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Old December 1st, 2009, 21:02
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

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Why locking hubs, and not lockouts?

It will be driven on the street, so for now locking hubs are it

How long are your front lowers?

27.5"

Have you mentioned what tcase you are going to run?

Stock NP231J until it explodes or I have the funds for a Stak

What the heck are you going to do with the front end now?

Had this planned out for a WHILE now...but reference Macgyver's build of his front end for a little reference, since he did somewhat what i've had in my head for a bit now

Its going to fold like a taco!

Well, it least it will be somewhat pretty before it folds!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 22:45
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Has thing thing folded like a taco yet?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:59
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Whos KJ is that out front?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 21:31
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Kudos on your fab skills and build...


Oh yeah.. HOLY DIMPLE DIE BATMAN!!!!!!!

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Old January 12th, 2010, 00:49
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

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Has thing thing folded like a taco yet?
Well seing as I FINALLY got my 260 ft. of tube from Evan's house Wednesday the taco folding shouldn't be a problem

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Whos KJ is that out front?
It's the GF's...hate the damn thing.

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Oh yeah.. HOLY DIMPLE DIE BATMAN!!!!!!!

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Thanks...many more dimples to come
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Old January 13th, 2010, 22:03
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Alright...well to say the least its been a while since I've had an update on this thing, been many reasons why but oh well.

First off I finished up some work on the rear 4-link, so other than getting the links 100% welded the rear 4-link is DOOOONE!

"Boxed" in the upper mounts:



Well I had started work on sleeving the rest of the "frame," which to say has/was a nightmare is an understatement. I can't count the number of times I had to play cardboard mock up to get things right...and I've still got some fixing to do. I'll kinda let the pics speak for themselves as usual.

Decided to gain a little clearance on the "frame," as it would help my lower link not too hit it:




Driver's side getting done:


This is what took for-fukking-ever, well at least part of it. Its a two peice sleeve for the frame rails, with the out edge being bent in my press to keep it down to two peices. I made these out of 3/16", not 1/4" like the rest of my sleeving.




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Old January 13th, 2010, 22:03
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Installed and connected to the frame sleeves, but not yet fully welded on.




"Finished" products...though they're not truly finished since I had to modify them more since my lower link are hitting the recessed portion as seen in a couple pics. Overall i'm satisfied with them, but not 100% happy how they turned out.








Oops...



And FINALLY...


Yeah...the tubing has some rust on it. Thats what happens when its been tarped up the best possible but sitting outside since the summer. FINALLY got it from my buddies house to my place last wednesday...never would have thought it that hard to get the tube moved a whole mile :lol:

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Old January 13th, 2010, 22:48
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

I say this with all the sincerity contained in my body........

I hate you.

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Old January 13th, 2010, 22:51
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I'm really hoping to have this done in time in order to attempt to bring and wheel it at this years COFest *crossesfingers*
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Old January 15th, 2010, 00:29
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Dude if ya need a hand with anything lemme know I have never been in that part of town and wanna see this thing lol
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Old January 16th, 2010, 10:01
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Wow. Those front sleeves turned out tits!
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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:50
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Nice clean fabwork! This is going to be a badass rig!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 14:02
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Man you have some serious skill. Great build thread and the rigs going to be sweet.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 15:47
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

keep it up! looks good man. Wish I had the coin to spend on steering.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 16:41
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Re: Just Another XJ on tons, coilovers, 42's, etc. Build

Well got the frame capped so I can start the tubework around the engine...BUT I need a new digital angle finder. Had HF's one and it worked great until the back screws fell out and I can't keep the back of it on. Went to HF and they have 3 in stock but NO one can find them. Searched the whole store up and down twice in the last two days, and called today and still no bueno

Hoping to get some real work done on it this Sunday if I can get that angle finder. I WAS planning on having at least 50% of my tube work done come the end of winter break, well I ended up getting none done so i'm not to enthused about that.
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