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Old 02-23-2019, 08:43 PM
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I placed an order with JCR since they have a 30% off sale going on...

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I'm getting a nice stash of parts building up so I guess I need to get to work!

I did get some rust removal done on the driver's side floorboard and got part of the new floor in.

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Old 02-24-2019, 09:28 PM
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I officially have floors!

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I started on the IRO Dana 44 truss as well.

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Everytime I feel like I get a halfway decent weld I follow it up with a garbage one. Oh well, I'm still learning. I welded a few stitches at a time, took a 10 minute break, and then welded some more. I think it'll hold.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:08 AM
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Nice progress.

Are you still welding with flux core????
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by thetastelingers View Post
Nice progress.

Are you still welding with flux core????
Thanks! And nope, I got my tank exchanged.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 4BangerDanger View Post
Thanks! And nope, I got my tank exchanged.
I was gonna say HOLY CRAP if you were. HAHA!

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Old 02-28-2019, 08:22 PM
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My JCR order arrived today and I got to work welding on the truss on my front Dana 44.

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I noticed for the first time that the previous owner already welded on lower control arm skids, so that's cool. That means less for me to do! The LCA skids I ordered will probably go on my '93.

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Nice, how was welding to the housing? Keep that torch on it long?
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
Nice, how was welding to the housing? Keep that torch on it long?
It wasn't bad. I only did a few stitches at a time and then took a 10 minute break to let it cool down some.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:14 AM
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Here's a shot of the TJ Rubicon locker in my front D44:

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I'm not too familiar with these TJ Rubicon lockers, but from what I've read the fronts are fairly durable while the rears tend to cause problems. Currently my plan is to keep the TJ locker up front. For the rear, I'm currently planning on an OX locker. I was originally thinking about a Truetrac but the wife informed me whe wanted a selectable locker. I didn't argue!

So while I'm still a long way from building suspensions and axles, I like to plan ahead. I'm looking at either 33 or 35 spline chomoly shafts for the rear with an OX locker and JK44 gears. For the front, I'm planning on JK44 gears to go along with the TJ locker and WJ knuckles. I'm debating on using chromoly shafts or saving up and getting RCV shafts.

Also, I think I'm going to go with 385/70R16 Nitto Mud Grappler tires on my 16x8 TJ Rubicon rims. I would really prefer a Cooper STT Pro but they don't make a 37 for 16 inch rims. We'll see. I have the 33 KO2s on the rims for now, so I have time to change my mind on my final tire size. But if I do go with the 385s, that'll mean 5.13 gears.

I've never built a rig like this; my '93 4banger is essentially stock. Does anyone have any feedback on my plans? Am I overlooking anything?
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How do you plan on using the TJ locker? Did you get the compressor unit too?
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
How do you plan on using the TJ locker? Did you get the compressor unit too?
I do not have the compressor. I was debating either buying the OEM TJ one or trying to rig something together myself.
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DAMN! thats a lot of work going on! awesome
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