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Unread 12-14-2009, 10:29 AM   #76
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My 14 year old cousin came over to help out. This was his first time with a welder and a plasma cutter. He did great! Maybe he will start looking at getting a jeep for his first rig…..




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Unread 12-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #77
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Dude, excellent job so far. I'll be watching.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 04:45 PM   #78
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I used the factory turns attached w/ zip ties. I then modified them more and mounted LED’s in grill and wheel well.
I realize that it varies by state/municipality but have you had--as Borat would say--great success w/ the law w/ this setup?
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Unread 12-15-2009, 10:08 PM   #79
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I realize that it varies by state/municipality but have you had--as Borat would say--great success w/ the law w/ this setup?
I have had no problem thus far.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 12:41 AM   #80
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dang this should be sweet, subscribed
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Unread 12-16-2009, 01:16 AM   #81
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Cool Build keep up the great Work
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Unread 12-16-2009, 02:49 PM   #82
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sweet. You are makin great progress. Glad to see you bringin the cousin over.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 03:03 PM   #83
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Wow!! looks like it will be awesome!! GL buddy.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 03:16 PM   #84
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i want one, watching this for sure
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Unread 12-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #85
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I have been giving this some thought myself. I will be keeping a close eye on this build. great work.
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Unread 12-16-2009, 06:07 PM   #86
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sorry it took so long to reply...i was referring to your fender flares. i think i wanna try to do that. but i stumped on what to use to cut it because i want a really smooth professional looking cut
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Unread 12-16-2009, 06:25 PM   #87
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congratz!You did a great job!I love it.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 10:10 AM   #88
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sorry it took so long to reply...i was referring to your fender flares. i think i wanna try to do that. but i stumped on what to use to cut it because i want a really smooth professional looking cut
I would recommend a grinder with a metal cut off wheel. Might sound odd but it cuts very well and is easy to control. I have some experience with cutting plastic and have tried/ used everything I could think of. Also use the grinder to smooth out the edge after you cut it (side of cut off or fine flapper), with not much work it will look factory (use tape to get all your lines right). And don’t be afraid to throw down some nice new paint. Good luck! PM me some pictures after you cut them.
PS- try cutting a practice cut on the forward portion of the flare that is all waste anyway.


Thanks for all the support!
I need to add a cross member or something for the body mounts under the bed of the LJ tub. And also beef up the upper rear track bar mount. Then, I get to start welding up the sheet metal! I am pumped; it will start looking like a jeep again (to the untrained eye).
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Unread 12-17-2009, 10:22 AM   #89
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I have been giving this some thought myself. I will be keeping a close eye on this build. great work.
If you get serious about it, drop me a line. I would be willing to build/sell/ ship some frame extensions to you.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 12:11 PM   #90
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thanks! ill definitely try to get some pictures to you as soon as possible...love the build btw, i really wish i could weld haha
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