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post #46 of 268 Old 05-05-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I miss my Tacoma. I have a Dodge Ram now. I never should have sold it. The only advantage on the Ram is the towing capacity, for what im doing with it.
I know the feeling, I have a 35mpg DD so I need something to be a tow biach once I get some bills paid off...looking at a Ram or 1500HD. Who knows


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post #47 of 268 Old 05-07-2012, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ok it's been a fun a couple of days, I'm pretty beat as I could really use a second set of hands nevertheless good times

First started on my rear cage, while waiting for FedEx to drop off my front cage.

not bad for chop saw notching

Now adding to the top support, planning on triangulating to the B piller but waiting on front half to match it up.

These little 45s sucked pretty bad, little easier with a notcher templent maker I found online.

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post #48 of 268 Old 05-08-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Ok since I'm pretty much dead in the water till Wed, I started another project. My bumpstops never touched since doing the axle swap, so to correct this issue along with the spring curve I started chopping.


Also need to work on getting a new trackbar...Also need to suck in the muffler

Dropped the axle, real fun by myself

Even with the axle dropped this bracket was a Mofo

All cleaned up and ready for some placement

As she sitting now, gonna have to tackle the rest tomorrow after work. Also need to source some bumpstops as mine are a little short. Any recommendations?


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post #49 of 268 Old 05-09-2012, 09:21 AM
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How short are the bumpstops?
I used these spacers since my tires are smaller http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_1119.htm
Im sure you could just fab something up like that though and save the money. Then just get some longer bolts for the stops

Btw- it looks so much better without the padding on the roll bar
Time to pull mine off :d
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post #50 of 268 Old 05-09-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link man, I think I'm going to scrap the bumps and run the prothanes. Seams a few people have used them and liked them, just more money lol. Still iffy about the padding, according to FedEx my cage is at my door so I will need to figure something out.

Link to the prothanes

http://www.jegs.com/p/Prothane/Proth...62178/10002/-1

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post #51 of 268 Old 05-10-2012, 08:22 AM
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I found this a few months ago and bookmarked it

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fa...nside-1243918/
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I found this a few months ago and bookmarked it

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fa...nside-1243918/
That paint rocks, used it to black out my Scions interior back in the day. Held up great! I think once I'm done installing the cage I'm gonna pull it and paint it... I just have no clue what color to paint it. I think black would be the safe bet lol

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post #53 of 268 Old 05-12-2012, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Alrighty! It's update time....

Currie rear bumps are on order, should be here Monday! Also looking at finally purchasing my first Bikini from Jeep hut shortly....god I hate the factory soft top. The Green and Purple Santa showed up on Wed an brought me lots of work lol Got the A to Z cage in along with my hoop and clevis mounts for my front bumper build. One thing I need to learn is to account for shrinkage...(minds out of the Seinfeld gutter) as my front bumper is a major PITA to put on lol Nevertheless its on and rocken, finally paint will come shortly.

Lots of room for my winch...ones the brown Santa drops it off!



Now I finally got the jeep on all 4s after swapping spring buckets to run correctly!





And we sit about 1/2 in above where I started, now for arguments sake I am on E to the max as I thought I was going to drop the tank. I will see how it sits under a full tank and order springs to reduce the lift as needed.

Lastly I spent the majority of the night working on my cage...It's coming along nicely, just need to get the A pillar mount in and welded then cut and replace the c pillar mounts. Also planning on taking some 1.75 and running it from the A pillar spreader to the rear C pillar to better triangulate the cage....anyone have input on that?

A to B bar in, not planning on running it to the windshield so its not and will not be connected.


A Pillar spreader in and B pillar hoop is installed.

Now these took a while to size correctly....what a PITA they where

Pass side door surround fits great...driver side needs to be pulled down which will happen when I start the A pillar.

As she is sitting now...Need to get the A pillars mounted then the 1.75 from the A to B then the B to C in along with the windshield V. Once that is completed I need to cut the C pillar base plates off and weld up a 4 bolt mount and weld that up. After a few gussets its getting pulled, peppered, primed, and painted! Man that sounds like less work then it really is LOL Then its one to getting new seats and harness's

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post #54 of 268 Old 05-12-2012, 06:38 AM
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post #55 of 268 Old 05-12-2012, 03:17 PM
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I like your front bumper, how thick is the metal you used for it?

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/light-sleeper-2-0-a-1800073/
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post #56 of 268 Old 05-12-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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I like your front bumper, how thick is the metal you used for it?
Thanks, the entire bumper is built from 1/4in

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post #57 of 268 Old 05-12-2012, 06:06 PM
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Great job man it's coming together nicely.

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post #58 of 268 Old 05-13-2012, 08:09 AM
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Its looking great man i really like the front bumper!
Btw if you are looking to get corbeaus keep in mind the XRS seats do not slide back past the roll bar. I am not sure how tall you are but I bought them and had to return them because my legs would hit the steering wheel.
So i went with the RS seats and they are great so far
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post #59 of 268 Old 05-13-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Great job man it's coming together nicely.
Thanks man, it's been a fun build and the best is yet to come

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post #60 of 268 Old 05-13-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Its looking great man i really like the front bumper!
Btw if you are looking to get corbeaus keep in mind the XRS seats do not slide back past the roll bar. I am not sure how tall you are but I bought them and had to return them because my legs would hit the steering wheel.
So i went with the RS seats and they are great so far
ReallY? Got any pics? Thinking about getting the Corbeau Baja SS and mounting them to the cage, then 5 points if that will work more research needed!

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