We got a little more done to the Jeep today first off we decided to name her Wednesday after the Addams family small black and tough so wife painted this on her !
removed the third brake light so I can get the spare I'm picking up on there, it's not ideal but will work for the trail until I can swap out bumpers and get a carrier built
I also built a set of steps, I didn't want to pay the big money for rock sliders yet and after I get the extra 2 1/2 " lift on it will be a bit hard to jump in and out of fashioned these off the RG 31's I drove in afghanistan
started with some 1" x 1" angle that I cut into 10 " lengths
drilled two holes in 1 piece
and three into the next
ran some 5/16 " wire rope through the 2 pieces
Then ran a feral over both pieces
bolted to a pre-existing hole under the body
with my little helper
my hope is it will be strong enough to hold ( we tried it a few times and seems like it will be ok ) and because of the wire rope will slide over and around stuff without getting hung up.
also got my adapter for my 8.8 today from northern drivetrain