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    Default Ironman's jeep builds

    Hey guys I thought I would post up some progress of the jeeps that I work on from time to time as well as building parts.

    Here are some pics of the 2 door I have been working on in my spare time
    Its a 1990 2 door split window with about 6-7" of lift on 35s

    I set up a longer than usual long arm system for a smoother ride at speed I was going to build it for ECORS but I just don't have the time for that yet. so I am probably going to have to sell it so I can buy more equipment and build another one later.



    This is my high steer set up. I did not want to spring for a tera knuckle but by properly machining The extra spacer for misalignment and then properly welding it later with high silicon wire it will be more than strong enough.



    Axle in place. I installed my poly bushing kit and used 95d poly with this. I send out 88 with my kit i sell but I wanted this axle to be extra firm.



    This shows my rear mounting of the arms behind the cross member for longer setup. I used a laser cut 5/16 bracket made from 100a steel. These are stronger than 3/8 hot rolled plate.

    I used the stock cross member because I would like to go that direction with my long arm kits to provide long arms for a better value.



    Note the 3" of thread showing. There is still 3.5 inches of 1.5" thread still in the arm. Also note: no welded tube insert. The arms are threaded internally 6" deep. The tubing is 2" x.281 DOM



    Track bar bracket. The cross brace and track bar in powder coat.

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    That is a thing of beauty there bud

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    It would be a shame to get that dirty.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Thats some good lookin stuff Andy. Great job!!!!!
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    nice Andy ,,workmanship like that ya can work on mine anytime .........................
    should plan a holiday andy ....lol
    keeping it red........

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    Default Re: Ironman's jeep builds

    looks really good, I want high steer....
    01, Tera Flex 6" long arm kit, jks quick disco's,jks bar pin eliminators, Fox 2.0 shocks I won for 5 bucks, Tom woods Sye with rear drive shaft, Tera flex rear disc brakes, custom front bumper, customer rear bumper, rage roof rack. H4 head lights, k&n intake and cone, black steelies with 285x75x16 retreads, metal gas skid. Finally I have a nice jeep no more pos.
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    The only problem with this high steer is that heims tend to wear much faster than rod ends.
    Otherwise this will work very well.
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    cleannnnnn....... love it!! great job andy!
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    yeah good work man! that looks reallly good!

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    I powder coated the cross brace today and mounted it up. Sadly I forgot my camera. Ill try and take pics tomorrow.
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    So i have been talking for a while about really wanting to get into this ECORS thing with a buddy or two. it seemed like a little fun to race other jeeps through the woods.

    wahooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway I needed a stock vehicle with 4x4 that had some real oooomph!

    I decided a 1998 grand Cherokee with the 5.9 litre engine was the one for me.
    I found this over in Asheville and picked it up for 750.00. I fixed a bad battery cable with a pocket knife. started it up and drove it on the trailer. Needless to say the seller was a little flabbergasted that her jeep just needed a little TLC.



    It came with a 4" lift 31" tires, rockers, a beefy track bar and JKS quick discos.

    it has 185,000 miles on it but only 75,000 on the engine.

    A little tune up, tranny love, and some overall tlc and we will be ready to rock!!!!!

    stay tuned for the carnage. There will be chopping involved in with this monster.

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    good score Andy ... owners face must have been priceless when ya fixed it with pocket knife..just a question ..um what do ya mean about tranny love .....
    looking forward to updates on build
    keeping it red........

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    The trans is a 46re beefy 4 speed but i think the fluid was never changed. its slippy. I am either going to have a really questionable sexual experience or rebuild the trans. you decide!
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    Do a good oil change and see what happens. You never know.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    That is definitely the plan
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