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Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  ArticRubi on 5/6/2012, 6:03 pm

Planning a 4 day wrench-a-thon for this week, Thursday through Sunday. I've got a lot to put on including new sliders, corner armor, and tube fenders. Also on the to-do list but I'm not sure if I'll get to is installing a dual batteries and a 200 amp alternator. If anyone wants to come lend a hand in drilling holes into (and possibly ruining Very Happy) a shiny new JK body I'd definitely appreciate the help!
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PS, Thursday will mostly be painting/bedlining parts so not much help need there
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Post  Ryan McKee on 5/6/2012, 10:40 pm

Might be able to help Sunday! I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  wayne07jk on 5/7/2012, 2:04 am

the first cut/ drill is the hardest after that they get easier
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Post  ArticRubi on 5/7/2012, 10:54 am

Sweet, thanks Ryan. Lunch is on me.

Wayne, thank god I'm already over that part! I had to drill a nice hole in the body for my tire carrier latch. Speaking of which, want an OR-Fab tire carrier on the cheap? I'm going to be building a 4 point cage mount for mine since the OR-Fab one doesn't work well with my corner armor.

Besides drilling for all the nutserts, I also have to cut this hole on each side in the back:
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Post  RobSheaTJ on 5/7/2012, 1:30 pm

OUCH! Curious to see how this comes out. Good luck man.
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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  ArticRubi on 5/7/2012, 2:23 pm

Should be nicely protected when it's all said and done. I've also got the full skids from River Raider sitting in the basement, have to hold off on install until next week though, she's going under the knife monday and tuesday next week I'm doing away with my short arm lift and installing a long arm with 3-link front and rear, remote reservoir 2 5/8" front coilovers, and 2" remote reservoir shocks in the rear. I haven't ordered the rear shocks yet, not really comfortable with the "off the shelf" configurations. Going to cycle the suspension after the instal and get proper measurements for extended/collapsed/travel lengths and need to get bump stops set up also.

All the armor is from River Raider, they use 1/4" steel on the sliders and corners instead of the "other guys" who tend to be either 1/8" or 3/16" at best. Rear fender flares will be welded to the corner armor.
Sliders:

Corners:

Fender Flares:


And if you haven't seen the skids from them:

Notice the triangle shaped plate on the engine skid, allows for easy access to the oil pan drain plug.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 5/7/2012, 4:21 pm

*drool*!

So wish I could, but I'm gone Friday through Monday.....

Good luck!

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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  ArticRubi on 5/7/2012, 4:35 pm

CrawlingForward wrote:*drool*!

So wish I could, but I'm gone Friday through Monday.....

Good luck!

No worries! Looks like I'll be alright for help anyway, I've got a guy from BSJ likely coming to lend a hand on Saturday and Ryan may be able to help if I haven't finished by Sunday.
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Post  wayne07jk on 5/7/2012, 11:47 pm

what time you starting on thursday since i am free in the am and afternoon
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Post  ArticRubi on 5/8/2012, 9:27 am

wayne07jk wrote:what time you starting on thursday since i am free in the am and afternoon

I should be starting about 9 Wayne, I'm a little concerned about the weather that day, "AM showers." worst case scenario I'll get a bit of a later start.

Anyone up for making a couple of quick welds for me? I've got 4 shackle tabs I need welded on, 2 on the rear bumper, 2 on the corner armor.
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Post  wayne07jk on 5/8/2012, 9:45 am

Let me know I can come and help Thursday morning
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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  Ryan McKee on 5/8/2012, 10:05 am

[quote="ArticRubi"]
wayne07jk wrote:
Anyone up for making a couple of quick welds for me? I've got 4 shackle tabs I need welded on, 2 on the rear bumper, 2 on the corner armor.

Is the steel cleaned up? If you can sand any powder coating off, and clean up the metal with denatured alcohol, I could help you out. The welder doesn't travel though, so you'd need to come to me when everything was set.

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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  ArticRubi on 5/9/2012, 8:46 am

OK so it looks like things have changed a bit.

I've been waiting for delivery of the rear corners and fender flares, thought everything was resolved per my conversation with River Raider last week. Plan was to have the rear flares welded to the corners at their shop, shipped and ready for prime, paint, and install. Called today to make sure everything had been shipped and would be arriving on time, it turns out the rep I'd been speaking with wasn't familiar with the process for fitting the flares on the corners. Due to different Jeeps running different wheel bases (2" rear end stretch for me) they won't weld the fenders on without having the Jeep in for proper fitment to center the fender flare radius over the axle.

So what that means for this weekend:
Will still be installing rock sliders as planned, but I'm going to shelf the rear corners and fender flares. I would go ahead and fit the corners, but that requires me cutting 2 big holes in the back and rendering me illegal on the street until I can actually complete the project. That poses a problem since I have to drop it off in Yarmouth Monday morning. I'm scrapping the short arm lift and going to a 3-link front and rear long arm and front coilover conversion...If you haven't picked up on it already, that's a bit above my head in terms of the welding that needs to be done, especially concerning the axle side 3rd link bracket which welds to my front differential.
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Post  ArticRubi on 5/9/2012, 9:35 am

Oh, to add, Ryan, looks like I won't be in immediate need of welding, since there's so much to be done at this point and I need to be street legal by Sunday night, I think I'm going to hold off on this part of it.
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Post  ArticRubi on 5/10/2012, 2:23 pm

OK, and to add, hopefully I won't need help welding anything at all anymore. Ordered a Miller 211 MIG welder today from Arco in Medford. The corner armor/DIY weld on fender issue ended up pushing me over the edge, its about time I quit forking over cash and transporting my mess all over the state for someone else to do what I'm capable (after some brush up on the skills) of doing myself.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 5/10/2012, 2:32 pm

ArticRubi wrote:OK, and to add, hopefully I won't need help welding anything at all anymore. Ordered a Miller 211 MIG welder today from Arco in Medford. The corner armor/DIY weld on fender issue ended up pushing me over the edge, its about time I quit forking over cash and transporting my mess all over the state for someone else to do what I'm capable (after some brush up on the skills) of doing myself.

Good for you, man! Aside from the pride factor, I feel like this is in the same category as a garage in that it's something that, without it, the things you should be capable become ridiculous productions and spend money on things that you could easily have saved on.

Looking forward to seeing the results! cheers

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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  DakotaBuck on 5/11/2012, 10:41 am

This sounds like fun - I would like to join, I bet would learn a lot. Unfortunately I'm in CT all weekend. Hope I can make the next Wrenchfest.
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Re: Somerville Wrenchfest

Post  dongalonga on 5/11/2012, 6:09 pm

I will kill for a garage. The things I could accomplish with a welder and air tools.
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