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ARTEC JK UNDER ARMOR - 4 door Bellypan KitsPoison Spyder DeFender Inner Fender KitsCess Recovery Gear Snatch Tow Strap OffRoad @ ROCKRIDGE4WD

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Unread 02-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #46
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wow that came out pretty sweet... Awesome job!

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Unread 02-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #47
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I like this, before and after:





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Unread 02-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #48
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wow that came out pretty sweet... Awesome job!
Thanks! Im really happy with it... and drunk!
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Unread 02-05-2011, 09:21 PM   #49
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Great job, enjoy

thanks for posting your build
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Unread 02-05-2011, 09:47 PM   #50
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That turned out VERY nice.
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Unread 02-06-2011, 02:38 PM   #51
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You really do need the fenders, otherwise you'll be throwing rocks and crap in all directions, not just at the people behind you. If you are running without a top, you could conceivably put a rock into the back of your head, or a passenger's. That, and if you ever take it wheeling in a state with fender laws, I doubt that the po-po will be impressed by your out of state license plate.

Actually, even with fenders it's possible for your Jeep to bounce a rock off the front of your trailer, and back at the Jeep. That cost my insurance company the lift glass for my hard top a few years ago. Sounded like an explosion, for a few seconds I thought somebody was shooting at us. Every once in a while I still find a small piece of glass back there. After that happened I built a plywood shield for the back window that I can attach to the roof rack when pulling a trailer with the Jeep.
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Unread 02-06-2011, 05:17 PM   #52
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Here is drawing of some fender that would work great for an offroad trailer. By design the keep you from hooking a tire on a tree or something else and still protect you from flying objects.

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Unread 02-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #53
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Yeah I think you guys might be right about the fenders. Ive got a set of square fenders but dont really how they look. I think Im going to try to find a set of round fenders. Anyway, got the tailgate finished and some random pics:








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Unread 02-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #54
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Look great John!
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Unread 02-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #55
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Look great John!
Thanks!

Im really happy with it so far. There were some flaws in it that I couldnt really fix since I didnt figure them out till it was all together. Basically, since '91, its got beat up a bit. The frame isnt perfectly square. Its pretty evident in the way the tailgate closes. I know Im my own worst critic but I really wish I would have noticed that earlier. Dont get me wrong, it closes and it closes TIGHT! There are just a few inconsistencies. But, all-in-all I think I turned out great. Ive still got a little tinkering to do but Im proud of it!
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Unread 02-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #56
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What tongue box are you using? I like that it is not treadplate.
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Unread 02-06-2011, 09:00 PM   #57
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What tongue box are you using? I like that it is not treadplate.
I found it at harbor freight. $125. A little pricey but I liked it.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #58
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I found it at harbor freight. $125. A little pricey but I liked it.
I like the tongue box look as well and the fasteners you used for the wood. Very attractive.

Now let's see some action shots ;-0

You always have a spare bed in CO if you make it this way.

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Unread 02-07-2011, 08:40 AM   #59
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P.S. Aren't quickfists awesome?!
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Unread 02-07-2011, 08:54 AM   #60
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Thanks Dave, I appreciate the offer and yeah, those quick fists rock! Depending on whats going on with the house, we may have a camping/wheeling trip coming up in late March. If so, itll go on its maiden voyage then.
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