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Old 12-14-2013, 10:13 PM   #21
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I have a old creeper that's beat to hell ...u just give a idea what to do with it now.......LOL
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:10 AM   #22
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Haven't had much time to tinker lately, but I did manage to make progress on some cage work.


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Old 12-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #23
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More progress on the cage today, it's starting to come together!!!




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Old 12-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #24
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I experimented today with brazing rod instead of silver wire, and I am sold!!!! Not only is it WAY less expensive, I prefer the flow of the rod, its more forgiving of contaminated material, and it has double the psi strength. So this afternoon I brazed on the front shock mounts

Also worked on the rear section of the cage
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:11 AM   #25
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What are you using for a heat source on the braze?

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Old 12-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #26
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What are you using for a heat source on the braze?
I'm using a small Oxy/MAP Gas torch setup made by Bernzomatic
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #27
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Aww, familiar with that rig. Used it for my first two builds and hated how much oxygen I had to use. 4 to 5 bottle to a single bottle of gas. I was considering going with silver solder on the next one.

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Old 12-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #28
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I hear that!!! I just hooked up my 3rd bottle of oxygen and still got a long way to go. I'm going to build 16ga plate bumpers and TIG them at work to save some of my oxygen.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:27 AM   #29
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That's some nice work there
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #30
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Got some new Axial 8 hole 1.9 beadlock wheels yesterday and mounted some G8 compound Proline TSL SX's....excited to test these out!!!
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #31
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Today I was able to fab a front bumper using 18ga steel, still plan on adding grill guard and winch.


Also extended the rear frame rails


Should I add more triangulation?

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Old 01-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #32
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Made some more progress on the cage. Added X-bracing, fabbed a rear bumper and spare tire mount, added a front section and tied into the front shock hoops, extended the rock sliders to fit the body better. Still debating on tube fender flares....



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Old 01-06-2014, 07:48 PM   #33
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Diggin the build dude! But don't hesitate to drop in an axial tranny when that venom goes belly up. My tranny lasted thru 2+yrs of sportsman comps & a yr of scaling before she let go. I would have rebuilt it, but when i pulled the little rubber flapper off to check it out, my dog fell in, & it took a crew of 14 & a chopper to locate him in that bitch! They're big clunky effers.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:54 PM   #34
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I would have rebuilt it, but when i pulled the little rubber flapper off to check it out, my dog fell in, & it took a crew of 14 & a chopper to locate him in that bitch! They're big clunky effers.
you crack me up!!! With parts getting harder to find I will be upgrading some day, probably to a R2 to a t-case.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:13 AM   #35
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Cage is done and ready to paint!!!! I decided to bend up tube fender flares



Added a grill guard/stinger to the front bumper


Few more cross braces and its time to prep for paint


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Old 01-09-2014, 12:41 AM   #36
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Alright, painted the chassis Navy Blue and the body Orange


Trimmed the body and checked out the colors together


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Old 01-11-2014, 11:24 PM   #37
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Reassembled this evening, here are some pics of the Veeper XJ sitting on TSL Super Swampers



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Old 01-18-2014, 01:57 PM   #38
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Junfac carbon drivelines got backordered on me and possibly discontinued so I guess Traxxas drivelines are gonna have to do. Also the front axle was positioned 1/4" too far forward for my liking so i made some shorter lower links and determined if I swap out the upper rod ends for shorter bent rod ends I will avoid having to make new upper links. Now the problems is I have stopped at two LHS and none of them know where to get plastic bent 3mm rod ends. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #39
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Nothin on the rod ends clod. but that is maybe the sickest cage job on a cherokee i've seen! Sick as hell.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:38 PM   #40
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Thanx for the compliment Jado, I ordered a pack of plastic bent rod ends from RC4WD, and was able to get the front axle dialed!!! Gotta make a package tray for the electronics and then Ican test drive to further tune and tweak. And then maybe interior.
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