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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

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

  1. Nov 13, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    I’ve looked a little bit at buying limiting straps. Most of it is really expensive.
     
  2. Nov 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Yeah, it’s hard to find any that aren’t designed for desert racers with huge coilovers.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Rear axle is ready to finish weld, blast and paint.

    I managed to track down the original brake hose clips that I cut off this axle and reuse them to hold the little hoses coming off the calipers.

    For the hoses coming down from the frame, I got two steel unions and welded them to tabs that bolt to the housing/tube.

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  4. Nov 15, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Interesting addition to the grocery getter :whistle:
     
  5. Nov 17, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Still prepping and painting. :sleep:

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  6. Nov 17, 2019
    47v6

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    Stoked on this!!
     
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    x2....cant wait to see the assembled part!
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Waiting for paint to dry is forcing me to do the parts of this I despise. Gaskets. Tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap...

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    47v6

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    Alright, so i don't understand the hammer and gasket connection.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Lay the flat piece of gasket material on the opening. Tap around the edges with the round end of the ball peen to ‘cut’ the gasket.
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    Or you could buy them, with no tapping!
     
  12. Nov 18, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Where’s your sense of adventure?! :D
     
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  13. Nov 18, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    As he complains...

     
  14. Nov 18, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I do what I can to mentally push through it. Trust me... I’d buy them if I could, but my Varg fund is at $0.00

    There are a few I’ll have to buy because the thickness is crucial, but I’ll make the rest.
     
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  15. Nov 19, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Plugging along...

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  16. Nov 19, 2019
    CJ Joe

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    Showing my age but I remember when you could get your gasket material from the corner phone booth.
     
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  17. Nov 19, 2019
    jeepermc

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    Not fully finished reading this yet so I don't know if it has been mentioned, but beware of banjo bolts with no way to keep the hose somewhat captive on the caliper. I have had them loosen up and lose brakes from suspension cycling. They really should have "blocks" to keep the hose from being able to pivot and loosen the bolt. Most calipers that use a banjo bolt will either have a block at the end of the hose that is unable to turn (sort of captive), or cast in raised spots that keep the fitting from turning as well.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Good point. I’ll address that when I get there. Thanks!
     
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  19. Nov 19, 2019
    Jw60

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    Did it have your number?
     
  20. Nov 19, 2019
    sterlclan

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    tony the tiger had free gasket material back in the day too no need to shred the phone book.
     
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