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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #16
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Doooood. Lookin hot. Great fab skills man, keep it up!

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Get a good tummy tuck with engine skid and treat it like a pimp does a crack whore.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #17
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Doooood. Lookin hot. Great fab skills man, keep it up!
Thanks guys,I have a few more updates to come as I have time, the completion of the exo,bumpers,cooking fans,shifter mod,overhead console/radio mount, and tube fenders/ headlight conversion.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 02:25 AM   #18
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grabbed some 4.5 RE springs for super cheap, used these with the shackle relocation to net about 5.25 lift.


5.5 RE springs for the front.


and some cheap ES3000 shocks to shake it all down, will replace these with some bilsteins sooner than later.

also added a trans cooler while i was in there.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 02:30 AM   #19
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finished welding up the cage and painted.

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Unread 07-04-2013, 02:34 AM   #20
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whipped up some tube doors.


test fitted the cage and burned in.


and picked up a 8.8 on the cheap
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Unread 07-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #21
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Ugh dude I envy your skills and speed! I need to buy a welder and start practicing...
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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:35 PM   #22
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got the front gears installed, and thru in a spartan while i was at it.






installed the 8.8 in the rear, used ruff stuff brackets, and a ballistic rear cover, left the factory LSD in for now but added the 4.88 gears here too.

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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:38 PM   #23
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forgot pics from install.



here is the differance between the fac plates and the ruff stuff plates..pure stout on the u bolts and upper plates
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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:01 PM   #24
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You got some skills. Did you make that diff cover?
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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #25
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You got some skills. Did you make that diff cover?
No, you can get them from ballistic fabrication in az. 3/8 thick. Fits great.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:31 PM   #26
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Was switching the gauge cluster just as easy as unplugging and plugging? I would love to get rid of the dummy cluster.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 12:36 AM   #27
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Very nice build so far. Looking forward to more fab. Someday I wish to have that skill.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #28
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Was switching the gauge cluster just as easy as unplugging and plugging? I would love to get rid of the dummy cluster.
The cluster just plugs into the dash..no changes there, but you have to swap out the oil pressure sender, and the temp sender on the engine with the guage style units. The senders are cheap though. It's only about a half hour job, and the results ate well worth it.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 12:10 PM   #29
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Very nice build so far. Looking forward to more fab. Someday I wish to have that skill.
Thanks, the aluminum fan shroud, overhead console/cb mount and the relocated shifters are next.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #30
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Very nice work!!


Great looking xj too!
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