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post #61 of 92 Old 03-16-2014, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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I spent a month working on this one flare. The LJ was begging me to worked on.










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post #62 of 92 Old 04-20-2014, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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There is a NP242 and front drive shaft installed now. The Novak shifter bracket was the wrong part and I modify it to work.




These sound suppression foam strips go inside the inner fender. The originals were made of porous foam and collapsed under their own weight.


The new ones I made out of closed cell craft foam do not absorb water and have plastic support sandwiched in the layers. This cut down road noise dramatically.


I was able to retain the stock fender support bracket to keep the rigidity of it.







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post #63 of 92 Old 04-21-2014, 10:18 AM
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Looking nice. That front clip being a different texture / color is a tad visually distracting. Is it the final color or will it be treated the same as the rest of the body?
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Looking nice. That front clip being a different texture / color is a tad visually distracting. Is it the final color or will it be treated the same as the rest of the body?
That is a bare plastic eBay special header panel. Every time a factory original undamaged header panel shows up in the junk yard it disappears within an hour. :/ It is becoming difficult to find one.

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I took a break from being sick to finish gluing, trimming, and stapling the trim to the rear backer board.




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I just installed the driver seat of the Corbeau Baja XRS with the MJ bracket.(They only sell a full replacement bracket.) The bracket is one to two inches too tall. I am short and my head is nearly touching the ceiling with the head liner removed. The seat is only about 0.5" wider than the the stock bucket seats, but the position on the bracket prevents the B pillar trim from being installed. If the trim could be installed the top bolster of the seat back would be tight against the trim preventing the seat belt from getting through.

So... The seats are comfortable it seems, but the bracket needs slightly reengineered to work properly. However, there is a review on Amazon that mentioned this so I was prepared for the height issue.

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Tiny Air HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORN.


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Just a teaser of the rear bumper. A local fabricator in the RCRC club put this all together and did the finish work. I could not stop touching it and rubbing my hand over the smooth metal! I will be at the 19th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show in York, PA this coming weekend.


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The fabricator was worried I would need to fill areas to make the paint look great. I did not bother and it came out amazing!




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Let's see more full body shots.... Love your build!

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It did look great, nice meeting you up there. Did anyone get shots of you on the playground?

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It did look great, nice meeting you up there. Did anyone get shots of you on the playground?
I am sure my family did! They made the motion for me to pose while I was waiting on top of an obstacle.

When I was up in PA for the Jeep show I picked up a factory OEM header panel from MrSimon.

It was in good condition and needed some filler for various rock chips all over. I ended up not getting all of them filled, but I did the most important spots such as chips along the top edge. Parts to rebuild the headlight harness with 14 gauge wire is still on the way so I will be installing this later in the week.






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Harness stripped, wires pulled, and right headlight connector redone with 14 gauge wire. The H4 connectors are ceramic with a plastic casing.


I used Scotch Super 33+ electrical tape for sealing and Scotch Tough Duct Tape Extreme Hold in a very dark silver to mount to the factory clips.


Left headlight connector and wires done. I remembered to cut the duct tape in two this time.


Hella weatherproof relays and sockets.(007794301 and H84709001) Fuse holders will have 10 amp fuses to supply a minimum of 100 watts safely. All wiring splices are done with heat shrink weather seal butt splices. About five feet of wiring and a short 14 gauge ground wire to the spot as the stock harness on the left fender. The final sheathing and wrapping will done in vehicle to get the lengths correct.

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Nice!

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I love this build.... so much. Great work!

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