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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Got some cheap 1.5" fence post tubing to make some mock up arms in case I measure once and cut once ...
    When I'm done with this steel I will make a flag pole out of them!

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    I got a little carried away with the red paint, but red was the only high temp paint I had. Glad I didn't have any orange...
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Finished the hydro steering arms using 7/8" heims and DOM tubing.

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    Got more red paint...
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Guess this voids the warranty!

    Cut the rear frame off to prep for the back half stretch. This was easier and quicker than I thought!











    I need to return this sand to Sycamore and Hackberry!
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Looking good! Gotta love the jack extension tho... Whatever it takes to get the job done.
    Burn it and beat on it

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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Quote Originally Posted by Tortured Metal View Post
    Looking good! Gotta love the jack extension tho... Whatever it takes to get the job done.
    Thanks!
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Some welding done on the stretch kit.

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    Update 6/17/18:
    Do not weld the circled areas until you have the frame side and new rail side set where you want them. SEE Post 178
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    I had to cut the LCA brackets off when I did my long arm kit. It was scary for me as a newer Jeeper. Looking great!

    97 Cherokee- NP242 T-Case/skid plate, front/rear skid plates, tow package, RC 4.5" LA lift, locked f/r,chromos, trussed 8.8-30,410s, dual steering stabilizer on 33x12.5 mud claws on 15x10 rims. Custom sliders, fender flares, winch bumper & 9k lumen light bar.

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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    I need to return this sand to Sycamore and Hackberry!
    That's ballast to keep you from tipping over. Rookie. Jeez
    79 cj7, rebuilt 304, YJ family "cage" , wide track axles, Moser 1 pc. rear, lockrites F/R, TF999/D300 with custom floor shifter, twin sticked, 33x12.5x15 Falken Wild Peaks

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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Quote Originally Posted by aheath4 View Post
    That's ballast to keep you from tipping over. Rookie. Jeez
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Man are you ever going to finish this thing?
    I did my 1 ton conversion in 4 weeks, Flopped it and replaced the tub and all body panels, painted and new cage, And your still messing with steering.

    Brian
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Quote Originally Posted by bkhjeep View Post
    Man are you ever going to finish this thing?
    I did my 1 ton conversion in 4 weeks, Flopped it and replaced the tub and all body panels, painted and new cage, And your still messing with steering.

    Brian
    14b, RJ60, RCV, Atlas, ADS shocks, 37" with Trail Ready's.
    Yes we wheel.
    You've heard of web wheeling, right? This is web building!
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Quote Originally Posted by bkhjeep View Post
    Man are you ever going to finish this thing?
    I did my 1 ton conversion in 4 weeks, Flopped it and replaced the tub and all body panels, painted and new cage, And your still messing with steering.

    Brian
    14b, RJ60, RCV, Atlas, ADS shocks, 37" with Trail Ready's.
    Yes we wheel.
    Have some health issues going on, should get back into it in a few more weeks!
    Going nuts!
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Some progress this weekend!


    Cut the body to run the new raised frame rails through.
    Have not decided yet how I want the bumper, depends if I do a rear winch under the tub.

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    I made the mistake of completely welding the kit together and had difficulties fitting the pieces to the stock frame rail stubs. Tried spreading the ends with a hydrolic porta power, but no go. Ended up making two expansion cuts on each end, then used the spreader. Anyone doing this kit, don't weld the ends until you have fitted the rails in place.
    First time I've used a portable power, great tool!

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    Both welded together, will decide this week if I do the winch and will need to make a strong platform for it,

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    Was really nice working on the red pig again!
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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Note: Just noticed several pics disappeared. I was using imagepost.org and they are completely gone now?! I will work on replacing the missing pics this week.


    Did some tub trimming, was easier than I first though. Also decided on not doing a rear winch at this time, so will get the new framing stuck in place and welded.

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    Re: ARTEC Beta Kit/Superduty TJ Build~

    Now you have some room for some bigger tires!

    97 Cherokee- NP242 T-Case/skid plate, front/rear skid plates, tow package, RC 4.5" LA lift, locked f/r,chromos, trussed 8.8-30,410s, dual steering stabilizer on 33x12.5 mud claws on 15x10 rims. Custom sliders, fender flares, winch bumper & 9k lumen light bar.

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