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    Well got a chance to get out and play with the 251 this weekend. The settings are getting better (Thanks Dan, Rock, Cowboy, Etc.) as I come up with more questions, dialing it in, I'll post some more feedback.

    Specs:
    3/16" 4X2 tube for the main structure
    1/4" 4x4 angle for the brackets
    3/4"X2.5" flat-stock for the shackle mounts (welded through both faces).
    8" wide 1/4" thick channel for the winch-plate
    Grade-8 hardware all the way around.
    Warn HS9500i winch for life's unexpected moments

    Pics here:
    http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbum.a...lbum_id=136472

    Future plans include some sort of radiator protection/tube-work up front.
    It's all fun and games until somebody gets shot in the leg. -- Armageddon

  • #2
    Looks nice!

    Hey, could you do me a favor and measure your shackles? I am trying to fab in a leaf sprung waggy d44 into a sploder. I have the front x member ready, but I need to find out what shackles fit what.


    Back on topic, how'd you cut the bevel on the bumper? that seems the hardest to try and get right on something like that.




    Chris

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    • #3
      BLUESMAN2................ .................NICE JOB................ROCK
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      • #4
        Originally posted by PigTurd

        Hey, could you do me a favor and measure your shackles? I am trying to fab in a leaf sprung waggy d44 into a sploder. I have the front x member ready, but I need to find out what shackles fit what.

        Back on topic, how'd you cut the bevel on the bumper? that seems the hardest to try and get right on something like that.
        Chris, sorry, those aren't my shackles, and I don't have access to that vehicle durning the week. However, I can tell you they are standard YJ 1" lift shackles. I THINK he got them either at Rusty's Offroad or www.mountainoffroad.com.

        The bevel was drawn on the bumper (both sides), then cut with a Spectrum 375 Cutmate. We then welded the ends with 2" wide 3/16 flat stock.

        Actually, the bevels were easy compared to the shackle mounting tabs in the face. Getting those in there clean and straight was not easy.
        It's all fun and games until somebody gets shot in the leg. -- Armageddon

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        • #5
          nice work Blues. I keep thinking I need a Jeep. That or a 4x4 dually.
          Art is dangerous!
          www.PiedmontIronworks.com

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          • #6
            Thanks for the kind words, but I'll warn you, Jeep isn't just a vehicle, it's a way of life.... And they're like kids... Expensive...
            It's all fun and games until somebody gets shot in the leg. -- Armageddon

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            • #7
              Very nice. I like the way you tied it into the side of the frame. I may have to seal that idea.

              PigTurd, the stock shackles are 4" center to center. For every inch longer you get about 1/2 inch lift. I've made a few sets for friends.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the info guys!

                I think I may just make mine, after seein some others up close.


                Chris

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                • #9
                  Guys,
                  Now you need to get Blues to show you the Smuffy blue cage and rock rails.

                  BMB

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                  • #10
                    As BMB has alluded to, I do a LOT of cage/Jeep work...

                    That particular Jeep is one of the better examples of work, the owner and do a lot of stuff together since our shops are only a couple of miles apart.

                    If you wanna see ALL the stuff we've done this year (about 10 cages and some various other stuff):
                    http://www.printroom.com/pictureSear...rid=bluesman2a

                    specifically here are the pictures of the "Smurfy-Blue cage" in that vehicle:
                    http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbum.a...album_id=89650
                    It's all fun and games until somebody gets shot in the leg. -- Armageddon

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