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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #106
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I dont like that mod sorry but Im being honest.

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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:19 AM   #107
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Its not done yet. There will be dp end caps that'll keep it from looking like just another hacked up bumper.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #108
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Its not done yet. There will be dp end caps that'll keep it from looking like just another hacked up bumper.
That is good!
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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #109
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I have more of the material that's being used for the vents. I have 2 vents sections left, these will be placed to the outside of the bump pads. Buy the time I'm done, the bumper will appear to be only 3ft wide.
What do you think of the prep work under the headlights? I'm gonna do the same thing with the rear bumper.

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Unread 03-25-2013, 05:09 AM   #110
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Too much DP.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #111
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Too much DP.
I get that a lot, but only I get that ... so, I guess I've succeeded at being unique
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Unread 03-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #112
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I'm gonna head up to the shop and build the brackets for the end caps. I'll have pics later to look at, since I seem to be the only one who likes my build. I think its cuz I haven't bolted/welded on an extra 1000lbs of hardware, but that's my build.
I don't intentionally go out to bust my rig, so I don't feel the need for the heavy steel bumpers.
Also, our weather is so up and down, I really don't see the need for a basket that will always be empty.
Rocker skids would be cool, but that just takes away 2-3" of clearance. If I change my mind I had gotten the idea to do a full loop of 2-2.5" tube around the bottom. This would contour up over the tires to replace the flares. But that's a lot of weight.
So why did I put 200+lbs of sub woofer crap in the back if weight is an issue? Cuz I damn well wanted to!
Why am I so worried about weight? The best way to make your engine last as long as possible is to not modify it. After I've gotten all the good stock years out of it, then I'll rebuild it and mod the hell out of it.
Last of all, it really saddens me to know that so few of you see diamond plate the way I do. Ya, I'm some old fart who grew up in the '80's, back when CJ's were everywhere, even in our driveway, '78 Renegade. But the cool CJ's were decked out in diamond plate, it was a Jeep thing. That's my motivation.
Maybe it all has something to do with everybody thinking I'm a jerk, too
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #113
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I say carry on, man. The diamond plate doesnt bother me, its mainly the chrome that does. But even that doesnt really bug me too bad. I understand where you are coming from with the DP love.

Whether we agree or not doesnt matter. At least you got a theme going and do clean work. Keep the wrenches turning man, Im watchin.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #114
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Good to know, thanks bud.
Well, here's phase 3, of 4, on the bumper project. These are extentions/brackets I needed to fab cuz the last piece to go on each side isn't wide enuf to reach from top to bottom.
The black vinyl is for a black background through the holes in the last piece.

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Unread 03-25-2013, 11:55 PM   #115
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Looks good man like the diamond plate
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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #116
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I was actually considering TJ flares, at least for the front.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #117
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I was actually considering TJ flares, at least for the front.
Do your tires have to be covered there?

And Helena Montana where is that? My dad went elk Huntin up there I think it was close to there dunno though.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #118
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Do your tires have to be covered there?

And Helena Montana where is that? My dad went elk Huntin up there I think it was close to there dunno though.
We are the only city buried in the mountains, and the city sits in a crater next to an extinct volcano. The settlers misunderstood the natives when they named it "Hell in a valley".
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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #119
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We are the only city buried in the mountains, and the city sits in a crater next to an extinct volcano. The settlers misunderstood the natives when they named it "Hell in a valley".
I wanna say my dad went up through there at least. Beautiful country up there much different than ks.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #120
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I wanna say my dad went up through there at least. Beautiful country up there much different than ks.
We have a saying here, "Come see the Big Sky, and then go home."
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