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Unread 03-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #166
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Here's the dirt removed from the fuel tank skid.


Here's the finished product for all you doubters


And my temporary turndown until I figure out what I want to do with the exhaust


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Unread 03-13-2011, 12:35 AM   #167
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Did you find a place to tuck your charcoal canister?
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Unread 03-13-2011, 03:11 AM   #168
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That looks good! You gained a TON of clearance. I also would like to know what you did with your charcoal canister.

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Unread 03-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #169
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Did you find a place to tuck your charcoal canister?
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I also would like to know what you did with your charcoal canister.
I plan on plumbing it in today. I am going to copy theksmith's idea. Here's the link.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...0/index37.html
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Unread 03-13-2011, 12:12 PM   #170
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That is similar to what I did. I like his way better though, I might have to change mine.

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Unread 03-13-2011, 10:51 PM   #171
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Back on the road today. I have to add another hanger for the exhaust, it now contacts a skidplate on any little bump. The 6" lift looks a lot bigger when you can see the entire rear differential and aluminum spacer!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #172
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Put another hanger after the cat and removed the muffler TOMattO style! Ordered a small thru-style muffler just to keep it legal. Next up, 35's, 4.56 gears, front locker, 242HD, bumpers, winch, and the list goes on and on and on....


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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:36 AM   #173
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What did you do to enclose the interior, did you re-use the floor of your spare tire well?
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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:41 AM   #174
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Looks great, Chris... I hear AF canyon calling!

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Unread 03-15-2011, 06:12 AM   #175
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What did you do to enclose the interior, did you re-use the floor of your spare tire well?
I used the floor of the spare well. First I cut a 5.5" ring out of the vertical section of the spare well. Then I sectioned both the spare well floor and around the hole in the Jeep. Finally I used about a dozen self tapping screws and some silicone to seal things up.



I also sprayed rubber undercoating on the top and bottom of the repair to help prevent rust.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:52 AM   #176
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Jeep is looking great Chris! Great work as usual!
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:30 AM   #177
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Nice! I am waiting to hear back from BadSyndicate, but may end up just doing this without his kit if he doesn't get back to me soon. How much welding did it take to peice the skid back together?
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Unread 03-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #178
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Nice! I am waiting to hear back from BadSyndicate, but may end up just doing this without his kit if he doesn't get back to me soon. How much welding did it take to peice the skid back together?
I cut off the skid flanges, bolted them back to the skid plate and sandwiched it back under the trailer hitch in the original place. I welder is on my list of things to aquire, so the skid will probably be welded at a later date. Probably after it is severely damaged by a trail obstacle sometime in the future.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #179
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Clamped on my new temp-anent (or is it perm-orary) glass pack on today. There is not much reduction in sound, but the drone is gone. My '93 Ford IDI with full exhaust is louder than the WJ with a turndown on the cat.

$26 and change with shipping from Summit.


And a few driveway shots. I have a few more goodies coming this weekend and then nothing is keeping me from 35's, other than sticker shock.


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Unread 03-18-2011, 01:29 AM   #180
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Did you get rear LA's??? Is that the goodies? Haha
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