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post #346 of 388 Old 02-27-2014, 08:22 AM
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Because it's sitting exactly how I want it as far as height goes. I don't really care if the leafs are sitting how they are unless they get worse or become a problem. Bastard pack isn't worth the time and effort it takes imo.
X2 what are you gunna do to strengthen the body now?


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post #347 of 388 Old 02-27-2014, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Modified YJ rollbar in the back for now til I can afford a real cage or at least the back section of one for that area. Still need to do 2x6 rockers and frame stiffeners. Short term nothing til I can find a rollbar off a YJ but I also won't do any real wheeling til then either.


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post #348 of 388 Old 02-27-2014, 09:45 AM
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Oh cool. That was something I always wondered about cheromanches

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Got the tailgate 90% done and some temporary lights in that I still need to wire up tomorrow so I have this thing if it actually snows Monday. Still gotta go back and attach the check straps and weld the angle iron into the quarter panels and floor more than it is now, but the tailgate is usable, sturdy, and not going anywhere. Kinda ****ed up though and mounted it back further than I should which ****s up my tail light box plans unless I want them sticking out past the rear/tailgate, which I don't. Oh well, **** happens. Now I'll just cover the rest up in sheet metal and flush mount some LED trailer lights in the back and two turns on the side in the actual quarter panel. I'm thinking that's going to end up looking better anyway.















Didn't get as far as I wanted but who ever does? Getting the tailgate in was a bit more work than I thought it was going to be. Lots of BFH work and more cutting out sheet metal in the back.


Also, I don't think I mentioned it but I'm finally moving out of this stupid apartment at the end of this month. Thought I was going to get stuck in the city again but found a cheap tiny house out in the country less than 20 yards from my uncles house (same landlord). Best part is, it's 100 acres and the houses and corn fields only sit on 20 of it. The other 80 is all woods and power line and ATV trails I have unrestricted access to. The little red dot is the house (much bigger than the house actually) and I've got access to everything inside the red lines. Those lines that look like roads are the power line trails.



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post #350 of 388 Old 03-01-2014, 04:03 PM
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Lucky bastard. . . I need to find me some power line trails around here.

Tailgate might not be quite what you want right now, but it's a start and when all is said and done it'll kick ***. I dig it.
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The tailgate is EXACTLY what I want. It's the tail lights I don't like/am not keeping. My only issue with the tailgate is it's beat to hell, but that's not a big deal. I can just swap it with one in better shape later. Took me long enough to find one in general lol


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Just looked at the pics on my phone, so couldn't see it that great. If you do find a better tailgate hook me up with first dibs on this one.
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post #353 of 388 Old 03-02-2014, 07:08 AM
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The tailgate is EXACTLY what I want. It's the tail lights I don't like/am not keeping. My only issue with the tailgate is it's beat to hell, but that's not a big deal. I can just swap it with one in better shape later. Took me long enough to find one in general lol
This is very cool, Motor.

I agree with the tail lights as I see them getting sheared off or crushed - pretty vulnerable as they sit now. Maybe integrate them into the gate - not sure how feasible that would even be.

As far as the condition of the tailgate, looks alright to me from the pics. You plan to Monsta the rig anyway right? What's a few imperfections on a beater gonna hurt?

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Looking good, tailgate is sick!

And good deal on the land access, reminds me of my setup over here. Very handy having access to trails without having to touch pavement to get there.

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This is very cool, Motor.

I agree with the tail lights as I see them getting sheared off or crushed - pretty vulnerable as they sit now. Maybe integrate them into the gate - not sure how feasible that would even be.

As far as the condition of the tailgate, looks alright to me from the pics. You plan to Monsta the rig anyway right? What's a few imperfections on a beater gonna hurt?
The tailgate is too flattened to bother trying to put lights in. I was shocked the latches even worked when I saw it at the JY. It's a lot more beat up than it looks in the pics.

Probably going with one of these, not sure which yet:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...e-ptf-x56/562/

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...r11/1027/2482/


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I would definately do the first one

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I'm leaning more towards the other one actually. Thinking two of them vertically on either side.


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post #358 of 388 Old 03-02-2014, 10:36 PM
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I like the looks of the first one better.

This is what I have in mine. I picked them up at tractor supply right next to my house.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...l?cm_vc=-10005

Then I picked these up planning on using them as turn signals, but I ended up making the red oval ones my brake and signals all in one, so the small round ones are my reverse lights. I just need to swap them out for ones with clear lenses now.

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post #360 of 388 Old 03-08-2014, 06:24 PM
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Man your tailgate came out good




I really love the tailgates a lot. Mine still is only half done. I didnt finish mine yet, I'll finish it when I finish the cage.

I still have not figured out a lock system I like.

Are you going to raise your gas tank?

I love how your jeeps getting hard core, can't wait till you get your cage

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