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post #31 of 347 Old 03-10-2011, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Oh something funny to share, I went over some ideas with my father (who has 8 years of schooling and a P.E. license) and that $200K worth of RIT alumni stared me back in the face and said "I don't know what your talking about but good luck"

Out of all my projects though, this is the first one he didnt roll his eyes at me.

I'm usually not this consice in my projects though, as a matter of fact this is one of the very few projects ive posted asking for outside ideas.

It's mostly because if I **** this up, I'm really truly ****ed.


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post #32 of 347 Old 03-10-2011, 02:05 PM
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For inspiration

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #33 of 347 Old 03-10-2011, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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For inspiration
Yeeeeaaaaaahhhh nnnooooooo

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f292/...blems-1059063/

C'mon godfrey, how would a design like that stand up to 2 feet of snow.

It's defiantly a cool idea, but wouldnt survive in NY

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post #34 of 347 Old 03-10-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Heres a pic to show about how big it will be. That sharpie line in the bottom right corner is about where it will end.


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post #35 of 347 Old 03-10-2011, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a great idea,
Instead of layering 2 pieces of 1/2 plywood on top of one another, the bottom piece of plywood will be cut to fit EXACTLEY into the hole I cut.
this will:
1) Give me the strength of 1" of plywood but will only raise the exterior height 1/2inch
2) Will look nicer on the inside because it will be orginal roof level! (theres a half inch offset from the gasket remember?)
3)Will make the latch system a lot easier to mount (idelly, I would want the latches to be completley horizontal, no angle what so ever)

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post #36 of 347 Old 03-10-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well I made some more progress,

Plywood x2 $63.00
Resin x gal $65.00
total so far $128.00


Looks like I'll have about $100 dollars worth of latches, liquid nails, fiberglass matting and paint into this project.

Not bad at all!

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post #37 of 347 Old 03-11-2011, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Shopping list:

-Plywood 23/32" 4x8, x2
-Resin 1 Gal
-Matting 4x8
-Weather strip 24ft
-Door strip 20ft
-Rustolieum, Black, 1 gal
-Liquid nails, 2 tubes
-Latches, 6
-Carpet, grey, 4x8

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post #38 of 347 Old 03-12-2011, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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In tennesse till next monday. Probably not going to get much done on this till then haha, doesnt seem like too many people are interested in the build anyway. Oh well, it will be nice to have some fresh air in the summer.

I have the entire project worked out in vast notes, pretty much an instruction manual for when I get back. Oh, and I met this guy craig on my airplane ride who owns http://www.hawkperformanceproducts.com/ and said he can hook me up with making my tube fenders later on. Nice

I could also have him bend up a roof crossmember for me, sweet!

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post #39 of 347 Old 03-12-2011, 11:17 PM
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Im interested!!

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #40 of 347 Old 03-13-2011, 01:24 AM
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I would have expected more metal, over wood, with you hussler, but nice plan overall. I like

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post #41 of 347 Old 03-13-2011, 03:44 PM
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pretty cool idea, really interested to see the end result,
ply wood roof just screemin redneck to me youd fit in down by me
good luck though
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post #42 of 347 Old 03-13-2011, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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pretty cool idea, really interested to see the end result,
ply wood roof just screemin redneck to me youd fit in down by me
good luck though
It will not look redneck, I PROMISE.

It will be completely encapsulated by fiberglass, you wont even notice.

Theres just too many benefits for wood in this project, god forbid if it was metal and I bent it

I work at a marina so wood and fiberglass flows in my vains

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post #43 of 347 Old 03-13-2011, 05:55 PM
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Alright, Huss, you have my attention.....

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post #44 of 347 Old 03-13-2011, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, Huss, you have my attention.....
Good, the more cheerleaders the better.

That first cut is going to be hardest, like I said earlier if I **** up, this is my DD. I dont have my backup Dynasty anymore.


I just hope the top seals properly, I was studying the door seal on a buick regal and there was barely any contact so hopefully, If I HAVE too, I can fudge the seal a little.

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post #45 of 347 Old 03-18-2011, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm going to have to update that im having fun with my girl in tennesse, but at least I have this project to comfort me when I have to go back to NY

The jeep will fill the void lol

I have all the details worked out, and will get started promptly after this upcoming tuesday

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