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post #16 of 487 Old 08-18-2009, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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i really like the look of that cage
Going to rework it a little, mostly just more bracing, gussets and frame tie ins.

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Looks nice... Home Made Scrambler...
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wow man your moving along fast on this!!

keep up the good work..

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post #17 of 487 Old 08-18-2009, 06:50 PM
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awesome stuff!

needs more pictures though!

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post #18 of 487 Old 08-19-2009, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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awesome stuff!

needs more pictures though!
Yea, I get busy workin on it and forget the camera is a tool also.
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post #19 of 487 Old 08-19-2009, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Wanted some crusher corners but didn’t know if the store bought ones would work since the body has been stretched, plus its more fun to make your own. So off to the steel yard I went. Bought two sheets of 1/8” plate and went to work. First I cut down the height and bolted it to the tub on the rear. Then took the torch and heated the corner. With a little persuasion it rolled around the corner. Didn’t really turn out that great but it will work. Kind of has the trail damage look from day one . When it came to the other side I went back to the drawing board. This time I used a large racket strap to keep pressure on it while heating. After some heat and tightening the strap it rolled right around. Looks a lot better, however probably would not do it again. Once I get the jeep moved around I’ll get some pics of the other side.





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post #20 of 487 Old 08-19-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Recut the front fenders. This time I followed the inner fender. I think it looks a lot better. Going to use some door trim to cover the sharp edge on the top side.




Just a few more pics.



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you gonna put some 38's on that?

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you gonna put some 38's on that?
At least 37's, maybe 39 or 40's. BFG KM2, Goodyear MTRs, IROKs or Pit Bull Rockers

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yeah I was gonna say..

YOU have alot of room!

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yeah I have MT baja claws and love them.

but I have heard good things about pit bull

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post #24 of 487 Old 08-21-2009, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a few pics of the frame stretch. Wish I knew more about it, but the previous owner had one of his friends do it.

2" square tubing in the rear




Don't really know what they used here, but it looks a piece of channel with 1/4" plate welded to the backside to box it. Looks like it will work, time will tell. May go back and weld in some fishplates.




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post #25 of 487 Old 08-21-2009, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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One day I was looking under 4WD Hardware's overstock section and found a dash for $50.00. Really was wanting one with only a steering column cutout, but it was to good of a deal to pass up. Was already powdercoated and I'll work around the switch cutouts.





Test fitting the gas tank. I think I'm going to fab up a skid for it.

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post #26 of 487 Old 08-23-2009, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Going to run clear LED lights for turn signals so I had to enlarge the factory hole.

Factory hole



Used a bracket off one of my trailers as a template



Cut with a jigsaw





Grommet installed



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post #27 of 487 Old 08-23-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Painted the headlight buckets





Painted the chrome bezels black



Sanded them with 80 grit




Finished (horrible picture, I'll get another)

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Looken good.

Looking good Kev. Pretty soon it will be done and you will have room for a TLC build. (LOL) Thanks again for letting me share your shop.
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No problem. Glad you could get off the land cruiser forums long enough to visit your jeep peeps
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post #30 of 487 Old 08-27-2009, 08:18 PM
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Subscribed. I've always wanted a Scrambler (I'd settle for an LJ Rubi ), but this is even more interesting. I saw a very clean Scrambler at 4WP today when I was picking up my TJ, and it made me wistful.
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