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#51 Fenix747

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:00 PM

She lives :banana: replaced the ignitor in the disty and fired right up (thanks for the tip jacob)
So now i have a spare distributor and a spare coil :grin:

Time to get back to work. Hope to get lifted, bumpers, roll bar, and jump seats put in before WCSS.

More updates to come as things move along

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

Sweetness Andy :)
Sounds like your BRAT is doing well
Hope to see you around sometime ;)

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

PROGRESS :banana:

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Got some stuff done at my uncles place. Used his scrap and did all of this without spending a dime :grin:

Ill make a thread about how i mounted the jump seats, worked out nicely. (Edit- here is the thread http://ultimatesubar...ad.php?t=114001 )

The bumper is made of 1/4 inch 3x3 angle and is no where near done, just road worthy. Still need to add supports to the stock tie downs and to the engine cross member, then incorporate a skid plate on the supports. Also need shackle mounts and hitch receiver. Eventually i might add a stinger :brow:

Tires and lift should be coming soon. Almost ready to hit the trails again :D

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#54 Fenix747

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:22 AM

Got to use the shop at school, mig with argon is much better than mig without argon :rolleyes:

So with the nice lincon i re-welded the bumper and added some supports to counter side pulls

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Tomorrow if i can i will be adding more goodies :grin:

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#55 Fenix747

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:47 AM

Added supports to the stock tie down points today. I think this bumper is pretty stout now :grin:

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Next i think i am going to order some shackle mounts from online to weld on. Skid plate will come after the lift so i dont have to re do it.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:35 PM

Did some light wheelin yesterday. Headed up and over Colockum Pass to Wenatchee, then drove back to Ellensburg over Table Mountain. It was a nice loop with some great views. Though i must say Colockum Pass is the roughest back road i have EVER been on. Took two hours to go from pavement to pavement :rolleyes: but it was worth it at least once to say ive done it.

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Some Wildlife
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Tomorrow will be some real wheelin though. Heading out with a jeep buddy to hit Crystal Ridge Trail http://nwjeepn.com/CrystalRidge.htm Should be interesting :grin:

If anyone else wants to come let me know tonight and we can meet up tomorrow.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

nice build thus far, we might have to get together at WCSS and make a run over that road with some of the other lifted cars.

#58 Fenix747

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:25 AM

^^^ yea definitely

So as some of you saw i did some good wheelin the other day http://ultimatesubar...3846#post943846
Only suffered minor trail damage in the rear, departure angle kinda sucks :rolleyes:. when i build my rear bumper im thinking it would be a good idea to run some sliders from the bumper back under to the diff area so i dont just rip off the bumper, or worse damage the gas tank.

Kind of like this set up
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good stuff obk25xt :headbang:

The only other issue was with the clutch. Still slips a bit but wasnt too bad until it got too hot, then i could barely keep going. but once it cooled down it was ok again. Guess i need to get on that five speed swap soon :rolleyes:

On the bright side i got a welded rear diff and installed it today. Hopefully will test it out in a week.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:17 AM

Well its been a long week but i finally got things running right.
I wanted to figure out what was going on with the clutch issue, after some research i figured it might be because i didnt resurface my flywheel last time i swap out the clutch. So i took out the flywheel and had it resurfaced, installed everything and then nothing. The Brat wouldnt move at all now, i could release the clutch in any gear from stand still and it would just keep idling. So i figure maybe it wasnt resurfaced right or something else went wrong. Took the trans off again measure things out and it was correct. So i put it all back together and still nothing. Took it apart again to check the clutch disk and if it was damaged at all. It was bent very slightly. So i picked up a new clutch, installed it, and presto works like it should. Almost works too well.

So after taking the trans off and on so many times i figured im pretty good at that now. Made a little video for fun and to help others out with transmission removal.



Ready for some wheelin at WCSS agian :banana:

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:04 PM

when the ************ did billy get a lift?:grin:
now we're talkin .cheers, brian

#62 Fenix747

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:04 AM

He got it recently i guess. Its awesome, lets us have fun and do stuff like this
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:08 AM

your gonna like that. 6 inches suits those real well.cheers, brain

#64 Fenix747

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:12 AM

I do like the look of 12 inch lift with 32 mud terrains, but yes 6 is the way to go. We might even do one inch difference in the front between strut blocks and body blocks because im also switching to bills special beefed up ea82 control arms and ea82 axles. Im also hoping to recreate his special beefed up front end like so
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And we might be doing some beefing up on the rocker panels. Basically everything is getting beefy :slobber:

Eventually i might even grab bills 4.11 trans and do a yota 4.10 solid rear. Good thing i have a job now so i can dream big.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:05 AM

getting closer :banana:
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definitely needing larger tires, going for these http://www.treadwrig...awler-mt-c.aspx
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

Been a few months of slow progression but its finally back home!
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Re did the shift linkage with a dual shifter setup Bill made, now i can have hi/low front wheel drive!
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Here is a cool before-after shot to see how high 6in can be (27" tire size in both)
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Made a quick rear bumper too.

Still need to build a custom exhaust and connect some of the lift blocks for strength. And i still need to get a driveline in there. But after that she is ready to wheel :grin:

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