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PostSubject: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 12:26 am

Well here is my LJ. It is my wheeler. I have a few other Jeeps and I am the registered Texas Jeep Nut. This LJ started it;s sad life as a Doctors ride to work. I bought it bone stock in Nov.'06. By Jan I had ripped the axles out and replaced them with a aet of D44's out a waggy. It had ARB's, 4.88's, 5.5 inch long arm Long Arm, Poison Spyder Cage, and 34's.





Three rides later I pulled it apart. In June I yanked the D44's and instaled a 4 link rear, Coilovers, D60 front, 14 Bolt rear and a few other goodies. The build was a long one and took right at one month. It was worth it. By July I had it back on the trail. This was taken at Trees Ranch North of San Antonio






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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 1:05 am

that's one NICE a** jeep. but, uhh, no v-8??? Shocked yet i guess...
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 1:11 am

That thing is a rock eating monster! So far, how do you like the 4 link? BTW- love the punisher decal!

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 1:21 am

BTW where di you wheel those rocks?? after i get my skidplate bolted up, i might like to make a trip there... i got some 33s i need to chew up before the wife lets me get new tires (got 35s in mind What a Face )
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 1:34 am

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BTW where di you wheel those rocks?? after i get my skidplate bolted up, i might like to make a trip there... i got some 33s i need to chew up before the wife lets me get new tires (got 35s in mind What a Face )

lol! I hear ya about the tires! I`ve got 10,000 miles & only 4 or 5 mil. gone. Geez...

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 1:43 am

Yes, it wheeled right up that ledge. That ledge is called "The Lathe" it is mean. It will peel metal off. The 4 link is great. I love it. I ramp 1441 on a 20* ramp front and back.

Your 33's would do nice at Trees. You are just seeing the extreme stuff but with 6500 acres there is plenty for everyone. I take alot of stock Jeeps out that way to teach them how to do it. Last time I had an XJ on 31's. He had a blast.
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 2:23 am

BTW- The Punisher theme, and that is her name, came about a funny way. See she only has 21,000 miles on her. I was taking a plasma to it and cutting the fenders out and doing all this work to it. I was in the shop and kept saying "Yeah, I punished her." It got shorten to "Punisher"
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 3:06 am

All i can say is....SWEET!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 3:15 am

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BTW- The Punisher theme, and that is her name, came about a funny way. See she only has 21,000 miles on her. I was taking a plasma to it and cutting the fenders out and doing all this work to it. I was in the shop and kept saying "Yeah, I punished her." It got shorten to "Punisher"
You both look like you`re lovin' it!

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 1:42 pm

That is a beast of a machine. Very Nice!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:01 pm

That is awesome, I better not let ,my boys see this they will be so jealous!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:30 pm

I will post some build up pics if you like.

From the build thread on TexasJeepOwners.com

Okay here are the first of the pics. As most know I am swapping in a Dana 60front and 14 bolt rear into the Unlimited. They came out of a 1 ton CUCV military diesel truck.

The tubes needed to be swapped. The Differential is a passenger side drop and we needed a Driverside to match the drive train in the Jeep. My options were to find a Ford axle only made for 3 years or find a Chevy and swap the tubes. I owe Don a huge Thanks for this one. We measured over and marked.

Don cut them. I just sat and basically urinating in my pants at this point

We beveled the edges and we were left with this

We measured, leveled, set the castor degree, measured again, checked again, then committed to it and tacked it in
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:41 pm

Here is a pic of Don welding them back in.

Don was so happy with the finished product he put a blue jean skirt on and did a little dance.
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:43 pm

Yeah Right.....I wish that was it but that belongs to another Texas Jeep Member. If you read the Signatures you might find the guy.
Here's a few pics of it for real:
Here is the 14 bolt with the truss and yoke guard on it

Lower control arm mount

14 bolt truss

Should be about ride Height
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:46 pm

Side shot of the D60

Coilover mount for the front
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:47 pm

4 link mockup:



It's going to be freakin' wide!:

14 bolt:



Empty D60, already cut:

Truss and upper link brackets on the 14 bolt:

14bolt yoke gaurd:

At ride height (81" to the top of the windshield frame):

D60 on the custom axle dolly:

14 bolt under the jeep:



D60 under the front w/ truss:

Front coilover brack & coilovers:
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:54 pm

We finished the upper links for the rear, got the front completely welded up, frame cut in the rear for the coilover towers, coilover towers welded onto the front, and a few other things. Got started around 8:30 this morning and finished up right at 9 PM. I didn't take alot of pictures (Dan has some on his camera, too. I was busy working the grinder and running for lunch/parts/bolts.) Here's a few pics (and yes, some of them are a little blurry. My camera battery was dying, so I was hurrying):
Heim:

Uppers bolted in (Wrong size misalignment spacers, new ones on order):



Frame end of uppers:

Head on shot of the rear w/ truss:

Welds on the front coilover tower:

Cutting the rear frame for the coilover tower:

Plasma notching the tower:

Tower in place and welded:


Front control arms bolted in:

Finishing the welding on the front:

My contribution. With a little practice, I angle-cut and notched some DOM for an extra brace on the front truss:

We're getting reeeeeeal close...
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:55 pm

Okay here are my pics for the day. Like Chris said we are really rolling on this project. Don and kevin came over toady and where a HUGE help. Thanks again to them. Your gonna here me thank them alot.
I hope to have this thing rolling on tires very soon.
settting up rear brackets. Marking for cut in frame.

Cut Made

Fitting

Welded in

Coilover In!!!!

Front Dand 60


Was it Einstien or maybe it was Mark twain, who said "A clean Workspace is the sign of a sick mind"
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:56 pm

Here is the Front Dana 60 all welded and ready to be put back together:

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:57 pm

Well I got alot done tonight. I started my steering. I plan to run a Hydro assist set up. For those who do not know what that is, I will use a bigger pump to push more power steering fluid, the steering box will be Tapped out and hoses run from it to a Hydraulic Ram. The ram will assist the steering. It will make it alot easier to turn.
Here is a pic of the Steering box tapped for the Hydraulic hose.

Here is new Power steering bracket. This will hold the new Chevy LT1 style pump.(I love Plasma cutters)

Here is the Pump and the new bracket installed.

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 10:58 pm

Rear links in:

rear coilovers mounted:




Rear PSC Crusher Corners:



Custom steering pump bracket:

Rear link mount:

Front D60 put together/in:





Front coilovers in:

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 11:00 pm

OK, I gotta see this beast in person affraid !!

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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 11:03 pm

Fenders:


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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 11:05 pm

So, you see why I say I "PUNISHED HER" Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Stouttrouts '04 Unlimited   Thu 31 Jan 2008, 11:11 pm

For the better! How are the trusses holding up? And how did you guys figure out the geometry for the links?

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