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post #91 of 4124 Old 04-10-2012, 08:19 PM
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Your fab work is awesome. I'm loving the front bumper, you should sell those haha but i hope one day i'll have the tools/skills that you do. Great build so far, definitely gunna keep checking up on this thread.


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post #92 of 4124 Old 04-11-2012, 07:10 PM
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Looks great! Do you plan to reinforce the rear bumper you are making to the frame rails? The rear cross member by itself is quite flimsy and will flex.
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post #93 of 4124 Old 04-11-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Your fab work is awesome. I'm loving the front bumper, you should sell those haha but i hope one day i'll have the tools/skills that you do. Great build so far, definitely gunna keep checking up on this thread.
Thanks for the compliments , but I couldnt sell one of the front bumpers as its a pretty close copy of a Rokmen , and while I am ok with making one for myself I wouldnt make one for anyone else . With a little practice and some steel you will be surprised at what you can make .Start practicing now , and soon enough you will be able to make your own bumper .



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Looks great! Do you plan to reinforce the rear bumper you are making to the frame rails? The rear cross member by itself is quite flimsy and will flex.
I have some right angle tie ins that connect the bumper to the frame . I think I will be cutting out the rear crossmember in the future and making an integrated crossmember/ raised bumper . For now this will have to do .

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post #94 of 4124 Old 04-14-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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It was a beautiful day for fabwork , but I went and got this instead ! I have always wanted one , and this was a GREAT price . Now I have "yet another thing to weld on " according to my wife .

My plans are to spring it over and put some 31s or 33s on it vs the tractor tires it currently has . Also going to weld in a new floor and do some light body work . It should make for a nice little camping trailer , though I am unsure of what I will do with the two TJ tubs in the sideyard that I have cut in half . So many projects and so little time .



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post #95 of 4124 Old 04-14-2012, 07:15 PM
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It was a beautiful day for fabwork , but I went and got this instead ! I have always wanted one , and this was a GREAT price . Now I have "yet another thing to weld on " according to my wife .

My plans are to spring it over and put some 31s or 33s on it vs the tractor tires it currently has . Also going to weld in a new floor and do some light body work . It should make for a nice little camping trailer , though I am unsure of what I will do with the two TJ tubs in the sideyard that I have cut in half . So many projects and so little time .


Nice score dude. Those are hard to find, even harder still to find one in decent shape.
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post #96 of 4124 Old 04-14-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Nice score dude. Those are hard to find, even harder still to find one in decent shape.
I towed it an hour and a half at 60 mph and it did awesome . It has a little rust but overall its in good shape ... and best of of all it was cheap ! It will be on the back burner until I get the LJ finished up .

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post #97 of 4124 Old 04-17-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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When I bought my LJ almost three years ago the paint on the hood was terrible . Lots of crows feet and a good sized dent from the previous owner having a piece of wood fly up off the interstate .

I was a little worried that the rest of the paint may get similar crows feet , but it hasnt so I decided to get the hood painted . I have shot paint in the past but I wanted this to look as good as the rest of the LJ so I got a few references and this is where it is as of today .

It should get paint tomorrow , then back on the LJ on Friday when I get home . I did get the M 416 cleaned up a little last weekend and I also started cutting up the two spare tubs to make my own jeep trailer . I didnt need the 416 , but I sure wanted it . 10 more days of crazy travel and I should be home for a few weeks to make some progress .

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post #98 of 4124 Old 04-23-2012, 07:28 AM
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Looking good G. I like the bumpers and cant wait to see the trailer.

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post #99 of 4124 Old 04-23-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Looking good G. I like the bumpers and cant wait to see the trailer.
I have started cutting the tubs , all I have left to decide is what to use as the frame . I have the factory frame , but I am considering welding up a box tube frame . Once the two halves are welded together , I will make a decision then .

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post #100 of 4124 Old 04-25-2012, 04:08 PM
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Nice LJ man. I really like what you've done with it.

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post #101 of 4124 Old 04-25-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Nice LJ man. I really like what you've done with it.
Thanks , it has been a lot of fun to build it so far . More to come , just need to get home so I can get back to welding .

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post #102 of 4124 Old 04-25-2012, 08:10 PM
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Welding is a skill I really need to learn.

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post #103 of 4124 Old 04-25-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Welding is a skill I really need to learn.
I started with a Lincoln 100 HD that I bought off of Craigslist for $100 . I got some scraps , an army manual and started practicing . I will give you the same advice that I was given , get a welder and use it ... then you will learn .

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post #104 of 4124 Old 04-25-2012, 08:53 PM
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Funny you say that. Sundowner was telling me the same thing. I suppose I will have to scour craigslist after I get some funds.

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post #105 of 4124 Old 05-01-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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The new basecoat is on and getting ready to be buffed . Still have the black inlay then the clear coat / flat coat center . I think it is going to look awesome when the retro rubicon stickers go on . Hopefully it will be finished and back on the LJ this weekend .

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