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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Last post by stlaser on July 17, 2018, 11:37:36 PM »
As promised here is a picture of the wheels. These are known as border patrol wheels. Made by Hutchinson they are a two piece aluminum wheel with a mount pattern of 8 on 6.5 and have a 0 offset on a 16 inch wheel by 8 inch wide so that amounts to a 4 inch back space.



Norm has some of these that were apparently slavaged from the titanic and after offering them up for sale decided they were not something he wanted to sell in the shape his were in currently. He told me a month or so back he knew of a set of 3 that were for sale. At the time I passed as who needs 3 wheels and these are hard to come by.

Then a couple weeks back I found a set of 4 for sale about an hour south of me. After much pestering I finally was able to meet that seller and buy these 4 in the picture. Now the slight issue with the 4 is that two were opened up to fit a Dana 70 rear axle hub on a Ford. Unfortunately they way they opened them up was with a die grinder instead of a lathe. So I purchased the 4 thinking worst case scenario I would have all 4 turned out to the same inside diamter and run them. After I purchased this set of 4 I asked Norm to see if he could get the set of 3 still. He was able to buy them for me as a result and so now I should end up with a set of 5 unmolested wheels. The extra two I can sell pretty easy as many guys bought these as a set of 4 and are looking for a fifth spare unit.


The idea on these is to acquire PVC pipe to insert into the tires and lock both beads. I will have the front unit bearings on the superduty axle machined for the 8 on 6.5 pattern and drill the rotors. That axle is approximately 2.875 inches wider than my rear 9 axle. The currie 9 will accept stock brakes from the Dana 44 jk axle so I will have adapters machined that will bolt to the stock 5 on 5 pattern and then adapt to the 8 on 6.5 pattern. These adapters will be machined from 1.375 inch material and keep the rear just shy of the front width. I call that a win!
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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Last post by stlaser on July 17, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
Ordered rear 1350 cv driveshaft today for the new 9 rear. Hanging rear in place early next week and will get an exact measurement then to have Jesse @ High Angle Driveline finish it up. Hoping to limit time it will be out of commission which is why I ordered it now to have him get started on it. 
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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« Last post by Bigdave_185 on July 17, 2018, 10:19:11 PM »
As my odd relationship with the boss, the wife, and me being the builder/employee/husband.   

2 1/2 months.  But much like the bosses house he is building, my house and his house get our extra resources or free time if you will.   That date is flexible for sure

Four way today fix punch list tomorrow, insulation starts Thursday and brick Thursday, smartboard and stucco after brick is finished,   It looks like the date should be easy to hit


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Last post by OldKooT on July 17, 2018, 10:17:32 PM »
She finally gave in and accepted she needed a hysterectomy. The Gyno Dr said between the adenomyosis and the damage the twins did to her Uterus 17 years ago, there was not much else she could do. It's been exactly 24 hours since she left the hospital. She's already tossed the pain meds, is now saying she can stop even using over the counter stuff, and she went for a mile walk despite my objections. Thanks all for your prayers. Hopefully she will slow down and continue to feel better.
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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Last post by Bigdave_185 on July 17, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
I think that right there is a smart deal ^^^^


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Last post by OldKooT on July 17, 2018, 10:04:10 PM »
That thing looks good man...and I don't even like red.

Don wants a Xj?  I will trade ya one for Square D=P  its rustfree...already rhino lined. Already has a small lift. Also already has a rod knock so no need to fret that becoming a problem =)

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Thinking of buying a XJ
« Last post by TexasRedNeck on July 17, 2018, 08:41:02 PM »
just need to get the windshield replaced so I can seriously start trying to sell it. When I pulled it out of the shop Monday to drive home it looked goooooood!

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« Last post by stlaser on July 17, 2018, 07:28:22 PM »
Dave, what are you guys shooting for as a projected completion date?
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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« Last post by Bigdave_185 on July 17, 2018, 07:25:00 PM »
but my new sissy truck sure is smooooooth  :wink
How is that truck sale going ?  Ya wanna help Ken move up north? You can look at land while you are there and drop the RedSled off on you way home. Catch a plane


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Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« Last post by Bigdave_185 on July 17, 2018, 07:23:43 PM »
No I didn?t do anything with it, I called mom and let her handle it.   She ended up putting her shoes away in a manner much more pleasing to her than they would have done.  I handed her shoes and giggled about it


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