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Muzikp's Sometimes Driveable Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Muzikp, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Oct 21, 2017
    '74Renegade

    '74Renegade Active Member

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  2. Oct 22, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Lol, that's an old old article, I still have some of the boards from that log we heaved into my truck.

    This one was not from a log, well, not a log that I cut up anyway.

    Here is the neck wood, quarter sawn aged maple

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    And Here's the body, also quarter sawn but it's Alder to keep the weight down

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    This is what became the carved top, super sexy flamey maple.

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  3. Oct 22, 2017
    '74Renegade

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    That was the first thing that came up when I googled ninety2 guitars. Looks awesome!
     
  4. Oct 22, 2017
    47v6

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    I once made an entire kitchen set of face frames and drawer/door fronts out of curly maple. Looked great! Nice work here!
     
  5. Oct 25, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Fixing the most uncomfortable throttle position ever.

    Started with attaching a skateboard wheel bearing to the throttle linkage.

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    Cut this out of plate steel and shortened a weldable hinge to fit.

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    A little flappy paddle wheel sanding on the weld and it will look good. It's so much more comfortable. Think I need some grip tape or ridges or anything?

    I finished the last 4 pieces of plate for boxing my frame, that was a big job with the tub on. I degreased the whole underneath and scrubbed as much as possible to get all the grease and grime off. Just trying to dry it quicker with the fan.

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    Then I painted the entire frame with Rust Reformer. I didn't really have much rust but this stuff sure works good.

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    Here is some of the boxing

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    Then I moved on to exhaust. I have not been able to find the perfect flanges to connect exhaust to my manifolds so I had to make some. I'm ashamed to say how long this took me.

    I lightly bent the outside edge out and then pressed them onto my manifold part that needs the flange.

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    I cut out the little vacuum flapper deal since I don't have the vacuum for it anyway.

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    Plugged and welded the hole

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    I could only find flanges with 1.5" openings and I needed 2.25" and I only have a 2" hole saw

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    After much filing and grinding and fenagling I got them to fit

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    Then make another and weld them on

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    I ordered the manifold gaskets and bought some stainless tube to start bending the exhaust. I'll be driving it again soon I think.
     
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  6. Oct 25, 2017
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member

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    Very nice progress and fab work.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    Muzikp

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    How hard could it be?

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  8. Oct 26, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Thx, not really at the point where I would say I'm proud of my fab work, but I'm learning.
     
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  9. Oct 26, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Any of these numbers mean anything to anybody? No idea what the specifics of this box are, It's off a YJ, is that the one with the square headlights? 87-95?

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    It's actually a 3 bolt box on a 4 bolt bracket

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  10. Oct 26, 2017
    Norcal69

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    The best part about learning to fab is that in 5 years from now you will be way better. At that point, you can cut it all off and do it over again. We all do it. Of course we love pictures.
     
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  11. Oct 26, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Funny, I just told someone the other day, "my next Jeep will be awesome" to which he replied "you'll say that about your 3rd and 4th and 5th Jeep also" :D.
     
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  12. Oct 27, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Scored a FREE 15 gallon rear gas tank with a custom made powder coated skid plate and working pump tonight

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    I guess that changes my plan to make the aluminum tank I was planning.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    How'd you trip and fall into that deal??
     
  14. Oct 27, 2017
    Focker

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    The original owner hasn't noticed it's missing yet. :p
     
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  15. Oct 27, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Ha! Good ole Craigslist. Super nice guy, he's built a lot of Jeeps. He's currently renting and the landlord sold the place and gave him 60 days to get out. He just needed it out of his way. I tried to give him $10 beer money but he wouldn't even take that, just helped me load it in my truck and showed me pics of his current CJ7 build with Dana 60's. This tank is out of that, he moved the rear axle back 4" which is why this tank wouldn't work for him anymore. He bought a $$$$ Genrite tank for his build.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2017
    '74Renegade

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    Nice! Does he have anything else to give away? Always looking for stuff I don't need.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2017
    Muzikp

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    You mean stuff you don't need yet :).

    I didn't notice anything else, he had two u-haul trailers all loaded up, has to be out by tomorrow I guess.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2017
    '74Renegade

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    :rofl::rofl:

    I never know what I don't need until someone advertises their junk on Craigslist.
     
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  19. Oct 28, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Got the old steering gear off and quickly realized there was no way the power steering gear was going to fit with this winch :(

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    So off came the winch, which was eventful by myself. Had to lower it down on a jack. I'll have to move the winch over if I want to keep this one, or I could get a more modern one I guess.

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    And then got the power steering gear mounted, which bolted right up to the existing mount.

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    And then realized there was no way my steering shaft would clear my manifold :(.

    So I either modify the steering gear mount or the steering shaft. I'm thinking steering shaft would be easier but not sure yet.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Solved the steering shaft manifold conflict.

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    And got out the pipe bender to start making exhaust.

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