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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #24226
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Collected a $1400 check for repairs from the insurance company. Now to find a shop to pull the front back out how it needs to be and start gathering parts. I think I see a real bumper in my future if its in the budget!

any Bang for the buck ideas?! I Haven't really looked around.

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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #24227
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Flatland 4x4 sell plans which saves on shipping. The jcr kit is a nice looking option.

Other than that, I dig the KOR/protofab stuff. Or wait for notch customs to get off their asses and give us their bumpers.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #24228
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Collected a $1400 check for repairs from the insurance company. Now to find a shop to pull the front back out how it needs to be and start gathering parts. I think I see a real bumper in my future if its in the budget!

any Bang for the buck ideas?! I Haven't really looked around.
shiny j/y body colored bumpers and lower panels all around for the win ?

anyone ?

i think they look cool but some dont agree
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Unread 07-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #24229
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Flatland 4x4 sell plans which saves on shipping. The jcr kit is a nice looking option.

Other than that, I dig the KOR/protofab stuff. Or wait for notch customs to get off their asses and give us their bumpers.
X2 light weight fiberglass ftw!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #24230
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shiny j/y body colored bumpers and lower panels all around for the win ?

anyone ?

i think they look cool but some dont agree
Haha, I said REAL bumber!

You know, something that dare a ****in tourist pull out in front me!

I like that DIY jcr kit though!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #24231
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Needed to keep the back a little more organized. So I came up with this. Its all metal, mostly 22 gauge steel angle for the frame and 24 gauge perforated aluminum for the basket things. Without any of the gear in it, it only weighs about 30 pounds. A lot lighter than the wooden drawer I used to have.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #24232
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Needed to keep the back a little more organized. So I came up with this. Its all metal, mostly 22 gauge steel angle for the frame and 24 gauge perforated aluminum for the basket things. Without any of the gear in it, it only weighs about 30 pounds. A lot lighter than the wooden drawer I used to have.
Love it!!! Got and build plans for it?
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Unread 07-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #24233
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Just ordered my blistein 5100s through Kolak. Woot!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #24234
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Added RE extended stainless brake lines and RE upper adjustable rear control arms to my order from Kolak. Installed my Moog super trail boss steering stabilizer and put my spare tire on the roof.



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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #24235
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Spent all day beating on it, welding up the new sliders (part one) in prep for wheeling tomorrow.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #24236
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Added RE extended stainless brake lines and RE upper adjustable rear control arms to my order from Kolak. Installed my Moog super trail boss steering stabilizer and put my spare tire on the roof.
I got a bad buzzing when I strapped my spare to the roof. Duct tape fairings between the straps cured it
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #24237
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I got a bad buzzing when I strapped my spare to the roof. Duct tape fairings between the straps cured it
just put a couple twists in your straps and the buzzing wont happen
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #24238
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Badazz storage

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Needed to keep the back a little more organized. So I came up with this. Its all metal, mostly 22 gauge steel angle for the frame and 24 gauge perforated aluminum for the basket things. Without any of the gear in it, it only weighs about 30 pounds. A lot lighter than the wooden drawer I used to have.
That looks really awesome. My ZJ is my work "truck"/ DD. I have been looking at various designs, but that looks fantastic!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #24239
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Collected a $1400 check for repairs from the insurance company. Now to find a shop to pull the front back out how it needs to be and start gathering parts. I think I see a real bumper in my future if its in the budget!

any Bang for the buck ideas?! I Haven't really looked around.
I personally really love the ARB bumper, though it is pricey.

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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:11 PM   #24240
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Good Day, Bad Day, Sad day, Great Day!

Sad day - I have posted my '94 Stang here & Craigs for a while, looking for another ZJ. Today I parted with one of the best cars I have known for 30 years of playing with 4 wheeled toys.
Good Day - I did get to trade for a Jeep!! 2000 Cherokee, (his wife's car)
Great Day - The new owner found out that he was the new owner when it had a bow on top!! A extremely happy Afghanistan Vet woke up to a smooth little ride!
Bad day - I was not there to see it!!

Thank You for your service!!
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