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post #406 of 475 Old 03-12-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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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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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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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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post #409 of 475 Old 03-19-2013, 12:54 PM
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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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Just read the whole thread. Can't believe I missed this. Great tech and keep it up man.

My Thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/another-lj-rubicon-thread-1516486/
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post #412 of 475 Old 05-30-2013, 04:16 PM
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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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post #413 of 475 Old 07-29-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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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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Sick tailgate!
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post #414 of 475 Old 07-29-2013, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #415 of 475 Old 07-29-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #416 of 475 Old 07-29-2013, 05:28 PM
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Those rims look fimiliar Love how things are coming along

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Looking good man, keep truckin along.

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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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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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post #420 of 475 Old 08-20-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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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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