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Harrison

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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2012, 10:37:07 AM »
looks like time for a blue box soon :)

You hating on my stick welds?
I've been looking though. I only have 220v stick/TIG capabilities. Your dual voltage MIG is a nice machine...

go to Harbor Freight and pick up a needle scaler for ~$50.. they are awesome for knocking off scaley rust in places that are hard to get a grinder into..

Good idea... I've used them before but didn't think about it.

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Time for Tons
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2012, 11:12:33 AM »
I wanna get a needler.

And I like your stick work there!
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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 11:20:18 AM »
Thanks Mike. Root pass with 6010 and a cover with 7018 if anyone was wondering.

I should snap a pic of the factory weld I cut off. No penetration at the root and a decent amount of porosity. It erased any doubt I had about how my welds would hold up!!

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Time for Tons
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2012, 11:04:08 PM »
Got some trimming to do. Yep, those are 14b spindles in there. Buying more jackstands tomorrow and getting the 60 slung under.



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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2012, 08:57:08 AM »
Sure do the easy one first.  And don't you own a power washer?  I hate working on dirty junk.   :-X
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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2012, 09:58:54 AM »
I hate working on dirty junk.   :-X

me too!!
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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2012, 10:47:47 AM »
I spy an XJ...

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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2012, 11:01:31 AM »
I do not have a pressure washer, and Rausch mud does not yield to a garden hose.

Both axles are out so I can turn them into currency. I really didn't want both ends on stands so I just clamped the 14b in using the Ruff Stuff swap kit.

The 60 would be sitting in place as well had I not run out of stands.

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Time for Tons
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2012, 11:13:28 PM »
Ok, been pecking away at this and finally got to a point where it seemed worthy to take some pics.

Really happy with how it's going so far. Trackbar mounts on both ends are not done, but I wanted to get something on so I could see how it all worked together. Oil pan is mighty close to kissing the trackbar at full bump. Might need to bumpstop a little more and get stiffer springs. These are whooped, I was hitting the bumps cruising green trails at Rausch.

Finish up trackbar mounts, weld in the threaded bungs, and fabrication on the front will be close to done. Need to order locker, shortened shaft and rebuild parts still.












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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2012, 07:53:21 AM »
put a little bend in the track bar?

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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2012, 09:40:55 AM »
put a little bend in the track bar?

Maybe, but that's last resort. I would worry about it clunking around with heims on both ends. I need to add a little more bumpstop anyway to keep my shocks from bottoming when it flexes.

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« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2012, 10:20:49 PM »
60 is ready for paint.





The TRE flip inserts required me to shave some meat off the arm on the knuckle so I wrapped some 1/4" around them to beef them up.



Scored a used Lockright for $200. Once that is installed and the 60 is painted, it will be going under for the last time.

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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2012, 07:51:26 AM »
..., it will be going under for the last time.

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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2012, 08:05:24 AM »
:-X

I was expecting a comment on the condition of the floor from you.  ;D

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Re: Time for Tons
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2012, 08:51:03 AM »
Sorry...  Don't you ever sweep?

How's that? ;D
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