Then I had to go out for a little celebratory wheeling. Hit No Cajones with Sparrows and drove some lines I had never done before. Testing out the lockers and checking the jeep out. More fender flare loss. haha
Drove by the dealership where I traded in the 4 door and saw they had removed my Smittybilt fender flares and put factory ones on. Made an arrangement and bought my flares back from them for cheap! Spudmedic came over and like the work horse he is, helped me button up the rest of my stuff. Cut my pinch seams, installed dash tray, installed synthetic winch line, Factor 55 pro link, wired in all my switches and got all my mods up to that point completed!
Went out last sunday with Thomas and Sparrows and tried out my junk on the very trail that blew up my rear axle on the 4 door. Got some great pics thanks to Sparrows, as always, including my new avatar. The trip was a little short lived because of Thomas bending the holy crap out of his tie rod, a scary sideways hill ride back down off the trail resulted in a crazy sunday for sure. First time with rubicon out and done up with all current mods. Performed exceptional, winch working flawless, synthetic line is so nice to use and work with! Pro link also very useful. Can't wait to keep seeing where this jeep will get to with the Exiled Offroad crew.
So a few days ago I saw someone post in the What did you do to your JK today? thread. and thought it was a brilliant idea. Using a piece of insulation foam to fill in the area between the dash and the windshield and finally be rid of that endless void. So many leafs and twigs and all kinds of debris fall back there in the summer months with the doors and roof off, or lighters, parking lot receipts, etc. Here are the photos that were posted about this mod.
So...... finally caught up on the build thread to today, right now, this very second. Here is how i did the mod for the insulation tubing in the dash. Cut the tubing to length and just rolled it in to fit. I bought a $5.25 piece of black insulation tubing instead of the light grey for .99 cents. Came out awesome. What a great mod. First pic is the remainder of the insulation tubing after i cut it so you can see the style i bought.