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Unread 10-24-2010, 08:58 PM   #16
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I had some bumper troubles back in May of this year. Anyone who says they don't need to trim rolling on 32's, is full of crap or has never been lucky enough to "stuff" it


I also lost one of the washer bottle pumps that day & ripped out the wiring for my left fog lamp!

Lucky for me, I had a friend (311WJ) who was kind enough to give me his trimmed bumper to replace Katie's busted up bottom lip. The bumper came in silver, which kinda sorta didn't work out with the whole murdered out theme, so I got it cleaned up & prepped to be painted in rubberized undercoating to match the rest of Katie's black cladding. The lines of the Limited bumper actually matched better than the stock Laredo... go figure

Stock Limited bumper from John (311WJ)


After clean & prep, with grey primer


Now the final product after rubberized undercoating


Trimming was perfect & it's nice having working fog lights again, haha. Special thanks to John for the bumper

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Unread 10-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #17
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Tank Tuck

One of the mods I was all too excited for, was getting my gas tank tucked. I have smashed it several times on multiple trails & it was time for a change!


On Oct 9, a couple of good friends (SkullysXJ & Volcom02WJ) and me cleared a Saturday to do some modifying. SkullysXJ (Kade) had already tank tucked a couple of weeks prior & so it was Cole's (Volcom02WJ) and my turn to do ours.

This is the last time it looked stock..


I started out by drilling a pilot hole in the spare tire tub to fit the shears in to



Tub removed


Cut out holes for the air return & fill tube


I cut the left side of the tank support from the frame and notched a location to clear the new fill tube & air return. I also cut out the flared portion of the tank (seen on the left & right side of the support) to clear the frame once tucked.


Unfortunately, my phone died & pics ran out. So here is what I had left. I lifted the tank up into it's new location, checked clearances, then drilled 4 pilot holes through the support and Jeep frame. Then lowered the tank & drilled larger holes to add Nutserts. After the nutserts were added, I lifted the tank back up & put in the bolts & sprayed everything w/ rubberized under coating.


Once the left side was done, the right side was easy. Did pretty much the same thing to it as the left side, except for notching for the fill tube (of course). This pic shows the holes made for the nutserts (right side)


Then after all of that, I cut the spare tire tub to size, put some relief cuts around the perimeter & flared the lip out, all to be placed back into the former spare tire location. I don't have pics yet, but I will get some.

Here is what she looks like tank tucked


And in action this past weekend in American Fork Canyon/ Mineral Basin Trail


For you dub owners looking for a good run down on how to do a tank tuck, refer to skullys 99 WJ build, Thunderball
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Unread 10-25-2010, 12:03 AM   #18
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Very nice! You've got to love the tank tuck.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:47 AM   #19
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Very nice! You've got to love the tank tuck.
LOL! Especially since he would have added a dent to the otherside of the tank to even it out. LOL! Lookin good Matt!
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Unread 10-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #20
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Thanks guys! I love not seeing that black saggy diaper hanging down, haha. I've hit my tank almost every time I've wheeled AF canyon... 'Cept this time
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Unread 10-25-2010, 10:56 AM   #21
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here's a couple more pics of you jeep this weekend matt!

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Unread 10-25-2010, 11:06 AM   #22
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I was bummed that I didn't get to see you wheel at all - you were too far ahead of us. Did you smack your rockers at all?
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Unread 10-25-2010, 12:08 PM   #23
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I smashed the hell out of them! Those pics you posted are right where I smashed the right side.. My front end kept sliding to the right. I actually broke off the plastic cladding that lines the rocker panel. It was funny, right before I smashed it, Travis was giving me lines & goes "Hey, would you hate me if you smashed the plastic?" I'm like "Nope", then fives seconds later I slid right onto that rock to the right of me, punched it, & drove off w/o the cladding, haha. Oh well, it looks better w/o it! I have some body damage I'll have to post up
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Unread 10-25-2010, 12:18 PM   #24
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Hahaha, oh yeah.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #25
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haha the rock was just helping you prepare, you were gonna have to take the plastic off anyway to get your sliders on!
We want pics!!!
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Unread 10-25-2010, 03:21 PM   #26
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AF Canyon Damage...


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Unread 10-25-2010, 03:39 PM   #27
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Wow. Suddenly my pinch welds look fantastic! lol
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Unread 10-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #28
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Yeaaaaah, count your blessings! Haha.. I need to add some undercoating before the snow REALLY hits!
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Unread 10-25-2010, 04:02 PM   #29
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Wow I didn't think you hurt them that bad. Get some paint on those quick
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Unread 10-25-2010, 04:20 PM   #30
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I've gone pretty much unscathed for a loooong time, so I had it coming. Gotta pay to play!
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