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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #61
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Looking good
thanks man! it's about time for you to put some updates in your build thread too!

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Unread 11-04-2008, 04:03 PM   #62
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As soon as winter hits and I need to warm up the garage via welding, I'll update Until then, I'll enjoy my Jeep working just fine for now...
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Unread 11-04-2008, 04:35 PM   #63
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Hey I see that you had the Rola Roof Rack on your old XJ. Did you like it?
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Unread 11-04-2008, 05:16 PM   #64
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Hey I see that you had the Rola Roof Rack on your old XJ. Did you like it?
loved it, especially for the price! only problem was with the extension in the middle and it only supported by 2 cross-bars - the middle would sag. i had a guy weld the extension in and it was fine then.

i use it on the WJ too sometimes, but again, the factory cross-bars are the weak leak. i plan to have a fab shop rip off all the factory stuf and fab a way to mount it directly to the roof kinda like the AEV rack does.


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Unread 11-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #65
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decided on a place to mount a fire extinguisher, did mag-lite while i was at it. there aren't many options with the interior so rounded in the WJ. it hasn't gotten in the way when getting in and out so far:



on the flashlight, i used some great clamps from a guy that's in my local clubs, he sells them on ebay under the user "TVPICARD", just search for "MAG LITE CLAMP", they are a very sturdy coated spring steel and won't break like the official maglite brand plastic ones.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 03:46 PM   #66
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Just curious how do those tires ride on the street. I want the 33's in that brand???? for my ZJ.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 03:57 PM   #67
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Just curious how do those tires ride on the street. I want the 33's in that brand???? for my ZJ.
ride great, there is some road noise as i guess any mud-terrain will have, but not a huge howl like i have heard coming from trucks with swampers and the like
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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:38 PM   #68
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I want the 33's in that brand???? for my ZJ.
they are BFG M/T KM2's
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Unread 11-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #69
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UPS is running late tonight, check out what they just dropped off...

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Unread 11-10-2008, 06:42 PM   #70
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Is that a WJ Bely skid from clayton?
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Unread 11-10-2008, 06:47 PM   #71
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Is that a WJ Bely skid from clayton?
yes! well it's supposed to go on the WJ.. that's the idea anyway...

clayton told me he just needed to make a different rear bar for the ZJ skid to work with the WJ, i told him to just send me the plate and I would have a local guy create and weld the bar to make sure it doesn't interfere with my exhaust.

you can see on this post over on MC how it mounts and why you might need to make the bends in the bar different depending how how/where your exhuast is shaped and mounted: http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/sho...9&postcount=27
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Unread 11-10-2008, 08:16 PM   #72
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took a couple minutes today and added some of the extra grille material to the fog light holes (i had to remove fog lights a long time ago to clear the tires when turning under full stuff)...


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Unread 11-10-2008, 09:35 PM   #73
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What'd that skid cost you? Thats NICE!
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Unread 11-10-2008, 09:42 PM   #74
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That skid is nice ; I really like the fact that it "skids" the crossmember itself, my stock one is so beat up now, I'd like to protect the calyton's one once I get it, the only issue I see is how to attach a tranny/engine skid to it....

Keep up the good work and post pics of the fabbed rear mount once you get it on the heep.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 09:45 PM   #75
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What'd that skid cost you? Thats NICE!
about $170, shipping was another $55!!

it's full 1/4" plate, very beefy
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