Protek's trail rig

Discussion in 'Cherokee & Comanche' started by protek yer neck, Jan 12, 2011.

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    protek yer neck Full Access Member

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    now the sweet stuff
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    the sawsall came out today, I only did the front, following the exo. I gota draw some pics for the rear, you know its gota look good
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    I'm making coil mounts on the lower control arm, so I don't have to move the coil bucket forward. There's enuf crap up there as it is,
    I'm stuck right now I need to move the track bar mount forward, but it lines up directly with the steering box, if I weld the track bar mount to the frame it'll make changing the steering box a pain, and if I bolt it, the bolts will be right into the side of the box. Maybe I will buy a orbital valve and be done with it.
    As for lockers don't know yet, probably run open for a little, probably weld the rear, my boss has some gears for me 5.86's but I don't know if they'll be to harsh for the doubler
     
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    screw it I bought an orbital valve, full hydrolic steering it is.
     
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    got some stuff done tonight, for a change... or it feels like it anyway, since I wasted all that time on the stuff for the steering I'm not going to use now. So I got all the hydraulic crap together, orbital valve, pump(s), and balanced double action cylinder (thanks steph) everything bench tested and works great. now fabing up brackets for everything and sorta finished the track bar

    view from outsidete shop, I caught 2 diffrent dilivery guys takin pic on there cell phones
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    orbital valve where the steering box was
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    cylinder tacked up
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    upper trackbar mount
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    and an axle stinger to pro-tek the cylinder
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    since I'm going to install a high flow power steering pump, I wanted to try somthing. I fully rebuilt the stock XJ steering pump, the stock valve should be putting out around 2.5gpm so I drilled it out to just under double the size, polished and reinstalled it. hopfully raiseing the flow to somewhere around 5gpm, if it works I've tought myself something, if it blows up it was all in good fun.

    you can see the valve drilled near the tip of the screwdriver
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    also I plan on tapping the stock steering box for ram assist, just to say I have, probaly sell it when its done

    finished coil mounts, had to raise them 4"s, also finished track bar, steering is almost complete
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    pump reinstalled
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    all hoses run and cooler mounted (under the fan in the wind)

    final ride hight
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    protek yer neck Full Access Member

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    Here are some pics from today
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    steering done! ....almost
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    WOW is all I have to say, really hard to get a tire off the ground, works better than i thought it would anyways rear shocks are not hooked up but who needs em anyways, I thought it would bog alot more then it does still climbs rocks like a champ

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    stuff'n 40's

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    id been thinking about this for a while, seeing Sams build motivated me to post this.

    I need tube and lots of it

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    That thing is HUGE!
     
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    Sick man, sick. Love it.
     
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    That looks good dude!
     
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    You sir, are a true visionary and an artist...well done!