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Once of time lost + ton of rework time saved = take the win


I bought a second bottle after one of those "ran out right after welding store closed for weekend" moments.
It now enables my cheap bastardy desire to "get my money's worth" out of a bottle.
(because that last 1/4 oz of gas makes the bottle fill a better deal )
I figure that 2nd bottle oughtta' pay for itself . . . in maybe 5 or 10 lifetimes

I know what you mean. I'll try to pull a vacuum in the bottle before I get it filled. It's stupid, I know it, I still do it.

You should see what I still call a good flapper wheel.

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Congrats on the Miller Tig, Kevin! awesome machine!
i now have 4 bottles, sucks, hear your pain on that, but running out on a friday night sucks

Jeep is looking great! keep up the good work!


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Congrats on the Miller Tig, Kevin! awesome machine!
i now have 4 bottles, sucks, hear your pain on that, but running out on a friday night sucks

Jeep is looking great! keep up the good work!
Thank you Sir.

Ya, I've decided to get a couple more bottles, one for the mig and one for the tig. I did have a message on my phone that the argon bottle I ordered finally showed up.

Guess I get to weld all my little pieces of scrap together now. Haven't ran a tig torch in years. I did buy a bench grinder I'll just use for tungstens and I'm sure I'll spend more time at the grinder than the torch for a while.


In other news, the tub is back on the frame.

The rear four cage tie-ins are tacked in place.

Last few pieces of the rear inner fenders are tacked in place, so that's pretty much sheetmetal work complete on the tub.

Rear sway bar tube is installed.

All the harness attachment points are done.

Engine cage is back on. Mocking up a radiator to see what size I can stuff in there and get that ordered.

Need to find a place for the remote oil filter, which also has a thermostat for feeding the engine oil cooler, so it's a four hose deal. Also have to find a place for the thermostat for the transmission lines going to their cooler. And the radiator overflow tank....and the remote reservoirs for the shocks.....and the headlights.......and the horns.....and the bump stops......and the steering valve......and I know there's more too.
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Ok, finally remembered to bring my camera inside..........now where was I?

Slapping the tub back on the frame was the first time I've seen the space between the new firewall and the engine/transmission.

I'm happy as fuck to report that I'm happy as fuck.

Top of the firewall to engine.

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Passenger side of engine.

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Drivers side of engine.

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Back of the engine to firewall.

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Passenger side of the transmission.

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Drivers side of the transmission.

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And at the back of the TC.

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Very happy with the clearance between everything. Room for exhaust. Floor shouldn't have any hot spots, good air flow around everything. Have to remember too, that's with nothing hanging lower than the bottom of frame.
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Kudos, dude!

Looks like you left room to work on everything *

Mechanics everywhere should beam with admiration for your well-placed priorities.

. . . but automotive design engineers probably loathe your very existence



* I hope I didn't jinx you by saying that

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Door wiring marked and ready for it's turn.

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Here's how I did the tie-in on the C-pillar. Half ended up on the outside and half on the inside. Kinda retarded, ya sure, but it's how things fell together. I'll just fill the gaps in the tub opening with some closed cell foam to make it water tight.

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Rear harness mounts and the swaybar tube ended up getting combined together. With the swaybar tube in it's location, I could finally finish the rear inner fenders. Probably over a year start to finish on the inner fenders........pretty sad.

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Can't hit up the sales a Nordstroms without being street legal

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You know what's stupid? I tell ya what's stupid. Putting allen head hardware on a set of fucking allen wrenches. How the fuck are you supposed to tighten it up?

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Fuel filter and reg waiting on mounts. Thinking about running hard line for the fuel, especially where it's inside the tub.

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Here's that remote oil filter/thermostat I mentioned before. It's set to open at 205*

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And the thermostat for the trans cooler. It can be used for anything really, hell, it says engine on it. It's set to 165*

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For when the plumbing starts in anger, I got this crimper. Have dies for everything from 1/8" to 2", so brake lines to radiator hose.

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Started mocking up the radiator and cooler locations. Coolers are all Setrab, cardboard for the radiator was much cheaper.

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Will have lots of room between the back of the radiator and the front of the engine.

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Well, ok...............this is actually a picture of the trans thermostat.

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That other picture was of a rear spindle before it got welded to the axle tube.

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Looks like you left room to work on everything *

Mechanics everywhere should beam with admiration for your well-placed priorities.

. . . but automotive design engineers probably loathe your very existence



* I hope I didn't jinx you by saying that

Thank you kind Sir. I was not happy at all with the first attempt. Way too many places where I couldn't even stick a finger, let alone a wrench. Plus I knew every tight spot would turn out to be a hot spot on the floor. Fuck that, I want my ac to work.

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Nice updates. Hell of a crimping tool. What brand/model? Thatís gotta be an expensive purchase.
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Nice updates. Hell of a crimping tool. What brand/model? Thatís gotta be an expensive purchase.
I picked it up from Discount hydraulic hose. From my research these are the folks that make it. I got the D100. It's actually sold by a number of companies as the crimper to use for their fittings. I

https://www.discounthydraulichose.co...-crimpers.html

No, it wasn't cheap. Most quality tools aren't. I went with the buy once, cry once, thinking.

If you look on the BMRS site, who is unquestionably the top manufacture of hoses and fittings, it's the same crimper. BMRS just put their stickers on it.
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Oh for fucks sake. I'm headed to Egypt on monday. Figured maybe I'd get a flight to Dubai and a quick shot to Hurghada.

OOOoh no...............Houston to Istanbul, Turkey with a fucking 8hr layover. Then the flight to Hurghada.

Three damn days it will take. Doesn't Turkey hate us?

Who's flown Turkish Airlines? Do they suck as bad as the American carriers? I've done Lufthansa and British Airways recently, BA was pretty much just like a flight on American or United, sucked. Lufthansa was a little better.

I got spoiled from all the flights to Dubai on Emirates over the years. Emirates rocks.

And lets not forget 5 days of safety training is waiting for me in Egypt before I can go offshore.

I've always said I can do anything for a week..............guess I get to test that theory.
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Heyo! I might have missed it but Whacha running for a fuel pump and fuel setup??

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To answer my own question. Yes, Turkish airlines suck. It was like going back in time 20 years. After having worked with Egyptians for a bit now............there is NO fucking way they built the pyramids. Not a chance.

And for the post above this one:

Bosch 044hp fuel pump.
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Water buffalo isn't too bad.
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You know what's stupid? I tell ya what's stupid. Putting allen head hardware on a set of fucking allen wrenches. How the fuck are you supposed to tighten it up?...


Attachment 339014

I have a similar set of metric & standard as-well-as a torq foldout that I keep in glovebox. It's so irritating they use the same Allen headed fasteners for them as the tool supplies. I use the metric on standard & visaversa...still P's me O every time, tho' .

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Lordy, you must have drank coffee and ate Turkish delight until you shit your pants.

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