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    Project Sandstorm REMIX

    Starting with a bone-stock well used 1999 TJ 4L. Frame and body in decent shape.
    Plan:
    HPD60 Ford front
    FF Sterling 10.25 rear
    TMR CUSTOMS front 3-link and rear 4-link kits
    Coils front/rear
    Front 2" stretch, rear stock for now
    38" or 39" tires

    The victim:



    The Dana 35 where it belongs:


    Empty rear:


    Front HPD60 I picked up with a few friends to help:


    HPD60 locking hubs:


    The 10.25 sitting about where I'll have it:



    Monster cast leaf mount removed:
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    Project Sandstorm Remix

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    All cleaned up:



    Dana 30 out of there!
    Yes yes...the tire is actually stuck on....I'm going to have to figure something out about that....





    A whole lot more work to do as yet but not bad for two days worth of work so far. Next up I think I will be hacking the factory brackets off of the frame. Also going to have to get my measurements for my rear truss to TMR so they can make a truss for their link kit for it!
    Stay tuned as this build will be slow but steady.

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    Nice. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

    Curious as to why no stretch in the rear. right now would be the best time as you need to buy all the links now.
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    Honestly I don't think I can afford a new tank at this point and I don't want to jam a tank in the back of the truck.

    We shall see though. Maybe a miracle of finances will happen!

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    sledge hammer it will always be the best tool for the job lol

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    ^^. A fuel cell is easy to make and you can easily slide that axle back 4 inches plus....

    Just a thought.

    Good luck with the build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak Flash View Post
    ^^. A fuel cell is easy to make and you can easily slide that axle back 4 inches plus....

    Just a thought.

    Good luck with the build
    Yeah a few buddies have suggested running a cell but I want (need) the rear cargo area for tools and I do not like the idea of running a tank in the cabin with me. Just personal preference.

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    Maybe you could do this:

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=817258

    In some page a guy says he has done it on a TJ tank. Nice and cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herve-D-Limit View Post
    Maybe you could do this:

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=817258

    In some page a guy says he has done it on a TJ tank. Nice and cheap
    I've read that thread over and over.
    I still think melting a stock tank is sketchy....just asking for a fuel leak. Although if I found a cheap/free stock tank/skid I'd probably try it out.

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    ^ i like that.... but i would incorporate more skid to it and close in the sides.

    that would make do until you could by/ make the tank you want. don't think a fuel cell needs to be in the cargo area... make it the shape you want and put it where you want. you can even fit your stock pump in it.

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    just sayin.... again great build... interested to see where it goes.

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    What's your ratio and locker plans?

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    Yup, i vote stretch it now or you'll be kickin yourself. I'd do the mash it in mod. The tank wont leak, they're damn resilient. Mine was folded/pinched right over on itself from the mangled skid for like 2 years and it unfolded back into shape when i took it out. And make sure you don't use a torch or welder to get that tire off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBUVzgCHHuA

    Good progress so far! I'll be following along.
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    ^ learned something there Curt.. thanks

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    Looks good so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impact View Post
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    What's your ratio and locker plans?
    Well they have brand new 4.10's in them now....which will be a little high for 38's or 39's.
    Budget permitting I'd like to go to 5.38's. If not.....keep the 4.10's and lockright front/welded rear.
    If I can afford to gear them then I'll probably do lockright/lockright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt's_97 View Post
    Yup, i vote stretch it now or you'll be kickin yourself. I'd do the mash it in mod. The tank wont leak, they're damn resilient. Mine was folded/pinched right over on itself from the mangled skid for like 2 years and it unfolded back into shape when i took it out. And make sure you don't use a torch or welder to get that tire off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBUVzgCHHuA

    Good progress so far! I'll be following along.
    How much stretch you figure I could get doing the mash-in mod?

    I may just find a stock tank/skid and try it.

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    According to the pirate thread 4 inches easy, 5 with a bit of work... on a 14bolt

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    Nice number there ^ its the right thing to do.....

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    Yup, like said 4-5 inches. You can squeeze 2-3 out front and with 4-5 out back it'll put you just over 100". My personal opinion but this is about minimum you'd want for 38-39's.

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    I'll give it a shot if I can find a cheap tank/skid. A "Pure Jeep" aluminum tank is $699 and the GenRight tank is $999.99. So unless I can get a stock one for next to nothing I'm not spending 1/4 of the price of an aluminum tank on something I'd quite possibly just ruin.

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