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post #31 of 143 Old 01-03-2010, 04:06 PM
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I think you should have left the paint scheme more like it was but instead of the hood and tub being tan you should have painted it olive drave and put your dark horse decal on the hood in black


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post #32 of 143 Old 01-03-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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I think you should have left the paint scheme more like it was but instead of the hood and tub being tan you should have painted it olive drave and put your dark horse decal on the hood in black
I thought about that and really like the idea, but I was kind of in a hurry. I had to do some welding in some spots, and black paint was all I had at the time. I may think about it more, it's easy to change color. I'm more intent on getting everything else done so I can get back to the trails. I might take it out this week and do some snow trails, but only if it warms up a little. We are going to have a heat wave on Wed. 14* above.

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post #33 of 143 Old 01-04-2010, 10:45 PM
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did that rear box fit in with the back seat in?
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post #34 of 143 Old 01-04-2010, 10:45 PM
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did that rear box fit with the back seat in?
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post #35 of 143 Old 01-05-2010, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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did that rear box fit with the back seat in?
Umm no, There would be no room for it with the seat in. I guess you could build it lower, brace it more, and put a seat on top of it. Then you would have kind of like the tuffy under seat drawer. I have seen someone on here that did just that, just don't know who. I have no use for the rear seat, so it go pitched in favor of storage.

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post #36 of 143 Old 01-06-2010, 05:17 PM
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its not the biggest baddest rig on the trail, but i beat the hell out of it and have a good time.
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post #37 of 143 Old 01-08-2010, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Got my glove box done. I do have to say I like this dash set up much better than stock.

And a few crappy cell pics of the dash installed.



Hopefully will get some better pics soon.

Right now i'm in the process of changing my body mounts. No rust but the old rubber is falling apart. So I bought some poly bushings. I'm actually reusing all of the stock hardware. The sleeves and bolts are good, that was a suprise. Had to get the body bushings done, so when I tie the roll cage to the frame I don't have to redo anything. Steel prices are good, bought a bunch of tubing and sheet steel for a grand total of $150. I might start the cage sooner than I thought.

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post #38 of 143 Old 01-08-2010, 08:45 AM
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The dash looks pretty sharp! Good joB!

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post #39 of 143 Old 01-08-2010, 08:47 AM
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nice build man, looking foward to seeing the final paint job with the red candy and all.
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post #40 of 143 Old 01-16-2010, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Lately I have been thinking on how I want to do my roll cage. I have built race car and jeep cages before, but I wanted this one to be very user friendly. I ran across the Gen Right Cage Stanchions. So I started researching them. They looked to be strong enough to hold up in a flop, so I ordered a set. I wanted to see first hand how they were built and how strong they were. I figured if I didn't like them it would be easy to swap them out. Made of 3/16's plate they came with gussets and grade 8 hardware. Look to be pretty strong.

I started to assemble them and besides having to drill one hole on each one a bit bigger, they fit great. Everything lines up and they bolt in about everywhere they could. No reason these thing won't hold up. Although i'm going to take them a few steps further and tie the A pillar and b pillar together using more 3/16's plate. And while installing them I'm tieing the cage to the frame with poly bushing isolators.

I'm going to base this cage on the order of my CJ 7 cage with a few improvements. Here is a pic of my CJ

I have to push on to getting the cage done in the next few weeks, because my helper is having hand surgery, so no more helper. Besides wheeling season is just around the corner. Stay tuned for cage updates.

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post #41 of 143 Old 01-16-2010, 07:23 PM
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that cj is :

its not the biggest baddest rig on the trail, but i beat the hell out of it and have a good time.
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post #42 of 143 Old 01-17-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Moving forward I have the Gen Right Cage Stanchions installed. Just to let anyone know that might want to install these, bolt the top and bottom parts together before you put it in the jeep. Once I had it set I tightened the bolts and welded it together. It says just to bolt them, but I welded for strength. Here is a tip: If your running a hard top, make sure you have your windshield angle set. The stanchions tend to push it forward, and will interfere with the top fitting. Here is a sneak peek if them installed:



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post #43 of 143 Old 01-17-2010, 11:45 AM
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nice work! i like your seats. what are they from?
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post #44 of 143 Old 01-17-2010, 11:56 AM
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WOW!!! You have some great looking jeeps there! Great work so far on the YJ, can't wait to see the finished product!

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post #45 of 143 Old 01-17-2010, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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nice work! i like your seats. what are they from?
I bought these from JC Whitney. on sale shipped to the door $200 for the pair. They are comfortable also.

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