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Unread 08-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #136
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yeah I am. we got started a little bit today. this morning was some maintenance stuff and started the carrier in the evening. it will be quite a bit different than everyone else's but this is just trial and error. if it works great if not then oh we'll. I got all of my materials cheap!!

right now there is only two of us working on it but we have an awesome welder coming tomorrow so hopefully we get more finished with the extra hand.

my guess is 90-100% done by Sunday night

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Unread 08-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #137
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got more progress on the carrier today with some extra help and lots of thinking. all that's left to do is make an arm for the actual tire (and brace it) and then add my latch.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #138
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Man I love the pics of your carrier so far nice and tight on the bumper, you gonna show us how you mounted it ?
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Unread 08-04-2012, 11:09 PM   #139
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thanks man not sure if I want to show the mounts just yet.. I might be talking to some people to see if we could design an sell it. won't know for a while though. this thing has turned out a lot beefier that I had been planning and I love it!
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Unread 08-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #140
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Now build another and send it my way!!!! You still have the address right?
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:19 AM   #141
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Well I would be interested in one. Hurry up and finish it lol
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #142
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should be finished today I hope!
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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #143
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Unread 08-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #144
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finished!! besides paint ha

tire will sit a little more straight after we adjust it but that's a minor detail.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #145
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looks good!! hows the view out the rear window?
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Unread 08-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #146
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Thanks! way better than I thought it would be!
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Unread 08-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #147
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more pics of the carrier at first I thought it would kill my clearance but it's not bad at all. the factory hitch still is the first thing to hit. need to adjust the tire just a little more but don't have a MIG welder to do so.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 04:37 PM   #148
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parked next to a WK at work.. still glad I have a WJ
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Unread 08-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #149
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So I have decided that I will be covering my entire WJ with monstaliner.. I will be doing the bumpers/door cladding/ fender lines with black monstaliner and also the roof.. the rest of the dub will be with covered in "predator" monstaliner (Lime Green).. i think i will keep the hood stripes black and keep part of the grill black but the outer edge will be lime green.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #150
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Just do a monster energy full body wrap. Same colors and probably less prep.
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