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Posi's Do-over

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Posimoto, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 27, 2012
    tymbom

    tymbom Member

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    I just read through this whole thread. Awesome.
    Have you had a chance to wheel it much? Is there anything that you would change?
     
  2. Jul 27, 2012
    Posimoto

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    I've made 4 trips down to Rubicon Springs via Cadillac Hill. I'm really happy with the way it all works on the trail. In hindsight I would probably use 1" lift Wrangler springs to help with a little axlewrap I have in the rear. However, I wanted to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. I'm actually right at the same height now with the springover as I was with the 4" spring under lift. The ride is very nice and I'd almost say comfy, like an old pair of slippers. I am working on a different anti-wrap bar for the rear. The first one was too heavy and I didn't like the geometry of it. I really like the full spool, but when I can afford it I'm going to put an ARB in the rear. I've always had a Powerlock in the front of this Jeep, but I really like having the ARB now with the option of running it open when not needed, which is most of the time. Thanks for taking the time to read through this post. It's gotten pretty darn long.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2012
    Ghetto Fab.

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    You'll be amazed at how sharp you can turn on the trail with the rear unlocked! I was talking with some friends last weekend and we concluded that anyone that doesn't like selectable lockers simply hasn't driven with them.

    Glad the jeeps working out well for you!

    Kevo
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2012
    Posimoto

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    :iagree:
     
  5. Nov 6, 2012
    cj6/442

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    again awsome build John ,but everything I wanted to see was in the first post with frame shots.
    did you fab up your own PS mount ? how thick a plate did you use .?did you have to hole saw through the front crossmember?

    and I'll buy your spool when the time comes for my 6
     
  6. Nov 6, 2012
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    nice work!!! How much clearance you have under the skid plate of the t-case and transmission?
     
  7. Nov 7, 2012
    Posimoto

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    Steve: I used a plate made from 3/8" steel and welded the 4 hole plate from Advance Adapters to it. Unfortunately it's all covered by my winch plate so I can't take a pic of it. I did go through the cross member and used a hole saw to do that. Webshots just changed to something else and I haven't started a new photo hosting website yet. as I probably have some pics on my computer.

    Johneyboy03: I have 18" between the ground and the bottom of the skid plate. I don't think my Jeep is as tall as yours though.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2012
    Posimoto

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    Just set up a Photobucket account. Here's a few pics. I drilled the hole in the cross member for the shaft then welded a plate with a hole in it over the crossmember hole for re-inforcement. Hope this helps.

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  9. Nov 7, 2012
    Posimoto

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    For the skid plate I started with a piece of 1/4" steel. Traced out the dimensions and shape I wanted then cut through the lines where I was going to bend it, leaving a couple of small tabs connected so the pieces would all say together. I relieved the edges where I was going to bend the steel with a grinding wheel, then bent it into shape and welded the seams on both sides.

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  10. Dec 29, 2012
    BrettM0352

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    Posi, where did all your other pictures go? I came back here to see a picture of your wheel house notch and saw that the first 52 pages are sans photo
     
  11. Dec 29, 2012
    Posimoto

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    Yep, Webshots is no more. I thought about going back and re-doing all the pics, but who's got time for that. Here's what I have for notch pics. Hope this helps.

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  12. Dec 29, 2012
    BrettM0352

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    That's a bummer. There was a lot of good info in those pictures. Thanks for the notch pics though
     
  13. Dec 29, 2012
    Posimoto

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    I may try to re-do some of the photos at some time. Bummer is I can't really remember what pics I had where. I bought a flanger/punch from Harbor Freight that punches nice holes in sheet metal for making spot welds. That's what I did for the notch. It's kinda hard to see in the pics. I made all my bends with a vise and a mallet. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. The one thing you need to pay attention to is how close your rear wheel will come to the notch on compression.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2013
    Posimoto

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    I've decided to try to replace all the photos in this thread that used to be hosted on Webshots. Wish me luck and don't hold your breath, it's gonna take awhile.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2013
    Mike S

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    What else can you do for a winter project when you are retired, and live in snow country?? :D
     
  16. Feb 2, 2013
    Posimoto

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    Hey Mike. You got that right. Skiing hasn't been that great on the old rotten snow. I did take that axle apart that you gave me and checked the tubes. Everything appears to be straight, even the gears look great and they are 5.38's. Just waiting for a warm enough day to get it outside and finish cleaning it up. Way too cold for even a rattlecan finish I'm afraid for now. Going to order the Ox Locker for it soon. I'll start a thread for that.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2013
    Mike S

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    Glad to hear that, as we discussed, I had no idea of the condition of the axle.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2013
    junkyardkid

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    I live just over the hill from you in Sparks. I have been looking through your build thread and I really like what you have done with your jeep. I have a 66 cj and I am getting ready to put yj springs on it and possibly stretch it too. I noticed that it was not possible to view a lot of the pics on your thread because the site you went through to post them no longer had them available. I was wondering if it would be possible to get yo to email me those pics. If you could ti would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2013
    Posimoto

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    Actually I just started to replace the missing pics. Problem is I don't really know what pics went where unless the text reveals it to me. Also I have a lot of pics from the build. If you are interested in anything in particular let me know and I'll send you whatever I have that applies. Good to hear from someone that's local.
     
  20. Feb 3, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    Great notch pics man. Makes me want to do it to mine
     

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