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Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Tcase leak fixed
« Reply #550 on: June 25, 2013, 09:01:57 am »
looks great... love the stance  {cruise}
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #551 on: June 25, 2013, 11:06:46 am »
    well "Tomahawk" is now road legal.  :)
    I've probably put about 100 miles on it and overall it rides nice and is very solid (no squeaks, rattles, etc.)
    Problems:  Tcase is still leaking  ::) although not as bad - I hope the adaptor isn't cracked or something, that would suck - but I guess i'll be pulling the Tcase again - Yaayy.  Turn signal switch is wacky, works fine during the day but at night when I use the signals the hi beams flash on and off instead! LOL - ordered a new turn signal switch, cam and a hi-beam switch for good measure - guess i'll be diving back into the column.

    Overall I'm super happy with how it came out and drives.
    I still need a front driveshaft so hopefully i'll get that soon so I can wheel this thing.  The only down side to this rig is i'm not expecting much articulation with 48" springs all around.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #552 on: June 25, 2013, 04:55:06 pm »
    Woo Hoo!
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #553 on: June 25, 2013, 05:36:07 pm »
    since I already did a dual relay upgrade to the headlight circuit a temporary fix was easy to prevent the hi beams from blinking with the turn signal switch............. I just pulled the relay fuse for the hi beam circuit.  ;D

    yee haw  ::)

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #554 on: June 25, 2013, 08:20:26 pm »
    Build start pic and current pic.
    34 weeks.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #555 on: June 25, 2013, 09:11:20 pm »
    Awesome Job Eric.
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #556 on: June 25, 2013, 09:31:24 pm »
    Awesome Job Eric.

    {agree} - awesome build!!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #557 on: June 25, 2013, 09:32:57 pm »
    Incredible is about the only way to describe your build.
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #558 on: June 26, 2013, 08:38:55 pm »
    Incredible is about the only way to describe your build.


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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #559 on: June 27, 2013, 01:04:44 am »
    Wow, thanks for the compliments guys.   :)
    And thank you for all the comments and input too.  {cool}
    The interesting thing with this build is that it pretty much turned out exactly how i pictured it from the beginning.  I believe that was due inlarge part to sticking to the plan in hopes of a reasonably fast build.  I learned a lot from building Judge but i went into a lot of new territory with this build.    ;D

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #560 on: June 27, 2013, 05:29:41 pm »
    Eric
    I don't think I said much on this build like I did on judge but I sat back in awe the whole time.  Im glad you got it finished and it looks great. NOW GO ENJOY IT!
    one thing though. you have to make a flag pole that you can stick in your receiver and proudly fly old glory next week on the 4th.
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #561 on: June 28, 2013, 03:13:15 pm »
    thanks Bill, you got me thinking about a flag mount.  :)

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    a couple of pics of my yj next to a coworker's jk with 2" lift and 33's.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #562 on: June 28, 2013, 03:19:55 pm »
    thanks Bill, you got me thinking about a flag mount.  :)

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    a couple of pics of my yj next to a coworker's jk with 2" lift and 33's.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #563 on: June 30, 2013, 09:14:30 am »
    it looks mean next to that jk  8)
    again great job !!!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #564 on: July 3, 2013, 05:14:50 pm »
    I've been enjoying driving the Tomahawk around. 
    Installed a bimini top to keep the sun at bay. 
    going doorless is great for getting in/out especially in tight spaces.  between the tires sticking out, the body cladding and ease of access - I have no problem parking in those spaces where some careless driver hangs over in the next space a bit and don't worry about door dings!  ;D

    replaced my defective speedo cable - speedometer is now functional.
    completed wiring up the stereo - stereo rocks - weather plate for the amp/crossovers is next.
    installed a tilting driver's side seat base since the pass side is non-functional now (floor/base mods) - now people can get in the backseat with a top on.
    tuned/adjusted the kickdown to my liking - the tomahawk pulls nicely with preferred shift points

    the driver's side torque arm induces a bit of left front lift when accelerating.  stomping on the gas and going up through the gears in this thing is both a blast and handful!  ;D

    still need to get the front driveshaft done....
    « Last Edit: July 3, 2013, 05:18:44 pm by EY8s »

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #565 on: July 3, 2013, 07:51:06 pm »
    That is how a jeep should've been built! Looks great, Eric!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #566 on: July 4, 2013, 04:41:37 am »
    Eric,
    Tomahawk is AWESOME!!!!! You should be proud of this build.
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #567 on: July 4, 2013, 04:45:13 am »
    Eric,
    Tomahawk is AWESOME!!!!! You should be proud of this build.
    Jim

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    Whats next ;) ;D

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #568 on: July 4, 2013, 01:11:07 pm »
    I have to agree with the masses Eric! This has been one of my favorite builds on this board. I love the fact that you laid out a plan. And, that original plan is exactly what you built. The amount that you accomplished, in the window of time that it took you is unreal. Your project ethics are very inspirational to say the least!!!! I wish some of them would rub off on me LOL.

    GREAT JOB!!!!!!

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #569 on: July 4, 2013, 10:09:04 pm »
    thanks for props guys!

    and MOPAR.....  I knew this was going to be a major undertaking for one person, working with spare time, fabbing pretty much everything, with a spring time finish goal.  this level of self-imposed work ethic and perseverance was unprecedented for myself, especially for this duration.  It was an advanced lesson of self discipline and commitment for me.  :)

    half the motivation was to show my wife and daughter that the heep I rolled into the garage would run one day!  ;D

    apparently the jury was still out with my wife until I took her out to lunch in it and as we were leaving the parking lot 3 guys that worked for Hendricks Motorsports were staring at it and one of them said "that thing is cool".  then she had a big smile on her face.  my daughter was convinced as soon as it was drivable.  8)

    on a side note - I think I broke a leaf in the rear right spring pack.  the jeep is sittig about an inch or so lower on the right and the leaf pack has a slight "S" in it compared to the left side.  I think I may have heard it pop, but i'm not sure if that's realistic or not.  they were the stock ones that came with the jeep - I guess i'll be buying stock replacements but i'm considering going with 6 leaf packs over the 5.  {noclue}

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #570 on: July 5, 2013, 02:00:10 pm »
     Great build... and you broke it already!  ;D   I'm sure you will need some drive time to fix any little quirks. It goes with building something, especially with the extent you went with the jeep. Can't wait to see some wheeling pics!   {cool}
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #571 on: July 7, 2013, 08:13:01 am »
     {agree}
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - On the Road
    « Reply #572 on: July 7, 2013, 09:03:24 am »
    it's just a matter of time until I get some wheelin' pics.
    I finally have my front driveshaft figured out - i'll pick up the steel I need tmw and hopefully have it done/installed by the end of the week.
    replaced the signal switch, hi-beam switch and lock cylinder - lever operation is more crisp and everything works.  I guess i'll redo the tcase/adaptor seals before I install the front driveshaft and hopefully tame the leak gremlin there.  ::)

    once everything is back together i'm going to take the Tomahawk to work and do some flex testing with the forklift to see if I have any issues with binding/rubbing/angles/etc...  then it'll be trail time!  ;D

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Springwork
    « Reply #573 on: July 9, 2013, 11:24:18 pm »
    My replacement springs came in yesterday and I got around to installing them tonight.  They added 3/8" lift over the "good" used spring height.
    I also corrected the "Dodge Perch Stagger" on my '91 D60F by making a "zero rate" 1/2" spring spacer.
    The tomahawk now sits level with the exception of the left front which is 1/8" higher.
    The spacer is actually part of the spring pack so it can't be displaced in relation to the spring pack OR the pumpkin perch since the locating stud is intact.  I know everybody frowns on front spacers (myself included) but this was most practical/cost effective way to address it with reasonable safety.

    Pic 01 shows the stock spring which was removed - I couldn't find a broken leaf but I didn't take it apart either.
             it's hard to tell in the photo but that spring is S'd pretty good.
    Pic 02 shows the new spring - much better arch.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft
    « Reply #574 on: July 11, 2013, 10:57:22 am »
    I think I have my front driveshaft figured out now.
    originally is was contemplating using a stock D60 rear axleshaft to clear the 727 but after mocking everything up and using a cut down 2x3 piece of wood - a 2"OD shaft should work.  i'm figuring front axle side-to-side movement isn't more than 1" either way (hopefully it's less) so it should be OK.
    anyway, made a 2"x.25"wallDOM tube that will run between the existing 3"x.083 tube on the DC joint (tcase) and the splined stub of the slipshaft.  the 2" tube has (2) .25"wallDOM sleeves to step it up to 3" - this will have a .500" relief turned down to make it a press fit into the 3"x.083"tube.  I welded up the inside but i'll have the driveshaft guy weld the outside too.  the splined sleeve will have the first .25" or so turned down to 1.5" to go inside the 2" tube which will match up pretty well with the next step of the splined shaft which is 2.152".   spicer makes 1350 series splined shafts to work with 2"x.120" tube so this should be strong enough.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft
    « Reply #575 on: July 11, 2013, 12:04:27 pm »
    wow just caught up on the build great work and a wicked rig {cool} especially liked the cross member work :D that front shaft sounds pretty beefy!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft
    « Reply #576 on: July 11, 2013, 09:41:35 pm »
    Thanks SD!
    « Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 01:28:16 pm by EY8s »

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft Done
    « Reply #577 on: July 16, 2013, 09:21:51 am »
    Finally cured my Tcase leak over the weekend. 
    Third time's a charm - It was a simple oversight, I needed to fill the unused clocking stud holes and goop some sealant over the slightly recessed taper head bolts.   {hammer}
    Bone dry now.  ;D

    Picked up my driveshaft and installed it too.  It's heavy.  All 1350 with 2"ODx.25"wall DOM for the main shaft.  The clearance should be fine although the "installed 1" pic doesn't show it well.

    I BELIEVE TOMAHAWK IS READY FOR A WHEELING TRIP!!!  :)
    I'll probably go to URE either this weekend or next and see how it goes.

    Last pic is a speckled hen for everybody!  {beer}

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft Done
    « Reply #578 on: July 16, 2013, 01:28:06 pm »
    Glad the driveshaft fit, hopefully you wont have any problems on that first trip! you earned that drink!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft Done
    « Reply #579 on: July 16, 2013, 02:28:00 pm »
    Impressed with that Jeep! Look forward to seeing it in action. :)

    Congratulations on a job well done!!!
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft Done
    « Reply #580 on: July 16, 2013, 07:43:49 pm »
     {beer}   ;D
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Front Driveshaft Done
    « Reply #581 on: July 17, 2013, 09:07:47 am »
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Static Flex Test
    « Reply #582 on: July 17, 2013, 11:38:31 am »
    Broke the forklift out on the YJ.
    My first impression was that it flexed more than I expected.  I've seen plenty of pics of stock YJ's "flexing" and it wasn't much.  Of course they had sway bars and a rear track bar (yes, on leaf springs  {stupid}) so I wasn't expecting much.  In a couple of the pics you can really see the springs working.  It's not a monster amount of flex but it will certainly do for me.  :)
    Two notable observations - The front slip yoke moves out a lot, but even though you can see the blue spline coating there's still at least 2.5-3" of engagement at max articulation,  The rear pinion angles are maxed out at full droop (lifting rear bumper/tires off ground) as you can see in the pic.  It's not binding but it's real close.  I expected this early on and that's why I kept stock height springs and planned on incorporating a limit strap.  I'm going to remove the driveshaft and clearance the pinion yoke a little and it should be good without a limit strap IMO.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Static Flex Test
    « Reply #583 on: July 17, 2013, 04:32:54 pm »
    Those pics are great, the reason I will stick with leaf springs if I build a jeep for trails. You can get plenty of flex for what I do and don't worry about all the other issues that coil sprung can be...great build.
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Chasis Lighting
    « Reply #584 on: July 19, 2013, 09:44:36 pm »
    Night ride ready

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Chasis Lighting
    « Reply #585 on: July 20, 2013, 04:32:42 pm »
    cool till you hit the water and mud.   :P
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Chasis Lighting
    « Reply #586 on: July 20, 2013, 08:44:51 pm »
    cool till you hit the water and mud.   :P

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Chasis Lighting
    « Reply #587 on: July 21, 2013, 08:02:54 am »
    lookin good  {cruise}
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Flex Comparison
    « Reply #588 on: July 21, 2013, 10:27:39 am »
    Did some cut and pasting with Judge flex pics I had for comparison.
    The pic angles are similar but not exact.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Flex Comparison
    « Reply #589 on: July 21, 2013, 11:17:36 am »
    looking good! looks like you're getting some good articulation {cool}
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Flex Comparison
    « Reply #590 on: July 21, 2013, 05:31:25 pm »
    Looks like you are getting just a bit more with Tommyhawk.  :P
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Flex Comparison
    « Reply #591 on: July 21, 2013, 06:55:26 pm »
    I would've never said Judge was a flex monster - but I will always say it worked well on the trails, of course the drivetrain and tires are a big reason for this.
    After comparing the photos I was impressed with how the YJ flexed more than Judge, even with a 12" shorter wheelbase and shorter springs in the back.  The biggest difference is in the rear and I can attribute this to two things:  the spring perches are about 1.5" inboard on each side (to match the jeep frame rails) compared to the dodge perch locations AND apparently it's true that flat springs flex more.  I guess an additional point is the fact that the jeep springs are softer (rate) as well - although they share the same width (2.5").
    All-in-all, i'm still a fan of leaf springs - for the simplicity, nostalgia, and THEY WORK.   :)

    I still have dreams of building a f/r linked rig one day though.....
    and a pre-runner.....
    and a wooden sailboat.....
    of course there's the rx7 in my backyard in need of a drivetrain.....
    oh yeah - the honey dew list!  :o

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Flex Comparison
    « Reply #592 on: July 21, 2013, 08:12:07 pm »
    I am impressed with the flex in both of them but the jeep definitely looks a little "flexier"
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Thermal Switch
    « Reply #593 on: July 27, 2013, 08:30:00 pm »
    I've been having a hard time getting an automated electric fan setup.
    It works great, using the override switch, but I've tried two different "relay light-off" setups and for some reason I keep blowing fuses.  I had a discussion with a guy at Hollister (who make several custom relays setups for Ford/GM fans) and he basically corroborated my findings.  So now I just installed a thermal switch that connects to the relay ground connection.  The main reason I didn't go this route in the beginning was I wanted an adjustable setup.  Now it's set at 200 degrees ON (ground circuit closes) and 185 OFF (ground circuit opens).

    I had to remove the upper steel tube and weld in a bung and a grounding post to ground the tube to the engine.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Thermal Switch
    « Reply #594 on: July 31, 2013, 07:01:17 pm »
    Holy cow eric. Just got caught up on the build and its sweeeet! Have you made it to any dirt yet with it? I seen your post about a uwharrie trip, I'd love to make it there.
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Thermal Switch
    « Reply #595 on: July 31, 2013, 08:04:29 pm »
    no trails yet but that will change soon.
    if there's no response to the RCC get together ride at URE (hasn't been yet) then I'll go by myself and shoot for a Gulches trip after that.

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Thermal Switch
    « Reply #596 on: August 4, 2013, 06:47:35 pm »
    u did good brother. I like to gofor a ride

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - Thermal Switch
    « Reply #597 on: August 8, 2013, 02:12:27 pm »
    thanks Wolf.
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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - small update
    « Reply #598 on: August 22, 2013, 10:46:31 pm »
    well, haven't gone wheelin' yet but i'm sure that'll soon.
    no hurry at this point - i'm still fixing some loose ends.  the steering has been "gritty" since I started driving it and I found that the steering shaft to column clamp was galling the bearing retainer on the column.  I knew this wasn't right and finally figured everything out and took some action.  Unlike the Dodge's, to remove an old steering shaft on a wrangler you have to drop the steering box first - this wasn't a practical option for me since I have ram assist so I pulled the column instead.  this worked out anyway since the horn never worked - until I started it up a few days ago and the horn started blaring.  :o had to pop the hood and disconnect it real quick since it was EARLY.  I also ordered a replacement steering shaft since one of the u-joints seems like it's ready to bust.

    edit - besides this stuff, I must admit - I LOVE driving this thing around and being able to remove and replace the doors in two minutes (taking your time and removing the post security nuts) is SWEET.  ;D

    1st pic - column with new bearing
    2nd pic - old bearing pieces with loose balls and galled up retainer.
    3rd pic - my repurposed ford mustang trunk release button - now momentary horn button "assembly"  ;D
    « Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 10:49:23 pm by EY8s »

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    Re: "Tomahawk" 1 ton ALL MOPAR Jeep YJ Build - small update
    « Reply #599 on: August 23, 2013, 10:20:37 am »
    Eric, you have a right to be very pleased with that rig!!
    Well done, great attention to detail, and looks all business and FUN to drive! I see a LOT of jeeps and this one really sticks out as a great rig.
    Bring it out sometime so we can go test it on the rocks. ;)

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