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3b Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Dec 29, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Well here it is. There is some wire wheeling and other misc. cleaning I still need to do but this is pretty much what I'm going to patch.
    I don't have a bandsaw so every cut I make from here out is by my unsteady hands and weak eyesight with an angle grinder and cutoff wheel. :worry:

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    I borrowed my buddy's sawzall to get a clean straight cut on the frame and the blade holder exploded and at the same time it blew out a large smoke ball from the motor.

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  2. Dec 30, 2018
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    Borrowed tools always explode... :schooled:
     
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  3. Dec 30, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I went to wally world and bought a new one. Its a heck ofalot better than my buddy's old one. Also has a quick change blade clamp.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2018
    47v6

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    Best Sawzall I have owned is the top of the line orbital milwaukee. They are expensive and worth every penny. Mine have been thrown, left in the rain, cut pipes with water in the m, hit live wires and generally abused. Still work fine.

    Angle grinder with a cutoff wheel will pretty much do any job you want. Buy the 10 packs of wheels off amazon and go to town. You can also clamp a piece of steel on whatever you're cutting as a straight edge.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2018
    sterlclan

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    Milwaukee is the only Sawzall worth buying imho I tend to buy cut wheels made by 3m although expensive the last a lot longer than el cheapo ones.... three times as long on average so the cost equals out..
     
  6. Dec 31, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I killed another sawzall but I got the frame horns done. I will cut some fishplates to further secure the tubing. I have one side tacked in place and I have been practicing my welding.
    Running a flux core lincoln 100hd running .030 wire. Left side was my initial test run. Increased wire speed and it made a huge improvement (to me).
    So I stacked some junk up to support the tubing and leveled it to try and get a good straight cut. Worked pretty good.

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  7. Dec 31, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Ground out all the welds , got the buzz box hooked up, burned a couple practice rods and went after the frame. Wish I had this unit a long time ago.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Done with that. Happy new year

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  9. Jan 2, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Just about done with the frame now. It fits like a glove.

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  10. Jan 2, 2019
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    This should help. I like free stuff :D I’ll be getting the drill press too.

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  11. Jan 2, 2019
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    Free Band saw! :clap: SCORE!!! :rofl:
     
  12. Jan 4, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Taking a little break from playing “fabricator” This is an option for folks that don’t have a press or don’t want the beat on the driveshaft. Ball joint service c press.


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  13. Jan 4, 2019
    Hellion

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    Where'd you get that one?
     
  14. Jan 4, 2019
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  15. Jan 4, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Some CAD. I don't have any YJ leafs but I'm going to try to make something outta cardboard to get some sort of idea as to what sits where.
    I don't think the angles are right but we'll soon find out.
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  16. Jan 5, 2019
    73 cj5

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    I'm an idiot for thinking something like this would work :lol:
    All I know about a yj spring is that it's eye to eye 45" long and 2.5" wide. So I measured to 22.5 and left just a hair on each end to wrap around a pencil. The "shackle" is at about 37* and change in the picture. :study:
    EDIT: I'm going to cut off the old spring hanger and reorient everything.

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  17. Jan 5, 2019
    47v6

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    Before you go nuts on this, figure out if you're going spring over or under. I used 4" lift YJ springs and they are super stiff because of the high arch needed for the lift. If I were to do a similar build again I would have gone stock YJ springs over axle. They are flatter but add about 4". If you're gonna do that, go to a wrecking yard and get some used springs or just bite the bullet and get a set new to make sure what you're doing is gonna work. It also has the potential to relocate your front axle farther forward and it changes stuff. Be aware that your steering compotes and front drive shaft are not gonna be the same. None of this is a big deal, but you need to be prepared for it.

    I would also fish plate those frame extensions since the added length is gonna add more leverage to the thinner parts of the original frame. Doesn't need to be crazy thick though.
     
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  18. Jan 5, 2019
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    All I have is 1/4" plate. Not ideal since it doesn't want to bend without some finesse. Got one made so far.
    I will be using stock YJ leafs SOA and would like to do a ubolt flip. Attempting to keep the axles in their old locations. Steering might be a challenge. I like duffer's use of the C3 steering box and I think it will work fine with how I have everything setup on the frame; we'll burn that bridge when we get there.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2019
    73 cj5

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    Got a fish plate done. I need some input on this. Corners rounded enough? Too many holes? (really wish I had that drill press) Cut with bandsaw, deburred with a file and angle grinder, drilled holes, did more deburring and tried to round off the sharp spots.

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  20. Jan 6, 2019
    sterlclan

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    The only thing I see is the back edge could be angled not vertical. Vertical welds can cause cracking.
     

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