post #241 of Old 08-03-2012, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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It's friday, so I figured I'd share some jeep porn with you guys this mourning.
One of my favorite builds, if you don't know this jeep I suggest reading the build thread posted at bottom.

Not a Texas grand, but it sure is awesome and drool worthy.




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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...rtist-1287677/

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post #242 of Old 08-03-2012, 05:53 AM
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Take the ol' lady wheeling and she'll change her mind about the lift!
Agreed. Mine thought it was a waste until I took her on very mild dirt trails and kept dragging the cross member. I kept assuring her a lift wild fox that, so she encouraged it afterwards.

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post #243 of Old 08-03-2012, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Agreed. Mine thought it was a waste until I took her on very mild dirt trails and kept dragging the cross member. I kept assuring her a lift wild fox that, so she encouraged it afterwards.
Mine gave me a hard time at first when I put my bb on, but I think she soon realized I wasn't listening, so I guess she gave up, that or my selective hearing is getting better
All said and done though I think she loves the jeep too
A man's got to have priorities
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post #244 of Old 08-03-2012, 06:43 AM
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Mine realizes I'm a much happier person when I have projects to work on too. She even points out things she'd like differently now. I never thought I'd see that day.

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post #245 of Old 08-03-2012, 07:18 AM
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Mine realizes I'm a much happier person when I have projects to work on too. She even points out things she'd like differently now. I never thought I'd see that day.
X2. My fiance HATED me while I was installing my lift cause I was always at my friends garage and she never saw me. But when I was done and once she was acclimated to the jeep culture, and my obsession with it, she began to share my appreciation. She even tested me from work yesterday to brag she saw a wk2 srt8

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'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

The Build:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/96-zj-build-1262449/

North Texas Grands:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide

Grand Slam Texas!:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...3/index19.html
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post #246 of Old 08-03-2012, 01:38 PM
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Haha its a proud moment isn't it?

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post #247 of Old 08-03-2012, 01:51 PM
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Haha its a proud moment isn't it?
I cried a little. She earned her ring.

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I'm getting a tube bumper made by the dudes at em-tex fab tomorrow. I'm so stoked! Once they're done I'll post pics and contact info (assuming its any good) so ya'll can go support your local small business and get super cool bumpers too

'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

The Build:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/96-zj-build-1262449/

North Texas Grands:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide

Grand Slam Texas!:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...3/index19.html
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post #248 of Old 08-03-2012, 02:00 PM
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Front, rear, both? I keep looking at the ones from GraKee99 WJ build thread and liking them a lot, but I'd add plate on the rear wrap around from the bar flush to where the rear quarter panel comes down to make it look more complete. Then I'd want aluminum plate with 2" breather holes bolted on tabs on the three lower triangular sections like a skid plate. Other than that, I'd his looks great.

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post #249 of Old 08-03-2012, 02:19 PM
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This one
http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=47_57&produ cts_id=621
They're making it for $100 less plus I don't have to pay freight or any of that garbage. Do you have a link to GraKee99's build? Can't seem to find it.

Edit: Nvm, found it. So ya, I guess a lot like his front.

'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

The Build:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/96-zj-build-1262449/

North Texas Grands:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide

Grand Slam Texas!:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...3/index19.html
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post #250 of Old 08-03-2012, 04:28 PM
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That's basically the same as his except KOR has horizontal bars and Grae is vertical. I'd still want the aluminum plate like how KOR has on the sides of the rear bumper. There's enough flying around on highways around here with a normal bumper, and offroading, I wouldn't want to leave the radiator so open like that.

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post #251 of Old 08-03-2012, 04:31 PM
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The other thing that you can see on page 25 of his build pics, is you can see the frame squaring off at the outer edges where the bottom bar curves up. Being vein, I'd probably think about bringing the bottom bar out more to cover that, then curve up and around to join the top bar if that makes sense.

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post #252 of Old 08-03-2012, 04:36 PM
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You can see what I'm talking about here, where the frame squares off. I wonder if that could be cut and tubed stronger or just bring the lower bar down to cover it.

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And here you can see the open gap between the top of the bumper and the quarter panel. I'd measure a plate that could be welded at the bumper, then bent at a 90 degree and bolted or with a tubular brace from the bent part to the inside of the bumper. Much like the cut and fold bumper sides are for xj's.

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post #254 of Old 08-03-2012, 05:18 PM
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The other thing that you can see on page 25 of his build pics, is you can see the frame squaring off at the outer edges where the bottom bar curves up. Being vein, I'd probably think about bringing the bottom bar out more to cover that, then curve up and around to join the top bar if that makes sense.
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You can see what I'm talking about here, where the frame squares off. I wonder if that could be cut and tubed stronger or just bring the lower bar down to cover it.

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And here you can see the open gap between the top of the bumper and the quarter panel. I'd measure a plate that could be welded at the bumper, then bent at a 90 degree and bolted or with a tubular brace from the bent part to the inside of the bumper. Much like the cut and fold bumper sides are for xj's.

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Word!.... I think? You'd have to point out what you were talking about. Either way, it's sexy. I know what you are talking about with the exposed radiator, as I am rocking the snub-nose right now with a couple inches of radiator hanging. I have the KOR rad-support, but I still get nervous when I'm about to hit a steep climb or on the highway with semis kicking rocks at me. Cant wait for tomorrow though!!

'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

The Build:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/96-zj-build-1262449/

North Texas Grands:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Youtube wheeling vids (mostly from Bridgeport):
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDeanswings?feature=guide

Grand Slam Texas!:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...3/index19.html
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I'll try to do a paint circle of it when I get home.

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