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post #421 of 475 Old 08-21-2013, 05:55 AM
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post #422 of 475 Old 08-21-2013, 06:45 AM
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post #423 of 475 Old 10-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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Got this puppy on the road? Update needed.

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Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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post #424 of 475 Old 10-20-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly I have not finished this yet. I ended up with a blank corner that was bent off radius. After getting that sorted out I haven't done much. Other then buy some more parts. And a bunch of research on axles.

I took August and half of September off work this summer. It was amazing. Between house projects, and helping the inlaws build a house and hot rod barn I have not had much time. At this point i'm really eager to get back and finish this round.
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post #425 of 475 Old 01-19-2014, 12:10 PM
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Any progress since October? Always love checking this thread because all the work you do is really good and clean!
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post #426 of 475 Old 04-17-2014, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Any progress since October? Always love checking this thread because all the work you do is really good and clean!
Thank you. It should have been done and wheeling long before now, but I suck.

The in-laws lived with us for a year while we built them a house and shop. That's all I'll say about that.

Then my "commuter" need some head work and had an oil leak.



What else would I do, but throw in a little 383 stroker.






It's apart, so I might as well go through the transfer case and the transmission, clean it up, fix a bunch of wiring, and paint the inner fenders.



It's a lot of fun to drive! It's so easy and relatively cheap to work on. I have a set of one-tons for it sitting at the in-laws shop already.

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post #427 of 475 Old 04-17-2014, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Back to the Jeep.


One of the blank rear corners that I bought was off a little on the radius. Gerald took care of me and had a replacement out to me in no time. That guy works his tail off.





I have the corners mounted, holes, and cut outs done. Painted and mounted the TNT/Treks tire carrier. I went with MCE fender flares front and rear. I wanted something I could bounce off trees, plus they have a lifetime warranty. I wish I didn't run the 6'' wide coverage, but I wanted the tires covered as much as possible for now and the future. Installed and wired up front JK signals and 3/4" led side markers in the grill.








Gerald also set me up with a great deal on a set of PRP seats and Harnesses. I was waiting to run them till the cage is finished, but I was sick of the giant boxes in the way.



That's how it sits right now. Working on the brake lines now. Then finish the fuel system and exhaust. Plus a bunch of little crap I always seem to add.
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post #428 of 475 Old 04-19-2014, 09:32 AM
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Super clean work man, jeep looks great! Question on the TNT rear tire carrier, how long have you had it and what are your thoughts on it? I am looking for a rear tire carrier and was pretty set on the aluminum Gen right swing out tire carrier but the TNT is half the price and looks like a solid design that might not squeak all day like many of the rubber bushing designs out there..

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post #429 of 475 Old 04-19-2014, 09:47 AM
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I am in the same boat as Rusty. Could you take a picture with carrier open and tailgate down? How do you like the mce rears?

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I am in the same boat as Rusty. Could you take a picture with carrier open and tailgate down? How do you like the mce rears?
Have heard on a couple other forums that the Genright tire carrier bushings wear out fast and you have to lift the carrier to close it. Also rubber bushings do not seem like a great solution for longevity. I checked it out when I was at their facility last year picking up my RJ 60, it is super light and provides a good departure angle but the roll bar tie in and ability to off set the tire on the TNT is making it hard to not hit the add to cart button :roll eyes:

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post #431 of 475 Old 04-19-2014, 01:04 PM
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I know flares are not that popular on here, but I think that looks much better than before.

I have run flare-less before; having the fronts uncovered is manageable, but I hate not having the rear tires covered. I can't stand all the rain & everything that gets thrown all inside with the rears not covered.

Mce fenders are also a really cool design, imo. I don't play kill-o'sauris with trees or rocks, but having flexible fenders would definitely help for when they do hit.

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Have heard on a couple other forums that the Genright tire carrier bushings wear out fast and you have to lift the carrier to close it. Also rubber bushings do not seem like a great solution for longevity. I checked it out when I was at their facility last year picking up my RJ 60, it is super light and provides a good departure angle but the roll bar tie in and ability to off set the tire on the TNT is making it hard to not hit the add to cart button :roll eyes:
I have seen the Genright drop down and do not like it at all. I just added a drop down tailgate (which I think benderiff) has. I just want something that swings out so I can use the drop down for a work surface or sitting surface

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Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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post #433 of 475 Old 04-24-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much. I put the carrier on the summer of 2011. Over all I am happy with it. I tried to order it bare because I had read numerous bad reports about the powder coating they use. I ran it with what they put on till it came off for the new corners. The carrier had rust in the lower lip that tends to collect a little water when it rains. It was minor, but still bothered me. I cleaned up the rust and painted it. I'll see how that works.

The carrier it's self is solid even with a 35'' on it. It doesn't make any noise. It opens and closes very smooth and easy. I would buy it again.


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Super clean work man, jeep looks great! Question on the TNT rear tire carrier, how long have you had it and what are your thoughts on it? I am looking for a rear tire carrier and was pretty set on the aluminum Gen right swing out tire carrier but the TNT is half the price and looks like a solid design that might not squeak all day like many of the rubber bushing designs out there..
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Sure I will do that. Anything I can focus on for you?

So far I like the rear flares. They have a base that bolts to the body and the flare itself is designed to pop off if it's hit hard enough. One of these days I get the Jeep back wheeling and test them out.

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post #435 of 475 Old 04-24-2014, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. They have grown on me. The real test will be getting this thing out of the garage for a better perspective. I'd be happy to run flare-less, but the police don't seem to agree with me on that around here.


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I know flares are not that popular on here, but I think that looks much better than before.

I have run flare-less before; having the fronts uncovered is manageable, but I hate not having the rear tires covered. I can't stand all the rain & everything that gets thrown all inside with the rears not covered.

Mce fenders are also a really cool design, imo. I don't play kill-o'sauris with trees or rocks, but having flexible fenders would definitely help for when they do hit.

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