The Never Tight TJ Build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Chris_Keziah, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    Did you bend your currie anti rock arms to clear your inner fenders ? My curry anti rock hits on mine and was wondering if and if so how did you bend your arms ? Torch ?
     
  2. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Relief cut, bend, and weld. I bent mine to clear the track bar mount and the passenger to match even though it's taken a beat and now bent against the frame.
     
  3. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    fair enough.
     
  4. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    You know my opinion on the old 14 bolts. Shafts are getting very hard to find.
    I’ve got 4 sets of shafts for my newer 14 bolt cause every time I’m at the junk yard I see another 6.0 2500 with a 14 bolt... just something to think about
     
  5. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    I may still pick up a late model one, really doubt I'll pop a 14b shaft until it gets some LS goodness. When I break one I'll prob swap in some branik shafts or something similar. I change my mind a bunch on what direction I want to go.
     
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  6. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Due for a minor update.

    Finally bought some rope and got rid of my cable that was getting pretty janky. Little man helped out on the re-spooling.
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    Pretty sure I know who my first employee will be in a few years.
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    Finally bought a store cover to keep the rain out. Really wanna try and tow with this on but I'm not sure it would survive.
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    Re-ran my driver side line for the ram, had it catch the clevis and come loose. Was a fun experience.
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    Late Wednesday night I found this :eek:
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    Band-aid in place (Yes the truss was never fully boxed in, not sure what I was thinking. It was already on the axle when I got it)
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    All ready for the weekend.
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    Temp (Read a permanent) fix for the fubar top frame.
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  7. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    I was hoping for an angry grille install.
    I'm a bit let down to be honest
     
  8. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Meh little to douche for my style, I'll leave the angry grilles to JK guys.
     
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  9. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Listen up dood, don't hate
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  10. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Well finally got tired of doing this
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    So I ordered a set of TMI Thin Ring weld on beadlocks this weekend, order two new wheels today as the front are beyond fubar.
     
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  11. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    That's cool and all, but did you notice my trucker girl socks?
     
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  12. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Which one is that?
     
  13. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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  14. adamk

    adamk Well-Known Member

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    Haven't quite figured out how the beadlocks are gonna help you stop winching but it should help keep the tires on the wheels :flipoff2:
     
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  15. BigClay

    BigClay Knower of useless ZJ things

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    Burn! :lol:
     
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  16. Bebop

    Bebop Well-Known Member

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    DEAD :lol:
     
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  17. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    No real big updates as I have been working on other stuff. Much nicer to work on other people junk because it pays and mine doesn't.

    Did however get the rear seat mounted, looking forward to all the extra room for storage. Should give little man a little better view too. Should get the harness bar made up tomorrow. As soon as I get a windshield from @sammi_davis I'll try out Jameson's new hearing protection, he claimed the Jeep was too loud. Was hard to hear him while doing a burnout in the shop.

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    Also picked up my new shiney black shaft from Oliver's. After shearing the centering ball stud and wearing out two centering balls in the past couple of year's I decided to go with a non-cv shaft.
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    I'm also going down a worm hole. @adamk picked up some SD60 stuff from Ken Carter, gonna pick up a Sterling too here soon in a trade. Not sure when I'll swap them in but I know it should be later this year. May couple it with a Horsetorque upgrade because this low mileage 4.0 has it's balls ripped out by the 42rle and I doubt it will get the wheel speed I want if it already struggles with 38's from time to time.
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    Also look for a thread coming out at some point this week for the shop. @adamk and myself started this thing as K Squared as a side gig to burn time and make money I think over 2 years ago. After seeing it's potential and lots of encouragement from close friends of mine @77GreenMachine @CasterTroy @BigClay @Joe J. @D2320M (pretty much the entire #WhiteFlour2020 crew) I decided it was time to go legit (picked a great time too o_O) We'll see what his journey entails, always dreamed of running my own shop and having it 50ft from house makes it very convenient.
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  18. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College Web Wheeler

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    Congrats dude can’t wait to see the Jeep on tons. You’ll prob have yours done before I d got mine done, lol.
     
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  19. sammi_davis

    sammi_davis Sawzall Surgeon

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    Might be able to drop off the windshield in the next few days.
     
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  20. BigClay

    BigClay Knower of useless ZJ things

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    Hell yeah!!! RLF FTMFW!!!
     
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  21. D2320M

    D2320M Well-Known Member

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    Epic!
     
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  22. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Recently I had a tree come down and Chris and Clay came over to help me cut it up. Chris had been thinking of changing the name of the shop since he was filing for an LLC. Clay had some raggedy chain saw that didn't run right, but once Chris ran the piss out of it a few minutes it cleared up and ran great. Clay joked about holding it on the rev limiter like me and Chris drive our Jeeps. It hit me right then, and soon as Chris was done cutting and turned off the saw I said "yo!", he looked at me and I said "Rev Limit Fab" and he was like "what?" I said "the name of the shop, Rev Limit Fab". He stood there for a second and pondered, then said "I love it, it's perfect"
     
  23. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    I cant wait for the shop thread. We have done some amazing work in the shop. Chris wanted to wait till he was official and had a vendor membership on here to start it, good move on his part. I feel like there is a hand full of people that think he is doing some janky, booty fab in the back yard, and that couldn't be further from the truth. I have been helping him for a while, and I can count several times something has been fine, looked great and was functional, but Chris wasn't happy with it and started over because it was a paying customers Jeep. Sometimes something no one would ever see, but insisted on it being done right, even if it cost him more time that he would not bill for.

    Soon you will see a full blown build for @Joe J., an entire makeover for @D2320M with major changes, and much more. He's done work on @BigClay, @rcalexander105, @k5-1402 and many more here on this forum.
     
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  24. BigClay

    BigClay Knower of useless ZJ things

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    What was the fee we worked out for the marketing and research for this name? Wasn’t it an ownership stake in the business? :D
     
  25. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    I’d just like to resume my job as floor sweeper when this all blows over.

    Although if I keep welding like I did when we just worked on my Jeep, that fool might take my broom away and put me to work :eek:
     

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