my question for you scotty is did you want to get more tire coverage and/or make a flared version for the rear tube?
Have you considered cutting the sheet and running the tube flush with the body?
My masterpiece of a paint project explains my idea in more detail:
-cut the sheet metal marked with the blue arrows
-run the tube under the body marked with green arrows and flush
-have the tube run straight to the end of the bumper
-somehow run an LED brake and backup light
just an idea
Lout I just spent 30min on paint thank you ha. Anyway here is the idea well as close as I can get it on paint.
Tail light housing that will be made
All that black crap is being cut
Black top will be sheetmetal to cover flare. Sheet metal is going to come out from inside fender well which I will be working on soon. The sheet metal will come out and sit half way on the tube and get a bead down it all. Tail light housing may be changed a bit still not 100% on it but here are temporary tail lights.
trunk was locked and did't have keys.
I like the mini flare. If your doing what I'm picturing it should look pretty awesome
Thanks, I hope it turns out awesome!
Looks good man! I like the fuel cell. I orginally planned to use one, but did a skid instead. I think I may have to go about it again being as low as my XJ is.
Thanks! I was thinking about a skid but decided to talk my self into a cell for about an hour or two it was pretty rough ha. Looking at the back of the jeep seeing no tank is pretty sweet. Didn't cost a whole lot I think i spent maybe 400 which isn't much more than a skid.
That's exactly what I want to do to my YJ. Make a rear slider that ties into the rocker slider and rear bumper would really save a lot of weight over a full corner armor and be more effective, it looks like your going to add a lot sheet metal so that may not be true for you but I will look awesome and protect your corners!
I don't have a bender so I can't make my own tubes, would you possibly be interested in bending me some tubes like you are doing for your XJ?
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Possibly, let me know what all your thinking for the tube like length degrees all that stuff and if you have a picture of something that would be great. Then I can see if I can do it and how much it would all cost.