post #226 of Old 07-04-2012, 11:58 PM
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What is next on the to do list?


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post #227 of Old 07-05-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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What is next on the to do list?
Rokmen sliders (Thanks Garza)
OME ZJ front springs ( Thanks again Garza)
Front upper control arm bushings . They are getting loud after the trip .
Corner armor from either Savvy or Rokmen .
More tube work to the cage including tie ins .
Outboard rear shocks using the F 250 towers or make my own .
Some sort of spare tire carrier / gerry can holder . I am going to make this as well .
And last but not least will be to finish welding the two tubs together to make my Jeep trailer . I wish I would have had it for the trip we just finished . If you pack wisely you can fit two adults and two small kids with all of the stuff into an LJ , but the trailer would have made life much easier .

I am sure there will be more , but thats the bulk of it . The LJ performed great and it doesnt need any major changes for what I plan to do . If we move west ( which it looks like we might ) then the build may change direction a little .

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post #228 of Old 07-05-2012, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Vallecito Lake

How it all fit , the clever cover (as my wife calls it ) worked great .

Nice looking LJ that we saw in Durango . I asked everyone that looked like a Jeep owner if it was theirs ... I got a lot of strange looks , but never found the owner .

Another decent shot from Hotel Rock , the JK was impressive offroad though it was a squeaky beast !

Happy kids on the trail .

Arch canyon overlook , this is a spur trail off of Hotel Rock .

Full picture of the Riverhouse / Snakehouse in Comb wash .

Last picture that I have to post of the trip . Rt 66 New Mexico .

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post #229 of Old 07-05-2012, 11:45 AM
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Sounds like a pretty big list. I am thinking I need rockers and a winch before Moab.

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Rokmen sliders (Thanks Garza)
OME ZJ front springs ( Thanks again Garza)
Front upper control arm bushings . They are getting loud after the trip .
Corner armor from either Savvy or Rokmen .
More tube work to the cage including tie ins .
Outboard rear shocks using the F 250 towers or make my own .
Some sort of spare tire carrier / gerry can holder . I am going to make this as well .
And last but not least will be to finish welding the two tubs together to make my Jeep trailer . I wish I would have had it for the trip we just finished . If you pack wisely you can fit two adults and two small kids with all of the stuff into an LJ , but the trailer would have made life much easier .
Awesome list. Waiting on updates.....

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Sounds like a pretty big list. I am thinking I need rockers and a winch before Moab.
Rockers are good insurance , but I never hit my stock ones . I did hit the gas tank skid a few times , but thats about it . And a winch is a good thing to have , but Moab isnt where you will need it . It could potentially help you , but a second rig with a snatch strap will get you through most anything you might get hung up on . If you were on 37s and going to Area BFE it would be a different story .


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Awesome list. Waiting on updates.....
So you like the Rokemen corners ? The list is getting ready to be put on a work hold as I am heading north to NYC for 8 weeks

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post #232 of Old 07-05-2012, 01:34 PM
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So you like the Rokemen corners ? The list is getting ready to be put on a work hold as I am heading north to NYC for 8 weeks
Yeah. I gave you some pointers on my thread, but it is easy peasy. 8 week hold, haha. Keep on jeeping

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post #233 of Old 07-05-2012, 02:02 PM
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The big reason for rockers is to get rid of the low hanging stock steps. I don't want to lose the step completely, so rockers will be added.

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The big reason for rockers is to get rid of the low hanging stock steps. I don't want to lose the step completely, so rockers will be added.
I would have like to have had some steps for my wife and kids on the trip . The Rokmens falling in my lap was sadly three weeks to late .


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Yeah. I gave you some pointers on my thread, but it is easy peasy. 8 week hold, haha. Keep on jeeping
No place for the Jeep on the mean streets of NYC . The soft top would be shredded the first week ! Thanks for the tips , as much as I dont mind welding and fabbing I hate drilling holes in the body .

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post #235 of Old 07-06-2012, 06:13 AM
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Great photos man, there's no place like Moab. Your LJ looks great as well.
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I would rather drill the tub now than live with the scratches or dents. Here is some motivation.


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Great photos man, there's no place like Moab. Your LJ looks great as well.
Thanks for the kind words . The pictures are a hobby for both me and my wife , and the Jeep is somewhere for her to fill to the max capacity for trips

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I would rather drill the tub now than live with the scratches or dents. Here is some motivation.

I know its just a tub , but I sure hate to drill it . Rokmen sliders are going to be here today ! Too bad I dont have the time to put them on , got to catch up the honey do's .

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The Rokmen sliders and new front OME springs are here . I am installing the new upper control arm bushings tomorrow morning . Hopefully I can get the new springs in too .
The sliders will have to wait until I get back from up north .

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post #239 of Old 07-06-2012, 10:41 PM
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Did you camp or stay in a hotel? I bet that trailer you bought would have made a nice camping and gear vehicle.
Nice pics of your trip. I live one state down, AZ, and have never been. Just recently got into Jeepin about 3 years ago. But alot of the places you were at I have been to.
I look forward to seeing your tire and jerry can carrier.
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Did you camp or stay in a hotel? I bet that trailer you bought would have made a nice camping and gear vehicle.
Nice pics of your trip. I live one state down, AZ, and have never been. Just recently got into Jeepin about 3 years ago. But alot of the places you were at I have been to.
I look forward to seeing your tire and jerry can carrier.
We took our camping gear with us , but we ended up staying in a friends cabin in Blanding , then another friends cabin in Durango . The only hotel we stayed in was Tucumacari NM on the way out and Garden City KS on the way back . We visited family in Arkansas and Missouri which is halfway home for us each way . The next big trip will have the trailer behind us . We are already planning for next summer and I think we are going to go to the Rubicon .

Theres a lot of beautiful country out you way to see , I wish we lived out there to see more of it .

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