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post #31 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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My Rokmen sliders fit with the body lift , no modifications required .
Did you buy the gaskets with the sliders? Wondering if they would hold dirt/water underneath and cause rust?

Also, I have not put any effort into checking and will do so tomorrow, but were you able to reconnect the gas tank intake tube after your body lift? Mine won't reach, but I'm thinking about replacing it anyway so that I can put the overflow valve in and not have to worry about splash-back while filling up.


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post #32 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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If you decide on body mounted rockers, be sure to ask whomever you decide to go with if they make a version for body lifts to save you the trouble.
Good to know, thanks. And I appreciate the compliment on her. I'm having WAY TOO MUCH FUN with this build.

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post #33 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Last night I just didn't have it in me to post up my progress. So tonight y'all get 2 days worth. I put the body lift on yesterday. Just like Beasley mentioned earlier, the Rokmen videos on YouTube are excellent instructional vids. I installed the alone in about an hour. I got to the very last mount (passenger rear bumper) before I had an alignment issue. A little pushing on the body and moving of the bushing got it in though. My buddies showed up just in time to do the motor mount lift. It's always a lot easier when you can have one person on the creeper and on topside. It saves a lot of time and backache from needing different tools while underneath.

I got off work at 12 today and was able to get a little work done before we had to go out for dinner. Chopped the bumper, mounted the Rally 800s on the bumper and the slimlites on the windshield.

Goals for tomorrow are to sand the fender flares and reinstall them (decided to wait for warmer weather to paint) and hopefully start wiring the lights. Here's how she sits tonight.


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Happy New Year! Y'all be careful out there

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post #34 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 09:07 PM
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Did you buy the gaskets with the sliders? Wondering if they would hold dirt/water underneath and cause rust?

Also, I have not put any effort into checking and will do so tomorrow, but were you able to reconnect the gas tank intake tube after your body lift? Mine won't reach, but I'm thinking about replacing it anyway so that I can put the overflow valve in and not have to worry about splash-back while filling up.
I did buy the gaskets when I bought mine. My buddy does Autobody work for a living and he recommend them. He and rokmen both said it would be a good idea to remove the slider once a yr just to check and see how it looks behind them. I was able to reconnect my gas tank tube after the 1.25" body lift but it was tight. A few weeks later I installed a savvy gas tank skid and push my tank up 1.75" and it put everything back to normal it is actual to date my favorite mod.
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post #35 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 09:14 PM
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Did you buy the gaskets with the sliders? Wondering if they would hold dirt/water underneath and cause rust?

Also, I have not put any effort into checking and will do so tomorrow, but were you able to reconnect the gas tank intake tube after your body lift? Mine won't reach, but I'm thinking about replacing it anyway so that I can put the overflow valve in and not have to worry about splash-back while filling up.
I did install the gaskets and they seem to have sealed up pretty nicely . So far I havent seen any rust streaks but its only been six months . My gas filler line made the stretch , but it was tight . I dont look forward to pulling it to do the Shoppe mod .

And Happy New Years to you too .

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post #36 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 09:15 PM
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I installed a savvy gas tank skid and push my tank up 1.75" and it put everything back to normal it is actual to date my favorite mod.
Mine is tight even with the Savvy gas tank skid ? Every Jeep is different .

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post #37 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 09:21 PM
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You might try this on your fender flares. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/re...ite-up-622942/

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post #38 of 88 Old 12-31-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks bud. That might work pretty well after I get all the paint sanded off. I've got a heat gun that should work pretty well.

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post #39 of 88 Old 01-01-2013, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Figured I'd show y'all how I paint when it's cold outside. I guess this is a swamp heater?

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post #40 of 88 Old 01-01-2013, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, I got impatient and decided to go ahead with the paint

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post #41 of 88 Old 01-02-2013, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Well good morning boys! I'm at work, stuck on the phone with I.T. so I figured I'd post a quick update. In that's few days I've gotten pretty close to having all of the current upgrades and bolt-ons installed. Here she sits with the body lift installed, new KCs mounted and a fresh cropping of the stock front bumper.



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Almost done painting the flares.
For some reason they turned out glossier than I wanted, but they'll work till summer time.



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post #42 of 88 Old 01-03-2013, 02:26 PM
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So far it looks great and once your done it will look even better.

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post #43 of 88 Old 01-03-2013, 06:23 PM
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One of the cleanest LJ's I have seen. I like how you are building it. I'll definitely be watching this build.

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post #44 of 88 Old 01-03-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Here she is! Cosmetically she's not going to change much for a while. I still have things to button-up, but most of the noticeable upgrades are done for now. Little things coming this week and next include wiring the KC lights (right now they're still just posing), polishing the backside of the corner guards, and a switch to kill the dome light when the doors are off.



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post #45 of 88 Old 01-03-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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After looking at these last two pictures, especially the first one, I think I'm actually leaning toward the Drop Kick sliders again to help cover up the frame. Oh well, I'm sure ill change my mind again before the time comes to place the order.

Y'all have fun and be careful out there!

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