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Old 03-03-2012, 11:16 PM
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So now for the unfinished project which is now completed. Today I FINALY finished plumping the tank into the compressor!!! I am not sure why it has taken me so long to complete it. Probably because the compressor has been working beautifully all this time and having the tank is just an added benefit. I went out and grabbed some needed parts.



This was most of it. I had a few other pieces already in the stash, so this would complete it.


I planned out the piping and built it just hand tight to make sure it would work. It would come out the side of the compressor tank, then have a ball valve (to secure the flow to the tank if need be), then a gauge, and then off to the tank in the rear.






Once I was confident with my plan it was all torn down, taped, and tightened.






From there the 1\4" hose drops down into the frame.




It passes through the frame and out the bottom. I wanted to run it back a ways and have it pop out in the rear, but the frame gets a little cluttered at the crossmember. So it just goes straight through. I wrapped the tube with some cool tape because it ran next to the exhaust for a short distance and I didn't want to take the chance of it melting.




I tucked the tube behind the heat shield and ran it all the way down the side until the shield ends. Then it was fastened to multiple points as it continued down the side.




I wrapped it again where it passed over the exhaust with a wire harness.




And finally it mates up with the hose off the tank with a quick disconnect.

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Old 03-04-2012, 01:00 AM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

god i love those tires
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:14 AM
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So for the benefit of those who don't want to buy new door locks but still want some low profile ones, here some awesome info for you!

I chopped one down to 1 1/8" the same as the billet ones. Then I used a drill bit and made the hole go all the way to top leaving only about 1/8" from the end. Here's the chopped stock post next to the billet one.



You don't have to chop them for them to sit flush. You can leave them the stock length, but chopping them makes it easier to screw them back on. All you have to do is drill them out farther. Here is how it sits once modified.



And then locked.




So if you like your stock locks and don't want the billet one, then this is a very easy mod to do! Although if you plan to do this you might want to go easy on the soft plastic locks. As you can see I didn't really care about mine and they got chewed up pretty good. I hope this is useful news
You don't need to chop the stock lock posts, just turn them clockwise until they are at the desired height. Pliers and a cushioning rag (to prevent plier marks) help a lot.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:31 AM
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Finished detailing her today! I had way too many rock hard bug remains plastered to the front end. Now she is squeaky clean!






I also picked up some supplies for a future project.



Not sure when it will get done, but at least I have what I need.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:57 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

WOW Omelet, your rig looks awesome. You have done some wonderful work!! This is by far one of my favorite WK's. Great work dude!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:33 PM
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Thanks a lot bud! I love working on this thing.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:12 AM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

When will we be seeing a SL install?
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:48 AM
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I still have yet to get it! I am really hoping to have it within the next couple days so I can get everything prepared and start next weekend.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:59 AM
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Re: longer Track bar

I'm very like your longer Track Bar,Can you tell me How to buy it ? Thank you.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

It is made by Rusty's Offroad. It isn't on their website, but you can call them and order it. The PN is RC-TB732-WK.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:23 PM
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I scored a used OEM shaft for $65! It has a little bit of surface rust, but other than that it is in great shape. Much better than spending $400 on a new one. It is the driver side w/ ELSD shaft. Now I just need to find a passenger side!

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:43 AM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

You are why I refuse to make a build thread, My build thread would be "check out this new door ding" or "added another chip to my windshield" instead of actually doing cool crap to it all the time, keep up the good work ya big stud!
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