Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Norcal69, Sep 11, 2014.
Love the progress pics, thanks for posting them!
Thanks for the compliments guys. I've been putting this job off for several months thinking that it would be a PITA to get it just right.
I got the cover all welded up last night. I still have a few rough edges to work out and Bolts to add. The lower cover is going to get a bunch of 1/4" nuts welded to the underside. Both covers will get lined on the underside with Noico 80 mil sound deadener. Amazon.com: Noico 80 mil 10 sqft car Sound deadening mat, Butyl Automotive Sound Deadener, Audio Noise Insulation and dampening: Automotive
That sound deadener had the most thorough instructional video I've ever watched. "Very gluey."
I have used this stuff several times but never watched the video..... That is quite informative for a product from mother Russia.......
If you look close you can see that I insulated the upper fire wall plate. I ended up insulating all 3 bolt in pieces.
And the final result........ almost looks as if it could have been factory
Looks better than mine. good work
you can do mine's now? ahah
nice work as always
Thanks for the compliments guys. I took the jeep out of a ride this afternoon. All I can say is wow...... I thought the D20 was quiet before, now with out any transmission noise or road noise..... Its awesome..... all I can hear is road, tire and wind. The insulated cover also keeps the right foot a little cooler.
Couple shots of the transmission cover out in the sun light. It really came out better than I expected. I'm taking the real judge (wife) out this evening to fill her remaining pig tag, we will see how she likes it.
Looks great! But the boss will find a flaw... I know mine would.
Only complaint was that I didn’t let her drive! We saw a big boar that was moving but she couldn’t get a shot. Overall we had a nice Friday evening. I even got compliments on how quiet and comfortable the Jeep was...
Like everyone else. Nice work on the tranny cover and your entire build. Seeing your pictures bending on the brakes brought back memories when I did sheet metal work on aircraft. As you stated, drilling of the relief holes is key to ensuring your bends turn out well.
Only a couple things left to button up before the group rubicon trip. The yj springs are very soft. I've driven the jeep quite a bit around town, nasty steep and off camber ranch roads, ditches/off ledges, through creek beds and a couple 20 mile runs down the freeway. The freeway drive was a little sketchy without a sway bar....... When I started the spring install I picked up a cj7 factory sway bar. Space is definitely a premium up front but a forklift smash/lift test showed nothing hits. Took it for a windy road drive last night. For a jeep the handling is really pretty sporty! There is still some fine tuning to be done as well as a disconnect of some sort.
Weld on axle tube mounts. No virgin steel was harmed in the making of these. This 2"x2" .250 wall box came from a dismantled Quaker oats factory.
I'm not exactly sure yet how I will work the disconnect. This is the test link.
Underneath shot. Nothing special so far. The pivot brackets are 1/4"x4 plate and will get a diagonal brace up to the frame once complete.
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