Tony's buggy build

xjtony

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Location
Grantsville, Ut
#41
Well I finally got some garage time today. I've been fighting bulging disks in my neck over the last month, so it's just been sitting.

I got my rear truss cut and about half way welded up. I ran out of grinding disks so the side plates still need to be fitted and welded on. I have all the link and shock brackets ready to weld on and tax return will have the rest of the missing suspension pieces. uploadfromtaptalk1391971650087.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1391971667146.jpg

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xjtony

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Location
Grantsville, Ut
#44
So its been a while since I've posted on here and a lot has happened. I spent most of last year dealing with neck and back issues, resulting in the decision to leave the Air Force, finding a new job, finding a house, etc. Basically what I'm getting at is that I have had no time to work on my project. I figured by this point with my neck issues that It would take me more time than I wanted to spend to get it up and running...



So this guy followed me home. CJ buggy, 60/14 bolt, Dodge 318, auto, Atlas. I'm ready to hit the trail again for the first time in almost 2 years! I'll be posting all of the parts from my project up for sale here shortly if anyone is interested.
 

xjtony

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Location
Grantsville, Ut
#48
So first trip out and I figured out that the wiring was toast. I've been plugging away at it for a while and have it done (not pretty, but hopefully functional). uploadfromtaptalk1454287627508.jpg
Being towed off 5 mile after I lost a main ground.
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First time everything has worked in a while

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xjtony

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Location
Grantsville, Ut
#49
So last year I had some issues with misfiring and loss of power under load. Replaced a blown Plenum gasket this weekend, some sensors and ran some injector cleaner through the motor and it appears to be running much better (just driving around the neighborhood). I didn't take any pics of the gasket install. its a real PITA to remove the intake manifold on a jeep 5.2!
 
#55
Had a few issues in Moab this weekend. 2 blown fuel lines, Atlas clocking ring started working loose, causing the T- case to have trouble staying in gear. I also learned the value of real bumpstops. My rig was built with just steel pads. I took a hard hit coming back down off of Cliffhanger, and hit steel to steel, cracking my track bar bracket and doing some damage to the tube. Easy enough to fix, but could have been avoided. I'll post some pics of the damage when I get the radiator out and get a good look.
 
#57
Here is a crappy pic of the damage
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And here is repaired. I fixed all the cracked welds and added some steel. Also added gusset to the track bar mount. Not my cleanest work but it's not going anywhere
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Welds are kinda ugly, but there was not a lot of room to work in without pulling a bunch of stuff. Per Herzogs idea I just got in some JK poly bump stops to go on my C/Os. Also got in my Mustang 4 hole injectors. Hopefully that will tune her right up