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However, it looks structurally overkill and very heavy to me.
Figured I should start an actual project thread on my poo pile, the Turdburglar
seebrookmeyer.... So here you are 4 years almost to the DAY you started this thread.I cannot imagine all the time, money, hours and hours in the garage, the number of times you sleeplessly laid in bed thinking of what you are going to do in the garage the next day! The fab work is incredible! The photo documentation is awesome. It looks like it will terrorize any rock pile! You called it a "poo pile" and named it turdburgler... Now.. what is that heavy turd going to do? Are you going to go to a W.E.Rock event?... or just keep engineering the "crap" out of it? I hope we get to see that big, now very hot $hit, poo pile do something serious!! I'll bet it will make fun of "Butt Crack" in Kingman, AZ!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld5DLA7ma4UGnarls.
Geezz... I've been out of the serious rockcrawling scene since I totaled my 85 shortbed in 2002.
Orbital is in place as well as some new body mounts. Tried to mount the ram off the driver steering arm but panhard pretty quickly eliminated all possibilities of that. going to bend up an 1 3/4" tube hoop to protect the ram. Plumbing the hydraulic lines is going to be a bit of pain, in particular making the reservoir the highest point of the system. I pulled the fan off the motor in favor for an electric fan to help free up some space and give me some additional options for plumbing. Need to pick up an electric fan, but im sure i can reference Murphys 14 page thread on fan selection and fan relay wiring for direction in that department. At this point, this thing is ready to be broken down so that i can finish weld everything (i think...). Im going to pull the motor and trans to in order to give me some room to work and bench weld as much of this as i can. Once its back in place and all the electrical/ fuel connections are made i can get a better sense of where the hydraulic lines can get routed.
Be prepared to tack weld your jam nuts on the tie rod. Because the heims are not in sync the ram movement will loosen them. I tightened mine with a 16" adjustable wrench and a snipe and still came loose. Next option was tacking jam nuts
dont tack them on. Drill and tap the nut for a 1/16 grub screw that tightens onto thread of the rod end. Alternatively, thread lock and a jam nut.
This will also work, but tacking them is just so much easier . Provides the same end result either way
Maybe, until you inevitably have to change them out...
I hadnt thought of doing that but thats a great idea.