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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #31
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Very nice!

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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #32
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #33
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Damnit dude...
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Unread 11-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #34
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Ok, granted, I'm on android right now, but that looks so good it seems photoshop'd.

Nicely done build!
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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #35
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Damnit dude...
Thanks.

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Ok, granted, I'm on android right now, but that looks so good it seems photoshop'd.

Nicely done build!
That is 100% out of the camera and not processed!

So last week when I was putting the bed on the hoist hook failed. It fell fairly gracefully and I had to climb out over the truck's frame rails.


Minimal damage


The metal is stretched so getting it flat without removing it is difficult.


This is going to be covered in Line-X eventually so I did a minimal respray on it.


Since I was painting I needed to correct the left front fender and the right cowl corner. Some touch ups went wrong during the initial painting and needed to be resprayed to get the correct level of gloss.




Nice even shine!


Goodies! Sprintex XJ Supercharger kit, Kelley Works cables, AEM F/IC, and a head unit that works.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #36
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Nice Build!

I want a comanche so bad!
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Unread 11-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #37
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Woah dude thats looking way too awesome!
Whats with the header panel though? And im assuming your going with stock flares?
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #38
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I see bare flare mounts... What is going to go on those fenders?
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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:35 PM   #39
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Woah dude thats looking way too awesome!
Whats with the header panel though? And im assuming your going with stock flares?
The header panel is a cheap eBay special. It is made of plastic and will be a pain to keep the paint from peeling off. Just lightly leaning my arm on the lip to reach into the engine flexes the plastic. I would like to find a factory fiberglass replacement and paint that.

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I see bare flare mounts... What is going to go on those fenders?
I am still deciding what to do with those. The rear MJ flares are entirely different than rear XJ flares so I can not just bolt on matching 1997+ style flares.

http://comancheclub.com/topic/1363-h...he-mj/?p=18654
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Unread 11-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #40
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Oh that makes sense. Header panels arnt that hard to come buy, at least around here anyway. And i forgot that the 97 plus flares were different.
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The header panel is a cheap eBay special. It is made of plastic and will be a pain to keep the paint from peeling off. Just lightly leaning my arm on the lip to reach into the engine flexes the plastic. I would like to find a factory fiberglass replacement and paint that.



I am still deciding what to do with those. The rear MJ flares are entirely different than rear XJ flares so I can not just bolt on matching 1997+ style flares.

http://comancheclub.com/topic/1363-h...he-mj/?p=18654
I would honestly just keep MJ rears and use (trimmed in front of course) pre 97 flares up front. Few things bother me more than seeing rounded front flares with old style rears.

I vote trim everything and go 35s to solve this issue.

Looking great though man!
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #42
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I would honestly just keep MJ rears and use (trimmed in front of course) pre 97 flares up front. Few things bother me more than seeing rounded front flares with old style rears.

I vote trim everything and go 35s to solve this issue.

Looking great though man!
I'll second that...............
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I was looking into street tires and lowering it below stock height. >_> Anything more than light acceleration from a stop breaks traction when the transmission shifts from second to first. Power without good traction is silly. It also floats around on the highway above 60 MPH.

I would prefer the look of the 1997+ flares to match the rest of the style change.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #44
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I was looking into street tires and lowering it below stock height.

Careful now. You're still dealing with a Jeep here..........
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Unread 11-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #45
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Drive the Jeep on the street / look good for photos...

I say bag it and do both.
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