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    Thanks man, cage is great, Jakob at CREWfab did a great job on it. Held up to this…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberlake View Post
    Right off the bat, this will be a slow build. I wish that wasn't the case but seeing as I am spending my winter/build time on course in Meaford, all I can do at the moment is buy/collect parts and think ahead in what little spare time I have. Once I finish up course in April I should be able to make some progress.

    The whole idea of a project kicked off in November when I decided to start tracking down a set of axles to put in my 99 xj, the plan was to stick with leaves in the back, do a three link front, run beadlocked 37s, do some frame reinforcments and start thinking about a cage.

    Here's the 99 before I got all the crazy ideas. (Looking tiny beside Josh's samurai)


    Fortunately I seemed to have started looking for axles at the right time, as I found a set of 79 snowfighters almost right away.
    I went and picked them up and have been able to get a start on cleaning them up while I was home over Christmas.


    While I was on the axle hunt and trying to plan out some of the other work, I was back and forth about going all out and taking the roof off. While I was debating this, a simpler solution came along, in the form of Stitch selling his chassis.


    So the plan now is to do the build off this chassis, and some changes are in the works from my original plan. 37s just aren't gonna cut it anymore, so 40s are the new plan. With 40s goin in, the rear 60 is out and I'll be going to a 14b. The chassis is already set up for 3 link front and 4 link rear, so I'm not changing anything there. Motor, tranny and electronics will come out of my 99 once the 89 is ready to go, and the rest of it will get parted out/scrapped.

    As I said, this will be a slow build, as I am completely tied up until the end of april, and after that I am not really sure where I'm gonna be living after that, so I'll have to roll with it. Just wanted to put this out there, and hopefully I can get on it asap. Any questions feel free to ask, although my internet access will be fairly limited over the next little while.

    Matt

    ps when you are trying to figure out how to move a bare chassis to a location with no way to unload it, ya gotta get creative
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    I'm not sure about the sami. Last I heard Josh was working out west and the buggy was here waiting for his return. Maybe someone who knows him better can confirm. It was definitely a cool rig.

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    So 14 bolt?
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    After boot casts...

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    I just finished reading 11 pages of your thread.......my eyes hurt but in good way hahahahha.

    You are so right when you posted that safety ie. cage, harness is not a place to CHEAP OUT. I was belly aching a bit after I got my bill for my CAGE.

    Any updates?
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    Thanks man! I'm pretty happy with it, and in the same breath, antsy to do a whole lot more work.

    The safety gear is really not worth overlooking

    general update, it's in the garage with the dash ripped out and half the wiring gone. Also lacking a rear axle. I'm currently walking around in two air casts due to surgery in January. Progress will unfortunately remain on hold until I get some mobility back. It'll be getting a shaved 14 bolt and front half doors before it comes back out. Hoping for TMR open house/Crawlfest but kinda at the mercy of physio/recovery at the moment.

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    Speedy recovery, rig could wait you need to get healthy. Kool I'm thinking doing TMR open house and Crawl fest as well. Maybe bring my toy to the open house.

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    Thanks man! Can't wait to see it!

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    So time to update this I guess...

    3 days shy of a year from the accident, the Jeep returned to Camp NL. With a new TMR 15 Bolt, and the addition of rear limiting straps and bumps, a fuel cell and all new fuel delivery system it was ready to rock. Drove great on Timbers 1 and 2 on Friday and Saturday and it wasn't until it was loaded on the trailer on Saturday that I noticed that Timber 1 had done a number on the no longer fully attached front truss. A quick trip to TMR for a new one and then a drive over to Crewfab saw it replaced and the jeep went back on the trailer to head up to Petawawa for King of the Shield prep!



    Prep included typical fluid checks, checking/lubing joints etc, completion and installation of half doors, and installation of this!



    With the rig all loaded up and ready to go we headed down to Parry Sound with a completely untested steering setup with the goal of just having fun and getting through the stages. That being said, the spirit of competition was infectious as was the excitement of the crowd. Taking it easy was not an option! At the end of the day, the wagon came out needing a whole new front clip minus the hood, a new rear hatch and glass (which i probably will just remove...) and a new set of leaf springs. While I had originally ran a rear traction bar with the Dana 60, there wasn't time to get it back on to the 15 bolt before NL. We kept an eye on it, and there didn't seem to be any axle wrap issues happening. Needless to say, competing was a whole new level of hard on the rig and the springs gave out. Just glad it wasn't bad enough to cause any further damage to driveline or shocks.



    And because bouncing rigs off of rocks and trees wasn't enough, shit had to get a little bit crazy at the after party...



    So that pretty much brings the saga up to date. New springs are on order from TMR and the traction bar will be going back in ASAP! Going to get as much wheeling in as I can September and October before the Jeep goes into hibernation for the winter. Can't wait to get into some more racing next season!!!
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    You defiantly made me a proud XJ owner at King of the shield. The trees and hatch were an event highlight IMO. See ya at the races! (Really like being able to say that)
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    Thanks buddy! Can't wait for more racing next summer!!!

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    So work got really busy and the Hoistwagon has been sitting since KOS. That being said, it's all cleaned up, new leaf springs are in and the traction bar has been reinstalled. New RADesigns trans shifters are arriving any day now and that'll be the first little winter project. Also picked up this beautiful trail basket from the boys at TMR Customs, which will be getting hard mounted somewhere in the area previously occupied by the rear seat.



    Also, the jeep is really no longer a street machine, and hasn't seen the street since the roll, so it was about time I picked up a tow rig.



    My new 97 2wd F350. Needs some mechanical and body love, but all in all a solid truck!

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    Pic of the previously mentioned RADesigns shifters that will be going in a new centre console.


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    Good stuff. That will keep you busy in the winter.

    Truck camper would look nice and comfy on the back of the FORD IMO..........

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    I have to agree buddy! It's on the list. Somewhere on it anyways...

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    Well this thread is horridly out of date. So much has happened, and I'm gonna right a bit of a story about it in the coming weeks, but for now, here's where we're at...

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