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Old 06-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #76
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A '91 Briarwood? 3.5" lift and a chick drives it? If so, That was mine at one time. I miss that heep. It was cool.
I sold it to a guy I worked with and he gave it to his daughter to take to Fairbanks. That's the last I heard of it.
I wanted that one
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:48 PM   #77
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yep! that is her! I met her father, cool guy.
I ran some gasoline out to him and his wife out at chena hot springs. If you see him remind him to make that trip up to Fairbanks to run the 55 mile trail. I can trail boss.

She was getting frustrated with it and almost agreed to sell it. .. but then I took her wheeling up at Banner Creek and she now wants 33 " mud tires and I agreed to help fix some things on it every now and then if she supplied the parts. sorry buddy! no sale for you!
Me working on it:
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hijack over!

lets see some more mud!
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:08 PM   #78
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Well just got home from the meet and greet. Had a blast for sure! Here are some pictures my friends took.





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Old 06-14-2014, 08:13 PM   #79
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:44 PM   #80
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Looks awesome James. You did a really good job. Can't wait to wheel with you. Maybe we can hit the connector trail this coming weekend.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #81
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Sounds good I am pulling two of my tires off tonight and try to figure out why they are leaking. They are tubed so There must be a hole somewhere in the tube. I also need to get some limiter straps pretty bad
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:29 PM   #82
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Alight guys. IV been racking my brain over the metal missing in my hatch and letting a lot of mud in. I can't think of a good nice way of patching it all. I have have some 20 gauge sheet metal. I'm thinking about going to ak rubber tomorrow and looking around and maybe make a boot? But I don't know how I would. Here are some pictures. I'm all ears for ideas


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Old 06-16-2014, 05:47 PM   #83
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If you are not concerned about appearance, cut an inner tube and make a flexible flap out of it, some thin metal strips and self tapping screws or pop rivets and you're done, crude but effective. The metal strips will give you better clamping force on the inner tube. The metal strips and existing body sheet metal are the "bread", the inner tube is the "meat" in this sandwich. The inner tube can be clamped to the shock mount with a common hose clamp. This will allow flex without stress cracks. HTH, Good luck!
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #84
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Borrow some street signs? seriously though, I recall one of my dads rotted out burbs having a new inner rear fender made out of street signs and spray foam.

Looking at the pics, it seems like a guy ought to be able to close some of it up with some sheet metal fab work, and then like shack said, use some inner tube with rivets for the areas that need to stay flexible? Shouldn't look too terrible if you take your time. If you double layer your rubber section with inner tube (or whatever you get at AK rubber), and then cut out a large "+" sign if you need some flexibility, that should keep most of the mud and weather out? Without seeing it in person, it's hard to see how much flexibility you need for movement (if any). Looks killer though bud!

Edit: after looking at your 2nd and 3rd pic, I think the inner tube with some relief slices around the shocks would work well and would keep at least 90% of the weather out.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:03 PM   #85
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The metal isn't a problem. I have plenty of 20 ga and .025 wire. Just need to pick up some rollers for the welder. The shock has to have room to more when flexing. And also even with all my plating of the unibody and what not everything will still flex. I think of I welded a patch panel in it will crack the welds sooner or later
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The metal isn't a problem. I have plenty of 20 ga and .025 wire. Just need to pick up some rollers for the welder. The shock has to have room to more when flexing. And also even with all my plating of the unibody and what not everything will still flex. I think of I welded a patch panel in it will crack the welds sooner or later
Just stitch the patch panels in and hit them with a good dose of seam sealer.

Seems to me like you could do something like i did except leave the tower and shock exposed with about 3/4" to 1" of gap around the shock to give plenty of room for shock movement. Then take the tube and make a boot over the exposed part of the shock and tower.
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JP.

If you don't like the idea of an inner tube or rubber covering the top of your shock and tower maybe consider a rubber shifter boot.

Maybe something like this. Trim the top so it fits snug over your shock and tower then rivet or screw it to the inner fender well.



Or



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You get the idea.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #88
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Yeah that would work well and look good. Maybe I'll try and stop at northwest tomorrow. And see if I can find one laying around
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I was thinking of using a single piece of inner tube, clamped with metal strips to the fenders and covering the whole shock tower/shock. That way there are no holes, (like a shifter boot) to allow water/mud in.
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PS. Many mig welders have rollers for two sizes of wire on the original rollers, they just need to be reversed, both my Lincolns are that way.
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Yeah I remember that but I think it didn't go done to .025
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I stopped by ak rubber. I got 9 sq ft og some 1/16" flat rubber. Im going to try and make something work with what I have now between the sheet metal and rubber and some aluminum I think I can make something work.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:47 PM   #93
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Well IV been wheeling it and having a lot of fun. Had a few bad times. I didn't get out of the Dutch hills till 130 this morning. Had to take my truck and trailer back there because I sheared all the steering box bolts off. It was not nice taking my nice truck with my trailer all the way back. We where right at the state park when it happened.



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Old 07-06-2014, 07:31 PM   #95
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Even with the break. I'll have a story to tell go ages
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:24 PM   #96
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Ouch! At least you were able to get to it to bring it out. Time for full hydro.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:19 PM   #97
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Nice rig, I drove by you Saturday evening. I had a Ranger 6x6 with an aluminum rack and my buddy was with me in his 4x4 ranger.
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Yep I was there for 5 hours waiting for my dad to bring my truck and trailer back there haha. I was still a good time. me and my girlfriend hiked up to the old mining equipment and took some pictures.
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And I think full hydro would be smart. But I have everything in my garage for assist. I think Im going to give it a shot. Im trying to save for a house and full hydro just isnt in the cards
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Assist will definitely take alot of pressure off of the box. Might be enough. Certainly worth a shot first, especially if you've already got everything for it.
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