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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Sep 6, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

    Cap-n-Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Who needs cooling when you've got OBA...
     
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    47v6

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    You're mounting the compressor toward the engine....you have run out of room for accessories. Wow. really cool.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I’m working on building a framework to stiffen the plate.
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    This is all going into the service and parts manuals for this vehicle... :study:
     
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    47v6

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    I know you don't have a mill... How do you make those slots so perfect?
     
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    Focker

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    Good question.
     
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    73 cj5

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    extreme care and a router with carbide bit :shrug:
    I've resorted to drilling a hole and coming back with a carbide burr and die grinder.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Dangit, I thought about taking a pic of that step, but then I forgot.

    I drill holes at each end of the slot, use a sharp soap stone do connect the outside edges of the holes with a straight edge, then cut along the insides of the lines with a grinder/cutoff wheel. Touch up any imperfections with a carbide burr in a die grinder and a file.

    You can see the edges where I went a little too far with the grinder in spots.

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    Fly Navy

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    I have to keep reminding myself that this is just going to be a "comfortable daily driver" and "mild off-roader.":rofl:

    I assume you've calculated the impact of the OBD/Alternator assembly on your center of gravity and have adjusted/offset other equipment accordingly. After all, we want it to fly true and level when you jump it over stop lights and intersections on your way to get groceries! :D
     
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    Walt Couch

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    Was just wondering what the weight of the front half of this rig might be compared to stock?
     
  11. Sep 9, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I have no idea. It’ll be interesting to get the measurements when done. The engine alone is around 100-130# lighter than a 134 (depending on your sources). I’m sure I surpassed those savings with the beefier front axle and cage work, but it still feels pretty light to move around.
     
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  12. Sep 9, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    The plate is finished, although I need to massage it back into shape a little; it warped a tad bit when I welded it up. The compressor’s pulley alignment is a little messed up. Finished weight of the plate is 9 1/2 pounds.

    Here’s the back side with stiffener across the top.

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    Here’s the bottom stiffener on the outside.

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    Alternator belt clearance.

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    47v6

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    Can't you just make something look like a turd? That looks amazing!
     
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  14. Sep 9, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I made this? :rofl:
    Anyone want some vegan jerky? :lol:
    Just needs a few hours in the dehydrator...

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    47v6

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    That looks so bad..
     
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    tymbom

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    Good grief... The slots in my seat slider looks like a two year old with a eye patch did them compared to yours...







    Looks awesome as usual...
     
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    TIm E

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    Nailed it! :D
     
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  18. Sep 10, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    The bend was worse than I thought. Holding a board against the face of the crank pulley...

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    I had to almost cut the plate in half to bend it back, but it’s all good now. Total coincidence: the compressor and alternator use the same size belt.

    It’s getting crowded in there.

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    Over to the dirty side... Power steering pump is next. The mount will come off those three bosses on the lower corner of the block, and will occupy the center pulley on the crank and outer pulley on the water pump.

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    3b a runnin

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    :rofl:Yea, just once at least. Looks great
     
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    mortten

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    Sorry. It looks like my dog made that. :rofl:
     
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