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    Frghtlnr2005'S 91 Yj build

    Well as we all know spring is here and i am actualy going to be able to start working on my heep again now that winter has left us so i thought i would start a build thread.

    So i am going to be in the process on doing a 2" shackle lift and 33s as well as i am going to be building my own personal Rear Bumper that is what started out it's life as a 3/4 ton Chevy truck trailer hitch.

    The bumper is going to have all the mount brackets cut off and will then be slid into 2 pieces of 4" square and then have a few hole drilled in different spots to weld the box to the square tube of the older trailer hitch and this should give me pretty good strength, as well as i will be doing a full pass all the way around the box tube where it will be closest to the reciever area for added strength.

    The shackle i am going to be building are going to give me a total lift height of 2"s

    They are being Fabricated out of 2 1/2" flat bar 1/4" thick, with a 1" piece of box tube in the center for added support

    Once the shackles are in i will be mounting my 33's that i picked up for free from a gentleman in Kitchener while i was dropping off his buddies car that broke down here in St. Catharines @ his house one night when i was working.

    I am hoping to have the shackles and tires on the Vehicle this week, or at least that's what the plan is.
    Last edited by frghtlnr2005; 11-14-2011 at 12:43 PM. Reason: Title change

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    Well the build has started with the shackle lift now in with a total of 2"s of lift i can officially now put my 33's on this weekened

    pics to follow this afternoon

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    WoooT! nice to see some progress dude, it going ok or fighting u like a typical jeep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MayhemInc View Post
    WoooT! nice to see some progress dude, it going ok or fighting u like a typical jeep?
    Actually it went fairly well except for the two 1/2" drill bits that i killed but other then that it went real smooth, when i did my frame repair that summer i i had the gas tank down so i turned the upper shackle bolts around as i knew i was going to be doing a shackle lift

    Pics are going up shortly

    ---------- Post added at 08:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:33 AM ----------

    Old shcakle versus new

    The jeep after the lift
    Last edited by frghtlnr2005; 04-03-2010 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Edited pictures

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    Well got the Back Bumper almost finished today as i ran out of wire for the welder but here are some pics of the progress from today.

    What i started out with.

    The 27" long piece of tube before i welded it to the reciever in the previous picture

    Almost finished product @ a total length of 60"s it stays with in the body.

    And one of my many better welds on the Bumper with a 110v 90 Amp flux core wleder

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    The before and after of the front Fenders

    Before[IMG][/IMG]

    After [IMG][/IMG]
    The rear Bumper
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    The new shoes
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    Last edited by frghtlnr2005; 04-19-2010 at 03:04 PM. Reason: wrong picture

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    Whats the difference between the before and after on the front fenders? lol

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    My Bad posted the same pic

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    Well it has been overdue and haven't posted anything in quite a while os today i got a little ambitious and decided to tackle my Driver side Frame rail as it was totally rotten to the point that my shackle bushing was just flopping around in a huge gaping hole.

    What i started out with .

    Unbolted and cut out

    Whats left of my swiss cheese Frame

    And another

    The new custom built rail out of material that i had laying around.

    Welded in and plated

    Another different angle and shackle bushing mount on bottom side of rail

    More pics to be added as i take them .
    Last edited by frghtlnr2005; 11-13-2011 at 01:20 PM. Reason: Added pics

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    better pics of your new frame rail please
    If its a mechanical device i can fix it

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    Hey Markr

    The new rail i built is 1x1x1/8 wall cut and bent to the same curvature of the existing frame cleaned and welded closed, then welded the 2 pieces together, then took 1/2" rebar and lay it on the top as a filler and then took 2 pieces of 1/4" plate and welded them to the sides and a piece of 1/8" flat bar to cover up the rebar and 2 2lb rolls of flux core wire, it's almost done just waiting a a weld to cool down so i can put my bushing back in and button it up and give it a shot of paint.

    Pics to follow

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    Added more to pics with the others

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    So yesterday afternoon i decided to go to Home Depot and get new steering stop bolts and changed them out today to keep my tires from rubbing on the springs and making my jeep stop when doing a tight turn.

    Needless to say i forgot to tell the wife that and she came out of a parking lot and cranked the wheels all the way and they grabbed the spring and made the sound of a growling dog and the look on her face was priceless.

    Should have changed them when i put the 31's on 3 yrs ago .

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    Well i just finished up installing my new to me doosr that i picked up on Kijiji last night for a grand total of 40 dollars, had to switch over my door panels and window cranks, sanded them down for a new coat of flat black.

    But then the doors looked like Shite because they were clean and the rest of the jeep was all dirty, so i decided to go and find some mud to get them to match.

    Pics to follow tomorrow

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