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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:04 AM   #76
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Jeeps lookin good, how long did the tank tuck take? where'd you get the maglite brackets? I know I've seen them on here before somewhere...
id give yourself all day to do the lift. had to take off the bumper, ratchet the tank up, then drop the skid. after that you have to measure, cut, remount the brackets, see if it all lines up, and then tack weld. once tack welded, you can take it down again and fully weld it. the only issue we had was the fuel line. we cut a 2" hole to run it through, but had to cut about 1" off the filler tube end so it would fit without any weird kinks or pinches. the cutting, welding, grinding is the most time consuming. i did it with a guy that knows what he's doing and i'd give it 4-7 hours depending upon your skill.

got the maglite brackets at ace hardware, but you should be able to get em at any walmart or outdoor store.

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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:07 AM   #77
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By the way, I love the Maglite clips. I used to that with the Streamlight chargers in cop cars. Anyhow, I like the name Nip/Tuck for the Jeep.
im droppin her off with the welder today and i'll get the lights back. i wanna say theyre just bright *** white bc whenever i saw them in the reflection of the front of a store, they were serious bright. i'll check em out later today and let you know.

so now it's up between "nip/tuck" and "moneygrubbin ho" what do you all think?
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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:39 AM   #78
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oh, andi got my jeepforum sticker. any ideas on where to put it? i was thinking on a yakima length bar, kind of like how the exterra has "nissan" down the roof rail?
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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:41 AM   #79
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oh, andi got my jeepforum sticker. any ideas on where to put it? i was thinking on a yakima length bar, kind of like how the exterra has "nissan" down the roof rail?
I put mine on the driver side rear window. so it is on the side of the Jeep not the rear window.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 10:11 AM   #80
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new, cleaned up long arm bracket welds....

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Unread 12-16-2010, 04:12 AM   #81
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got my zj reservoir to install and the heep's in the shop havin the bumper mounted. dude said monday afternoon it should be ready
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Unread 12-16-2010, 05:45 AM   #82
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Unread 12-16-2010, 03:01 PM   #83
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Unread 12-16-2010, 03:26 PM   #84
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shackle mounts came today. took em and dropped them off with the dude and saw his progress. he's got the main mounts made for where the tow hooks mount. .5" 2x4 for the beams, and he's going to do the winch box in 3/16" instead of 1/8" bc he wants the added strength in the winch box. everything else will be 1/8" and the tubing is 1.5" i believe. anyway, he's going to call me when it's ready. i miss my little moneygrubbin ho....
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Unread 12-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #85
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The build is looking nice. I see you are in Orlando, what campsite is that? Im down in Miami and looking for a nice camp site.
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Unread 12-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #86
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it's on trail 595a in the forest. i can draw you a map and take a pic, but you can't camp there during hunting season
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Unread 12-17-2010, 09:10 AM   #87
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Nice build thread. Fav'd for later.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 11:20 AM   #88
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it's on trail 595a in the forest. i can draw you a map and take a pic, but you can't camp there during hunting season
That would be very helpful. Do you know when hunting season is? Thank you btw.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 12:14 PM   #89
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That would be very helpful. Do you know when hunting season is? Thank you btw.
check the ocala national forest website...Ocala National Forest- Home

i'll get a google map printout and draw a picture here in a sec
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