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post #46 of 683 Old 10-26-2010, 07:49 PM
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So now you got to cut the hood down? Looking good so far!

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post #47 of 683 Old 10-26-2010, 08:07 PM
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Are your tires the red label crawlers and what about the sipes in the tread custom?

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post #48 of 683 Old 10-26-2010, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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So now you got to cut the hood down? Looking good so far!
Thanks! Just the hood left to cut.

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Are your tires the red label crawlers and what about the sipes in the tread custom?
Blue labels, street compound. 35 Krawlers aren't available in red compound but I still drive it to the trail so I need the blue labels anyway. The sipes in the tread are for better traction in the snow, previous owner (shameless plug: Larry @ Crawl magazine) did them.
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post #49 of 683 Old 10-27-2010, 09:08 AM
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looks nice so far whats the plan for the rear, with tire clearance?
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post #50 of 683 Old 10-27-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Actually the rear has a built in 1" lift from the 8.8 axle tubes donors slightly higher than the front. This is why I want zj coils up front but right now some minor trimming will be more than enough to clear the krawlers. I'll take pics and write that up too.
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post #51 of 683 Old 10-29-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Made a lot of progress on the TJ and even drove it today. It sits nice and low so I'm real happy. Need to finish the little touches then its time to install the RCV shafts.

Here's the rest of the install:

First off, I can't stress enough - CUT YOUR HOOD FIRST! And make sure it's straight. I need an entirely new front clip, maybe not a grill, but everything else is too tweaked. Oh and don't even try to crimp a lip on the hood, just cut it and make sure you measure 15 times before you cut.

So, I have a very loose front end and wanted to make sure it was secure. I made some extended front body "bumpers" by taking off the stock ones and adding some leftover body mount pucks and making their holes bigger to put a bolt through. There's no nut on the end, they're held in place by gravity and the frame. Oh and drilling out the bumpers takes some patience and technique, it will take off the finish from any black drill bit-







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post #52 of 683 Old 10-29-2010, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Then take the hood off since you didn't cut it first




I would show the measuring and taping process but mine didn't work correctly and I had to eyeball it and trim, test fit, trim, test fit, etc because I didn't cut the hood first then build the fenders off it. So, that's another reason to cut the hood first AND while it's on the Jeep....so much easier.

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post #53 of 683 Old 10-29-2010, 08:22 PM
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Awesome man great job



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post #54 of 683 Old 10-29-2010, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Today I parked on a hill next to a TJ that is similar to mine but mostly stock in the lift/tires. Overall mine is only about 3-4" higher even with a hard top.




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Awesome man great job
Thanks!

What's your AFSC? I was an active duty Ammo troop (2W0) for fours years and now I'm a 1C4 in training in the ANG.
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2F051 Fuels Troop



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post #57 of 683 Old 10-29-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, cool! I knew of few fuel guys when I worked on the flightline. Try not to smell the fumes! Haha
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post #58 of 683 Old 11-06-2010, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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So I replaced the springs and pins in the front lock right the other day and found this-



Whoops. I put it back in after I removed the chunks. It was still working, just had the clicking action, so I think it should be fine. Gonna run it til it explodes I guess.

Start this crazy install-


Won't be done until mid next week, too much stuff going on right now. Might be going wheeling up north in the S N O W
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post #59 of 683 Old 11-06-2010, 11:27 PM
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Can't wait to see the finished product! Thumbs up for a fellow Washington jeeper!
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post #60 of 683 Old 11-07-2010, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Hope to finish it this week!
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