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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #61
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I planned on getting some more done on my rack this weekend but this stuff took longer than expected.

This is what the box looked like before.
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Trim rings removed.
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All carpeted up, ready to put the subs back in.
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All bolted up.
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Dang there's a bunch of room back there.
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Box back in.
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Amp rack back in, which I also just carpeted.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #62
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After I did the carpeting I installed my double shear track bar and drop bracket.

Rough country bar removed.
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Comparison. IRO on top.
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Stock bracket removed.
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Bracket comparison.
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Drop bracket installed.
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New track bar installed.
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The new track bar and bracket tightened up the steering some. Next up: drop pitman arm!
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Unread 10-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #63
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try and do the pitman arm asap because the angel end up ripping the tierod boots and then you gotta replace those too
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Unread 11-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #64
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Finally an update!


Drilled holes in stand.
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Made pieces to hold down amp rack and welded them onto the stand.
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Started cutting piece out to turn it into the gate.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #65
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Transforming into gate.

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Got some hinges and end caps. All this for $5! What a deal!
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Got hinges welded on.
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Opens smooth.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #66
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Made some tabs to hold gate closed.
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Tacked them on first just to make sure they fit right.
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Perfect fit.
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Got holes drilled to attach basket to stand.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #67
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Decided to add some tie-down points.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #68
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Primered it!
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Painted.
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Put the end caps in.
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All done!
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I hope to put it in on Friday!
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Unread 11-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #69
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I also got a pitman arm from a ZJ. It's almost an inch of drop for an XJ.

ZJ is on the right XJ is on left.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 02:16 PM   #70
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All done and installed!

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