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Offline JustinS

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Justin's Project Log 2.0
« on: September 14, 2015, 07:27:40 PM »
On to my third jeep,  this time a flat fender!

1948 CJ2A Tub
1978 CJ5 Frame
1978 dana20 Jeep transfercase
1974 t18 Ford transmission (6.32:1 first gear)

Plan for this one is stock suspension, big tires, and lots of cutting.  I need to keep it as low as possible since it is so narrow.   Build will be loosely based on Brennan Metcalf's Rango build on Pirate.









I figured I'd start up a thread since I've started acquiring some parts and going to some club functions.

I'm starting with a 2011 JKU Sport Package in Mango Tango that I got after trading in my lifted Commander.

Here's what I traded in:



Here is the current configuration:

Fenders chopped
AEV Procal
Rubicon shocks
Stubby antenna
1.5" spacers
315/70/17 Treadwright Guard Dogs
Crawler Conceptz body-mount tire carrier
Poison Spyder license plate delete
VDP stubby end caps
AEV 2" spacer lift
Zone shocks for 2" lift
CO2 on board air

Still need to install:
Evo c-gussets

I'm not throwing a lift on it this year, I plan to wheel some and get to know the Jeep prior to lifting so I can decide what I want.  I went through two variations of lifts on my XK and I only want to do it once on the new JKU.  This wont be so much a build thread, just a general project/happenings thread.

The first mod I did was to install my 315/70 Treadwrights, J&K Automotive did the mount and balance for me.  They actually fit with no lift and only trimming the rear pinch seams.  There is no way I could wheel this way, but it was fine for the road.  I'm running no spare right now, but plan to pick one up before the 26th and I'll end up just throwing it in the back not on a carrier.






Next up was this weekends projects, fender trimming and stubby bumper








More to come...
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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 08:16:54 AM »
The next project that I'm wanting to tackle is OBA.  For my uses I don't think I want anything permanently mounted in my jeep, so I'll be researching the more portable options that I can throw in the Jeep for wheeling trips.  What I have come across so far are these units:

ARBCKMA12
$300ish
30 amp draw
100psi
2.34cfm @ 29psi
no tank
Harborfreight 69285

$60ish
30 amp draw
150psi
1.35CFM @ ??psi
no tank
My shop compressor; a California Air Tools CAT-6310

$Free since I already have
have to purchase an inverter (which I have been wanting for other uses)
7.6 amp draw
6.3gallon tank
120psi
3.8cfm @ 40psi 2.35cfm @ 90psi
Quiet @ 60 decibels
After looking things over I think my choice is pretty obvious in using the compressor I already have and purchasing an inverter for it.  This compressor, coupled with the hoses and everything I already have should be a pretty good option for OBA for wheeling purposes only.



Am I missing something?

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 07:33:44 AM »
To me, that compressor takes up a lot of cargo space.  I picked up a portable Viair compressor on Amazon for approximately $60 which fits into a small duffel bag with all my other wheeling supplies.


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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 10:21:07 AM »
while space isn't really a concern for me, I am abandoning this idea.  I couldn't find an inverter that would run the compressor for a reasonable enough price.  I just ordered an mv50 compressor off of Amazon to try out.
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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 01:21:41 PM »
the compressor showed on Saturday.  I tested it out yesterday after getting home from the jeep show and I gotta say I'm less than impressed.  I'm shopping it back to Amazon tomorrow.

Next option is co2.  I'm always looking for the most economical way to do a project, and I found this thread that lays everything out:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/build-your-own-co2-tank-system-%E2%80%93-high-quality-lowest-cost.479803/

So now I have two 20lb tanks (overkill, I know, got a good deal on two but I'll only use one at a time), a regulator and deflator and mount  on order. 

Hopefully I'll be able to air down this weekend without relying on anyone else to fill me back up.

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 01:52:08 PM »
2 tanks is the only way i would do Co2 again. you never know when the tank will end, usually it is when you still have 3 more tires to air up  :HairOut
but you can expect to fill a tire in about 40 seconds, which is awesome! i am at about 45 seconds per tire with my York (10 cfm)
With your stock rims rather narrow, you can air down to 10-12 psi with out any concerns of losing a bead (the risk goes up with more rocks involved tho)
i would keep a log of how many tires you fill, as a source for knowing how much you can expect from a tank. i believe with 20 gallons, you could be close to 40 tires.
Fesslers Gas off Eulcid and 235 can refill the tanks
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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 01:58:25 PM »
Yeah so long as I log the fills and jeep an eye on the tank weight I should be good.

The tanks I picked up were empty, I took them to Airgas off of Dixon/Guthrie and had em swapped out for full tanks.

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 04:15:13 AM »
Side note, what two lifts did you put on your commander?

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 06:27:50 AM »
Rocky road spacer and then I later added Bilstien 5100 adjustable struts in the front for another inch and an extra 1/2 spacer in the rear.

http://www.theultimatejeep.com/showthread.php?2347-Justin-s-Garage
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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 11:11:34 AM »
All of my co2 parts showed up today, hoping to get the tank mounted and a test run completed tonight.

Now I just need to find a spare for this weekend.  Fricken treadwright. :Bang

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 09:01:15 PM »
I think this will do for now.  I want to pick up a shorter hose and figure out a better mounting solution but I'm liking this a lot!




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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 12:14:24 PM »
after watching the video from Ryan when I went through frame twister is obvious I need some quick disconnects.  I didn't want to bother with bolts last weekend so I didn't have much flex. 

Recommendations?  I might diy since I'll need different ones when I lift but idk.

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 12:44:08 PM »
Call Luke, about some adjustable height jks, before you decide

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TJ 4" lift, D44 LSD, ZJ Disc, 4.88, HP30 trussed, Spartan, 36" swampers, tube fenders, rear armor, sliders, custom rear bumper w spare tire, ammo cans, jerry cans,  smitty stinger, RC tie rod, steering box brace, skid, Currie AntiRock, SYE, LED's

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 01:27:33 PM »
If my diy route didn't pan out, ill be giving him a call.

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Re: Justin's Project Log 2.0
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 10:56:00 AM »
My personalized license plate was approved today  :HiFive