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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by akjason » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:14 am

Hey bobby, I haven't looked back through all the pages, but can you tell me how/if you tied the stock cage into the frame? Or what your plans are?

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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:24 am

Jason, sorry I just saw you question. As it sits the frame and roll cage does tie in with the frame... the cage is really just a factor roll bar with the front section added on. The seats and harnesses are mounted to crossbars that mount to the front addition. I plan to leave the factory stuff there and just run extentions from the backside of thier mounting surfaces down to the frame. These will be at the A, B, and C pillers plus the cage will pass through the firewall and tie into the front fender and engine crossover tube. I will then do away with the factory body to frame mounts.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by akjason » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:26 am

Ah, so eventually solid mounts all around?

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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:46 pm

yes.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by StigZR2 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:19 pm

TwoStep wrote:After a lot of measuring and brainstorming... I have given up on the idea of putting in the upper harness bar. There just isn't enough room between the front seats and the back seat to fit it in. Maybe one day when I stretch it (if that happens). So I will just leave the harnesses as-is for now.

Anyway, I mounted a couple of 5.56 NATO ammo cans over the rear fender wells to serve as perminant tool boxes. They fit perfect and are actually in just the right spot to double as arm rests for adults sitting in the back seat.

I also gave the ol' girl her yearly "Dixie prep" oil change. My helpers were ready and willing!
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by woodman » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:44 am

Easy solution! Add 2 more doors! Welcome to my world.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:29 am

woodman wrote:Easy solution! Add 2 more doors! Welcome to my world.
Honestly... I think it would be as easy and cheep to just add a mildly built XJ to the fleet. There really is no perfect rig.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:18 am

This one is for you Jason... and don't worry, I went with single sheer, 1/4" grade 2 hardware. The Finger
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I also polished her up a bit for this weeks ride. Amazing what a spray bombing will do for a rigs looks.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by F9K9 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:23 pm

Looks better than it did at Anita's benefit! :chug
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:28 pm

At Dixie last year (which was the last time I posted in this thread), I dinged up my rear drive shaft. I've been running it since but I can't drive over 30mph because of vibrations so I decided to rebuild the rear DS before the upcoming Golden Mountain Park trip.

Here is what it looks like. I'm pleased with how well it has held up for the last couple of years considering how thin the tube is. One day when funds are available I plan to fix.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by ky mudhunters » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Why not just re-tube it yourself with the tube from another junk yard shaft? I keep some longer driveshafts around just so I can cut the tubes out of them later to repair the shafts on my S10.
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:31 pm

I am rebuilding/retubing it with left over tube from when I made them the first time. The tube shaft (male end) is already cut off of the old tube and welded on to the new. I hope to do the tube yoke tonight.

I have never done the research to find a vehicle that I could pull salvage yard shafts out of... Anyone know off hand what vehicles run 1410 ujoint at one end and a 1.5"-16 Spline slip at the other end? Even better is if it has a Spicer 3-2-439 flange yoke at the transfer case side!
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by TwoStep » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:11 am

I got the tube yoke cut off and finished up the new DS (minus paint).
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redneck way to square up the tube ends...

Step one: zero your angle finder with the tube:
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Step two: adjust your tube end to 90 degrees:
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And now I have a new rear drive shaft!
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Re: Project "Goose"

Post by StigZR2 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Good looking shaft!!!!


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