if you need some good glue just call up bushwacker and tell them that you have a set of their flares and they fell off and you need some more of the glue. they'll send you like 4 tubes of it. And its FREE
thanks wrangler!, awesome idea. will do.
(those bushwackr flares use bolts though...are you sure they use glue also?)
oh and as for those zip ties, that's a vaccuum hose that comes out of the back of the d30 pumpkin and my driveshaft was rubbing it so i am just keeping it out of the way. but speakin of brakelines, i do need to push mine over some as i noticed my front tires are slightly rubbing them. zip ties are also holding up my track bar, i wasn't able to get the top bolt out last year so i just had it suspended out of the way, i'll take the sawzall to it eventually.
Last edited by GreatWhiteYJ; 09-06-2007 at 10:48 AM..
i am assuming you mean the back bottom of the front fender flares. i'm actually not done yet with what i want to do, mostly because i wanna find the right glue to us eto hold the bottom of the flare to the tub. in this picture below you can see three of the bolts that hold the flare to the tub, i'm gonna make my flares into a point at the end, but i'll be cutting off those visible bolts an dthat extra inner flare, i'll take pictures of it soon when i do it if i find a good glue/cement/silicone/something.
mind you, cutting that crap bottom part of the flare off is a bit mor epain in the *** then it looks, there are 2 rediculous metal brackets that i grinded off, which was a bit of a pain, and i sliced into my tub a bit, but some cleaning, rust removing, and painting made it look nice again, here's the metal bracket things i mean.
I know how much of a PITA it is to get the extensions off, since I had to do the exact same thing to get my homebrew rockers installed. I would go with TJ flares, but I like the way the side marker lights are on the stock YJ flares, and I don't need the extra tire clearance. So I want to do something like the TJ flares, but not quite (if that makes sense).
This is what I have to work with now. The rockers are cut on an angle following the contour of the OEM flare.
I got a Jeep, it's lifted and it's got crap bolted to it. Color by Rattle-Can.
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I built this front bumper during the winter, of course it started snowing about the time I busted out the camera.
Looks more like hail to me. LOL
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Originally Posted by HolidayJeep
If that doesn't work, here's what you do. Buy a bunch of burritos and tie them to pieces of string. Then tie the strings to your Jeep. Then, when the meskins come out of the house drawn by the smell, you drive away. The meskins will chase burritos for miles and miles.
I made this for my YJ. I have these pics in another post but it seems to fit here too. It's made from composite decking. I'm pretty happy with the result. As you can see, it was dark and raining when we finished but it was well worth it.
I may put a back on it and bracket the two boards together for some added stability but that can wait. For now, it's in tight.
This is a cool thread. Fab and new ideas is probably my favorite thing about this yj forum. I especially like the different armor. E-rock I will be stealing your boat side rocker Idea. Not for my YJ but something in that direction on my scout 800. I will share as well to add to this library of ideas. I built most everything on my jeep. Flat fenders are made from solid rod. Body armor is all .25in plate except the rear corners which I did not make. They are 3/16 and were allready on the jeep I just carved them up. The rockers have squares punched in the step area. bumpers and shackle hangers are all at least 1/4 if not thicker. I don't much care about weight only strength. Right now I am working on the swing out tire carrier. I will probably make some tube flares at some point. My jeep was really hacked when I bought it for $1750 the po let the sawsall cut on auto pilot. I did the best I could with what I had. Thanks for the ideas.
six layers of blue hair filter material sandwiched between some metal mesh.
The ends of the catch.
The finished product.
No more oil in the breather.
Sure, it's not a Dana 60, but it saves me a quart of oil every 1,000 miles as well as countless fouled plugs.
I like this idea. But why not just use a breather element that you can pick up for $5? (just curious)
Originally Posted by Mean Max
I think I'll keep the YJ. But can I talk you into taking the wife?
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