Category Archives: Jeep Build

Trail Shaft

Tools Needed

  • Ratchet
  • Sockets 8mm, 13mm
  • Loctite

Collapsed:

Extended:

Ends:

Before:

First I Removed The Bolts & Clips I installed on the rear pinon yoke for safe keeping (8mm)

then installed all the bolts on the tcase output yoke and the cv end of the trail shaft (13mm)
i also used Loctite just to be safe.

[u][b]rember to install all the bolts hand tight befor tightening down any of the bolts[/b][/u]

the bolts and clips on the rear pinon yoke (8mm)
i also used Loctite just to be safe.

Done!

Gen-Right Steering Box Skid Plate

what was in the box

first remove bottom bumper bolt (torx 55t)

and remove the bottom forward most bolt from your steering box (16mm)

use the two bolts you just removed to hold the new skid inplace

mark holes with a center punch and drill out with 5/16″ drill

hit holes with paint to prevent rust

install the 3/8″ self taping bolts and your done

NP231J To Mod’ed NP231J Swap

I’m doing a  NP231J To Mod’ed NP231J Swap

Tools Needed:

Rachet Wrench
Sockets: 8mm 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 19mm
14mm openend/boxend combo wrench
14mm racheting boxend wrench

this swap took me 6 hours

the Mod’ed NP231J Tcase has a SYE, Wide Chain, & Tera-2lo

tcase Fluid

the first thing I did was suport the trans

next I removed the bolts that hold the trans mount to the tcase skid (13mm)

dont for get to write things down and to use ziploc bags and a sharpie

next I removed all the bolts that hold the tcase skid on (19mm)

next I removed the bolds holding the front driveshaft to the output yoke on the tcase (8mm)

next i removed the bolts that hold the rear driveshaft to the input yoke on the axle (8mm)

next disconect the connectorsfor the 4wd light and the speedo

dont forget to remove the wireing harness clips

necx remove the shifting linkage

next remove the trans mount off the trans (15mm)

remove the breather line off the tcase

remove the nuts that hold the tcase to the trans (14mm)
the pic shows i used a rachet, but i had to use a 14mm combo wrench, would recomend the you go buy a racheting combo wrench

had to make a custom boxend wrench when the combo wrench was to long

after you remove all six, the case will slid off, rember it does wheigh 60lbs lol

tranny output shaft

getting ready to lift her into place

put the new case into 2hi and then slide the case on using the rear output yoke to alline the input shaft to the outout shaft of the trans

next its time to put every thing back

dont forget to use loctight, just incase

reinstall everything you just rmoved and the case is in!

i had to readdjust the shifting linkage… i just losend the adjustment bold (14mm) and shifted into 2 hi and retightened the bolt, and it worked for me

reinstall the tcase skid and your done

old tcase:

Home Made Disconnects

I decided to make my own quick disconnects, this mod can be done with stock swaybar links..

I started with (2) grade 8 3/8″ x 2″ bolts and (2) grade 8 3/8″ with (4) 3/8″ washers…
I marked the bolts after installing aftermaket swaybar links (i used the rear links off my jeep, because i had some BDS quick discos up front (and like em) and decided to do this)

then I notched the bolts with my cutt off wheel so make it easier to drill though them…
be sure to leave the nut on the bolt while notching the bolts, it’ll help debur and fix the threads…

next I drilled the holes in the bolts,…

the pin it to just keep the nut from backing all the way off, because i only hand tighten lol

I welded some tumb tabs on my grade 8 bolts and nuts…

not pretty but functional…

welded some pins to the frame to hold the swaybar links when not in used (the only reason why i did this setup lol )

I discovered that the place that I choose to weld my link holding pins rubs on the the tire under flex, but no bad enough to damage the tire…
only my little hitch pins get bent, but the links dont readly fall off so I don’t need the hitch pins to hold the links there

i also switched over to this style retaining pin (just personal preference), I feel like it wont fall off as easily

thanks to tony for helping and pas for the idea!

Rock Lights

Rock Lights Installation

What I Used:
5: 55 Watt FogLights
2: 40 Amp Relays
1: Lighted Switch

Relays:

Control Circuit Power Is Off Of The Cigarett Lighter Jack…
Because It Turns Off With The Ignition…

Front Pas. Light:

Middle Bumper Light:

Front Driver Light:

Rear Pas. Light:

Rear Driver Light:

Lights Powered Up:

Tube Fenders: Part 2

Today we finished the flat fender install!

First we monted the fenders losely and removed the head light bezels…

driver side shot

pass side shot

almost done…

the acceserys will pretty much tell ya where to mount them.

had to trim the sliders to fit…

gonna trim the cutoff to fit and weld back on when perfect…

done

a/c lines are just twisted up slightly to clear fenders

as a note to anyone trying this or any mod…
ziplock bags and a sharpie are your best friends!

Big Thanks To Pas And Chris For Helping!

Tube Fenders

Well I have started my install of my new tnt customs tube fenders with 3 inch flare. I installed new turn signal ligths 2 weeks ago in preparation of this install.

pass side removed…

had to drop the sliders for the install  :'(

side view fender-less

pass side with inee fender support removed (this is what the battery is bolted to)…

drivers side gone!….

I’ll post up the rest of the install when I finish tomorrow.

First Mod: PSC Crusher Corners!!!

Well It Wasn’t Long Till Some Trail Damage Happened…

Stupid Trees Jump Out Of Nowhere!



So I Decided To Do What Any Good Jeeper Would Do…

I Bought Some Crusher Corners To “Fixed The Damage”




As You Can See, They Came Bare Steel…
Primed Them and Painted Them Flat Black…
Removed Flares, Gas Fill Bracket, Tag Holder, And Tail Lights…

Then Clamed to Place To Line Up…






Once Lined Up, Mark And Drill All The Holes…

Used A 4 1/2″ Hole Saw For The 4″ Tail Lights


Finished Product…