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Norcal69's Common Sense Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Norcal69, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. May 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Beautiful!
     
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    Love the progress pics, thanks for posting them!
     
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  4. May 14, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. I've been putting this job off for several months thinking that it would be a PITA to get it just right.
     
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    Norcal69

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    That sound deadener had the most thorough instructional video I've ever watched. "Very gluey." :lol:
     
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    Norcal69

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    I have used this stuff several times but never watched the video..... That is quite informative for a product from mother Russia....... :beer:
     
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  8. May 15, 2019
    Norcal69

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    If you look close you can see that I insulated the upper fire wall plate. I ended up insulating all 3 bolt in pieces.

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    And the final result........ almost looks as if it could have been factory


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    Nice work! (y)
     
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    X2. Excellent
     
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    Looks better than mine. good work
     
  12. May 17, 2019
    johneyboy03

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    you can do mine's now? ahah

    nice work as always :)
     
  13. May 17, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. I took the jeep out of a ride this afternoon. All I can say is wow...... I thought the D20 was quiet before, now with out any transmission noise or road noise..... Its awesome..... all I can hear is road, tire and wind. The insulated cover also keeps the right foot a little cooler.
    Couple shots of the transmission cover out in the sun light. It really came out better than I expected. I'm taking the real judge (wife) out this evening to fill her remaining pig tag, we will see how she likes it.

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    ITLKSEZ

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    Looks great! But the boss will find a flaw... I know mine would. :susp:
     
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    Norcal69

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    Only complaint was that I didn’t let her drive! We saw a big boar that was moving but she couldn’t get a shot. Overall we had a nice Friday evening. I even got compliments on how quiet and comfortable the Jeep was...
     
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    Like everyone else. Nice work on the tranny cover and your entire build. Seeing your pictures bending on the brakes brought back memories when I did sheet metal work on aircraft. As you stated, drilling of the relief holes is key to ensuring your bends turn out well.
     
  17. May 20, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Only a couple things left to button up before the group rubicon trip. The yj springs are very soft. I've driven the jeep quite a bit around town, nasty steep and off camber ranch roads, ditches/off ledges, through creek beds and a couple 20 mile runs down the freeway. The freeway drive was a little sketchy without a sway bar....... When I started the spring install I picked up a cj7 factory sway bar. Space is definitely a premium up front but a forklift smash/lift test showed nothing hits. Took it for a windy road drive last night. For a jeep the handling is really pretty sporty! There is still some fine tuning to be done as well as a disconnect of some sort.

    Weld on axle tube mounts. No virgin steel was harmed in the making of these. This 2"x2" .250 wall box came from a dismantled Quaker oats factory.
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    I'm not exactly sure yet how I will work the disconnect. This is the test link.

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    Underneath shot. Nothing special so far. The pivot brackets are 1/4"x4 plate and will get a diagonal brace up to the frame once complete.

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  18. May 23, 2019
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    For a disconnect you can make the link a slip type and drill a hole in them and use a lynch pin to lock it and remove the pin to unlock and let the two halves float.
     
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    johneyboy03

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    I did exactly that....but you have to change the lynch pin sometime because they get bent ahaha


    Norcal...great work as usual :)
     
  20. May 24, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I've always wanted to toy with the idea of using hydraulic line quick-disconnects for the sway bars.
     
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