Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Gear Swap

by on Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Decided it was time to do a gear swap on my Jeep. there is only so much you can do with 33″ tires and 3.53 gears. most of the time I have the clutch pushed in because even in low range i was moving to fast for the obstacle in my path. So i headed on over to Randy’s Ring and Pinion and pushed the needed 4.11 gears for my axles. The rear is a ford 9″ from a 1979 Ford Bronco so I went with USA Standard Ring & Pinion gear set ZG F9-411. Since i still recently installed new bearing during the spool install, I still have the appropriate shims needed to set up the gears. The install went without a hitch. Gear pattern looked good and everything went together easily. (more…)

Happy New Year

by on Thursday, January 1st, 2015

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Hypertherm Logo

by on Sunday, October 26th, 2014

After Acquiring the Hypertherm logo from Jim Colt, I cut a version of it to place on my table.



Gopro Roll Bar Mount Bolts

by on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

After loosing a bolt for the roll bar mount for my Gopro (Again) I needed an easy way to replace this in a hurry so I could use it without having to order a replacement or having to buy a new mount to just get the bolt.

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Gopro Magnet Mount

by on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

I saw this on a site called shelf3d. Here is my version of the same type of mount.


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I started with the need to easily mount a Gopro to my Jeep while I am off-road. So I decided to make a magnetic mount to allow it to attach it anywhere on the Jeep. Sure Gopro has a suction cup mount, I actually have one, but with the amount of scratches, dents, dings, and mud on the Jeep and any given time, the suction cup didn’t want to stay in place. If the surface is “CLEAN” and free of defects it works great. For this application it created more headaches than a solution to my problem. (more…)

Jeep Leakage

by on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

As the title states my Jeep decided to start leaking all over my drive this past week.

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The transfer case was leaking really bad from the front output shaft. After acquiring the proper seals for the Dana 300 from the local parts store. (more…)

Clutch Finally

by on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

So after a failed trip to the local Napa store I resorted to searching the internet for some more ideas. After not finding what I was looking for I remembered an old set of Stainless steel brake lines that I has on the Jeep at one time.


You can also get the line from Advance Adapters to mate directly to the slave too. You can get it in a 42″ or a 60″ length.

I had purchased then ten years ago and changed them because I heard of them failing at unpredictable times while off-road. I had to take off the brake collar to attach one to the Advance Adapters clutch adapter, but I will have an extra to keep in the spare parts bag for trail side fixes. They did end up a little short to reach the slave cylinder but I needed a rigid line to mate it to the slave cylinder anyway.

After getting the line hooked up I found that the material I used to make the mount was a little thin. But with using the CNC Plasma to make the mount I just whipped out two more pieces and welded them together to create a 1/2 inch thick piece. This really helped stiffen the whole setup. On to the next project…Steering

Beadlocks | Loosing Air

by on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Initially when I made my beadlocks I did not have any issue with them holding air for long periods of time. Then I used for what i intended, running low air pressure and wheeling in the middle of nowhere. Since them I have been plagued with one or more tire loosing air at varying rates. Today I have done a test to see what help the most.

Since my beadlocks have 32 bolts around the edge of the wheel I found that it takes a lot of time to remove them all. So I spent a little time finding a new tool to help with this. I didn’t want to use an impact because it is a little heavy and the hose hangs up on everything in the driveway. So I found an adapter to hold a 3/8 socket in my drill. Since I didn’t have any and have been looking for a new tool to try I make the excuse to justify the purchase. Not hard to do when the wife is out of town. (more…)

New Gantry Gallery

by on Thursday, October 10th, 2013

A collection of images of the new version of the gantry. As new photos are taken I will add them to this gallery. (more…)

Gantry Photo

by on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

I got bored today and rendered a high quality image of the gantry. Caution when clicking on this photo it is very large!

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