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oalali 04-22-2012 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chmo (Post 13448774)
yummy :drool:

re integrated hitch reveivers:
MOST bumper manufacturers do not give you a official tow rating for their bumpers/receivers because of liability issues in the US.

There are some few "expensive" exceptions though :cool:


Hey Chmo ! Did you scare our guests ? :D

Any pictures ? :cool:

chmo 04-22-2012 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by oalali (Post 13448790)
Hey Chmo ! Did you scare our guests ? :D

Any pictures ? :cool:

I don't think Mel got scared ... he was passenger with chief ... so long climbs with sharp crests ... small and tight ditches and ruts ... etc etc
at least we tried to keep up a fast pace ... but the convoy in the back was not keeping up :mad: (he said "good times" though :thumbsup:)

no super side slopes with side cresting at the end ... no long drives hooked to the crest in high altitudes :(

pictures ... pm abdoosh to finally post them ON THE PORTAL!

oalali 04-22-2012 01:50 AM

I'm sure he is going to post it .. eventually ! :laugh:

boots1 04-22-2012 08:21 AM

love that color of blue and i could drool all over that aev hood all day. nice job so far.

oalali 04-22-2012 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by boots1 (Post 13449439)
love that color of blue and i could drool all over that aev hood all day. nice job so far.

Thanks,

I was hoping to post more updates yesterday but the whole project brought to a halt because of some missing bolts and nuts. less than $5s later and they started working again.. :mad:

oalali 04-23-2012 03:49 AM

here is a sneak view on the wheels.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/bba06eb9.jpg
I'm going to take high quality pictures later today.

TheDoc25 04-23-2012 04:18 AM

I was hoping to post more updates yesterday but the whole project brought to a halt because of some missing bolts and nuts. less than $5s later and they started working again.. :mad:[/QUOTE]


As he says handing over the said bolts, wobbling his head, No Problem :rofl:

cstone94 04-23-2012 06:46 AM

The warn bumper also doesn't have the holes for the chains.

oalali 04-23-2012 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDoc25 (Post 13453888)

As he says handing over the said bolts, wobbling his head, No Problem :rofl:

it was like this:

oalali: Why didn't you start working on the car ??!! :mad:
worker: We don't have the nuts and bolts ! We can't work without them ! :(

oalali: ... Then why didn't you call me to bring the *** bolts ? :mad:
worker: (shaking his head with a smirky smile on his face) You didn't ask !! :rolleyes:

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

:club::club::club::club:

oalali 04-23-2012 11:11 PM

Here is yesterday's progress

We have finally started assembling the Jeep.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1329.jpg

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1324.jpg

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1331.jpg

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1341.jpg

The roll bar was also installed.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1336.jpg

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1335.jpg
It looks nice, so I might not be covering it up! I'm also looking for a roll bar upgrade.

Couple of things will be installed today, the exhaust will be rerouted, and the truck will be sent for final assembly.

Bloodcraft1987 04-25-2012 09:27 AM

wow, that color is sweeeet dude..love that mopar bumper too, gotta get me one of those!

oalali 04-25-2012 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bloodcraft1987 (Post 13466419)
wow, that color is sweeeet dude..love that mopar bumper too, gotta get me one of those!

Thanks man ! I'm really glade that every one liked the color ! :2thumbsup:

oalali 04-25-2012 10:14 AM

So, here is today's update with some good news ! :cool: and few bad news ! :(

Here is where the truck is currently at:

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1373.jpg

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1351.jpg
The fenders are not fully installed yet, but this should give you a clear idea of how the final product will look like.

I also decided to upgrade my clutch to Center Force Dual Friction.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1361.jpg
Some people like it, many hates it. Let us see what happens after the installation.

Here is where the bad news starts.

First, I got my new 35" tires mounted on the wheels.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1378.jpg

The problem ? I forgot to tell the installers to install the black letters on the outside.
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1379.jpg
I'm now debating between keeping it as is or lose some money and send it back to be flipped.

The second problem is this
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...388_marked.jpg

What you see is the AEV Nth Tummy Tucker. What are those blue dots? those where the bolts mount on the frame. You can see that those does not align. I tried it on another Jeep and it seems to be the same issue. :(

The box have a "new" part number (nth24070AA) and the production date is very recent (1/12/2012). Could this be a manufacturer defect? :confused:
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...t/K98A1350.jpg

oalali 04-25-2012 10:59 AM

Updates,

After a quick chat with Greg from AEV, it seems that this is:

"Just one of the variations the Jeeps enjoy to make our lives more interesting..."
Greg Henderson,

Solution? Use a High lift Jack to spread the chassis just enough to fit the bolts. Easy solution, Thanks Greg ! :2thumbsup:

Necromancer_tat 04-25-2012 02:57 PM

by blue dots you mean yellow dots right?


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