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jsawduste
December 30th, 2006, 01:28 AM
We have a rolling chassis now. Tub will go on next week. :)

95geo
December 30th, 2006, 01:40 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jsawduste &#064; Dec 30 2006, 12&#58;28 AM) 21021</div>

We have a rolling chassis now. Tub will go on next week. :)
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theres a lot of things that could use descriptions, wheels, tires, axles, planned drivetrain wheelbase, width, height to frame.

mitrail400ex
December 30th, 2006, 05:37 PM
I don&#39;t know what it is....but it&#39;s big. So I like it&#33;

jsawduste
December 30th, 2006, 08:07 PM
[/quote]theres a lot of things that could use descriptions, wheels, tires, axles, planned drivetrain wheelbase, width, height to frame.

Thanks for the interest.
Crash II is based on a YJ. It is a ground up build with no donor wehice to start from.

The frame (90) has been modifed to change it to a 6 cylinder 4.0 as a starting point.

Suspension is a set of 4 custom made Deaver springs. SUA with 4.5 lift. Currie greasable shackles all around with boomerang design in the rear. 5150 Bilstiens on all four corners, with the needed frame mods in the rear to mount them.

HP Dana 44 and 8.8 in the rear. Lockers, 5.13&#96;s, chromo shafts, trussed, girdled, semi floater and a few inches of extra width. 4 wheel disc&#96;s. The rear axle is moved back 2 inches lengthing the wheelbase. PSC RAM assit hi-steer system controls the steering cores.

A 4.0 bored .080 (custom set of forged pistons from Diamond racing) with the 4.2 crank (stroker) works out to be about a 4.8. Cam, roller rockers, ported head/intake, balanced, late model intake and Edlebrock headers. 63mm TB and an adjustable fuel pressure gage. In cab readouts for fuel pressure and Air/fuel ratio. HD Radiator, water pump etc. to keep it all cool.

NV4500 5 speed (diesel version) and an Atlas (3.0) to 37 x 12.50 x 15 Maxxis Creepy Crawlers. Mounted on Moto Metal wheels. Staun beadlocks. Thanks Lucas &#33;&#33;.

Mastercraft seats, Piaa, 3 point harnesses, full cage. Warn 9500 on a Body Armor bumper. KOZ tire carrier rear bumper with backup lights.

The tub is fitted out with crusher corners, tube fenders and a complete spray liner material. A MORE 1 inch BL rounds out the tub.
Full hardtop and doors.

As it sits now the frame is 28 inches to the ground.

Hopefully it will be and running by the 1st part of Feb.

Thanks and we will see you on the trails &#33;&#33;

calvynandhobbs
December 31st, 2006, 12:19 AM
Thanks for the added info. That is going to be a killer rig when you finish up with it.

WhiteRhino
December 31st, 2006, 09:27 AM
Sounds really good&#33; :monkeydance:

lgottler
December 31st, 2006, 02:36 PM
Holy Crap&#33; Nothing better than doing it right the first time....unlike myself, doing it two, three, four times and still not working the way I want it to&#33;

I&#39;m really interested in seeing how those Maxxis tires work and those Stauns too.

Are you going to do any additions to the factory Cage?

Lucas

jsawduste
January 3rd, 2007, 10:05 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(lgottler &#064; Dec 31 2006, 01&#58;36 PM) 21064</div>

Holy Crap&#33; Nothing better than doing it right the first time....unlike myself, doing it two, three, four times and still not working the way I want it to&#33;

I&#39;m really interested in seeing how those Maxxis tires work and those Stauns too.

Are you going to do any additions to the factory Cage?

Lucas
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To all. Thanks much for the comments. Tomorrow the tub goes on and can now start phase two.

If anyone would like to stop by all means let me know. Help/guidance is always welcome.


Two questions.

1. is the OEM radio bracket required to mount an aftermarket radio ?

2. The OEM parts list shows a rubber/foam pad between the gas tank and the skid plate ? Sounds like a good idea but am wondering if that would be a trap for mud-n-water and best be left out ?

Thanks for/to all.

Lucas, let me know if I can borrow you for some fab work.

Thanks again &#33;&#33;

Jeeperz-Creeperz
January 4th, 2007, 10:05 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jsawduste &#064; Jan 3 2007, 09&#58;05 PM) 21174</div>
2. The OEM parts list shows a rubber/foam pad between the gas tank and the skid plate ? Sounds like a good idea but am wondering if that would be a trap for mud-n-water and best be left out ?[/b]
Depends on if you use a metal or a plastic tank. The pad is really plastic to keep the metal tank from rubbing on the metal skid.




HP Dana 44 and 8.8 in the rear. Lockers, 5.13&#96;s, chromo shafts, trussed, girdled, semi floater and a few inches of extra width[/b]
How did you get a few inches of extra width from the 8.8?

lgottler
January 4th, 2007, 10:15 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jsawduste &#064; Jan 3 2007, 09&#58;05 PM) 21174</div>


Lucas, let me know if I can borrow you for some fab work.

Thanks again &#33;&#33;
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All you gotta do is ask&#33; With everyone rebuilding theirs, I&#39;ve decided to do mine after Tellico in March. It really needs it bad, now I&#39;ve got a garage woooohoooo and its not my DD any more&#33;&#33;&#33; Probably take all summer and fall, probably winter too at my rate&#33;

Lucas

jsawduste
January 4th, 2007, 08:00 PM
Thanks again in the interest in Crash II.
Attached are a couple pictures showing the latest progress.

Yes Lucas, a full cage is in the works. Was going to go with Poison Spyder but KOZ is going to handle it. Next time we meet on the trail go ahead and give the Maxxis a try. In rthe pictures they are inflated to about 35 pounds. Airing &#96;em down should flatten the profile.
Might need some help with mounting a dual battery tray. In any case if you need a hand just holler &#33;&#33;

Thanks for the help Jeeperz. I never thought about the plastic tank/metal skid plate. In any case i am going to put a thin strip of closed cell foam on each strap.

Far as the width of the 8.8. Rob at DTS (http://www.drivetrainspecialists.com/custom-services.html) did the axle. They added an outer bearing carrier that not only elimanates the C-clip but allows for some extra width if so desired. In my case I added 1.5" to both sides. In addition the Moser axleshafts were set up with extra long studs. This will allow the use of a spacer to increase track even more.

Thanks again &#33;&#33;

BTW I keep seeing a Grey TJ in and around New Baltimore. Has some white striping on the doors. Soft top. Black wheeels and what I am guessing are a set of 33&#96;s.


Any idea who it is ???

95geo
January 4th, 2007, 10:05 PM
can you give me measurements of the tire at about 5lbs with no weight on it? seriously.... actual height, tread width and overall width.

i can help you make things if you need it too, im not too far away.

jsawduste
January 4th, 2007, 10:13 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(95geo &#064; Jan 4 2007, 09&#58;05 PM) 21210</div>

can you give me measurements of the tire at about 5lbs with no weight on it? seriously.... actual height, tread width and overall width.

i can help you make things if you need it too, im not too far away.
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Sure, I have the spare tire that can be used as a model. Allow me a day or so and I&#96;ll report back.

Thanks for the fab offer. Ya never know what might come up on one of these projects.

Right now I need to give some thought on how best to provide grounds for the electrical system. The Speedliner material we used to line the body is also an insulater.

lgottler
January 5th, 2007, 12:26 AM
I&#39;m laughing at myself right now....I&#39;ve got a fab shop at my disposal and I take every shortcut and halfarsed way to make something I can. I spray bomb parts on the truck black and mask with my arm the overspray. If I need a 1/2" round bar bent 90 deg, but I find a piece of angle iron on the scrap rack, I&#39;ll grab the scrap and weld it until it works usually taking more time than if I actually made what I needed.

Your project looks great&#33; I&#39;m jealous of your ability to do it right&#33;

Roadhouse
January 5th, 2007, 12:54 AM
thats looking really good. I like that shade of blue and those tires/wheels look sweet

Ridgerunner
January 5th, 2007, 07:54 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jsawduste &#064; Dec 30 2006, 07&#58;07 PM) 21049</div>

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NV4500 5 speed (diesel version) and an Atlas (3.0) to 37 x 12.50 x 15 Maxxis Creepy Crawlers. Mounted on Moto Metal wheels. Staun beadlocks. Thanks Lucas &#33;&#33;.

I&#39;m giving the staun&#39;s a good look to add to my rig, who&#39;d you get them from and who did the install?
I checked out the staun site for there install video. it looks pretty straight forward but not somthing I would let your average tire shop try for the first time.
your rig&#39;s lookin good&#33;

Roadhouse
January 19th, 2007, 08:29 PM
I had a chance today to check this YJ out. I like it. The wheels/tire combo looks awesome in person. Plus I dig that blue bed liner on the body w/black fenders. Looks good. :monkeydance:

95geo
January 19th, 2007, 09:08 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ridgerunner &#064; Jan 5 2007, 06&#58;54 AM) 21217</div>


I&#39;m giving the staun&#39;s a good look to add to my rig, who&#39;d you get them from and who did the install?
I checked out the staun site for there install video. it looks pretty straight forward but not somthing I would let your average tire shop try for the first time.
your rig&#39;s lookin good&#33;
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do it yourself&#33; or head to the mazzolas and well help you out.

jsawduste
January 21st, 2007, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the kind words folks.

Right now James @ KOZ has the YJ. He is in process of doing the cage, drivetrain install, MasterCraft seats and a few other surprises.

Area&#96;s well beyond my ability. Never welded anything in my life. So I am not about to learn how on a roll cage &#33;&#33;

He and I have been talking (along with Ironman Pat) and James will be getting the final go ahead on the Stauns.

The shortblock is together. Waiting for the vendor to ship one missing valve spring retainer and the head will be finished up.

Hopefully we are looking at around the second week of Feb. for completeion @ KOZ&#96;s.

Then I have to get all the weatherstriping, doors etc installed.

Drummond on the 20th ? Hmmmm.