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#176 VaporTrail

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:06 AM

Door / rocker protectors

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New front bumper / core support. you can also see the new HD tie rod from All Pro, and FJ-80 TREs, and the draglink in progress.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

Looks great!! I like the bumper, it looks a little like mine:grin: Great job with it, that thing is gonna be mean!!! Quite the approach angle as well:banana:

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:58 PM

looking great! wish i had a tube bender...

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:04 PM

needs stickers along the lines of "JeepEater" officially BAD

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

needs stickers along the lines of "JeepEater" officially BAD


I think that describes this rig perfectly.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:05 PM

Wow, that is some really nice work. Very clean, very pro. Br great to see this thing in action......Lets go wheeling!!!!!!

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:41 AM

thats awesome mcbrat! i realy like how the new sub frame is welded to the unibody, instead of just bolted, should make for easier opening and closing doors while offroading =]
i like it alot

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:55 AM

got some work done today on it. Chris cut the hole in the bed for the fuel cell and made the support frame for it. we test fit the jump seat frame,and it's only going to be moved forward a couple of inches... decided on what route to go with the roll bar....

I removed all the carb and intake spacers from the weber set-up,and now the hood closes. removed the remote oil sender set-up and put thestock sender back in. replaced the centerlamp assembly, and removed all the battery stuff....

and got the driveshafts today too. :banana:

we set the alignment, and determined where oil pan needs "adjusted" :lol:

got the t-stat cover for the power steering set-up on, and the PS pump on.

I took a few pics that I'll get posted soon.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:45 AM

more pics...

Test fitting bumpstops
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I rebuilt a good centerlamp function, and it just need to be bolted to the new support bar....
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Chris checking tire clearance
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New lengthened driveshafts, and sammy to soob shaft
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Fuel cell sunk into the bed
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inner wheel well cutting for tire clearance
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oil pan clearance.. or lack of. pan will need a beating or a cut/reweld
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Steering drag link tacked in
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spacers for weber all removed and power steering set-up installed
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hood closed!
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:51 AM

Looks really good. The oil pan doesn't look like it will need a whole lot of clearancing. Those tires still look absolutely huge!!! Nice rig though, can't wait to see that thing in action. You're going to have to get some good video of it in action!

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:59 AM

mick,
When you get to the finishing up point, are you planning on doing some "easy" trails first to test/break things in? If you are, and the trail is easy enough for a beginner like me, I would be interested in testing out my BRAT too, and could get some video shots of yours.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:12 AM

yeah, there'll be some testing as much as I can do... after it's set to go, I need to take it to get new custom exhaust too

I'm gonna try and make the Castana outing over the 4th of July if it's not cancelled again..... it'll be plenty dry then, so the AT's will be fine for that....

unfortunately there's no public trails in Iowa, only private land through the 4wd clubs, and our club doesn't really have aplace yet....

#188 The Dude Abides

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:04 PM

Are you going to put the rest of the grill on.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:25 PM

yeah. the rest of the grill will go back on... I brought the grill home wednesday so I can clearance it a little, as it rubs a bit...

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:15 PM

more pics.....

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:10 AM

so are you going to put a passenger seat in the thing?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:12 AM

so are you going to put a passenger seat in the thing?


I was wondering how he would do that too, cause of the transfer case sticking up where the seat bottom cushion and inner rail should be. 5Gallon bucket maybe the seatbelt still there LOL

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:35 AM

It's not as bad as it might look. Worst case scenario is that we lose the sliders on the seat and have to raise it about an inch...

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:45 PM

yeah, that seat was always pushed back all the way anyway....

I've got some RX checkered seats to go in it.... I've got a Legacy seat on the drivers side right now, but it was starting to fall apart....

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:51 PM

Those are some mad fab skills bro. THAT is something to be proud of!

Let me ask you... I have a beat up brat, and I want to put a vw beetle on top of it. I need an EA-81 engine and a 4 speed dual range transmission. What did you do with yours?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:42 PM

it's a roller now....

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I like it. It looks clean, yet beefy enuf to lots of fun with :slobber:

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:20 PM

6 lug conversion, think not. nice nice.
and this is why toyota has small stake in subaru eh?
Mick, can't wait to see this.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:25 PM

Chris (BlueJeep) is the guy with the fab skillz :banana:

I'm still using the ea81 and soob trans (I have a 5 speed in it from a '89 wagon) now that I won't have to beat the engine, I expect to get many more miles out of it.... (only about 5k on the rebuild)



Those are some mad fab skills bro. THAT is something to be proud of!

Let me ask you... I have a beat up brat, and I want to put a vw beetle on top of it. I need an EA-81 engine and a 4 speed dual range transmission. What did you do with yours?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:38 PM

Hey Mick, I had a crazy idea the other day, since the 4wd gears on that trans are directly linked to the main input shaft on the tranny, a good way to keep them from stripping out would be to weld them up solid in the 4wd position.
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