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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #121
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Good call on cleaning that bumper up. Also really diggin the full black look, Not usually done well but yours looks good man
I try not to make it look "tacky" lol. I've always been a fan of the blacked out look.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #122
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It's been a while since my last update. I've since started a new job and haven't had a lot of time to spend with a wrench in my hand.

On the upside, I just ordered an Engo E9000 from JeepAddOnsChris. He's got a killer deal on them for $269 shipped to JeepForum members so I couldn't pass it up. The winch had great reviews and did well in torture tests I had read about. Once I get the winch, I'll be doing the install as well as installing some new lights and fabbing a light bar for the roof.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 04:47 AM   #123
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Ok, shew! I know I know, it's been a while. I haven't had much time for Jeep love lately with my new job and such but I'm finally getting settled in and will start having some more free time.

Here's what's up:

WINCH:

I've had this Engo E9000 shacked up for way too long. It's time to get it out of the box and on the Jeep. I've got a decent eBay bumper that I modified earlier in this build, so I didn't want to go out and spend $700 on another overpriced bumper.

I decided I wanted to build my own winch plate. I wanted to keep it simple, yet strong.


It'll be made out of 1/4" plate and should be pretty strong. What do you guys think of the design? I wanted to get some opinions before I put it together this weekend.

LIGHTS
I've already got a pair of cheap rectangles for the bumper. I opted to go cheap on the lights because hey, I don't wheel at night, and if I do, these lights will be more than enough for what I need. It'll be nice to have a little extra light during the snow this winter, that's about it.

I'll also have four more for the roof after I fab my roof rack cross bars. I've also been planned a switch panel for these:

Bad photo, I know. I actually have three of these switches from OTRATTW. The other one says rear roof lights which I am debating on whether or not to use.

Let me know what you guys think of the winch plate idea, I'd like to get some feedback on it.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 06:19 AM   #124
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Very nice. I gotta get a winch. Your layout for the winch plate is just about exactly what I would do on my bumper.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #125
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Very nice. I gotta get a winch. Your layout for the winch plate is just about exactly what I would do on my bumper.
Yea, simple and functional is what I was going for. I'll be building it tomorrow so we'll see how it works out
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Unread 07-31-2013, 06:03 PM   #126
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Engo E9000 finally installed after sitting in my house for 2 months. Time to go get stuck

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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #127
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thats a good looking jeep! I like the simple yet still functional look you have going on here.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #128
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Did a little wheeling today

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