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Old June 6th, 2017, 05:34
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Re: Racing against the grain

Best part of the divorce. NO Committee! I am waiting to see how they attach. I really do not want Glenn to cut up the MJ. We need ACOS and that track bar steering system Ironman4x4 makes. That thing is the shit!
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Old June 9th, 2017, 07:36
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Yesterday was mock up day one. I'm dialing in where I need to mount everything to get the proper alignment of the air bump in the coil. This was a little too far forward with a little bit too much angle on the coil bucket. Created a bow I'm not comfortable with. This was at 3/4 full compression. Today I'll make adjustments and go from there.






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Old June 9th, 2017, 18:44
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Ding fries are done. Finally got the coil straight. That's enough for today. Measurements and passenger side tomorrow.




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Old June 17th, 2017, 06:29
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Got her on all 4 and started her up for the first time in months and she moved! The motor was so responsive and quiet with this like new harness. I think that is where a lot of my anomalies came from. This thing is solid. Moved her in the shop to burn the air bump mounts and work on sway bar mounts etc. small things are left. Might actually make it by the deadline.




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Old June 18th, 2017, 17:03
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Got a lot of stuff done this weekend with 2 weeks until departure home then the Crawl in Harlan.

Radio relocated, all lockers and fan switches wired and Rubi compressor mounted. Air bump mounts welded in. Just needs reinforcing.

Majority of the rest should get done this week.
















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Old June 19th, 2017, 06:23
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Looks good. I need some of those Jack Stands......
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Old June 20th, 2017, 15:32
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Programmed my my radio for all of comms and got rid of the head banger bars with a more out of the way option. Good progress today.








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Old June 21st, 2017, 15:04
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Fantastic timing! Rubi locker won't work. Actuator Diaphragm is blown out.

7 days before departure and I'm ripping my diff out to replace a part that I somehow found in Rockauto. Let's hope it all gets here in time...

Sitting down drinking beer in anticipation...amongst all the other work that has to be done.






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In other news..stayed up late and got this mad max thing going... passenger side done. Driver tomorrow.




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Re: Racing against the grain

What software are you using for radio programming?
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The wonderful and amazing CHIRP. I say that semi sarcastically because I can't for the life me program my Baefeng radios. I managed to get the Yaesu working fine as you can see.
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Oh yes that's the look I was going for... that's what I get for doing something silly. Thought i would be a cool kid if I removed my rear glass. Nope.




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Well bumps are done! Major task accomplished. Most of the small stuff has been finished as well today. Just have to paint and zip everything in. Then wait for my Rubi Locker actuator to get here Monday and finally get this thing on her own weight.








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After months of sitting on jack stands we are back on our own weight and driving..from afar it's just another Cherokee been when you get up close you see things you don't see everyday.








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Waiting for the video of it bombing up Ironman hill......
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