J&J Broken Skull Garage , what are we doing.

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  1. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Been asked several times about having something to show what Josh and I do in the Garage day to day, no matter how small a project.

    Back story, we had been tinkering on Jeeps for years in the small garage, I mean one bay and no lift, amazing what we done over time.

    We ARE NOT A BUISNESS, ONLY WORK ON FREINDS JUNK!!

    We do it to keep our minds busy, both with ptsd, fawked up bodys, and even a brain injury. I want to show other vets, NEVER GIVE UP. There is allways a way.

    GETTING IT DONE IN ALL THE WRONG WAYS
     
  2. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    First big project in the new garage is our dear freind Shane's Tj, He busted his ass helping us with electrical on the new garage, we knew just how to pay him back, his tj was in big need of alot of work.

    So far probably over 130 hrs in it. Has been an adventure!! It should be good for nothing but maint for a very long time.
     
  3. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Greasing up Gertrude
     
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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Front axle out, c gussets, reinforcing control arm skids, installing JCR truss
     
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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Reinforcing years of rock grinding on the front Aev diff skid( those things work really good) got a lot more years of steel to grind off!
     
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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    part0(28).jpg looking sexy with new paint
     
  7. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Totally changed end of track bar from puny factory 3/8 bolt, used a custom cut standard control arm bushing , 5/8 bolt and got track bar parallel with drag link.
    Replaced worn out heims with new off set 3/4 cromo heims . Now steering clears everything.
    New 760x ujoint with full snap rings , and all new brakes.
     

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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    On to the rear, severely deformed lower control arm brackets on frame side, rearntrack bar hitting gas tank and a broken weld found on upper shock mount brace
     
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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    All new control arm brackets from Barnes 4wd on rear axle, Josh did a hell of a Job fixing those mounts on the frame
     
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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Custom length rear sway bar links
     
  11. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    I know I have left out a ton of stuff, havent shown near everything, hard to after it's mostly done. Will keep up with pics from now on!!

    Rear is almost done, driveshaft coming in tomorrow, front shocks coming tomorrow! Have to adjust pinoun angle on rear
     
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  12. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    The first Jeep to hit the lift, man it makes a huge difference in how much pain it is to work on something
     
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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    You havent lived till you have fabricated and welded in a kilt
     
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    It was hot! And they better get used to that LMMFAO
     
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    It gets hot so ya better get used to it LMMFAO
     
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    This is what we had to clean brush and grind to get clean and weld new stuff on lol.
     

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    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    I’ve heard that guy is an asshole and his Jeep is now a awesome rig.
     
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    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Never been offroad.
     
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    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Shop probably still smells like cheese.
     
  22. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Frumunda
     
  23. Paul

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    Terrible smell...
     
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  24. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    You guys are awesome! Fantastic work!
     
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    Sweet little shop you guys got. Awesome work!
     
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