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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Status pics of the CJ7

Jeep wife sanded and herculinered it while I work on Beadlock bolts and cage.

Dash with new gauges (Autometer now makes a gauge that works w/oba)

Close up of 3/16" wall 2"x4" bumper

Bumper again, cage, and project #2 a 62 Chevy II convertable in background

With the new wheels its three inches wider


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Looks great. I'd like to see some more pictures of those gauges, dash panel, switches, wiring if you got any. thanks

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I'm digging the herculined outside. I am thinking about getting a burned tub a friend has and using the one step rust stuff and herculining it. No real body work then Did you make the front spring hangers or are those aftermarket? One of the front hangers is broke on the frame I am working on and I really don't think it's made well anyways. I like the gauges too.

Looks good.

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A Hamerite body would be cool looking as well. Not much body work there, but more than herc. The different shapes would hide alot of imperfections.




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This is the only other picture I have tonight, I can get some more tomorrow when it's lighter out. Basically its a piece of 18 ga. metal with the whole dash cut out behind it. Gauge's are Autometer SportComp, oil, water, volts, and oba air tank pressure. The smaller two are for the Rancho shocks which I painted to try to match the trim color, the red button is to pressurize the shocks, black buttons release pressure. Switches on top are for, linelock, oba compressor, cooling fan, front lights, rear lights, under fender lights, and spare. There is a batteru cut off switch to the left of the heater controls and start button below that (not in pic). The first three switches are wired off the hot side of the battery switch so they can be on any time the main is on, the remainder are off a switched source that trigger individual relays for each item. With this set up, everything needs two triggers to work, i.e. cooling fan runs thru main and t-stat to run, oba runs thru main and pressure swicth, lights run thru main and ign., etc. This way I can shut down all electrical items with the main, or separately with the individual switches.


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This may be a stupid question, but I intend on following up with a fairly intelectual question after.

What exactly, the hell, is a "BeadLock" rim.
Until now I've just said they were cool, and pretended I know what I'm talking about. And, how do they work? Benifits?

That was the dumb one.

As I go over it in my head this one sounds stupider and stupider, so, I'll get it down fast.

The Bumpers are 3/16" right?
What size tubing for the roll cage?
Tubing wall width? and tubing diameter.

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Hey, it looks lik on the front your jeep has sparkles too!!! maybe im not alone, haha. peace
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Re: Status pics of the CJ7

Infernozx,

bead lock rims have a ring that has bolts around the edge of the rim. You sandwich the bead of your tire between that ring and the rim and tighten the bolts down. This prevents your tire from coming off of your rim when running a low tire pressure on the trails by holding the tire firmly onto the rim. From what I have heard, the down side to using them on the road is that they lose air pressure slowly (or quickly in some cases) and you have to continuously have to kepp them aired up, whether this is true or not, I do not know, but I'm sure some others can share their experiences.

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Infernozx-
Yes, bumpers are 3/16" wall
Cage is 1.75" diameter, .120 wall
Beadlocks are as stated, the stock outer ring is cut-off, new flat ring is welded on, the another ring bolts on holding the tire. Idea is to keep tires on at really low pressures. I got em since I wanted a new wheel with different backspacing, and since I could only find custim ones in the backspacing I wanted I figured I might as well get the beadlocks too. Everyone but Champion say that they are not D.O.T. approved either, and you don't balance them, but it is funny having your neighbors watch you mount your own tires.
P.S., the question wasn't dumb, sometimes you gotta ask to learn.

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I knew someone would say that.

Anyone ever thought about bolting a 1"? 1.5" wide rim onto the existing rim after the tires are mounted?

To give the edge of the rim an extra 1" of height?
I don't think there's anyway you could throw a bead with a rim like that.


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