Roll Cage install time! Ive always wanted to drop the front windshield, so the support bars were the first thing to go! With the new cage I can drop it whenever I'd like and plan on taking advantage of it
The foam seal crap installed at the factory is a total pain in the @$$, and pretty sure we got cancer burning it and scraping it out
After some persuasion and Hulking on the foam it came out.
Prepped and painted the cage after getting the harness bar welded on
Then mounted and bolted down..
After a quick trip to teh sporting goods store I got some baseball bat grip tape and put it on the oh-poo handles to assist the vertically challenged girlfriend get in the Jeep
That looks great! I'm a little jealous how sharp it came out .
Thanks Jay, couldn't be happier the way it turned out! Planning on adding the RuffStuff light bar to the rear, and have to stop by a boat shop or someplace to fix where I butchered holes into the halftop to make it work. I'm planning on adding the RuffStuff light bar to the rear, and trying to decide what I'm going to do about ECORS. I'm out of AA class since doing the rear Ford 8.8 axle swap, but I think I'm going to be a little under built to compete in A class unless I fall into about $4k and can drop a stroker in LOL!
Beefed up the tub protection with some Genright sliders. These things are stout! I almost wish they hadn't some pre powder coated becuase with their aluminum front fenders I had to plasma cut to accomodate.
I haven't had 4 wheel drive since putting in the 8.8, and missed opening weekend in Uwharrie because of it. The local Jeep dealerships club run is next weekend so now it's crunch time to get the HP 30 trussed, rebuilt, and hung.
This is why you DO NOT BUY house brand ball joints!!
Knuckle back together, using Synergy Suspension ball joints, and Timken bearings. The previous owner had flipped the tie-rod, with the swap I'm going to Currie steering, so tonight I have to get Mr. Blains sway bar link relocation kit welded on.
Currie JJ pressed in to the pumpkin, passenger side is welded in to the Artec Truss
I was suprised with the front Artec truss, the rear is very, very beefy. Other than the actual top spine they used a thinner metal for everything underneath. Still a great product though.
HP D30 w/ artec truss install... old trusty out! Since the 8.8 i was 3.07/4.10 and havent been able to use the 4WD for obvious reasons, so I'm anxious to wheel the 33 Goodyear MTRw/K! Local dealership club is taking off to Uwharrie tomorrow so we were crunch time the past couple weekends gettign this thing done:
Artec Truss, Rokemn bump stops (yes they are too high in the picture) Currie HD steering, BDS 9500 stabalizer (My OCD dictates it must match the Bilstein 5100 shocks) Mr.Blaine/Black Magic sway bar link relocation kit.
Didnt need a fancy Currie tool to build the bushings, just used a ball joint press and some beer (and a few choice words) I will be buying a Curry tool LOL!
We're going to be doing some night wheeling so I decided to upgrade the lighting. Removed the facotory moded fog lights that housed HID's and the KC's on the windshield with some Rigid Industries D2's. Diffused floods on the bumper and spots on the windshield... Nice to be able to set the hood back without having to move lights out of the way.