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Unread 03-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #406
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Very nice build. Your trail pictures are giving me motivation to get mine off jack stands!

Thanks. I need some of that motivation

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Unread 03-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #407
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Thanks. I need some of that motivation
Better watch out, I have a truck about to come off stands real soon.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 07:50 PM   #408
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Better watch out, I have a truck about to come off stands real soon.
I see that. If only I had half your skills.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #409
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Sick tailgate!
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Unread 04-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #410
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I love this build. Have you ever thought of cutting the rear part of the frame off and moving it up an inch, gaining the inch and deleting the body lift gap?
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your money will go farther in College Station.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 11:18 PM   #411
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Just read the whole thread. Can't believe I missed this. Great tech and keep it up man.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #412
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Benderff, I have a couple of questions:

Is your tailgate 3/16 or 1/4" ?
Where did you buy the plate ?
Who bent it for you ?
Are those basically Rawson Koenig latches or something different?
Does it flex any when you sit on it ?

I dont want to copy your techniques, but I am weighing the options of doing an aluminum tailgate over buying a CJ tailgate. Id appreciate the info.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #413
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I love this build. Have you ever thought of cutting the rear part of the frame off and moving it up an inch, gaining the inch and deleting the body lift gap?
Thanks. The BL gap doesn't bother me, so I had not thought about doing that. Looking back I would just build a new back half if I had it to do over.

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Thanks dude.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #414
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Just read the whole thread. Can't believe I missed this. Great tech and keep it up man.
Thanks. It's all been done before, just working my way through it.

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Benderff, I have a couple of questions:

Is your tailgate 3/16 or 1/4" ?
Where did you buy the plate ?
Who bent it for you ?
Are those basically Rawson Koenig latches or something different?
Does it flex any when you sit on it ?

I dont want to copy your techniques, but I am weighing the options of doing an aluminum tailgate over buying a CJ tailgate. Id appreciate the info.
Sorry, I missed you're questions.

The plate is 1/4" thick.

I bought it from a local business that has been great to work with. http://www.coyotesteel.com/

Here are the latches I used. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...&Ntt=STAINLESS STEEL PADDLE LATCH&searchTerm=STAINLESS STEEL PADDLE LATCH&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ns=P-SalesRank|1

I feel lucky because they are keyed the same.

I'm sure it has some flex. I have no problem sitting on it. I'm more worried about the cables being anchored into the tub sheet metal then bending the tailgate.

I'd do this again in a heartbeat. I like the idea of a CJ tailgate, but I think this turned out a lot cleaner then I could have made the CJ gate.
Hope that helps.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #415
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Summer overtime has been great on the bank accounts, but Jeep time has been a low priority.

A little progress.



Mocked up wheel well.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #416
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Those rims look fimiliar Love how things are coming along
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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #417
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Looking good man, keep truckin along.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 11:14 PM   #418
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I may have missed it but do you still use the TNT tire carrier? Just wondering how you like it.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #419
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Those rims look fimiliar Love how things are coming along
Ha. Thanks. I was nervous about the back spacing, and those gave me what I wanted, and didn't cost an arm and a leg. On a side note MT no longer makes them. I almost picked up an extra spare, but I'm pretty sure I make these last until I need some wheels with more lugs.

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Looking good man, keep truckin along.
Thanks! And thanks for letting us follow along and learn some ****.

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I may have missed it but do you still use the TNT tire carrier? Just wondering how you like it.
I still have it. It's been off since I need to cut wheel wells for the blank corners. I still like it, my only complaint is the powered coat. I will be cleaning it up and painting it before it goes back on, as it has some rust spots. I also think I'll be making or changing the mounts since I no longer have tailgate hinges.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #420
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With another vacation done, and a few days of house projects I have got some work in on the Jeep. All burned in, wheel wells opened up, painted, and some guards to keep rock out of the emissions pump.





I have some a few days of free time now. Time to get to work on the fuel system and get this thing running again.
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