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Old April 12th, 2010, 22:00
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

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Justin posted this in the wrong spot. Should be in the 2011 Rockfest section.
Your build needs to be in the 2011 thread too...............
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Old April 13th, 2010, 22:14
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

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Your build needs to be in the 2011 thread too...............
His post was talking about my rig!
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Old April 24th, 2010, 15:58
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

Since I didn't get squat done before Rockfest, figure I'd report on the post Rockfest activities. And hopefully I get this all done long before Rockfest 2011!

Here's the start. Rear doors, hatch, and roof be gone!


Next comes this turned into a cage:


Then the fuel cell:


Then swapping in an auto: (it took me a long time but I finally admit autos rule in the rocks)


And there's one more potential change but not ready to dish on that one until the part is actually sitting in my garage! Which hopefully is next weekend.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 16:15
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

OOOOOPS, I think you scratched it a LITTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old April 25th, 2010, 00:03
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OOOOOPS, I think you scratched it a LITTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn sawzall! Funny, it actually looks much cleaner now that I got rid of all the dented sheetmetal and busted up hatch.
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Old April 25th, 2010, 04:41
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

Lookin Good Matt..
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Old April 25th, 2010, 16:48
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I Like !!!!
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Old April 26th, 2010, 18:28
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

I'm waiting for the flood of "It looks like an Avalanche" jokes...
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Old April 27th, 2010, 22:05
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I'm waiting for the flood of "It looks like an Avalanche" jokes...
No it doesn't look like an avalanche it looks more like a ford escape....
at least until I do that to mine... which wont be long now..

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Old April 28th, 2010, 18:29
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No it doesn't look like an avalanche it looks more like a ford escape....
at least until I do that to mine... which wont be long now..

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Escape? Ouch! My wife said last night it looks dorky, but she can't picture how the cage will bring it together.

Bring yours over, I've got plenty of sawzall blades and I know exactly where to cut
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Old April 28th, 2010, 21:14
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Escape? Ouch! My wife said last night it looks dorky, but she can't picture how the cage will bring it together.

Bring yours over, I've got plenty of sawzall blades and I know exactly where to cut
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 18:26
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

Here's the last big piece to the rebirth that I didn't want divulge until it acutally was in my garage:

Dana 60 with discs and 35 spline alloys.


Yummy. 35 spline shafts compared to the D44 shafts.


Picked up on Fri, didn't waste any time in removing the previous shock mounts and spring perches so I can mock up under my rig.


Wasn't really looking for a new rear end but this was just too good a deal to pass up. Width and bolt pattern already match so it's a simple swap in. Brakes are all brand new with built in parking brake calipers. It's definately massive, but my rudimentary measurements comparted to the 44 is about 3/4" loss in ground clearance once I do a slight shave. Not cutting off the bottom of the housing (yet), there's just a huge lip that can easily come off and make the bottom smooth. I'll see how that works out first before going gung ho.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 21:21
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

If you go gung ho I want to be there to watch before I go gung ho on my 14 bolt. And 60 if and when I find one.

Nice Rig I like the chop top. Cut my first XJ like that but got rid of it before I got the chance to build it.

Good work, keep it up!
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 22:55
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

Thanks! If you haven't already, check out the Ballistic 14 bolt shave thread on Pirate.
Have to say that kit is way cool. I really don't want to get into cutting the housing at this point so I'll see if it's an anchor or not first. I plan on going to 37's anyway so I'll get the clearance back.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 15:37
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Re: The "Hope I get it done by Rockfest 2010" thread

I think ive seen it i saw a really good one on pirate by Tripod. he shaved 2 and a half inches off turning into an 11 bolt. and was going to use the ballistic diff cover priced at $90. I think he ended up just making his own cover though. But your right the kit is nice.
Im hoping to go to 37's as well.
 


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