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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. May 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    How could you??


    In all seriousness, I was just about ready to toss is myself before you picked it up. Too bad it didn't work for you 95-97 grill w/ 01-04 bumper would have looked pretty good IMO.
     
  2. May 8, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I've been putting off making a list becuase I know I would never finish it.

    Let's see, main things:

    - Install steering rack/tie rods and get an alignment
    - Pickup longer shocks from Jace and install those and shackles
    - Hack off bedsides, install bumper, buy a full size spare
    - Buy a junkyard gastank and replace that and the fuel pump

    and a bunch of other small jobs....


    Oh, and keep us updated on your trip of course!
     
  3. May 8, 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Well, part of the problem is that there's no where to get a gas tank local. Have to drive down to Denver, which is 3 hours away. And I have this thing called work that gets in the way. I did throw my ES bushings in the new rack tonight though, the list got me motivated! Was actually really simple, way easier than it was made out to be.

    :anonymous: You'll just have to wait along with me. Should be a week from saturday.

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. May 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    :spy:

     
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  5. May 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM
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    Night Eagle

    Night Eagle Aka Mountain Goat or mr. Clean

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    Enough to make it a lot of fun!
    the new bumper is looking pretty nice.
     
  6. May 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Got my rear bumper installed. Alex took some of his fancy pics when we finished up. Should look better than these.

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  7. May 17, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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    Night Eagle

    Night Eagle Aka Mountain Goat or mr. Clean

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    Enough to make it a lot of fun!
    That is a great looking bumper!
     
  8. May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Nice looking bumper Brett!
    I have a swing out on the scout that I made that uses just a bolt for the pivot but its double shear. I see lots of single shear spindle assemblies like yours and have not seen one break. Its a popular design on jeeps too.
     
  9. May 18, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I don't think it's going anywhere. Trying to remember the company that makes the spindle kit. It's not just bolted through, but the bottom if fully welded to the main part of the bumper, and then he added that little side support.

    I guess we'll see though. But isn't that how most of them are?
     
  10. May 18, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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    teamhypoxia

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    Looking at that picture, if you didn't know how it was built you might think that the nut at the top was the only attachment. Obviously that probably wouldn't withstand being opened even one time.

    Maybe that's what he was thinking? :confused:
     
  11. May 19, 2014 at 8:20 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yeah, I don't know, but I'd like to think Timmy is smarter than that :D

    But like I said, it was purchased as a kit with spindle/bearings/dust caps and all that stuff.



    And a few pics from a little wheeling trip yesterday. Me and my buddy Leo (Night Eagle) went out to Bunce School Road.

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  12. May 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Hell yeah, nice addition. That spare though . . . :facepalm:
     
  13. May 19, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Working on it....


    Trying to find a matching wheel has been tougher than I thought. No one responded in the Colorado trading post, Yota Jim didn't have one, starting a thread in the wheel/tire marketplace, and have one lead on getting one shipped here. Don't know if that'll happen before Moab.

    And will be buying a another 255/85 KM2 this week.
     
  14. May 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    Haha. I think it would be good just to have the same size tire, a matching wheel is just a bonus.
     
  15. May 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    I don't see any problem with this setup, actually it is a nice solution to make the swingout double shear. Remember most people usually just run single shear with the spindle. My guess is the spindle is fully welded at the top of the bumper and runs through and is also welded at the bottom of the bumper so there isn't just one attachment taking all the force on the spindle. That would still be single shear but this setup with the double shear just adds some support. Should be trouble free from what I can see. Nicely done.
     
  16. May 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    Not a fan of the 265/75 Big O AT? :D

    I got two on craigslist for $60 after I got my 265/75s.

    But yeah, it won't be around for long.

    :thumbsup:



    Also, mounted up some LED tape light for a liscense plate light.

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    Nice and bright:

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  17. May 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM
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    Installed my 2" lift shackles and 10" 5125s courtesy of Jace.

    Was getting dark, but grabbed a couple pics on my favoirte poser rock close to my house.

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  18. May 20, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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    MatthewMay1

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    Did you ever have the 255/85 BFG's with 881 coils?
     
  19. May 20, 2014 at 8:01 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    First off, Timmy, I didn't mean to offened anyone. It's hard to convey sarcasm over the internet. And I do honestly appreciate your concern being I was taking a bit of gamble getting this bumper anyways.



    When I test fit them this winter I was on my 881s. Had them on for about 2 weeks. You could make it work for sure, as a lot of people say on here you don't need lift for bigger tires.
     
  20. May 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Okay, so rubbing wasn't bad? I have 883 coils now and 265/75/16 tires and kinda want to fill the wheel well a little more...and be up a smidge higher :p

    Edit: and I have stock wheels
     

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