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Unread 07-05-2010, 05:38 PM   #121
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nice pics! im itching to get to uwharrie. definitely gonna be making a fall trip once i get done with the jeep. maybe ill see you there. how was daniel by the way? i remember last time the 2nd ledge wasnt even a ledge anymore.

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Unread 07-05-2010, 07:22 PM   #122
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That looks like a great place to wheel. It would take me about 8 hrs to get there from my house. Maybe someday.

How do you like the stretch?

Any changes now that you have wheeled it? (binding,rubbing)
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Unread 07-05-2010, 07:32 PM   #123
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Jay, you started your stretch after me and you beat me to the finish line. Nice job and that was a sweet video you made of Moab! I give you a .
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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:05 PM   #124
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OMG!! Yeah so far this is my fav. Jeep on here. I just spent like 2hrs reading every post, I want mine to be like yours when it grows up!!
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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:06 PM   #125
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WOW!!! Great looking rig.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 03:34 AM   #126
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WOW!!! i'm am amazed... i love this jeep/thread!
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Unread 07-06-2010, 09:23 AM   #127
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Actually a pretty common method that is used to provide clearance for shocks or coilovers. Kits designed to outboard your shocks or allow longer length by "frenching" them into the frame are available from Clayton, Poly-Performance and Genright to name a few fabricators. This is a pretty common method of outboarding shocks and popular for those of us who need to keep our fuel tank in the stock location. The other alternative is to inboard the frame rails by cutting and relocating the rear frame rails inboard and use a fuel cell in the tub. Spend a little time over on Pirate, both are a very common mod over there and those guys are tougher on their Jeeps than I could ever hope to be.
I have seen other frames notched for shocks but additional support is added to re-enforce the frame... like (Google Image Result for http://image.4wdandsportutility.com/f/10925421/0811_4wd_06_z+2006_jeep_wrangler_unlimited+rear_sh ock_mount.jpg).. I tent to over build stuff... repairs in the trail suck... Still like the build, you have done a great job and hope to see more...
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Unread 07-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #128
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I have seen other frames notched for shocks but additional support is added to re-enforce the frame... like (Google Image Result for http://image.4wdandsportutility.com/f/10925421/0811_4wd_06_z+2006_jeep_wrangler_unlimited+rear_sh ock_mount.jpg).. I tent to over build stuff... repairs in the trail suck... Still like the build, you have done a great job and hope to see more...
You can alway put in the Poly Pro coilover towers. Then plate and gusset to your hearts desire. I am currently outboard my shocks on my YJ. I will be added more plate to tie into the fishplate. I will also added a gusset on either side of the tower.

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Unread 07-06-2010, 02:33 PM   #129
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Eric that is going to ride pretty stiff my friend.





Got the corners and sliders back. Still have a ton of work to do to get it all buttoned up though.
  • A little more trimming in the fender wells.
  • 1" holes to be drilled to access bottom bolts
  • Figure out how the tail gate bolts up to the new corners
  • Install lights
  • Bolt up sliders
  • Hide light wires
  • Paint remaining wheel well (around wires)
  • Bolt up the rear stinger mounts and stinger
  • Re-paint cross member/bumper from last off-road trip
  • Find a way to pin down the rear springs. Too much flex causes them to unseat.


I went ahead and siliconed the corners:



Started the mounting process:




The corners may need another round of wet sanding this weekend. But for now, I'm pretty pleased with how they are turning out.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 02:47 PM   #130
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Only Jay would wet sand *armor* because the finish didn't look good enough.

Looking good my friend.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 12:59 AM   #131
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Where do you work and do you need any help
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Unread 07-07-2010, 09:34 AM   #132
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Amazing!!!

I just crawled this ENTIRE thread, and there is now a puddle of drool on my desk. This is the most BAD@$$ Jeep I have ever seen. I am working (very, very slowly) on turning my 04 TJ X into a rock crawling machine and your rig is providing me with a ton of inspiration... This is truly an amazing machine. Just curious... anything that you would do differently if you could go back and change it?

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Unread 07-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #133
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Only Jay would wet sand *armor* because the finish didn't look good enough.

Looking good my friend.
Bust out a swiffer duster one time on the trail and all of the sudden I have a reputation....

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This is truly an amazing machine. Just curious... anything that you would do differently if you could go back and change it?
Some stuff I would change, but lots of stuff I would keep the same. If I started over and knew I would go to 37"s (which I never even thought of when I bought it), I would:

Change: TNT Hi-line the front instead of standard tube fenders
Change: Done a belly up way earlier in the build
Change: Wheeled Moab a couple more times before moving back East
Change: Bought sliders with a tube step

Not really much else I would change. Most mods got wheeled a good bit and brought me over obstacles that I couldn't do before. Which led me to bigger obstacles that would deny me which would lead to selling old stuff and getting bigger and better parts. Vicious circle.




Lots of little projects left to get this stretch completed. Most of them people won't even notice, but I do them to try and get the cleanest setup I can.

So I picked up some stainless bolts for my sliders to match the corner armor bolts:



Then went ahead and finished installing the sliders:



Then I got started on the last little bit of trimming and painting:



Here you can see where my tire is hitting the tub- so that will require some trimming as well:



Everything cut and painted:



Next up was re-painting the mounts for the rear stinger and body match painting the spacers for the tail gate:



Setting up the tail gate:




I got the tail gate installed in the dark, so hopefully it didn't scratch up the new paint on the armor too bad. We'll see in the light tomorrow.

Still to go to complete Driver's side:
  • Paint gap inbetween slider and armor
  • Paint gas tank filler neck
  • Mount stinger bracket
  • Install LED brake light
  • Build a custom mount for my cb antenna

Passenger side has a good list too.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 11:50 AM   #134
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How did you rig up those shock mounts? Are they strong enough, it looks like one good hit and they would bend or crumple. Maybe its just me though, sick jeep.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:14 AM   #135
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Back at work on this thing. There must be a dozen little side projects that will need to be done to "finish" this, but my goal is to get it back to drivable and wheelable, then worry about some of the last minute details.



Tail gate bolted back, perfect fit with the spacers. Mounted the rear stinger brackets and got the stinger back on, then painted the gas filler neck:



Next up was wiring the LED tail lights:



LED's installed! These are too bright to be legal in my opinion. I did the flasher adjustment, but it didn't work. I'm having some blinker issues that will have to be worked out. Any suggestions????



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