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post #76 of 475 Old 06-07-2010, 10:24 PM
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[quote=Benderff;9591039]

I was lucky to have a local shop that makes a nice lower arm mount, so I bought from them. There are a number of companys that make them. It's just a matter of cutting off what you don't need and replacing with the new mounts. You just have to watch the rear portion where they meet the spring buckets. That reminds me I need to order a set of the Currie weld on gussets for the new axle. If yours are not bent to bad you might be able to bend it back and use something like the currie gussets to help fix them in place

Thanks, I thought I remembered some companies making those mounts.....I guess I could look for a HP30 instead....oh wait I have to pay for school

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post #77 of 475 Old 06-08-2010, 02:02 AM
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moabs and red jeeps just seem to fit together so perfectly haha
nice jeep btw

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post #78 of 475 Old 06-09-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I thought I remembered some companies making those mounts.....I guess I could look for a HP30 instead....oh wait I have to pay for school
I put myself through school, so I feel your pain. The currie weld on skids are about $25 (set) so if you can bend them back the skids might be the way to go.

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post #79 of 475 Old 06-09-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned up the bumper and put some primer on. I am waiting for an aluminum flare head so I have to mount that still. Then I will finish paint it. The front end only dropped a 1/4 inch.





I want to run the control box under the hood. It would be cheaper and easier not to, but I like it out of the way.

Looking for spots to mount it. Looks tight here.



Fits here, but i'd like to keep this open for an air compressor.

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post #80 of 475 Old 06-15-2010, 04:04 PM
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Your bumper looks awesome man.

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post #81 of 475 Old 06-16-2010, 05:46 PM
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Really like the look of the new bumper

Torx Bolts, yeah, that was a GREAT idea, Thanks
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post #82 of 475 Old 06-16-2010, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Really like the look of the new bumper
Thank you both. The aluminum flare head just got here so I need to weld the mounts on and finish painting the bumper.
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post #83 of 475 Old 06-16-2010, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I pulled everything out and started on the cage finally.

I do not reccommend the A to Z cage kit. Either spend a little more and get the polyperformance kit, or buy a tube bender and notcher. I had to renotch every end. None of them even matched. Every piece was way to long. I had read the the above on here, but didn't think it would be as bad as it was.

Started with the windshield bars.



The hoop and top cross bar.




Front. Still need the down bars.





Fixing every single notch took forever. I tacked up the rear spreader, and then put the hard top on to check clearance. It will work. My plan is to take the top off, put the last over head bars on (B pillar to C pillar), and then finish wled what I have. Then I can fold the front window and do the A pillar bars. I'll paint the cage, and then U-Pol the tub.
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post #84 of 475 Old 06-16-2010, 10:20 PM
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Damn man, you sure keep your self busy, it's turning out great! Sucks about the fitment with the A to Z cage kit, i love how that cage looks but if i am going to pay that much i don't want to have to fix their mistakes.

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I'm pretty lucky my wife digs the Jeep and me working one it. Zach is a great guy, but i'm not happy with the cage at all. I like the way it looks, and it seems like it will be very strong. The extra work makes me think I should have just built my own. We love the Bozeman area! We took a trip up there a couple summers ago.

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Damn man, you sure keep your self busy, it's turning out great! Sucks about the fitment with the A to Z cage kit, i love how that cage looks but if i am going to pay that much i don't want to have to fix their mistakes.
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post #86 of 475 Old 06-17-2010, 11:51 PM
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Just stumble across your build. You have one awesome Jeep. it looks like i have the same welder as you. My wife got it for me for my B-day. I really like what you did, it looks extremely clean.

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post #87 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I like the welder a lot. I did use a friends welder (much bigger) for burning in the clevis mounts, and the finish welds for the cage. I tacked it all together with my little welder.


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post #88 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got some work done.

I finished up the cage. Still not happy with the kit!



Here's some of the leftover ends. Every notch had to be fixed so it would fit.



The A-piller down tubes had to much angle to them. I clearanced all I could and they still would not fit the way they should have. I then had to notch the end of the door surrounds to so they would fit.

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post #89 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I painted the cage, and finally got the u-pol down. Very happy with the U-pol. It has been curing in the garage for a couple days so I can put it back together tomorrow and install the gas tank skid.











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post #90 of 475 Old 06-24-2010, 08:12 PM
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Did you make that skull on your bumper yourself?

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