Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Hemi Wrangler Build

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #76
    I'm going to install the IPF light tonight. I'm trying to decide where to put it; what do you guys think, one or two:

    1)
    Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	75.3 KB
ID:	179126

    2)
    Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	172.2 KB
ID:	179127

    Comment


    • #77
      I'd say number 2

      Pete

      Comment


      • #78
        Your Jeep looks great!


        Sent from my JKURX
        2014 JKURX in Granite, 4.10 Gears, AEV 3.5sc Lift, Geo Brackets, AEV Front Bumper, Black Savegre Wheels, 35" BFG KM2s, AEV Tire Carrier & Back-up Camera, AEV Floor Liners, AEV Diff Covers & Skid Plate, AEV Rear Corner Guards, Spod, Truck-Lites, KC 6" Pro-Sport LED Driving Lights, KC LED Cubes, KC LED Fog Lights, LED Tail Lights, ARB On-Board Air, Safari Straps, Mopar Insulated Headliner, Rampage Grill Guard, JKS Adj Front Track Bar, Northridge Grade-8 Bolt Kit, AFE Y-Pipe, Barracade Rock Rails

        Comment


        • #79
          Originally posted by PeteEinMT View Post
          I'd say number 2

          Pete
          I ended up going with the bumper-mounted option. I mocked both locations up last night and pondered them for awhile. The bumper mount really grew on me. The light tucked up well and it's protected in that spot. The Mopar bumper suits the light aesthetically as well. I squared the light off with the inner edge of the license plate so the rectangular light flowed with the rectangular license plate. The light is mounted, I just need to wire it tonight. I spent the majority of the evening dialing in my rear trackbar and checking clearances, so I didn't have a lot of time for electrical work - thank God for the IPF harness that comes in this kit, it should save me a load of time.

          Originally posted by BCT View Post
          Your Jeep looks great!


          Sent from my JKURX
          Thanks!

          ---

          I did install my IPF H4 housings and Fatboy bulbs last night. A slight adjustment and they were spot on.
          Click image for larger version

Name:	IPF.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	179131
          I'm planning on a Uwharrie trip this weekend, so I'll have some better pictures then. These driveway poser shots get old .

          Comment


          • #80
            Here's one of the shots from our Uwharrie National Forest, NC trip this past weekend. I have lots of great photos to go through and post in the Expedition / Back Country Adventure Forum - I should be able to get them up tonight. It was a great trip, Will and I couldn't have asked for better weather. It was nice running the trails with a built Postal Jeep and a couple of HL TJs . We got lots of looks and thumbs up.

            Going up the slabs on the back side of Daniel:
            Click image for larger version

Name:	Daniel2.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	185.6 KB
ID:	179147

            Comment


            • #81
              A quick write-up of our Uwharrie experience:

              Uwharrie National Forest, NC - October 24-26, 2014
              http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=8938

              Some of my favorite shots of the Jeep from that trip:
              Click image for larger version

Name:	Daniel Trail Tree Pass.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	184.4 KB
ID:	179198
              Click image for larger version

Name:	Three Way Split on Daniel Trail.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	169.7 KB
ID:	179199
              Click image for larger version

Name:	Daniel Trail Slabs.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	226.4 KB
ID:	179195
              Click image for larger version

Name:	Climbing Daniel Mountain.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	277.0 KB
ID:	179196

              ---
              Video:
              http://instagram.com/p/uonrRLiQHi/
              Click image for larger version

Name:	Daniel Trail Gatekeeper.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	187.7 KB
ID:	179197
              Last edited by ranger; 10-30-2014, 01:58 PM.

              Comment


              • #82
                A couple close-ups of the IPF Back-up Light installed. It fits well on the rear Mopar Rock Bumper. I squared it off the leading edge of the inner side of the license plate to make it flow aesthetically. The kit is well organized with easy to understand instructions. The wiring harness made the install pretty painless and saved me a load of time as well.

                Click image for larger version

Name:	IPF 1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	70.9 KB
ID:	179217
                Click image for larger version

Name:	IPF 2.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	33.2 KB
ID:	179218

                Comment


                • #83
                  The aluminum radiator that was installed with the Hemi swap wasn't holding up well. When looking at the front of the radiator, it appeared the welds at each corner were beginning to crack and fail from engine and road vibration. The Jeep body flexes slightly when offroad and that stress was likely a contributing factor as well.

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	R 1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	56.1 KB
ID:	179219
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	R 2.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	49.1 KB
ID:	179220

                  Coolant was starting to collect on the bottom of the radiator and I wanted to be proactive before Murphy had a say in the matter. I pulled the unit and had a local radiator shop submerge it to see if it was salvagable. The guys that work there were all hot rod and Mopar enthusiasts - they spent a lot of time checking out the engine swap. The lead tech advised against any type of repair as the leaks were at each corner, so I began looking for a replacement. I contacted Brice Thomas Radiator out of Gadsden, Alabama. They do a lot of custom aluminum radiators for racing applications and had drop-in TJ 5.7L Hemi units in stock. Their customer service was great and the rep I spoke with over the phone made sure I was getting the correct product for the model year Hemi that's installed in my Jeep. I pulled the trigger and it was delivered two days later.

                  I was somewhat surprised that no type of vibration isolation was used in the original radiator install. I stopped by the same radiator shop and one of the techs helped me dig through a parts bin and find six 1" x 3/4" rubber bushings with 1/4" metal sleeve inserts. I'm not sure what application they were originally on, but the bushings worked great for what I needed. I had to enlarge the mounting holes a bit to make them fit perfectly.

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	R 3.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	106.9 KB
ID:	179221
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	R 4.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	16.9 KB
ID:	179222
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	R 7.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	26.5 KB
ID:	179223

                  The bushings isolate the radiator very well and seem to be a solid fix for this issue.

                  Comment


                  • #84
                    Some more shots of the radiator installed.

                    Click image for larger version

Name:	R 5.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	67.8 KB
ID:	179224
                    Click image for larger version

Name:	R 6.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	65.9 KB
ID:	179225
                    Click image for larger version

Name:	R 8.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	52.6 KB
ID:	179226
                    Click image for larger version

Name:	R 9.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	71.7 KB
ID:	179227
                    Click image for larger version

Name:	R 10.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	30.9 KB
ID:	179228

                    Comment


                    • #85
                      Looking great! Great looking quality!

                      Ben
                      Ben Hedrick
                      www.BenHedrick.com
                      HEDRICK Speedsports

                      "We are a Small Garage with a Big Jeep Problem"
                      2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                      2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                      2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                      2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                      2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                      2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                      2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon - Sold
                      2005 570 AEV TJ Brute Wrangler

                      Comment


                      • #86
                        A sleeper no more - NOS Mopar Hemi badges:
                        Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9345.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	44.5 KB
ID:	179260

                        Comment


                        • #87
                          I started my build a year ago. It's cool to see the then and now side-by-side.
                          Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	82.4 KB
ID:	179261
                          Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9343.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	76.2 KB
ID:	179262

                          It's getting there.. I still have a few more things I want to do.

                          Comment


                          • #88
                            Originally posted by ranger View Post
                            I started my build a year ago. It's cool to see the then and now side-by-side.
                            [ATTACH]11966[/ATTACH]
                            [ATTACH]11967[/ATTACH]

                            It's getting there.. I still have a few more things I want to do.
                            Wow...stark contrast for sure! Turned out very nice...it's been a fun build to watch.

                            Cheers

                            Comment


                            • #89
                              This is where my build ends and someone else picks it up. For sale:

                              http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=9085

                              Comment


                              • #90
                                I have been secretly following this build. I absolutely love it. If I could squeeze it out of the wife (without having to sell one of our other cars) I'd be all over it! Top notch products and attention to detail. Someone will enjoy this jeep tremendously!

                                Begs the question... What's next?

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X