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Unread 10-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #31
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Today was a good day :



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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:27 PM   #32
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Well this weekends update started friday. The man in brown showed up with a few new goodies :


New recovery strap (since my old ones looking kinda tattered), and the dynomax cat back "Super Turbo" exhaust.

So last week i called my Dad who was planning on coming into town this weekend to visit for his birthday. I told him about the plans to build the box, and since he's a carpenter/remodeler by trade, just wanted his opinion on how to build it. Since he has a table saw, i asked if he wouldn't mind pre-cutting the dimensions of my box, and i would pay him for the materials and would assemble it when he got here. In typical fashion, he took it on and showed up friday with this :


The one drawer face is taken off for fitting. He refused to let me pay for any of it, as he said it was just all scrap laying around He ended up building the box exactly how i imagined, but i knew we'd have to elevate it to clear the hatch plastic on the floor...So i drilled out the factory tie downs in the back, and used those holes for my anchors. I used carriage bolts to tie the feet down.


We then removed the top of the drawer and screwed the base down to these feet. After it was all positioned right we removed it to attach some carpeting.


And here it is going back in for final fitment:



After it looked good, i took the stock cargo hooks, and screwed them into the new floor. I also painted the drawer faces black for a bit more blend in look :



Today i got a chance to install the new exhaust too. I had to remove the stock tow package however, since it was getting in the way, and i'll be replacing it with a new rear bumper soon anyways. It was pretty straight forward. I had to weld some pipe in as the previous owner just hacked off all the old stuff ...


I was surprised at how quiet it was! But i like the change from the drone of having no muffler at all...

I did notice a problem. We took it around the block and it was smoking a bit, which i thought was normal for a new muffler to break in. When we got back my bumper was SCORCHING hot. My tailpipe was sorta pointing towards it, but usually exhaust is NOT that hot. I added a turn down...but i'm still kind of worried about why it seems that it's so hot. Perhaps it's running rich ? The muffler was installed the right way, so i don't think that it's causing excessive backpressure. The jeep seems to run just fine. Should the exhaust really be that hot? I also added some seafoam to the last tank, so maybe ill give it some time to see what happens.

Anyways, this week should hopefully bring a few more little deliveries and updates. Stay tuned
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Unread 10-24-2011, 04:07 AM   #33
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nice work on the box
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Unread 10-24-2011, 05:46 AM   #34
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That box looks absolutely immaculate - start making them and selling them to the members here, haha!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #35
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That box looks absolutely immaculate - start making them and selling them to the members here, haha!
Hah...thanks, my dad does really good work, better than i could do. My plan this week is to build a box for a sub that's on it's way. I'll be doing this woodworking, so i almost guarantee it's not going to turn out anywhere near as nice
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:00 AM   #36
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Hah...thanks, my dad does really good work, better than i could do. My plan this week is to build a box for a sub that's on it's way. I'll be doing this woodworking, so i almost guarantee it's not going to turn out anywhere near as nice
Haha who cares! I was about to say I'd love a box just like that if I didnt have a sub in the back - you can fit both?
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:04 AM   #37
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My plan, and I'm not sure until i get box dimensions, is to cut out the passenger cubby area in the back, and recess the box into the fender area so it's out of the way and protected. I'm not totally sure it's going to work yet, so i'll update when i know.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 11:17 AM   #38
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Looks good so far. If you want to live up to those stickers, you need a lot more armor and a lot more recovery equipment haha. I wouldn't chance mowing down zombies with a stock bumper and unprotected sheet metal.

Man those 35's look way bigger on your Jeep than mine. I guess cuz you have the bushwackers, higher lift and probably wider wheels.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #39
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Looks good so far. If you want to live up to those stickers, you need a lot more armor and a lot more recovery equipment haha. I wouldn't chance mowing down zombies with a stock bumper and unprotected sheet metal.

Man those 35's look way bigger on your Jeep than mine. I guess cuz you have the bushwackers, higher lift and probably wider wheels.
Hah... No worries, the fun doesn't end here. My buddy and I are working on solid modeling a front bumper in CATIA. We have most of our design knocked out, just waiting to take some final measurements.

This was waiting on my front door when i came home :


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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:36 PM   #40
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hey what was the deal with ur exhaust? shouldnt be gettin that hot... i put a FM 40 on last week and it didnt do that. still has the stock that say intake on it that i clamped on haha
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #41
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Nice looking xj man, Are rear mud flaps required in WA?
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #42
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a "build thread" about a jeep you bought that someone else built, and you put a flash light, and a stereo in?

looks good, but I wouldn't quite call this a build.

keep up the good work!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #43
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a "build thread" about a jeep you bought that someone else built, and you put a flash light, and a stereo in?

looks good, but I wouldn't quite call this a build.

keep up the good work!


You forgot the box too

I'm not done yet! There are still PLENTY of things to do, just because it's lifted and has tires doesn't mean it's "built".
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #44
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hey what was the deal with ur exhaust? shouldnt be gettin that hot... i put a FM 40 on last week and it didnt do that. still has the stock that say intake on it that i clamped on haha
I haven't driven it since...So I'm not sure yet. I'm thinking it might just be the oil and whatnot burning off...so i'll give it a few more miles before i start getting really concerned.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #45
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You forgot the box too

I'm not done yet! There are still PLENTY of things to do, just because it's lifted and has tires doesn't mean it's "built".
true, but when i started my build my XJ was stock.....and I built it myself.

cant wait to see the locker and gear install.

looks great.
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