At least...
Forum: Build Threads 03-14-2016, 10:51 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
I think we should move this discussion over to a...

I think we should move this discussion over to a different forum because laws of CA are very tangled but I would like to add some comments:

You have already edited your post and proved me right on...
Forum: Build Threads 03-11-2016, 08:53 AM
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Posted By tgomes1987
HAHA it's amazing all the dumb things our...

HAHA it's amazing all the dumb things our different states do, even opposite from each other!

Auburnmark, what are you doing next with the truck?
Forum: Build Threads 03-10-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By tgomes1987
Yes I don't see the point of testing vehicles...

Yes I don't see the point of testing vehicles older than 30 years, the amount of them on the road is so small. People keeping vintage rigs on the road should get a break. Maybe we will get lucky and...
Forum: Build Threads 03-09-2016, 04:06 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you must have never lived in...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you must have never lived in California. Calling the DMV here draconian is putting it mildly. You can only avoid the smog check here if your vehicle is '75 model year or older. It...
Forum: Build Threads 03-09-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,442
Posted By tgomes1987
Thanks! I'm bound and determined to keep the 327...

Thanks!

I'm bound and determined to keep the 327 as long as I can, I like that it was the first factory V8 installed in a Jeep. It does need a better carburetor though. 4 barrel swap will happen...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 11:52 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Back to the present

As she sits today

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad305/tgomes1987/1968%20Jeep%20Gladiator%20J3600/IMG_1724.jpg...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 11:34 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon 2015

Couple pictures from before the hood came off

This is my favorite pic from the trip

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad305/tgomes1987/Rubicon%202015/IMG_13871.jpg...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 11:09 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon 2015

WE MADE IT!!!!

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad305/tgomes1987/Rubicon%202015/20150920_115922.jpg...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 11:04 PM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon 2015

Nice shot from the passenger seat on Cadillac Hill

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad305/tgomes1987/Rubicon%202015/20150920_092553.jpg...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon 2015

Thanks! More pics

Obligatory bridge shot at Rubicon Springs

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad305/tgomes1987/Rubicon%202015/20150919_095511.jpg...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 12:16 AM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Keep on trucking man! I have a BS in Ag and Bio...

Keep on trucking man! I have a BS in Ag and Bio Engineering from Cal Poly SLO and I struggled with Thermodynamics / Dynamics myself. The class that almost did me in was Mechanics of Materials II. I...
Forum: Build Threads 03-05-2016, 12:06 AM
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Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon Sept. 2015

Bad stuck heading down Old Sluice into Rubicon Springs. This one is my brother's fault as I wanted to go down to the right around the tree and he insisted that I go this way ;). That's what brothers...
Forum: Build Threads 03-04-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,442
Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon Sept. 2015

More carnage! My band-aided exhaust I put together from parts store pieces temporarily did not like meeting up with rocks apparently. Add that to the fix it...
Forum: Build Threads 03-04-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,442
Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon Sept. 2015

THE HOOD HAS LEFT THE VEHICLE!!!!

Truck ran good on the drive up, got a little warm on the long uphills but not bad. Blew the doors off my brother's red 4 cyl Toyota on the uphills, I had to slow...
Forum: Build Threads 03-04-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,442
Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon Sept. 2015

Getting around to posting pictures from last September's Rubicon Trip:

Final gas station stop

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad305/tgomes1987/Rubicon%202015/20150918_084645.jpg...
Forum: Build Threads 02-23-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,442
Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon Trip Update Sept. 2015 - Marlin Crawler...

Rubicon Trip Update Sept. 2015 - Marlin Crawler Round Up

Thrashed for 2 weeks heading up to the event, working on fixing a bunch of small items that ended up being a large time suck.

Here are a few...
Forum: Build Threads 02-14-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,237
Posted By tgomes1987
I vote W/T conversion & NICELY DONE flare...

I vote W/T conversion & NICELY DONE flare trimming at the same time for tire clearance! :D

Don't see an option for that on the poll

Nice rig looks good.
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 02-13-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By tgomes1987
I also tried to embed your picture just to help...

I also tried to embed your picture just to help you out and I can't get it to work either. I'm guessing Imgur isn't set up for forum posting just sharing on social media.

Might want to try another...
Forum: Build Threads 02-13-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By tgomes1987
Nice rig to aspire to! I eliminated the post...

Nice rig to aspire to!

I eliminated the post mount suspension when I swapped in my GM front 44, it wasn't too bad. Just lots of lining up and measuring.

There are so many people making spring...
Forum: Build Threads 02-13-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,442
Posted By tgomes1987
Rubicon thrash fest and trip report (carnage) to...

Rubicon thrash fest and trip report (carnage) to follow soon!
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