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Unread 06-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #166
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As always, great job! Keep at it. You'll be done before you know it.

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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #167
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Man that looks great. Have fun in Moab. So jealous...
Thanks , its been a bit of a rush but once I am on the red rocks its all going to be worth it .


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Nice work dude.
Thanks , its not matte black but its getting there


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As always, great job! Keep at it. You'll be done before you know it.
I have never finished a rig , theres always something else to do

Now its off the garage , its 68 degrees and thats perfect welding weather !
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Unread 06-05-2012, 01:16 PM   #168
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Moab! You are killing me....want to go back so bad.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #169
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Moab! You are killing me....want to go back so bad.
I hadnt planned on going this summer but I got a call for a weeks work in Blanding and thats just south of Moab
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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #170
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With all the work today this is the only finished picture I got of the cage . Its all painted and most of the interior is back in . The back seat can go back in once the trunk is done .


This is the template for the side of the trunk .

Left and right sides cut out of some old displays from work .

Nice pretty heat marks .

Trunk side welded in .

And from the back . Now with the tailgate locked I have somewhere to put my laptop and tools as I travel . Still have a good bit of finishing to do on Friday with the steering going in , but I think I will have it ready for Sundays departure to Utah .
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Unread 06-06-2012, 05:00 AM   #171
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I hadnt planned on going this summer but I got a call for a weeks work in Blanding and thats just south of Moab
What are you, a hit man? Sounds like a fun trip though. If I only picked one trail it would be Hell's Revenge, just don't go alone.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #172
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Welded it in. Nice. I was not sure how you were going to attached the trunk
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Unread 06-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #173
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What are you, a hit man? Sounds like a fun trip though. If I only picked one trail it would be Hell's Revenge, just don't go alone.
If I told ya then I would have to ... well you know the rest of it .



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Welded it in. Nice. I was not sure how you were going to attached the trunk
Its going to be all bolt in . The welds you see are for the side panels that keep people from reaching in through the side . The added bonus to the side panels is that it adds an amazing amount of rigidity .
It will be clear as mud once I pull it out to undercoat and paint . I am hoping the 3 M undercoat will eliminate any additional noise that the trunk could make .
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Unread 06-08-2012, 08:16 AM   #174
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Back from the family vacation and this followed me home . Should make a nice spot for my bear deterrent tool . I am heading out to the shop to install the currie steering and finish up the trunk . Monday is fast approaching , but it looks like everything will be ready just in time to head west .
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Unread 06-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #175
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but it looks like everything will be ready just in time to head west .
It better be.
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Unread 06-09-2012, 08:12 PM   #176
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Everything is all back together and the Jeep is ready to head west . I ran out of welding wire last weekend , so its only appropiate that I ran out of shielding gas this weekend . All I had left to weld on was a pair of lower control arm skids that I made and I wanted to weld up a steering gearbox skid plate .

All of the edge pieces cut and fitted for the trunk .

From the back , the first thing my wife noticed was the bungee / tie downs on the corners . Go figure .

With the seat forward its still secure .

With the back seat in kid position it all fits nicely .

An overview of the trunk .

This is the attaching point in the rear . The front lower uses the seat mounting bracket hardware . I think I may tack weld the exposed rear bolt like I did on the winch to make it a little more secure . The tack weld may not be needed as you can not lift the rear of the cover up unless both bolts are out and the seat belt covers are removed . Even then it sets under the rear of the tub and is difficult to get out unless the seat is forward and the lower bolts are out .


In the air and ready for the Savvy / Currie steering .

The install was pretty simple and my simple alingment was close enough to get me to the alignment shop this morning . The steering is unbelievably tighter now . This is one of the few things I have purchased for my Jeep that was a direct bolt in and it worked perfectly . This is quite unlike the Bes Top under seat storage that doesnt even come close to fitting .

Tomorrow will be lots of packing and small details , then Monday morning I head west . Wish me luck
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Unread 06-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #177
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How long do you plan on being in Moab? Have you plotted the trip and fuel costs? I am still working on my trip for next year.
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Unread 06-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #178
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How long do you plan on being in Moab? Have you plotted the trip and fuel costs? I am still working on my trip for next year.
I have been out a few times , and I either take 64/70 out and 40 back or 40 out then 70/64 home . I like to see something different and this way I do a big loop . I got lucky with the fuel this time and it is covered for work ! I am working in Arkansas for 5 days , Blanding Utah for 5 days and then its off to Moab . My only non reimbursed expenses for this will be however long I spend in Moab / Ouray / Durango for the additional lodging / camping and food .
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Unread 06-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #179
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Trunk looks good.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #180
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Trunk looks good.
Thanks , it was a pita to make but I think it will be effective . Now I have to try and get the bes top under seat storage to fit .
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