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Old 05-11-2013, 09:00 PM
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Awesome.......is that an invisible rear axle you have under there?
Yeah, you can't break them.

Ha I have to wait to put my Reid C's on my RuffStuff housing until I know exactly where my pinion angle will be.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:23 AM
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Well I have pretty much stayed up all night so far, first building a bracket to mount the two lights on at 30" apart on center (same width apart as the YJ factory lights) and then driving around random locations where there was not any ambient lighting to compare these two new LED headlights to my factory Chevy Silverado headlights (with Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulb on the passenger side light lol)

Each set of two pictures were done in the exact same location and trying to minimize any other variables that would effect the results. To test the LED lights I just put my home-made bracket on top of my radiator support on my truck, and turned off my truck's stock lights. Keep in mind that human eyes pick up more light than an iPhone camera so both the halogen light pictures and the LED light pictures would be quite a bit brighter in real life, more than the pictures show.

The LED lights were just attatched to my battery with 16 ga. wire and alligator clips straight to the battery for these comparisons. The LED light pair only draws 10 amps.

Also keep in mind that the LED lights are litterally bolted to a wood board, and are not adjust correctly. Once they are in the grille of my Jeep I can aim them for the best overall lighting. They are a spot-pattern. I can promise you these results are as fair as I can make it. Both the Halogen lights on my truck are in working order (one isnt burned out or anything) and I aimed the LED lights in a fashion as if they were sitting in my grille, nothing tricky there. Also, the LED's are going on a completely non-road-legal vehicle as the LED's are not DOT approved.

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Halogen (same area as above, but standing in the bed of my truck, looking over the cab)




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Old 06-15-2013, 02:15 AM
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Tube fenders skinned...

And primered

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:15 AM
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Got my SFR (Stinky Fab Racing (Stinkbug on Pirate4x4)) YJ 4.0L motor mounts. Quality is pretty nice, and fit up pretty easily. I just had to redrill the holes for my new motor mount bushings because I think the stock bolt size is either 1/2" or 12mm, and my bushings take a 9/16" bolt so just had to drill them out. I wish they were .25" plate instead of .190" but oh well. I like them still better than the brown dog mounts, and I don't think I will have any motor mount issues.

*these pics are on my mock-up motor which is out of my old '87 XJ Cherokee. The motor going in is a stroker 4.7 from a 1993 YJ, motor mounts are the same enough though.

Hard to see but the SFR logo is etched into each piece.


Hit them with a few coats of primer first..

Drivers side bolted up


Passenger Side


and both in their new homes in the engine bay with bushings in place

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:28 AM
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As you can see in the first picture the motor is not centered yet in my engine bay. The pictures of the white PVC pipe are to check the route/clearances for my front driveshaft. There is plenty of room, and also there will be more room when I move the front of the motor a couple inches to the passenger side of the engine bay to make it centered. Front shaft measures at about 48" right now but when my radiator gets here I am going to install it and move my front axle backwards as far as I can while still having sufficient clearance.










And I will definitely be able to run a flat-belly skidplate, all the drivetrain is tucked up above the bottom of the frame rails.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:07 AM
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Happy Independence day. Here are just some pics I had on my phone. Shop is a mess I know.





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Old 07-06-2013, 10:07 PM
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:33 PM
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I like the jackstand engine mount deal.....very nice idea!!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:49 PM
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I like the jackstand engine mount deal.....very nice idea!!!!
Thanks! A 3/4" thread nut (15/16" or 1" wrench I think) fit perfectly in the end of those 1.5 ton jackstands, I welded it up and stuffed that end in a bucket of sandblasting sand so it could cool down slowly and not distort the threads. Must have worked because I didn't have to chase the threads with a tap. Ran some 3/4" all thread in there and welded some angle iron to the top. Safer than a jack under the oil pan.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:09 PM
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thinking something like this..

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:43 AM
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Came home from a week out of town for work, to two works of art.







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Old 08-20-2013, 12:09 AM
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I love this build, any new updates?
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:43 PM
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I love this build, any new updates?
Yep, everything you see in this thread is for sale except for the tires and the headlights. But the tub, frame, half-cab hardtop, hood/grill/fenders, wheels, seats, motor/trans/transfer, motor mounts, link ends, LJ soft top etc.
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