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post #841 of 1980 Old 12-30-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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I like the black, it offsets nicely with the Black hardtop.
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The black looks really good, goes well with the hardtop and rocker guards. It completes the look of the jeep
thanks guys, I'm kinda surprised with myself, but I like black too!



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When I scrolled down I looked at the pic first and thought you installed new fenders! I like the black and it would look sweet on your ride.
Should have seen when I showed Steph. I just showed her the pic of the black fenders and said "here's what I did yesterday" and she thought I was serious for a few minutes

Ill be getting tubes at some point in the near future

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post #842 of 1980 Old 12-30-2011, 10:47 PM
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I like both, the black like you said will match the hardtop, but i think the red(if it is a little better pin pointed) i know its just photoshop, will look awesome too! I personally like the stock fenders and flares, but then again, i havent gotten to that point where more flexing room is desired. Both will do justice
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I like both, the black like you said will match the hardtop, but i think the red(if it is a little better pin pointed)
I agree. I'll have to see how close I could get it with Duplicolor's Chili Pepper Pearl aerosol.

Here's one more mock up from a different angle:



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post #844 of 1980 Old 12-31-2011, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Happy New Years Eve to me,
Happy New Years Eve to me!

I'd like no more vibes this year...

So I bought an SYE!






Adams Driveshaft - $385 shipped for the CV and SYE kit, both with a lifetime warranty. The owner of the shop (James) called 5 minutes after I ordered it on eBay and took my specs, and told me he'd have it ready to be shipped by the end of the day, so it should go out Tuesday! Need some guys for an SYE install party. Now taking reservations




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i would go to learn how to install it, but i have school haha

Happy New Years!
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post #846 of 1980 Old 12-31-2011, 02:21 PM
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When are you doing the install?
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I did mine myself and it wasn't too bad. I'd love to help! Just let me know when. Most of my weekends are free the next couple months, believe it or not!

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I was thinking Monday the 16th, seeing as it's a work holiday and everything. Anyone's welcome to join!
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post #849 of 1980 Old 01-02-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the BESRK Frame Tie-Ins today. Total beef. It's crazy the difference between these and the ones that Smitty shipped with the rear bumper. I can no longer wiggle the tire carrier back and forth (it was a small amount, and due to the crossmember flexing). Even took it towing today after installing, and brought about 1,500 lbs of trees home for the wood stove. No hesitation, no flex, no nothing from the bumper! Best $45 I've spent in a long time.

Here's a before shot of the old "reinforcement", then the after of the 1/4" thick beasts.






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post #850 of 1980 Old 01-07-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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So with all of the wheeling I've been doing lately, and the fact that this is New England and most of it is on trails with plenty of trees, I've had many instances where my AM/FM antenna has whacked against my windshield and windshield frame. It's rather annoying, and I've been trying to come up with ways to avoid this. I found the AntennaX (eBay) product that is a 13" rubber antenna that is also known as a "stubby" for $15. I was going to go with this, but then I found something even cooler.

The Firestik antenna company makes a product called the Match-Maker. This is a unit that plugs in-line between the antenna and the CB radio, and allows the Firestik antenna to double as an AM/FM and CB antenna. This way I can completely remove my 31" antenna on the front fender. For $15 shipped on eBay, this will make a nice little addition to the rig. I'm having a little bit of worry if I'll like the look of no antenna up front, though. So if I don't I'll resell this and buy the stubby.

Anyway, here is the stock image. The real thing should be here by Tuesday or Wednesday, and the CV Shaft should also be in earlyyyyyy next week! Install party next Monday!


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let us know how it installs and how well it works out..gunna keep my eye on that

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post #852 of 1980 Old 01-08-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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let us know how it installs and how well it works out..gunna keep my eye on that
Will do! I hope it works out well. The reviews on here and elsewhere online are phenomenal. I'm just not sure if I'll like the look better than a stubby up front. We'll see!
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CV/SYE Kit arrived today from Adams Driveshaft in Nevada! Heavy box, but certainly a nice build. I'll have to go through the SYE stuff tomorrow and make sure it's all in there before we start the install this weekend (hopefully?). Plenty of slip in the CV shaft to allow for a tummy tuck in the very near future. Going to be making it myself, I do believe!

So far, so good with Adams!

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The drive shaft looks beefy. Where do you plan on doing the install?
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post #855 of 1980 Old 01-11-2012, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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The drive shaft looks beefy. Where do you plan on doing the install?
Umm...... not entirely sure yet. Wanted to see how many people were interested in helping/where they all lived. Also depends on who's home here, cause we keep 4 cars in a driveway for 3 so parking is usually tight.

You working? Interested in helping? I know Geoff had said he might be interested, and Clay said he was too.
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