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Unread 05-31-2013, 01:47 PM   #136
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Love the color! you and Jansey make me regret not doing the Highlines

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Unread 06-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #137
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Jansey got the idea from me, thought he'd be different and paint them black though.

Getting very very close - goes down the road. Probably going to shorten it up a bit.. Frame is done, have to mount basket, mount matching wheel with a tire, Get nice Rubi flares & modify, and of course make it legal. Paint and bodywork following silver lake, which is in less than 2 weeks...!









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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:31 AM   #138
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3rd set of rock sliders later... This job SUCKED. Every bit of 3 hours cutting and grinding to get these things just right - I was displeased with my perfectionism when I wanted to go to bed. I have to figure out how I am going to mount them to the fenders. Eventually I will build some steps/skids for them, and considering painting them to color match.. We'll see I guess.

Got my flag mount figured out, rear LCA bolts at axle changed back to factory style, and installed a trailer wiring harness(not sure if I already said that or not). Just have to change the oil, and she's ready to be a duner in a little over a week.

Sorry about the picture.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:00 PM   #139
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The trailer is about as done as it's going to get until after Silver Lake... Basket is painted and installed, temporary Rubicon flares are chopped up and installed, and we shortened the tongue about 15". Ill only be at work Monday and Tuesday - which is about a 1 hour drive total. I plan to haul the trailer around and make sure everything is ok.

Items in basket are for simulation purposes only.







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Unread 06-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #140
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1) Awesome build.
2) Even awesome'r trailer.
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I agree with Janesy... I'd love to build a trailer like that someday. Look forward to seeing more!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #141
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Ok, now it is as done as it will get. Have her all hooked up - obviously empty - but we are Silver Lake bound in the morning. Got the TJ all shined up, got the matching wheel on the trailer mounted, safety chains on trailer, safety chain provisions on bumper, rock bumper with reciever for trailer, trailer plates - , some holes drilled in the basket to attach bungee cords to, think thats about it.









Here is a visual of the CJ tailgate dropping down...


Here is what I am calling my new daily driver - but I just got this finished as well, this will accompany us to the dunes, it will house my brother/sister in law, and their 3 children.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #142
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Awesome.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:09 AM   #143
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Trailer looks great , hope it treats you well on the trip .
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Unread 06-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #144
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Well folks, I am sad to report the trailer DID NOT make the trip up north. I did pull it to South Bend to the in laws house and quickly determined it would have not been a good time to travel 3 hours with it. My TJ simply didn't have the guts to pull the extra weight. So... Looks like probably the next mod will be gears.

None the less, nothing cool, but some pictures of the sand.

While it was absolutely beautiful, the water was ice cold which in turn made the wind very cold. It wasn't until the last day where we could go toward the water without jackets.


This must have been day one as we didn't spend much time on the dunes the first few days. We did quickly manage to blow the passenger rear shock on the Cherokee...seen with puddle under it.


Again not impressive, but it's become a bit of a tradition that we flex out on this log. One of my sons favorite things to do.






It's very hard to relay how high up "test hill" is, but you can see over all the trees in the background. For those not in the know - the "cool" thing to do is either park at the top of the peak, or park at the bottom to either watch the stupid, or cool - however you look at it.


My buddy and I out to "get after it" as he calls it. This was actually just after a potty break.


The lake is just on the other side of those sand mounds. There is a line you must not cross, and it's roughly 1/2 mile long. Everyone parks next to said line and the other "cool" thing to do is cruise up and down this section..


The kids were back at the house napping, so I went out to mess around in the trees and whatnot. Not impressive in the least, but I did get to take a look and check out my bumpage. Will need to address.




On the lower part of sunset hill. We come to obviously watch the sunset, but typically we take a family picture here as well.


The Jeeps with their sunset glow..


My peeps growing up!




That's all. The wife thinks she might want to go up again 4th of July weekend, but I think she may just be talking. I certainly don't want to drive the Jeep again that far so quickly.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #145
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/sigh/

I really hate to pull the trigger on gears until I get my motor and trans situation figured out, but I kinda need to do anyway. Thinking 4.56's. Best price I have found are front and rear gears, 2 install kits, shipped for $425. Believe the brand to be USA Standard, which a lot of people gripe on, but I notice most who have ran them, haven't had any issues...

If I do the AW4 swap like I hope, 4.56's should still be ok. Which after being at the dunes in my Cherokee and it going anywhere I pointed and never had to shift, I'm back on that swap thought pretty hard.

Edit. After doing some calculations, 4.88's may not be too steep. Hmm.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:05 PM   #146
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Nice pictures , and I am in the same boat with gearing . I dont want to go to low or high and I only want to re gear once . We were in Michigan City last week , and I so wanted to turn North to play in the sand .
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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #147
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Nice pictures , and I am in the same boat with gearing . I dont want to go to low or high and I only want to re gear once . We were in Michigan City last week , and I so wanted to turn North to play in the sand .
Oh wow, that's about an hour away from me! What were you doing in my neck of the woods?
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #148
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Oh wow, that's about an hour away from me! What were you doing in my neck of the woods?
We stopped for the night over in Davenport Iowa and I pointed out to my wife that it was a short ride over to Michigan City versus just heading South . So we added a day to the trip and headed East to Indiana . We stopped by to pay our respects at her Fathers grave and visit family . We will be back up there soon, those dunes will be mine !
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:46 PM   #149
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We stopped for the night over in Davenport Iowa and I pointed out to my wife that it was a short ride over to Michigan City versus just heading South . So we added a day to the trip and headed East to Indiana . We stopped by to pay our respects at her Fathers grave and visit family . We will be back up there soon, those dunes will be mine !
Geesh you go all over the country don't you?! Well hey, if you are close again give me a heads up maybe we can meet up for dinner or something? If you are going to head to the dunes the family and I would love to tag along if possible. My buddy owns a house there, so I might be able to get you a great deal on renting the place - just a thought.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #150
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4.56 gears front and rear, install kits front and rear - $385 to my door!! The top box is actually the Detroit. A lot going on this week so probably will have to get pushed off until next week. Ill strip the axles down to the center section, then another fellow is going to set the gears for me.

Next I believe I am going to purchase a set of Gen-Right 4" Hi fenders for the rear..

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