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Dieselcon
15-10-18, 07:35 PM
Purchased this project TJ that had been Offroad for a couple of years .. partially in pieces , no rear diff, and motor bastardised with half a turbo... but it had a Rubicon Express LAs and low ks .. originally owned by s member from the mid 2000s Antz . https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181015/ce944e66e5e7f130d1f076051863727a.jpg


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Dieselcon
15-10-18, 08:22 PM
This was back when it was new [emoji15]. Its a 2003
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So the TJ got its name as I found some snake skin while I was cleaning it. Previous owner was a breeder [emoji15]
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So first job was rebuilding the Diffs. I had a HP30 perfect for the task , stripped it down painted and replaced the bushes. Even got the misses to help.
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Dieselcon
15-10-18, 08:34 PM
Diffs were dropped off to Southcoast 4wd Centre for rebuilding with new internals, ratios to 4.88 and ARB lockers
In the meantime I worked on the engine running and fixing some dodgy wiring .. replace alot of the hardware with new bolts n washers while everything was apart . https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181015/be986cb4db94bfdc9aba551caa2c3c6f.jpg

The new HP30 ready for install
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The rear diff installed..
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Was a mission but installed both diffs all by myself.. [emoji51]


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Dieselcon
15-10-18, 08:44 PM
Yes that last pick is a strange one .. this has a triangulated RE rear end[emoji106]
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Here I am adjusting the front steering after I installed the front.
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Nearly finished, driving light wiring was damaged needs repairing, hole in exhaust , brakes and hand brake needs replacing and extended lines.
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Dieselcon
15-10-18, 08:50 PM
Off to get it blueslipped and regoed..
couple of minor issues but it passed[emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122]

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I forgot to install the front Drive shaft before the bluey.. lol .. here it is and I had to reinstall the 4wd selector .. big job dropping the big bash plate..
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Dieselcon
15-10-18, 08:57 PM
Couple more thing to do and it should be ready for Grease Monkey. Get the extended brake lines installed and replace the oxygen sensor after the cat.

Ordered 2 months ago some MetalCloak armour and fenders but there stuck in customs .. custom 8 wide [emoji106]
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Dru
16-10-18, 09:59 PM
Sensational work Jose. I'm looking forward to meeting Venom!

Rocket55
17-10-18, 10:44 AM
Awesome work Jose! It’ll be a beast off road, best Colin too :encouragement:

Dieselcon
13-11-18, 11:11 AM
Went for a test run on Saturday to my local ....

Airing down... its huge compared to my
Mates GQ shorty
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Just some wheel lifts. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181113/763e493d37516a7ac57b58fbd5c101fb.png

Still Need a Little Work on driver side shock retainer on the rear[emoji15]..
but the triangulated rear is working amazing with no binding. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181113/f9fa0b8fec2f197e856ecca210cfee95.png


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Dieselcon
26-11-18, 10:02 PM
Completed the MetalCloak fender install today ..
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Dieselcon
09-12-18, 04:44 PM
club run to Yalwal
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Some flex pics .. on my way home
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Dru
10-12-18, 06:44 AM
Jose, maybe I’ve seen it somewhere else, but what shocks/coils are you running? Especially up front.

looking toxic my friend. :hypnotysed:

Dieselcon
10-12-18, 07:41 AM
Jose, maybe Ive seen it somewhere else, but what shocks/coils are you running? Especially up front.

looking toxic my friend. :hypnotysed:

Running the 5.5 RE coils with 11 FOX Shocks with 1 drop brackets in the rear and 10 front shocks with reverse drop bracket 🤦*♂️in the front🤪🤷*♂️. Bumped stopped for the 37s Im hoping to get in the new year...


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Dieselcon
01-08-19, 02:41 PM
Well, my plans change as quickly as my Jeeps do... with the Help of David Woodley aka Wooders... Venom will be considerably lower in a few days... we are changing the TJ Diffs to JK Rubicon Diffs, going LCG with a 3lift and new 35s (maybe 37s), all braced and beafed up diffs. These diffs are way wider so going back to a +44 offset to maintain a stockish width.. will post more pics as they come through.
Diffs cleaned up ready for new brackets and bracing
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Rear mock-up
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Front TNT brace
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Front diff removed
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Excited
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Venom 5.5 and 35s Vs 3.5 and 37s
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Dru
01-08-19, 07:51 PM
It’s awesome work Jose and Wooders!

target droop?

Dieselcon
18-08-19, 10:33 AM
Its awesome work Jose and Wooders!

target droop?

Thanks Dru... its nearing completion .. maybe in a few weeks .

Springs in
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Wooders perfection.. [emoji108]
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Dieselcon
25-09-19, 09:45 PM
Front diff in and swaybar setup
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Currie tierod and some modified synergy steering arm
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the new 35s for the dick Cepek gunmetal 7s
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Picking up the Jeep this weekend .. excited


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Dru
27-09-19, 06:41 AM
Really looking forward to checking out Venom.

SnakeDoctor
27-09-19, 10:34 AM
Front diff in and swaybar setup


Currie tierod and some modified synergy steering arm


the new 35’s for the dick Cepek gunmetal 7’s
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Picking up the Jeep this weekend .. excited


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Hey Jose, really interested to hear your feedback on those tyres, i'm currently debating which ones to get next..

Dru
02-10-19, 07:14 PM
Haha!

Snakedoctor meet Venom. Venom, Snakedoctor.

I’m sure you guys have things to discuss.

:excitement:

Dieselcon
10-10-19, 10:14 PM
Haha!

Snakedoctor meet Venom. Venom, Snakedoctor.

Im sure you guys have things to discuss.

:excitement:

Hahahahaha hello [emoji112]


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Dieselcon
10-10-19, 10:19 PM
Latest pics at Yalwal for its shakedown
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Huge thanks to Wooders for a great job..


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Dieselcon
21-10-19, 09:36 PM
Another shake down on Saturday and I think Venom is ready for longer trips and harder tracks.. finally got under it today and found 3 bolts that needed retorqing up.. a few pics from the weekend..
this pic still had 1 compression in the rear and a little more in the front.. not bad for swaybars connected
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The front driver was all the way up, but had some more travel on the passenger side. This was a confirmation that the front ARB bar didnt require any chopping [emoji106]
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Dieselcon
11-08-20, 07:47 PM
So the TJ was built Wheeled, Broken, Fixed, wheeled and rebuilt to Woodley specs Re engineered for NSW and daily driven for 6 months and wheeled Hard just about every weekend........
and then Sold.
its new Home is Byron Bay and the owner has an LSX motor and tranny to replace the 4.0L engine... lets hope those Dana44s can handle that power...

Before it Left the Jeepersville stable a photo shoot and trip with Jeep Action Magazine took place... hope you enjoy the story n pics . https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200811/a2e14ca660ea8957f3fe188a2fccfac2.jpg


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