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"Take 92" - YJ Link kit from Motobilt with Nines

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with 2 sick kids and the sewer system breaking it was a long weekend and so not much garage time

but I did a little

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Well I got all 4 tires mounted with inner locks installed ready to use, set rear axle in place and got rear lower links made and set, took all measurements for upper links with the hope to make them in the next day or so then I can start mocking up air shocks..

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All links are made and welded.. just need to finish painting them all and then they can go in for good.

which means final assembly on axles and then start air shock mounting

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finally got rear axle together.. finish bracing tonight and it will be ready to go back in

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and since so many people said I should add a center mount for crossmember I did that also

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But best part was having wrench time with my son assembling axles
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Working late tonight so no little helper :)

but I did get all the welding done on the axles and they are ready to go in.. hopefully this weekend I will have axles under jeep with links and tires so i can start testing for air shocks

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not terrible for a weekend welder
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pretty good weekend.. had my helper again and we got a lot done..

my helper
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add some beefy protection to the rear 3rd
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got the rear links in and axle all lined up
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Then I mocked up rear air shock mount

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Testing shock location
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full stretch
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also did a little paint on calipers and brakes
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Well after being away form home for a week of work.. good to spend a little time in the garage

front links in
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more of rear
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front ride height
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rear at ride height looking from concrete up
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front at ride height looking from concrete up
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Front of axle.
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So I have run into a few issues.. since I built a passenger side drop axle and then put in a high 9 center I cant clear the starter very well.. so I had to put the upper links where they are due to me not being able to move the passenger side in any more which now means I dont have 40 degree seperation so I now need to add a trac bar and since I am going that route I think I will now just make normal steering with assist instead of full hydro.. and the other issue is due to starter location I can run a straight driveshaft so I will be making a two piece shaft for the front..

all in all I am very happy and hope to start on the front shock mounts tomorrow and maybe get all the shocks in tomorrow
 

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Rear axle is in for good, just need to run brake lines and limiting straps

My helper was back out again today
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here is the rear at full extension
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at full bump
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did one more test on rear to make sure everything clears and flexes well

back
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side
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tire clears shock at full compression
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other side
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then I started to clean up front frame and get ready to make shock hoops
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well only got a short time in garage tonight so I bent up the front shock hoops and made the mounting tabs.. need to make axle side tabs and front shocks can go in.

and that is one sharp bit, thanks to my Drill Doctor .. for all the people that say they hate them, mine works great and is a life saver
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drivers side
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passenger side
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slowly working on it

mounted front shocks tonight.. tried to charge them but I could not get them correct so I will mess with them in a day or two when I get a chance to go back in garage

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well another hour in the shop :)

stretching her legs
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the a few measurements and cuts and here is how the fuel cell will sit..I am making a skid plate and mounts for it to be nice and secure and also making a top so no fuel smells get into cab area, then I will make storage tie downs for the top and I may just mount some ammo cans

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showing it flat with bottom of frame
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looking up from bottom
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tall ammo can.. I have shorter ones also
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trying to get the fuel cell in and all connected

used my old XJ skid and cut it down to make it work for what I was going for.
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I was going for a flat bottom skid that is level with the rear crossmember
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Set the fuel cell in to check and make sure all is good
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and the last thing was to set the PSC steering ram in place and start to mess with the location
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spent about 1hr in garage messing with fuel system.. I got the main line and return line done, just need to wire up fuel pump and finish breather line

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the fuel cell is in and bolted down and all lines connected and power has been run except the sending unit on fuel cell.. I need to now pull off hold down straps and paint them and reinstall them

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started working on ARTEC hydro steering mount.. I bought the universal DIY one and cut it to fit around housing
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well this is how life goes.. I get a little time in garage and BAM I am out of welding gas :( and of course I am low on wire..

all dressed up and no gas to use..
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I did some of the bracing either tacked or half welded in before running out of gas
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ram mounts
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decent heat on welds
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it's good to have freinds in the same hobby.. I borrowed my buddy JOhns welding tank and finished the front ram mount and all bracing.

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with ram installed
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well only thing left to do is add trac bar and the front is finally done

the rear fuel cell is all wired, and all lines connected so I put 5 gallons in fuel cell and hooked up battery to test it and BAM nothing.. no power to anythign in jeep so now I need to check all the fuses etc. :(

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