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post #646 of 890 Old 07-21-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ohs noes!!! Not the body lift!

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You are no longer my friend
I dont really have anything against a "small" body lift needed for clearances, but i already sit kinda high for a rig thats only on 35s. Now I'm adding a whole 1" on top of that. That's the part i dont like

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You'll forgive after he links it I'm sure. Can't wait for those pics and GREAT work on the cage!!

Probably sent from my couch cause I'm broke
I think all will be forgiven when im linked haha


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post #647 of 890 Old 07-21-2013, 07:32 PM
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Are you saying my rig sits too high?



















I agree, it does. I should sell it

91 YJ, 350/700R4/231, 8.8/HPD30 with 3.73s, 6" SOA with 38" TSLs. If I ever see the previous owner again, I am going to curb stomp that meth-head brain dead crackpot.
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Are you saying my rig sits too high?

I agree, it does. I should sell it
Haha yea. By about 3'. Haha

It has potential. Just gotta start from scratch

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Ok Big props to Ruffstuff and Amazon.

I ordered my frame tie in bushings from Ruffstuff and the BL from Amazon on Sunday and they already showed up today. You cant beat 3 days for delivery.


On the other hand I'm still waiting on ANY INFO from Jeeptubes. I ordered my grab handles on July 2nd and still dont have them.

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Well it looks like I exceeded my monthly allowable bandwidth with Photobucket. It will reset on the 30th and all of my pics should show back up.


That means no more pics til the 30th....... and I have some progress pics

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post #651 of 890 Old 08-02-2013, 05:23 PM
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Lookin forward to the pics!

91 YJ, 350/700R4/231, 8.8/HPD30 with 3.73s, 6" SOA with 38" TSLs. If I ever see the previous owner again, I am going to curb stomp that meth-head brain dead crackpot.
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Last weekend I went ahead and pulled the cage for final welding.


Naked jeep.




straight into the garage




Then I cut some 1.25x.120 DOM to use for my windshield bars




After that I fully welded the cage up

Heres a random weld.




Then I moved onto setting up my shoulder harnesses. I mounted up the seat and looked at how much i needed to cut them down. The harnesses that I ordered come with SUPER long should belts.




for the shoulders im going to go with the wrap around type for now. If i want to add tabs later on I can. I wanted to make sure my belts weren't sliding around on the bar though so this is what I came up with.

I picked up some 2" squared U bolts from TSC. Then I cut them down


2 cut next to 2 new ones




Then tac'd it in place




With harness cut down and retainer tac'd in




Then I did the same thing to the passenger side.

Overall view right now







That's all the progress on the cage for right now. Still need to notch 2 more gussets and get them welded in. Also waiting for a bikini top winshield channel to come in. Should be here monday.

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In other news, I took a road trip to SC yesterday to pick up a new to me trailer. Thanks again Phil(phil1330) for the sweet trailer at a steal of a price.

The new trailer is a 2011 Lawrimore 18' + 2' Dovetail. Driveover fenders with 103" wide deck. This trailer should serve me well and has room for my rig to grow.


Onto some pics. I took these when I stopped for some dinner at South of the Border on the SC/NC boderline.





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Nice trailer!!! Looks good behind the truck. We are gokngto need to test fit 2 jeeps onto that trailer......


I'm sorry your stopped at South of the border. Your guts are gonna be SCREAMIN for a few weeks now. Did you ride the big gorilla?

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Nice trailer!!! Looks good behind the truck. We are gokngto need to test fit 2 jeeps onto that trailer......


I'm sorry your stopped at South of the border. Your guts are gonna be SCREAMIN for a few weeks now. Did you ride the big gorilla?
Haha I can tell you right now that 2 jeeps wont fit on the trailer.


Im sorry i stopped at SOTB as well. That place is a **** hole. My guts are fine though as all i ate was a hot dog. and no I didnt ride the gorilla

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Installed my 1" Daystar body lift today. Super easy job. Took about 2-2 1/2hrs.

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We actually had a breakdown on 95 about 1/4 mile from there during a convoy up to LeJeune from Beaufort. We spent around 8 hours there while the mechs performed field surgery on a HMMWV. What a dump!!

We all got sick from eating the food. Should have taken a clue from the Senior enlisted eating MREs...


We will have to swing by and check out the jeep this week

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No bueno. Let me know when you wanna stop by. Ill be working pretty late all week but hit me up.

I ended up receiving my windshield bars today so i'll probably work on that in a little bit.

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So I wanted the option to run a bikini top while on the trail and not running a windshield. My solution was to just run a stock windshield channel, so I ordered up a Bestop windshield channel for $15 from Quadratec. I ordered it on thurs and it already showed up today. that means in was on my doorstep 2 days from the order. NICE!!!


straight out of the package




I had to cut about 2" out of the middle so that it fits on my cage.


Next thing I did was tape it onto the cage and start marking where the mounting hardware will go




I picked up these little nutserts from USMCbuckwild.




So I started drilling the holes to fit the nutserts




After you get the holes drilled out to the right size, you use this nifty little tool to press the nutserts in and tighten them up. It works kind of like a rivet




Nutsert installed




I finished installing all of the nutserts and bolted the windshield channel on. Then I installed the bikini top to see how it turned out.









I think it turned out real good. Im surprised I dont see people doing this more often. When running a windshield all I have to do is loosen the bikini top straps and slide the while thing forward and mount it from the standard channel installed on the windshield frame.



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Looks good man! Did you get thise nutserts figured out?

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