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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. Jul 27, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    betterbuckleup

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    Same reasoning nobody has made lower gears for our stock VF1 t-cases. Easier said than done.
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2022 at 5:29 PM
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    still in queue!
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2022 at 6:14 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Interesting. Have any details?
     
  4. Aug 9, 2022 at 8:07 PM
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    let me look for a screenshot. I've been working on this in conjunction with my transfer case clocking kit - pair those with either the fuel tank lift (Taco) or fuel tank relocation (T4R) and you get a couple more inches of ground clearance/break-over without additional lift. :)
     
  5. Aug 9, 2022 at 8:10 PM
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    here's the first screenshot I found - I just designed the crossmember to pocket the factory mount (like a hammock) instead of sit below it, picked up a couple of inches. The sides are flush with the bottom of the frame, so it's a very gentle slope to the transmission mount area.

    MVMQ7327.jpg
    (photo does not show 6 additional plates that box the structure)

    Exhaust and front driveshaft pass through the crossmember (oh yeah, requires an exhaust lift - cut 2" out above the cat and the entire exhaust is now above the frame as well)

    Got slowed down on this one, because I have to make it suitable for both auto and manual trans, and both Taco and T4R, so lots of fit verification going on.

    It'll get its own skid plates, etc.

    BTW, don't share this with the Russians, already getting most of my catalog ripped off over there. :/
     
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  6. Aug 9, 2022 at 9:14 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Looks sweet! Having pass throughs for the exhaust and driveshaft seem like an awesome solution for that.

    Looking forward to your gas tank lift, wish you had this available soon too! I'll probably be welding up a simple tube crossmember for the flat belly, now that I have the clocked case and exhaust above the frame as well.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2022 at 5:19 AM
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    Tank kits are in stock; just have to figure how to package and ship them to determine the finalized cost. Should be on the website this weekend, I'd think...
     
  8. Sep 3, 2022 at 11:14 AM
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    @Squeaky Penguin does it matter if the j shift for the rear is from an auto or manual truck? I imagine not since it’s going into the nwf case right?
     
  9. Sep 3, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    Makes zero difference. The input shaft lengths are a little different, but you replace the input shaft in the rear case with the one supplied by NWF. Then you'll just need to make sure to put the sensors in the right location based on your factory case if you want to keep ADD etc.
     
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  10. Sep 3, 2022 at 11:22 AM
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    perfect, got a local tcase for sale that’s an auto, slowly want to start gathering parts.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2022 at 7:26 AM
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    forgot to report back! (Fuel tank lift kits are on the site now.)
     
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  12. Sep 10, 2022 at 7:33 AM
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    :gossip: I ordered one yesterday.


    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Sep 12, 2022 at 7:27 PM
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    cool, thx! I'm figuring out how I want to pack these, then it'll be heading your way (give me a day or two - lots of pieces/weird shapes to secure together and pack, so coming up with a repeatable configuration is taking a minute.)
     
  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 1:35 PM
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    Tint, SPC's, Big Billies with Icon springs, SCS S6 wheels wrapped in Duratracs, an iKamper on FR Loadbars, a Smartcap (loading), martin OR RR, roam boxes sometimes and a ski rack other times
    Nat Geo Maps are my freakin jam! Ive got tons and theyre the best ways to plan trips and find routes IMO!
     
  15. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:35 PM
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    Going way back in this thread!

    I still love the Nat Geo maps, but I just use that layer on Gaia most the time these days.
     
  16. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:41 PM
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    Dudeeeeee sooooo deeeeep
     
  17. Sep 25, 2022 at 5:23 PM
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    Back in the garage to hopefully have this shitbox all set for Moab in a month. Finishing some little details on the rear bumper, and then installing the gas tank lift. Also downgrading rear shocks to some 12" 7100 short bodies. Been wanting to mess with the shocks since switching to the deavers. Not sure this will be permanent, but one of kings needs a shaft anyways, which evidently is a pain with the welded ends.

    20220925_181924.jpg
     
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  18. Sep 25, 2022 at 5:42 PM
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    HMU when you start the tank lift - I've done exactly one and am here for advice (but need to crawl under my truck and see what I was thinking/did, lol)
     
  19. Sep 28, 2022 at 6:22 AM
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    My wife pointed it out in a store and I scoffed and laughed. Then I had to go back and get it in your honor. :rofl: I’ll probably hate it but whatever :p

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  20. Sep 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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    :rofl: I'd drink that.

    :cheers:
     
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