Good work going on in here.
Thanks guys. You will def see more grunt & ignorance than fancy tools. Hopefully the finished product doesn't show that though. This is my 2nd $40 jig saw. They quit when you really push them...
If anyone wants to move things along, I have an 8kW Dayton Generator I'm looking to sell, to help fund the (14) $40 link ends...
Got a few more 32" tires and station wagon wheels. 32" tires don't really fit on stock suspension TJs, should be good enough to get inspection. Goes in next weekend. Figure I might as well start with fresh stickers on the off chance I do get it rolling by the time the next one comes around. .
"stage 1" parts are coming in. 1" body & motor mount lift, low profile trans mount, ultra high clearance skid. That way I can have all that set in the right spot for mounting links, checking oil pan clearance, and all that fun stuff.
tested some of the welds with my 10lb hammer. Some failed. Maybe they were just tacked on I guess. But I went over all of them. Not that my flux core snot rockets are amazing. But I'd rather it be my welding that fails...
Not amazing looking, but good penetration. Hopefully strong enough. If not I have a buddy with a TIG. But, I'll run this till it breaks.
Started taking stuff off.
This is 87 lbs of stuff gone, and that's only 1 side, and didn't count the tie rod.
(rotor, caliper, shafts, spindle, hub in a rubbermaid container = almost 90lbs)
boring cleaning and painting BS. got some parts piling up though. Picked up 8 used heims, 2 used small body JJ's, some steering tubes, and some other crap. Also scooped up 20' of 2"x2"x1/4" at the local mennonite machine shop.
60 stub shaft vs. 30 stub shaft.
And as I finish rebuilding the front, and piling up parts, in the late evenings I crack a beer and seriously over think this...
Last edited by Gitcha Sum; 03-07-2012 at 09:26 AM.
Matt - white horse machine shop. Awesome place for just about anything.
caught my left thumb between the sledge hammer and the rotor, beating the hub out.
tough to see that it was almost completely severed in the Xray, even though I had gloves on...
nails gone, 5 stitches. just saw the specialist yesterday, there's no necrosis in the flappy piece yet, so they think I'll have a full thumb when alls said & done.
still rockin the flux core.
Spent some quality time with a wire wheel. Got the front one all cleaned up. Everything stripped off the outers, except the king pin on the good side. As much of a pain in the dick the first one was, no way I'm changing the good one.
Its kinda galled, so I figured might as well change it I'm here, nows the time.
Well then it became personal, couldn't get it out of my head that I couldn't turn the thing.
Ended up with a case hardened 1/2" coupling nut, which is 7/8" on the outside. Dropped that in the pin, and used a 7/8" x 3/4" drive impact socket on a 6' breaker bar.
And. My thumb is healing nicely.
Here's where I'm at:
Lame "I took 1 bolt out" update.
Well I've broken just about everything I've thrown at the other kingpin.
Finally borrowed a 3' pipe wrench from a friend of a friend, and put it with a 6' piece of pipe.
Took all 200lbs of me bouncing 7' from the fulcrum.
Also sold the inspection tire & wheel set, and picked up a d300 with twin sticks and a clocking ring, and a set of H1s that came with a free set of 36" swampers.
I got an expensive PartsMike order brewin, which is kinda holding me up at the moment.
Did you run that set up through the link calculator on Pirate? Its pretty damn easy to use.
Im really thinking about doing something like this when I get back.
I have like an arms length understanding of all those numbers. I'm kinda just moving forward at this point, once it's driveable, if it's horrible I'll make changes. If I nail what the plan is, the body side upper will have 3 mounting positions, which put the AS at 105, 100, and 95. Reality is, stick the **** where it fits...