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rockcity
Mon Jan 28 2008, 09:49AM

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The CD player is more for the radio. The one I'm looking at has a mp3 player on it, so that'll be used quite a bit.

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ord.sgt.26NC
Mon Jan 28 2008, 04:46PM
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My setup is completly removable also.Hook 2 wires,1 rubber strap and away we go.The 200w amp is mounted directly on the back of the speaker box and then a wire runs up front for the mp3 player to hook to.Just a thought to keep it from getting stolen or messed up from the weather.
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rockcity
Mon Jan 28 2008, 05:08PM

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Sounds like a good setup. I'll have to get with you once I get ready to do this

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rockcity
Wed Jan 30 2008, 10:29PM

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Finished up the D300 32 spline shaft upgrades. I also drilled and tapped the housing in 2 places on the back for a sight tube so I can check oil fill level and quality easily.

I worked on the fan shroud tonight. I layed it out, bent it up and started welding it out. Got about 3/4 of the way and ran out of aluminum tig wire. I'll finish tomorrow and clean it up and get it ready for installing my fan and putting it on my radiator...

pics soon to come

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rockcity
Thu Jan 31 2008, 01:24AM

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I posted some pics in the Image Gallery of some of my stuff...

I had problems linking them over here so we all can see them...

pics here: http://www.nckrawlers.com/e107_plugins/image_gallery/image_gallery.php?page=list-image&album=19




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pee-J
Thu Jan 31 2008, 01:40PM

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Thats a fancy schmancy battery box ya got there.

95 XJ 4.0HO>AW-4>NP241"Roc-Trac." Rough Country 6.5" on 33's. Warn M8000, locked and armored up but (was) driven daily.
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rockcity
Thu Jan 31 2008, 02:30PM

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oh yeah. a little time on CAD and the laser cutter can produce wonders. I even surprise myself sometimes

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rockcity
Sun Feb 03 2008, 10:52PM

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Not much for work on the buggy this weekend. I did, however, get some tube for the driveshafts as well as picked up a couple of HUMVEE surpluss winches, one for the buggy and one for the Superduty

Pics are in the gallery

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pplblazerdude
Sun Feb 03 2008, 11:06PM
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you plan to convert the winches to 12v?
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rockcity
Mon Feb 04 2008, 12:20AM

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yeah. I'll pull the motors this week and see what it takes to get them re-wound. It may be cheaper than buying the Warn 12V motors.

And for $70 for BOTH winches, I felt I had enough $$$ left over to spend some on a 12V conversion...

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pplblazerdude
Mon Feb 04 2008, 10:25AM
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Yea. Im pretty sure that the motor from a 9 k winch will work perfect. I have a friend back home that knows exactly what motor to use if you want me to find out for you.
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rockcity
Mon Feb 04 2008, 10:30PM

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I found some motors that will work. one was as cheap as $125 with a 1 year warranty. I pulled the motor tonight and tomorrow will drop it off at Cox Armature to see what it'll take to rewire it and set it up with 12V solenoids.

Didn't get a whole bunch done tonight. Pulled the motor off of the winch and got it ready to take to the motor shop. Also I put the new shifter rails in the transfercase. Looks like the front output bearing housing is a little tight, so I'm taking it to the shop and will press it in tomorrow at lunch. Then the D300 will be complete, finally.

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rockcity
Sun Feb 10 2008, 01:53AM

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Got a lot done this week and today.

I got a new motor and solenoid for the Humvee winch. So for less than $180, I have a 12K pound winch...

Also, I put the new clutch in, the bellhousing, T18 and the finished D300. I also modified the shifter for the T18 and twin sticks to fit more like I want. I also mounted the 2 in 2 out cutting brake and modified that handle also. Once the drivetrain was installed, I made the rear square driveshaft. I started on the front and it looks like I may not need a 2 piece front. Awesome.

I also mounted the electric fan on the shroud I made. Also mounted the shroud/fan assembly to the radiator.

I laid out for the drivers floor and should get that made this week.

I changed my mind again about the front end. This week I start cutting the front clip up and rearranging the grill, winch mount, radiator, and air shock mounts...

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rockcity
Sun Feb 10 2008, 06:09PM

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a little more work done today. Not much as it was family day...

mounted the driver's seat harness, made the front driveshaft and made some tube for the rear to house the brake lights and license plate. Added a few mor braces here and there, not much.

Pictures of everything will be in my gallery

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rockcity
Tue Feb 12 2008, 02:05AM

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got some more work done today as Bri was at work.

The new winch motor and solenoids came in today, so I installed those on the Humvee winch. I took the motor apart and inserted some silicone at each flange and around the bolts to help keep water out. Because the winch had a "different" mount setup, the shifter handle for the winch was in an odd locaton. So, I removed the gear box and just rotated it about 90* so that the handle is easy to get to from the front of the vehicle.

A major hurdle was taken care of tonight. I just about finished up the driver's floorboard. This is made from a combination of 1/16" steel, aluminum, and 1/8" aluminum. Its held together with heavy duty Tek screws and should hold really well. I had our laser cut out some body mount tabs and have a 1/16" pilot hole in them already. Man those make mounting the body pannels really easy and clean without having to dril into my cage.

A few pics have been added to my gallery.

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rockcity
Sun Feb 24 2008, 01:22AM

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did some more work. a couple of pics are in the gallery

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biggy
Thu Mar 27 2008, 05:29PM

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and???

it's a '51...it's just been modified some
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rockcity
Fri Mar 28 2008, 02:43PM

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just ordering a few parts here and there, nothing worth mentioning. I did bend a few pieces of tube for the new front end the other weekend.

Been working on the house a lot the past month or 2 to get ready to sell, so I haven't spent too much time on the buggy. Good thing is, I have to finish the front tube work before I move because there is nothing to support the front of the frame. Its held up by 2x2 square tube right now...

Hopefully after this weekend all of the house work in preparation to sell will be done, so I'll get back on the buggy soon.

Bri works this weekend, so I may be able to sneak a few hours of work in on the buggy. we'll see.

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rockcity
Mon Jun 16 2008, 04:35PM

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I actually had a chance to work on the buggy this weekend. I finished up the front of the frame and mounted my front air shocks and winch. I was trying to use my CJ grill and aluminum radiator, but with the modifications I made this weekend, it looks like I'll need a smaller radiator to fit the narrower frame....

I should have a chance to post some pics in the next day or so.

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rockcity
Tue Jun 17 2008, 06:34PM

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The 2.5"bore x 8" stroke steering cylinders should be here this week so I can mount those soon. Also, the yokes for the axles are on the way as well, so I can now hook up the driveline.

Its starting to come together, little by little...

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rockcity
Sun Oct 26 2008, 11:41PM

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Been doing a little work on the buggy. Did quite a few things on the buggy this weekend. Basically, I cut out the bracing on the rear of the chassis so I could remount the air shocks properly. While doing this, I decided to shorten the wheelbase by 5", so I removed the axle and cut off all the tabs and shortened the links. While reworking the shock mounts, I decided to remove the rear tailgate and re-work that as well as it was not quite like I wanted. Check out the pics from this weekend.

tried uploading pics but its not working?? duno.

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rockcity
Sun Oct 26 2008, 11:50PM

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rockcity
Mon Oct 27 2008, 12:57AM

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screwed up a few sawzall blades
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rockcity
Mon Oct 27 2008, 01:01AM

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pulled the axle and removed all the link tabs
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bigboyhd
Mon Oct 27 2008, 02:51PM
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Glad to see you are getting some work done in the new garage. Give me a shout if you need a hand.

Ryan
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