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post #841 of Old 09-25-2013, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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I don't weld and unfortunately never will... I have seizures. At this point, I'm good, it's been over 7 yrs since my last one that lasted 28 minutes. Don't need that happening while I'm holding an electric candle stick Besides, there are a few good designs out there that catch my interest. It's either the ORF f+r, or continuing on with modifying the stock ones.
The other issue is the trimming that needs done to make the aftermarket bumpers look right. I'm trying to keep from hacking up the body.


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post #842 of Old 09-25-2013, 07:48 AM
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I wouldn't put a winch anywhere near a stock bumper and expect it to hold up.

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post #843 of Old 09-25-2013, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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The tow bar is attached to the unibody, better than the bumper, and welded on. The bumper wouldn't receive any of the strain.

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post #844 of Old 09-25-2013, 08:41 AM
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Hmph ok.

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post #845 of Old 09-25-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hmph ok.
Is that sarcasm or disappointment? The tow bar is attached and braced just as any aftermarket bumper would be. Plus, in the worst of situations, I can put the tongue on and pull it home

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post #846 of Old 09-27-2013, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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After months of not having a back window, I got it replaced. It cost me $50, but man, do I feel stupid. I just waited 4 more days to get it put in, come to find it's ridiculously easy to install.

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post #847 of Old 09-27-2013, 09:39 AM
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After months of not having a back window, I got it replaced. It cost me $50, but man, do I feel stupid. I just waited 4 more days to get it put in, come to find it's ridiculously easy to install.
Haha

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post #848 of Old 09-27-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Haha

YouTube woulda told you that
I only wasted time. The install was a favor. So I got a hands-on demo for free. I don't use the internet for much info, I should.

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post #849 of Old 09-27-2013, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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All I gotta do now is get it tinted. After we were done with the window, I backed out of the shop. After I got to the street, I put it in 1st and caught that bright glint from the clear window and thought I'd left the hatch open. Ha, ya, I laughed at myself.

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post #850 of Old 09-27-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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So, I got a composition journal to document everything I've done to the XJ. Once I get the lists organized, I'll put it all on here. I swear, it'll be the longest post on this thread. There are so many things I've done, I forgot about some of them...like the dp I did under the hood.
Even more interesting than that is the list of what's to come:
30'x16" black vinyl
(2) 4'x8' sheets of 1/8" dp

Brown Dog motor mounts
Frame stiffeners
D44's f+r
SYE and driveshaft

1" spacers for the front
Longer shocks
32" MTR's
Bushwhacker Flatties
Brake extensions

Wiper cowl intake
Borla header and exhaust
Second battery
Winch

Rock rails
Skid plates

And then there's maintenance:
Brakes need done
Radiator needs replaced (probably the water pump and the overflow tank too)
Oil needs changed

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post #851 of Old 09-30-2013, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Each group is a bundle project. I got a long ways to go.

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post #852 of Old 09-30-2013, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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I read a post the other day about building your rig for 1 purpose, or many. I believe I'm on the path to multi-purpose. I think the appearance of the "mods to come" will bring me around to looking like an off-roader, rather than a mall wheeler. My biggest hang up is trimming cuz this eliminates the fender liners, leading to rust.
So, if/when I trim, I will be fabbing dp fender liners with rubberized undercoat to evade the pinging. Perhaps I'll extend them out to be the flares too, and bag the flatties.
Ya, I know, yuck! But I want my rig to be something that nobody else has.

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post #853 of Old 09-30-2013, 06:38 PM
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Looks like a nice list! I can sympathize in that Ive got quite a list and its gonna take me forever. Sometimes I wish I didnt enjoy this stuff, because Id have so much more money.

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post #854 of Old 09-30-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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The way I see it: If I weren't into this, I wouldn't have anything to show for that money

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I'm going shopping for vinyl today. I'm hoping to have phase 1 done by the end of the day

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