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Old 02-01-2011, 08:59 AM
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nice work. i will have to keep up with this thread. I have the same TBI set up in my project.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:34 PM
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Default What else to do on a COLD day, more pic's

Here are some more pic's. I just finished fabbing the passengers seat bracket and installing the seat, just have to remove now, clean and paint it. The rear bench seat turned out perfect, it is mounted to the top of a locking storage box 14ga. (heavy) . when you open the box the bench seat can then tumble forward and out of the way . Anyhow, here are the pic's...














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Nice, do you have pics of the passenger seat and bracket?
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:47 PM
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That is this one..



Here is another:

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Very nice, can't wait to see you drive on the trail.
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Now isn't this a lot more fun than just driving around in a FJC?

Are you going to flip your springs front and/or rear to get a little more wheelbase? If so, do that before you pay to get your driveshaft lengthened.
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Now isn't this a lot more fun than just driving around in a FJC?

Are you going to flip your springs front and/or rear to get a little more wheelbase? If so, do that before you pay to get your driveshaft lengthened.
You know, that is not the main reason for moving away from the FJC but it is certainly one of them. I had modified the FJC as far as I could and still keep the resale value somewhat reasonable. I really like doing this kind of work and knowing that I can basically rebuild the entire vehicle is a big plus. I forgot to add to my list of things to do, building a set of Bows for my OCD soft top.. This would be nice to get done for Moab. I will have to find some hardtop side panels which I can cannibalize to get the frame around the door... I digress sorry about that my mind does wander . I don't know about stretching the wheelbase, I was thinking I would just keep it this way and wheel it for a while.. I did get some High Steer arms intending on doing an SOA at some point, I will probably just wait and do both of them at the same time.. Oh, then I will want to just go ahead and put 60 axles on it to widen the footprint at the same time.. Wait, then I can put larger meats on it and maybe an Atlas, humm, 4-link and coils, humm, Unfortunately funds will not allow any of these for a while, I will just keep it here for a while.. Thanks again for all your input and helping to point me in the right direction!!!
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Since you have to lengthen your ds anyways, if you flip the springs now it costs you nothing. Pretty easy mod.
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Nice, do you have pics of the passenger seat and bracket?
Sorry about that Ricardo, I just noticed you said seat AND bracket, here is another one from the drivers side.. I do not have any of the bottom but I can take more when I remove it to do the final finish and paint...

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Since you have to lengthen your ds anyways, if you flip the springs now it costs you nothing. Pretty easy mod.
Randy, having not put any time on a 40 off road yet I really do not know the characteristics of the drive. I do know from reading on MUD that a lot of people do stretch there 40's. What are the pro's and con's of stretching the wheelbase in your opinion? What did you get with a spring flip, about 7" ?

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