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Old 07-21-2017, 12:11 AM   #211
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Beefy stuff going on here...
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I also bought the new nipple to convert the oil filter adapter to standard 3/4 threads so I have wider range of oil filters available to use.

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OH memories. This looks just like my tan MJ from long ago. Recently divorced, 32 and dating a 19 year old stripper...but I digress...lol! Can't wait to read the rest of this build!

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Well I know MJs never had 'em.... you trying to keep this thing period correct or somethin'?

If it came out of a 97, the ONLY downfall is the perches. Definitely go with option b.
"Period Correct". LOL! You are either into Renfaires, the SCA, or some other type of reenactment like Civil War or buckskinners...lol! Love the reference.

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Great build thread sir! That tan one looks like my old 2 wheel drive. Almost identical, except mine was like new when I bought it. Gotta love the bench seat!

My second one was 4X4 from the factory, lifted like 2 inches. Rusty as heck, so I didn't have it long.

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"Period Correct". LOL! You are either into Renfaires, the SCA, or some other type of reenactment like Civil War or buckskinners...lol! Love the reference.

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lol... dude I'm a total nerd. I don't dress the part or anything when I go to renfaires, but I totally get into making armor and weapons for SCA. Even have a couple of swords... used to be a much larger collection, but sold them to pay for Jeep parts
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lol... dude I'm a total nerd. I don't dress the part or anything when I go to renfaires, but I totally get into making armor and weapons for SCA. Even have a couple of swords... used to be a much larger collection, but sold them to pay for Jeep parts
LOL! When I got out of the Navy, my wife and I started up our small retirement business and have worked at Renfaires ever since. Siege The Day.

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If u like this, then you will like black Phoenix and the jerkstick builds
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Finally had a bit of time so I went ahead and cut off about 2-1/4 inches of the drivers side cast section. To make room for the TNT truss.

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The reasoning is because of this.

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I think it look pretty good

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I'm contemplating rotating the C's but I don't think it would matter that much since it's only gonna be on 3" lift or so.
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LOL! When I got out of the Navy, my wife and I started up our small retirement business and have worked at Renfaires ever since. Siege The Day.

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That's pretty cool, Kev! Ever work BARF or Gasparella?

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Finally had a bit of time so I went ahead and cut off about 2-1/4 inches of the drivers side cast section. To make room for the TNT truss.

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The reasoning is because of this.

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I think it look pretty good

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I'm contemplating rotating the C's but I don't think it would matter that much since it's only gonna be on 3" lift or so.
Beefy man! That's a pretty sick truss!
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That's pretty cool, Kev! Ever work BARF or Gasparella?
We franchised out to a couple that used to work for us, and they do Bay Area Ren Faire in Tampa...we are out in Arizona that time of year.

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There sure is!

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A rare occurance happened; I finally had a bit of time. Took the gears out of the d44. Had to locate a hole 1.5" away from the bolt face for the entrance for the air line. The OEM vent hole is exactly where it needed to be. So I measured the vent hole, then "relocated" the vent hole 3/4" away. Center punched the new location then drilled a new hole.

As of the OEM location, I opened it up to 7/16" and then tapped it for 1/4 NPT.

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Next thing I need to do is to clean up the housing a bit, then burn the truss on.
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Had 10 minutes of free time so I headed out to the shop and drilled 1-1/8 hole on the top of the truss above the vent hole/air fitting for easy access with a hole saw

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Hole wasn't large enough so I had to egg the hole oval. No big deal.

I painted the inside of the truss with Weld-Thru primer.

I got bunch of free flap discs. Used one to sand the tubes again just to shine it up.

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Wire-wheeled the pumpkin housing. To remove the accumulation of rust since the last time I did it.

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TNT lower control arm mounts and sway bar mounts came in the mail today. They ll get burned on after the truss.

Progress, I say!

I also picked up a D44 LSD carrier from a friend.

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(For the rear axle; the front axle will get the ARB).

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