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Chia's lack of a build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by mb82, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Aug 26, 2007
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Well you heard it here first people Chia was worked on today.

    Spent the last few hours working on getting the towbar rigged up. Came in after it was only halfway done due to some storms blowing up. I will come back tomorrow and finish up. Only had one run to Lowes to get a 1/2in neckdown to 3/8 drillbit I will be searching harbor freight for a 1/2drill soon. Dad of course comes out when I decided to put the bar on to see how it will look and commented how high the bar isR)
     
  2. Aug 26, 2007
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Ok so maybe I could not wait till tomorrow. After dinner I got back to work. Check this off my list of things to do.
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    I didn't take Chia out onto the street remembering Boyink's comment about not being able to back a flattowed Jeep up.
    A few things I noticed.
    I put the mounts further out then planned due to the backing plates that came with the mounts.
    I need to try flipping the hitch to see if I can be closer to level for the towbar.
    I need to add some safety chains now.


    Oh yeah and now it is poring out there timed that one about as well as I could.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2007
    sammy

    sammy Coca-Cola?

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    Boy oh boy I don't like the "non backup-able" feature. I had to get mine up a nice little hill into the side yard. I don't need the gym for about 2 years now :shock:
    Congrats on getting back to work, looks like a great project.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2007
    unelemented

    unelemented Member

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    Lift the cherokee lol
    You might be able to back it if someone turns the wheels
     
  5. Aug 26, 2007
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Lift the ZJ. Yeah that won't happen trust me I have tried.
    With no steering box bumping the tires to get them to turn is a PITT(Pain in the Tailsection) That is next on the list, maybe tomorrow.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2007
    unelemented

    unelemented Member

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    I know it is thats how mine got to where it was resting for 2 years in my yard
     
  7. Aug 26, 2007
    dauntless_powered

    dauntless_powered SUB Chief

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    progress is nice no matter what it is jeff... at least the checklist got one item smaller today!!! great job
     
  8. Aug 27, 2007
    Shannon

    Shannon New Member

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    Wow :shock:Jeff im impressed. I cant wait until you get it in the shop!!! Give yourself a pat on the back.:)
     
  9. Aug 27, 2007
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Yeah I have a few other things to do before I get it to go down the road to the shop.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2007
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    You might leave it that way. I found that under braking it add weight to the back of the truck to help stop.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2007
    mb82

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    The picture does not show how steep the angle is. I have to remember 1in lowered ZJ(spring sag) and a 4in+lifted(no drivetrain) CJ are not even going to be close in hight.

    Ordering my Yota rad today hopefully. Might wait till tomorrow to see how much the speeding ticket I got a while back will end up being( going to court to fight it)
     
  12. Aug 27, 2007
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Mine was not quite that steep of an angle at 1st, it made enough racket to wake the dead when turning a corner. I put a raised reciever on my truck its still not level but it helped alot. I can back mine in a relativley straight line, its backing and turning that gives me fits, it doesn't want to track like a trailer.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2007
    mb82

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    Yeah and I have to make a serious turn to get into that spot Chia is in not only because of the Neon being there but just infront of the ZJ is the garage door( door is on the backside of the house).

    Rad ordered now I just need to wait till mid sept to get it :rofl: Have I mentioned I come from the "I want it now generation";) R)
     
  14. Aug 27, 2007
    Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 Captain of OldSchool

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    Jeff you can back a flat tow no problem , Well I have no trouble backing mine.

    Man we are impressed , Hope you can make the spring rides :beer:
     
  15. Aug 27, 2007
    mb82

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    Maybe if a few government employees would lend a hand at some point I will be able to make it. Worked a little on the steering today trying to mock it up. That might have to wait because it looks like I am going to have to build a new rad crossmember :( It also didn't help that I need to go to the gym, that steering box felt 2X heavier then I remember.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2007
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Jeff are you insuating that you're getting old, or just fat and out of shape?R)
     
  17. Aug 27, 2007
    mb82

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    The last two are definitly true joined the gym last week I just need to get into a grove when it comes to going.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2007
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    You also need to get into a jeep building groove also.:rofl:
     
  19. Aug 27, 2007
    jeepfreak81

    jeepfreak81 When in Doubt, Pedal out!

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    I backed my YJ on 38's into my driveway using a towbar ???
     
  20. Aug 27, 2007
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Yes I do.
    I remembered Boyink saying something about not being able to back up and I decided not to try and find out. I do have a fairly sharp turn to get Chia into it's spot, ask Jason or Shannon or Ben about its placement.
     

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