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post #2896 of Old 06-26-2011, 06:51 PM
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Went to Pic-N-Pull and found/bought a 5.9 grill and hood vents w/ drip pans.
Only took 2 years to find them here.


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post #2897 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:09 PM
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Drove it 300 miles while towing and with 5 people and all the luggage in triple digit temps

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post #2898 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:10 PM
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started my winch mount and ordered my winch





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post #2899 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:13 PM
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Installed my disconnect pegs on the front skid so I dont have to mess around with zip ties anymore, topped up the 710 fluid and check everything else. Tomorrow the rebuilt upper rear control arms go in and the front lower control arm brackets get cut off. I'm thinking about an hour each side considering how thick the metal is there.

Almost done!!
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post #2900 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:15 PM
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Use a sawzall. They'll be off in 5 mins and use a cutoff wheel when u cant get a sawzall in there. They went off really quick

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post #2901 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:16 PM
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Don't have a sawzall lol.
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post #2902 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:36 PM
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Don't even waste your breath with a sawzall on the LCA brackets, ask me how I know

Stock up on cutoff wheels

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"Duh! Big RED Jeep!!!"
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post #2903 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:40 PM
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2nd on the angle grinder and cut off wheel, I cut 1/4" plate out for my winch bumper (not all of it, just pieces) with no probs. Probably helps I'm using a 6" disk on mine though lol


Here's what I did today
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...d-mat-1232375/

09 Rubi 2dr:MetalCloak2.5", 37"MTZ's/Slabs, EVO Stff, ORFab Cage, Chromo's, Driveshafts etc
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post #2904 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:47 PM
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3rd the cut off wheel 2 wheels each.side had to cut in to several peaces to remove

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post #2905 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:48 PM
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i used my grinder on 1/4 steel today for the same reason and my cutting wheel didnt even get worn idk what they are made from but they hold up for a buck.
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post #2906 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:49 PM
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Really? I used a sawzall for most of it and it cut right thru and didnt even phase the blade. Used the cut off wheel for the hard to reach spots

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post #2907 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:57 PM
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Seeing that fender reminded me..

When you guys trim the stock fenders, do you just cut them and leave a sharp edge? I want to trim mine like 2-3", I don't want to buy flares, and I'd like it to look the best it can, I don't want a huge razor blade there above the tires. Do you guys roll the metal back? If so, does the paint chip off around there?

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post #2908 of Old 06-26-2011, 08:59 PM
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Im going to roll mine and then put a rubber trim piece on it to cover the chipped paint.

Should I be covering up my tires when Im cutting? I assume my brake lines will be fine, they are the braided steel and Kevlar ones.
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post #2909 of Old 06-26-2011, 09:06 PM
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Seeing that fender reminded me..

When you guys trim the stock fenders, do you just cut them and leave a sharp edge? I want to trim mine like 2-3", I don't want to buy flares, and I'd like it to look the best it can, I don't want a huge razor blade there above the tires. Do you guys roll the metal back? If so, does the paint chip off around there?
Hard to see but use the ruber trim for the door edges (usually comes in crome) found it at advanced in black for 10$ put it around the sharp edges then undercoated wheel well

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post #2910 of Old 06-26-2011, 09:10 PM
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took it in the field a lil did some 2wd wheeling, and looking for fog lights, tow hooks, and hid's for the jeep
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