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    I thought that exhaust was a little louder than it should be

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    Alright floorboards are done! I also got rid of flares and trim, swapped an old set of rims for a old set of 31x10.5x15's and cut fenders and folded quarters

    Ended up buying a new welder 220/110 and running it on 110 it blew up week 2, so it's been sent off to get fixed

    I took some separated metal to go over the floorboards, was a pain to beat in and weld but it definitely stiffened the body some

    Por15 on top of that

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    I then fiberglassed over the POR

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    I didn't take too many pictures after that first layer of fiberglass that was right after the welder went off like a .22 twice and shut down

    Got the rest of the floor and the separated metal welded in at work, I also moved back the crossbar on the driver's side a inch for a little extra leg room

    When I was welding in the separated metal I cut to pieces tfor the driver's side and beat it in, and beat it in and beat it in, was much easier with smaller pieces on the passenger side

    More fiberglass

    Finished it off with herculiner



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    Time for motorswap in daisy

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    Very nice work so far. Lots of effort on that rust, but should get it. You thinking of beefing up the frame too to finish stiffening it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Very nice work so far. Lots of effort on that rust, but should get it. You thinking of beefing up the frame too to finish stiffening it up?
    I do want to put some stiffeners on the frame rails, I heard it was better to stiffen after the lift?

    Yeah I went a little overboard on that xD

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    I really don't think it makes any difference. Just do it on flat ground with springs that are holding the vehicle at equal height side to side. In other words no corner sag so yo don't weld in a twist. I think it is best to use car stands to support it so you can control it
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    One out one to go in, and I'd like to thank the designer of the bell housing and the 3 e12 bolts at the top, and the necessary use of 5 feet of extensions to get them out. To you sir.... ,I,,(--_--),,I,

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    damn!! moving right along! looks good.

    never would've thought to glass the floors pans, that's pretty cool.

    need to put my stiffs on as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
    damn!! moving right along! looks good.

    never would've thought to glass the floors pans, that's pretty cool.

    need to put my stiffs on as well.
    Thanks, took a few weeks but I doubt I'll have to worry about floorboards again xD

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    So I lucked out on the Craigslist, I found a set of 5, 33x12.5x15 general grabbers offset rims included for 470 at least half the tread left, went and ran it through the mud on some hunting property last weekend,

    Honestly, I'm probably going to go back to the 31's I don't really have the gears yet for tires that large and tranny is running hot enough to turn the floorboards into a space heater, so did the amsoil pan drop filter change yesterday it helped a bit but a tranny cooler is on the to do list

    And as you can see, no lift is absolutely no flex at all, but kinda funny, ended up going with a Rusty's off-road 4.5 with an add a leaf, haven't installed yet, when I was going to take the leafs off of the parts Jeep to make the bastard packs I ended up fighting tooth and nail. Burned myself, busted a few knuckles

    So I bitched out and ordered Rubicon express 3.5''s I think with the shackles I got with the Rusty's I'm looking at 5.5 in the rear and 4.5 in the front but I think the weight I plan to add in the rear will level her out

    But I am liking the look so far, I'll throw the mud videos together eventually, was fun

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    Not amsoil, Lucas xD

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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    careful with those grabbers in the rain. pretty slick from what I've read.
    also shackles may be adjustable
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    Default Re: 95 XJ Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
    careful with those grabbers in the rain. pretty slick from what I've read.
    also shackles may be adjustable
    I'm not liking the power loss on the 33's yeah they look good, but I need some gears, probably going to save them till gears and lockers.

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