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post #121 of 650 Old 01-28-2011, 04:31 PM
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Jeep is coming along great! How do you like your MCE fenders??

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post #122 of 650 Old 01-30-2011, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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They're good, holding up well. I'll eventually put some hiline fenders on so I can run 39s
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post #123 of 650 Old 01-30-2011, 05:11 AM
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They're good, holding up well. I'll eventually put some hiline fenders on so I can run 39s
Nice!
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post #124 of 650 Old 01-30-2011, 11:57 AM
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Any updates on the cage?

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post #125 of 650 Old 01-30-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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ya Mike, here's a couple shots of us putting it together, Not many, as we were working.

the Poison Spyder full weld in cage is pretty damn awesome. They CNC bend it and cut/notch it with a lazer... and it fits very well. We had to tril 1/4" off one tube only, everything else was perfect.

they also lazer etch numbers, and circles on the tubes to show where the other tubes will land, they even had rotation marks. - Very easy. Overall, it took us about 6 hrs, 2 was gutting the tub, making tabs for the seat belts, eating burritos,, 2 was tacking it up and getting it square, and 2 to finish weld it, knock off some berrys, and fit it back in and bolt it down.

There's some guys in my club that are interested n having cages installed, so I'm sure next time it will go a bit faster.

Pics (more/better pictures later.)



Tacking it in and squaring it up:


Finish welding the front passenger
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post #126 of 650 Old 01-30-2011, 01:08 PM
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Looks good!

What did you decide to do for the lap belt? Plans for cage to frame tie-ins at this point?

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post #127 of 650 Old 01-30-2011, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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We welded the bungs I made in the outboard side, 3" from the floor on the new B-pillars. For the inboard side, I discovered that the material around the center hump is pretty tough, so I cut a coupoe pieces of 2" cold rolled flat bar down to 2.5" squares, welded these directly to the tub, and welded some tabs to them for the inboard side of the lap belts to bolt to.

Kinda hard to explain, I'll try to get pics up in the next few days.
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post #128 of 650 Old 02-02-2011, 03:29 PM
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Nice build man!

Idk if you remember me or not but i met you at the off road meet in old town
And I saw you at the gas station by truckhaven Halloween weekend

My jeep is green like yours with black rims cut fenders on 35s

I'm getting rid of my hardtop and was looking at the rampage top

I know since your running that cage now you can't use yours and was wondering if your gonna sell and how much?

I just live up in lake Elsinore

SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...
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post #129 of 650 Old 02-02-2011, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Nice build man!

Idk if you remember me or not but i met you at the off road meet in old town
And I saw you at the gas station by truckhaven Halloween weekend

My jeep is green like yours with black rims cut fenders on 35s

I'm getting rid of my hardtop and was looking at the rampage top

I know since your running that cage now you can't use yours and was wondering if your gonna sell and how much?

I just live up in lake Elsinore
Ya, I remember you, sending you a PM
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post #130 of 650 Old 02-04-2011, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Painted the cage today, and Rapterlined the tub. There's enough pics of roll on liners out there, I won't bore you with any more.
I will however get some shots of it back together, either tomorrow night or sunday.
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post #131 of 650 Old 02-04-2011, 09:11 PM
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Painted the cage today, and Rapterlined the tub. There's enough pics of roll on liners out there, I won't bore you with any more.
I will however get some shots of it back together, either tomorrow night or sunday.
Looking forward to the finished pics

How did you like the Raptor liner? Planning to do mine when the weather warms up because I'll also have the cage and everything apart to paint.

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post #132 of 650 Old 02-04-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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The hardest (most time consuming) part was the taping. laying it down was very easy and quick. It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. The instructions say it cures in 3-5 hrs above 50* weather, I would think cold weather wouldn't be a problem other than a longer cure time.

Oh, get a bunch of ear plugs and use them to fill the holes, they worked real good.
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The hardest (most time consuming) part was the taping. laying it down was very easy and quick. It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. The instructions say it cures in 3-5 hrs above 50* weather, I would think cold weather wouldn't be a problem other than a longer cure time.

Oh, get a bunch of ear plugs and use them to fill the holes, they worked real good.
That's a good tip, thanks

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post #134 of 650 Old 02-06-2011, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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It's RUNT'S Birthday!

I've had RUNT for a year now...

Feb 2010:



Yesterday:




Lots of money and TONS of fun!
Cage is in, box is in, Raptorliner is in, and I rattle bombed the 'spice' dash.

Will get pics soon.

I need to find a safari top that will fit right with my new Poison Spyder cage. I have the Rampage 2 piece Safari/bikini combo (zips in the middle to go from Safari to bikini) and it's not long enough to fit the back end of the cage right. May go down to the local 4WP and try on their tops...

Future mods:
Rockmen Hiline front fenders
Cut the rear wheel wells
39x10.5 Pitbulls or red labels (not sure yet)
Allied beadlocks (15" or 17", not sure yet)
Terralow 4:1 TC
6 speed tranny (1st gear is lower than my 5 speed)

I think I'll call her done for a while after this stuff is done. Might stretch it in the future, but no time soon.
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post #135 of 650 Old 02-06-2011, 09:50 AM
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Awesome build man! Really like the LCOG rigs. Plan on going that route with mine! BTW, I just noticed you live in Temec! Happy birthday !
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