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post #61 of 143 Old 02-02-2010, 09:32 PM
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You may be the JEEP FAB God !!!!!!!


I DO DIRT.......FOR REAL!!!

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post #62 of 143 Old 02-03-2010, 01:27 PM
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Thanks, Looks great!
I might do this with mine.
Inspiration.

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post #63 of 143 Old 02-04-2010, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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I got the tube door skins done. I started with tag board (as most of my projects do). Made a pattern, then transfered it to the old soft top. Then added extra to hem the edges, and make some snap tabs. I ended up with 17 snaps per door. But they are easy on easy off, and can roll up and put about anywhere.






Cell pics but you get the idea. I have a grand total of $20 in the doors. (I needed to buy some snaps, and one latch)

Today I was looking at the smittybilt molle tailgate pouches http://www.smittybilt.com/images/pro...imary/86_2.jpg and for $50 the price isn't bad. But of course they don't make one for the YJ. So I got to lookign around, and wouldn't you know it, I have everything I need laying around to make it. Stay tuned.

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post #64 of 143 Old 02-07-2010, 12:34 PM
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like everything you done, it looks great, cant wait for the paint job. keep it comimg
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post #65 of 143 Old 02-07-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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like everything you done, it looks great, cant wait for the paint job. keep it comimg
Where are you from?

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post #66 of 143 Old 02-07-2010, 12:55 PM
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After a week I have the roll cage done.
Here is some pics of it almost done.

Bad Pics of it painted and set in the jeep.
Did you make the metal knuckles, or did they come like that from somewhere? They remind me of the brass knuckles i used to see when i was a kid.
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post #67 of 143 Old 02-07-2010, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Did you make the metal knuckles, or did they come like that from somewhere?
Those I actually bought. I was going to make some, but searched gussets on e-bay and found those. Can't make them for $5 so I ordered all they had. All the rest of the gussets I made from 3/16" plate.

Yes they are brass knuckles

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post #68 of 143 Old 02-07-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Some updates. I built a MOLLE tailgate storage. It started with some extra sign board I had (corrigated plastic sheet) 1/4" thick. Cut a piece to fit the tailgate. then cut a piece of my old soft top (not much left) to go over the board. I had a bunch of nylon web and cut 6 strips the length of the board. This is my first sewing project for my jeep. Then sewed the strips on the soft top piece, every 2 inches, 1 inch apart. 84 stitches later (I hate sewing) I had it done. I then used spray adhesive to glue the top piece to the board. Then screwed the board to the tailgate. I used the board to prevent sagging from heavy things. I have 3 inches between the tailgate and the storage drawer and thought it was a good place for small stuff. Tire gauge, folding shovel, golves etc. I don't have any actual MOLLE pouches, but put some stuff on for the pics.


One thing I could not wrap my head around was still using a middle rear view mirror. My roll cage completely block the stock one. So after some searching I found a 41-57 willys mirror. Put it on, and it actually looks like it was planned.


Right now i'm finally working on my cross member/ skid. I have the axle truss and ladder bar done, and all the mounts. Pics will come later.

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post #69 of 143 Old 02-10-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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I got my cross member/ skid done and installed yesterday. No pics yet, I'm sick of crawling under the jeep. I will get them in the next few days. Today I was a little bored, and was looking at jeep foot pegs. I always have my foot resting somewhere other than where it should be. There are some nice ones out there, but for around $75 they can keep them. Once again I started looking around to see what I had. I have quite a bit of 1/2" thick sheet aluminum. I have been wanting to use it for something, and this was perfect. I made a template out of tag board, and went to work. Cut it out with a cut off wheel, ground with flap disc, a little sanding, and came up with this.


I put them on the jeep to check for fit, and they are really comfortable. I made them adjustable for different angles. The mount is drilled and tapped, and the adjuster/ stop is also drilled and tapped, but the end of it I dipped in some tool dip. The rubber tool dip won't scratch the paint.



I still have a big to do list for the jeep, But at some point I have to get going on my scrambler. And as summer rolls around I will be out wheeling this thing.

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i like it, keep it up
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post #71 of 143 Old 02-11-2010, 06:04 AM
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you are a god. any by far the best fabricator i have ever seen. if you were in my area, or at even a couple states away, i would be your biggest customer. you have the nicest jeep i have ever seen. hands down.

going off road is like being married, its great until you bang something you shouldnt.
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post #72 of 143 Old 02-11-2010, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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you are a god. any by far the best fabricator i have ever seen. if you were in my area, or at even a couple states away, i would be your biggest customer. you have the nicest jeep i have ever seen. hands down.
Thanks, Actually it's in the works of opening a DIY fab shop.

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Thanks, Actually it's in the works of opening a DIY fab shop.
DIY fab shop??

going off road is like being married, its great until you bang something you shouldnt.
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post #74 of 143 Old 02-11-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Kind of like jeeptubes.com, but alot more stuff. Thats about all I will say right now.

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post #75 of 143 Old 02-11-2010, 08:10 PM
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Kind of like jeeptubes.com, but alot more stuff. Thats about all I will say right now.
ahh. after looking at that site, i hope it works! never seen anything like that site before. i like it

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