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post #91 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Got the jeep out of the garage and cleaned up a bit. Got the trailer hitch off as well as the gas tank skid plate.
EVER BEEN SO MAD AT A BOLT YOU LIQUIFIED IT???




Then it got so cold I couldnt work any longer, less than 20 degrees is just too cold.





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post #92 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of ditching my trailer hitch and building one into the bumper, what do you guys think?

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post #93 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 10:13 PM
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do it!

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post #94 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 10:40 PM
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definetly if you can find the space
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post #95 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, my only problem is I'm going to need a ridiculous drop hitch to pull my correct craft, the skeg hangs down really far.

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post #96 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 11:03 PM
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Yeah, my only problem is I'm going to need a ridiculous drop hitch to pull my correct craft, the skeg hangs down really far.
You'll be glad you did if you do it. I use the big adjustable draw bar from harbor freight, it's big enough to tow a small trailer pretty level and my XJ is up around 6-7" of lift

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post #97 of 251 Old 03-05-2012, 11:04 PM
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Yeah, my only problem is I'm going to need a ridiculous drop hitch to pull my correct craft, the skeg hangs down really far.
thats not that big of a deal....

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post #98 of 251 Old 03-06-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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I'm starting to think it would be really neat if I made a gas tank skid/ trailer hitch combo. See, on top of the current setup keeping the trailer hitch low, the current hitch is perfectly level with the bottom of the gas tank skid (aka helps protect the tank). If I consolidated the two, I could shave an angle into the trailer hitch, improving clearance and add a lot of rigidity because the two would be together. Also, it allows the bumper and hitch/gas tank skid to sandwich the frame and lets me do my bumper project separately. BTW tommorows my 21st birthday, what better way to celebrate it than keep building???

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post #99 of 251 Old 03-06-2012, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Was also thinking , any reason I would want to have the swingarm open any more than is necessary? I was thinking of making a drop pin to hold it open (think jd3 bender)

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post #100 of 251 Old 03-06-2012, 04:57 PM
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I'm thinking of ditching my trailer hitch and building one into the bumper, what do you guys think?
Im happy with mine
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post #101 of 251 Old 03-06-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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I really think I'm nixing the hitch on bumper idea, I think it would be cool if I mated the hitch to the gas tank skid instead.

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post #102 of 251 Old 03-06-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well the hitch is roached, and after further inspection I'm really not gaining anything by attaching the hitch to the gas tank skid plate besides more weight.





This was the idea.





I'm still going to beef up the gas tank skid though. Dial caliper shows its slightly thicker than 1/8th, not sure what that gauge would be.



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post #103 of 251 Old 03-07-2012, 06:43 PM
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10 gauge (0.1345) is thicker than 1/8th.
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post #104 of 251 Old 03-08-2012, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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10 gauge (0.1345) is thicker than 1/8th.
Thats probably right then, Definitely a well made unit that just needs a little improvement.


Bought one of those harbor freight hitches


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post #105 of 251 Old 03-08-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Turned out nice!




Bumper is looking REALLY good now.



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