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post #376 of 1425 Old 08-14-2011, 01:06 AM
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How did the bolts + welding + grinder + bondo process work out for you? It looks awesome, AND even do-able. I might borrow this entire process from you when I do mine. I can't wait to see where you go with this! Are you going to drop the gas tank? I don't want to.


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post #377 of 1425 Old 08-14-2011, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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How did the bolts + welding + grinder + bondo process work out for you? It looks awesome, AND even do-able. I might borrow this entire process from you when I do mine. I can't wait to see where you go with this! Are you going to drop the gas tank? I don't want to.
It went great. It was easy as pie. I'm just kindof winging the whole process. I don't have any build to follow but it's more fun this way. I will be swapping gas tanks this week so I will be dropping my tank. But that wont have anything to do with the tailgate swap.
For the lower hinge bolts here's the plan: My Jeep has 1" round holes on the bottom side of the tub on each side. They happen to be just about right under where the CJ hinges will sit. So I'm going to cut out two 3"x3/4" strips of steel, drill holes in them that match the pattern of the holes in tailgate hinges, and weld nuts over the holes in the strips. Then I'll finger the strips up into the tub and make a nutstrap/tub/hinge bolt sandwich...If all goes to plan it should work awesome and keep from bending the lower part of the tub.


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post #378 of 1425 Old 08-14-2011, 04:24 PM
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I like where this is going.... I may have to do this to my TJ.


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post #379 of 1425 Old 08-14-2011, 06:43 PM
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[QUOTE=kyle_craig;9628079]

Those IROCS looked sweet on that S10

Guess what I had the day i brought my Jeep home.....



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post #380 of 1425 Old 08-15-2011, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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I like where this is going.... I may have to do this to my TJ.
I think it's a neat swap. I'm learning the fundamentals of bondo work as I do it too.

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Those IROCS looked sweet on that S10
Guess what I had the day i brought my Jeep home.....
Good lookin' truck my friend

As for progress, last night I got my tailgate and rear end primed. The gate will need to be sanded a bit more, and I'm out of primer. But more progress nonetheless.

Mocked up....


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post #381 of 1425 Old 08-15-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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No tailgate progress today. I decided to relax after work. I did however receive my new Genright Ext tank, and I ordered an ORO 3rd brake light I'm going to tuck between the tub and the rear bumper to stay legal. That should be here tomorrow.


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post #382 of 1425 Old 08-16-2011, 02:11 PM
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Your hinges are still upside down.

Great progress by the way!!! I can't wait to see it mounted!!! You're getting it done faster than I am.

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post #383 of 1425 Old 08-17-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Your hinges are still upside down.

Great progress by the way!!! I can't wait to see it mounted!!! You're getting it done faster than I am.
I know...I'm trying to decide whether to just run em like that or not. Those bolts AREN'T coming out. I went to ace and bought a brand new Torx bit to try and get them free. I broke the bit just trying to get one free. So it's either drill the bolts out and figure out a way to mount the hinges, or just run it. Having them upside down wouldn't be the end of the world to me, but it would be nice to have it all "perfect". Not much progress today. I worked all day. I did pick up more primer, paint, and some tapered Allen bolts that will sit flush and aesthetically match the others. Looking forward to seeing yours mounted as well! Are you planning on doing anything with the "Jeep" part?


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post #384 of 1425 Old 08-17-2011, 12:17 AM
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Yikes, they're probably stuck good, seeing as CJ tailgates are OLD. But I'm just saying that because some people have put the hinges on upside down, and the tailgate won't sit flat. Just a warning. If it works though, go ahead! I can't wait to see you finish this project. And I don't know, I ran the idea past everybody on my build thread and they seemed to think I shouldn't. Or I should do it with vinyl so if I don't like it, I can take it off. Are you doing anything with yours?

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post #385 of 1425 Old 08-17-2011, 12:37 AM
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Looks good, Keep it up!

I did some similar body work on my LJ.

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post #386 of 1425 Old 08-17-2011, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Yikes, they're probably stuck good, seeing as CJ tailgates are OLD. But I'm just saying that because some people have put the hinges on upside down, and the tailgate won't sit flat....I should do it with vinyl so if I don't like it, I can take it off. Are you doing anything with yours?
Trouble sitting flat when up or down? I'm just going to paint it all black...In the future I might get a silver "Jeep" decal. I think that could look clean.

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Looks good, Keep it up!
I did some similar body work on my LJ.
Thanks! It's going well so far.


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post #387 of 1425 Old 08-17-2011, 01:08 AM
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When it's down. It wouldn't go down all the way flat, is what several people said.

I read it HERE so you can read it and decide for yourself if you think it's that big of a deal. Black with silver would look sharp. I'm not sure how Intense Blue and black would look though.

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post #388 of 1425 Old 08-17-2011, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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When it's down. It wouldn't go down all the way flat, is what several people said.

I read it HERE so you can read it and decide for yourself if you think it's that big of a deal. Black with silver would look sharp. I'm not sure how Intense Blue and black would look though.
I hear you! As far as it hanging down wrong, I'm not real concerned. With the cables anchored at the right point, it should be able to be set up nice and level.


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post #389 of 1425 Old 08-21-2011, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Update! With pictures!
I got my new fuel tank in, ordered 4.88 Rubicon gears for my axle which I'm having delivered to my address in CO, and got my 3rd brake light in the mail...I also painted the fuel cell portion black...raw aluminum is cool, but I prefer the subtlety and cleanliness of black.
New vs. old tank comparison:


The tank is extra burly, check out the inside!


Main reason that it's cool...look at all of that room to grow! Yes those are some scratches in the tank skid, I'm impressed with the overall stout construction of the Genright tank:


New ORO third brake light, I'm going to mod out the bracket, paint the aluminum black, and mount it between the tub and rear bumper. It will be tucked in so it wont be noticed until it lights up. Should be neat.:


I also painted the rear of the Jeep as well as the tailgate. The tailgate will need more sanding and a second coat of black tomorrow, then both will receive gloss clear coat. Come Wednesday morning I'll be heading back out to Colorado. I'll be loading the Jeep up and driving out with my Dana 44, my spare tire, some axle parts, my tools, and all my other stuff. Fitting everything in the back of the Jeep should be interesting to say the least!

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Nice score! Take a look at my build & note the issues I ran into with the install. The upper shock mounts needed to be trimmed on mine to fit the tank in. Not sure if yours will need it, but just a heads up.
By the way...I didn't run into any issues at all. Luckily, It was a very straight forward install which I'm happy to mention.


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post #390 of 1425 Old 08-21-2011, 05:32 PM
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Good stuff Kyle. What does the rubi 44 need? Other than gears.


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