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.
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.
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
SYE and driveshaft
1" spacers for the front
Wiper cowl intake
Borla header and exhaust
And then there's maintenance:
Brakes need done
Radiator needs replaced (probably the water pump and the overflow tank too)
Oil needs changed
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.