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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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whats that tool look like?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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The tool makes is much easier. I can't believe I have been using two flat head screwdrivers and lots of cuss words for years until I got the tool.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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cool... you have a link to that sucker
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:42 PM
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:16 AM
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Did you buy it online? I hate to pay $10 to ship a $15 tool.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:34 AM
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get a local mechanic friend to get it from Snap On, got mine for 22.00
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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I had two Annapolis glass shops tell me they couldn't get the locking strip in unless I took the cage off first-neither would even try. Punks
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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I had two Annapolis glass shops tell me they couldn't get the locking strip in unless I took the cage off first-neither would even try. Punks
They are just lazy. It was a little hard to get the tool under the cage and on one side I had to use screw drivers under that portion, but it's not impossible. I cut the holes in the top and installed two windows in just under three hours.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:21 PM
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The next project on my list was to design and fabricate some frame sliders. I've learned the LR frames are pretty thin and vulnerable, especially in the middle area that seems to get high centered a lot. My design was simple: 2"x2" 1/8" thick angle iron clamped to the sides of the frame (notched to fit around obstructions), and then 1/8" plate welded to the bottom. This gives the bottom side a thickness of 1/4" but keeps the sides thin. The sliders were bent to fit the curve of the frame and bolted on with grade 8 hardware.

I am still trying to figure a way to build a small skid plate for the e-brake drum.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:44 PM
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There was a write up done on the CROC website a couple of years ago i believe with a lightweight being the vehicle. Also seen pics of skidplates for series on either TNTLR orrrrr one of the comp/safari builder websites in the UK. Sorry for the vagueness.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Thanks, I think.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Old May 31st, 2010, 11:15 PM
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I like it. But besides preventing damage to the frame rails, isn't one of the ideas behind the frame sliders to also smooth out the transition to the suspension ears? That's the place you are most likely to get hung up on.

Oh, how much did they end up weighing?
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You are correct. On my truck I was more concerned with the soft frame and less with the rear link ears. I don't mind dragging those and mine have developed a "natural" curve. Expanding the frame sliders to cover the ears is the next project however.

I didn't weigh them, but they are likely about 10lbs each.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Looks solid. I'd be interested in seeing how the next set looks as my ears got a little 'adjustment' last time out.

Man - I need to get a welder. My buddy can TIG like a wizard but just being able to make stuff out in the garage would be the treats.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Next up, shifting the angle of the Equipe front skid plate. I have the Equipe competition front bumper with steeper approach angle and a tighter fit, but was only able to get the regular Equipe front skid plate (I was told Equipe does not make a competition skid?!). As you can see in the first pic, the front skid left a huge hole in front of the bumper and looks awkward, so my solution was to cut the mounting brackets down and re-weld them.

I cut about 1" out of the front of the brackets and a pie shape out of the rear of the brackets and bent them up about 1". I ground off the zinc coating and re-welded. The welds were covered in gold spray paint and clear coat to make a close match to the zinc coating.

It looks a little better now...
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:10 PM
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Looks solid. I'd be interested in seeing how the next set looks as my ears got a little 'adjustment' last time out.

Man - I need to get a welder. My buddy can TIG like a wizard but just being able to make stuff out in the garage would be the treats.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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The next item up for modification was the crossmember. It seems like the stock crossmember always ends up being an anchor and my e-brake drum likes to drag on the rocks. My solution was to raise the rear end of the drivetrain up (I noticed my motor leaned back about 5 degrees) by building a new crossmember.

My "stock" crossmember was actually welded in by the a$$hole that did my drivetrain swap, so I spent quite a while cutting it out and grinding the mounting plates flat (I kept the mounting plates welded to the frame and just cut out the crossmember). Next, I built a crossmember out of two sticks of 2" DOM tube with a chunk of 1/4" angle iron welded to the leading edge. Why did I use 2" tube? I didn't have any square tube!

I tossed the stock LR tranny mount in favor of an Energy Suspension GM tranny mount. Switching mounts saved me 2" already, and the new crossmember shaved off about 2". Overall I raised up the e-brake drum about 2", and I can still raise it up another 1" with a spacer to get it level with the frame - at that point the fan hits the shroud. I'll see how this works out and if I still drag on stuff.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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Looks good man! It's nice seeing mods done to actually enhance off road prowess, instead on "bolt on " stuff.

Maybe I missed it, but have you done anything to protect your tie rod?

Dig the frame sliders, you're right about the frames being thin,.... found that out this weekend in my D2.
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