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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #466
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Since I bent my fender been thinking about tubes since I know it's bound to happen again. I'm on the fence though because I sorta like my stock fenders.

Thinking about these. Good price and no flare like I want. Just wish they had better pics and not so sucky instructions. If anyone knows any other options that aren't $600+ post em up. I want to keep my inner fender since my suckdown winch clears what I have now.I really like Genrights and PSC's but they are way too expensive for something cosmetic, that kind of money is best put towards the regear.

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I'm thinking it's time for a tube bender...

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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #467
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Dang those are pretty cool! Especially for the dirt cheap price. You could have a lot of fun welding those up, grinding down the welds... use a little filler, paint em up nice. Sounds like a cool project to be honest.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:53 PM   #468
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Either bend or find some tube fenders that in the front slope back at an angle instead of the usual round front corner. Clears rocks and what not better so the tube fender does not get shoved into the tub as easily
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Unread 11-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #469
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Dang those are pretty cool! Especially for the dirt cheap price. You could have a lot of fun welding those up, grinding down the welds... use a little filler, paint em up nice. Sounds like a cool project to be honest.
That's what I was thinking, seems like a fun easy project. Can't really find much info/pics on these fenders though, kinda weird since they are priced nicely.

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Either bend or find some tube fenders that in the front slope back at an angle instead of the usual round front corner. Clears rocks and what not better so the tube fender does not get shoved into the tub as easily
If I'm understanding correctly I can't think of any that are like that. I'll have to go back through your thread and check out yours.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #470
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That's what I was thinking, seems like a fun easy project. Can't really find much info/pics on these fenders though, kinda weird since they are priced nicely.



If I'm understanding correctly I can't think of any that are like that. I'll have to go back through your thread and check out yours.
I think hes talking about a negative flare vs a zero flare. Those look like a cool project and for the price are hard to beat
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Unread 11-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #471
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I think hes talking about a negative flare vs a zero flare. Those look like a cool project and for the price are hard to beat
Don't like the negatives they look kinda funny to me. I'll order these up once I finish the trailer. Should have enough paint leftover for a color match.

Speaking of the trailer just sold my hardtop to fund the rest of it. Good riddance to that thing
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Unread 11-14-2013, 10:33 PM   #472
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I am talking about this

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Unread 11-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #473
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Ah I see. Maybe if i can find a tube bender for a decent price between now and then I'll go that route. Seem easy enough to make.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #474
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Yes they are, the ones on my big Jeep are 2 tubes, 2 pieces of angle iron and some aluminum to skin it.
For inner fenders cut the outer part of the stock fenders off and just mount the tube fender over it
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Unread 11-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #475
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Got a really good deal on TJM synthetic rope so i decided to try it out. Came with 100'of rope, hook, fairlead, and rock sleeve. Sure seems to me like 125' would fit on the drum but oh well. The hook is super beefy and very secure but i cant suck it up to the fairlead unfortunately.

Ill probably order the repair kit from viking as well as some more of the velcro rock sleeves.

Another thing to note.. my 9.5ti is really hard to freespool. It was rebuilt 3 yrs ago too.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #476
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That looks sweet. Synthetic line is on my to do list. I wouldnt mind having a shorter line and carrying an extension so you can get to your winches max pull rating sooner without having to pull out a bunch of line
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Unread 11-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #477
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That looks sweet. Synthetic line is on my to do list. I wouldnt mind having a shorter line and carrying an extension so you can get to your winches max pull rating sooner without having to pull out a bunch of line
Yep.. We'll see how I like it compared to steel. So far I like how easy it is to handle. Also I like the new fairlead as it doesn't stick out as far.. I whacked the old one a lot.

Normally plenty of stuff to winch to close by so I'm not worried about the shorter length I do have a 66' extension if that were to ever happen though
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Unread 11-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #478
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Looks good. I held onto my hook for as long as I could stand it. I never liked how it would rattle around. I eventually found a reason to replace it, with a thimble.



Pricey, but nice. Just not having the rattle made it worth the money to me.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #479
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Looks good. I held onto my hook for as long as I could stand it. I never liked how it would rattle around. I eventually found a reason to replace it, with a thimble.



Pricey, but nice. Just not having the rattle made it worth the money to me.
The thimbles are definitely nice I almost bought one.. but like you say pricey. The F55 loaded thimble costs almost as much as I paid for this whole package.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #480
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More trailerin.

Got the roof top tent.. Comfy It's sure gonna beat trying to set up a tent on the ground. It's super easy to set up. Scored an amazing deal on this thing..



Started on the 3 axis coupler. It's pretty sweet... Still need some more parts to finish it and change some things up a bit.



1st axis..



2nd axis.





Still haven't got the floor but I did add some more floor supports so the floor doesn't get wavy again like all these trailers do. Also measured up everything and ordered the axle. Got it built to my specs and I did add brakes to it. Lastly I managed to find 2 American racing wheels on CL just like on my Jeep, so the trailer and Jeep will have matching wheels
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