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Unread 05-05-2003, 08:27 AM   #1
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Tyler Durden's Jeep - El Negro 5.5.2003

Look what I made!!

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I know everyone is tired of hearing my say, "I'm going to flat-fender soon", so I went ahead and did it... Clicky, clicky!

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Unread 05-05-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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That is AWSOME!!!!!!!
When did ya do it, and who helped? What did you use on the flares?
Great job!!!!!!!
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Unread 05-05-2003, 10:49 AM   #3
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Dude... sweet... nice work... Did you have any trouble with the hole saw? I think this is how I will go about it too.
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Unread 05-05-2003, 10:51 AM   #4
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Unread 05-05-2003, 09:18 PM   #5
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I am confused .. that first pic is the steel that used to be part of your grill - that is now round-lighted like a CJ?!

And you did this all to a brand-new Rubicon!?!? Wow - more guts than I would have had - to slice up a brand-new rig!

BTW: Looks well done!
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Unread 05-05-2003, 11:02 PM   #6
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Thanks all... It's a pretty cool feeling to drive it now. Especially when I pass people who know what a Rubicon is and what it costs, and that i cut into it with a series of fast-moving, serrated blades! Seriously though, I'm starting to feel the pride of a rig I built... though I really haven't done much to it. I see what the old timers are talking about.

Tony, I met a guy that lives around here. His family has a BIG shop and garage. He had the tools and the desire to see me cut up my 03, so we hooked it up. Did it Sunday.

The hole saw (3.5") was very easy to use... Just go really slow and you'll get a clean hole. The rest of the tools included a cutting disk/grinder, sawzall (my new favorite tool), dremel and a few different little grinders. The dremel had it's place, but the cutting disk was the work horse and if I didn't have a dremel, I wouldn't have missed it much.
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Sweet job, you definitely have bigger stones than I do (my wife would smoke my a$$ if she caught me hacking into the TJ)!!!
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What are those? What do they do?
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What are those? What do they do?

Hey, um ... I'm just wondering if you could be more vague....
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Killer, if you are speaking of the first pic...they are pieces of his grill. If you look at the other pics, you will see he now has the CJ style blinkers. They are no longer on the fender flare.

Hopefully that is what you were asking or I'm lookin real stupid.
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Unread 05-08-2003, 04:24 PM   #11
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Actually, that makes sense.... Click the link Killer!
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killer. Don't worry, I didn't understand what they were talking about at first either. Me being an idiot, I looked at the pic and thought, "um... what the hell are they talking about." Thanks for asking the question because then I noticed. Definitly gives it the old cj style that i love so much. Really really cool Tyler.
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Unread 05-08-2003, 11:42 PM   #13
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I was looking at your handy work today when my wife got home today and after I showed her the pic's I ask "Can I do that to mine" and she said "uhh if its free "
so I figure if I save my lunch money from work ......I could buy the CJ style blinkers ....so I guess this might be next on my list of things to do.
so how much did the blinkers cost? and was it hard to run the wires?

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so how much did the blinkers cost? and was it hard to run the wires?
I got the pair from Bob Supplee for $36 shipped. The wires were pretty simple, too. Disconnect the stock lights, cut the wires and seperate them from the loose tape-wrap. Then you can pretty much reach down through the hood and push them through the hole you made in the grill.

The stock lights use three wires (ground, running light, turn signal) while the CJ turn signals use only two (running light, turn signal); they are grounded to the body via the housing. Here is how things need to be wired - TJ tan wire to CJ black wire; TJ black wire with yellow stripe to CJ red wire.
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Unread 05-10-2003, 07:10 PM   #15
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nice work

looks awesome, very nice work. did you put anything on the new cut edge afterwords to stop rusting? are you willing to help with another one?
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