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Unread 09-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #61
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well i need to make a center console, thats my next project. after that i plan on trimmed fenders, cutnfold rear quarter panels, then slim profile bumpers. ill post up some sketches soon. also, im getting ready to dump money into some 33s!!

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Unread 09-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #62
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I did all the design, fabrication, and paint. The only thing I didn't do was the CNC plasma cutting which was done at a local shop. All stock switches were ripped out and the wire harness was modified so I could use my own switches for everything. This included 100+ feet of wiring, 8 relays, $150 in switches and indicator lights, countless blown fuses, and a lot of patience.

For me, a project like this isn't difficult, it's just very time consuming and somewhat costly, so I would prefer nobody ask me to make one for them, as I will feel bad saying NO.

Anyone with the tools, research, resources, and mental stability can do this project. Believe me when stuff isn't going the way you want it to, you start kicking and throwing things, and then regretting it.

here are some pics of the fabrication process, enjoy.













Damn it, I was good with list till you mentioned mental stability. Guess I won't be doing a custom dash
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Unread 09-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #63
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just placed an order for some shocks and 33s!

also trimmed the rear fenders, going to work on the quarter panels and front fenders during this week.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #64
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got dem 33s!

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Unread 10-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #65
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Unread 12-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #66
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got 33s on it and went wheelin. also figured i'd explain why it's "Hybrid"




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Unread 01-09-2013, 12:35 AM   #67
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been busy lately. working on front and rear bumpers.



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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #68
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been busy lately. working on front and rear bumpers.



Dat a$$

I dig that bumper. I need to build one. Hell, I dig your whole XJ. simple, clean, and unlike a lot of Jeeps on here, mods that make sense. Canyons are sexy as hell....
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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:28 AM   #69
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Will you be mad if I steal your rear bumper idea?
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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #70
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thanks! im about to get started on the front bumper. it will be the same look as the rear. Im waiting on a shipment of new shocks and rims for this puppy. need to get wider rims because these are too narrow for the tires. long story but bottom line BFGoodrich's specs are full of ****. they say a 7" wide rim can support 33x10.5, but it doesn't. go right ahead!
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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #71
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thanks! im about to get started on the front bumper. it will be the same look as the rear. Im waiting on a shipment of new shocks and rims for this puppy. need to get wider rims because these are too narrow for the tires. long story but bottom line BFGoodrich's specs are full of ****. they say a 7" wide rim can support 33x10.5, but it doesn't. go right ahead!
Thanks dude, what's the sizes of the square tube you used?
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Unread 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #72
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Silly question:
What happened to the tire carrier bumper you had a while back??
Seems you reverted to a stock bumper, and now you're fabbing another??
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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:38 PM   #73
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Thanks dude, what's the sizes of the square tube you used?
1.5*2.5*1/8

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Silly question:
What happened to the tire carrier bumper you had a while back??
Seems you reverted to a stock bumper, and now you're fabbing another??
sold it for money to buy a nice welder. that hobart welder came with a hefty price.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #74
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1.5*2.5*1/8
Thanks. I may have to go 3/16", the rocks around here won't like 1/8" too much.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #75
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love the dash but it makes me cringe when i think of wrecking and flying into that steal monster but looks cool as ****
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