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Unread 08-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #91
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Anyway so here's the pics of the deflaters I bought off ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230638174711...84.m1439.l2649

I'm extremely happy with them, they were very easy to set on my spare tire and took about 5 minutes total to set all 4. I've aired down a few times with them to double check they work properly and they're pretty accurate IMO, all within 1/2psi, which is fine with me. I pulled one apart to show you guys the build quality, all solid brass, I'm happy with them for the price and suggest anyone looking at the $15 'keychain deflaters' at the local 4x4 shop to just spend the extra $10 on these




And I did get a 35" spare fit where the stock should be. Can't use the factory mount, used a ratchet strap obviously. It rubs the gate pretty good, but I have no air in the tire so its not bad.





So I got the rear bumper done. As some of you know, I wanted this one

I ended up with something I'm 100% happy with for once, there wasn't anything I wish I would've changed, and nothing I don't like. Its rare because I'm extremely picky about things, but I'm very proud of this. I ended up getting the cut corners further up than the ones in that pic I tried to copy, and ended up having to clearance about 4-5" of the floorpan out of the hatch, but it was well worth it IMO.

Mounts are 2.5"x2.5" 1/4" angle iron, with a bunch of mounts on bottom and side (with frame rails plated on both). Main tubing across back is 3x3, tow hooks are 3"x6" 1" plate, and the rest is all 1/4".
















Some decent clearance



Then washed & waxed, had to take some pics :P



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Unread 08-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #92
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Any chance of you making another set of those tail lights?
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Unread 08-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #93
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Well I'm kinda undecided on these at the moment. I have the pieces you see and the actual tails plus the trailer wiring harness for them, I'd just sell them outright if you wanted these. I have the mounting brackets about done just just need positioned and welded together and everything painted and installed.

I think I'm going to cut the hatch floor and move the tank up next, get it even with the bottom of the frame rails
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Unread 08-19-2012, 10:52 PM   #94
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How much would you want for them?? And this is one of my favorite ZJ's on the forum
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Unread 08-20-2012, 05:50 AM   #95
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Idk $100 sound good?
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Unread 08-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #96
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LMK if you'd want the tails.

Going to pull the trigger on a set of baja ss's, hope to have them by the weekend
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Unread 08-23-2012, 01:16 AM   #97
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This is probable the cleanest zj I've seen. a lot of what your doing is what I want to do. especially those sliders. looks amazing man. I'm defiantly gonna be following this like a hawk
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #98
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Dude sweet rig you have..

I'm currently running a XJ but planning another Grand build next year. And your rig has me thinking ZJ again rather than a Wj...
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:40 AM   #99
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enjoying your build.. it's nice to see some quality fab on a zj
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Unread 08-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #100
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Oh man this looks great. Makes me wanna bring my ZJ back to life as a dedicated off roader. I didn't read through everything but did you do all the fabricating yourself?
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Unread 08-24-2012, 03:15 PM   #101
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Oh man this looks great. Makes me wanna bring my ZJ back to life as a dedicated off roader. I didn't read through everything but did you do all the fabricating yourself?
Yes sir, everything except the obvious (gears/bearings/seals/tires/wheels) is 100% designed and fabbed up by me.

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Our jeep clubs got our annual picnic so I'm sure I'll have a few photos of everyones jeep from that.

Then going to southington again the weekend after, so I should have some more pics coming shortly.

Next things to do are:
Relocate tank
tube doors
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Unread 08-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #102
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I gotta have these, they'd match my headliner & interior

They're the mastercraft rubicons (what I'm probably going to get) that are military issue
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Unread 08-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #103
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Ya those are deff. sick. If you have the money to get them i would get them. Everything else on the zj is the way you want it so why not have the seats the way you want them.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #104
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Not after I saw the prices, regular MC Rubicon seats are 330ish, the 'military' ones are $750, EACH!

I think I'll pass haha.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #105
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Yes sir, everything except the obvious (gears/bearings/seals/tires/wheels) is 100% designed and fabbed up by me.
Awesome man that stuff looks quality. I'm a decent welder and I'm going to start trying some of my own fab-ing pretty soon so I might have to hunt you down for some advice
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