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Old 08-08-2018, 07:44 AM
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Hmmm That is pretty cool there.
Now do you get these steering gears often?




No, but not saying I can't find more. Lol.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:56 PM
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Interested in hearing how the steering feel is. I like to be able to steer with my pinky
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:47 PM
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As far as effort goes, it's about normal. It's not super easy like an old Chrysler car and it's not heavy like my Dodge truck. It does feel good though. The steering wheel is straight but really, I think it's all because of the ujoint on the steering shaft. It's not keyed so I can move it a tooth or two each direction to get better results.








The "tranny" cooler in the radiator became the PS cooler.







The box installed. Here you can see the steering shaft and ujoint with XJ boot, hose routing, box brace and the dropped pitman arm I used. I think it's F350 but can't recall exactly.



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Old 08-25-2018, 05:55 PM
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We got the opportunity to address the center console the past couple of days. We needed to modify the inner box thingy. You know, that chinga you toss all your junk into. It was too tall and needed to be cut down to fit. So, a couple of measurements told us to cut 1/2" out of the rear and 1" out of the front. This is Brandon slicing it with a hack saw blade. Lol. After a bit of deburring, a two part glue was used to glue it back together. I hope it holds.







Ready to bolt back in.





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Old 08-25-2018, 11:58 PM
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man you guys do awesome work! Looks great!
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:13 PM
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Thanks! I hope to get more done this week. What I forget to mention is...


I had to add a 4* shim to the front springs to get some caster built in. It had zero caster when I had it aligned. When I took the u-bolts loose on the front axle, I realized the u-bolts are all F'd up. You know that one u-bolt plate that has a different bolt pattern for one u-bolt? Well, the suspension guys didn't know and stuck it in the wrong spot. The 3.5" u-bolt got bent down to a 3" pattern and the 3" u-bolt got "unbent" to a 3.5" pattern. All 4 were messed up. When I got the shims delivered, I had a brain fart and drill the center pin hole out to 9/16 to drop over the center pin head. The problem is, the head of the center pin isn't tall enough to go through the shim AND the hole in the axle pad. So off I go to a local shop (http://www.ritewayaxle.com) and had them make 4 new u-bolts, 2 new center pins with spacers and head back to the shop. After looking at it a bit, I realized I don't need the spacers, just pull the spring pack apart, drop the shim on top and run the bolt through the shim and leaf pack assembly.



Duh. Wait, did I say duh? What I meant to say is, this is AFTER I bought the shims, drilled them out to fit over the center pin head, then went out and re-bought the shims again because I didn't have to drill out the hole for the center pin head. Lol. Yeah, brain surgery work here.


All in all, new gear box, 4* shims, new u-bolts, tighten all hardware and the Jeep actually drives pretty nice. Not like a new Jeep but I'm still working on it.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:25 PM
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So much good info on this build, glad to see you back at it
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:46 PM
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Yea Brad .. Get going already !! lol
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:03 PM
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Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I've worked on this poor rig. I need to change the fuel regulator. The current one is howling and heating up. I have a nice one to install, just need to get to it. It came off my buddy's truck after he bought it new and used it a week or two. He had to change his regulator to something else because of the engine swap we just did.





Yes, we put a Hellcat engine in his truck. Lol. It's not quite done but it is driveable. Anyhow, he used to run the same regulator I have now (Corvette) and it failed on him too. I think these Hemi's require more than the Corvette unit can put out.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:16 PM
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THAT IS AWESOME!!! Is that a C10?
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:59 AM
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It sure is. We put the 6.4 Hemi in it a few years ago but he wanted the Hellcat so......



Got the new regulator in yesterday. No pics yet but the filter went in the same place as the old regulator. The new regulator is on the firewall behind the engine so the gauge is visible. Reused some old hose, made one new hose and wala. $78.50 later I had a new fuel systems. Lol. Well, I didn't change the pump but I could as he gave me the pump too. It sure runs better and the gas isn't getting hot. It's quiet too. Nice!
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:59 PM
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HAHAH!!! That guy gets major cred for not doing an LS! So many Chevy dudes are sooo mad at him, I'm sure! I LOOooooove it! Not as much as a 5.7 Hemi Cherokee, but close.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:40 PM
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That truck was insane before the Hellcat swap..........................
Yeah he might be able to scare me when it is done Brad

OH!

Show the folks the tubs and wheels under the rear.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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Time for my quarterly post.


Usual story, busy at work blah blah blah. No really!

So I had this spare dash laying around, figured I'd do something with it some day. Well, I got inspired after seeing someone else's beautiful dash so I broke out the cutting wheel and started to cut metal away. I've actually been tinkering with it for a couple of weeks but haven't had a lot of "me" time to mess with it. The idea is to cut the center section out and replace it with a flat plate to house a double din stereo and other goodies. Goodbye glove box!


I ended up buying a tool from Harbor Freight thinking how bad could it be? Lol. Well, I ended up taking it back a few days later. The shear wouldn't shear right, the brake took the efforts of 2 guys to bend an 18" piece of 18 gauge. That's just not right. This is what I bought.
https://www.harborfreight.com/30-inc...roll-5907.html
I don't recommend buying it.


While taking that one back, I did decide to try out this little guy. I figured if I needed to "shear" something, I'll just cut it on the plasma table. I needed something to bend thin gauge sheet metal so...
https://www.harborfreight.com/30-in-...ake-61791.html


This is where I'm at so far. Center is cut out, made the 1 piece frame today after messing with welding multiple pieces together and it not fitting right. I think it's going to turn out good. I might not use the dash pad either. I kinda like the all steel dash.







The frame is just sitting in place. Need to trim, hammer and massage a little more.









This is just a piece of cardboard used to get the general idea. I still need to decide on a stereo and what other goods will be in this panel before the panel is cut. The frame will be welded to the dash after rivnuts are installed and the panel screwed to the frame. Possibly use a lower hinge too.


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Old 02-15-2019, 08:31 PM
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:36 PM
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Mirrors?

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Been doing a lot of small things to the Jeep lately. Finally got the mirrors in from Rock Auto today so we mounted them up. I decided to use Rivnuts instead of bolts and nuts. In doing this, we had to enlarge the holes in the gaskets to fit around the rivnut. Not too hard of a job. Also had to add the large hole in the center on the PS for the wires. Yes, I bought electric mirrors. Lol. I'll wire them up later.












What vehicle exactly are those mirrors for? I have been looking for some that aren't too big or too damn small like the ones I got now.
Those are perfect and what I have been looking for...I didn't want the truck mirrors with the tri-pod type mounting bracket. Do they have non-electric ones?
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:32 PM
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Here's the info you need.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/Billet-FSJ...ts_p_1818.html


I bought the electric version only because the price difference wasn't much. You can still move this mirror by hand, like the non electric version. But you have the option to make them electric if you choose.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:18 PM
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Here's the info you need.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/Billet-FSJ...ts_p_1818.html


I bought the electric version only because the price difference wasn't much. You can still move this mirror by hand, like the non electric version. But you have the option to make them electric if you choose.




Thanks dude, I think I will order those for my Cherokee.....If the price don't give me a heart attack when I go there...
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:21 PM
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ok.......

I guess that is do-able, then I still gotta buy mirrors!? lol


So once the mirror is stuck in the hole of the mount how does it tighten down or lock into place so they are secure?
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:50 AM
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There are set screws. Go back to that link and click on "Questions and Answers". They mention a part number to the mirror you can search for too.
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