Split Nail WJ Build Thread - Page 46 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > Split Nail WJ Build Thread

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineBrand New! Quadratec LED Headlights!New Vendor - ARTEC Industries Battery Mounts

Reply
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:03 PM   #676
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
anyone?

__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:40 PM   #677
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 6,222
it depends on how heavy your wheel+tire combo is, or if you plan to add anything else to it. Personally, I've been thinking about the same idea, but doing 1/4" so I could add some sort of cargo storage to it as well, without worrying about bouncing it in half.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:41 PM   #678
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
Yea. Im using my 32inch LM1. Do you think that would be fine?
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #679
85IrocZ-28
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Davis County Utah, UT
Posts: 3,927
I wonder if anyone here has purchased that. For that price, it almost isn't worth my time to build one...I would use it as a temporary thing when I didn't want my spare in the back, but would toss it in the back when I am towing.

I had been thinking of makingone that mounts to the hitch, and folds down for gate access.
__________________
*Project Yeti* 99 JGC Limited 4.7 w/6.5" Rockkrawler LA & IRO A-arm, Goodyear MTR 35's on MB TKO's, 4.56 Yukon's, Iceland Offroad Bumper/Flares/Sliders, Protofab Rear Carrier, SuperChips, Uniden/Firestick, Flowmaster, Smittybilt 8k Synthetic Line Winch.

My Jeep is Organic - Undercoated in 100% all natural Utah Dirt --- Utah Jeep Crew #49 ~Will
2012 JeepForum GCOTY --- [URL=http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/project-yeti-abominable-wj-1125665/]Project Yeti Build Thread[/URL]
85IrocZ-28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #680
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
Yea, this is just something to get the spare off the roof. It would be VERY simple to make. In steal its only $5. Haha. I just need to get some flat steel and make it actually mount. Very easy. I just need to know if 3/16 is strong enough.
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:53 PM   #681
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 6,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by SplitNail View Post
Yea. Im using my 32inch LM1. Do you think that would be fine?
I would think so. There's a guy in my local club that runs that exact one with a 15" cragar soft 8 and a 31" MT on it. He's had zero issues with it.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:54 PM   #682
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
I just have NOO money. If I can build this for $20 for now it will save me money on gas! I hope
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:56 PM   #683
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 6,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by SplitNail View Post
I just have NOO money. If I can build this for $20 for now it will save me money on gas! I hope
oh it definitely will. I used to have a rodeo with a spare on the rear tire carrier, and then put a (free) second spare on the roof. that lasted about 3 days as my mileage went from around 22 down to 15. Took it off and it went right back up to around 22.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #684
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by narnwv View Post
oh it definitely will. I used to have a rodeo with a spare on the rear tire carrier, and then put a (free) second spare on the roof. that lasted about 3 days as my mileage went from around 22 down to 15. Took it off and it went right back up to around 22.
Well, I will start building it tomorrow! Cant wait!
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 02:00 PM   #685
00JGC00
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Jordan, UT
Posts: 6,737
Do you have a welder? If so what kind? I think I'm going to get me one here soon but I really no nothing about them. I don't have 220 readily available so I'm looking to get a mig/gas 110V.
__________________
"The" Matt | '00 Limited WJ | "The White Wolf" aka "Willow" aka "Cool Whip" aka "Sweet 'N Low" aka "AKA"
Utah JeepCrew #39 | Club Matt #1
December '11 GCOTM | Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/life-times-979511/
00JGC00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #686
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
I have access to a 110V flux core. Its not the best but it will do. I will be getting a 220V here pretty soon. Im excited!
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 02:03 PM   #687
00JGC00
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Jordan, UT
Posts: 6,737
Do you know how thick of metal those will weld?
__________________
"The" Matt | '00 Limited WJ | "The White Wolf" aka "Willow" aka "Cool Whip" aka "Sweet 'N Low" aka "AKA"
Utah JeepCrew #39 | Club Matt #1
December '11 GCOTM | Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/life-times-979511/
00JGC00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #688
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
Im not sure. I might say 1/4 inch it might be the most you can weld. I'm not sure though.
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 02:07 PM   #689
00JGC00
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Jordan, UT
Posts: 6,737
So what's your plan for this carrier? Just like the ebay one, or are you going to make it drop down or whatever?
__________________
"The" Matt | '00 Limited WJ | "The White Wolf" aka "Willow" aka "Cool Whip" aka "Sweet 'N Low" aka "AKA"
Utah JeepCrew #39 | Club Matt #1
December '11 GCOTM | Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/life-times-979511/
00JGC00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-25-2011, 02:09 PM   #690
SplitNail
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,015
Just Like the one on ebay for now. I can always add a hinge later. I just need something now. I'll prolly end up getting a rear bumper at some point.
__________________
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids

SplitNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.