The One More Time Build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by justjeepin86, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    I don't see how the thing blocking 80% of the radiator could possibly be the issue....

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  2. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    Pulled the winch and it was fine. That's great and it blows all at the same time. It was a lot cooler today outside, in the first place.

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  3. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    That's a bummer. It looks pretty awesome up front.
     
  4. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    Recess the winch lower... Or I suppose you could relocate the radiator to the rear and run electric fans..
     
  5. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Most 8274 mounts I've seen move the winch out more away from the grille than what you had it. That along with moving it down a little should help.
     
  6. NCJeeplover

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  7. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    I will probably move it out and down like Chris said. That will be a project for later though. I don't have the time do deal with that right now. I'll just put something else up there for the time being. I really want to make that winch work though.
     
  8. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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  9. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    Getting the same color a little bit at a time. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    That’s sharp :smokin:
     
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  11. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    Since the mount itself is effectively blocking the entire bottom of the rad, wonder what a few well placed "lightening holes" would do for airflow?
     
  12. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    It's really not. I can't put any holes that will affect it. The winch is the width of the grill opening.

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  13. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    I finally got around to working on my cable shifters. I hope to get to uwharrie on closing weekend, so i figured i could benefit from them. I picked up some forklift levers from @vango and went with it out of sheer simplicity. Not the prettiest bracket, but it works. They work well. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Glad that thing worked out for ya man. Hope to see you down there if the weather isn’t total crap.
     
  15. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    Well, i finally made the jeep all one color. Then i decided to drop the winch down in the frame to let the radiator breath better. I couldn't have asked for it to turn out better. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I didn't measure, but i gained about 4-5".[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    That looks great man.
     
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  17. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    IIRC, you were running a bit hot after the 8274 went in... and now??
     
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  18. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    Sure was Dave. Not sure yet, since it didn't get hot unless it was hot outside. I drove it around today, but with the weather this nice, it was normal. I'll have to wait until it's 85 degrees or hotter first. IMHO, it has to be better.
     
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