A friend's Jeep has similar bump stops set up in the front, and has managed to actually bend the plate they are welded to. After seeing that - I've drawn up a reinforcement plate to be welded on.
Securing a car on a trailer using the body / chassis can be a bad idea - especially if the straps don't have snap-hooks on them. As the car bounces on the suspension while it's on the trailer, those straps are going slack and pulled tight again, repeatedly. If you're really unlucky, the hooks can fall out. That won't happen with these tie-down tabs welded to the axle housing. These front ones fit up flush against the swaybar mounting points.
Thanks! I guess the key is just finding a way to make what you enjoy doing into a profitable exercise... that way you're naturally good at it, it doesn't feel like work, and you don't even notice the overtime. I do insane hours and I enjoy it.
Solid advice right there.
What is it that you do?
Adopt your pets. Don't shop for them.
Genright Fuel Tank, Ranger Power rear window, Pace Edwards power tonnau cover, universal bedrug kit, BedRug TJ interior kit, some Mopar goodies, Mac's Custom Tie down tracks, and various bits and pieces.
Somehow all this stuff will fit on the tiny Jeep :-)
Here she is! Sitting on 37 inch tires with the bump stop mounts all done and the bed and fenders re-installed. Next step - install fuel tank and check clearances of the custom suspension and crazy shock absorbers against the tank. It arrived just in time
This is quite possibly the first photo of two Brutes side by side in the Middle East
And this is quite possibly the second photo of two Brutes side by side in the Middle East
Also note: Pace Edwards electric tonnau cover box - ready to go on the Brute when it's all done
Front Bump Stop Mounts massively reinforced - after seeing a similar design for the bump stop mounts on the Blue Brute had bent the spring perches slightly. The Blue Brute is missing it's front fenders as it undergoes the same improvement.
The Rear Bump Stop Lower Perch in place. The tube hanging down from above it represents the length of the bump stop at full compression. This will be removed and replaced by the actual bump stop. A lot of options were explored but this worked out to be the best location to keep them in-line with the shock absorbers (so that landings are the same as articulation - e.g. one at a time or both hitting together) and also as close to the axle tube as possible.
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Who owns the second one. Was that an import or built in UAE?
A new friend of mine The truck has been here a while but it just recently changed hands.
The Brute conversion was done in the states, not sure who by, and the suspension was done by another garage in the UAE (Mebar) and the engine swap to a V8 was done by another garage (the guys that use the AEV name with no affiliation to AEV).