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Yeah, I know.














Gonna be worth the wait though.
 


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I know what it is. Hahahaha.
 

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......so since I had the new coil buckets that would take either RBV coils or the much softer EB coils, I swapped coils.

Made these lower coil retainers to bolt on to the TTB.

what did you use to make these with??
 

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what did you use to make these with??
I used the HD lower coil retainers from Duff and welded up the holes in them. I then punched one 3/4" hole in the center. For the "foot" I used 2" .188 wall tubing that was 1 1/2" long, then welded a large washer on the base. Not shown in that pic is the gussets I added later on. I put 4 triangle gussets at the 12, 3, 6, & 9 o'clock positions for more stability. If you look at some of the pics. with them mounted you can see the gussets.

They worked great and I will be making another set of them for my next TTB project. I sold that set when I done the SAS.
 
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Here is eye candy for today.

RCV axleshafts

 

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Had a fun ride this weekend at Windrock. The local radio station 94.3 the X and Ritchie Powersports was up there. We took a ride to the Windmills with the group.

Here we are at one of the piss stops.


Close up of the Ex.


Had a great time. They will be back for the Fall Rally and hopefully we can all get together for another ride!
 

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Progress pics. for today. I had some free time so I drug out the old winch bumper I had tacked together. Done some tweaking on it and made some frame mounts. Will have it finished up tomorrow.

Had to borrow a Ex to test fit cuz I was in my Jeep.



Nice recess for the winch to sit low.



Overall, a good fit. Clean lines and low profile. All 3/16 or 1/4 plate. Sandwich, double shear type frame mounts.



More pics. tomorrow.........
 

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thats one cool explorer nice action photos
 

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Thanx. I appreciate it. It's a work in progress and more mods are coming. Just depends on my funky work schedule when things will get done.
I gotta say a big thanks goes to the guys at Duff for letting me use their shop and tools when they aren't covered up. I couldn't do it in my garage. Getting discounts is nice too.
 

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Bumper looks pretty good man.
 

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What did you do with the lower coil buckets to move them in to match the upper coil buckets so the coils dont bow so badly?
 

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What did you do with the lower coil buckets to move them in to match the upper coil buckets so the coils dont bow so badly?
same question here.

i started playing with the jeep coils today. had problems with the coil wanting to bow out, or forward etc. i got it to level out with some shimming here and there.

now i just need to get the steering figured out. but let not beat a dead horse here, i'll let ya know when thats running right.

i like your shock hooks as well. simple design and strong
 

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I moved my lower coil retainers in 3/4" of an inch. You could go an inch but I didn't.
 

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I can't believe I have not seen this thread before. That is a crazy ass build. I am loving it.
 

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damn dude it just keeps coming alone.



can you do me a huge favor. is there a web sit where i can order the ttb steering set up you guys designed i need all new stuff on the front end and i would rather use that it will last longer and work so much better.
 

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