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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #76
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Good luck!
Build is looking great

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Unread 04-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #77
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Kind of a funny picture... And not nearly as cool as others that you see, but thats what you get when I was driving down the road.. Took the Jeep to R&R Fabwerks in Sturgis Mi on Friday. The fenders are getting welded up - "might" be getting some cage work done, as well as some grill tube work. In hindsight, I would have gotten over my issues with Sinister Fab and ordered some tube fenders that were already done - game over.



Since the silver Jeep is gone for the week, pulled the trailer in the garage and hope to get a little work done to it. Pulled the fender flares off, took some of the scrap stuff I had in it to the scrap yard. This week the plan is to chop the thing in half and prepare the other back half to butt them up together. I gotta figure out how big the tub is going to be before I can do anything with the frame. Or at least thats how I would like it to work. We'll see how much I actually get done - we are trying to prepare our house to sell so I have a huge list of home improvements, and I need to put a radiator in a flipper XJ, so this is week is just jam packed!

Notice how the passenger side is pulled way out of wack? THANKS DAVEYS JEEPS FOR SCREWING ME!! Rant off.



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Unread 04-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #78
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I was kindly given a progress picture a bit ago....Sexy!

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Unread 04-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #79
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Very nice ... I need to get them
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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #80
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Nice! Bet you're siked that they are finally getting welded up!
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Unread 04-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #81
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Siked, that is funny, I haven't heard that in years! I used that term a lot in the 90's!
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #82
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The new fenders look killer , and you have a nice looking Jeep .

I am also building a wrangler trailer , I am curious as to how yours turns out .
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #83
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The new fenders look killer , and you have a nice looking Jeep .

I am also building a wrangler trailer , I am curious as to how yours turns out .
Thanks a lot I appreciate it! I commented on your trailer thread myself - and I am watching how yours comes along as well. Truthfully I had it in my head I wanted to do it your way, leaving the entire wheel well intact. Unfortunately Daveys screwed me by giving me a bunk tub, so I am forced to cut it down the middle and go that route. Considerably smaller than I was hoping for, but it's whatever at this point.

I am constantly thinking of new mods.. Although I am sure at this moment what I am doing for a motor and trans, I am researching gears since it's pretty much inevitable. Can someone speak to me intelligently about this Jana K4 kit? Looks like bigger strong gears, bigger pinion bearing? I am not understanding how much extra it would cost than doing a normal gear upgrade. And I don't understand this girdle thing - do you have to do that? Is it worth it? Do you need to be "hardcore" to really see a benefit?

A benefit I currently see is that I already have the 3.73 and down case, but that is only a real benefit if I want to run a lunchbox. I at the very least want a full case detroit, but was really hoping to go selectable.

IIRC Connor has done it - I suppose I'll see if I can get him to chime in.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #84
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Have you read his threads? http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles...l-housing.html

I have all of the parts but I haven't had time to set it all up yet. As for the load bolts, he's got a great explanation on what they do.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #85
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Have you read his threads? http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles...l-housing.html

I have all of the parts but I haven't had time to set it all up yet. As for the load bolts, he's got a great explanation on what they do.
Yes I have, missing/not understanding the items above. Thanks for your comment Connor!

Just got a update from the fab guy...



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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #86
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Thanks a lot I appreciate it! I commented on your trailer thread myself - and I am watching how yours comes along as well. Truthfully I had it in my head I wanted to do it your way, leaving the entire wheel well intact. Unfortunately Daveys screwed me by giving me a bunk tub, so I am forced to cut it down the middle and go that route. Considerably smaller than I was hoping for, but it's whatever at this point.
Why not get another tub to combine with yours ? I have some time off coming up , I hope to get the trailer roadworthy and licensed .


That is beautiful , almost a shame to paint over it .
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #87
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Currently the plan is cut it down the middle of the wheel well, then across. I have another tub lined up to do the same to, then I'll just butt the two ends together and game over. A buddy came over tonight and we lifted the tub off the frame, flipped the tub, and I hope to cut it up tomorrow. At any rate, I have to get it chopped and out of the way before its hauler comes back from the fab shop, which is hopefully Saturday.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #88
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Before I give the teaser shot, can anybody tell me how they feel about those Rampage type tops? I previously thought they looked dumb, but after I thought about the functionality of them - it's kinda neat.

Jeep is done, and ready to be picked up. Going to Indy tomorrow to the Zoo, so hopefully saturday pickup is going to work for the guy?

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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #89
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Fenders turned out great! I love my rokmens already, I also am a huge fan of the rampage top. Personally I think it looks great and you really cant beat the functionality of. Becomes a bikini top in minutes and all the windows can get stored right inside the top itself.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #90
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I personally love mine as well. I keep it on year round and has been more than enough even in the winter. Does get a bit tight/stiff in the cold weather, but in the warmer months, taking the windows off is super quick and like mentioned, can store them right under the top.

If you're looking for a top that you will be taking on and off for the toplessness, I'd say to not get it, as it would be a pain to keep taking if off/putting it back on, but if you plan for it to be a bikini, then its perfect. I like the bikini because it keeps the sun off you and if it does rain, you have some cover.


Also fenders are looking real good! And bumper looks like it'll be cool too! I want to add a grille hoop to mine soon.
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