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The Rally Build is coming along!
The London to cape town project is comming along, but we aren't quite finished yet. The axles have been trussed, the skid plates are mostly on and the cage is taking shape.
By way of the history of this project: We first started by taking the 2011 Jeep down to the tub and began removing the factory cage, as well as anything nonessential.
The front axle was removed to sleave the tubes and renforce all the brackets in order to prevent bending. The long side of the front axle received 16 holes and the short side received 8, all of which were plug-welded. The "C"s also were gussetted and all the ball joints were replaced, because some "genius" at Jeep thought plastic would be a smart choice. The front axle was then reassembled and put back under the Jeep.
The rear axle got some light gussetting, and the track bar mount was replaced with one from TeraFlex.
All eight control arms have been replaced with ones from Currie; and they were well worth it, even though they added some weight.
The cage of the Jeep is coming together but not quite finished. It is not going to go through the dash, but instead in front. The rear also is getting some extensive tube work to shore up any weak points.
At this date, we are still waiting for wheels, tires, and shocks. The wheels are going to be powdercoated, but hopefully everything will be ready by next week.
This project is going well and it is coming along - slowly, but surely! Things like this never seems to go as planned!
Stay tuned for more updates soon, as this project has only a few weeks left to complete!
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Some updates on the London Rally Vehicle
Some photos of the latest work on the Rally Jeep are posted now in the Photo Gallery.
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